Therapists in Dekalb, IL

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Jordan Prebys
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, RPT-S, RSP
Verified Verified
Dekalb, IL 60115
I am an alternative therapist who believes talk therapy alone is simply not enough. This is why I have gone to great lengths over my 20 years of experience to develop and grow as a therapist to learn more, do more, and provide more, to both my adult and child clients. In addition to talk therapy I also integrate the mind, body, and spirit into treatment through the use of sandplay therapy (for adults and children), play therapy, dream work, art, and hypnotherapy. These approaches bring the whole brain into treatment. Simply put, no one wants to simply exist, we are meant to thrive. Let's move beyond coping.
I am an alternative therapist who believes talk therapy alone is simply not enough. This is why I have gone to great lengths over my 20 years of experience to develop and grow as a therapist to learn more, do more, and provide more, to both my adult and child clients. In addition to talk therapy I also integrate the mind, body, and spirit into treatment through the use of sandplay therapy (for adults and children), play therapy, dream work, art, and hypnotherapy. These approaches bring the whole brain into treatment. Simply put, no one wants to simply exist, we are meant to thrive. Let's move beyond coping.
(815) 605-5913 View (815) 605-5913
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Katie Blum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115  (Online Only)
I strive to walk alongside clients on their personal and unique journey of life, supporting each individual person while providing strategies, education, and insight into ongoing stressors. My approach to therapy focuses on meeting clients where they are at and helping them reach their self-determined goals. I help clients define their strengths while providing proven strategies to build resilience and strengthen everyday coping. My specialties include anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD/executive functioning, academic difficulties, interpersonal and relationship issues, self-esteem, and sleep troubles.
I strive to walk alongside clients on their personal and unique journey of life, supporting each individual person while providing strategies, education, and insight into ongoing stressors. My approach to therapy focuses on meeting clients where they are at and helping them reach their self-determined goals. I help clients define their strengths while providing proven strategies to build resilience and strengthen everyday coping. My specialties include anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD/executive functioning, academic difficulties, interpersonal and relationship issues, self-esteem, and sleep troubles.
(779) 246-4683 View (779) 246-4683
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Kate M Michels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115
Being seen and heard is an important part of the human experience, and the therapeutic space is valuable for discovering who you are and how you interact with the world. Counseling can help with common life challenges such as anxiety, depression, overwhelm, trauma, adjustments, loss/grief, family, and relationship issues. I like to foster the therapeutic relationship using empathy and compassion from a professional vantage point. Everyone has unique needs and experiences that need to be explored and validated, while gaining skills and knowledge to elicit the personal changes you are aiming for.
Being seen and heard is an important part of the human experience, and the therapeutic space is valuable for discovering who you are and how you interact with the world. Counseling can help with common life challenges such as anxiety, depression, overwhelm, trauma, adjustments, loss/grief, family, and relationship issues. I like to foster the therapeutic relationship using empathy and compassion from a professional vantage point. Everyone has unique needs and experiences that need to be explored and validated, while gaining skills and knowledge to elicit the personal changes you are aiming for.
(779) 548-6390 View (779) 548-6390
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Laura Z Gillberg Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dekalb, IL 60115  (Online Only)
Call or email for a free 15 minute video/phone consultation. Offering Telehealth Only.
Call or email for a free 15 minute video/phone consultation. Offering Telehealth Only.
(779) 205-0667 View (779) 205-0667
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J J Wett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have you had a hard time adjusting to a life change? Are you feeling nervous or sad? Have you had relationship difficulties with your partner? Have you had a difficult time "getting through" to your children? I can help! I provide individual, couple, and family therapy to everyone no matter the age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. In fact, I specialize in helping people with traumatic experiences and their family members overcome obstacles in their life!
Have you had a hard time adjusting to a life change? Are you feeling nervous or sad? Have you had relationship difficulties with your partner? Have you had a difficult time "getting through" to your children? I can help! I provide individual, couple, and family therapy to everyone no matter the age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. In fact, I specialize in helping people with traumatic experiences and their family members overcome obstacles in their life!
