Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"My overall goal is to guide my clients to experience improved mental health and the empowerment needed to continue and maintain the improvements they attain. I do consider myself a generalist and am comfortable with most populations. I have experience working in outpatient settings, residential treatment centers, and inpatient psychiatric settings. My specialties include depression, anxiety, bi-polar and relationship issues, as well as numerous other issues affecting emotional and social well being. I strongly believe in therapy that is strength-based and tailored to the individual client's needs."
(217) 383-0437
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"My overall goal is to guide my clients to experience improved mental health and the empowerment needed to continue and maintain the improvements they attain. I do consider myself a generalist and am comfortable with most populations. I have experience working in outpatient settings, residential treatment centers, and inpatient psychiatric settings. My specialties include depression, anxiety, bi-polar and relationship issues, as well as numerous other issues affecting emotional and social well being. I strongly believe in therapy that is strength-based and tailored to the individual client's needs."
Heather O'Brien, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Dr. O'Brien's treatment approach is eclectic in nature, and includes a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, client centered, and strengths based strategies. She believes this process is best accomplished through helping her client's achieve an enhanced understanding of how they are affected by and interact with the environment around them. She believes no two clients are the same and that treatment style and intervention strategies must be tailored to the individual's needs. When working with small children she focuses on a combination of play therapy and family involvement including behavioral planning."
(217) 866-1095
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"Dr. O'Brien's treatment approach is eclectic in nature, and includes a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, client centered, and strengths based strategies. She believes this process is best accomplished through helping her client's achieve an enhanced understanding of how they are affected by and interact with the environment around them. She believes no two clients are the same and that treatment style and intervention strategies must be tailored to the individual's needs. When working with small children she focuses on a combination of play therapy and family involvement including behavioral planning."
Shannon Donnals, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I provide a compassionate and down to earth approach with a wealth of professional and life experiences. I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric units, child and adolescent residential treatment facilities, community crisis, and county jail. I have been working with or providing therapy to individuals since 1996. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, emphasis on psychology, from the University of South Carolina, in 1994 and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois in 1999. In 2014, I earned a Doctorate in General Psychology from Capella University."
(217) 886-4115
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"I provide a compassionate and down to earth approach with a wealth of professional and life experiences. I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric units, child and adolescent residential treatment facilities, community crisis, and county jail. I have been working with or providing therapy to individuals since 1996. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, emphasis on psychology, from the University of South Carolina, in 1994 and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois in 1999. In 2014, I earned a Doctorate in General Psychology from Capella University."
Todd Harrison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"Over the course of 30 years in practice, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families facing a variety of challenges. While I specialize in substance abuse, couples, and trauma, I am knowledgeable in a wide variety of mental health issues. Using a mindfulness and strengths-based approach, I will help you to explore your current challenges in order to live a more satisfying life."
(217) 401-4266
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"Over the course of 30 years in practice, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families facing a variety of challenges. While I specialize in substance abuse, couples, and trauma, I am knowledgeable in a wide variety of mental health issues. Using a mindfulness and strengths-based approach, I will help you to explore your current challenges in order to live a more satisfying life."
Angie Jackson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of experience working with vulnerable populations. It is my goal to provide a safe, open, and confidential environment to empower individuals and families in achieving personal growth and healing."
(217) 919-9672
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"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of experience working with vulnerable populations. It is my goal to provide a safe, open, and confidential environment to empower individuals and families in achieving personal growth and healing."
Kathleen El Koury, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have worked with a wide range of clientele, helping them to overcome obstacles in their lives and learn the necessary skills to improve their daily functioning. I provide therapy to individuals facing a variety of issues and work with diverse populations across the entire age range."
(217) 253-8520
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"I have worked with a wide range of clientele, helping them to overcome obstacles in their lives and learn the necessary skills to improve their daily functioning. I provide therapy to individuals facing a variety of issues and work with diverse populations across the entire age range."
Alicia Severins, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"Alicia has over twenty-five years of experience working in a variety of settings with both adults and youth. She has the ability to help her clients develop a sense of self-empowerment and to walk beside them in an effort to teach them strategies to manage some of life’s toughest challenges. "
(833) 865-8792
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"Alicia has over twenty-five years of experience working in a variety of settings with both adults and youth. She has the ability to help her clients develop a sense of self-empowerment and to walk beside them in an effort to teach them strategies to manage some of life’s toughest challenges. "
Jenn Aardsma, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
" Hi, I am Jenn Aardsma. I believe deeply in the power of relationships for growth and healing. If we have the privilege of working together, I will listen attentively to understand your experiences. When applicable, I will seek to help you recognize and develop your strengths and skills to respond effectively to life’s many difficulties and opportunities. I am a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s degree in Human Services and a Master’s in Counseling. I work with individuals, families, couples, teens, and children. "
(855) 997-0897
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" Hi, I am Jenn Aardsma. I believe deeply in the power of relationships for growth and healing. If we have the privilege of working together, I will listen attentively to understand your experiences. When applicable, I will seek to help you recognize and develop your strengths and skills to respond effectively to life’s many difficulties and opportunities. I am a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s degree in Human Services and a Master’s in Counseling. I work with individuals, families, couples, teens, and children. "
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I operate from a strength-based perspective. I believe that people have innate strengths and skills that can be accessed and applied in times of challenges and transitions. It is my belief that the process of therapy/counseling involves the discovery or rediscovery of one's core sense of self in the world. I do not ascribe to the cookie cutter method of treatment. In other words, the methods and interventions are tailored to fit the individual rather than the other way around. Therapy is seen as a collaborative process"
(217) 697-2183
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"I operate from a strength-based perspective. I believe that people have innate strengths and skills that can be accessed and applied in times of challenges and transitions. It is my belief that the process of therapy/counseling involves the discovery or rediscovery of one's core sense of self in the world. I do not ascribe to the cookie cutter method of treatment. In other words, the methods and interventions are tailored to fit the individual rather than the other way around. Therapy is seen as a collaborative process"
Jessica Nemecz, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"I know how difficult it is to recognize that something is wrong in your life, your marriage, or your child's life. When we recognize our struggles, admit to our pain, and reach out for support, true growth and healing begins. Calling and making an appointment is the first step. You will be met with compassion, understanding, and a partner on your journey to living your best life!"
