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Tom Mlodzik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, CRADC, STL
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
For over 30 years, I have committed my work to healing the personal and relational damage caused by substance abuse and addiction, emotional disorders, and relational discord. I draw on multiple treatment approaches - particularly systems theory, relapse prevention training, cognitive-affective-behavioral theory, and brief solution-focused theory - in restoring one's dignity and worth.
For over 30 years, I have committed my work to healing the personal and relational damage caused by substance abuse and addiction, emotional disorders, and relational discord. I draw on multiple treatment approaches - particularly systems theory, relapse prevention training, cognitive-affective-behavioral theory, and brief solution-focused theory - in restoring one's dignity and worth.
(815) 317-4235 View (815) 317-4235
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April M Lipnitzky
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
Learning new, healthy coping skills to manage, anxiety and depression can lead to empowerment and inner peace. We can only heal from what we allow ourselves to feel. April provides a safe, compassionate environment to begin your journey to a healthier you.
Learning new, healthy coping skills to manage, anxiety and depression can lead to empowerment and inner peace. We can only heal from what we allow ourselves to feel. April provides a safe, compassionate environment to begin your journey to a healthier you.
(779) 209-1554 View (779) 209-1554
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Amanda Marie Messinger
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
Not accepting new clients
I am a down to earth therapist who believes therapy is a process of two people working together to solve a problem. I believe that individuals struggling with issues be it chemical dependency, mental health, or life transitions can return to a full and healthy existence with the right interventions and support. I practice using humor and positive insight. Everyone deserves a life with happiness and peace! I strive to help people become the best they can!
I am a down to earth therapist who believes therapy is a process of two people working together to solve a problem. I believe that individuals struggling with issues be it chemical dependency, mental health, or life transitions can return to a full and healthy existence with the right interventions and support. I practice using humor and positive insight. Everyone deserves a life with happiness and peace! I strive to help people become the best they can!
(815) 373-3266 View (815) 373-3266
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Harmony Center for Holistic Psychotherapy
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PsyD
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
Welcome! We provide traditional and holistic healing for mind, body & spirit health. We work with individuals, couples, families & groups age 5 and up. The facility is located on a main street with free parking. This is a private practice with a private waiting room in a very comfortable & soothing setting. Look for the yellow house with raspberry trim. Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. When you call, we will do a brief intake, verify your insurance benefits & schedule your first appointment. We do not have a waiting list and can schedule your first appointment within the same week.
Welcome! We provide traditional and holistic healing for mind, body & spirit health. We work with individuals, couples, families & groups age 5 and up. The facility is located on a main street with free parking. This is a private practice with a private waiting room in a very comfortable & soothing setting. Look for the yellow house with raspberry trim. Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. When you call, we will do a brief intake, verify your insurance benefits & schedule your first appointment. We do not have a waiting list and can schedule your first appointment within the same week.
(815) 683-6561 View (815) 683-6561
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Tara White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches with the belief that everyone's uniqueness requires an individualized approach to address his or her specific goals. In providing therapy, my goal is to establish a safe, therapeutic relationship with each client. This relationship will foster each client's ability to find their own resiliency to make the desired changes to enhance their life. I recognize change may be uncomfortable, however it is always possible.
I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches with the belief that everyone's uniqueness requires an individualized approach to address his or her specific goals. In providing therapy, my goal is to establish a safe, therapeutic relationship with each client. This relationship will foster each client's ability to find their own resiliency to make the desired changes to enhance their life. I recognize change may be uncomfortable, however it is always possible.
(779) 228-3154 View (779) 228-3154
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Linsay Donaldson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
As a therapist, I believe in meeting clients where they are and assisting them in shaping the direction of their future.  By examining their past experiences and interactions we can assess together what patterns may be in place and work to disrupt the negative ones while building upon the positive patterns in order to influence the future.  My experience includes working with clients struggling with many present-day issues including Depression, Anxiety, stress, trauma, family challenges and hard life transitions. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages including older children (8+), teens, and adults.
As a therapist, I believe in meeting clients where they are and assisting them in shaping the direction of their future.  By examining their past experiences and interactions we can assess together what patterns may be in place and work to disrupt the negative ones while building upon the positive patterns in order to influence the future.  My experience includes working with clients struggling with many present-day issues including Depression, Anxiety, stress, trauma, family challenges and hard life transitions. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages including older children (8+), teens, and adults.
(779) 345-2852 View (779) 345-2852
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Carli Recker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
I believe deeply in the ability we all have to grow and create an engaged and meaningful life. My role as a therapist involves a steadfast commitment to developing an understanding of my client’s perspective. Self-empowerment, radical acceptance, and authentic human connection will be the cornerstone of our work. I utilize strength-based, affirmative, and neuroscientific theory to guide us... but healing doesn’t happen via theory. It lies in you—your hopes, hardships, successes, and infinite wisdom. Sometimes we’ll laugh. Often, we’ll cry. But either way... You won’t walk this path alone.
