Therapists in Effingham, IL

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Brandy Kelley Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified
Effingham, IL 62401  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a dedicated and compassionate counselor specialized in perinatal mental health and trauma. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals during the perinatal period, I provide a safe and nurturing space for clients to heal, grow, and thrive. For those experiencing perinatal mental health concerns such as postpartum depression, anxiety, or birth trauma, I offer evidence-based approaches tailored to meet your specific needs. Through a collaborative and non-judgmental approach, I aim to empower you to navigate the emotional complexities of this transformative phase with strength and resilience.
Welcome! I am a dedicated and compassionate counselor specialized in perinatal mental health and trauma. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals during the perinatal period, I provide a safe and nurturing space for clients to heal, grow, and thrive. For those experiencing perinatal mental health concerns such as postpartum depression, anxiety, or birth trauma, I offer evidence-based approaches tailored to meet your specific needs. Through a collaborative and non-judgmental approach, I aim to empower you to navigate the emotional complexities of this transformative phase with strength and resilience.
(217) 795-8628 View (217) 795-8628
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Kaitlyn Eade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Effingham, IL 62401
It can feel difficult trying to figure out why our relationship with our partner is struggling. Not only is it difficult to see the root of the problem but it is also difficult being on the same page to try to find a solution to the problem. Maybe you are arguing over the smallest things and blowing it up into something much larger than you expected it to. Maybe you feel emotionally disconnected from your partner and you don’t know how to relight that spark. Maybe you find yourself not knowing what to talk to your partner about.
It can feel difficult trying to figure out why our relationship with our partner is struggling. Not only is it difficult to see the root of the problem but it is also difficult being on the same page to try to find a solution to the problem. Maybe you are arguing over the smallest things and blowing it up into something much larger than you expected it to. Maybe you feel emotionally disconnected from your partner and you don’t know how to relight that spark. Maybe you find yourself not knowing what to talk to your partner about.
(217) 748-1749 View (217) 748-1749
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Katrina Schoenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Effingham, IL 62401
If you find yourself carrying the weight of traumatic experiences, grappling with persistent negative beliefs, or feeling a disconnection from yourself, I am here to offer support and guidance. Together, we can unravel the layers of your experiences, providing a path towards growth, self-acceptance, and a renewed sense of purpose. I believe in the inherent strength within each individual and the capacity for profound healing. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, client-centered, and grounded in the belief that everyone deserves a space to be heard, understood, and validated.
If you find yourself carrying the weight of traumatic experiences, grappling with persistent negative beliefs, or feeling a disconnection from yourself, I am here to offer support and guidance. Together, we can unravel the layers of your experiences, providing a path towards growth, self-acceptance, and a renewed sense of purpose. I believe in the inherent strength within each individual and the capacity for profound healing. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, client-centered, and grounded in the belief that everyone deserves a space to be heard, understood, and validated.
(618) 617-6227 View (618) 617-6227
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Wright Choice Counseling, Group Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, Couples, Gottman
Verified
5 Endorsed
Effingham, IL 62401
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” Maya Angelou. Acknowledging your challenges & seeking help are the first steps in healing. At Wright Choice Counseling, we have a diverse group of clinicians to offer support to individuals, couples, & families. We believe that each person possesses special strengths, & we strive to build upon these to facilitate growth. We have two beautiful offices and or do online therapy too!
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” Maya Angelou. Acknowledging your challenges & seeking help are the first steps in healing. At Wright Choice Counseling, we have a diverse group of clinicians to offer support to individuals, couples, & families. We believe that each person possesses special strengths, & we strive to build upon these to facilitate growth. We have two beautiful offices and or do online therapy too!
(618) 266-2693 View (618) 266-2693
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Scott Michael Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Effingham, IL 62401
Hello! My name is Scott Murray, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice as a psychotherapist. I am a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, where I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work and soon after attained my Illinois clinical social work licensure. I have 20+ years experience working in outpatient clinics, in-patient psychiatric treatment facilities, academic institutions, and forensic facilities where I provided assessment and therapy to individuals, groups, couples, and families.
