Life is a journey in which there are times we encounter obstacles, in the form of challenges. These challenges may cause us to struggle with overwhelming and emotionally distressing feelings; such sadness, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, fear, worry, or anxiousness. Negative thoughts and feelings can lead to distorted thinking patterns, low frustration tolerance or cause us to be judgmental of ourselves; ultimately effecting our mood. Far too often the inability to cope and the shame associated with these feelings causes us to feel as if we are alone. Well, I want you to know that you are not alone.
INPERSON SESSIONS AVAILABLE Tracy believes that healing comes by allowing clients to share their stories of personal struggles and being able to talk openly without fear of being judged. Her approach with clients is genuine, empathetic and energetic, and she takes pride in providing a safe and therapeutic environment. Tracy works to support individuals facing day to day challenges on their journey to recovery. She assists her clients to improve their knowledge of available resources and challenge the existing stereotypes related to mental illness. Tracy meets clients where they are & joins them in their journey to recovery.
Caty works with clients of all ages providing individual, family and couple’s therapy. She has experience working with individuals facing depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, divorce and borderline personality. Caty aims to provide a safe and empathetic environment where clients can work through their life problems while providing them with the tools they need. She works with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and ethnicities.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, MSW, LCSW, PEL
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Professional Educator, I am passionate about working with individuals in K-12, their families, and young adults to foster culturally sensitive and socially acceptable coping skills, self-management skills, positive cognitions, social awareness, communication skills, interpersonal skills, self-perception, increase assertive ability, and decision making skills. Using Psychotherapy, cognitive and behavioral models, and varying approaches, I partner with individuals and their families to develop these skills using single and multi-treatment modes. Currently accepting NEW CLIENTS.
I believe in the art of therapy and the power of the therapeutic alliance. I view therapy as a journey in which two people walk alongside one another in an attempt to better understand who the individual is and how they fit into the world around them.
I utilize an integrative approach when working with my clients with a particular emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral and Existential Therapy. While I believe that it is important to help clients alter their perceptions that surround their upsets, I also believe that it is essential to assist clients in finding meaning in life and taking responsibility for one's choices. I believe that these factors together play an integral role in the promotion of mental and emotional well-being.
Life presents challenges for all of us. As a highly skilled therapist, I help individuals, couples, and families who have become overwhelmed by life's challenges or feeling "stuck" in their situation. I help my clients build inner strength and find relief from disturbing emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a personalized treatment approach tailored to a client's needs. I work with clients to identify and overcome dysfunctional patterns that interfere with mental well-being, relationships and general life satisfaction.
I am passionate about helping those who are looking to find meaning & value in their life despite their current situation. Depression, Anxiety, Divorce, Addiction - Together, we will find what works for you with evidence based techniques. Each client is unique and has value. Have you found yourself saying "How did I get here?" No matter the path you find yourself on - therapy is meant to support you and help you figure it out. Healthy coping through your circumstances will help you re-direct your journey. Some just need someone to talk to - I am also passionate about listening and providing healthy validation.
My passion and my goal is to help you identify the root of your presenting concerns, contributing factors, and how together, we can understand and formulate a lasting change that enriches your life. I believe everyone has the right to feel success and perform to his or her potential in school, work, at home, among peers, and in the community. I conceptualize and understand each person's unique story within the context of one's unique culture and life history. It is a privilege to be allowed to "walk" with clients on their journeys of exploration, understanding, and problem-solving.
I hope to extend a warm, kind, and supportive office environment to help my clients feel comfortable working through personal challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family conflict, job stress and other life stressors and changes. In my practice, I use a variety of theories including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness, Existential and Multicultural approaches.
I believe there are three major components to a well-balanced state of mind - they are Love, Purpose, and Value. If either is missing, you could experience some level of mental distress. I specialize in working with the average person trying to earn a living and take care of their family. I treat individuals who struggle with anger, depression, self-esteem and other interpersonal concerns.
I am the co-owner and therapist at Olimene Counseling Services, Inc. I am passionate about making a positive change for behavioral health clients in the community. I have great confidence that the behavioral health therapy we provide to the community will assist individuals and families in achieving emotional wellness and stability. I completed my undergraduate work at Carthage College in Wisconsin, and my masters degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have a history of working for 10 years in the crisis department of a behavioral health hospital both as a therapist and a manager.
PROVIDING VIRTUAL THERAPY Your situation does not have to be your conclusion. No matter what’s going on in your life right now, you always get to decide your best way forward. Life can become very challenging at times and we find ourselves faced with difficult circumstances. Although these circumstances exist, we don’t have to let them define us or determine our destiny. So while we don’t always get to decide what happens to us, we do get to decide how we respond.
I believe you have have an inner strength that often goes unrecognized. Awareness of that inner strength will allow you to overcome the barriers that have prevented you from moving forward and improving your current situation. As your therapist I will assist you to take control of your therapy and explore the stressors and concerns in your life. I have experience working in adolescent outpatient settings, group homes and therapeutic foster care. I spent the last several years working with adult clients in outpatient settings who are in need of addictions counseling, domestic violence, depression, mood disorders, grief and loss, and crisis intervention.
It is my passion to help children and adolescents manage the unrelenting demands of school and activities and learn how to manage their feelings so they can become more confident and grounded. I also enjoy helping single women, who face their own unique challenges and struggles, particularly those living in the suburbs. They face pressure to explain their singleness, as if being single means that there is something wrong with them. I love empowering single women to live unapologetically, validate their experience, and pursue what matters to them.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, PEL, LPHA
There are times in all our lives when we don’t quite feel comfortable with ourselves or with our situations. These times can bring about overwhelming feelings of stress, depression and anxiety. We began to think and or act-out in which can be self-destructive and non-productive. As a highly skilled and supportive cognitive-behavioral and psychoanalytic therapist, I will assist you with moving beyond traumatic experiences, challenges and un-resolve conflict via personalized evidenced based therapeutic intervention. I am experienced providing mental health services to culturally diverse and the LGBTQ populations. Achieve your goals!
I have been in the field for over 30 years in many different aspects of mental health . I have worked extensively with survivors of abuse both sexual and physical. I work with all age clients and enjoy watching clients grow from where they were to where they want to be. I use a very eclectic approach from hynosis ,nlp, to talk therapy .
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been in practice since 1984. I have a degree in Medical Social Work and a certificate in Substance Abuse. I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My specialties include work with women's issues, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, depression and anxiety, and mindfulness training. I believe in the power of relationships to heal and clients natural desire to grow toward health.
As a Clinical Psychotherapist, I have nine years of experience providing guidance and assistance to individuals of all ages who face various life challenges including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, family conflict, self-esteem, trauma and PTSD, school issues and coping skills.
Growing up on the Westside of Chicago, siblings Dr. Hankerson and Mr. Moore, had a vision to make a difference in the field of mental health. Our dream became a reality in August of 2020 when TALK ABOUT IT was established, offering a wide range of counseling and psychological services to clients.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bolingbrook are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bolingbrook then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bolingbrook, or Child Psychologists in Bolingbrook.
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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. Psychologists in Bolingbrook specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.