Small, tight-knit communities are great for many people since they have a sense of camaraderie. But, sometimes you need a bit of personal help. Luckily, a counselor in Wheeling is ready to assist you.

Wheeling is close to Prospect Heights, and are both served by the same chamber of commerce. It’s got the Indian Trails Public Library and is a beautiful temperature climate. It’s a small, quaint city, and with the help of a counselor, it can be a great place for you to live and grow as a person. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a clinically licensed counselor in the state of Illinois. I have vast experience working with people who have depression, anxiety, trauma and anger concerns. I also have experience treating people with bipolar, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. I believe our mental health is as important as our physical health and I take a holistic approach. I am excited to get to know you and to find out how I can help. I think through a lens of cognitive behavioral therapy and believe strongly in creating strong relationships with my clients based on trust and ac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome to Better Help. I hope together we can work to improve your life! My name is Caryn Kelley. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of experience in different settings. I have a Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University and have been certified as a LCSW since 1988. In my practice I have seen clients struggling with self-esteem issues, family conflict, depression, anxiety, bipolar, addiction and multiple medical issues. My approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Client Centered, Empathetic Listening, Motivation...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Kathy and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with over 20 years of experience. I am licensed in the state of Illinois and I work with adults, children and families. I have worked with individuals and families with a wide range of concerns including depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, relationship issues and parenting barriers. I am trained in trauma informed care and in child parent psychotherapy. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I know how important it is to listen and to understand what your needs are. I believe in ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and welcome! My name is Tzu-Ping, and the pronunciation sounds close to Su-Ping. I am from Taiwan and am licensed in Illinois for the past 12 years. Here are some stories about me, and hope to share about yours! Since childhood, I have always been curious about different parts of the world and people’s lives in various cultures. I started to live in the United States in 2008 and have experienced many moves and life transitions since then. I began to have first-hand experiences and more understanding about what it means to have interruptions to the comforta...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am an experienced clinician with years of practice. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I have had extensive experience both in and out of hospital settings and enjoy working with people to problem solve and affirm their experiences. I often give homework assignments which can be done during sessions.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,NCC,FT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 28

Hello. My name is Laura Sollenberger and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Fellow in Thanatology (FT), which is the specialty counseling focus on dying and bereavement. I graduated from Bradley University with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have clinical experience in private practice, not-for-profit and hospital and hospice settings. While I hold specialty credentials in the area of grief and loss, I have 28 years of experience helping ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 25

Hello! My name is Steve Konopka and I am a school social worker licensed in Illinois with over 20 years of experience working with school aged children, adolescents and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship, parenting, substance, LGBTQIA+, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. As a school social worker I have worked with many children, adolescents and adults as they adjust and cope with the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,PEL School Counseling
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and earned my Master's in Education, Clinical Counseling in 2012 from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. My career as a therapist began in the school system working with youth, educators and parents to understand how mental health needs impact one's ability to live, laugh, love and learn. Since, I have transitioned to working in a Community Mental Health setting serving people of all ages to address barriers that impact their overall ability to connect with others and achieve their...

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

My name is Angela and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have 20 years of experience working with survivors, caregivers and family members following brain injuries and other neurological disorders and diagnosis. I have assisted individuals with processing and moving towards accepting the many changes that follow a major injury or illness often include psychical, cognitive, emotional and relationship changes. My counseling style is genuineness, unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding. I approach counseling...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, 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 - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, My name is Peter W. Best, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (California License No. 26576), (Illinois License No. 149.023300) , Certified Anger Management Facilitator and United States Navy Veteran. I assist clients to cope with and overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. I utilize a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which intentionally changes one’s thoughts and actions, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Treatment (SFT), Client-Centered Therapy (CCT), with a strength-based therapeutic approach. These methods p...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Illinois with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. It is truly a honor to be considered to serve you while navig...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

I am licensed in Florida with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC, NCC,MA LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a Masters Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling, with years experience in the field. It is my mission to help individuals, couples, adolescents, and families bridge the gap between real life challenges and mental wellness utilizing various integrative approaches. It is my belief that if you can heal the family, you can heal the individual. Additionally, I also offer couples, pre-marital, and divorce counseling for those in transition. I also offer Faith Based or Christian Counseling upon clie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I will structure our dialog to meet your unique and specific needs where you currently may be in healing journey. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to su...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Illinois with 18 years of professional work experience. I specialize in helping clients to cope with life changes as they navigate the big questions of life. My therapeutic approach is integrative, with a focus on existential-humanistic, solution-focused, and strengths-based therapy methods. I operate on the understanding that each person is unique, and that different approaches work best for different people. My counseling style is interactive and holistic. We will work on resolving your present challenges by looking at schemas or "life traps...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have been a clinician for 25 years and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois as well as the State of Tennessee. I have both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois Social Work, Urbana, IL. I provide counseling and assessment for adults and have extensive experience working with elderly and Veteran individuals with diverse and complicated issues. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe in treating ev...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in Illinois with more than 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & trauma and abuse. I am excited that you have taken that first step towards achieving your desired goals and ultimately living a happier life. I believe that every one of us has within ourselves the capacity to learn new skills and acquire a healthy mindset that allows for fulfillment in our lives. I can help you develop those skills and mindset. I believe that you are the exp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, 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 - Wheeling, Illinois (Wheeling, IL)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

Hi there. I know how challenging it can be to handle the stresses and difficulties life throws at you. I want you to know I am here to support you and walk this path alongside you. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois with 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I specialize in working with neurodiverse individuals, such as those with autism, ADHD, and behavioral challenges, as well as LGBTQAI+ individuals. I have also worked with clients with a wide range of other concerns including anxiety, family relationship difficulties, and parenting chall...

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

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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling or elsewhere in Cook 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling, 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 Wheeling, 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 60090 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 Wheeling:

60090

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.