Therapists in Alton, IL

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Pat Earnshaw
MSW
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
All of us struggle at one time or another. Whether it is with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, parenting, relationship issues, or trauma, when we acquire a fresh perspective our lives change. Together we will navigate the pitfalls of existence.
All of us struggle at one time or another. Whether it is with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, parenting, relationship issues, or trauma, when we acquire a fresh perspective our lives change. Together we will navigate the pitfalls of existence.
(618) 620-1632 View (618) 620-1632
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Ellie Wessel
LPC Intern, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton, IL 62002
Taking the first step towards making a change can be an overwhelming process. Counseling can help you identify parts of your life you want to improve. My ideal client is a teen or young adult coming to face challenges like anxiety or depression, seeking personal growth and coping strategies. They value a safe, non-judgmental space for self-expression, someone to listen and help create goals.
Taking the first step towards making a change can be an overwhelming process. Counseling can help you identify parts of your life you want to improve. My ideal client is a teen or young adult coming to face challenges like anxiety or depression, seeking personal growth and coping strategies. They value a safe, non-judgmental space for self-expression, someone to listen and help create goals.
(618) 427-1427 View (618) 427-1427
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CalmWaters Counseling & Resource Center
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alton, IL 62002
Whatever may be going on, life can get overwhelming and an outside perspective can help. At CalmWaters you will be treated with respect, dignity, and empathy. We have 7 therapists available to see in person or virtually. If you aren't sure which counselor you want to see, we'll help you find the best fit. You are not alone. Difficult things happen to everyone in life and sometimes a helping hand is just what is needed. Our licensed counselors will walk with you through the situation that brings you into therapy until it is resolved or improved. We meet each client where they are, provide support and tools, and foster growth.
Whatever may be going on, life can get overwhelming and an outside perspective can help. At CalmWaters you will be treated with respect, dignity, and empathy. We have 7 therapists available to see in person or virtually. If you aren't sure which counselor you want to see, we'll help you find the best fit. You are not alone. Difficult things happen to everyone in life and sometimes a helping hand is just what is needed. Our licensed counselors will walk with you through the situation that brings you into therapy until it is resolved or improved. We meet each client where they are, provide support and tools, and foster growth.
(618) 867-4565 View (618) 867-4565
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Amy Schierbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
Amy Schierbaum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Amy has practiced Social Work for the past 12 years. She has worked in public education, therapeutic programming, and addiction treatment. She is passionate about helping others; meeting her clients where they are at, developing a trusting rapport, and working together to accomplish their goals. Amy is committed to treating adolescents, individuals, couples, and families.
Amy Schierbaum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Amy has practiced Social Work for the past 12 years. She has worked in public education, therapeutic programming, and addiction treatment. She is passionate about helping others; meeting her clients where they are at, developing a trusting rapport, and working together to accomplish their goals. Amy is committed to treating adolescents, individuals, couples, and families.
(872) 246-8945 View (872) 246-8945
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Haileigh Verdeyen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
My areas of focus include: trauma, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, stress management, and life adjustments. I am open to working with adolescents and emerging adulthood, adults, couples, and individual counseling. I approach treatment eclectically, pulling from different therapy models to best meet clients where they are at.
My areas of focus include: trauma, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, stress management, and life adjustments. I am open to working with adolescents and emerging adulthood, adults, couples, and individual counseling. I approach treatment eclectically, pulling from different therapy models to best meet clients where they are at.
(618) 448-6052 View (618) 448-6052
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Carla Lybarger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton, IL 62002
Hello, I'm Carla, and I’m passionate about supporting individuals, and children through their unique journeys towards healing and growth. With years of experience in the field, I specialize in helping those who have encountered church trauma, individuals navigating ADHD, and families seeking affirmation and support. My Approach: I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences freely. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and client-centered, tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Hello, I'm Carla, and I’m passionate about supporting individuals, and children through their unique journeys towards healing and growth. With years of experience in the field, I specialize in helping those who have encountered church trauma, individuals navigating ADHD, and families seeking affirmation and support. My Approach: I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences freely. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and client-centered, tailored to your specific needs and goals.
(618) 368-4214 View (618) 368-4214
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April Foiles
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton, IL 62002
I believe that there are many reasons that a person may seek out counseling at some period in their lives. I value that your experiences and concerns are unique to you and therefore, understand the importance of listening to your individual story. With an individualistic approach, I believe that we can work collaboratively for you to understand your situation with greater self-awareness and identify your own personal strengths which will empower you to cope with circumstances more effectively.
I believe that there are many reasons that a person may seek out counseling at some period in their lives. I value that your experiences and concerns are unique to you and therefore, understand the importance of listening to your individual story. With an individualistic approach, I believe that we can work collaboratively for you to understand your situation with greater self-awareness and identify your own personal strengths which will empower you to cope with circumstances more effectively.
