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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S., CAGS, LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New Hampshire and I have been practicing therapy for 7 years. I have extensive knowledge in providing gender-responsive treatment to women and their families. I have worked in community and residential settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance use problems, anger management, and ADHD. I’ve also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana and Kentucky. I have worked in the helping profession for over 25 years, and I have an MSW and a PhD in social work. You are probably exploring this site because you are concerned or worried about something or know someone who is. Every one needs help at some point in their life. You are to be commended for taking this step! I often work with adults returning to college who lack confidence and feel overwhelmed. I also work with college students who have learning disabilities and are making the transition from...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LCAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I'm John Horsley and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor both in the state of Indiana. I graduated from Indiana University with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I have worked extensively with individuals and families who have dealt with substance use disorders and complications from substance use disorders. I've also focused on working with individuals who have experienced trauma and secondary trauma. I've practiced in a variety of settings and seeing a variety of clients with various struggles. I believe that ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSC,LMHC,CRC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Shandi Gerkin. I am a licensed mental health counselor, LMHC, and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC. I graduated from Thomas University with a Master's of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and received my Bachelor's of Psychology from St. Mary of the Woods College. I am a wife and a mother and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am trained in several treatment modalities, including EMDR, hypnosis, CBT, and mindfulness. I enjoy helping others reach their potential and feel I was born to help othe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): MC,MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, My name is Robin Allen and I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Indiana. I have 2 Masters Degrees (Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Human Services) I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with children and adults. My therapy style is interactive and my approach to therapy is client focused, respectful, and non-judgmental. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills, Trauma Informed, Solution Focused Therapy, and I believe that education is an important part of the ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a counselor licensed in the state of Indiana with over 7 years experience in community mental health. I am experienced with both in-office and telemedicine (remote therapy with phone and video). I've encountered a wide range of people and pretty much worked with it all! My expertise is in depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also work with life transitions, relationship concerns, self-harm, identity difficulties, crises, grief, and self-esteem. I'm open to pretty much everything, as I've worked with the severely mentally ill, such as those out of the hospital ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 15

I have worked in a variety of settings and with a diverse group of people throughout my career. I look forward to meeting you and creating a plan that meets your specific needs. Most importantly, I look forward to working with you! I love the therapeutic process and working with others to reach their goals. I hope that I can be a part of your process. I recognize that it takes courage to take the first step, I am excited that you are open to this journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working in Indiana for over fifteen years. I work with ado...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 9 years of counseling experience working in schools, non profits, private practice and hospitals. I have been formally trained in a variety of therapy methods in order to meet each person's individual needs. I have a passion and dedication to working with individuals with concerns including family and parenting issues, attachment issues, trauma, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I also have experience working with individuals in crisis needing short term, solu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia. Life can be a rollercoaster and I am here to help you manage the dips and anxious turns so you can enjoy the ride more. I work with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and I am an LGBTQ+ ally. My work with children through play activities is a passion of mine. I have worked with teens for 18 years, first as a high school counselor and now as a licensed therapist. I enjoy working with adults as they navigate their lives. I like t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 29

Hello my name is Kristin Rinehart. I am excited to offer counseling through BetterHelp because it gives access to counseling in different ways that traditional counseling does not. Reaching out for help for your health and wellness is so important and can be difficult to do for the first time. Good job for considering putting time into your self. Just a little about me: I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Otterbein College and Master of Social Work degree from The University of Pittsburgh. I have been a licensed independent social worker for 2...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW ,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

With 20 years in a helping profession, 12 of which performing clinical/therapeutic services I have had opportunities to work with many unique populations and many amazing clients, all with different strengths and challenges. Some of my strongest work has been with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar and psychotic disorders. My experience as a Vocational Counselor gave me specialized skills to work with those dealing with employment issues and I am passionate about helping others as they struggle with the stress of work, family and other responsibili...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Indiana with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, 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 - River Forest, IN
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, ADHD
Years of Experience: 40

I have 40 years of treatment of Substance Abuse, Mental health, and Employee Assistance Programs. I consider myself a generalist and see a wide range of people problems and organizational efforts. I specialize in EAP as a way of being able to identify problems possibly identifying earlier intervention. I see Perfectionism as a big problem, along with Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, Relationship issues, Sports improvement, and the list goes on. I am able to get to know my clients and provide insightful assistance. Sometimes the process of counseling is fairly ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, Deciding to enter therapy requires self-awareness and courage. Congratulations on taking this step! About me: I am licensed in Indiana with 5 years of professional work experience as a therapist, and an additional 3 years working in mental health. I enjoy working with clients struggling with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My therapeutic style can best be described as "laid back...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - River Forest, IN
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients to develop strategies to deal stress and anxiety; explore/process trauma; & manage the symptoms of their depression. I have also worked with individuals who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am ...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In River Forest?

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 River Forest 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 type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in River Forest and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your psychotherapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of River Forest or elsewhere in Madison or the state of Indiana.

Mental health professionals working through their own 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 River Forest 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 With A River Forest Therapist? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in River Forest due to a higher cost of living.

Some counselors in the state of Indiana 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 River Forest and elsewhere throughout the state of Indiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor 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 River Forest 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 with a counselor. 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 counselors above and consider which might work for you.

River Forest 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 therapy. In River Forest, therapy can be easily to use 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 psychotherapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist 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 with a licensed counselor 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 River Forest 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 River Forest, IN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 46011 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available 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 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 Around River Forest Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in River Forest:

46011

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist Taking River Forest Sessions 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 psychotherapist. 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 psychologist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending therapy 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 counseling. 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 with a counselor.

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 with their counselor. 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 psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling 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 when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding 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 as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.