Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Now accepting new clients! When we are struggling in life, feeling stuck, hurt, confused, or alone, we all deserve a place to talk with someone who we know will not judge or shame us, but instead who will walk alongside us and help us create change, finding our hope and strength. I believe that you were designed to heal and you have everything you need inside you. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it's okay to reach out for help, support, or guidance so that you can move towards the life you want to live.
Welcome to Blue Skies Counseling! I am Rebecca Lynn. Seeking counseling can be a life changing decision. Many people have tried on their own to change behaviors but have been frustrated in the process. I will help guide you in a direction where you see results in your life and relationships. I enjoy the simple language of walking beside another human being on life's journey, that's counseling in my mind.
For over 20 years, I have worked with clients of all ages who are dealing with life difficulties and mental health problems. In a safe, confidential setting, adults, adolescents and couples have the opportunity to lay out their concerns and explore in a non-judgmental relationship the best direction for their lives. My primary specializations are in working with people who are coping with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and couples/marital problems. I accept most insurance, including Health Alliance and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and am on a number of Employee Assistance Program panels.
I am committed to working with individuals and couples who are struggling in their lives either because of a crisis, transition, relationship or long standing issue that one keeps bumping up against. By providing a safe space together we can explore your thoughts/ feelings and increase your understanding of self and others. Self-awareness leads to change and personal growth.
Our inherent strengths, resilience, and perseverance as human beings allow us to conquer any hurdle within our lives regardless of our circumstances. I believe that through increased self-awareness, building upon internal strengths and skills, and enhancing positive relationships, every person has the ability to reach their true positive potential. I am committed to creating a safe, judgment free environment. I would consider myself as a compassionate, genuine, and empathetic counselor with a great sense of humor.
Like many of the families we work with, you may be feeling stuck. Perhaps you've read books, skimmed websites, and talked to friends and family in an effort to address your child's emotional or behavioral issues...yet he/she still seems to be struggling. Turning to someone else for help can feel like a big step. After all, as your child's parent, who knows him/her better than you? We agree. Thrive Child Psychology works in partnership with youth and families to get to the root of challenges, establish goals, and use research-based tools to achieve them.
Are you currently facing concerns related to trauma, anxiety, depression, mental health diagnoses, relationships, or parenting? Does it feel as though you need support or skills to meet your goals, process trauma, build healthy relationships, or live your best life? If you are looking for a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere and a therapist who is empathetic, respectful, and trustworthy, I would love to partner with you to develop a goal plan that is tailored to your needs and experiences. I believe in a holistic approach that will help you heal in all areas of your life: mind, body, emotions, spirit, and relationships.
Hello! My name is Beth Salmo, and I am a fully-licensed counselor in Illinois and Missouri with the ability to perform telehealth in those states as well as Florida. I'm working on getting full Colorado and Texas licenses and am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). I am excited for you for choosing to reach out for help, which can often be a difficult decision to make. When life feels overwhelming and scary, you do have safe and healthy options for relief. I am happy to support you on your journey to overcoming the dark spaces in your world without judgment.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Those things that hurt, instruct (Benjamin Franklin). It is often through pain and adversity that we experience growth and create change in our lives. My role is to provide support and guidance during this process. Deciding to seek therapy can be difficult. I provide a safe, comfortable environment in which to gain self awareness and work towards goals. I am continually inspired by my clients' insight, courage, strength, and capacity for change.
Email is my preferred way of communication. People may enter therapy for various reasons, from anxiety, stress or depression to trauma. Others are curious to discover more about themselves to improve their relationships and inner self. Whatever your circumstance is, therapy can be the first step in an empowering journey. One way to alleviate common and uncomfortable emotions is by identifying the root cause and processing events using evidence-based methods.
I feel that counseling is a path to wellness and positive change, in which the client is an active participant in the healing process. Counseling should not only address symptoms, but the whole person, mind, body and spirit.
Life can sometimes be overwhelming and present challenging situations. Therapy can provide tools and support to assist individuals in dealing with life's challenges. I use a holistic, strength focused therapy approach to assist you in goal setting to address your problems or challenges. My approach emphasizes a balanced lifestyle through a combination of nutrition/exercise and mindfulness, as well as utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches. I provide a safe and supportive environment empowering you to address challenges and make meaningful changes in your life.
We all are subject to stresses in life that can include loss and grief, mood-related concerns, life transitions, chronic illness, aging issues, relationship issues and other obstacles that interfere with our ability to lead happy and productive lives. I truly enjoy working with individuals to find solutions for personal concerns in their lives. I believe in a strengths focused, problem solving approach and supporting my clients' values as they work through their challenges. I focus on establishing a solid, supportive relationship with my clients.
I enjoy working with teens [14+] and adults, but especially love working with the college-age population. I also have a passion for working with people who have experienced complex trauma and people with physical disabilities and other marginalized/misunderstood groups.
Do thoughts like "I can't shake my past", "I don't think this pain will ever go away", or "I'm stuck" preoccupy your mind? Often, when something traumatic happens, it can get trapped in your brain with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, and feelings. Since the experience is stuck there, it continues to be triggered whenever a reminder comes up. It can be the basis of a lot of discomfort and negative emotions. We can process those memories so they are no longer disturbing using an evidence based treatment called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Hello, I’m Omolola (Lola) Lawal, a Licensed Professional Counselor with BlueSkies Counseling Normal, Illinois. My passion towards the Spiritual and Emotional Wellbeing of Individuals led me to the field of counseling after a 19 years career in the Oil and Gas sector. I believe that total healing encompasses the spirit, mind and body. I am a person of faith, who utilizes both evidenced based practices and biblical principles in helping my clients heal and achieve their therapy goals.
Jacki Orton is a licensed Clinical social worker with over 18 years of experience specializing in anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma. She builds a supportive therapeutic relationship to assist clients in navigating their life challenges in order to achieve a happier life balance. Sessions often include a variety of techniques, integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques, as well as more creative approaches including art, music and movement.
"I am a firm believer in finding balance between feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Sometimes what we are dealing with is simply present day stress, needing a safe environment to process and get feedback. Other times events from our past dictate our reactions to today's experiences. This leads to giving our power away and continuing to suffer. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other approaches when indicated, always focusing on the client's goals. I am focused on respectful approaches to teaching tools that allow each client's efforts to result in positive impacts throughout their lives."
You might be wondering if you can find someone who “gets you,” someone you can trust. I am committed to providing you with a safe, confidential relationship that allows you to reach your goals at your own pace. You can expect our work together to help you deepen self awareness and acceptance, increase compassion for yourself and others, and renegotiate old patterns that no longer serve you,
As life unfolds, we often find ourselves in need of caring and trustworthy assistance when facilitating change or adjusting to the obstacles we face. As a therapist, I will accompany you through this process. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques and strive to address your needs as an individual. During our time together, I will provide a unique balance of empathy and emotional support along with effective strategies that can help you move toward a more fulfilling lifestyle.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Heyworth 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 Heyworth 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 Heyworth, or Child Psychologists in Heyworth.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Heyworth psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Heyworth 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.