Therapists in Elgin, IL

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Alma Llamas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123  (Online Only)
Hello! Hola! My Name is Alma Llamas. I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed professional Therapist. As a first-generation Latina, I understand the importance of finding someone who can understand and validate your culture “Tus Raices”, “Tus Valores”. I also understand the importance of providing culturally competent therapy, which is why I have developed an affinity for tailoring therapeutic approaches to address the societal issues impacting the Latino community.
Hello! Hola! My Name is Alma Llamas. I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed professional Therapist. As a first-generation Latina, I understand the importance of finding someone who can understand and validate your culture “Tus Raices”, “Tus Valores”. I also understand the importance of providing culturally competent therapy, which is why I have developed an affinity for tailoring therapeutic approaches to address the societal issues impacting the Latino community.
(847) 354-4104 View (847) 354-4104
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Lindsay Keisman
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60123
All people have THAT moment. The big one, where we question if we are with the right person. We find ourselves loving someone, but falling into a pattern that we can't find our way out of. Communication, betrayals, falling out of sync, the fights that lead nowhere, someone shutting down, lack of emotional or physical intimacy, or not seeing eye to eye on important issues are all reasons people can benefit from an intensive look into their relationship. You want your person to be "your" person again. To love openly with affection, but also with the ability to resolve conflicts is what I wish for each couple I work with.
All people have THAT moment. The big one, where we question if we are with the right person. We find ourselves loving someone, but falling into a pattern that we can't find our way out of. Communication, betrayals, falling out of sync, the fights that lead nowhere, someone shutting down, lack of emotional or physical intimacy, or not seeing eye to eye on important issues are all reasons people can benefit from an intensive look into their relationship. You want your person to be "your" person again. To love openly with affection, but also with the ability to resolve conflicts is what I wish for each couple I work with.
(815) 664-3005 View (815) 664-3005
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Maga Passos-Hoke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60120
I help parents, children, families, and couples who are frustrated, angry, and hurting to heal and connect in a healthy way, rebuilding their relationships to bring harmony to themselves and their families.
I help parents, children, families, and couples who are frustrated, angry, and hurting to heal and connect in a healthy way, rebuilding their relationships to bring harmony to themselves and their families.
(630) 949-3739 View (630) 949-3739
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Isabel Acevedo
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60123  (Online Only)
I have been providing therapy for about a decade, and I am also a university professor. I am bilingual and love learning about other cultures. I like helping my clients reach their full potential and helping them from a non-judgmental point of view. I like to meet my clients where they are at as there is not one single approach to therapy. I also have a lot of experience with trauma and adolescents.
I have been providing therapy for about a decade, and I am also a university professor. I am bilingual and love learning about other cultures. I like helping my clients reach their full potential and helping them from a non-judgmental point of view. I like to meet my clients where they are at as there is not one single approach to therapy. I also have a lot of experience with trauma and adolescents.
(224) 637-1559 View (224) 637-1559
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Mack's Empowerment Counseling LLC
Counselor, MSEd, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60120
At Mack's Empowerment Counseling, we know clients do not want to be in therapy forever. I work with clients at their own pace to not only process what they are going through, but also help them be autonomous. I help clients process through their trauma or what they're going through while teaching them coping and wellness skills to take control back over their own lives. I know anything can be considered a crisis or a traumatic event and that's why I create a non-judgmental space, flexibility and adaptability to address different client needs.
At Mack's Empowerment Counseling, we know clients do not want to be in therapy forever. I work with clients at their own pace to not only process what they are going through, but also help them be autonomous. I help clients process through their trauma or what they're going through while teaching them coping and wellness skills to take control back over their own lives. I know anything can be considered a crisis or a traumatic event and that's why I create a non-judgmental space, flexibility and adaptability to address different client needs.
(224) 864-8932 View (224) 864-8932
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Jay Poland
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123
Life can be difficult through the different seasons of life. Grief, Depression, Addiction, Social Skills, Communication, Parenting, Dating, Marriage and other issues seem to come up out of nowhere or we have just chosen to stuff the issues because we didn't know how to deal with them and now we cannot manage it anymore. I offer Biblically sound and professionally competent counseling for those that may be struggling or just feel that something may just not be right. I want encourage you take a step in faith and ask for the help you need.
