Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Bloomington, IL

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Marcus Abate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you struggled with managing your self esteem? Do you find it difficult to identify your emotions or how to manage them? Do you tend to hold back from communicating your desires, wants and needs? I enjoy working with teens (+14 years), young adults, and families during difficult and sensitive seasons in life. Using client-centered cognitive behavioral therapy, clients will gain skills in identifying and communicating anxious and intrusive thoughts, life stressors, and unhelpful patterns and behaviors. My goal is to assist and support clients to live their best life. Telehealth Only
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Bob Rogers
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Hello - Are you feeling stuck, confused, uncertain, sad? Life often presents us with challenges and obstacles that limit us in reaching our full potential. As a licensed therapist and nationally certified counselor with 25 years of experience, I would love the opportunity to help you become "unstuck" and reach that full potential. I typically use cognitive -behavioral therapy and solution-focused brief therapy in a safe and collaborative environment. My hope is by working collaboratively, you will experience insight, growth and empowerment that will lead to a life of happiness, positive change and improved coping strategies.
(309) 938-4853
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Deanne Bajaj
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
I generally use client-centered, strengths-based, humanistic, motivational interviewing, and cognitive -behavioral therapy modalities.
Do you feel like life is just too hard? Are you looking for a safe, nonjudgmental space to share? I would love to help you! I believe in meeting people where they are at and working with them to take small steps or huge leaps in the directions they’d like to go! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked with individuals with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, OCD, low self-esteem, relationship issues, addictions, chronic medical conditions, and financial difficulties. I love helping people, and I feel it is a gift to journey through triumphs and challenges with the individuals I counsel!
(309) 247-1437
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Jamie Laurson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and also utilize cognitive and behavioral techniques.
We all experience events, whether earlier in life or more recent, that cause us to become stuck. Sometimes the cause of our symptoms is quite clear, other times it can be difficult to recognize what is causing avoidance, doubt, depression, anxiety, or escape. I empower people to identify, confront, and heal from past memories or recent experiences that lead to undesired thoughts, emotions, or behaviors. I believe people naturally move towards becoming the best versions of themselves and, with some guidance, can make choices that move them in healthy directions.
(309) 271-6155
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Tashana Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a techniques that may differ throughout our sessions including (but not limited to) Cognitive -behavioral therapy, Solution-focused, Supportive, Mindfulness and Person Centered.
Often times life can throw us some very interesting and sometimes unexpected curve balls. When these occur we occasionally may need help handling, accepting and dealing with them. The biggest step during this time is admitting it can't always be done alone. Nonetheless, pat yourself on the back for beginning the process of healthy self care! My clients come to me with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, family issues, and the list goes on. I love to tell each client, "in order for this to work you have to help me help you!" Meaning, you must be willing to be authentic and transparent for therapy to be successful.
(217) 714-7042
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Jaclyn Orton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Jacki Orton is a licensed Clinical social worker with over 18 years of experience specializing in anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma. She builds a supportive therapeutic relationship to assist clients in navigating their life challenges in order to achieve a happier life balance. Sessions often include a variety of techniques, integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques, as well as more creative approaches including art, music and movement.
(309) 228-2833
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Denise Goff
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Her treatment approaches include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy techniques.
Denise Goff is a person-centered, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in helping to facilitate positive change in clients who have mental health concerns and/or addiction problems. She received her Master's Degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University in Normal, IL. She also specializes in addictions as a Certified Supervisor of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CSADC) and a Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor (PCGC). She has worked in a community mental health center, and both inpatient and outpatient addiction recovery settings.
(309) 285-8611
Bloomington, IL 61704
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Stephanie Brown
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also enjoy helping people develop strategies for managing their anxiety, including cognitive -behavioral strategies and mindfulness/relaxation techniques.
Many individuals and families have been through very difficult circumstances, including trauma. We often do not have a choice about the circumstances we face, but we can heal from these experiences and even turn them into opportunities for growth.
(309) 316-7710
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Kjerstine Maas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have an Eclectic Therapy Approach, with an emphasis on Person-Centered and Cognitive -Behavioral Therapies.
Those things that hurt, instruct (Benjamin Franklin). It is often through pain and adversity that we experience growth and create change in our lives. My role is to provide support and guidance during this process. Deciding to seek therapy can be difficult. I provide a safe, comfortable environment in which to gain self awareness and work towards goals. I am continually inspired by my clients' insight, courage, strength, and capacity for change.
(309) 316-3439
Bloomington, IL 61701
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Susan Plezia
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
With this said, I do draw heavily from a client-centered attachment-based psychodynamic approach that integrates aspects of cognitive and existential therapies.
I enjoy working with teens [14+] and adults, but especially love working with the college-age population. I also have a passion for working with people who have experienced complex trauma and people with physical disabilities and other marginalized/misunderstood groups.
(309) 220-5945
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Janet Marie Reckard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in minimizing the interference and distress caused by chronic pain, OCD, panic and generalized anxiety disorder with creatively applied ExRP and other cognitive behavioral ( CBT ) techniques, or hypnotherapy.