I believe deeply in the ability we all have to grow and create an engaged and meaningful life. My role as a therapist involves a steadfast commitment to developing an understanding of my client’s perspective. Self-empowerment, radical acceptance, and authentic human connection will be the cornerstone of our work. I utilize strength-based, affirmative, and neuroscientific theory to guide us... but healing doesn’t happen via theory. It lies in you—your hopes, hardships, successes, and infinite wisdom. Sometimes we’ll laugh. Often, we’ll cry. But either way... You won’t walk this path alone.
(779) 213-5108 View (779) 213-5108
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Alix Rose Kavran
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” — Fred Rogers. As your therapist, my focus is to provide a safe space for healing and personal growth. I understand that a felt sense of safety takes time and as your support in the process, I will guide you through at your own pace. I have been in the field for over a decade and have experience working with individuals experiencing PTSD, adjustment to life changes, grief, depression, anxiety, ADHD and other Mental Health concerns.
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” — Fred Rogers. As your therapist, my focus is to provide a safe space for healing and personal growth. I understand that a felt sense of safety takes time and as your support in the process, I will guide you through at your own pace. I have been in the field for over a decade and have experience working with individuals experiencing PTSD, adjustment to life changes, grief, depression, anxiety, ADHD and other Mental Health concerns.
(815) 893-2815 View (815) 893-2815
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Trisha Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
“Sometimes, the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life,” Naeem Callaway. It can be intimidating to start on a journey unaware of what the outcome might be. Yet within those moments, you have the power to shape your own experiences. When you struggle to find that power, or you feel like experiences are no longer enjoyable, I will be ready to listen. I want to hear your story. I want to meet you where you are at. I will help support and guide you on your journey of navigating, managing, and understanding your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
“Sometimes, the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life,” Naeem Callaway. It can be intimidating to start on a journey unaware of what the outcome might be. Yet within those moments, you have the power to shape your own experiences. When you struggle to find that power, or you feel like experiences are no longer enjoyable, I will be ready to listen. I want to hear your story. I want to meet you where you are at. I will help support and guide you on your journey of navigating, managing, and understanding your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(779) 273-4367 View (779) 273-4367
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Jennifer Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
We are constantly being challenged by the stressors in our lives - our partners, children, parents, work, and so much more. Then add in predispositions to mental health issues, past trauma, intergenerational issues and it's no wonder we're struggling to cope with everything. It's hard to find a sense of peace and to feel confident to manage these stressors.
We are constantly being challenged by the stressors in our lives - our partners, children, parents, work, and so much more. Then add in predispositions to mental health issues, past trauma, intergenerational issues and it's no wonder we're struggling to cope with everything. It's hard to find a sense of peace and to feel confident to manage these stressors.
(779) 209-0979 View (779) 209-0979
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Joshua Wigget
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
Not accepting new clients
I believe that we all need support at times in our lives. I am here to walk with you down a path of both self discovery and rediscovery. To me, the goal of therapy is to get closer to our ideal selves, and in doing so live a life with more fulfillment. I believe you know more about yourself than I ever could, and through working together you may gain some additional insights into yourself. Through gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, learning new skills and reinforcing skills and strengths you already have, you will move towards accomplishing your goals.
I believe that we all need support at times in our lives. I am here to walk with you down a path of both self discovery and rediscovery. To me, the goal of therapy is to get closer to our ideal selves, and in doing so live a life with more fulfillment. I believe you know more about yourself than I ever could, and through working together you may gain some additional insights into yourself. Through gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, learning new skills and reinforcing skills and strengths you already have, you will move towards accomplishing your goals.
(815) 853-1336 View (815) 853-1336
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Betty J Bartos
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
I am interested in helping individuals who not only have specific problems such as anxiety, depression, substance use, and self-harm behaviors but are also looking to build on their strengths to not only reduce their identified problem but also to increase their capacity for joy. I have a perspective of being "relentlessly hopeful", but also understand that change comes with awareness, time and practice.
I am interested in helping individuals who not only have specific problems such as anxiety, depression, substance use, and self-harm behaviors but are also looking to build on their strengths to not only reduce their identified problem but also to increase their capacity for joy. I have a perspective of being "relentlessly hopeful", but also understand that change comes with awareness, time and practice.
(779) 888-9190 View (779) 888-9190
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Kathleen Brewer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
Sometimes it can be difficult to find a person you really feel safe to help you navigate through life that is challenging. This is where I come in. I work with people who would like to utilize my expertise in trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, play therapy techniques, and personality disorders. When you feel like you do not know where to turn to next, I will work with you to help you understand that you are not alone, and what your next steps might be.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find a person you really feel safe to help you navigate through life that is challenging. This is where I come in. I work with people who would like to utilize my expertise in trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, play therapy techniques, and personality disorders. When you feel like you do not know where to turn to next, I will work with you to help you understand that you are not alone, and what your next steps might be.
