Photo of Melissa Gates, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Melissa Gates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021
I am devoted both to helping my clients with the distress and overwhelming challenges life can present, while inspiring them to find balance, empowerment and contentment as they reach for their goals and personal potential. My depth of experience has led me to a firm belief that individuals can achieve their own idea of happiness through a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is tailored to my clients’ needs and goals. My role is to create a safe, empowering, respectful environment. Your role is to take the first step that will lead you to discover your path to healing.
I am devoted both to helping my clients with the distress and overwhelming challenges life can present, while inspiring them to find balance, empowerment and contentment as they reach for their goals and personal potential. My depth of experience has led me to a firm belief that individuals can achieve their own idea of happiness through a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is tailored to my clients’ needs and goals. My role is to create a safe, empowering, respectful environment. Your role is to take the first step that will lead you to discover your path to healing.
(815) 288-1235 View (815) 288-1235
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Huma Pekcan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021
Our experiences and environment shape us greatly. They define how we perceive the world, impact our relationships, and contribute to developing our strengths. Sometimes we start to see patterns in our lives that are not in alignment with what we expect or what we want for ourselves. Feelings of despair may emerge. People may feel overwhelmed, anxious, experience loss of pleasure, or perhaps and overall loss of meaning. If you have disturbing memories still impacting you today, if you feel anxious in certain situations or overwhelmed attempting to cope with the difficulties in your life, I may be able to assist.
Our experiences and environment shape us greatly. They define how we perceive the world, impact our relationships, and contribute to developing our strengths. Sometimes we start to see patterns in our lives that are not in alignment with what we expect or what we want for ourselves. Feelings of despair may emerge. People may feel overwhelmed, anxious, experience loss of pleasure, or perhaps and overall loss of meaning. If you have disturbing memories still impacting you today, if you feel anxious in certain situations or overwhelmed attempting to cope with the difficulties in your life, I may be able to assist.
(424) 372-8987 View (424) 372-8987
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Kelsey Reuter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021
Are you wanting to be kinder towards yourself but don't know where to start? Do you feel stuck, anxious, out of control, or depressed? Are you feeling "stuck" in life, experiencing relational or communication issues, or navigating life transitions? Would you like to find relief from isolating circumstances or traumatic experiences? Negative self-talk, uncertainty, and stress can impact our ability to be our best selves. I aim to provide a safe therapeutic environment to allow you to truly heal. My intention is for you to find hope, freedom, and direction through therapy.
Are you wanting to be kinder towards yourself but don't know where to start? Do you feel stuck, anxious, out of control, or depressed? Are you feeling "stuck" in life, experiencing relational or communication issues, or navigating life transitions? Would you like to find relief from isolating circumstances or traumatic experiences? Negative self-talk, uncertainty, and stress can impact our ability to be our best selves. I aim to provide a safe therapeutic environment to allow you to truly heal. My intention is for you to find hope, freedom, and direction through therapy.
(815) 982-2935 View (815) 982-2935
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Jeanette Marie Trotter
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021
Are you going through difficult circumstances or overwhelmed by emotions that make you feel like you are out of control? Pain, chaos and brokenness are words used to describe desperation and the need for real help, now. Know that it is normal and healthy to receive help while you regain balance and make a fresh start. My passion is to help you discover meaning in and solutions for the challenges you are facing, by facilitating growth in all areas of your life. Thank you for your interest in learning more about the services Jeanette Trotter, LCPC, NCC provides.
Are you going through difficult circumstances or overwhelmed by emotions that make you feel like you are out of control? Pain, chaos and brokenness are words used to describe desperation and the need for real help, now. Know that it is normal and healthy to receive help while you regain balance and make a fresh start. My passion is to help you discover meaning in and solutions for the challenges you are facing, by facilitating growth in all areas of your life. Thank you for your interest in learning more about the services Jeanette Trotter, LCPC, NCC provides.
(815) 267-0153 View (815) 267-0153
Photo of Federico Parola, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Federico Parola
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021
I started my journey as a family therapist in 2017. I have been providing direct care in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults. My approach includes modalities that are attachment based, experiential, and trauma informed. I have experience working with clients battling with anxiety, family challenges, life transitions, and parenting.
I started my journey as a family therapist in 2017. I have been providing direct care in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults. My approach includes modalities that are attachment based, experiential, and trauma informed. I have experience working with clients battling with anxiety, family challenges, life transitions, and parenting.
(217) 805-8381 View (217) 805-8381
Photo of Yazmine Howard, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Yazmine Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021
My name is Yazmine Howard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Chicagoland area and currently have a decade of experience working with primarily African-American adolescents, adults, and families. My experiences include crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment, group & individual therapy, along with family therapy. I utilize an integrative approach in my sessions and prioritize the therapeutic relationship and rapport that is developed with each client to increase the outcomes of therapy.