My ideal client is seeking relief from either chronic pain or anxiety disorders (especially OCD, GAD, panic) across the age span. My hours flexible on an individual basis. I offer Christian-based counseling but can remain secular if desired. I individualize treatment by exploring an individual's strengths, support system, and goals through a cognitive -behavioral approach and also hypnotherapy as appropriate.
(309) 481-4131
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Valerie Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I also use an eclectic therapeutic approach that emphasizes CBT and other treatment modalities.
There is a quote that says, “Life is a journey that is not to be feared and planned but to be traveled and enjoyed.” However, with many of us, no matter how much and succinctly we plan our life, things do not go as we plan which affects our happiness (depression) and trigger our fears (anxiety). Seeking help to manage the journey can make all the difference and can help with taking the focus off of the detours of the journey that causes the unhappiness while placing joy on the ability to see the lesson and beauty in the detours.
(309) 322-8985
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Caroline Van Aman
Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I trained in my graduate program in cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
Life can bring about overwhelming emotional experiences that make us feel out of touch with our ourselves. Healing is possible. Neuroscience has shown us that our brains have the ability to make new connections and heal throughout our entire lives. We can restore our balance and find ourselves again. I love helping my clients to make these new healthy connections. I am committed to the clients that I serve. I use a structured approach and have clear plan of action.
(309) 220-3953
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Ara Holiday
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Techniques may include CBT , DBT, mindfulness techniques, trauma processing, art therapy, and play therapy.
Dr. Ara Lambert, PsyD, creates an individual experience for each client. Her overall goal is for clients to feel heard, seen, and know they have support. She is flexible, easygoing, straightforward, and enjoys utilizing humor to help process the hard stuff. Dr. Lambert earned an undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a PsyD in clinical psychology from Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She's worked as a licensed clinical psychologist at various health systems serving clients in both individual and group settings.
(309) 740-9563
Bloomington, IL 61704
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Cynthia M Harbaugh (Formerly Jagodzinski)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize CBT , mindfulness and solution focused therapy to embrace tolerance and change.
Life is a journey that requires moments of reflection concerning where we have been in order to concentrate on where we could allow life to lead us next. Meeting with a therapist enables individuals and families the opportunities to inquire as to why patterns exist and encourages us to ask the questions - is this working for me? Would change benefit me? Am I uncomfortable enough with the present to commit to change? I am an attachment based therapist that works from a strengths base to encourage individuals to tolerate the discomfort that comes with introspection and inspire growth.
(309) 328-3285
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Abby J. Taplin
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed with bouts of depression or anxiety? I can help you. Together, we can unlock old patterns of thinking that may have left you feeling trapped or stuck through mindfulness based CBT which focuses on changing your relationship with negative emotions. Mindfulness allows one to become more cognitive of their immediate reaction to unsettling thoughts and emotions. In doing so, this allows one to employ skills to redefine that experience and promote self-love, compassion, and growth. I believe everyone is capable of finding joy, peace and fulfillment in their lives.
(815) 418-7137
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Lyndsey Johnsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use a range of therapeutic techniques such as CBT , solution-focused treatment, holistic therapy, and mindfulness to help clients feel better and enjoy new motherhood.
Motherhood can be a joyful time but also stress-filled and anxiety provoking. If you are in the pregnancy stage or a new mom who thinks you may have a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMADs), or you have experienced a traumatic birth, or are going through grief and loss, I am here to support you. If you are experiencing intrusive or scary thoughts that you feel ashamed to say out loud and tend to obsess about, you are not alone. If you are a mom, of a toddler, and you are easily angered, we can work together to help you feel like yourself again. Reaching out is the first step.
(309) 305-9949
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Nicolas Gudino
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
He often utilizes strategies based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, and Solution Focused Therapy to support clients in developing and mastering useful skills and tools for sustained growth and improvement.
Nicolas Gudino is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience. Nicolas earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Human Development Counseling - Clinical Mental Health from Bradley University. He is certified as a National Certified Counselor through NBCC and has provided services in community, residential, and hospital settings. Nicolas works with teens and adults experiencing varied mental and behavioral health concerns. In providing therapy services he aims to guide individuals in handling everyday stressors as well as significant life events.
(309) 274-0713
Bloomington, IL 61704
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Thrive Child Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified
Verified
This is achieved through tools grounded in cognitive -behavioral therapy, solution-focused treatment, and positive psychology.
Like many of the families we work with, you may be feeling stuck. Perhaps you've read books, skimmed websites, and talked to friends and family in an effort to address your child's emotional or behavioral issues...yet he/she still seems to be struggling. Turning to someone else for help can feel like a big step. After all, as your child's parent, who knows him/her better than you? We agree. Thrive Child Psychology works in partnership with youth and families to get to the root of challenges, establish goals, and use research-based tools to achieve them.
(309) 328-8823
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Charles Alex Parlette
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
I follow a more eclectic approach to therapy that combines Cognitive Behavioral and Psychoanalytical counseling to guide people towards their goals.
I have seen the positive healing effects of counseling not only in my personal life, but in the life of my clients. Everyone is unique and has their own highs and lows, and I love being with people when they are in both spaces. I want everyone that I work with to feel like they are understood, heard, and that they matter. I strive to be able to provide a space for everyone to grow into their best self.
(312) 553-0403 x704
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.