Life can be difficult through the different seasons of life. Grief, Depression, Addiction, Social Skills, Communication, Parenting, Dating, Marriage and other issues seem to come up out of nowhere or we have just chosen to stuff the issues because we didn't know how to deal with them and now we cannot manage it anymore. I offer Biblically sound and professionally competent counseling for those that may be struggling or just feel that something may just not be right. I want encourage you take a step in faith and ask for the help you need.
(847) 457-0671 View (847) 457-0671
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Mike Roehr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123  (Online Only)
“An important part of therapy is being able to find a counselor who is a good fit. I am here to help! I enjoy working with anyone who believes the art of therapy may be helpful in their life. I have a calm and warm personality and I am very easy to talk to. Together, we can work to help you along your lifelong journey.” Mike is a mental health therapist who specializes in providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. He has a variety of experience helping individuals of all ages with Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, PTSD, and other life challenges and transitions.
“An important part of therapy is being able to find a counselor who is a good fit. I am here to help! I enjoy working with anyone who believes the art of therapy may be helpful in their life. I have a calm and warm personality and I am very easy to talk to. Together, we can work to help you along your lifelong journey.” Mike is a mental health therapist who specializes in providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. He has a variety of experience helping individuals of all ages with Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, PTSD, and other life challenges and transitions.
(224) 230-4846 View (224) 230-4846
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Salena Pesch
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60124  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm so glad you're reaching out for help for yourself or your loved one. For years I've worked with youth and families who have experienced trauma and mental health struggles, anxiety and depression. I partner with those I work with to help them achieve their goals to live a healthy life. Sometimes you need help just finding who you are, where you fit in this world and how you can be understood. So often we need to be reminded of our own humanness, our flaws and how those common struggles can bring us together. We’re all just people trying to get through life. I’d love to help you on that journey.
Welcome! I'm so glad you're reaching out for help for yourself or your loved one. For years I've worked with youth and families who have experienced trauma and mental health struggles, anxiety and depression. I partner with those I work with to help them achieve their goals to live a healthy life. Sometimes you need help just finding who you are, where you fit in this world and how you can be understood. So often we need to be reminded of our own humanness, our flaws and how those common struggles can bring us together. We’re all just people trying to get through life. I’d love to help you on that journey.
(224) 479-0284 View (224) 479-0284
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Janet Mullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Every person considering therapy is unique - you might be a parent looking for ways to manage your child's behavior, or a child with low self-esteem, someone trying to put a difficult past to rest, or struggling with anxiety and depression. What's important is that you feel a warm, safe and accepting atmosphere to begin sorting out your life, finding balance and a way forward. It's my goal to provide that place of safety and acceptance, then offer you choices of therapy models. There are many paths to change; we'll find the right fit for you.
Every person considering therapy is unique - you might be a parent looking for ways to manage your child's behavior, or a child with low self-esteem, someone trying to put a difficult past to rest, or struggling with anxiety and depression. What's important is that you feel a warm, safe and accepting atmosphere to begin sorting out your life, finding balance and a way forward. It's my goal to provide that place of safety and acceptance, then offer you choices of therapy models. There are many paths to change; we'll find the right fit for you.
(630) 517-9505 View (630) 517-9505
Photo of Jena C Yuen, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Elgin, IL
Jena C Yuen
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60120
Finding a therapist you or your child feels comfortable with can be an intimidating process at first. Sometimes, it can be difficult to trust and open up to someone who is a stranger. I strive to provide a caring and nonjudgmental atmosphere, where clients can be heard and respected. Therapy should be a journey for both client and therapist, exploring and working through issues together. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults as they deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, bullying, family conflict, grief, gender identity issues and oppositional behavior.
Finding a therapist you or your child feels comfortable with can be an intimidating process at first. Sometimes, it can be difficult to trust and open up to someone who is a stranger. I strive to provide a caring and nonjudgmental atmosphere, where clients can be heard and respected. Therapy should be a journey for both client and therapist, exploring and working through issues together. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults as they deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, bullying, family conflict, grief, gender identity issues and oppositional behavior.
