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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Hello and welcome - I appreciate your visit to my page! I see counseling as a collaboration between client and counselor - clients want to feel their best and function at full potential, and my role is to provide quality, customized care to help them do that. I am a big believer that even small changes can significantly impact internal well-being and external influence. I partner with clients to identify and build on strengths so they can face challenges, create solutions, and feel better. Licensed in Illinois and Connecticut for 20 years, I have worked as c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D ,MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Hello. My name is Cherise Johnson. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 12 years of experience in the social work field. I hold a doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. I also have Masters Degrees in Social Work and Educational Leadership. My experience includes work with a diverse populations of varying age, sex, race, and cultures. I have had the opportunity to work in a multitude of settings, including hospitals, schools, community based agencies, and intensive in-home support. I h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Este mensaje se repitirara en espanol. Hi there! My name is Christopher and I am an effective and down-to-earth therapist. I think the relationship is of the utmost importance and am eager to hear what is important to YOU and what YOU hope to accomplish. I’ve successfully treated Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder (which is just a fancy clinical way to say circumstances that are exceptionally difficult). I have lots of experience working with adolescents...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hi, my name is CherylAnn McGovern and I would like to introduce myself to you. I have a BA in Psychology, a Master’s in Social Work and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working with patients for over 10 years. My experience has been focused on working with adults through some of the toughest times in their lives. Over the last 10 years, I worked as a hospice social worker and later a Bereavement Counselor. I spent a few years with the Veterans Administration working with homeless Veterans, helping them to build a better life for themselves thr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,D.Min,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois with over 30 years of experience. Healing is a unique journey of transformation toward Wholeness, Peacefulness, and Happiness. I listen with full attention to show you compassion, empathy and care in a safe, confidential relationship. Your integrity will be respected. Whether you work on Depression, Grief, Relationships, LGBTQ+ issues or Faith/Spirituality/Religious concerns, we will journey toward healing of body, mind and spirit. Healing happens in connection,, so we can also focus on ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am an active and engaging therapist capable of creating strong therapeutic partnerships mingled with humor, thoughtfulness and genuine directness. I believe people can transcend their difficulties and become stronger and more confident in facing life's toughest choices. Working together, I can help you find a place of acceptance and self-love where you feel safe and can pursue whatever next level you choose. I appreciate how hard it is to reach out for help and encourage you to embrace the journey of taking care of you. On my end, I would be honored to be a part...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome and thank you for inquiring about my services. My name is Melora Hardwick , and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I consider myself to be a caring and compassionate therapist, that can assist you in coping with life’s challenges. I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and for the past 10 years , I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My passion is to assist you in taking a realistic look at your circumstances and  helping you to work towards a healthy and holistic re...

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

Hello, I am Rachel Brace, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I received my Masters of Arts from Governors State University with a focus on Marriage and Family in the year of 2012. In my studies and experience; I have worked with individuals who have experienced a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family problems, and career and life changes. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced significant life traumas that have led to chr...

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

I am an Army Veteran, licensed clinical professional counselor, and national certified counselor through the NBCC with over 6 years of direct individual/group practice licensed in Illinois and overall 10 years of experience working as a crisis, substance use, and mental health counselor in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and substance use. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is very welcomi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

So glad you’re here! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois with over five years of experience. I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, executive dysfunction, trauma, managing life transitions, and ADHD. I believe that the most important factor of a positive therapy experience is the client-therapist relationship and look forward to building a strong rapport. My approach is client-centered; clients are the experts in their lives and determine the focus in our work toget...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Reaching out for support can be tough. Life is busy and taking the time to focus on your mental health can seem like the last priority on your never-ending list. Relationships, work, struggling to manage emotions, daily stress, and unforeseen life events can add up. I’m so glad you are taking the time to take care of yourself, and I hope to help you along the way. My goal is to create a safe and validating environment where you can be open, vulnerable, and who you really are without any filter. I have worked with individuals and groups for over 10 years...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Illinois with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients in coping with addictions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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 - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Illinois and Utah with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions & parenting issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in Illinois with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Illinois with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & depression. 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 - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Illinois with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Illinois with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which allows clients to restructure their thinking and change their lives. My belief is that if people can change the way that they think and view things, then they can change their lives! My goal as your counselor is to empower you as well as increase your self-awareness. I offer a warm, genuine, and gentle approach which allows my clients to feel understood and respected. Additionally, I provide a safe place for clients to feel supported and willing to share their experiences in order to reach their optimal mental we...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Illinois with 15 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 that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Virgil, Illinois (Virgil, IL)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Virgil?

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 Virgil 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 Virgil 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 Virgil 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 Virgil 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 Virgil 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 Virgil 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 Virgil 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 Virgil, 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 Virgil, 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 60151 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 Virgil:

60151

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.