(618) 205-9725 View (618) 205-9725
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Amanda Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
Not accepting new clients
Everyone at some point needs a helping hand in making sense of stressful events, finding ways to cope, and taking steps toward becoming the person he or she wants to be. When working with my clients, my goal is to be that helping hand. I tailor my approach to clients' strengths and needs, with the focus of assisting individuals in reaching their goals and becoming the best versions of themselves. I prefer working with adults struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, life changes, grief, emotion regulation, or stress management.
Everyone at some point needs a helping hand in making sense of stressful events, finding ways to cope, and taking steps toward becoming the person he or she wants to be. When working with my clients, my goal is to be that helping hand. I tailor my approach to clients' strengths and needs, with the focus of assisting individuals in reaching their goals and becoming the best versions of themselves. I prefer working with adults struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, life changes, grief, emotion regulation, or stress management.
(618) 576-6043 View (618) 576-6043
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Mary E Phillips
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
I treat adults with relationship issues that can include couple/marital concerns, coparenting concerns, individual issues with coworkers, friends, and family. I work well with clients experiencing anxiety and depression. I also treat adolescents individually, and with their parents, who are having difficulty with the adjustment to the teen years or young adulthood; have diagnosed depression or anxiety; relationship problems with friends, peers, or romantic partners. Ideally these clients are interested in receiving help and are motivated to make changes.
I treat adults with relationship issues that can include couple/marital concerns, coparenting concerns, individual issues with coworkers, friends, and family. I work well with clients experiencing anxiety and depression. I also treat adolescents individually, and with their parents, who are having difficulty with the adjustment to the teen years or young adulthood; have diagnosed depression or anxiety; relationship problems with friends, peers, or romantic partners. Ideally these clients are interested in receiving help and are motivated to make changes.
(618) 391-0262 View (618) 391-0262
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Michelle Nation
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton, IL 62002  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with your current life situation? Feeling stressed at work or school? Discouraged by relationship challenges? Or, overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, or anger? If so, I can help! I love working with clients like you and helping you to win at achieving your goals.
Are you struggling with your current life situation? Feeling stressed at work or school? Discouraged by relationship challenges? Or, overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, or anger? If so, I can help! I love working with clients like you and helping you to win at achieving your goals.
(618) 226-4589 View (618) 226-4589
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Emily Van Donselaar
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
Whether you have had diffficult life experiences or simply trying times in your current everday life; I believe therapy can be a useful tool in any individual's life. Facing hardships, such as depression, anxiety, school conflicts or negative self esteem, may lead you to desire skill building. Trauma exposure may lead to feeling a need to heal by processing; whether internally or externally!
Whether you have had diffficult life experiences or simply trying times in your current everday life; I believe therapy can be a useful tool in any individual's life. Facing hardships, such as depression, anxiety, school conflicts or negative self esteem, may lead you to desire skill building. Trauma exposure may lead to feeling a need to heal by processing; whether internally or externally!
(618) 353-0429 View (618) 353-0429
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Beth Ahlin
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton, IL 62002
So many of us are walking around with unhealed wounds. Healing is a process that takes time, support, encouragement, courage, and validation. Therapy can be an integral part of the healing process for many. I utilize therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems Theory, and Attachment Theory to help clients navigate the healing process. We dive deeply into unconscious processes and work on bringing them into consciousness. We work on quieting the inner critic and living in true authenticity through vulnerability and courage.
So many of us are walking around with unhealed wounds. Healing is a process that takes time, support, encouragement, courage, and validation. Therapy can be an integral part of the healing process for many. I utilize therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems Theory, and Attachment Theory to help clients navigate the healing process. We dive deeply into unconscious processes and work on bringing them into consciousness. We work on quieting the inner critic and living in true authenticity through vulnerability and courage.
(618) 268-1728 View (618) 268-1728
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Taylor Rogers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
Hi! My name is Taylor Rogers and I would be honored to join you on your mental health journey. I know that finding the right provider can be an overwhelming and confusing process, so I want to share a little bit about myself, my work, and the clients I vibe best with to see if we will be a good fit. While I am a generalist (fancy way of saying I work with a wide variety of concerns), I have extensive experience supporting adult clients who are neurodivergent, exploring their identity and values, are members of the LGBTQIA+ community, are struggling with body image, and are processing grief and traumatic experiences.
Hi! My name is Taylor Rogers and I would be honored to join you on your mental health journey. I know that finding the right provider can be an overwhelming and confusing process, so I want to share a little bit about myself, my work, and the clients I vibe best with to see if we will be a good fit. While I am a generalist (fancy way of saying I work with a wide variety of concerns), I have extensive experience supporting adult clients who are neurodivergent, exploring their identity and values, are members of the LGBTQIA+ community, are struggling with body image, and are processing grief and traumatic experiences.
