Female Therapists in Mchenry County, IL

Photo of Nicole Sherbert, CADC , MA, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Nicole Sherbert
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC , MA
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
I take a person-centered, warm, and empathic approach to therapy that focuses on compassionately challenging you to identify and embrace your strengths. When engaging with clients, my hope is that you will leave each time feeling more encouraged and understood. I want you to feel that you can come to me and speak openly about anything. I strive to develop a collaborative environment with each client so they can feel safe and comfortable discussing what brought them to therapy, identify their goals, and take steps to building a meaningful life.
I take a person-centered, warm, and empathic approach to therapy that focuses on compassionately challenging you to identify and embrace your strengths. When engaging with clients, my hope is that you will leave each time feeling more encouraged and understood. I want you to feel that you can come to me and speak openly about anything. I strive to develop a collaborative environment with each client so they can feel safe and comfortable discussing what brought them to therapy, identify their goals, and take steps to building a meaningful life.
(815) 706-3762 View (815) 706-3762
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Kimberly Parks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Kimberly. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the many different roles you play? At any given point during your day, you might be a spouse, a parent, a friend, a professional, a student, a sibling, a son, a daughter, or an individual. Life can throw a lot of different types of demands on us. If you've ever felt stressed or confused trying to navigate all these roles, you don't have to do it alone. I'm here to help.
Hi there, I'm Kimberly. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the many different roles you play? At any given point during your day, you might be a spouse, a parent, a friend, a professional, a student, a sibling, a son, a daughter, or an individual. Life can throw a lot of different types of demands on us. If you've ever felt stressed or confused trying to navigate all these roles, you don't have to do it alone. I'm here to help.
(224) 267-9853 View (224) 267-9853
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Charlene M Shephard
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, IL 60098  (Online Only)
What happened? How do I get through this? WILL I get through this? You might be asking yourself these questions, really hard questions. Whether it was one major event that you experienced or a lifetime of challenges, you might be wondering, is life supposed to feel like THIS? Shouldn’t it feel somehow better?……happier? Helping you to find your “happier” is my goal. I believe in your limitless capacity for healing, growth and change. I will walk beside you and together we will uncover what has you stuck, how to shift into a new way of thinking, believing, and being and how to find and nurture your “happier”.
What happened? How do I get through this? WILL I get through this? You might be asking yourself these questions, really hard questions. Whether it was one major event that you experienced or a lifetime of challenges, you might be wondering, is life supposed to feel like THIS? Shouldn’t it feel somehow better?……happier? Helping you to find your “happier” is my goal. I believe in your limitless capacity for healing, growth and change. I will walk beside you and together we will uncover what has you stuck, how to shift into a new way of thinking, believing, and being and how to find and nurture your “happier”.
(815) 981-9761 View (815) 981-9761
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Nicole Larucci
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I take an individualized approach to therapy. No two people are the same and not every therapeutic approach works for everyone. I encourage each person to identify their goals for a therapeutic relationship. I have an extensive history of acute crisis management and had worked for a Amita Health System for more than 16 years. I am comfortable working with people of all ages, couples, families. I have worked with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions, impulse control disorders and trauma work. I have a strong believe in a holistic approach to wellness, Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Spirit.
I take an individualized approach to therapy. No two people are the same and not every therapeutic approach works for everyone. I encourage each person to identify their goals for a therapeutic relationship. I have an extensive history of acute crisis management and had worked for a Amita Health System for more than 16 years. I am comfortable working with people of all ages, couples, families. I have worked with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions, impulse control disorders and trauma work. I have a strong believe in a holistic approach to wellness, Healthy Mind, Healthy Body and Healthy Spirit.
(224) 258-0743 View (224) 258-0743
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Cordelia Grimes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60014  (Online Only)
If I asked you to list 5-10 ways to decrease anxiety, improve your relationships, or reach your goals, I bet you could think of at least a few examples fairly quickly. Maybe, you've already tried those strategies yourself. Thankfully, Mental Health strategies and theories are not in short supply. However, just because you might know what you're "supposed to do" to feel better, change your thought patterns, or improve your family dynamics doesn't mean it's easy to actually do it. Humans are endlessly adaptive, yet persistently stubborn. We just need to figure out what works for you.
If I asked you to list 5-10 ways to decrease anxiety, improve your relationships, or reach your goals, I bet you could think of at least a few examples fairly quickly. Maybe, you've already tried those strategies yourself. Thankfully, Mental Health strategies and theories are not in short supply. However, just because you might know what you're "supposed to do" to feel better, change your thought patterns, or improve your family dynamics doesn't mean it's easy to actually do it. Humans are endlessly adaptive, yet persistently stubborn. We just need to figure out what works for you.
