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 Kristen Kasperek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hi, my name is Kristen Kasperek and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. I have 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in individual and group settings. I worked as a Psycho Social Rehabilitation Therapist for quite some time where I became certified in OCD as well as PTSD. I have vast experience working with those who suffer from chronic mental illness including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, depression, and anxiety. I also have a wealth of experienc...

This is Lauren Piekarz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! My name is Lauren, and I want to congratulate you for taking the first huge step of making your well-being a priority. As we work together, you will find this journey to be collaborative and shaped to best fit you as an individual. I work diligently to provide a safe, judgement-free zone, where I welcome feedback and questions. Many people use the label “Expert” or “Professional” when referring to a Therapist. I believe YOU are the expert of YOUR life- as no one can know your story better than you. I am simply your guide and team member as we illumina...

This is Dawn Schierl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, 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 Dr. Athena Porter'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, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

Welcome! I am a person, who like many other human beings, has skills and talents. As a qualified mental health care provider with a doctorate in Clinical/Community Psychology, I have been using my talents to help people afflicted with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychological disorders. While I appreciate the wide-range benefits of an eclectic approach, I prefer and tend to apply cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and sociocultural models in counseling and therapy sessions. I view life as a j...

This is Tim (Timothy) McNichol'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

“Where you are, is where we will start” is a saying that has always resonated with me. I welcome you into the practice. I focus on a collaborative approach that hopefully will allow you to see the strengths that you already possess from your life experiences. Life can be hard. Having time to sit down, share stories, listen and work together to help with your present concerns is my hope for you. I incorporate many different styles into my work and together we will find the one that works best for you. If this is something that speaks to you, please feel free to...

This is Dr. Nancy Michuda's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,M.S.,B.A.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 30

I received my MS & PhD from the University of Miami, in Florida, with a major in Developmental/Pediatric Psychology, and am a Licensed Psychologist in the States of Florida since 1993 and the Illinois since1997. I specialize in addressing the needs and concerns of children, adolescents/young adults, and their famiies. My approach is eclectic and draws from several evidenced-based psycho-therapeutic approaches while integrating the mind-body connection of mindfulness throughout the exploration of your concerns and needs, and in providing you and/or your child...

This is Heather Michael's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, 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 Laura Sollenberger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,NCC,FT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 28

Hello. My name is Laura Sollenberger and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Fellow in Thanatology (FT), which is the specialty counseling focus on dying and bereavement. I graduated from Bradley University with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have clinical experience in private practice, not-for-profit and hospital and hospice settings. While I hold specialty credentials in the area of grief and loss, I have 28 years of experience helping ...

This is Elzona Riedelsperger'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, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a social worker by trade (LCSW) and have 10 years of work experience in the field. I worked in hospice and transitioned into therapy over the last few years. I have worked with a variety of issues including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, motivation, symptoms of ADHD, parenting challenges, anticipatory grief, and bereavement. I like to get to know you as a person so I can have a thorough understanding of you and any problems you are trying to figure out. I will make an authentic, genuine connection with you. We will be a tea...

This is Jenny Marder'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: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I obtained my Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credential in 2016. I have 24 years of experience in social work. My experience includes working with adults, children, teen parents, and teens who face challenges in their lives to reach their fullest potential. My belief is therapy is a safe space to explore and work toward positive outcomes, assisting clients to achieve their therapeutic goals and alleviate stress. I have worked with clients regarding domestic violence, co-dependence, anxiety issues, and parenting topics. In the past I have advocated o...

This is Amy Cavazos's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,ATR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

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

This is Rachael Young'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, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 12+ years of clinical experience. I am a native Illinoian, currently residing in Texas. I received my Bachelor's of Social Work degree from Western Illinois University and my Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MI/MET), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have an extensive background working adults in several areas to include military/combat trauma,...

This is Lisa Bicket'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Sometimes life doesn't go the way that we would like it to. Sometimes we don't feel our best. Sometimes we realize that our past is affecting us more than our present. Sometimes we don't know what is going on, but we are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We all have different experiences and that is what makes us unique and what makes counseling so exciting to me. I recognize you are the expert of your life, it is not my job to tell you how to live or what to do, but it is my desire that all clients end treatment with a few tools in their toolbox to bet...

This is Liza Devaney'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, Addictions, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience, providing therapy to individuals, couples and groups. My expertise includes a wide variety of clinical issues including, depression, bipolar, anxiety, panic, grief and loss, low self esteem, anger management, divorce and substance abuse. My therapeutic approach is a non-judgmental blending of eastern and western philosophies, thereby helping patients to develop acceptance and cope with their challenges. I have expertise in using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which has been exten...

This is Sarah Olson'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, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have been for 12 years. I have worked with clients with a varied range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, adoption, career challenges, grief, trauma, and ADHD. I believe in treating people with respect and dignity. My therapy style is warm and interactive. My style combines cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing to help you reach your treatment goals. Reaching out for help is a wonderful step to improvi...

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 Dr. Theresa Moore's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, 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 - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, 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 Queena Howard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Queena Howard is a Board Certified, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA who specializes in helping her clients overcome depression, anxiety, stress, anger, loss and substance use in a matter of months rather than years. She has been practicing for more than 20 years. Her therapeutic style incorporates: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness, so that clients can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives while honoring past losses and struggles. Today Queena offers individual services and couples counseling. She ha...

This is Mallory Weber'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, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I worked in an inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation center during graduate school. It helped me realize that clinical counseling is where my heart is. I used to be a school counselor at an elementary and junior high school. As well as at a K-12 school. I realized that I could make more of an impact in the private practice sector. I also have experience as a therapist in problem solving courts specifically drug court, veterans court and mental health courts. I learned an invaluable amount of knowledge from these experiences. For the last 5 years, I have been i...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Springfield? (Here Is How Our Springfield Therapists 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, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Springfield 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 Springfield, or elsewhere in the Sangamon 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 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.

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 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 62715 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 Springfield, couples counseling in Springfield, family conflict therapy in Springfield, 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 Springfield, 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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If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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Other zip codes that therapists in 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