(815) 570-9176 View (815) 570-9176
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Anxiety And Depression Counseling New Hope Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115
Immediate openings at our DeKalb location! Is your marriage struggling to thrive? Are you worried about changes you've seen in your teenager? Have you experienced trauma that has left you unable to manage day to day life? Our therapists are here to provide a safe place for you to come ask questions, receive a listening ear, and walk with you through life's challenges.
Immediate openings at our DeKalb location! Is your marriage struggling to thrive? Are you worried about changes you've seen in your teenager? Have you experienced trauma that has left you unable to manage day to day life? Our therapists are here to provide a safe place for you to come ask questions, receive a listening ear, and walk with you through life's challenges.
(224) 302-6961 View (224) 302-6961
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James Thomson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115
STRUGGLING WITH ANXIETY? Discover "What Your Anxiety is telling You." If you have a fever, your temperature is not what's wrong; it's a symptom that points to what's wrong. Let's work together to reduce your symptom of anxiety that is robbing you of your peace of mind. FOR RELATIONSHIPS: I developed the program "A World Class Love: Building the Relationship of Your Dreams" to teach couples how to stop fighting, improve their communication skills and re-kindle their love. When we work together, I will guide you through this step by step process to help you build the relationship of your dreams.
STRUGGLING WITH ANXIETY? Discover "What Your Anxiety is telling You." If you have a fever, your temperature is not what's wrong; it's a symptom that points to what's wrong. Let's work together to reduce your symptom of anxiety that is robbing you of your peace of mind. FOR RELATIONSHIPS: I developed the program "A World Class Love: Building the Relationship of Your Dreams" to teach couples how to stop fighting, improve their communication skills and re-kindle their love. When we work together, I will guide you through this step by step process to help you build the relationship of your dreams.
(815) 217-2186 View (815) 217-2186
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Anxiety And Depression Therapy Chloe Udell
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Dekalb, IL 60115
I'm here to guide you in building self-growth and healthier relationships with others. Understanding how our backgrounds and the world influence our relationships is important for everyone, regardless of age or background. Whether you're a teen struggling with self-identity or a parent looking to strengthen your bond with your child, I'm here to provide guidance and support.
I'm here to guide you in building self-growth and healthier relationships with others. Understanding how our backgrounds and the world influence our relationships is important for everyone, regardless of age or background. Whether you're a teen struggling with self-identity or a parent looking to strengthen your bond with your child, I'm here to provide guidance and support.
(815) 339-8671 View (815) 339-8671
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Life Solutions
Counselor, NCC, LCPC, MS Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115
My therapeutic philosophy incorporates Adlerian ideals, which focus on acceptance of our humanity and encouragement of the greatest potential within ourselves. Using empathy and validation, I will listen to your life story to better understand your worldview and unique experiences that led you to counseling. I also use Rogerian theory to prioritize unconditional positive regard, authenticity, and empathy to build a therapeutic relationship. This approach helps foster a safe space to make changes you want to address towards a life that is more congruent with values and goals.
My therapeutic philosophy incorporates Adlerian ideals, which focus on acceptance of our humanity and encouragement of the greatest potential within ourselves. Using empathy and validation, I will listen to your life story to better understand your worldview and unique experiences that led you to counseling. I also use Rogerian theory to prioritize unconditional positive regard, authenticity, and empathy to build a therapeutic relationship. This approach helps foster a safe space to make changes you want to address towards a life that is more congruent with values and goals.
(779) 246-3082 View (779) 246-3082
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Kelly Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115
Whether you are going through an important transition or need extra support as you navigate everyday life, it is worth remembering that everyone needs help sometimes. Being a wife for the last 16 years and a mom for the last 20 years has given me the opportunity to experience the richness of family life including teen parenthood/parenthood, marriage, life cycle transitions, blended family dynamics, anxiety and stress related challenges. Challenges create strength and it is my passion to help others sift through the inevitable challenges of life to cultivate understanding and clarity and the ability to move forward with strength.
Whether you are going through an important transition or need extra support as you navigate everyday life, it is worth remembering that everyone needs help sometimes. Being a wife for the last 16 years and a mom for the last 20 years has given me the opportunity to experience the richness of family life including teen parenthood/parenthood, marriage, life cycle transitions, blended family dynamics, anxiety and stress related challenges. Challenges create strength and it is my passion to help others sift through the inevitable challenges of life to cultivate understanding and clarity and the ability to move forward with strength.
