Hello! Thank you for looking at my profile and considering me for counseling services. A bit about me, I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Illinois since 2010. Prior to that I was licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) beginning in 2007. Along with counseling, I have been working as an Adjunct Professor for Bradley University (Peoria, IL), in their counseling program, teaching courses on substance abuse, grief and loss and human growth and development. I currently work in the field of Probation (since 2018) and keep my counseling skills sharp by teaching and consulting. I feel I have great skill in counseling and want to be able to continue to help people through the medium of counseling. So, that is why I am here, to continue to help those who are looking for an unbiased, non judgmental person to listen.
I am a very opened minded person who is willing to help anyone in any position they are in. This is not to say I know how to manage every issue that may cross my path but I am willing to help others and listen. I have spent much of my counseling career helping people with depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, relationships and many other issues people face every day. I have also spent extra time learning, understanding and helping people with OCD. While it may be difficult to help clients with OCD on this type of platform, as exposure therapy is a key component, I am hopeful to continue to help those experiencing issues related to OCD.
No matter where you are in life, who you are, what you believe, I am here to help you. Counseling is a difficult journey but a fruitful one for most that embark. I am a laid back counselor, with a good sense of humor (I am a firm believer that humor is therapeutic) and willing to meet you were you are emotionally and mentally. Counseling is not about me telling you how to live your life or the changes you have to make. My hope is for my clients to make the changes they would like to see happen and my role is to help them get there, not do everything for them to feel like they are there.
You have taken the important first step of seeking help for whatever issue you are experiencing. Even if you do not choose me to help, I encourage you to keep looking and be willing to start the counseling journey. If you do choose me to start your counseling journey, I will do what is needed to help you feel heard and make changes to help you both short and long term.
I look forward to working with you. :-)
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.007429
Grateful to have this therapist.
Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with William "Bill" for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
Bill has helped me through a very difficult time in my life. He makes me feel understood and as if we can figure out solutions together.
Written on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy with William "Bill" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Bill is very supportive and is helping me to find my true self and gain my confidence. I have dealt with childhood trauma and Bill has helped me to cope with my emotions and depression. I also have severe anxiety and Bill has helped me to learn techniques to cope with how I feel and relax. I still have a long way to go but I'm happy with the way things are going and I'm confident that things are going in the right direction
Written on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with William "Bill" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Bill is very understanding and supportive! It has been so refreshing for me to talk to someone who understands me and is there for me. Thank you Bill!
Written on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with William "Bill" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes