Female Therapists in Kendall County, IL

Photo of Stephanie Samudio, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Stephanie Samudio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Is anxiety getting to you? Overwhelmed, worrying about everything, and having a hard time relaxing? I'll help you process through the things that weigh on you, learn skills to better handle anxiety, and help you take steps towards the life you really want to live - one that is not weighed down by anxiety! Whether it's work stress, OCD, social anxiety, or general worry - I'd love to help!
Is anxiety getting to you? Overwhelmed, worrying about everything, and having a hard time relaxing? I'll help you process through the things that weigh on you, learn skills to better handle anxiety, and help you take steps towards the life you really want to live - one that is not weighed down by anxiety! Whether it's work stress, OCD, social anxiety, or general worry - I'd love to help!
(331) 246-0740 View (331) 246-0740
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Samantha Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Montgomery, IL 60538
I'm Sam (she/her). I am a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago-land area with 7 years of experience. I have provided individual, family, and group counseling as well as having extensive experience with crisis intervention. Throughout my career I have worked with clients during all stages of the lifespan. I am especially passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma and life transitions. I tend to gravitate towards interventions that integrate mind and body, but I fundamentally believe that each client requires an individualized approach.
I'm Sam (she/her). I am a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago-land area with 7 years of experience. I have provided individual, family, and group counseling as well as having extensive experience with crisis intervention. Throughout my career I have worked with clients during all stages of the lifespan. I am especially passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma and life transitions. I tend to gravitate towards interventions that integrate mind and body, but I fundamentally believe that each client requires an individualized approach.
(847) 565-1798 View (847) 565-1798
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Stephanie Maszak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Yorkville, IL 60560
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I have particular expertise in assisting people coping with the effects of traumatic experiences and other adversities. Additionally, as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, I know how important it is for individuals to have support during the recovery process. Sobriety is key to healing from underlying pain and suffering, and I understand the complications of trauma and substance abuse.
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I have particular expertise in assisting people coping with the effects of traumatic experiences and other adversities. Additionally, as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, I know how important it is for individuals to have support during the recovery process. Sobriety is key to healing from underlying pain and suffering, and I understand the complications of trauma and substance abuse.
(331) 422-3443 View (331) 422-3443
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Kelsey Flynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Yorkville, IL 60560  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Kelsey. Lets chat! I believe, everyone feels overwhelmed and troubled at times. We all carry scars from either our past or present which can prevent us from enjoying life and embracing happiness. I provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your concerns. I promote healing from a place of empathy and understanding. I believe everyone has the inner strength and power to overcome adversity and to face the many challenges that life brings. I work from a client centered and affirming perspective using evidence-based interventions, techniques and skills drawn from a blend of therapeutic modalities.
Hi, I am Kelsey. Lets chat! I believe, everyone feels overwhelmed and troubled at times. We all carry scars from either our past or present which can prevent us from enjoying life and embracing happiness. I provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your concerns. I promote healing from a place of empathy and understanding. I believe everyone has the inner strength and power to overcome adversity and to face the many challenges that life brings. I work from a client centered and affirming perspective using evidence-based interventions, techniques and skills drawn from a blend of therapeutic modalities.
(331) 231-2224 x100 View (331) 231-2224 x100
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Amanda Hutera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543  (Online Only)
I understand how hard it is to take the first step to reach out to speak with someone about your inner most thoughts, feelings, and struggles. I will listen to you, help you learn tools to improve the way you feel, and provide a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to share. I look forward to building a therapeutic partnership with you to help you reach your goals, learn healthy coping skills, and empower you to make positive changes in your life. Please take the first step to finding the help that you need and deserve.
I understand how hard it is to take the first step to reach out to speak with someone about your inner most thoughts, feelings, and struggles. I will listen to you, help you learn tools to improve the way you feel, and provide a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to share. I look forward to building a therapeutic partnership with you to help you reach your goals, learn healthy coping skills, and empower you to make positive changes in your life. Please take the first step to finding the help that you need and deserve.
(331) 267-4932 View (331) 267-4932
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Julia Malone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) It is important for me to make you feel welcomed and safe. Life has many challenges whether they are past or present that can feel overwhelming to deal with. I use a direct and client-centered approach with clients, I believe in challenge and working towards change. Each person is unique and deserves to be valued.
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) It is important for me to make you feel welcomed and safe. Life has many challenges whether they are past or present that can feel overwhelming to deal with. I use a direct and client-centered approach with clients, I believe in challenge and working towards change. Each person is unique and deserves to be valued.
(331) 207-9338 View (331) 207-9338
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Diane Brasfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAEL, PEL
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
I believe in the power of one’s strengths, and my focus is on helping my client find theirs. What is holding you back? I have developed a rich and diverse skill set through my experience as a school social worker. I believe in collaboration and creating a warm, inviting environment. I am committed to my client’s well-being. I practice solution-focused and strengths-based approaches in addressing various challenges such as stress, anxiety, anger, depression and adjustment disorders as well as school related issues.
I believe in the power of one’s strengths, and my focus is on helping my client find theirs. What is holding you back? I have developed a rich and diverse skill set through my experience as a school social worker. I believe in collaboration and creating a warm, inviting environment. I am committed to my client’s well-being. I practice solution-focused and strengths-based approaches in addressing various challenges such as stress, anxiety, anger, depression and adjustment disorders as well as school related issues.
(331) 253-4431 View (331) 253-4431
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Tami Curry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Yorkville, IL 60560
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with young children, adolescents , young adults and families. I work with an array of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, social skills development, behavioral intervention, confidence, family issues and parent education and support. I have 8 years of experience in public-schools, as a School Social Worker. I have worked in an elementary setting primarily with students on the Autism Spectrum Disorder for 4 years. Then transitioned to a high school and worked with children in a program to equip students with social and academic skills to better navigate throughout high school.
I specialize in working with young children, adolescents , young adults and families. I work with an array of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, social skills development, behavioral intervention, confidence, family issues and parent education and support. I have 8 years of experience in public-schools, as a School Social Worker. I have worked in an elementary setting primarily with students on the Autism Spectrum Disorder for 4 years. Then transitioned to a high school and worked with children in a program to equip students with social and academic skills to better navigate throughout high school.
(331) 321-4810 View (331) 321-4810
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Katie Crow
MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, IL 60560
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief/loss, family conflict and behavioral concerns. I recognize the unique pressures of parenting today and have a passion for providing parent education and family support. I believe that through building self-compassion and by strengthening connections, families can heal and thrive.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief/loss, family conflict and behavioral concerns. I recognize the unique pressures of parenting today and have a passion for providing parent education and family support. I believe that through building self-compassion and by strengthening connections, families can heal and thrive.
(630) 528-2974 View (630) 528-2974
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Kandee Love
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
It can often be a challenge to find a counselor to connect with, to feel comfortable sharing your experiences with and that seem to "get you". We also often want someone that cannot only understand and empathize but also to challenge behaviors/beliefs in a way that help create introspective thought, growth and change. I endeavor to join you on your journey, exploring what you seek, while also embracing the idea that sometimes you just need the ability to share safely and authentically in a supportive environment.
It can often be a challenge to find a counselor to connect with, to feel comfortable sharing your experiences with and that seem to "get you". We also often want someone that cannot only understand and empathize but also to challenge behaviors/beliefs in a way that help create introspective thought, growth and change. I endeavor to join you on your journey, exploring what you seek, while also embracing the idea that sometimes you just need the ability to share safely and authentically in a supportive environment.
(331) 204-1749 View (331) 204-1749
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Heather A Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I flourish working with diverse clients, from children (age 5+) to adults, couples, and families. My passion is helping individuals and couples overcome challenges like anxiety, OCD, depression, and ADHD. Using evidence-based methods tailored to each client's needs, I empower them to identify goals and achieve greater life satisfaction. My solution-focused approach equips them with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's challenges with confidence and build a more fulfilling future, fostering stronger relationships and a greater sense of purpose.
