LGBTQ+ Therapists in Bloomington, IL

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Denise Goff
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Her areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, addictions, dual diagnosis, relationship difficulties, grief & loss, personality disorders, low self-esteem and LGBTQ + issues.
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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Tara Valentine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I want to start by saying I’m proud of you. It takes a lot of bravery to seek help. It may not feel that way, and your brain may be saying “yeah, but…”. However, you cannot have bravery without being afraid. I enjoy working with clients from ages 8 and up. I am affirming of LGBTQIA + identities. I am experienced in working with: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, gender identity, grief, adjustment disorders, trauma, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, domestic abuse, and communication concerns. As a therapist, I can help you find routes to success, to growth, to healing. It’s okay to feel lost. You aren’t alone.
(309) 928-0654
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Sandy L Colbs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I specialize in working with issues such as childhood abuse, medical challenges, spiritual or existential questions, grief and loss, and navigating complex identities including stepparenting, LGBTQ + issues, and blended families.
Life is a complicated journey, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to walk with my clients as they navigate relationships, self esteem, life transitions, losses and change. My practice focuses on helping adults resolve difficult life experiences, whether from childhood or from the challenges of daily life or the inevitable transitions and changes of life as we grow older. I believe that therapy can help people break out of the set patterns of thinking and feeling that restrict us from living our life to our highest potential.
(309) 228-4684
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Jessica Jackson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My counseling approach is Trauma-informed, person-centered, culturally responsive, and LGBTQIA + affirming and I utilize an anti-oppressive lens in therapy.
I specialize in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, job stress, self-esteem issues, family conflict, trauma, codependency, burnout, and life changes /transitions. I also specialize in working with clients who have experienced or are experiencing racism-based trauma, foster care, adoption, difficulty setting boundaries, and relationship challenges.
(309) 220-6850
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Not accepting new clients
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Christopher Holly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with people suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, marital and couples counseling, drug and alcohol abuse, pain disorder, loss and grief, transgender issues, LGBQT issues, as well as those in the fetish/BDSM community.
I am dedicated to working with you to help you find your ability to deal with life and it's challenges by calling on your natural resources and capabilities and seeking a solution that is yours. I believe in the right to self-determination and that all people should have the capability to obtain what they want for their life through the power of therapy. I have worked with veterans of foreign wars, mature adults, teenagers and all kinds of people in between. I find the ability to explore life, understand ourselves and our situation better creates lasting happiness.
(309) 789-8097
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Bloomington, IL 61701
Not accepting new clients
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Rachel Klekot
MA, LCPC, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a sex-positive, LGBTQIA affirmative, polyamory friendly, and kink aware therapist. My approach to therapy is fundamentally collaborative and affirming. I am here to meet you where you're at so we can make steps down your personal path together. I want to help you to better understand your own feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and means of coping to move you toward feeling more like your authentic self.
(219) 641-3416
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Jojo M Mitchell
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Verified
Life is too short to spend so much time letting trauma control us and not living our truest self. I believe therapy can help you work through emotional pain, find purpose, develop better relationships with yourself and others, and make important life changes.
(309) 518-1262
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Strong Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, EMDR, trauma, Special
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
You appear to have all your shit together on the outside, but you are a mess on the inside. You don’t tell how you really feel for fear of judgment. You continue wearing the mask of perfection and you are exhausted. You ask yourself, "What am I doing wrong? Why is my best never good enough?" You want to believe God has a plan for you, but you're not even sure you believe in God anymore. I assure you, it is no just you. This struggle is real for EveryBody. “After years in "the struggle," I know there is hope, but you can’t find it on your own. I look forward to hearing from you about ways I can help.
(309) 518-4429
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Susan Plezia
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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
Not accepting new clients
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William R White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified
Verified
I have found that each individual seeking help requires a unique and personalized approach. I believe that no one functions in a vacuum, and we each reflect our roles in the systems we are a part of. I work hard to listen actively and establish a strong, supportive relationship with my clients. I use a strengths-focused, problem solving approach to help bring about lasting and meaningful change.
(309) 408-0183
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Jasmine Chorath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life is full of challenges, but having someone to talk to and help identify your strengths can make all the difference. As a therapist, I am here to foster a safe space that allows you to move toward positive change and personal growth. I will listen in a nonjudgmental way, offer support, and help you feel empowered to become your best self. Using the process of psychotherapy, we will delve into your inner world, explore what truly matters most to you, and identify the unique strengths you possess to move toward achieving your goals.
(309) 955-5140
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Keelan Dennis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can present many challenges including school and work stress, relationship issues, parenting struggles, and health concerns. It is not uncommon to experience stress, confusion, anxiety, and a sense of hopelessness during these times. Counseling can be a helpful way to develop the emotional resources needed to cope with these challenges and aid you in recovering joy and enthusiasm.
(309) 431-1649
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Angi Chasensky
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My empathetic approach meets the individual where they are, to explore their concerns without shame, guilt, or judgment. Everyone faces challenges and difficult times in their life. The way we receive information from the people, places, and things in our environment is rooted in experience, belief systems, and our personality. We respond and interact with others based on our defined relationship with ourselves and our experiences. My goal is to create a safe environment, to cultivate an authentic relationship with yourself. We will work together to develop attainable treatment goals based on your needs and wants.
(309) 869-8033
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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Charles Alex Parlette
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
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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Jamie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you lonely and feel like "no one understands me"? Are you trying to navigate school, jobs, relationships, and identity while struggling with anxiety or depression at the same time? I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years experience, and my priority as a therapist is to help you feel seen and heard through genuine connection. I believe in working together to help you gain insight and highlight your innate abilities to navigate depression, anxiety, life transition, grief and loss, identity issues or any other struggle you may be dealing with.
(309) 300-3072
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Annette Franzen
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I understand that taking the first step and reaching out for help and support is challenging, now more than ever. I believe that making your Mental Health a priority is the key to your overall wellness and happiness. It is very important to me to provide a judgment free, supportive environment where you can focus on just that, your overall wellness and goals. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist actively licensed in both Illinois and California. I have extensive experience with a wide array of clientele.
(309) 893-1582
Bloomington, IL 61701
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Not accepting new clients
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Dr. Allyson Hawkins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Starting (or restarting!) therapy can be a big step. And finding a therapist who is a good fit is essential. As a seasoned therapist, I bring a broad knowledge base about a variety of presenting concerns and approaches to therapy. I believe that effective therapy depends on developing a solid, trusting relationship, clearly identifying areas of concern, focusing on both insight AND behavioral change, and ongoing evaluation about what is and isn’t working in therapy. I am committed to providing a safe environment where clients will feel both supported and challenged.
(309) 741-2494
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Bloomington, IL 61704
Not accepting new clients
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Lisa Albaugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in successful therapy. I view our relationship as collaborative. You will always be the expert on you and I bring my background, training, and 20+ years of experience to help you approach life in a different way. My approach is equity minded valuing an interpersonal style that will keep you and your needs as the priority. I utilize a variety of techniques and theories to meet your needs in a straightforward, welcoming, and inclusive environment. In our shared space, you will be heard and validated.
(309) 322-7622
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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MacKenzie Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
(Email is the best way to reach me and I currently only have limited day time availability on Mondays and Tuesdays.) Hi, I’m MacKenzie Jones, a Licensed Professional Counselor. I’ve been working in the mental health field for 9 years. I specialize in helping individuals who have experienced trauma or distressing life events.
(309) 204-9546
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Bloomington, IL 61701
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Nicholas Gudino
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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) 724-5318
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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What type of Bloomington mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Bloomington?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.