West Peoria, Illinois is a suburb of the larger center of Peoria and is situated between two golf courses. It is in a beautiful river valley mid-way between Chicago and St. Louis and is the oldest community in Illinois. It has over 10,000 acres of parks and recreation areas. The headquarters of a number of enterprises are situated there, including Caterpillar and Enercon. The area is the home of the U. of Illinois College of Medicine and Bradley University.

Help with mental health disorders, depression, anxiety and stress is just a phone call away. Contact a licensed mental health practitioner, a counselor or a therapist in the West Peoria area.

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

Taking the first step toward change can be scary, but we will work through it together! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 8 years experience. I hold an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University and additional credentials in Family Psychology and Stress Management. I regularly guide clients to develop coping mechanisms for their anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other struggles in life. My experience working with the foster care system assists me in supporting children, teens, and adults through many complex issues includ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

"Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent." This quote by Jean Kerr is the reason I do what I do. Hope is a powerful feeling that is unfortunately all too easy to lose sight of. Let's work together to restore hopefulness and make the life changes that best serve you. I strive to help clients learn to cope with difficulty and live productively. I believe that to lead a fulfilling life, people need to feel supported and know that stress and conflict can be managed. It is empowering to explore thoughts and understand the impact they ha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.,Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 30

Hello my name is Jim. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the counseling field for the past thirty years. I have been privileged to provide counseling and therapy services to individual, couples and families and use an approach that empathizes collaboration and measurable results. My counseling style creates a warm and accepting environment in which people learn to identify and express their feelings so that we can work together to deepen your understanding of feelings and the thoughts that typically accompany them. Once we lear...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Greetings! My name is Dr. Christina Rudawski. Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Alcohol and Addiction Counselor. I obtained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Midwestern University in Illinois. I completed my internship at Elgin Community Mental Health Center and my postdoctoral training at Larned State Hospital in Larned, KS. I completed an Accelerated Addiction program at College of DuPage and interned at Lutheran Social Services in Elgin, IL. Additionally, I am a licensed sex offender evaluator. I have a rich...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, 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 - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed clinical therapist in Illinois with 25 years of experience as a clinician. My experience includes helping clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stress management, anger management and increasing self-esteem. My approach to therapy focuses on improving your quality of life and helping you to achieve your goals. We would work together to develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to your treatment needs. My approach in establishing a therapeutic relationship is to be compassionate and non- judgmental. It is my sincere desire for y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with over 15 years of experience. I use a variety of therapy techniques to support young adults, adults, and families through various life challenges, with emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy. I have helped clients with various social, emotional, and behavioral needs related to anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders, parenting, and life transitions. I have a special interest in helping bereaved individuals navigate grief and loss. I have also worked as a school social worker for a number of years and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am therapist licensed in Illinois with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor, life coach, and consultant. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. 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,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC,CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

If you are reading this bio, you're looking for some support, help, healing, guidance or just someone who is very good at listening. I have been a professional clinical counselor for over 25 years. Prior to becoming a behavioral health professional, I excelled in business leadership in a variety of fields. I have lived in the southern states and mid-west states my entire life. My approach to helping others is positive, encouraging, solution focused, problem solving and crafted to meet the individual client need. The value and benefit of engaging in a trusting, c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, 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 - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed psychotherapist in Illinois with over seven years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I utilize a client centered approach to develop trust and rapport with clients along with an integrative approach that includes narrative therapy, CBT and mindfulness based on the presenting issues of the client. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, self-harm, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, key life transitions and challenging medical diagnoses. My bicultural background...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Life can present challenges in dynamic ways. Having appropriate and valuable supports and tools can help us navigate these hardships. I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honesty, trust, compassion and non judgement. Know that you do not have to do it alone. Deciding to engage professional support is a courageous stride in prioritizing your health and well being. As a social work professional, I provide compassionate, client centered therapy. I am passionate about helping others realize their fullest potential. “The greatest good y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Adam Campos, I have been providing therapeutic services, professionally, since 2012. I've worked in group homes, schools, and private therapeutic settings. I've worked with females, males, and gender nonconforming individuals with a variety of social and emotional needs. I'm extremely open-minded and enjoy to normalize things that may seem odd or a source of anxiety for the people I work with. I'm married, have a pet family, and have an uncanny knack for staying active. My availability is dependent on potential clients' needs/schedules, so disregard...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Illinois with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & 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. I tend to take a person-centered approach to sessions, and meet each person where they are. I want clients to know that I will listen, offer encouragement and help clients learn new skills. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome. My approach to therapy is to provide unconditional positive regard to the client and to their life's journey. Together, we will discuss your perceptions, cognition, emotions and behaviors. We will explore your goals for treatment. I work with a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy as well as Expressive Arts Therapy and Somatic Trauma Therapy.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Illinois with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients manage stress and anxiety, cope with addictions, process family conflicts, and work towards healing trauma and abuse histories. 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 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 - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Illinois with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & 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 - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am a Professional Counselor in Illinois and in Utah with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field. My approach is to work with you wherever you are in your life and help you develop and work toward your goals. Life throws us a lot of challenges and having a trustworthy professional to talk to in a safe space can be helpful. I can help you work on relationships, managing anxiety, reducing or quitting alcohol, improving sleep, healing from trauma and more. I can also support you in your fitness and nutrition goals. .

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Missouri, with 24 years of professional psychotherapy experience with adults, adolescents and children, in individual and group settings. I obtained my Masters in Social Work from Indiana University. I have expertise in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, cancer/life threatening illness, and other major life changes in relationships and work. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, inc...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Peoria, Illinois (West Peoria, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coaching
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Illinois with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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 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 West Peoria? (How we can help)

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

With more than 4608 people in the city of West Peoria, 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 61604 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 West Peoria 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 West Peoria, Illinois can serve:

61604

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 West Peoria' 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 "West Peoria'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 West Peoria, 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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