(773) 692-1721 View (773) 692-1721
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Danielle Lozano
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CFTP, NCC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
My name is Danielle Lozano and I work hard to be compassionate, warm, and authentic with my clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) that has been recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC) and has received a certificate as a Family Trauma Professional (CFTP). I feel that my warm demeanor and openness, aids me in building a strong and healthy therapeutic relationship with my clients. My current therapy style revolves around client's needs and comfort level. Most frequently I utilize the client-centered, psychodynamic, emotionally focused, and cognitive behavioral approaches.
My name is Danielle Lozano and I work hard to be compassionate, warm, and authentic with my clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) that has been recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC) and has received a certificate as a Family Trauma Professional (CFTP). I feel that my warm demeanor and openness, aids me in building a strong and healthy therapeutic relationship with my clients. My current therapy style revolves around client's needs and comfort level. Most frequently I utilize the client-centered, psychodynamic, emotionally focused, and cognitive behavioral approaches.
(224) 249-3659 View (224) 249-3659
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Judith A Marquardt
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
McHenry, IL 60050
My ideal client is one who is seeking help with the desire to heal. My mission is walking with them through their traumas, fears and pain - to help them find their path to inner peace and wellness. I utilize the therapy approach that is safe and comfortable for the client- whether it is Cognitive, Art Therapy or Sand Play Therapy. I address each client as an individual with their special needs. Many of my clients have faced the ramifications of divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse and other change of life events.
My ideal client is one who is seeking help with the desire to heal. My mission is walking with them through their traumas, fears and pain - to help them find their path to inner peace and wellness. I utilize the therapy approach that is safe and comfortable for the client- whether it is Cognitive, Art Therapy or Sand Play Therapy. I address each client as an individual with their special needs. Many of my clients have faced the ramifications of divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse and other change of life events.
(815) 661-2448 View (815) 661-2448
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Melody Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cary, IL 60013
My name is Melody Wilson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Illinois and Indiana with over 16 years of clinical experience working with adults with Anger Management, Coping Skills, Grief, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Life Coaching, Parenting, Schizophrenia, Stress, Self Esteem, and Life Transitions. I use various therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and all those which are adequate for my client’s mental health needs. I firmly believe that support is not a weakness but a need!
My name is Melody Wilson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Illinois and Indiana with over 16 years of clinical experience working with adults with Anger Management, Coping Skills, Grief, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Life Coaching, Parenting, Schizophrenia, Stress, Self Esteem, and Life Transitions. I use various therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and all those which are adequate for my client’s mental health needs. I firmly believe that support is not a weakness but a need!
(708) 792-2536 View (708) 792-2536
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Nicole Maxwell
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
My clinical focus includes working with adolescent and adult clients to develop and support treatment goals. I also administer diagnostic assessments to clients to aid in their therapy progress. My experience includes working with adolescent and adult individuals with a variety of mental health issues, from mild to severe, while including their spouses or family in sessions to advance the process of therapy. I work with adult individuals whom are struggling in various phases of their life and help them manage the effects of mental health issues.
My clinical focus includes working with adolescent and adult clients to develop and support treatment goals. I also administer diagnostic assessments to clients to aid in their therapy progress. My experience includes working with adolescent and adult individuals with a variety of mental health issues, from mild to severe, while including their spouses or family in sessions to advance the process of therapy. I work with adult individuals whom are struggling in various phases of their life and help them manage the effects of mental health issues.
(224) 249-3100 View (224) 249-3100
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Doctor Annie Therapy Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Woodstock, IL 60098
Our Clinicians at Doctor Annie Therapy are a group of experienced therapists who value the collaborative relationship with patients, their families/caregivers, as well as physicians and other members of the treatment team. We offer individual, family, and group therapy as well as psychological testing. We strive to foster inspiration and encourage our youth and our community to continue to learn, create, and develop new skills that help deepen their understanding of themselves and the world to expand their perceived potential in terms of their effect on others and their environment.
Our Clinicians at Doctor Annie Therapy are a group of experienced therapists who value the collaborative relationship with patients, their families/caregivers, as well as physicians and other members of the treatment team. We offer individual, family, and group therapy as well as psychological testing. We strive to foster inspiration and encourage our youth and our community to continue to learn, create, and develop new skills that help deepen their understanding of themselves and the world to expand their perceived potential in terms of their effect on others and their environment.