(618) 851-1629 View (618) 851-1629
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Tasha L Haynes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alton, IL 62002  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Tasha a compassionate and dedicated therapist excited to embark on a journey of supporting individuals on their path to mental well-being. While I may be new to the field, my genuine passion for helping others and my commitment to personal and professional growth set the foundation for a transformative therapeutic experience. In my approach to therapy, I believe in the power of empathy, active listening, and creating a safe space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings.
Hello! I am Tasha a compassionate and dedicated therapist excited to embark on a journey of supporting individuals on their path to mental well-being. While I may be new to the field, my genuine passion for helping others and my commitment to personal and professional growth set the foundation for a transformative therapeutic experience. In my approach to therapy, I believe in the power of empathy, active listening, and creating a safe space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings.
(618) 617-6542 View (618) 617-6542
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M Christy Fritz-Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families. I also enjoy working with adolescents. Following graduation from St. Louis University in 1995 my focus became helping people attain higher levels of happiness and satisfaction in their relationships and lives. Issues I address include relationship issues, anxiety and depression, post traumatic stress disorder, work or career issues, performance enhancement, parenting issues, health challenges, abuse, etc. My ideal client is looking for someone who will be their partner in their healing journey. I broadcast a weekly radio show at www.blogtalkradio.com/thelovefrequency. Try it. Let me know if you like it.
I enjoy working with couples, individuals and families. I also enjoy working with adolescents. Following graduation from St. Louis University in 1995 my focus became helping people attain higher levels of happiness and satisfaction in their relationships and lives. Issues I address include relationship issues, anxiety and depression, post traumatic stress disorder, work or career issues, performance enhancement, parenting issues, health challenges, abuse, etc. My ideal client is looking for someone who will be their partner in their healing journey. I broadcast a weekly radio show at www.blogtalkradio.com/thelovefrequency. Try it. Let me know if you like it.
(618) 790-7201 View (618) 790-7201
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Patricia Ellen Horn
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
My approach to therapy is client-centered and tailored to the indivicual needs of each client. In my 25+ years of counseling I have helped clients cope with with problems such as depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issuses, grief and loss, and unresolved family-of-origin issues. I also teach relaxation exercises and visualization, and use a "theratapper" to help clients reprocess traumatic experiences.
My approach to therapy is client-centered and tailored to the indivicual needs of each client. In my 25+ years of counseling I have helped clients cope with with problems such as depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issuses, grief and loss, and unresolved family-of-origin issues. I also teach relaxation exercises and visualization, and use a "theratapper" to help clients reprocess traumatic experiences.
(618) 688-0552 View (618) 688-0552
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Te Angela M Griffin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
Most people, struggle with trauma and unforeseen circumstances from the past and present. Everyone wants to have those coping skills to not just survive transitions, but to thrive. We all deserve to have a life that is full and bountiful. The goals of therapy is to work on the person as a whole, helping them be centered And connected to a source of calm and peace.
Most people, struggle with trauma and unforeseen circumstances from the past and present. Everyone wants to have those coping skills to not just survive transitions, but to thrive. We all deserve to have a life that is full and bountiful. The goals of therapy is to work on the person as a whole, helping them be centered And connected to a source of calm and peace.
(618) 754-1265 View (618) 754-1265
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Angela A Perkinson
Counselor, MA, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
Whether you are having a difficult time managing daily challenges and stressors, coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction or life changes, I can support and guide you on your journey toward wellness and having a more balanced life.
Whether you are having a difficult time managing daily challenges and stressors, coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction or life changes, I can support and guide you on your journey toward wellness and having a more balanced life.
(618) 205-9437 View (618) 205-9437
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Kristina Monetti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
Accepting new clients for telehealth therapy anywhere in Illinois and accepting new clients for face to face therapy in Alton, IL. My goal is to meet people where they are and deliver care that helps promote change in their lives. Each person has a unique story and a desire to change their quality of life. Through this journey, I will help you determine these goals and develop a plan to reach them.
Accepting new clients for telehealth therapy anywhere in Illinois and accepting new clients for face to face therapy in Alton, IL. My goal is to meet people where they are and deliver care that helps promote change in their lives. Each person has a unique story and a desire to change their quality of life. Through this journey, I will help you determine these goals and develop a plan to reach them.
(618) 881-2018 View (618) 881-2018
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Professional Counseling Solutions
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Alton, IL 62002
Professional Counseling Solutions is a program of Madison County Catholic Charities. Our two offices are located in Alton and Granite City. We accept insurance. We also offer a sliding fee scale for services based on household income. Our therapeutic team includes LCPC and LCSW therapists.
Professional Counseling Solutions is a program of Madison County Catholic Charities. Our two offices are located in Alton and Granite City. We accept insurance. We also offer a sliding fee scale for services based on household income. Our therapeutic team includes LCPC and LCSW therapists.
(618) 984-5005 x233 View (618) 984-5005 x233

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Alton, IL

40+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Alton, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
89% Cigna and Evernorth
84% Aetna

How Therapists in Alton, IL see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Alton?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.