(217) 566-4314
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"I know how difficult it is to recognize that something is wrong in your life, your marriage, or your child's life. When we recognize our struggles, admit to our pain, and reach out for support, true growth and healing begins. Calling and making an appointment is the first step. You will be met with compassion, understanding, and a partner on your journey to living your best life!"
Heidi McGill, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"We all face challenges in life. Most of the time we have healthy coping skills to deal with these challenges. When coping becomes a problem, I am able to help find healthier, more positive ways to cope through therapy. For thirteen years, I have been helping others through therapy learn healthier ways to live with depression, anxiety, stress, financial issues, grief/loss, and trauma. I enjoy helping people of all ages find ways to improve their lives and be happier."
(217) 645-6898
Verified
"We all face challenges in life. Most of the time we have healthy coping skills to deal with these challenges. When coping becomes a problem, I am able to help find healthier, more positive ways to cope through therapy. For thirteen years, I have been helping others through therapy learn healthier ways to live with depression, anxiety, stress, financial issues, grief/loss, and trauma. I enjoy helping people of all ages find ways to improve their lives and be happier."
Shannon Schneider, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have over 20 years of experience working with a diverse population in various settings. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. I provide counseling services to clients of all ages (children to geriatric). I have worked in various settings including: community mental health, child welfare, substance abuse, residential, healthcare, and schools. Special areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, relationship/family difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, stress, self-esteem, and life transition/adjustment issues."
(217) 662-7010
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"I have over 20 years of experience working with a diverse population in various settings. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Eastern Illinois University. I provide counseling services to clients of all ages (children to geriatric). I have worked in various settings including: community mental health, child welfare, substance abuse, residential, healthcare, and schools. Special areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, relationship/family difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, stress, self-esteem, and life transition/adjustment issues."
Lisa Hayasaki, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"We all have unique needs and goals and I am pleased to be part of a process which can bring positive change and healing. I've been privileged to know and work with people from all walks of life, from diverse backgrounds and experiences. My background includes community mental health, substance abuse, trauma survivors, schools, and overseas with US military families. I'm comfortable with clients of all ages, and provide short-term, solution focused counselling, more long term intensive therapy, play therapy, family and couples counseling."
(217) 718-3632
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"We all have unique needs and goals and I am pleased to be part of a process which can bring positive change and healing. I've been privileged to know and work with people from all walks of life, from diverse backgrounds and experiences. My background includes community mental health, substance abuse, trauma survivors, schools, and overseas with US military families. I'm comfortable with clients of all ages, and provide short-term, solution focused counselling, more long term intensive therapy, play therapy, family and couples counseling."
R.j. McNicholl, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
"Are you experiencing difficulty in your relationships, engaging in self-sabotoging behavior, feeling paralyzed in your life? You can create change. You don't have to remain anxious, depressed, confused or paralyzed in relationships or in life. Together we can create a safe space for you to feel both understood and empowered. We will work as a partnership exploring the hurdles that prevent growth, and the patterns of behavior that are no longer helpful but difficult to let go of. Together we will lay the foundation for lasting change."
(217) 645-6703
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Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
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"Are you experiencing difficulty in your relationships, engaging in self-sabotoging behavior, feeling paralyzed in your life? You can create change. You don't have to remain anxious, depressed, confused or paralyzed in relationships or in life. Together we can create a safe space for you to feel both understood and empowered. We will work as a partnership exploring the hurdles that prevent growth, and the patterns of behavior that are no longer helpful but difficult to let go of. Together we will lay the foundation for lasting change."
Athena Dacanay, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
"Dr. Dacanay provides psychological treatment for child, adult, couple, and family concerns. She uses a combination of cognitive behavioral, acceptance-based, and strengths-based strategies as her approach to treatment. She helps individuals to be aware of, identify, and change debilitating thought patterns -- and to consistently choose to act effectively in the presence of difficult life events. Furthermore, she utilizes play therapy to help young children express their thoughts and feelings about what is troubling them. She also promotes understanding and collaboration among family members in order to solve the problems of one or more individuals, especially with children and adolescents."
