Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in central Illinois. I worked for a community mental health agency for the last five years, two years being an outpatient counselor. I obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. While working at the community health center, I gained experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, I have experience working with depression, anxiety, and other adjustments or emotional concerns people struggle with within their daily lives.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Rachel Bunyard is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LPC) and specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma and want to improve their coping skills and overall mental health. Emotional and psychological trauma can make you feel helpless and Rachel is here to help you find hope and heal from your trauma. She has worked with clients with a wide range of life challenges such as sexual assault, sexual violence, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, personality disorders, Executive Functioning Disorders, and others,
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. I obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. I have worked as a clinician in community mental health for the last four years, where I provided mental health services to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. I have also worked in a variety of social service settings, providing services to children and families for over 15 years.
Lisa M. Rankin
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, LSOTP, LSOE
I appreciate a person who is ready to work on becoming the best they can be. I have a "get real" approach to what matters and that is you! I utilize your strengths to identify interfering issues and will help you to develop effective coping strategies in a confidential setting.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois and a Master of Sciences Degree in Family Services from Eastern Illinois University. I work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, adults, couples and families who are dealing with instability in the form of chronic illness, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, LGBTQ+, and behavioral and relationship challenges. I have extensive experience in family therapy, behavior modification, addictions and chronic health problems.
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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.
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.
What type of therapist is right for me?
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.
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 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.
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.