LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Alton, IL

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Becky Heck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
I have worked with individuals with serious and persistent mental health issues, addiction, dual diagnosis/co-occurring, Bi Polar disorder, depression, anxiety, and LGBTQ +.
Sometimes we all feel a little bit broken, we can get so caught up in what's going wrong or what's not working. Sometimes life get's hard, too much stress at home or work, relationship issues, grief and loss, addiction, depression, anxiety or feeling like we have just lost our way. No matter what is going on, you have taken that first step and you have come to the right place.
(314) 926-9854 
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Alton, IL 62002
Not accepting new clients
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Erica Lynn Braun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Erica Braun LCSW is a therapist who graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri Columbia, she also has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the same institution. Erica has experience working with both youth and adults in a variety of settings. She has worked with survivors of Interpersonal Violence, provided Anger Management counseling in both group and individual settings, and worked with Community Mental Health clients.
(314) 310-3654 
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Alton, IL 62002
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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April Foiles
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
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 
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Alton, IL 62002
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Sometimes life can become pretty overwhelming. 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 enjoy working with adults, adolescents, and families struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, life changes, grief, emotion regulation, or stress management.
(618) 576-6043 
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Alton, IL 62002
Not accepting new clients
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Beth Ahlin
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
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 
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Alton, IL 62002
Offers online therapy

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Elizabeth Hensold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Seeking help can often be scary and intimidating. It is important to find a therapist that is caring and compassionate. In my practice, I seek to provide a safe and comfortable space for individuals to share the most vulnerable parts of their lives. Life is full of difficult situations we are not always prepared to handle. Therapy can be a way to get the support and tools we need to better cope with things life throws our way.
(217) 335-4776 
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Bethalto, IL 62010
Offers online therapy