(217) 516-3526
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Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
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"Dr. Dacanay provides psychological treatment for child, adult, couple, and family concerns. She uses a combination of cognitive behavioral, acceptance-based, and strengths-based strategies as her approach to treatment. She helps individuals to be aware of, identify, and change debilitating thought patterns -- and to consistently choose to act effectively in the presence of difficult life events. Furthermore, she utilizes play therapy to help young children express their thoughts and feelings about what is troubling them. She also promotes understanding and collaboration among family members in order to solve the problems of one or more individuals, especially with children and adolescents."
Robert J Boucek Jr, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
"I work extensively with adults, couples, teens, university students, and with the LGBT community. I have had the good fortune to also assist survivors of political torture overcome trauma and adjust to life in a new culture. I work effectively with clients undergoing a variety of difficulties-mood and anxiety disorders, relationship and communication challenges, drug and alcohol abuse, procrastination, test anxiety, and with unhealthy, conflicted relationships to food. I have been a meditation practitioner for nearly 20 years and have found mindfulness and hypnotic approaches beneficial adjuncts to traditional psychotherapy."
(217) 334-4424
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Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
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"I work extensively with adults, couples, teens, university students, and with the LGBT community. I have had the good fortune to also assist survivors of political torture overcome trauma and adjust to life in a new culture. I work effectively with clients undergoing a variety of difficulties-mood and anxiety disorders, relationship and communication challenges, drug and alcohol abuse, procrastination, test anxiety, and with unhealthy, conflicted relationships to food. I have been a meditation practitioner for nearly 20 years and have found mindfulness and hypnotic approaches beneficial adjuncts to traditional psychotherapy."
Sandra Ferguson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
"When people are faced with challenges in life, talking to a therapist can help bring a new perspective to the situation. I enjoy helping people build on their strengths in order to achieve their personal goals. I am an experienced clinician, and my background includes an internship at the VA Medical Center in Danville, working at the Piatt County Mental Health Center, and Christie Clinic Department of Psychology. My partners and I opened Birch Tree Counseling in 2003. I work with adults of all ages, looking at difficulties with anxiety and phobias, depression, life transitions, and many other areas."
(217) 686-4499
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Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
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"When people are faced with challenges in life, talking to a therapist can help bring a new perspective to the situation. I enjoy helping people build on their strengths in order to achieve their personal goals. I am an experienced clinician, and my background includes an internship at the VA Medical Center in Danville, working at the Piatt County Mental Health Center, and Christie Clinic Department of Psychology. My partners and I opened Birch Tree Counseling in 2003. I work with adults of all ages, looking at difficulties with anxiety and phobias, depression, life transitions, and many other areas."
Anna Minor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
"You can't really put into words how you're feeling. The best thing you can come up with is that you feel stuck. Things are weighing on you and you can't seem to shake them. You care about your job and your family and you don't want to let them down. You're working harder than ever at your job, but you still find yourself scrambling. And now you're feeling the pressure from home as well. You've tried a couple different things in hope of some results or even a little relief, but you keep coming back to the same issues without much improvement. You're ready to try a different approach. You know there's got to be a better way. "
(217) 402-7817
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Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
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"You can't really put into words how you're feeling. The best thing you can come up with is that you feel stuck. Things are weighing on you and you can't seem to shake them. You care about your job and your family and you don't want to let them down. You're working harder than ever at your job, but you still find yourself scrambling. And now you're feeling the pressure from home as well. You've tried a couple different things in hope of some results or even a little relief, but you keep coming back to the same issues without much improvement. You're ready to try a different approach. You know there's got to be a better way. "
Rachel Kurtz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
"Trauma, grief, anxiety, self-harm, depression and panic-attacks. If you identify with any of these words, I would love to help you navigate through these difficult challenges. You are not alone in your pain, even though it feels that you are. We will work together to find goals that you and/or your child want to achieve. "
(217) 651-4401
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Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
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"Trauma, grief, anxiety, self-harm, depression and panic-attacks. If you identify with any of these words, I would love to help you navigate through these difficult challenges. You are not alone in your pain, even though it feels that you are. We will work together to find goals that you and/or your child want to achieve. "
Candyce Booker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
"I have worked in the mental health field for over a decade in many different capacities. I have specific training around the areas of trauma and abuse, although I take a holistic approach to counseling. I work with clients to meet the goals that they have for their lives, whatever those may be. My goal is to foster a strong trusting relationship with clients so they feel comfortable expressing themselves without fear of judgment so they can work through the change process. I work to empower clients to utilize their strengths to overcome the challenges that bring them to counseling."
(217) 596-4970
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Office is near:
Champaign, Illinois 61822
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"I have worked in the mental health field for over a decade in many different capacities. I have specific training around the areas of trauma and abuse, although I take a holistic approach to counseling. I work with clients to meet the goals that they have for their lives, whatever those may be. My goal is to foster a strong trusting relationship with clients so they feel comfortable expressing themselves without fear of judgment so they can work through the change process. I work to empower clients to utilize their strengths to overcome the challenges that bring them to counseling."

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