Hello! My name is Scott Murray, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice as a psychotherapist. I am a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, where I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work and soon after attained my Illinois clinical social work licensure. I have 20+ years experience working in outpatient clinics, in-patient psychiatric treatment facilities, academic institutions, and forensic facilities where I provided assessment and therapy to individuals, groups, couples, and families.
(618) 492-4841 View (618) 492-4841
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Pamela R. Miller
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Effingham, IL 62401
If you're ready to make a change and move in a new direction or if you're just looking for extra support and guidance with daily stressors, I can assist you in making changes toward a positive direction. Whether it is relationship, divorce or marriage issues, anxiety/depression, grief/loss or parenting problems, we can help. As a nationally licensed, clinical therapist, I use evidence based treatments to help you learn healthy life choices for a healthy balance! Today you are one step closer to a new you, on a path to health, well-being and life balance.
If you're ready to make a change and move in a new direction or if you're just looking for extra support and guidance with daily stressors, I can assist you in making changes toward a positive direction. Whether it is relationship, divorce or marriage issues, anxiety/depression, grief/loss or parenting problems, we can help. As a nationally licensed, clinical therapist, I use evidence based treatments to help you learn healthy life choices for a healthy balance! Today you are one step closer to a new you, on a path to health, well-being and life balance.
(217) 919-0395 View (217) 919-0395
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Lisa M. Rankin
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, LSOTP, LSOE
Verified
Effingham, IL 62401
I appreciate a person who is ready to work on becoming the best they can be. I have a "get real" approach to what matters and that is you! I utilize your strengths to identify interfering issues and will help you to develop effective coping strategies in a confidential setting.
I appreciate a person who is ready to work on becoming the best they can be. I have a "get real" approach to what matters and that is you! I utilize your strengths to identify interfering issues and will help you to develop effective coping strategies in a confidential setting.
(217) 885-4151 View (217) 885-4151
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David Ehlers
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Effingham, IL 62401
We aim to provide a level of care that enables everyone who walks through our doors to be better equipped to live the life they were meant for. Firmly grounded in hope and compassion, we exist for all people to thrive and experience wholeness in mind, body, and spirit. Whether you’re looking to overcome past experiences, seeking personal growth, or are in the midst of marital challenges, we are committed to fostering a safe space for you to share your story.
We aim to provide a level of care that enables everyone who walks through our doors to be better equipped to live the life they were meant for. Firmly grounded in hope and compassion, we exist for all people to thrive and experience wholeness in mind, body, and spirit. Whether you’re looking to overcome past experiences, seeking personal growth, or are in the midst of marital challenges, we are committed to fostering a safe space for you to share your story.
(217) 765-8157 View (217) 765-8157
Debbie Huddleston
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Effingham, IL 62401  (Online Only)
I am an independent contractor working with Neuro Harmony, LLC. My ideal client is someone who is ready to begin a journey of self-exploration and face life on life's terms. That being said, anyone who comes to me for counseling is someone I would like to work with. I like helping people reclaim their self-esteem and power in life, overcome anxiety and depression, develop coping skills to deal with life, heal from trauma and overcome old behavior patterns that are self-defeating and self-sabotaging.
I am an independent contractor working with Neuro Harmony, LLC. My ideal client is someone who is ready to begin a journey of self-exploration and face life on life's terms. That being said, anyone who comes to me for counseling is someone I would like to work with. I like helping people reclaim their self-esteem and power in life, overcome anxiety and depression, develop coping skills to deal with life, heal from trauma and overcome old behavior patterns that are self-defeating and self-sabotaging.
(217) 290-2748 View (217) 290-2748
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Dave Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Effingham, IL 62401  (Online Only)
I am an independent contractor working with Neuro Harmony, LLC. I most enjoy working with folks struggling with trauma, ADD, BPD, NDE's, and who consider themselves "quirky" or "misfits." Often they are simply seeking validation - reassurance that they are not actually "crazy" - and have the curiosity, sense of humor and resilience needed to undertake existential adventures. Like most of us, what they are basically seeking is contentment and peace of mind.