(815) 567-9054 View (815) 567-9054
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Depression And Anxiety Recovery Emma Youngquist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dekalb, IL 60115
I have immediate openings! In person and online, evenings available, too! I work well with clients having depression or anxiety symptoms, but have experience with other issues as well. I like to get to know my clients as people. We are all special and unique individuals. My clients’ treatment plans are tailor-made to each individual’s needs.
I have immediate openings! In person and online, evenings available, too! I work well with clients having depression or anxiety symptoms, but have experience with other issues as well. I like to get to know my clients as people. We are all special and unique individuals. My clients’ treatment plans are tailor-made to each individual’s needs.
(815) 736-0976 View (815) 736-0976
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Shelley Pier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115  (Online Only)
Healing from trauma and grief is not just about surviving the experience, it is also about learning to LIVE again. I enjoy being part of this process and empowering people to grow, change, heal, and thrive! I am passionate about my work and I love helping people reconnect with themselves. I believe it is important to get to the root of the problem, not just manage symptoms. One of the gifts I bring to you is listening deeply and helping you feel understood as we collaborate on implementing practical solutions.
Healing from trauma and grief is not just about surviving the experience, it is also about learning to LIVE again. I enjoy being part of this process and empowering people to grow, change, heal, and thrive! I am passionate about my work and I love helping people reconnect with themselves. I believe it is important to get to the root of the problem, not just manage symptoms. One of the gifts I bring to you is listening deeply and helping you feel understood as we collaborate on implementing practical solutions.
(847) 629-0840 View (847) 629-0840
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Melanie Sharpe
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Dekalb, IL 60115  (Online Only)
I believe in facilitating a therapeutic space through the use of empathy and compassion. I rely on utilizing the tools of Person-Centered Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to aid in building a strong therapeutic bond. I believe in using a non-authoritative approach that aids in empowering clients so they may find their own strengths find meaningful solutions.
I believe in facilitating a therapeutic space through the use of empathy and compassion. I rely on utilizing the tools of Person-Centered Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to aid in building a strong therapeutic bond. I believe in using a non-authoritative approach that aids in empowering clients so they may find their own strengths find meaningful solutions.
(779) 212-7712 View (779) 212-7712
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Maggie Milano
Counselor, LCPC, CFLE, NCC, CHAIS, ACS
Verified Verified
Dekalb, IL 60115
Life involves stress; it's inevitable. Everyone struggles and needs support, yet many people have not found help. It's hard to figure everything out on our own. You deserve to be listened to objectively, kindly, and without interruption. Sometimes family and friends don't provide help the way we need (or they may make things worse). Psychotherapists can help provide unbiased support and interventions that research shows are pretty darn effective. Though it may not feel like it, lowering stress levels and resolving challenges is not as hard as it may seem. A little guidance could make a big difference!
Life involves stress; it's inevitable. Everyone struggles and needs support, yet many people have not found help. It's hard to figure everything out on our own. You deserve to be listened to objectively, kindly, and without interruption. Sometimes family and friends don't provide help the way we need (or they may make things worse). Psychotherapists can help provide unbiased support and interventions that research shows are pretty darn effective. Though it may not feel like it, lowering stress levels and resolving challenges is not as hard as it may seem. A little guidance could make a big difference!
(815) 286-4030 View (815) 286-4030
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Katherine Elizabeth Siembab
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115
Most people are surviving life instead of learning how to live it with fulfillment and satisfaction. Stressful experiences accumulate over time and steal our sense of control and hope, which is not fair and not necessary. If you want to regain balance and clarity, we can do that. We will identify themes, triggers, and learn to cope and conquer. If you are willing to work hard and be authentic, you can really make some vast changes. Together we can create more compassion, acceptance, and space for yourself to feel grounded and make meaningful growth.
Most people are surviving life instead of learning how to live it with fulfillment and satisfaction. Stressful experiences accumulate over time and steal our sense of control and hope, which is not fair and not necessary. If you want to regain balance and clarity, we can do that. We will identify themes, triggers, and learn to cope and conquer. If you are willing to work hard and be authentic, you can really make some vast changes. Together we can create more compassion, acceptance, and space for yourself to feel grounded and make meaningful growth.