(815) 205-0756 View (815) 205-0756
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Lynn Hamilton
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Lynn. Do you feel overwhelmed? It could be constant worry or feelings of hopelessness. Are you struggling to feel connected in relationships? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help good people like you get their life back. This is a partnership, together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a client-centered approach, recognizing you are the expert on yourself. I also integrate mind-body approaches to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. If you are dealing with past trauma, I have years of experience working with survivors.
Hi there, I'm Lynn. Do you feel overwhelmed? It could be constant worry or feelings of hopelessness. Are you struggling to feel connected in relationships? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help good people like you get their life back. This is a partnership, together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a client-centered approach, recognizing you are the expert on yourself. I also integrate mind-body approaches to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. If you are dealing with past trauma, I have years of experience working with survivors.
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Stacy Schroepfer
Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein Life can be extremely challenging and overwhelming. That is where I come in- I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely express themselves and feel validated. I work with adults and teenagers alike struggling with life stressors, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. Using a collaborative approach core issues are addressed so a sense of peace and happiness can be achieved. Walking beside my clients and witnessing their transformation is a true honor and my greatest reward!
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein Life can be extremely challenging and overwhelming. That is where I come in- I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely express themselves and feel validated. I work with adults and teenagers alike struggling with life stressors, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. Using a collaborative approach core issues are addressed so a sense of peace and happiness can be achieved. Walking beside my clients and witnessing their transformation is a true honor and my greatest reward!
(815) 785-9088 View (815) 785-9088
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Stephanie Johnson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
There are times where we could all use some help in getting through life’s difficulties. Whether you are struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, perhaps you’re sensing a shift or loss in your identity; it becomes imperative to believe that hope is a renewable option. Often times when we run out of hope at the end of the day, we always have the option to start over in the morning.
There are times where we could all use some help in getting through life’s difficulties. Whether you are struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, perhaps you’re sensing a shift or loss in your identity; it becomes imperative to believe that hope is a renewable option. Often times when we run out of hope at the end of the day, we always have the option to start over in the morning.
(779) 204-4654 View (779) 204-4654
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Cynthia Hope Kindgren
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
My passion is helping people who have experienced emotional and physical trauma, neurocognitive deficits or medical injury/issues. I create a safe but challenging environment for people. Based upon IFS, I believe we all have multiple parts of ourselves and a core self within each of us that can help guide, and eventually heal our burdened parts. I believe in the incredible power of the mind and the magnificence of the human spirit. I use cognitive retraining, hypnotherapy, EMDR, IFS, HRV, and Neurofeedback (NFB) to help achieve self regulation, an internal cohesive connection and an improved quality of life.
My passion is helping people who have experienced emotional and physical trauma, neurocognitive deficits or medical injury/issues. I create a safe but challenging environment for people. Based upon IFS, I believe we all have multiple parts of ourselves and a core self within each of us that can help guide, and eventually heal our burdened parts. I believe in the incredible power of the mind and the magnificence of the human spirit. I use cognitive retraining, hypnotherapy, EMDR, IFS, HRV, and Neurofeedback (NFB) to help achieve self regulation, an internal cohesive connection and an improved quality of life.
(815) 661-2675 View (815) 661-2675
Photo of Mary Erickson, Licensed Professional Counselor in 61111, IL
Mary Erickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
I am passionate about helping people recover from attachment wounds and complex PTSD. I enjoy helping individuals heal from trauma, insecure attachments, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), childhood emotional neglect, and mother/father wounds. I have experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and C-PTSD.
I am passionate about helping people recover from attachment wounds and complex PTSD. I enjoy helping individuals heal from trauma, insecure attachments, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), childhood emotional neglect, and mother/father wounds. I have experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and C-PTSD.
(779) 209-0939 View (779) 209-0939
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Sean Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
When it seems like nobody cares; I want you to know that I do! I want to help you not only work through your anxiety, depression, or whatever problems you might be faced with but also empower you to make a change for a better & happier life. As I listen to your concerns we will work together to develop a plan to help you reach your goals.
When it seems like nobody cares; I want you to know that I do! I want to help you not only work through your anxiety, depression, or whatever problems you might be faced with but also empower you to make a change for a better & happier life. As I listen to your concerns we will work together to develop a plan to help you reach your goals.
(815) 623-0887 View (815) 623-0887
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Scott Zimber
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, DBTC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
I am experienced in treating those struggling with emotional instability, self-harm, low self-esteem, self-judgment, relationship discord, anxiety, depression, personal trauma and loss, grief, and career transition. I have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am certified thru the DBTNCAA. I focus on using evidence-based therapies without judgment to assist people to effectively manage life's challenges and transitions.
I am experienced in treating those struggling with emotional instability, self-harm, low self-esteem, self-judgment, relationship discord, anxiety, depression, personal trauma and loss, grief, and career transition. I have been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am certified thru the DBTNCAA. I focus on using evidence-based therapies without judgment to assist people to effectively manage life's challenges and transitions.
(815) 475-9641 View (815) 475-9641

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 61111

40+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 61111 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
91% Depression
88% Stress
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Aetna

How Therapists in 61111 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 61111?

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.