I am an independent contractor working with Neuro Harmony, LLC. I most enjoy working with folks struggling with trauma, ADD, BPD, NDE's, and who consider themselves "quirky" or "misfits." Often they are simply seeking validation - reassurance that they are not actually "crazy" - and have the curiosity, sense of humor and resilience needed to undertake existential adventures. Like most of us, what they are basically seeking is contentment and peace of mind.
(217) 634-6690 View (217) 634-6690
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Jennifer Scully
Counselor, LCPC, CCTP
Verified
Effingham, IL 62401  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Trauma Therapist I honor the differences between Counseling, Therapy, and Trauma Processing and am happy to meet you where you're at. I work well with people who are trying to break free from cycles of dysfunctional family patterns, people trying to do better than their parents did, people struggling with Post Traumatic Stress, and people who think outside the box. If you have experienced trauma; if you suffer from iatrogenic injury and medical gaslighting, if you question western medicine; if you are highly sensitive, an empath, or an outcast, if you're searching for your higher self through spirituality, we may be a good fit.
As a Trauma Therapist I honor the differences between Counseling, Therapy, and Trauma Processing and am happy to meet you where you're at. I work well with people who are trying to break free from cycles of dysfunctional family patterns, people trying to do better than their parents did, people struggling with Post Traumatic Stress, and people who think outside the box. If you have experienced trauma; if you suffer from iatrogenic injury and medical gaslighting, if you question western medicine; if you are highly sensitive, an empath, or an outcast, if you're searching for your higher self through spirituality, we may be a good fit.
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Rachel Ochse
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Effingham, IL 62401  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping empower my clients effect change in their lives, as well as working with individuals who have struggled to be successful with other therapists. Change is possible, and I aim to provide access quality to mental healthcare service to those looking for healing and personal growth. I believe we stay stuck in patterns, until we become aware of how histories impact our present day functioning, and opt to make changes.
I am passionate about helping empower my clients effect change in their lives, as well as working with individuals who have struggled to be successful with other therapists. Change is possible, and I aim to provide access quality to mental healthcare service to those looking for healing and personal growth. I believe we stay stuck in patterns, until we become aware of how histories impact our present day functioning, and opt to make changes.
(312) 997-5273 View (312) 997-5273

Online Therapists

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Lavina Velasco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Champaign, IL 61820
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults across the lifespan needing support for anxiety, grief, relationships, and major life changes. Whether we meet virtually, face-to-face, or outdoors in nature, my clients leave sessions feeling reconnected to their self-worth and ability to change unwanted patterns. I have a special interest in helping clients heal from loss; establish healthy boundaries; practice courageous communication; and enjoy meaningful connection with others.
I work with adults across the lifespan needing support for anxiety, grief, relationships, and major life changes. Whether we meet virtually, face-to-face, or outdoors in nature, my clients leave sessions feeling reconnected to their self-worth and ability to change unwanted patterns. I have a special interest in helping clients heal from loss; establish healthy boundaries; practice courageous communication; and enjoy meaningful connection with others.
(217) 733-0462 View (217) 733-0462
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Lisa Feldmann
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Herrin, IL 62948  (Online Only)
Hello! So glad you are here! Do you get into relationships hoping that this time things will be different? Do you feel overwhelmed and have a hard time exploring and working towards your goals or just life fulfillment? Would you like a more kind and loving relationship with yourself? I love helping people who are ready to identify patterns that hold them back from happiness and fulfillment in both relationship and other areas of life.
Hello! So glad you are here! Do you get into relationships hoping that this time things will be different? Do you feel overwhelmed and have a hard time exploring and working towards your goals or just life fulfillment? Would you like a more kind and loving relationship with yourself? I love helping people who are ready to identify patterns that hold them back from happiness and fulfillment in both relationship and other areas of life.