(224) 207-4560 View (224) 207-4560
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Jessica Noemi Ortiz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123  (Online Only)
As a Latina with over seven years of combined academic and clinical training, I believe in the importance of culturally competent, collaborative mental health care. A bulk of my work as a therapist is centered around the migrant experience of Latinos and how issues of acculturation and generational trauma can negatively impact our mental health. My personal and academic experiences drive me to find culturally tailored interventions in therapy. As a first-generation Mexican American, I understand the importance of incorporating our cultural values into healing spaces.
As a Latina with over seven years of combined academic and clinical training, I believe in the importance of culturally competent, collaborative mental health care. A bulk of my work as a therapist is centered around the migrant experience of Latinos and how issues of acculturation and generational trauma can negatively impact our mental health. My personal and academic experiences drive me to find culturally tailored interventions in therapy. As a first-generation Mexican American, I understand the importance of incorporating our cultural values into healing spaces.
(224) 970-3109 View (224) 970-3109
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Haven James Winter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123
While I enjoy working with many individuals, my passion is the LGBTQIA2+ community (particularly transgender folks) providing a positive and affirming environment to explore identities and develop a strong sense of self. My approach is to help clients identify and utilize strengths while encouraging continued growth. I focus on assisting clients in setting attainable goals, improving communication, and learning skills to manage symptoms and decrease behaviors that may be harmful. I believe that identifying negative beliefs and patterns of behavior that prevent someone from being where they want to be is an essential part of therapy.
While I enjoy working with many individuals, my passion is the LGBTQIA2+ community (particularly transgender folks) providing a positive and affirming environment to explore identities and develop a strong sense of self. My approach is to help clients identify and utilize strengths while encouraging continued growth. I focus on assisting clients in setting attainable goals, improving communication, and learning skills to manage symptoms and decrease behaviors that may be harmful. I believe that identifying negative beliefs and patterns of behavior that prevent someone from being where they want to be is an essential part of therapy.
(224) 435-4648 View (224) 435-4648
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Jennifer Suaste
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60123
Therapy can be a big step for someone who is experiencing intense feelings of stress and life's challenges. My focus is to help you feel comfortable and heard so that you can focus on achieving your goals. I believe that therapy can help anyone through the process of developing improved habits and skills. Learning how to use these can improve our ability to be independent and more adaptable to life's changes. I understand life transitions and problem solving can be difficult when a lot is thrown at us at once. My goal is to help you be able to tackle those events piece by piece in a more manageable way.
Therapy can be a big step for someone who is experiencing intense feelings of stress and life's challenges. My focus is to help you feel comfortable and heard so that you can focus on achieving your goals. I believe that therapy can help anyone through the process of developing improved habits and skills. Learning how to use these can improve our ability to be independent and more adaptable to life's changes. I understand life transitions and problem solving can be difficult when a lot is thrown at us at once. My goal is to help you be able to tackle those events piece by piece in a more manageable way.
(630) 866-5748 View (630) 866-5748
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Christopher Lee Ewald
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60123  (Online Only)
Often we struggle with our thoughts or experiences, and that struggle gets in the way of us living a complete and fulfilling life. Learning new skills to better manage your depression, anxiety... whatever it is, can be very helpful, but treatment with me will also focus on accepting those parts of you for what they are. Instead of struggling and fighting against those thoughts, those feelings, I try to take a different approach.
Often we struggle with our thoughts or experiences, and that struggle gets in the way of us living a complete and fulfilling life. Learning new skills to better manage your depression, anxiety... whatever it is, can be very helpful, but treatment with me will also focus on accepting those parts of you for what they are. Instead of struggling and fighting against those thoughts, those feelings, I try to take a different approach.
(331) 253-5192 View (331) 253-5192
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LisaLuca
CC, CH, RMT, LBLT
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60120
Lisa Luca is aka Lisa Luca - Stout. Lisa is a Certified Professional Spiritual Counselor. Lisa is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher. Lisa is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Life between life therapist. Lisa is also a Clients Centered Parts therapist. Lisa's office and school was in LITH, IL for 14 years and she is now currently working out of the Leidecker Institute, Elgin IL.
