Female Therapists in Heyworth, IL

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Laura Karr
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Heyworth, IL 61745
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.
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.
(309) 328-3281 View (309) 328-3281
Emily Breitweiser
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Heyworth, IL 61745
Now accepting new clients! I am passionate about walking with adults and couples on their healing journeys. Additionally, I specialize in working with college students and emerging adults facing anxiety, grief, chronic stress, and life transitions. As an existentially based therapist, I do not view myself as an expert on my clients. Instead, I see myself as a fellow traveler in life, who knows that ultimately, we all need a safe place to talk about our experiences, thoughts, feelings, and fears. I provide this safety for my clients through my warm, compassionate, and culturally sensitive trauma-informed approach.
Now accepting new clients! I am passionate about walking with adults and couples on their healing journeys. Additionally, I specialize in working with college students and emerging adults facing anxiety, grief, chronic stress, and life transitions. As an existentially based therapist, I do not view myself as an expert on my clients. Instead, I see myself as a fellow traveler in life, who knows that ultimately, we all need a safe place to talk about our experiences, thoughts, feelings, and fears. I provide this safety for my clients through my warm, compassionate, and culturally sensitive trauma-informed approach.
(309) 448-4307 View (309) 448-4307
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Jeanette Mazeikis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Heyworth, IL 61745
Hello! I’m a licensed counselor with over 7 years of experience. I commonly treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anger problems, codependency/personal boundary issues, and interpersonal distress. I use a mix of Dialectical (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Person-Centered, and Gestalt approaches. I am particularly interested in parent-child relationships and hope to help parents improve family functioning and satisfaction through parent-coaching. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey towards healing and self-improvement.
Hello! I’m a licensed counselor with over 7 years of experience. I commonly treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anger problems, codependency/personal boundary issues, and interpersonal distress. I use a mix of Dialectical (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Person-Centered, and Gestalt approaches. I am particularly interested in parent-child relationships and hope to help parents improve family functioning and satisfaction through parent-coaching. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey towards healing and self-improvement.
(872) 244-6807 View (872) 244-6807
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Susan Keogh
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Heyworth, IL 61745
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.
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.
(309) 539-4252 View (309) 539-4252
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Johanna Rayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Heyworth, IL 61745
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.
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.
(203) 872-5293 View (203) 872-5293
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Hailey Ramseyer
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Heyworth, IL 61745
Hi there, I'm Hailey, your dedicated ally in helping you navigate the challenges of ADHD, Autism, Trauma, and anxiety. I have a genuine passion for the well-being of teenagers and young adults, and I'm here to provide you with compassionate and tailored support. Come step into a safe and inclusive space where resilience, self-discovery, and empowered mental health take center stage. I bring a wealth of experience and evidence-based interventions, uniquely crafted for each individual. Embark on a transformative journey with me, where understanding meets healing. Let's work together to foster your mental well-being and growth.
Hi there, I'm Hailey, your dedicated ally in helping you navigate the challenges of ADHD, Autism, Trauma, and anxiety. I have a genuine passion for the well-being of teenagers and young adults, and I'm here to provide you with compassionate and tailored support. Come step into a safe and inclusive space where resilience, self-discovery, and empowered mental health take center stage. I bring a wealth of experience and evidence-based interventions, uniquely crafted for each individual. Embark on a transformative journey with me, where understanding meets healing. Let's work together to foster your mental well-being and growth.
(309) 822-9004 View (309) 822-9004
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Clara Varlese Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Heyworth, IL 61745
Not accepting new clients
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.
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.
(309) 439-9804 View (309) 439-9804
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Victoria Shirkey
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Heyworth, IL 61745
Curious about the future? Wondering if it's worth it? Seeking hope amidst challenges? Let's journey together! I'm Tori, a Southern Illinois native now in BLONO since 2021. With Poppy (my dachshund), music, and loved ones, I find joy. Warm, dedicated, open-minded—I'm here to support. Mental health in the community brings me happiness. My office is a welcoming, safe space. Therapy "aha moments" are my favorite. Personal health varies; together, we'll tailor a plan. I've worked with diverse individuals, addressing issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, and more.
Curious about the future? Wondering if it's worth it? Seeking hope amidst challenges? Let's journey together! I'm Tori, a Southern Illinois native now in BLONO since 2021. With Poppy (my dachshund), music, and loved ones, I find joy. Warm, dedicated, open-minded—I'm here to support. Mental health in the community brings me happiness. My office is a welcoming, safe space. Therapy "aha moments" are my favorite. Personal health varies; together, we'll tailor a plan. I've worked with diverse individuals, addressing issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, and more.