(618) 226-8952 View (618) 226-8952
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Dan Free
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Maryville, IL 62062
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you're struggling with a difficult situation, or would like to invest in improving a relationship, taking the first steps to find a counselor can be daunting. We all have struggles and need help from time to time. It's important to find a competent counselor that you can trust. I consider it a privilege to be a counselor, to be invited into my client's stories, and to walk along-side them in the midst of the challenges they are facing.
Whether you're struggling with a difficult situation, or would like to invest in improving a relationship, taking the first steps to find a counselor can be daunting. We all have struggles and need help from time to time. It's important to find a competent counselor that you can trust. I consider it a privilege to be a counselor, to be invited into my client's stories, and to walk along-side them in the midst of the challenges they are facing.
(618) 565-0737 View (618) 565-0737
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Cisco Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Centralia, IL 62801  (Online Only)
Good day. As you consider your therapeutic needs, let me invite you to begin your journey with me. Having practice for several years, I have learned to explore the etiology of negative thoughts and how those thoughts impact life. Come let us work together to find ways to improve your thoughts.
Good day. As you consider your therapeutic needs, let me invite you to begin your journey with me. Having practice for several years, I have learned to explore the etiology of negative thoughts and how those thoughts impact life. Come let us work together to find ways to improve your thoughts.
(618) 556-4759 View (618) 556-4759
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Sabrina Gummersheimer
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Columbia, IL 62236
Life isn't always easy and sometimes we need help finding our way. I am passionate about helping people along their journey in life and believe that counseling is a safe platform where people can make positive changes. I have years of experience providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
Life isn't always easy and sometimes we need help finding our way. I am passionate about helping people along their journey in life and believe that counseling is a safe platform where people can make positive changes. I have years of experience providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
(618) 328-3119 View (618) 328-3119
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Angela R. Wilson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Champaign, IL 61820
We strive for happiness and avoid discomfort. I am passionate about helping you with your discomfort using various theraputic methods to find your happier place. Working in a private practice allows me to utilize many techniques of counseling and psychotherapy. Clinically, I adapt a treatment approach based on client goals or goals we set together. I believe one's life story as it relates to his or her behavior is a fascinating self-exploration exercise that everyone should have the chance to experience - especially given the fact that understanding self is imperative to acceptance and/or change.
We strive for happiness and avoid discomfort. I am passionate about helping you with your discomfort using various theraputic methods to find your happier place. Working in a private practice allows me to utilize many techniques of counseling and psychotherapy. Clinically, I adapt a treatment approach based on client goals or goals we set together. I believe one's life story as it relates to his or her behavior is a fascinating self-exploration exercise that everyone should have the chance to experience - especially given the fact that understanding self is imperative to acceptance and/or change.
(217) 645-6283 View (217) 645-6283
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Daniel Giers
Counselor, MBA, LCPC
Verified
Forsyth, IL 62535
I work well with clients undergoing a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. I approach treatment in an individual and personalized manner utilizing anxiety, panic and trauma reducing, depth therapy. The most appropriate client is one who is open to finding their answers and healing in a calm, self-paced environment free of discrimination and judgment. All clients have the ability to eventually become their own therapist and I am prepared and eager to help you find the strengths that are sometimes very difficult to see.
I work well with clients undergoing a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. I approach treatment in an individual and personalized manner utilizing anxiety, panic and trauma reducing, depth therapy. The most appropriate client is one who is open to finding their answers and healing in a calm, self-paced environment free of discrimination and judgment. All clients have the ability to eventually become their own therapist and I am prepared and eager to help you find the strengths that are sometimes very difficult to see.
(217) 615-5816 View (217) 615-5816
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Shelby Reece
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
O Fallon, IL 62269
You can’t pour from an empty cup.” That’s why I help people do the important work of refilling their owns cups, reclaiming their lives, and healing with a renewed sense of purpose.
You can’t pour from an empty cup.” That’s why I help people do the important work of refilling their owns cups, reclaiming their lives, and healing with a renewed sense of purpose.
(618) 226-4865 View (618) 226-4865

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Number of Therapists in Effingham, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Effingham, IL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
75% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Effingham, IL see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Effingham?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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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.