I flourish working with diverse clients, from children (age 5+) to adults, couples, and families. My passion is helping individuals and couples overcome challenges like anxiety, OCD, depression, and ADHD. Using evidence-based methods tailored to each client's needs, I empower them to identify goals and achieve greater life satisfaction. My solution-focused approach equips them with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's challenges with confidence and build a more fulfilling future, fostering stronger relationships and a greater sense of purpose.
(630) 313-2696 View (630) 313-2696
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Nicole M Danzell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT, MHS, BA
Verified Verified
Yorkville, IL 60560
I’m Nicole, a marriage and family therapy graduate from Capella University, and I work as a pre-licensed counselor at Joi Counseling. I’ve always had compassion for people going through difficult times in life. I recognize that we all need a little extra guidance when things are tough. As a counselor, my goal is to help you become the best version of yourself possible. I want you to know that you have the capacity and ability to effect change. I am ready to work together with you to accomplish shared goals, and I can modify my style to meet the needs of individuals, couples, and families.
I’m Nicole, a marriage and family therapy graduate from Capella University, and I work as a pre-licensed counselor at Joi Counseling. I’ve always had compassion for people going through difficult times in life. I recognize that we all need a little extra guidance when things are tough. As a counselor, my goal is to help you become the best version of yourself possible. I want you to know that you have the capacity and ability to effect change. I am ready to work together with you to accomplish shared goals, and I can modify my style to meet the needs of individuals, couples, and families.
(331) 204-0265 View (331) 204-0265
Photo of Heather Stample, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Stample
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, IL 60560
Has life taken an unexpected turn? Is the anxiety too much to handle on your own? Are you finding yourself more depressed than usual? Did the pandemic take your last bit of energy? I see you and empathize with you. Beginning therapy can be such a difficult task. It is important to be able to find yourself again and heal from whatever burden that has been weighing you down. You are not alone. With the right support, you can overcome this and begin to thrive in life again.
Has life taken an unexpected turn? Is the anxiety too much to handle on your own? Are you finding yourself more depressed than usual? Did the pandemic take your last bit of energy? I see you and empathize with you. Beginning therapy can be such a difficult task. It is important to be able to find yourself again and heal from whatever burden that has been weighing you down. You are not alone. With the right support, you can overcome this and begin to thrive in life again.
(331) 225-4096 View (331) 225-4096
Photo of Mindy M Burkhamer, PEL, LCSW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mindy M Burkhamer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PEL, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
Accepting New Clients! Do you find yourself carrying an emotional weight that seems to get heavier each day without really understanding what it is, or why? The tremendous emotional impact of the environmental and societal events over the last couple of years has been staggering. The rollercoaster of emotions that come with the grief of losing what was seen as normal and dependable, can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down.
Accepting New Clients! Do you find yourself carrying an emotional weight that seems to get heavier each day without really understanding what it is, or why? The tremendous emotional impact of the environmental and societal events over the last couple of years has been staggering. The rollercoaster of emotions that come with the grief of losing what was seen as normal and dependable, can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down.
(331) 226-1794 View (331) 226-1794
Photo of Lisa Bertellotti, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa Bertellotti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
I believe that every individual is on their own unique journey. At times we may get caught up in life’s challenges, transitions, or struggles and need assistance in getting back to a state of optimal health and well-being. With a blend of traditional and holistic approaches, I empower clients with the tools and skills needed to continue on their current path or help them find the strength and courage to create a new one. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Medicine Provider, I also can perform comprehensive well being assessments and health plans at the client's request.
I believe that every individual is on their own unique journey. At times we may get caught up in life’s challenges, transitions, or struggles and need assistance in getting back to a state of optimal health and well-being. With a blend of traditional and holistic approaches, I empower clients with the tools and skills needed to continue on their current path or help them find the strength and courage to create a new one. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Medicine Provider, I also can perform comprehensive well being assessments and health plans at the client's request.
(331) 241-6822 View (331) 241-6822
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Jamie Beavers
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, IL 60560
Through lived experience, Jamie has developed a particular passion for supporting women experiencing postpartum depression (PPD). Additionally, she specializes in adolescent mental health, addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Jamie's approach to therapy is characterized by creating a therapeutic environment that is open-minded, empathetic, and compassionate. She aims to provide non-judgmental and solution-focused interventions, while also recognizing and utilizing a strengths-based approach.