(309) 252-4162 View (309) 252-4162

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Victoria Fetter
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IL 61704
Victoria Fetter is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Masters in Clinical-Counseling Psychology. Victoria has significant training in dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and person-centered therapy. Sessions are focused on figuring out how to make the present function and then find the causes in the past, because we live each day in the real world. Her main areas of focus include ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
Victoria Fetter is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Masters in Clinical-Counseling Psychology. Victoria has significant training in dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and person-centered therapy. Sessions are focused on figuring out how to make the present function and then find the causes in the past, because we live each day in the real world. Her main areas of focus include ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
(309) 305-3127 View (309) 305-3127
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Ashley Reynolds
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloomington, IL 61704
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like you're stuck no matter how hard you try to move forward? Our brains can leave us feeling like we are at the mercy of our past. When disturbing or traumatizing events happen, those events can become locked in our nervous system as if we are frozen in time with all same uncomfortable feelings. People, situations, or events can subconsciously trigger those stuck memories leaving you feeling anxious, paranoid, irritable, depressed, or otherwise fearful without an obvious cause. Together we can heal your trauma and allow you to move on from your pain.
Do you feel like you're stuck no matter how hard you try to move forward? Our brains can leave us feeling like we are at the mercy of our past. When disturbing or traumatizing events happen, those events can become locked in our nervous system as if we are frozen in time with all same uncomfortable feelings. People, situations, or events can subconsciously trigger those stuck memories leaving you feeling anxious, paranoid, irritable, depressed, or otherwise fearful without an obvious cause. Together we can heal your trauma and allow you to move on from your pain.
(217) 689-1755 View (217) 689-1755
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Emily Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloomington, IL 61704
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, parents! Dive into understanding and guiding Children and Early Teenagers through emotional development. Join us in fostering resilience, emotional intelligence, and positive relationships for a thriving family and academic life. We're a perfect match if you're a wonderful client between 7 to 11 years old, navigating the adventure of understanding and expressing your emotions. Together, we'll create a cozy space to work through any challenges you might be facing at home or school. I work well with trauma, attachment, family, relationships, anger, emotional regulation, adoption, PTSD, foster care, and self-harm.
Welcome, parents! Dive into understanding and guiding Children and Early Teenagers through emotional development. Join us in fostering resilience, emotional intelligence, and positive relationships for a thriving family and academic life. We're a perfect match if you're a wonderful client between 7 to 11 years old, navigating the adventure of understanding and expressing your emotions. Together, we'll create a cozy space to work through any challenges you might be facing at home or school. I work well with trauma, attachment, family, relationships, anger, emotional regulation, adoption, PTSD, foster care, and self-harm.
(309) 503-1192 View (309) 503-1192
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Daffaney Burnside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Holder, IL 61736
Hello. My name is Daffaney Burnside. I am licensed clinical therapist (LCSW). I am very passionate about counseling and supporting people in their clinical journey to creating a healthier version of themselves. I specialize in helping individuals manage anxiety, depression, childhood -present traumas and recent life adjustments: loss-grief, relationships, marriage, divorce, parenting and stressors within employment, school environments, etc. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.
Hello. My name is Daffaney Burnside. I am licensed clinical therapist (LCSW). I am very passionate about counseling and supporting people in their clinical journey to creating a healthier version of themselves. I specialize in helping individuals manage anxiety, depression, childhood -present traumas and recent life adjustments: loss-grief, relationships, marriage, divorce, parenting and stressors within employment, school environments, etc. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.
(312) 626-7594 View (312) 626-7594
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Katherine Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, IL 61704  (Online Only)
I am passionate about walking alongside clients in therapy. We each have our own challenges and hardships, but we also have unique and amazing strengths! My goal in therapy is to help you understand what is and what is not working for you and find ways to connect, grow, and thrive. I have a particular interest in clients working through life transitions, spiritual struggles, and burnout related to caregiving.
I am passionate about walking alongside clients in therapy. We each have our own challenges and hardships, but we also have unique and amazing strengths! My goal in therapy is to help you understand what is and what is not working for you and find ways to connect, grow, and thrive. I have a particular interest in clients working through life transitions, spiritual struggles, and burnout related to caregiving.
(217) 712-3295 View (217) 712-3295
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Erin Wold
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IL 61701
Erin has 5 years of clinical counseling experience, from residential, inpatient and outpatient care. Erin has passion to work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples as healthy relationships are the foundation for support to overcome hardships and trauma to create a more meaningful life. I prefer to work with adults and children who have past trauma experiences who need to develop coping and communication skills to express needs, set boundaries and manage emotions.
Erin has 5 years of clinical counseling experience, from residential, inpatient and outpatient care. Erin has passion to work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples as healthy relationships are the foundation for support to overcome hardships and trauma to create a more meaningful life. I prefer to work with adults and children who have past trauma experiences who need to develop coping and communication skills to express needs, set boundaries and manage emotions.
