Life can be as calm and quiet as a sunny summer day. It can also be torrential, like a tornado ripping through all you hold dear. Washington, Illinois knows a little about tornadoes, having endured a devastating one in 2013. They also know about recovery.

If you're struggling with internal tornadoes of life, rest assured many Washington-area qualified mental health professionals are here to help. With dedication and effort, they will help you get to a point where your life more often feels like a sunny day rather than a dark and stormy knight. Please don't hesitate to contact a therapist today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD, LCP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Chelsea and I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in the states of Illinois and Michigan. I completed my doctoral training in clinical psychology and have a Doctor of Psychology degree. I have worked with a variety of clients in my nine years of clinical work. My approach to therapy is a combination of Family-Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Client-Centered. This means that I like to understand how your environment (family, work, neighborhood, city, country, society) affect you and your ability to solve problems. I sometimes find it helpful to examin...

This is Allison Novak's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Allison Novak, MS, LPC Therapist & Counselor Allison is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She obtained a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Clinical Counseling from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois. As a therapist, Allison’s goal is to consistently hold a safe space for her clients to explore their inner selves. She is there to guide, observe, suggest, and provide education so that each client can find their individual path to success and balance. She believes that true healing can only come through an i...

This is Traci Wilt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of social work experience. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. My life's work has been focused on assisting young people to find their voice, advocate for themselves, work on coping skills when they are struggling with anxiety, depression or difficult life situations as well as assist with ADHD and focusing. I am client centered and use an eclectic approach to therapy, depending on the needs of my clients.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello my name is Pat Granada I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience. I am licensed in Illinois. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Truman State University and a Master’s Degree from The University of Illinois School of Social Work. I have worked in many disciplines and populations of Social Work working with children, the physically disabled, the chronically and severe mentally ill, and people with medically induced life changes such as dialysis, and people in hospice. When working with my clients, I provide a warm, supportive ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,NCC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Brandon Silverman. I was born and raised in the Chicago, Illinois suburbs, and since 2006 have worked and lived with my wife in the city of Chicago. I am the proud father of a 22 year old daughter who is currently in her senior year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I am a Licensed Clinical and Professional Counselor; and I also work as a counselor at an inner city alternative high school. I have been seeing clients for over 5 years and specialize in young adult/teen counseling. As a result, I have experience working with peop...

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

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Sofia Dickey, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois with over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. Additionally, I am a Certified Addictions Counselor in the state of Illinois. I have worked in residential and outpatient treatment centers for youth with behavioral concerns and adults with various mental health issues. I have also helped a wide variety of individuals from different backgrounds to better manage issues with depression, anxiety, addictions, and trauma. My counseling style is that of accept...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome! I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 20 years of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in an array of settings. I earned a Masters in Sociology (study of social causes and consequences of human behavior) in 2005 and a Masters in Social Work (helping individuals meet their needs and enhance overall well-being) in 2012. Some of my experience includes working with trauma issues, depression & anxiety, PTSD, grief, attachment, relationship difficulties, Covid-19 issues, crisis control, adjustments/transitions, stress management. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Erika and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois with 20 years of clinical work experience. I graduated from Loyola in Chicago with a Masters Degree in Social Work. I am passionate about helping individuals find their inner strength and aiding them to implement those strengths to gain better control of their life and/or situation they are struggling with. Most of my experience ranges from situational anxiety, clinical depression, and similar diagnoses to acute psychosis and severe PTSD. I am willing to work with anyone who i...

This is Kolleen Blume's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am an individual, family and marriage counselor licensed in Illinois with 12 years experience working as a psychological counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief, domestic violence, divorce, co-parenting and trauma based issues. My counseling style is empathic and interactive. I believe that therapy can sometimes work when it involves the family dynamics and history of childhood. My clients are usually motivated to make the necessary...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,MDiv
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I consider myself an optimist and seek to find the best in the people I meet. I have an out-going nature. I love people and I love life and seek to help others find the same joy, even in bleak circumstances. When asked to help, I pitch in. I dislike saying “no” and would rather say “yes” to tasks and assignments. I think of myself as a “can do person” and am always looking for how good things can be made to happen. Finally, I would like to note that I can be comfortable in most environments, working with most age groups and mental health conditions. I began ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): NCC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Nicholas Marchand and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and a National Certified Counselor trained in EMDR. I received my master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. I have several years of professional experience working with individuals at all levels of care; struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, family dynamics, and other life stressors. The value I contribute to the therapeutic relationship is experience, counseling skills, and an established theoretical approach to help with...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, Thank you for taking the first step in better living. Our mental health is very important. My name is Tamela, I would love to be your therapist. I look forward to working with you. Just a little about me to help break the ice, I am a mom of 3 boys, one is grown and moved out the other 2 are 12 and 13. I am married to my second husband now for 14 years. We live in the country and raise registered pygmy goats. I have worked in mental health for 17 years. We all want to live our best life. I know trauma on a personal level and treating trauma has become my...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 3

I have been a social worker for 15 years. I joined this profession because I have been in need of mental services in the past. I truly want to help people feel better. My gratest area of expertise is Anxiety, grief and depression. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. My work centers on psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,C-SSWS,BCD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 24

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. We all need help, support, and the opportunity to vent at different times in our lives, and it takes courage to begin this process. You took the first step by reviewing this profile. I look forward to working with you! I believe establishing a positive therapeutic relationship/having a good connection with the person I’m working with helps facilitate effective counseling and positive outcomes. You are the expert of your own life, and I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. My counselin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello! I am licensed in the state of IL (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and have practiced as an individual and couples therapist for 25 years. My experience brings a breadth and depth of knowledge to the table with years of working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-worth issues, addictions among other matters that may cause disturbance in one's life. Whether you are looking for safe space to support processing feelings or directive type of guidance I have the skill set to meet you where you are. Allow me to share with y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Therapy can be an invaluable tool towards regaining a sense of control and peace over your life. Therapy should allow you to begin to focus your energy inward, into healing yourself. This process will allow you feel empowered to work toward your future goals. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Chicago. I obtained my Masters degree from Columbia University in the City of New York and most recently have been working inpatient as a hospital Social Worker. My counseling style is pretty laid back but informative. I have been described as supportive, car...

This is Michelle Dothager's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

You will find that I love pairing creativity with intuition and a good pragmatic approach. I have over 15 years of experience in the field of behavioral health and addictions treatment. My experience with children, adolescents and adults has taught me that as humans, we share many common threads and themes. Yet, each person and family has their own distinct story. As such, I endeavor to respect those differences, acknowledge individuality and hold space based on your unique needs and expectations. By simply reading this bio and considering therapy you are mov...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Illinois and Maryland with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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 - Washington, Illinois (Washington, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Missouri & Illinois with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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 Washington? (How we can help)

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

With more than 16851 people in the city of Washington, 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 61571 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 Washington 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 Washington, Illinois can serve:

61571

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 Washington' 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 "Washington'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 Washington, 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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