Having poor mental health can feel like being trapped in a forest late at night. Everyone feels like they’re out to get you. It feels as though you’ll never find the way out. There is no light anywhere you go. A counselor based in Rockford can help you. 

Rockford is known as the Forest City. Forests can be beautiful and be a great place to spend your time in, but when you can’t figure your way around the forest, it can be a challenge. Luckily, a counselor can help. Speak to a counselor based in Rockford today. 

This is Sarah Hire's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of community mental health in Chicago for the past 8 years. I received my B.S.W from Northeastern Illinois University in 2008 and went on to complete my Masters in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 with a concentration in Community Health and Urban Development. Some of my areas of focus are dual diagnosis treatment, general anxiety disorders and depression as well as trauma and PTSD. In addition I have a great deal knowledge in regards to LGBTQ issues across th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Danielle! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have been a counselor/ therapist for 6 years. In this time, hundreds of people have honored me with their stories and trusted me to help them improve their lives. In our work together, we will collaborate so that you can learn to be more kind to yourself, feel more connected to loved ones, and strengthen your capacity to weather difficult times. I use client- centered and solution- focused techniques to help you empower yourself to identify and achieve your goals. In other words, you are the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! my name is Marie-Pierre. I’m a native of France. I am bilingual but I have lived my entire adult life in the US. I have also raised a family here and have adult children. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Women’s Studies, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois since 2003. Before starting Private Practice, I worked for many years in programs for Chronically Mentally Ill, Chemically Dependent or Dually Diagnosed individuals. These were adults a...

This is Dawn Schierl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am a clinically licensed professional counselor licensed in Illinois. I have over 15 years of direct experience providing therapy. I have over 30 years of working in the social service field which has given me the opportunity to work with a wide range of populations and concerns. Concerns I have counseled include depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and a wide range of relationship issues that impact a person's mental health and well-being. My counseling style and approach is person centered. Each person is an individual with their individual concerns and...

This is Nichole Molnar's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS.,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

I have extensive experience helping those with depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I have a lot of expertise in helping my clients with stress management, self-esteem issues, communication skills, peer conflict, women's issues and men's issues. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship and I approach each client individually to determine their course of treatment. I use Cognitive-behavioral therapy/behavioral modification. Both...

This is Marco Nozicka's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of Experience: 33

Hello and congratulations on making this important investment in yourself and your future. As the saying goes " the longest journey begins with a single step." Thank you for considering me to support you in your journey. I am a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified Professional Coach, and a certified Hypnotherapist through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT). I have over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist in a variety of cultures including the Caribbean Regio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Peggy Garrett LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, my name is Peggy Garrett and I have over 20 years of clinical experience . I attended the University of Indiana and graduated with my Masters in 2000. Soon after, I started my career and worked toward my clinical license. Since that time, I have counseled many individuals. I have a wide knowledge base that allows me to work with men, women, couples and teens. I do not make assumptions or judgment about individuals or their choices. I provide a warm therapeutic and safe space for you to work on your concerns and voice your thoughts. I utilize a combination...

This is Rochelle McGhee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Rochelle McGhee and I applaud you for reaching out to take care of yourself. Here is a bit of information about me and my therapy style. My master’s degree is in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) for Illinois and have over 10 years of experience providing counseling services. In 2018, I obtained certification (CADC) to assist people working to address alcohol and substance abuse issues. I incorporate a variety of modalities into the therapeutic process, based on your needs; however, my overall a...

This is Ellen Scherr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Life always throws us curveballs. You can do everything to set yourself up to thrive, but life happens. The key to making it through life’s obstacles isn’t by fighting or avoiding them. It’s about learning to build resilience. By resilient, I mean having the right coping tools/skills to help yourself on the days you are struggling.   I have a Master’s in Counseling with over 15 years’ experience working with adolescents, young adults, and women experiencing depression, anxiety, childhood emotional abuse, substance abuse, grief, loss and family dynamic issues. I ...

