Therapists in Illinois City, IL

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Ernest Emery
AGACNP
Verified Verified
Illinois City, IL 61259
I want patients to be comfortable coming to my visits with sharing their personal history, experiences and current problems. No judgment is ever placed on any patient during an office visit. I treat every patient with the same level of care, dignity and respect they deserve. I have years of experience in both adult and critical care medicine in addition to psychiatry and substance abuse. My passion is helping my patients achieve optimal health.
I want patients to be comfortable coming to my visits with sharing their personal history, experiences and current problems. No judgment is ever placed on any patient during an office visit. I treat every patient with the same level of care, dignity and respect they deserve. I have years of experience in both adult and critical care medicine in addition to psychiatry and substance abuse. My passion is helping my patients achieve optimal health.
(773) 694-9425 View (773) 694-9425
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Christine Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Illinois City, IL 61259  (Online Only)
Are you coming out of a domestic violence relationship? Having a hard time healing after abuse and trauma? Are you looking for ways to reduce the impact of your negative thoughts. Are you ready to seek the support you need to get past this difficult time?
Are you coming out of a domestic violence relationship? Having a hard time healing after abuse and trauma? Are you looking for ways to reduce the impact of your negative thoughts. Are you ready to seek the support you need to get past this difficult time?
(856) 567-5540 View (856) 567-5540
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Nicole Galvez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Illinois City, IL 61259  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I specialize in helping my clients overcome trauma–whether it was recent or in childhood–so they can once again live meaningful and joy-filled lives. I also serve individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, perinatal mental health concerns, life transitions, and more.
Hello! I specialize in helping my clients overcome trauma–whether it was recent or in childhood–so they can once again live meaningful and joy-filled lives. I also serve individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, perinatal mental health concerns, life transitions, and more.
(737) 520-3887 View (737) 520-3887

