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 Aldo Hernandez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, 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...

This is Antonio Ellzey, Sr.'s avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,NCC,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Therapeutic Orientation I am Antonio C. Ellzey, Sr., MS, LCPC, NCC received both undergraduate (B. A. / Liberal Arts) and graduate (M. S. / Counseling) degrees at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, Ph. D. / Counseling Education & Supervision (Student), Adler University, Chicago, IL (2018-Present). I am retired military (Army Reserves) after 20 years. I am married, and I have 4 children, two of whom are adult age. Antonio is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In the Fall of 2018 Ant...

This is Veronica Walker-Douglas'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, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana/Illinois with 25 years of experience providing therapy services to clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBT, self-image and physical/mental/emotional well-being. My counseling style is warm, reflective and interactive. I believe in the client’s right to self-determination with the innate ability to navigate their own live in a meaningful manner. I see you as the “expert” and my role as a supportive “coach”. My approach combines cognitive-beha...

This is Sheri  OBrien'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

People come to therapy looking for unconditional positive regard. People want understanding and support. A person wants to know they are not alone and that can turn to someone who can help them walk through the various struggles of life whether it’s a job loss, marital issue, struggle with a teenager or being a single parent. To have this type of therapist, will give them the support they need to face life’s challenges and help them gain a better understanding of their behaviors and feelings. People also want honest feedback so they can progress towards their goal...

This is Christine Spuhler'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: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the field for over 30 years. Through the years, I have gained extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families on issues including marital counseling, divorce and co-parenting, immigrant and minority issues, trauma, brain injury, PTSD, abuse, infertility, chronic medical illness, attachment, grief and loss, adoption, ADHD, anxiety, depression and special needs children. I am EMDR trained and have been certified in trauma therapy as well as EAGALA equine therapy. My ...

This is Leatrice D Allen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experience providing clinical services to adults. My expertise includes Evaluation, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Adjustment Disorders. I am a positive and energetic mental health professional who strives to help you improve the quality of your life. I will work in collaboration with you to determine the presenting problems and expectations for therapy. As I want therapy to be a meaningful experience for you, I will solicit and welcome your feedback. Therapy can be difficult to start for various r...

This is Lydia Schatzel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I believe in maintaining a strong and positive rapport because through that trust, we can really get work done. I treat everyone with respect and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and mindfulness with a solution focused approach that is client centered. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. As a therapist, it is my job to provide the tools and coping skills to navigate this thing called life. I will work diligently to be that empathetic and su...

This is Julie Setnan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,LSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995. She is known for being a good listener, having an optimistic outlook, and for her compassion and kindness to others. Along with earning the credentials necessary to be a therapist, Julie also draws on a lifetime of invaluable experience and wisdom that she brings to her work with clients. As a committed life-long learner herself, Julie understands the courage it takes to step into this introspective work. She applauds your br...

This is Diana Yates'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, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Diana Yates. I graduated with my masters degree is Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago. I am a seasoned and compassionate therapist with over 15 years of clinical expertise. I'm holistic, looking at all aspects of your life. I draw on a wide range of approaches to focus my sessions based on individual clients. First and foremost, I believe that building a therapeutic relationship based on trust, non-judgement and empathy is key. My approaches include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Solution Focused therapy. It takes courag...

This is Karlie Pearson'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, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 4

Hello my name is Karlie and I have been a Licensed Clincial Social Worker for 4 years and been working in the field of social work since 2012. English is my primary language. I have a Master’s of SW from Aurora University. Over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of clients ranging in age, gender, race and mental health diagnosis Specialties of mine, include trauma-focused therapy, CBT, and mindfulness. I also use a holistic approach, evidence based practices and treat others with respect and dignity during the therapeutic process.

This is Michelle Locke'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, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Michelle Locke. I am an LCSW with over 20 years of experience ranging from work in the fields of child welfare, corrections, mental health, domestic violence, medical social work and hospice care. I am a practicing Christian who enjoys the use of scripture along with CBT, Strength's Based Therapy and Trauma Informed Care when helping people work through areas of pain in their life.

This is Merna Zora's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

It is my highest priority to make sure each person feels welcomed and safe in an un-biased environment. My passion involves helping each individual reach their moment of empowerment through the therapeutic journey. If you have been struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, loss, navigating through major life changes, familial or interpersonal relationships etc., this is the perfect opportunity to gain back control of your life! I am a Licensed Clinician in the state of Illinois and Michigan. I have my Bachelors and Masters in Social Work and have been a...

This is David Walker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Illinois with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

This is Brett Hall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Florida and Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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.

This is Rachel Salazar's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am currently licensed in Illinois with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, coping with life changes & depression. I also have experience working with diverse populations and specialized in the military and veteran communities while in school. My clinical style can best be described as eclectic as I pull from several different modalities while working with clients. I also believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tai...

This is Maria Daly's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, 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...

This is Marcellus Rose's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Illinois and California with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & 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!

This is Roseanne King's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Illinois with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Madison Brawley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Missouri, Utah, and Idaho with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with 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. I specialize in EMDR, women’s issues, and LGBTQ+ populations. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started...

This is Raegan Caras's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Rockford, Illinois (Rockford, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Illinois with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, depression, coping with grief and loss, and dealing with everyday life stressors. 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.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Rockford? (How we 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, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Rockford' and find the one 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.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Rockford therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Rockford counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


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 in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
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 work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Rockford has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Rockford, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


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). While helping to develop 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 who you see everyday.

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 61114 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Rockford therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

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 the counselors near or around Rockford, Illinois can serve:

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

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Rockford' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Rockford's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Rockford, Illinois?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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