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Gary Reeves

Offering therapy in IL
License: MA, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I seek to empower my clients to engage the world through their unique strengths. I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with emotional well being, life transitions, and relationships. In working together, I utilize a person-centered, integrative and collaborative approach to therapy, with the understanding that each person is distinctive and individual. I have experience with many issues ranging from mild to severe. I have worked in private practice, community mental health, and residential settings. My goal is to meet clients where they are and to create a comfortable, safe space for growth, exploration and self-healing. My education includes a Bachelor’s from DePaul University, a Masters from Loyola University Graduate School of Business in Human Resource Management, and a Masters from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Counseling Psychology. I hold a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) licensure in the State of Illinois and have over 10 years of clinical experience. I am very compassionate, kind and open to working with any one that has interest in helping themselves.

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Stephen Edwards

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with experience in the social services field for over 10 years. My passion is working with people to help them grow, reach their potential, set healthy boundaries with others, and know their worth. I enjoy working with men and women. I believe that there are times in life when a little extra help and support can be tremendous, and a therapeutic relationship can truly make a difference in a person’s life during those times. In regard to scheduling, I tend to schedule my meetings with people directly as I have limited availability. Please reach out and schedule directly.

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Jamila Watson

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

My name is Jamila Watson and I've been working as a Social Worker for 9 years. I have experience working with diverse populations, including youth, pregnant and postpartum women, individuals experiencing homelessness, caregivers of children with disabilities, and most recently, supporting individuals with mental health issues in a community-based setting. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and I have additional training in grief and loss, motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. However, my approach with each individual is as unique as the client themself. I believe that therapy is not a prescriptive, formulaic treatment, but a dynamic, collaborative partnership. I have a deep desire to see our world transformed into a place of love, healing, and acceptance. I believe that this vision can only be realized when individual people are able to foster these things within themselves. This is where my passion for serving other people originates from. I have a compassionate and non-judgemental approach in working with clients to achieve the goals that they have for themselves. I love to journey with people as they navigate the challenges of life and achieve personal healing and wellness.

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Erica Tonn

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Self esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am a social worker and therapist from Illinois with just over 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and career challenges. With my work as a medical social worker, I have also helped those cope with health crises, caregiver stress, burnout, and adjustment disorder. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, rational-emotive therapy, and client-centered. I am here for you to be your sounding board through life's challenges. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Cameron Bailes

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois who has worked in a variety of settings in the last eight years. These settings include working with clients who are living with serious mental health issues, dementia, bariatric issues, and medical issues. I have worked with clients who have depression, anxiety, parenting problems, ADHD, relationship issues, and communication problems. I have also worked with individuals who are experiencing substance abuse issues, physical trauma, sexual trauma. One of my main clinical areas is working with males who have sexual trauma. I believe that it is the relationship between the therapist and the client that empowers the client to make changes. As a result, I believe strongly in being yourself in therapy (whatever that may mean to you). Therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, etc. are tools that drive conversations during the session; however, real change occurs when a client feels that they can be themselves and be open, honest, and willing to explore life to the fullest. This means that I put your goals and objectives first. Everyone needs help at times. I believe that with the right support and tools individuals can accomplish their goals. If you are willing to take the first step towards change, I am ready to help you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Alexandria Aasen

Offering therapy in IL
AddictionsRelationship issuesSleeping disordersSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois and Nevada with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, & motivation, self esteem, confidence, and so much more. People seeking help are some of the strongest people I know. Making a plan to work towards your goals and overcome challenges will help you get to your destination with fewer delays. Making changes is not easy but it is possible with effort and helpful interventions.

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Nancy Naughton

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
22 years of experience

Hi, my name is Nancy (Nance) Naughton. I am licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief & compassion fatigue any many other areas. I believe that you are the expert of your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming issues that are challenging you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Thank you, Nance : )

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Tammey Gilbert

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. 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 am here to support you in that process.

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Carlton Hemphill

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a background in behavioral and cognitive theories, my therapeutic approach is rooted in the notion that behaviors are learned through our environment, and that belief systems and interpretation of life events reinforce behavioral patterns. I work collaboratively with my clients to assist them in exploring their identities, establishing independence and self-advocacy, navigating complex relationships, clarifying career paths, and realizing personal aspirations. In our sessions, we will explore the antecedents (triggers or situations that precede the behavior), the behaviors themselves, and the consequences that follow. We will also identify and discuss your thoughts/belief systems, and their impact on daily functioning and distress. If anything about my profile resonates with you, I invite you to connect with me! Let’s explore the interplay among your thoughts and belief systems, behaviors, emotions, and other environmental/situational factors.

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Jodi Colbert

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 5 years of clinical social work experience. I have helped clients with mood issues, stress and anxiety, life adjustment, trauma and abuse, attachment, grief and loss, self-esteem problems, and relationship issues. My therapy style is warm and collaborative. I believe that you are the expert of your own story and your many strengths will assist you in overcoming and healing from things that stress, hurt, and challenge you. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect; regardless of what makes us different. My counseling approach incorporates client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, narrative, and solution-focused therapies. I tailor all counseling and treatment plans to meet your personal goals. I understand it takes courage to take the first step towards healing, growing, and mental health. I am here to support and guide you in that process. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Trout Valley

Finding the best therapist close by in Trout Valley can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Trout Valley. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Trout Valley, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Trout Valley or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Trout Valley area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Trout Valley, elsewhere in McHenry, or in the greater state of Illinois.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Trout Valley area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Trout Valley therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Trout Valley due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Trout Valley may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of Illinois you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Trout Valley, Illinois working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Trout Valley above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Trout Valley helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Trout Valley therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Trout Valley therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

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 you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, 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 Trout Valley 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in IL, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 60013 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Trout Valley counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. 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 learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Trout Valley licensed clinical social worker 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 mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Trout Valley, Illinois can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Trout Valley has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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