Online Therapists

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Julie Cummings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61614
Although it may seem unattainable right now, hope, restoration and even joy are possible after trauma and loss. My aim is to provide a safe place of compassionate care to assist you towards personal healing, growth, and resilience. My experience includes inpatient, outpatient, residential, health and mental health care across the lifespan. Additionally, I have provided curriculum development, consultation, and instruction to resident physicians and mental health clinicians in training. I help those who have experienced interpersonal trauma move towards healing and wholeness.
Although it may seem unattainable right now, hope, restoration and even joy are possible after trauma and loss. My aim is to provide a safe place of compassionate care to assist you towards personal healing, growth, and resilience. My experience includes inpatient, outpatient, residential, health and mental health care across the lifespan. Additionally, I have provided curriculum development, consultation, and instruction to resident physicians and mental health clinicians in training. I help those who have experienced interpersonal trauma move towards healing and wholeness.
(309) 249-0450 View (309) 249-0450
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Deborah K Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61604
“Emotional wellbeing is just as important to us as Breathing is!” We all need to know that we deserve happiness even if we aren’t used to it. I have been a Social Worker for 28 years. In that time, I have worked in Community Mental Health, Rehab to home and long-term care, and hospice. I believe creating an environment of trust and safety is the most important part of the therapeutic relationship. I have experience with grief, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and trauma.
“Emotional wellbeing is just as important to us as Breathing is!” We all need to know that we deserve happiness even if we aren’t used to it. I have been a Social Worker for 28 years. In that time, I have worked in Community Mental Health, Rehab to home and long-term care, and hospice. I believe creating an environment of trust and safety is the most important part of the therapeutic relationship. I have experience with grief, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and trauma.
(309) 777-0813 View (309) 777-0813
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Michele Simmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
Morton, IL 61550
Michele has an extensive history in the field of social work that provided her with a well rounded foundation for helping families and individuals as they faced life challenges and transitions. Michele had the privilege of working in Hospice, offering support and counseling through grief, loss and existential crises. Michele is a CSAT candidate and has begun her certification in Attachment-Based Family Therapy and completed Level-2 training in the Gottman Method.
Michele has an extensive history in the field of social work that provided her with a well rounded foundation for helping families and individuals as they faced life challenges and transitions. Michele had the privilege of working in Hospice, offering support and counseling through grief, loss and existential crises. Michele is a CSAT candidate and has begun her certification in Attachment-Based Family Therapy and completed Level-2 training in the Gottman Method.
(309) 263-5565 View (309) 263-5565
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Dr. Carolyn R Montford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201  (Online Only)
In my 25 years of practice, I have learned some important truths: what happened to us doesn’t have to determine what happens for us; under the right conditions, the human spirit orients toward growth and wholeness; therapy can be an important addition to the healing process. People come to therapy for many reasons, often the initial phase of the work is in improving coping strategies so you can feel better sooner. Beyond symptomology, understanding you and your unique context are essential for unearthing longstanding behavior patterns. Therapy is about revising your story and making you the author of the next chapter.
In my 25 years of practice, I have learned some important truths: what happened to us doesn’t have to determine what happens for us; under the right conditions, the human spirit orients toward growth and wholeness; therapy can be an important addition to the healing process. People come to therapy for many reasons, often the initial phase of the work is in improving coping strategies so you can feel better sooner. Beyond symptomology, understanding you and your unique context are essential for unearthing longstanding behavior patterns. Therapy is about revising your story and making you the author of the next chapter.
(312) 586-8781 View (312) 586-8781
Photo of Christian Ann Myers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois City, IL
Christian Ann Myers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Moline, IL 61265
Asking for help can be hard and initiating counseling can be difficult. My goal is to provide a warm & welcoming environment and develop a strong partnership to meet goals you have for yourself. Relationships are important for humans - including the relationship with our self. I work from a strength-based approach to empower people to become experts in their own healing & wellness journey. Discovering strengths & capabilities can assist in a deeper understanding of ourselves & our relationships to make necessary changes for improved quality of life.
Asking for help can be hard and initiating counseling can be difficult. My goal is to provide a warm & welcoming environment and develop a strong partnership to meet goals you have for yourself. Relationships are important for humans - including the relationship with our self. I work from a strength-based approach to empower people to become experts in their own healing & wellness journey. Discovering strengths & capabilities can assist in a deeper understanding of ourselves & our relationships to make necessary changes for improved quality of life.
(309) 300-3739 View (309) 300-3739
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Karen Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
Karen Gilmore is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2012. She has a BA in Psychology/Religion from Greenville University and an MSW from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Karen treats patients who experience trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, interpersonal relationship difficulties, disruptions of sleep, behavioral issues related to nutrition, workplace targeting, betrayal trauma, and chronic pain and fatigue. Karen is a mom of four adult children and a grandmother of two, and she enjoys swimming, woodworking and creating her own designs for projects.
