Life can be like a river. It can run smoothly, or be raging. When you're on a river, you may feel like no one can help rescue you when the currents are rapid. There is hope, and that hope comes in the form of a counselor based in Saint Charles. 

Saint Charles has a motto, which is “Pride of the Fox.” The Fox is the Fox River, which runs around town. You can learn to enjoy the rivers of your own life and be the best person possible. However, it's important to speak with a counselor first if you want to benefit. You can be a better person. 

This is Dr. Brad Burklow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LCPC, LPHA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome. I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 30 years of continuous experience as a mental health therapist, program manager, clinical supervisor, trainer, and clinical director in various settings, including primary care and a community mental health agency. After being with Better Help for about 5 years, I have found that this process works best when it is client driven, and my general therapeutic philosophy is that honest self exploration is the engine of good therapy. I may give direction at times and even advice if it is solicited, but usua...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I became a social worker because I enjoy helping people. A great passion of mine is to bring healing to people who have been through a stressful or traumatic experience and to assist them in identifying positive perceptions of self and form healthy relationships that propel them to live fulfilling lives. I have over 14 years of clinical experience and over 9 years of experience providing direct confidential, trauma-informed, individual, family and couples psychotherapy utilizing cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and psychodynamic treatment approaches. I have ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A., M.F.A.,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a professional clinical counselor licensed in Illinois, Michigan, and Kentucky with 11 years of professional experience. Currently I'm not taking new clients.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

The Journey Hello, my name is Renee Rogers, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified Counselor (BCC) in the State of Illinois. I have over 15 years of professional experience working in the helping field. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University in Child Development and my Master's Degree from Chicago State University in Counseling Psychology. My journey in the helping profession has given me the opportunity to work with a very diverse population. From t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! I am Dr. Kathleen Tresness and I am a licensed psychologist who works with clients in the Illinois area. I have over 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I strive to treat clients from a holistic approach, by not only focusing on their specific mental health symptoms, but also focusing on their environment, relationships, goals, personality, spirituality, and physical health. I believe clients should be active in their treatment process, so I continue to reevaluate treatment on an ongoing basis with the client to make sure they are getting their...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello There! I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, I have worked in crisis intervention for the past 4 years which includes working hospital settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of crises including, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, OCD, PTSD, post-partum depression, and life challenges. My counseling style is open, and interactive, I believe that not everyone falls under one certain labels and I treat everyone with respect, and compassion. Of course I will tailor our treatment plan and discussions to meet your uniquely sp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Therapy is a confidential space for you to organize your thoughts and feelings. If you are experiencing problems and symptoms that are affecting your Mental, Emotional, and/or Behavioral Health, it can be a valuable source of support. In session we can address the depressive, stressful, and/or anxious sensations that are interfering in your day to day activities. I will work on supporting your stability, helping you identify areas of growth, and working collaboratively on a plan to improve the quality of your life. Let's work together to help you cope and feel bet...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 12

Life is hard, But I can help. My name if Jennifer Forbes and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families in times of crisis. Crisis can come in many forms: financial, relational, familial, social, academic, identity, career, etc. My work focuses on understanding what is not working, developing a customized plan to address it, and implementing strategies to overcome it. My counseling style is pretty laid back and direct. I have been described as a good listener, supportive, collaborative, an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, And thank you for deciding to read my profile. I have been in the counseling field since 2012. I have worked in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. I specialize in dual diagnosis disorders, and have experience with mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, sexual concerns, domestic violence, and grief and loss, just to name a few. My approach is very different from others, because I view clients from my own perspective but also identify what approach works best for them! I work with people so that they can learn about themselves, and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am an individual, family and marriage counselor licensed in Illinois with 13 years experience working as a psychological counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief, domestic violence, divorce, co-parenting and trauma based issues. My counseling style is empathic and interactive. I believe that therapy can sometimes work when it involves the family dynamics and history of childhood. My clients are usually motivated to make the necessary c...

This is Kimberly Brooks's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois and California with over 15 years of experience counseling and life coaching. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, anger issues, career challenges, grief, and many other challenging issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced diverse types of traumas. My therapy style is warm and compassionate, but direct and honest. Interactive and empathetic. I will give you an opportunity to be transparent while providing safety a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome to Better Help! My name is Rachel Duhamell and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years experience. I work with individual, families and couples. I have learned that every journey is unique. Within the therapeutic relationship, we will work to develop goals to support your individual needs and move towards change. Through self-reflection, therapy can develop your capacity to be more self-aware, challenge negative thoughts and build towards a more safe and healthy life I have been trained in dialectal behavior therapy(DBT) and I am a C...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Seth Erickson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive education and training to go along with 7 years of experience helping individuals overcome depression, anxiety and traumatic experiences. I am experienced in using multiple treatment approaches including CBT, person-centered therapy, and crisis intervention. I believe that all people have a great capacity for change and given the right opportunity, can heal and grow. My sessions allow for you to be present in the moment and not feel rushed as you work on the goals that you have s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Illinois and Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Illinois with 24 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 in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 Alexandria Poe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, 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 trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Rebecca and I am a licensed therapist with over ten years of clinical experience. My primary area of focus are adults with acute stress, depression or anxiety who are seeking support through challenging seasons of life. Additionally, I have completed work with those experiencing struggles surrounding body image, self-esteem and improving self-acceptance. I do not affiliate with any established religion and I support all humans in their existence of love, gender, and identity. I would be honored to work with you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois with 3 years of counseling 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 your issues. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Saint Charles, Illinois (Saint Charles, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed therapist in Illinois with 7 years of clinical experience. I received my Master's Degree from Bradley University in 2016. My degree is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since obtaining my degree I have worked in a variety of settings, from inpatient psychiatric care to private practice. Overall, I have been privileged to work with families for over 12 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My style is open and ...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Saint Charles?

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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles or elsewhere in Kane 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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles, 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 Saint Charles, 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 60174 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 Saint Charles:

60174, 60175

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.