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Queer Talk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As someone who identifies as QUEER , I've done the work myself, and will bring my expertise and experience to our sessions. People can change if they are willing to. Perhaps you grew up in an environment that tamped down your optimism and served you limiting beliefs about yourself and the world. Trauma, failures, and heartbreak may have limited your ability to excel or embrace yourself fully. By constructing a more accurate, compassionate, and hopeful narrative about your life, you can make new choices for yourself, practice new ways of living, and eventually change how you think, feel, relate, and achieve.
(773) 232-2589 
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Springfield, IL 62701
Offers online therapy
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Full Circle Counseling - Debra Torres
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CCATP
Verified
My specialties include anxiety, depression, couples counseling, family issues, mental illness, PTSD, trauma, grief, physical disabilities, health issues, LGBTQ issues, relationships, eating disorders and addictions.
Does life seem difficult right now? Are you struggling with particular issues you cannot seem to overcome? I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, a certified drug and alcohol counselor and a CCATP (Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional). I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and person-centered treatment. I work with people with disabilities, mental illness, depression, anxiety, PTSD, addictions, trauma. I am offering both telehealth & in-person. I work with couples and families. Insurances I accept are Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Health Alliance, Tricare, United Healthcare and out of network clients.
(217) 645-6204 
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Springfield, IL 62704
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Schaeffer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Other areas of practice include: family conflict, domestic violence, self-esteem, stress, and LGBTQIA +.
Therapy provides an opportunity to process, grow, and heal from various challenges in life. Everyone can benefit from support, especially during tough and trying times. Many individuals will prioritize other’s needs before their own. There is no better time to start therapy than today.
(618) 243-7665 
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Belleville, IL 62221
Offers online therapy
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Travis Dobrey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Welcome. The first step is often the hardest. My goal is to provide a safe space that lets you feel welcomed. Judgement will never be placed on you. I am an LGBTQIA + affirming therapist. I want to help you move through this tough time in your life. It is time to start your journey of healing.
(618) 424-4432 
Vandalia, IL 62471
Offers online therapy
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Ky A. Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LMSW
Verified
LGBTQ + competent.
Maybe you have been to a therapist or two and haven't been able to dig as deep as you would like to go in order to move into your most authentic sense of being. Perhaps you struggle with a sense of purpose, self-esteem, have a sense of emptiness or loneliness, or are feeling confused about next steps. You will likely find me to be a good fit if you are looking to do deeper work to finally resolve pain from the past as opposed to merely coping with it. Our work will be guided by a vision of long-term mental health, growing into authenticity, and creating a sense of emotional freedom that you may not have experienced yet.
(618) 269-5660 
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Belleville, IL 62220
Offers online therapy
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Chelsie Miller - Behavioral Health Center Of Illinois
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
Chelsie works with a wide range of areas that includes working with the following issues: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-esteem, relationship issues, stress management, life transitions, developmental issues, OCD, ADHD, Autism, communication issues, grief/loss, anger management, school related issues, Bipolar, substance use, LGBTQ .
She believes in establishing a secure, trusting, respectful space with individuals to guide them in exploring, gaining tools, strategies, and motivation for reaching goals and living a more fulfilling life. She hopes to continue helping others see their value and strengths in a non-judgmental environment. Her clinical experience in education has primarily been focused on working with children, adolescents and their families from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Chelsie also works with adults with emphasis on health and overall wellness in one's life in group practice. Bahn and Associates DBA Behavioral Health Center of Il.
(217) 216-8354 
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Springfield, IL 62703
Offers online therapy
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Dana Russo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My name is Dayna Russo (she/her); I live in a straight-sized, able- queer , female-presenting, white, neurodivergent body. For 12 years, I have worked in the field of social work. I earned my Master's in Social Work from Florida State University, and I work with adolescents and adults primarily through individual therapeutic work. People with trauma, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, DMDD), anxiety disorders, and body acceptance/weight inclusivity are some of the things I specialize in.
(217) 712-3846 
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Springfield, IL 62703
Offers online therapy
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Scarlett M. Meyer
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
I have worked extensively with the transgender community.
I am in the counseling field because I want to see people function at their highest potential on their terms. I want to help individuals with symptoms that are impacting their daily lives. Whether that be depression, anxiety, trauma, or sexual/gender identity, I want to provide a comfortable, safe space to explore those feelings. I want my clients to feel comfortable and relaxed in my office. Humans often experience rough patches and need a helping hand. I am here to provide support and reassurance during those times.
(844) 899-8657 
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Shiloh, IL 62269
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Shannon Pivoney- Behavioral Health Center Of Illinois
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Shannon Pivoney (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who brings with her a client-centered and trauma-informed approach to therapy. Shannon has a wide range of experiences in community mental health and sexual assault agencies as well as working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes and transitions, grief, anger management, stress management, geriatric issues, LGBTQ + issues and personality disorders.
(217) 375-8219 
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Springfield, IL 62703
Offers online therapy
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Travis Dobrey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Welcome. The first step is often the hardest. My goal is to provide a safe space that lets you feel welcomed. Judgement will never be placed on you. I am an LGBTQIA + affirming therapist. I want to help you move through this tough time in your life. It is time to start your journey of healing.
(618) 492-4170 
Waterloo, IL 62298
Offers online therapy
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Ariana Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship difficulties, stress management issues, life transitions, and self-esteem issues. I also enjoy working with LGBTQIA + clients regarding topics such as transitioning, coming out, and dealing with discrimination and stigma.
(844) 959-1575 
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Shiloh, IL 62269
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Travis Dobrey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Welcome. The first step is often the hardest. My goal is to provide a safe space that lets you feel welcomed. Judgement will never be placed on you. I am an LGBTQIA + affirming therapist. I want to help you move through this tough time in your life. It is time to start your journey of healing.
(217) 292-7538 
Effingham, IL 62401
Offers online therapy
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Hanz Dismer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MPH, CSE
Verified
My practice is explicitly queer and trans -affirming, sex-positive, pro-abortion, and feminist.
I work with individuals on a variety of different issues directly impacting their lives: pregnancy, abortion, sexuality, gender identity, relationships, and the intersection of these experiences with religion/spirituality. The things we most need to talk about are often the things that make us uncomfortable, challenge our worldview, or are deemed “socially unacceptable”. Exploring these issues and our feelings in a safe environment expands our horizons and helps us to better understand ourselves and the world around us. Learning allows us to grow and develop as human beings. Personal growth can help us heal.
(618) 278-5010 
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Granite City, IL 62040
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Andi Burgess
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
My areas of focus include: Life Transitions; Depression & Anxiety; Eating Disorders; LGBTQ ; and Relational Difficulty.
Helping others find peace, healing and empowerment is the center of my work as a therapist. Drawing from several theoretical approaches, I have helped individuals work through trauma, family conflict, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. I offer a safe place to help individuals heal past wounds, improve relationships and restore balance.
(618) 248-4403 
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Maryville, IL 62062
Offers online therapy

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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Alton. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.