Karen Gilmore is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2012. She has a BA in Psychology/Religion from Greenville University and an MSW from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Karen treats patients who experience trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, interpersonal relationship difficulties, disruptions of sleep, behavioral issues related to nutrition, workplace targeting, betrayal trauma, and chronic pain and fatigue. Karen is a mom of four adult children and a grandmother of two, and she enjoys swimming, woodworking and creating her own designs for projects.
(309) 204-8865 View (309) 204-8865
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Olivia R Carrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, LPHA
Verified Verified
Moline, IL 61265  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I take an active, collaborative, holistic approach to therapy which aims to highlight and enhance your own strengths, supports, insight and self awareness. I work primarily with anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, grief/loss, and I treat substance use and behavioral or process addictions through a Harm Reduction approach. I enjoy working with clients experiencing spiritual or creative blocks, family or relationship issues, and life transitions. I am specialized in work with clients who wish to work on recovering from traumatic experiences using EMDR or Prolonged Exposure therapy.
I take an active, collaborative, holistic approach to therapy which aims to highlight and enhance your own strengths, supports, insight and self awareness. I work primarily with anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, grief/loss, and I treat substance use and behavioral or process addictions through a Harm Reduction approach. I enjoy working with clients experiencing spiritual or creative blocks, family or relationship issues, and life transitions. I am specialized in work with clients who wish to work on recovering from traumatic experiences using EMDR or Prolonged Exposure therapy.
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Shauna Summers
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61615
Through a collaborative and compassionate approach, I work to create a safe space where you can feel heard, understood, and validated. My goal is to help clients achieve their goals, improve their relationships, and enhance their overall well-being. We often look to the past to identify our core beliefs that guide our current worldview, priorities, and decision making. We have been learning these "core beliefs" about ourselves and the world since before we could walk and sometimes we stop integrating new observations and we become stuck. You can get unstuck with Shauna.
Through a collaborative and compassionate approach, I work to create a safe space where you can feel heard, understood, and validated. My goal is to help clients achieve their goals, improve their relationships, and enhance their overall well-being. We often look to the past to identify our core beliefs that guide our current worldview, priorities, and decision making. We have been learning these "core beliefs" about ourselves and the world since before we could walk and sometimes we stop integrating new observations and we become stuck. You can get unstuck with Shauna.
(309) 396-6090 View (309) 396-6090
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Thom Dennis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, D Min, LCPC, LMHC, FT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Galena, IL 61036
​​​It’s not just you, we’re all doing our best to deal with the stresses of modern life and it seems many of us are becoming increasingly overwhelmed. I companion adults who feel they are being stretched to the breaking point by one or more of those "bigger issues" in life that threaten our over-all wellbeing, if not our very existence:​ Identity, Isolation, Death, Meaning, Freedom, and Happiness. With a background in healthcare and advanced training in pastoral care and counseling, I’m going to respect and honor you as a person no matter what issues or troubles you bring with you into our conversations.
​​​It’s not just you, we’re all doing our best to deal with the stresses of modern life and it seems many of us are becoming increasingly overwhelmed. I companion adults who feel they are being stretched to the breaking point by one or more of those "bigger issues" in life that threaten our over-all wellbeing, if not our very existence:​ Identity, Isolation, Death, Meaning, Freedom, and Happiness. With a background in healthcare and advanced training in pastoral care and counseling, I’m going to respect and honor you as a person no matter what issues or troubles you bring with you into our conversations.
(773) 454-9176 View (773) 454-9176
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Amanda Walner-Cutright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, PMH-C, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown Hills, IL 61548  (Online Only)
Are you are struggling with your self esteem? Have you experienced depression or anxiety that has affected your relationships, sexual health, and intimacy? Are you experiencing infertility or other grief and confusion related to conception, pregnancy or post partum? I want to recognize this pain that you may be feeling and provide some tools for you to improve your mental health and self-value.
Are you are struggling with your self esteem? Have you experienced depression or anxiety that has affected your relationships, sexual health, and intimacy? Are you experiencing infertility or other grief and confusion related to conception, pregnancy or post partum? I want to recognize this pain that you may be feeling and provide some tools for you to improve your mental health and self-value.
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Abby Vidal
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHP, LSW
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081  (Online Only)
For Abby Vidal, her ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. In terms of needs, Abby's ideal client seeks a safe and supportive space to explore their emotions, challenges, and aspirations. They desire understanding, empathy, and guidance to navigate their unique circumstances. Abby's client aims for personal growth, healing, and resilience in the face of adversity.
For Abby Vidal, her ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. In terms of needs, Abby's ideal client seeks a safe and supportive space to explore their emotions, challenges, and aspirations. They desire understanding, empathy, and guidance to navigate their unique circumstances. Abby's client aims for personal growth, healing, and resilience in the face of adversity.
