In a town known for the struggles of blue-collar work, a counselor in Waukegan can help you overcome the travails of life, allowing you to live the life that you want to live.

It was originally known for the small forts that were created here, and soon, it began to become more developed. It’s a place that’s close enough to Chicago that it’s got the city vibe to it, but also far enough away that you can enjoy the tranquil life. It’s the perfect location for one to find a counselor in the area, and help take your life back. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois (180.011802). I specialize in helping people who are LGBTQ+, people have experienced trauma in their lives, and working with individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. I hold certifications in providing couples counseling and trauma counseling. I have two degrees (BS/MA) from Christian colleges, and I can specifically work with Christian couples and clergy. I am a mother of 2 children who keep me busy. I have prior life experiences with being a military spouse wh...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me! Finding a good fit in a counselor, to share your ups and downs with, is an essential component of feeling positive about your counseling experience. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with over 25 years of experience. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. I have extensive experience working with clients, experiencing a wide range of concerns, including depressio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSED,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I have worked as a therapist for over 35 years in community mental health, in substance abuse prevention programs, in a Christian counseling center, and counseled foster children, as well as worked in a women's prison. I volunteered as a Stress Debriefer for emergency personal, including police, fire, EMT's, and Emergency room nurses. I believe in the holistic nature of wellness, and encourage physical, mental and spiritual health to maximize mental health. I also believe strongly that untreated stress/PTSD can create an array of mental and physical problems, i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

First let me say how happy I am that you are seeking counseling support. That takes a lot of courage and shows that you want more for yourself and your life! I've been in the social work field for 25 years working non-profit, in the schools and for the last 13 years in private clinical practice. I also serve as a Health and Wellness Coach for clients all over the United States as my own battle with an auto-immune condition led me to find a more natural path. My overall mission is to bring freedom through health – body, soul and spirit – because when we feel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,PsyD,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome and Hello, I am Dr. Phyl (Phyllis Watson, MS, PsyD). I am a psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in Illinois and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, Arizona, and Ohio. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors. I have been a subject matter expert featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and local cable news. I offer psychotherapy and professional supervision services. Working with diverse populations, m...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSFT, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Deborah Beard. I am trained in Marriage & Family Therapy and have served as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for over 25 years. I graduated in 1996 with a Masters degree in Science: Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. My previous work experience as a Human Resource Manager and a Professor of Education bring relatable life skill experiences into each of my sessions. I have served as a counselor in both public and private mental health agencies, primarily for those seeking help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, tr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with experience working as a professional therapist in the state of Iowa for the last eleven years, counseling clients with concerns regarding mood, anxiety, anger based, and personality disorder symptoms. I have worked as a therapist in a community mental health center for the last thirteen years and as a therapist to residents in nursing home settings four the last six years. In my thirteen years of experience, I have counseled people of all ages, stemming from the age of three, to my oldest client, aged ninety-three. I work...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a professional counselor independently licensed in Illinois after moving back and practicing in Arizona for nearly a decade. I have over 15 years of experience in a wide range of services and populations both in Arizona and Illinois. I have both experience in crisis intervention and outpatient therapy. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, abandonment, abuse, bullying, parenting problems, grief, addiction and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

If you’re feeling stuck, unmotivated, frustrated, hopeless, lost or ready for a life pivot; you’ve come to the right place. I can help you find a way to live in accordance to your values and goals, by helping manage your emotions more effectively. Sessions will provide insight into how your own thought processes work and identification of where some of your thought processes begin, and how to challenge them for growth. From practicing in the student counseling center at Moody Bible Institute, hospital inpatient psychiatric unit, private practice, and a drug & a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, 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 - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I graduated with a masters degree in social work in 2011. However, my education in human psychology began much earlier. Growing up, I lived a rather transient life; being moved around the country, and never staying in one place for very long. I was exposed to children of all kinds and had a natural curiosity about people. This curiosity allowed me to easily make friends with people from various walks of life. Working as a counselor is a natural fit for me. Prior to my college education, I serve...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,Nutrition Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am passionate about helping individuals, families and couples strategically use the skills they already embody to move them closer towards their goals. With training in cognitive, solution and nutrition based counseling, I work with individuals, families and couples to ensure they take an active role in creating positive changes in their lives, emphasizing, and building confidence in their own abilities. It is my mission to partner with individuals, families and couples, in a supportive relationship, providing guidance as they navigate self-guided action st...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,LPHA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BSW, MS, MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a therapist licensed to practice in Florida, Illinois, and Iowa. I have 15 + years of experience in issues from depression, anxiety, gender identity, same-sex relationships, alternative relationships, trauma and abuse, and family issues. My therapeutic style is warm and is taken from Humanistic /Client Centered Theory, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy; Trauma Focused Therapy; Mindfulness Theory, and Reality Therapy. I have 57+ hours post-masters in Gender Studies and believe all peoples should live their lives fully and understand how to make their uniq...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,EdD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 34

Hello, I am a clinical social worker, licensed in Illinois and Missouri and I have been practicing for over 30 years. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Parenting Skills, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, as well as Self-Esteem issues, Confidence building, Dealing with Migraines and Mindfulness training. My therapy style is warm and supportive and I consider myself compassionate, and non-judgmental. I will tailor my counseling approach to meet your individual needs. I en...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, 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 - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 18

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 18 years of hands-on experience. My clients come to me for help with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I offer a unique perspective having worked in the school setting with individual students on a variety of topics that address personal and social/emotional issues along with executive functioning skills that directly drive increased success in the academic setting. In addition to counseling, I work with my clients to expand their horizons through career plannin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Illinois with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am here to explore what is getting in the way of living your fullest life. Whether it is general everyday stress, struggles in relationship or uncertainty of your life path, I am here to help guide you through self discovery. Taking the fi...

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

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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan or elsewhere in Lake 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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 60085 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 Waukegan:

60048, 60079, 60085, 60087

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.