My name is Yazmine Howard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Chicagoland area and currently have a decade of experience working with primarily African-American adolescents, adults, and families. My experiences include crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment, group & individual therapy, along with family therapy. I utilize an integrative approach in my sessions and prioritize the therapeutic relationship and rapport that is developed with each client to increase the outcomes of therapy.
(773) 257-7299 View (773) 257-7299
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Robbin Klein Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, MS
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021
I believe that best treatment practices acknowledge the whole being; body, mind, and spirit. When one area of our being is out of balance, the whole of the individual is impacted. Body, mind, and spirit are connected and as such, must be taken into account when providing treatment. It would be an honor and a privilege to accompany you on your journey towards wholeness and restoration.
I believe that best treatment practices acknowledge the whole being; body, mind, and spirit. When one area of our being is out of balance, the whole of the individual is impacted. Body, mind, and spirit are connected and as such, must be taken into account when providing treatment. It would be an honor and a privilege to accompany you on your journey towards wholeness and restoration.
(815) 410-4292 View (815) 410-4292
Photo of Brenda K Beard - Brenda Beard LCSW Certified AAIT Practioner, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brenda Beard LCSW Certified AAIT Practioner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dixon, IL 61021
Brenda Beard LCSW, Certified AAIT Practitioner. Loving, Spiritual, Light hearted, Nonjudgemental, Generous, Wise, Provoking. Daughter of the Universe Who cares deeply about ending suffering of all beings. Who feels joy when observing the growth of her clients. Who needs to convey we are all the same. Who gives her life passion to serving people. Who fears the furnace monster and the eerie anglerfish (Google it!). Who would like to see an end to the fragmented consciousness. Resident soul of her earthly meat suit.
Brenda Beard LCSW, Certified AAIT Practitioner. Loving, Spiritual, Light hearted, Nonjudgemental, Generous, Wise, Provoking. Daughter of the Universe Who cares deeply about ending suffering of all beings. Who feels joy when observing the growth of her clients. Who needs to convey we are all the same. Who gives her life passion to serving people. Who fears the furnace monster and the eerie anglerfish (Google it!). Who would like to see an end to the fragmented consciousness. Resident soul of her earthly meat suit.
(815) 893-8759 View (815) 893-8759
Photo of Heather Ross - Life Solutions: Integrative Healing, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Life Solutions: Integrative Healing
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021  (Online Only)
I believe in building connections with clients that honor the therapeutic process and facilitate change. I provide a comfortable and supportive therapeutic relationship that fosters a positive experience. I believe you are the expert in your life and I respect the your right to choose your own path and create the change you want to see. If you need guidance and researched-based services to make those changes happen, I will partner with you to get the work done.
I believe in building connections with clients that honor the therapeutic process and facilitate change. I provide a comfortable and supportive therapeutic relationship that fosters a positive experience. I believe you are the expert in your life and I respect the your right to choose your own path and create the change you want to see. If you need guidance and researched-based services to make those changes happen, I will partner with you to get the work done.
(779) 223-5443 View (779) 223-5443
Photo of Paulette M Selmi, PhD, Psychologist
Paulette M Selmi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021
Dr. Selmi is a licensed psychology located in Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Behavioral health interventions, FOID evaluations, family court expertise. Mental health intervention used are evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Behavior Therapy (BT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Selmi is fully trained in these focused evidence and scientifically-based methods. A large array of presenting problems can be addressed, including depression, anxiety, panic-anxiety, behavioral problems (children and adolescents), couples, family, parenting and co-parenting difficulties with divorced or separated parents.
Dr. Selmi is a licensed psychology located in Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Behavioral health interventions, FOID evaluations, family court expertise. Mental health intervention used are evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Behavior Therapy (BT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Selmi is fully trained in these focused evidence and scientifically-based methods. A large array of presenting problems can be addressed, including depression, anxiety, panic-anxiety, behavioral problems (children and adolescents), couples, family, parenting and co-parenting difficulties with divorced or separated parents.
(815) 213-7669 View (815) 213-7669
Photo of Allyson Scott, LSW, Pre-Licensed Professional
Allyson Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Dixon, IL 61021  (Online Only)
My name is Allyson and I have clinical expertise in a variety of settings with adults who have difficulties with life transitions, negative self-talk, anxiety and identity. I provide a warm and inviting environment with excellent rapport building skills to join the client in goal setting to improve quality of life during hard times. I develop an individualized program tailored to the social and emotional needs of the client. I focus on Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ+, Racial Issues, Racial Trauma, PTSD, Grief, Addiction and more.
My name is Allyson and I have clinical expertise in a variety of settings with adults who have difficulties with life transitions, negative self-talk, anxiety and identity. I provide a warm and inviting environment with excellent rapport building skills to join the client in goal setting to improve quality of life during hard times. I develop an individualized program tailored to the social and emotional needs of the client. I focus on Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ+, Racial Issues, Racial Trauma, PTSD, Grief, Addiction and more.
(224) 267-9959 View (224) 267-9959

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 61021

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 61021 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
82% Parenting
82% Self Esteem
73% Grief
73% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
91% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 61021 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 61021?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.