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Rachel Rivera

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with a diverse background in a variety of clinical, educational, and community service settings. My professional experience has included working with diverse individuals to identify their unique core values and build lives of purpose, creativity, and meaning. I offer a warm, accepting approach which emphasizes thinking through options, coping with uncertainty, and finding balance. I engage my clients from a strengths-based perspective. I specialize in helping individuals who have experienced trauma, are facing difficult decisions, stress, family concerns, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I will work with you to identify your values and construct dynamic, practical ways to break old patterns, develop resilience, and solve problems. I have a holistic, integrative approach which views mental and emotional health grounded in a daily practice of self-care. I invite my clients to consider their lives and relationships as works-in-progress. It takes a great amount of courage to reach out for support. I expect you will have questions. The counseling process can offer you hope, renewed energy, and harmony in your life. Service provided through BetterHelp is not intended for crisis situations and urgent needs. In a crisis situation, call 911 or local emergency services, or visit the nearest emergency room. Information shared is confidential except in the following circumstances: If you present as a danger to yourself or others, mandated reporting of abuse of children or elders, or if you sign a release. I look forward to working with you!

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Patricia Breshears

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCPC,CAADC,CIP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
32 years of experience

Pat is so kind and understanding. I feel heard and also received really helpful advice. She is so caring. With many years of experience she is very on track with her therapy skills and recommendations for each client she sees. Her treatment approach is set on the foundation of building a therapeutic relationship by establishing trust and rapport. She is eclectic in the theories and uses some of the therapeutic approaches including theory's such as solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, ,and client centered approaches. She will focus on your strengths, abilities and skills to help you achieve your individualized goals.

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Petia Detchevska

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCPC,CADC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I understand that sometimes life can be a challenge! But with help and support, we can heal, change, and find inspiration to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am here to listen with a warm heart, to challenge negative thoughts, to motivate you to achieve your goals and to lead you to overall well-being. My name is Petia. I graduated from National Louis University in Chicago, IL 2017 with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience in behavioral mental health; working in different settings, populations and age groups. My preferred treatment approaches are client-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, and goal setting.

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Elizabeth Newman

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCPC,LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

I am an experience clinician who is dedicated to treating teens and adults deal with and overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma. My philosophy is client-centered, Mindfulness based, trauma informed, and goal oriented. I have training and experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness. My areas of focus include trauma, attachment issues, and difficulties with distress tolerance and emotional regulation. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC in Illinois), and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC in Washington State). I want perspective clients to know I genuinely care about the people I work with and have a passion for joining people on their journey to a new self. The fact that you are searching for a therapist shows you would like something to change. This is very brave. We can often lose perspective about situations and how we deal with them. We can also struggle with things we have buried from our past, or relationships that did not support us in the way we need. I will give you a safe and supportive place to look at your unwelcome patterns and find a way to make your journey more fulfilling. Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are what make you who you are. As we work together to understand these parts of you, we will find a way to alter those thoughts that no longer work for you and strengthen those that are helping you become who you wish to be.

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Oluwatoyin Olabisi Hines

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
17 years of experience

I journey with clients using a psychodynamic approach, person-centered care, mindfulness-based practices, coaching, and alternative and integrative models (including trauma-informed yoga). I support clients in identifying values, navigating life changes, exploring identity, resolving conflicts, determining boundaries, and healing anxiety and depression.

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June Price

Offering therapy in IL
Trauma and abuse
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience, working with a host of populations . I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse. Although I am not a certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapist, I draw from a myriad of therapeutic interventions that include Mindfulness practices, Narrative therapy, and other techniques in formulating a safe, and mutually respectful environment that fosters alternative ways of viewing interpersonal conflicts and resolution skill building. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process

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Judith (Jx) Heithmar

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois and Massachusettes with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Dr. Anese Adams Collier

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience

Hi, I am Anese, and I am proud of you for considering therapy–this is a huge step. During our journey together, I can and will provide support for your goals and needs, whether it is a desire for healing, wanting to learn more about yourself, or identifying personal strengths and challenges in order to grow. My style is warm, empathetic, open, and optimistic. You will work toward goals for peace and wholeness through self-exploration. I would like to help you develop the tools necessary to build resilience, feel empowered to solve problems, and make decisions that align with your values, abilities, and goals. Our shared space will be trusting, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and offer ample room for personal growth. I am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri with 10 years of mental health experience with adults, young adults, and adolescents. My focus and experience is in helping clients cope with stress, depression, and anxiety related to work, school and life issues, coping with grief and loss, as well as cultivating self esteem, confidence, and motivation. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am here to applaud you, and help you along this brave undertaking.

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Tade Akere

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Antanet Roberts

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with many years of professional work experience in Child Welfare, Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Community Engagement and more. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety and Depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Plattville

Finding the best therapist close by in Plattville can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Plattville. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Plattville, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Plattville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Plattville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Plattville, elsewhere in Kendall, or in the greater state of Illinois.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Plattville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Plattville therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Plattville due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Plattville may not take health insurance, some in the state of Illinois may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Illinois you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Plattville, Illinois working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Plattville above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Plattville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Plattville therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Plattville therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Plattville therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in IL, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 60560 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Plattville counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Plattville licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Plattville, Illinois can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Plattville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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