(815) 706-2145 View (815) 706-2145
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Stephanie Suryk
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peru, IL 61354
Asking for help can be difficult, and to ask for help for mental health reasons can be seem almost impossible. People worry about being judged, appearing to be weak, or fear of being vulnerable. However, counseling doesn’t have to be scary. It can be seen as an opportunity to work with someone who wants you to succeed in life, and be there through the tough times. Counseling can be an opportunity for someone positive to work with you to build hope and strength. I work hard to be this person when working with my clients, and look forward to the opportunities to help people achieve their goals.
Asking for help can be difficult, and to ask for help for mental health reasons can be seem almost impossible. People worry about being judged, appearing to be weak, or fear of being vulnerable. However, counseling doesn’t have to be scary. It can be seen as an opportunity to work with someone who wants you to succeed in life, and be there through the tough times. Counseling can be an opportunity for someone positive to work with you to build hope and strength. I work hard to be this person when working with my clients, and look forward to the opportunities to help people achieve their goals.
(815) 473-8151 View (815) 473-8151
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Ashley Lynn Bartlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rock Falls, IL 61071  (Online Only)
Find your JOY and make intentional steps to a more joyful life. It's possible you just have to have the courage to try, learn, apply, adjust to fit you.
Find your JOY and make intentional steps to a more joyful life. It's possible you just have to have the courage to try, learn, apply, adjust to fit you.
(815) 934-3295 View (815) 934-3295
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Kendra Belk
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61615  (Online Only)
"Surviving keeps you from living." Often times we are faced with a part of us that refuses to pause and work through those feelings or issues that can be causing discomfort. Instead, it tells us to press on and keep going. The idea that in order to function we must suppress our feelings or emotions tends to have longterm negative effects. If you are tired of just surviving, waking up and pushing through, then it is time for you to learn how to fully live in your truth.
"Surviving keeps you from living." Often times we are faced with a part of us that refuses to pause and work through those feelings or issues that can be causing discomfort. Instead, it tells us to press on and keep going. The idea that in order to function we must suppress our feelings or emotions tends to have longterm negative effects. If you are tired of just surviving, waking up and pushing through, then it is time for you to learn how to fully live in your truth.
(309) 250-3566 View (309) 250-3566
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Kelsey Hardy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
In today’s busy and often chaotic world it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Things like self-care and reflection are often overlooked and we find ourselves struggling to stay afloat.  Engaging in therapy can provide a healthy perspective from which to reflect on and address the areas of life that may need improvement in order to find balance and fulfillment in life.
In today’s busy and often chaotic world it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Things like self-care and reflection are often overlooked and we find ourselves struggling to stay afloat.  Engaging in therapy can provide a healthy perspective from which to reflect on and address the areas of life that may need improvement in order to find balance and fulfillment in life.
(309) 760-6533 View (309) 760-6533
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Kristen Leman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Goodfield, IL 61742
Waitlist for new clients
Not a single one of our lives has escaped pain, hurt, rejection, loss, or other traumatic events. It’s a part of the world we live in; a part we cannot evade. Each generation, the trauma becomes more complex, as it builds on the previous generation’s unresolved trauma. It presents itself as depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleeplessness, trouble concentrating, self-destructive behaviors (including addiction), physical illness, overwhelming guilt or shame, and the inability to form healthy relationships. But it doesn’t have to continue. You can loosen the hold that it has on your life. You can end the cycle of generational trauma.
Not a single one of our lives has escaped pain, hurt, rejection, loss, or other traumatic events. It’s a part of the world we live in; a part we cannot evade. Each generation, the trauma becomes more complex, as it builds on the previous generation’s unresolved trauma. It presents itself as depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleeplessness, trouble concentrating, self-destructive behaviors (including addiction), physical illness, overwhelming guilt or shame, and the inability to form healthy relationships. But it doesn’t have to continue. You can loosen the hold that it has on your life. You can end the cycle of generational trauma.
(309) 271-6108 View (309) 271-6108
Audrey Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61614
—I have a female-focused practice. Female consent is key in my practice. All requests for therapy MUST be initiated by a woman. — I help women reclaim their sexual identity again after trauma. I work with sexual health concerns, including mental barriers that prevent enjoyment of sexual experiences. I do not specialize in male sexual disorders, and work within the scope of my expertise.
—I have a female-focused practice. Female consent is key in my practice. All requests for therapy MUST be initiated by a woman. — I help women reclaim their sexual identity again after trauma. I work with sexual health concerns, including mental barriers that prevent enjoyment of sexual experiences. I do not specialize in male sexual disorders, and work within the scope of my expertise.
(309) 857-7740 View (309) 857-7740

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Number of Therapists in Illinois City, IL

< 10

Therapists in Illinois City, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
67% ADHD
67% Other
67% Emotional Disturbance
67% Women's Issues
33% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

2 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Magellan

How Therapists in Illinois City, IL see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Illinois City?

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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.