Farming is all about sowing seeds, caring for them while they grow, and reaping the rewards when harvest time comes. Your mental health operates in much the same way. Sow the seeds early in life, cultivate them, watch them grow, and reap the rewards. Springfield is in the heart of farming land. It knows about growing things.

The Springfield area also knows about mental health. It has many qualified mental health professionals here to help when it feels like your personal growth has been stunted, or you’re just failing to thrive. Whatever your needs are, please reach out to an area therapist to get started.

This is Thomas Mattison's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW ,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Greeting and Salutations, I came to clinical social work later in my adult life journey. For the first three decades as a working professional I was a licensed mason and a senior partner in a small, but successful, independent family contracting firm. I spent my days working in the public and private sector of business smashing and repairing brickwork, dealing with contracts, customers, and architects. My change of career path occurred on a clear summer day while I was 10 stories up on scaffold overlooking Lake Michigan. While working with a team tasked with the ...

This is Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCMHC,CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, MAC, a board certified clinical mental health counselor and addiction counselor with 16 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina, Illinois, and Alaska. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. I have worked in an adult inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient behavioral c...

This is Sheri  OBrien's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, 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 Gina Dickison's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MBA, MS, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

It takes courage to ask for help and I am here to support you on your journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for over 20 years and certified in Addictions and Employee Assistance Program. I have worked in a variety of workplace settings, dealing with communication, conflict, work life balance and career coaching. I have experience in treating a variety of issues ranging from anxiety, depression, family and marital concerns to addictions and stress management. Throughout my career, I have cultivated skills in addressing trauma, EMDR( Eye Movement...

This is Elliott Lugo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW ,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello there! I'm Elliott, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. In addition, I am certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I've been providing mental health counseling services in a variety of settings for 13 years. My background is in working with teens and adults that struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, parenting difficulties, building healthy relationships, and finding purpose in life. If you’re open to meeting with me, I’d like to work with you on identifying barriers that might be keeping you from findi...

This is Dr. Kathleen Tresness's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, 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...

This is Marina Garavaglia's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues
Years of Experience: 14

I am a caring and compassionate therapist who works with a variety of treatment modalities including client-centered, psychodynamic, attachment-based, and CBT. I am non-judging and believe in establishing a trusting and collaborative relationship where we work together to help solve your issues. I have 14 years of experience working with a variety of individuals in various settings including runaway teens, HIV infected individuals and their children, elementary school children, individuals with severe mental illness, individuals in crisis, job coaching, and the...

This is Nestor Flores's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, 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...

This is Helen Woodrum's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and have provided outpatient individual therapy for 10 years. I spent the first half of my career providing therapy in community mental health centers; and the second half in an outpatient behavioral health clinic within a hospital. I developed an interest in the area of trauma treatment early on, and have focused much of my post-graduate learning on understanding the effects of complex trauma on individuals, and learning ways to help individuals reprocess their traumatic experiences. Some modalities I frequently use includ...

This is Dana Pauley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor licensed in Illinois with over 8 years of experience having worked as a therapist in private practice, emergency behavioral health, and community mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of presenting issues, including grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, behavioral modification, anger management, suicidal ideation, LGBTQ+, gender dysphoria, and self-esteem issues. I have certifications as a certified clinical trauma professional, certified first responder counselor, and am train...

This is Doriece Choy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 13

Hello, my name is Dori Choy and am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been in the social work field for 20 years, have been a therapist for the past 12 years. My approach is realistic, strengths based and confidence building. I believe that there is value in every life and that hope can be found in any situation. My preference is to work alongside my clients, allowing them to explore their own thoughts and feelings week to week. Feeling heard, supported and understood is the foundation needed to build healthy habits and work through difficult seasons in lif...

This is Sara Barrientos's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing in the Social Work field since 2007. My experience in the field of Social Work has given me the opportunity to work with children and families, at-risk homeless youth, adolescent/adult behavioral health, and senior citizens. For the past 10 years, I have been working in an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed for senior citizens struggling with depression and anxiety, however I also have experience working with individuals facing marital/relationship issues, parenting issues, and loss...

This is Khalisha Wesley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,LPHA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Khalisha D. Wesley and I am a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Born and raised in the windy city, Chicago, Illinois. My experience dates back to 2011, where I worked with adults suffering from chronic and severe mental Illinois for an outpatient Behavioral Health facility. Since then, I have worked with a host of populations. As a LCSW, I am able to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent mental illness, emotional and other behavioral disturbances. I specialize in patients across the lifespan (0-99) experiencing trauma, anxiety, panic, depres...

This is Shayna Rayman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Florida and Illinois with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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 Jennifer Piester's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in Illinois with 22 years of professional work experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, education, and corrections. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self harm and suicidal ideations, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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...

This is Kristin Weeks's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
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, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 Monica McCabe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
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, coping with addictions, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

This is Brenda Post's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have been a clinician for 25 years and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois as well as the State of Tennessee. I have both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois Social Work, Urbana, IL. I provide counseling and assessment for adults and have extensive experience working with elderly and Veteran individuals with diverse and complicated issues. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe in treating ev...

This is Leah Pavela-Mullins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,C-ET
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in helping people find solutions to their problems. Over the years, I have been told by clients that they really feel that I am listening to them and trying to understand what is going on in their lives and how they feel. Clients have also told me that they do not feel any sense of judgment, but rather that I accept them for who they are and where they are in their life’s journey. My style is empathetic and solution focused. I will spend time asking you questions in order to get to know...

This is Anese Adams Collier's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 10

Hi, I am Anese, and I am proud of you for considering therapy–this is a huge step. During our journey together, I can and will provide support for your goals and needs, whether it is a desire for healing, wanting to learn more about yourself, or identifying personal strengths and challenges in order to grow. My style is warm, empathetic, open, and optimistic. You will work toward goals for peace and wholeness through self-exploration. I would like to help you develop the tools necessary to build resilience, feel empowered to solve problems, and make decisions that...

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Springfield? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Springfield 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 Springfield' 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 Springfield, or elsewhere in the Sangamon 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield, 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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, Springfield 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 Springfield, 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 Springfield therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 115715 people in the city of Springfield, 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 62796 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 Springfield 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 Springfield, Illinois can serve:

62701, 62702, 62703, 62704, 62705, 62706, 62707, 62708, 62711, 62712, 62715, 62716, 62719, 62722, 62723, 62726, 62736, 62739, 62756, 62757, 62761, 62762, 62763, 62764, 62765, 62766, 62767, 62769, 62776, 62777, 62781, 62786, 62791, 62794, 62796

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 Springfield' 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 "Springfield'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 Springfield, 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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