(708) 847-9732 View (708) 847-9732
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Kimberly Hays
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IL 61705
Not accepting new clients
Are you considering therapy to help you cope with stress, negative emotions or maybe to strengthen self-esteem? If so, my practice may be a good choice for you. My practice focuses on work with adults who seek counseling for personal growth to feel emotionally stronger and more content, or for those who are trying to work through negative feelings connected with relationship concerns, grief and loss, life transitions, depression, self-esteem, or anxiety. I view issues through a cultural lens, being mindful of the influences of society on people's lives.
Are you considering therapy to help you cope with stress, negative emotions or maybe to strengthen self-esteem? If so, my practice may be a good choice for you. My practice focuses on work with adults who seek counseling for personal growth to feel emotionally stronger and more content, or for those who are trying to work through negative feelings connected with relationship concerns, grief and loss, life transitions, depression, self-esteem, or anxiety. I view issues through a cultural lens, being mindful of the influences of society on people's lives.
(309) 321-0531 View (309) 321-0531
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Valerie Colleen Parker
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IL 61704
I have experience working with clients who struggle with a variety of issues including those related to anxiety, depression, life changes, problems with peers, school, or family, or a history of trauma. I partner with each client to create a treatment plan that is based on their individual needs with evidence based interventions.
I have experience working with clients who struggle with a variety of issues including those related to anxiety, depression, life changes, problems with peers, school, or family, or a history of trauma. I partner with each client to create a treatment plan that is based on their individual needs with evidence based interventions.
(309) 760-6052 View (309) 760-6052
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Barb O'Neal Counseling
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IL 61704
I understand that asking for emotional help is one of the more difficult things you might ever do. I tell my clients that if they were in physical discomfort or pain they would call their doctor for relief, and to call a professional counselor is also a way to insure their health and well-being. With their hard work and my guidance I assure my clients that they will be able to work through past or current issues and will not have to remain stuck, that they can change.
I understand that asking for emotional help is one of the more difficult things you might ever do. I tell my clients that if they were in physical discomfort or pain they would call their doctor for relief, and to call a professional counselor is also a way to insure their health and well-being. With their hard work and my guidance I assure my clients that they will be able to work through past or current issues and will not have to remain stuck, that they can change.
(309) 379-8161 View (309) 379-8161
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Strong Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, EMDR, trauma, Special
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bloomington, IL 61704
You appear to have all your shit together on the outside, but you are a mess on the inside. You don't tell anyone how you really feel for fear of being judged. You are exhausted wearing the mask of the perfect imposter. You ask yourself, "Why is my best never good enough?" You want to believe God has a plan for you, but you're not even sure you believe in God anymore. I assure you, it is not just you. This real-time struggle is real. I know personally, there is hope. We all need the love of community to that hope. I look forward to hearing from you about ways I can help.
You appear to have all your shit together on the outside, but you are a mess on the inside. You don't tell anyone how you really feel for fear of being judged. You are exhausted wearing the mask of the perfect imposter. You ask yourself, "Why is my best never good enough?" You want to believe God has a plan for you, but you're not even sure you believe in God anymore. I assure you, it is not just you. This real-time struggle is real. I know personally, there is hope. We all need the love of community to that hope. I look forward to hearing from you about ways I can help.
(309) 518-4429 View (309) 518-4429
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Sehar Reshamwala Malinowski
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IL 61704
Sehar Reshamwala is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She received her master's in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University in 2018. Sehar has received extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and employs a mix of these approaches in her practice. In her spare time, Sehar enjoys catching up on the latest movies and TV shows, taking walks or spending time outdoors, reading, and finding new ways to entertain her toddler.
Sehar Reshamwala is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She received her master's in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University in 2018. Sehar has received extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and employs a mix of these approaches in her practice. In her spare time, Sehar enjoys catching up on the latest movies and TV shows, taking walks or spending time outdoors, reading, and finding new ways to entertain her toddler.
(309) 247-8452 View (309) 247-8452
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Julie Ann Peloza
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bloomington, IL 61705
Welcome! As a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I am passionate about supporting individuals facing various challenges, with a special focus on trauma, OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. My expertise extends to working with teenagers, with a particular emphasis on those navigating the complexities of the LGBTQIA spectrum. I am committed to providing a safe and empathetic space for adolescents to explore and overcome their unique struggles, fostering growth, resilience, and well-being. Together, we can embark on a journey towards healing and empowerment.
Welcome! As a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I am passionate about supporting individuals facing various challenges, with a special focus on trauma, OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. My expertise extends to working with teenagers, with a particular emphasis on those navigating the complexities of the LGBTQIA spectrum. I am committed to providing a safe and empathetic space for adolescents to explore and overcome their unique struggles, fostering growth, resilience, and well-being. Together, we can embark on a journey towards healing and empowerment.
(309) 245-0460 View (309) 245-0460

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.