This is Aldo Hernandez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 27

Hello! I am Aldo P. Hernandez LCSW, a bilingual Spanish speaking therapist with 26 years of social work experience. I understand the range of emotions clients deal with when it comes to individual issues, parenting, and relationship issues. You will find me to be an active listener, a creative and critical thinker to address any issue in Interpersonal communication. I am interested in understanding your perspective, so you can feel heard and understood. I look forward to working with you to address the issues that you may be facing in your life. As a therapi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, parenting stressors, relationship issues and ADHD. I also have experience working with substance abuse issues and trauma. I have previously worked for the Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Services as a Psychologist in highly structured settings. Currently, I work with clients in all age ranges in an outpatient setting. My therapy approach is warm and inviting. I hope to cr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Dr. Ashley Anne and I help clients turn stress into a superpower. Learn more from my website: https://www.drashleyanne.com Stress happens when something in your life creates change. Whether it’s good stress, bad stress, little stress, big stress - stress is happening to you all the time, because your life is changing all the time - moment to moment, minute to minute, day to day… you get the picture. You want stress, because living a stressful life is a sign you are not dead yet… which is a very good thing. The problem is, we humans don’t know how t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I believe in a goal-oriented approach to therapy by helping clients build on their strengths and values distinct to them. I encourage clients to see themselves as unique, creative, and responsible individuals; capable of striving for self-improvement and self-fulfillment. As a therapist, I see a variety of people, focusing on adults with depression and anxiety and the struggles that come along with those feelings. I am passionate about helping everyone find happiness, direction and fulfillment. I see clients with a holistic approach, emphasizing a trusting, respec...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D., CADC, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, I am pleased to introduce myself to you. My name is Dr. Pamela Vernon Stewart. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Health Psychology. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in the State of Illinois. I am well experienced in individual therapy with adults 18 years and older. I earned my degrees (B.S., M.A. and Psy.D.) at Loyola University and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Some of my experience includes hospital practice, residential facilities and outpat...

This is Michelle Barraco Hatchett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC, CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Master's level psychotherapist, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). In my 12 years of experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults challenged with a variety of mental health and life concerns including but not limited to depression, mood disorders, anxiety, substance use, addiction, trauma, grief and relationship conflicts. Utilizing a cognitive behavioral therapy approach as well as other modalities that fit your treatment needs, I will work with you to develop a greater ...

This is Sarah Peters's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MAAT,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

Create an opportunity to care for yourself. You can think of it like getting a gym membership or working with a personal trainer. By dedicating time for personal development in an emotionally supportive environment, we can work together to make changes in your life. Maybe you have a specific goal in mind to work towards or would like to learn new coping skills for life's challenges. No matter what brought you to BetterHelp today, my role and my goal is to assist you in making positive changes in your life. I'm here to listen and ready to help. My name is Sarah, a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Sharon Lin. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of clinical experience in community and private practice settings, having worked with a diverse clientele including adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy. I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, school/academic problems, infidelity, stages of life, stress management and relationship/marital difficulties. I have lived in four different countries and am bilingual in English and Mandarin. I am...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,ATR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. I draw upon relational-cultural, attachment, and family systems theory in my clinical work. I specialize in treating traumatic stress in children, adolescents, and young adults and provide support to their caregivers and family systems. I served as a Child & Family Therapist within the Trauma Treatment Program at Children’s Research Triangle (CRT) in Chicago, IL from 2012-2018, taught graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 28

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps people who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change. My approach with my clients is thoughtfully direct and relational. I have been in practice for 26 years and have experience helping with anxiety, depression, divorce, self esteem, relational issues, developmental transitional issue...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I was trained as a Community Counselor and as such, I am prepared to work with the issues and concerns that occur with individuals and families in the community, and everyone lives in a community. As you can imagine, there are not many individual situations I have not encountered. In the beginning of my career, I worked with children behaving violently or inappropriately in school environments primarily. I realized that the child experiencing mental health difficulties is a member of a family experiencing mental health difficulties as a system. I believe that ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW ,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in the state of Illinois with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, stress & relationship issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois, with over 15 years of therapy experience and a lifetime of wisdom to draw from, which is invaluable! I accept Live video, phone and chat sessions. I can offer clients a holistic psychotherapeutic approach using person-centered, solution-focused therapy. I work with adult women, men, and couples; LGBTQ welcome. Recovery & Addictions; Depression and Anxiety issues, self-identity and self-respect lifestyles, relationships, and interpersonal situations (vocational, career). Witnessing the e...

This is Suzanne Baer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC ,CADC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

Hi I'm Suzi a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois with 22 years experience working as a therapist, mentor and life coach. I have background working in a variety of settings including inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, sexual abuse counseling and community mental health. I have worked with people with wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief and loss, relationship issues, career challenges and life changes. I have also counseled individuals and families with addictions, trauma and abuse. My counse...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): ATR-BC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist. I have over 10 years of experience providing specialized treatment to children, adolescents and adults. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings including: hospitals, therapeutic day schools, assisted living facilities, residential treatment centers and private practice. I strive to promote healing and change through the use of empowering and creative techniques that include mindfulness, art therapy and practical cognitive based tools. I view the therapeutic proce...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 35

I am licensed in Illinois with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Grief
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Illinois with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, coping with grief and loss as well as other areas. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I take a kind and interactive approach with my clients, meeting them where they are in their lives. I believe that only you can be the expert of your own life. My style is generally a combined undertaking of cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment thera...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. With more than 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients experiencing depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, unresolved grief, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with those that self harm and struggle with self defeating behavior as well as adults and children with intellectual disabilities and their families. My therapy style is person centered and strengths based. I believe in meeting the client "where...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Illinois with a collective 25 years of professional work in addition to 8 years of developing, supporting, and providing therapeutic relationships, support, and progressive experiences. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. Working with you, accompanying you on your journey and supporting your wants, needs and desires for your life can be a powerful experience. Identifying the initial steps by making any shifts are exciting possibilities. I look f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Riverwoods, Illinois (Riverwoods, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Illinois with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 proud of you for getting started!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Riverwoods?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Riverwoods area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Riverwoods and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Riverwoods or elsewhere in Lake or the state of Illinois.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Riverwoods therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Riverwoods due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Riverwoods and elsewhere throughout the state of Illinois you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Riverwoods to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Riverwoods, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Riverwoods, IL, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 60015 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Riverwoods:

60015

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.