This is Heather Michael's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I obtained my Master's degree and I am currently pursuing my doctorate at Aurora University. I works with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents dealing with a variety of problem areas including Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, and coping skills. my clients describe my personal style as kind, caring, insightful, thought-provoking, and as utilizing a sense of humor. I have a passion for working with people, and helping them cope with, adjust to, and ove...

This is Jamila Watson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Jamila Watson and I've been working as a Social Worker for 9 years. I have experience working with diverse populations, including youth, pregnant and postpartum women, individuals experiencing homelessness, caregivers of children with disabilities, and most recently, supporting individuals with mental health issues in a community-based setting. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and I have additional training in grief and loss, motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. However, my appro...

This is Heather Gunderson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

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...

This is Morgan Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,PEL
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the state of Illinois. I have worked with a variety of populations since 2015, when I first started as an advocate for domestic violence survivors. Most recently, I have worked with children and adults dealing with a variety of life changing situations such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD, just to name a few. I've worked in a community-based non-profit setting, a school setting, and a private practice setting. My most utilized approaches with clients are client-centered and solution-focused the...

This is Stephanie Rumbaugh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Art therapy certification
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 14

My name is Stephanie Rumbaugh and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I have 14 years of experience working with children, teens and their families in schools and private therapy. I am certified in Art Therapy and recently returned to school for special education. I have significant experience working with clients who have concerns with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, life changes, and parenting issues. Working through those challenges presents great opportunity for personal growth! The therapy I provide is based in client center...

This is Skip Dettman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW ,CAADC ,CHt
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, I am a LCSW currently licensed in Illinois and Florida, I am also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois and am a certified hypnotherapist. Additionally I have a degree in behavioral forensics. I have worked in the field for going on 15 years assisting individuals with many concerns ranging from depression, anxiety, personality disorders, as well as all types of addiction disorders. My therapy style is to meet the client where they are and work alongside them to address their concerns. I am not the expert of any clients, instead ...

This is Dr. Theresa Moore's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D,LCPC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Greetings. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. With over 11 years of experience in social services, academia, and community engagement, I have intentionally maintained focus on community wellness. As a mental health and wellness professional I strive to ensure the awareness and personal power that benefits growth and development. I am thankful to support others in their journey of inner-standing and clarity. My professional beliefs are that there are no coincidences yet our intera...

This is Dr. Shea Dunham's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D,LCPC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Shea M. Dunham, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor at a university in the North Carolina area. Previously (from 2008- 2018), she was an Associate Professor in the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, where she won Faculty of The Year in 2010 in the Division of Psychology and Counseling and was nominated for the highest university award “University Faculty Excellence Award” several times. Shea has been a counselor educator for over 14yrs and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and American C...

This is Elizabeth Newman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

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 often lose perspective about situations and how we deal with them. This can be a result of 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. My counseling focus is on children, adolescents, and adults. My philosophy is client-c...

This is Kristen Woods's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in healthcare, education, and community mental health. My most recent work centered on providing individualized therapy and attachment-focused parenting skills to foster parents. I begin each session with curiosity and compassion. My methodology draws from cognitive behavioral therapies paired with mindfulness. A trauma-informed perspective informs the work I do with all of my clients. When appropriate, I am playful in my work, as I believe that laughter is healing even in the most difficult moments we face...

This is Jennifer Lang's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Illinois with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & executive and professional coaching. 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. My goal as a therapist is to walk with you as you navigate your emotions, learn coping skills and heal. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Rockford? (Here Is How Our Rockford Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Rockford area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Rockford therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Rockford, or elsewhere in the Winnebago county or state of Illinois.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Rockford, IL ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Illinois will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Rockford 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 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Rockford offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Rockford therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 147651 people in the city of Rockford, IL finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 61101 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Rockford, couples counseling in Rockford, family conflict therapy in Rockford, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Rockford, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that therapists in or around Rockford, Illinois can serve:

61101, 61102, 61103, 61104, 61105, 61106, 61107, 61108, 61109, 61110, 61114, 61125, 61126