Through lived experience, Jamie has developed a particular passion for supporting women experiencing postpartum depression (PPD). Additionally, she specializes in adolescent mental health, addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Jamie's approach to therapy is characterized by creating a therapeutic environment that is open-minded, empathetic, and compassionate. She aims to provide non-judgmental and solution-focused interventions, while also recognizing and utilizing a strengths-based approach.
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Lynette Terrell
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Lynette Terrell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2011. She has an undergraduate degree from Governors State University with a major in Pre-Clinical Psychology and minor in Addictions Studies, and a Master's degree in Clinical Professional Psychology at Roosevelt University. Lynette's goal is to help you build a more satisfying life by creating long-lasting positive change and resilience. Her approach is collaborative, understanding, caring, and supportive while you embark on your journey through change to enhance your quality of life.
Lynette Terrell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2011. She has an undergraduate degree from Governors State University with a major in Pre-Clinical Psychology and minor in Addictions Studies, and a Master's degree in Clinical Professional Psychology at Roosevelt University. Lynette's goal is to help you build a more satisfying life by creating long-lasting positive change and resilience. Her approach is collaborative, understanding, caring, and supportive while you embark on your journey through change to enhance your quality of life.
(331) 246-1302 View (331) 246-1302
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Rachel Boros
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Emotional vulnerability (i.e., the willingness to acknowledge your emotions, especially those that are painful) is an intrinsic component of a meaningful therapy experience. Therapy elicits change through the exploration of your experiences in the world, to develop insight into how these may be impacting you and those around you. This process is often associated with discomfort, and as your therapist, I hope to provide you with authenticity, empathy, and compassion to support you in this vulnerability.
Emotional vulnerability (i.e., the willingness to acknowledge your emotions, especially those that are painful) is an intrinsic component of a meaningful therapy experience. Therapy elicits change through the exploration of your experiences in the world, to develop insight into how these may be impacting you and those around you. This process is often associated with discomfort, and as your therapist, I hope to provide you with authenticity, empathy, and compassion to support you in this vulnerability.
(331) 259-8245 x1 View (331) 259-8245 x1
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Courtney M DeCarlo
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
At Oswego/Plainfield Wellness we understand that psychological struggles can feel so isolating, yet are experienced by everyone at various points in our lives. We want to partner with you to create a treatment plan that encompasses the very idea of wellness--in all of the facets of your life that matter most to you. The ultimate goal of treatment is to reduce your suffering, so that you can live your most meaningful and fulfilling life. We are happy to answer any of your questions to help decide if our practice could be beneficial to you.
At Oswego/Plainfield Wellness we understand that psychological struggles can feel so isolating, yet are experienced by everyone at various points in our lives. We want to partner with you to create a treatment plan that encompasses the very idea of wellness--in all of the facets of your life that matter most to you. The ultimate goal of treatment is to reduce your suffering, so that you can live your most meaningful and fulfilling life. We are happy to answer any of your questions to help decide if our practice could be beneficial to you.
(773) 313-3212 View (773) 313-3212
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Mercedes Laws
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, IL 60560
Hello! Taking the first step and choosing a counselor to talk to when you are struggling can be overwhelming, and I am so glad you are here. I understand you may feel alone, anxious, or even a bit down but this is the first step in creating a better you! My approach is honest, relatable, and knowledgeable. As a team, we will establish goals and begin working to achieve them. We will identify your personal strengths and support you in using these strengths to overcome life's challenges. I can help you find a path to feeling better and stronger emotionally as an individual as well as in your relationships
Hello! Taking the first step and choosing a counselor to talk to when you are struggling can be overwhelming, and I am so glad you are here. I understand you may feel alone, anxious, or even a bit down but this is the first step in creating a better you! My approach is honest, relatable, and knowledgeable. As a team, we will establish goals and begin working to achieve them. We will identify your personal strengths and support you in using these strengths to overcome life's challenges. I can help you find a path to feeling better and stronger emotionally as an individual as well as in your relationships
(630) 229-5139 View (630) 229-5139

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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.