Lisa Luca is aka Lisa Luca - Stout. Lisa is a Certified Professional Spiritual Counselor. Lisa is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher. Lisa is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Life between life therapist. Lisa is also a Clients Centered Parts therapist. Lisa's office and school was in LITH, IL for 14 years and she is now currently working out of the Leidecker Institute, Elgin IL.
(847) 457-0731 View (847) 457-0731
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Bobby Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60120
As you begin your search for a therapist, you may have thought something like, “How am I supposed to find the best therapist for me?” Perhaps you were told to look for a certain certification, a set of initials, or a particular theory on a website or bio. But perhaps you are still afraid of making the “wrong choice.” Here’s the piece of advice I give young people and their parents who are in situations just like yours– “Find someone you like.” Studies have shown that the biggest indicator of success is the connection made between the counselor and client rather than the theory or certification.
As you begin your search for a therapist, you may have thought something like, “How am I supposed to find the best therapist for me?” Perhaps you were told to look for a certain certification, a set of initials, or a particular theory on a website or bio. But perhaps you are still afraid of making the “wrong choice.” Here’s the piece of advice I give young people and their parents who are in situations just like yours– “Find someone you like.” Studies have shown that the biggest indicator of success is the connection made between the counselor and client rather than the theory or certification.
(224) 268-0202 View (224) 268-0202
Photo of Kristina Seydlitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elgin, IL
Kristina Seydlitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60124
As a therapist, it is my mission for my patients to experience full-body wellness. I want to help clients reach their potential and work to overcome their challenges. Therapy can help you find new tools, skills, and knowledge to deal with difficult circumstances in life. I hope that in your search for finding a therapist, you can connect with that individual.
As a therapist, it is my mission for my patients to experience full-body wellness. I want to help clients reach their potential and work to overcome their challenges. Therapy can help you find new tools, skills, and knowledge to deal with difficult circumstances in life. I hope that in your search for finding a therapist, you can connect with that individual.
(847) 865-4838 View (847) 865-4838
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Kevin Smerko
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60123
Patients I work with tend to have difficulty with anxiety and/or depression. They want timely relief and are willing to work toward their goals of exploring new and healthy ways to manage the symptoms they experience. Patients experiencing depression and grief can expect to work towards improving their understanding of how they interact with the world around them.
Patients I work with tend to have difficulty with anxiety and/or depression. They want timely relief and are willing to work toward their goals of exploring new and healthy ways to manage the symptoms they experience. Patients experiencing depression and grief can expect to work towards improving their understanding of how they interact with the world around them.
(224) 571-9661 View (224) 571-9661
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Robert John Geiss Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123
I have had the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages for over 51 years. I approach everyone I see with a lifetime of experience about countless others but see the uniqueness of each individual. I meet people on the road where they are and assist them in taking life changing steps toward where they want to be. I see myself as a "midwife", helping each person give birth to a better life. Ultimately I see "my job is to put myself out of a job...but I need your help."
I have had the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages for over 51 years. I approach everyone I see with a lifetime of experience about countless others but see the uniqueness of each individual. I meet people on the road where they are and assist them in taking life changing steps toward where they want to be. I see myself as a "midwife", helping each person give birth to a better life. Ultimately I see "my job is to put myself out of a job...but I need your help."
(847) 943-3908 View (847) 943-3908
Photo of Brandon Aguillard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elgin, IL
Brandon Aguillard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60124
We all possess the ability for healing, growth, and self-development. Sometimes our efforts toward improvement need helpful nudges. As a therapist, I hope to join you on your journey in the here and now, walking alongside you, the challenges you face, and the growth you hope to experience. Of course, self-healing can be done alone, yet sometimes a therapist can be a helpful addition.
We all possess the ability for healing, growth, and self-development. Sometimes our efforts toward improvement need helpful nudges. As a therapist, I hope to join you on your journey in the here and now, walking alongside you, the challenges you face, and the growth you hope to experience. Of course, self-healing can be done alone, yet sometimes a therapist can be a helpful addition.
(847) 512-3826 View (847) 512-3826

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Elgin, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Elgin, IL who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
84% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
64% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Elgin, IL see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Elgin?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.