(779) 209-1875 View (779) 209-1875
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Healing Crown Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dekalb, IL 60115  (Online Only)
Candice has worked with clients who have struggled with mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, grief and loss, substance abuse, LGBTQ Issues, personality disorders, and PTSD. Her specialties include struggles with intimate and family relationships, personality disorders, criminal thinking, anger management, poor self image, depression, and trauma. Candice prioritizes the therapeutic relationship and rapport that is developed with each of her clients. She is passionate about helping clients draw strength from their experiences; to live a better quality of life and reach personal fulfillment.
Candice has worked with clients who have struggled with mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, grief and loss, substance abuse, LGBTQ Issues, personality disorders, and PTSD. Her specialties include struggles with intimate and family relationships, personality disorders, criminal thinking, anger management, poor self image, depression, and trauma. Candice prioritizes the therapeutic relationship and rapport that is developed with each of her clients. She is passionate about helping clients draw strength from their experiences; to live a better quality of life and reach personal fulfillment.
(779) 252-7348 View (779) 252-7348
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Vicki Alden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115
You deserve to get the most out of your life. You deserve joy in living - this joy is really a necessity not a luxury! If you are experiencing grief or loss or issues that make your daily living difficult, I have the experience, expertise and empathy to help. Besides private practice I have had the privilege to work within family and youth service agencies, an inpatient mental health center, and three teaching hospitals.
You deserve to get the most out of your life. You deserve joy in living - this joy is really a necessity not a luxury! If you are experiencing grief or loss or issues that make your daily living difficult, I have the experience, expertise and empathy to help. Besides private practice I have had the privilege to work within family and youth service agencies, an inpatient mental health center, and three teaching hospitals.
(630) 733-1605 View (630) 733-1605
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Couple And Family Therapy Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Dekalb, IL 60115
The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is here to help you cope with issues and challenges that affect your everyday life. Our clinic provides high-quality, affordable mental health services with a commitment to empowering you to nurture strong relationships through addressing the issues you are facing. The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is an integral partner to Northern Illinois University's accredited M.S. Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy program.
The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is here to help you cope with issues and challenges that affect your everyday life. Our clinic provides high-quality, affordable mental health services with a commitment to empowering you to nurture strong relationships through addressing the issues you are facing. The Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is an integral partner to Northern Illinois University's accredited M.S. Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy program.
(815) 247-4858 View (815) 247-4858
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Pam Heilman
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115  (Online Only)
Life can be full of challenges. One thing we have in common as human beings is that we all struggle in some way. Yet, when we struggle, it can feel like a very isolating experience. I am here to tell you that you don’t have to do it alone. I work with adults 18 and over. I treat a variety of concerns including: depression, generalized anxiety, grief, health anxiety, OCD, self-esteem issues, and social anxiety. I collaborate with clients to identify their goals and increase self-awareness. My goal is to empower clients to manage life's problems while increasing feelings of hope, peace, and joy.
Life can be full of challenges. One thing we have in common as human beings is that we all struggle in some way. Yet, when we struggle, it can feel like a very isolating experience. I am here to tell you that you don’t have to do it alone. I work with adults 18 and over. I treat a variety of concerns including: depression, generalized anxiety, grief, health anxiety, OCD, self-esteem issues, and social anxiety. I collaborate with clients to identify their goals and increase self-awareness. My goal is to empower clients to manage life's problems while increasing feelings of hope, peace, and joy.
(815) 446-3545 View (815) 446-3545
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David Rosenblatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dekalb, IL 60115
My name is David Rosenblatt, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Chicago Illinois and working with clients in the Chicagoland area both in person and telehealth. I work with adults and older adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, and trauma, using Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative to help my clients feel better about themselves and function better.
My name is David Rosenblatt, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Chicago Illinois and working with clients in the Chicagoland area both in person and telehealth. I work with adults and older adults and specialize in depression, anxiety, and trauma, using Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative to help my clients feel better about themselves and function better.
(872) 309-3567 View (872) 309-3567
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Number of Therapists in Dekalb, IL

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Dekalb, IL who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Self Esteem
81% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Dekalb, IL see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dekalb?

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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.