(224) 400-9961 View (224) 400-9961
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Erica Helzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Hi there, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree from the University of Illinois Chicago. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field I am fully committed to my passion of working with adults and couples.
Hi there, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree from the University of Illinois Chicago. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field I am fully committed to my passion of working with adults and couples.
(847) 906-2505 View (847) 906-2505
Photo of Sarah Jones, LCPC, MA, BS, Counselor
Sarah Jones
Counselor, LCPC, MA, BS
Verified Verified
Woodstock, IL 60098
"My passion is working with children and adolescents ranging in age from 3-17; I also have experience with young adults. My specialty areas include ADHD, behavioral issues/aggression, anxiety, struggles with self-esteem and/or identity, emotional/mood difficulties, and childhood trauma/abuse. I also enjoy providing parent training and support. I have engaged in the practices of talk, play, sand tray, cognitive behavioral, lifestyle assessment, and other forms of expressive therapies to assist my clients in altering their behaviors, communicating their needs effectively, managing their anxiety/ mood, or processing past trauma.
"My passion is working with children and adolescents ranging in age from 3-17; I also have experience with young adults. My specialty areas include ADHD, behavioral issues/aggression, anxiety, struggles with self-esteem and/or identity, emotional/mood difficulties, and childhood trauma/abuse. I also enjoy providing parent training and support. I have engaged in the practices of talk, play, sand tray, cognitive behavioral, lifestyle assessment, and other forms of expressive therapies to assist my clients in altering their behaviors, communicating their needs effectively, managing their anxiety/ mood, or processing past trauma.
(779) 246-3679 x703 View (779) 246-3679 x703
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Molly Boyer
LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for working with pre-teens, teens and young adults. This passion developed during my several years working within the child welfare system of Nebraska. I worked alongside children and families during traumatic life events helping them navigate through their experiences. Life is hard, with many roadblocks that can reveal difficult thoughts, feelings, and emotions you are unsure how to cope with. I am here to help you understand those emotions while challenging you to face uncertainities in order for you to be successful.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for working with pre-teens, teens and young adults. This passion developed during my several years working within the child welfare system of Nebraska. I worked alongside children and families during traumatic life events helping them navigate through their experiences. Life is hard, with many roadblocks that can reveal difficult thoughts, feelings, and emotions you are unsure how to cope with. I am here to help you understand those emotions while challenging you to face uncertainities in order for you to be successful.
(224) 337-5799 View (224) 337-5799
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Inner Light Counseling, PLLC with Allison Altmann
Counselor, MS-Ed, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Alli and I am so glad you are here! I love to help people discover their internal strengths & connect with their inner light. Life can get messy & being human can be hard. Maybe you are feeling stuck, stressed, worried, or have a sense of pain & emptiness in your life. Maybe you are struggling with a relationship or grieving a loss. Perhaps you are looking to make a change in your life & are in need of some support. You might be unsure of what you are feeling, & need a safe space to talk through your thoughts & feelings. (I currently have daytime appointments between 12- 3PM and a waitlist for evening appointments).
Hi! My name is Alli and I am so glad you are here! I love to help people discover their internal strengths & connect with their inner light. Life can get messy & being human can be hard. Maybe you are feeling stuck, stressed, worried, or have a sense of pain & emptiness in your life. Maybe you are struggling with a relationship or grieving a loss. Perhaps you are looking to make a change in your life & are in need of some support. You might be unsure of what you are feeling, & need a safe space to talk through your thoughts & feelings. (I currently have daytime appointments between 12- 3PM and a waitlist for evening appointments).
(224) 328-1570 View (224) 328-1570
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Nell Langner
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McHenry, IL 60050
Do you feel stuck or unhappy with yourself or with someone in your life? And it just feels like you haven't been on the same page with them? Maybe you’re struggling with people-pleasing with a partner, friend, or family member. Or you’re struggling to trust again after betrayal or infidelity by a past or current partner. I can help you make sense of your feelings, improve communication, set healthy boundaries, and embrace your strengths. I work with individuals to strengthen self esteem and self love, resolve conflicts in relationships with self and others, and improve their health and wellness.
Do you feel stuck or unhappy with yourself or with someone in your life? And it just feels like you haven't been on the same page with them? Maybe you’re struggling with people-pleasing with a partner, friend, or family member. Or you’re struggling to trust again after betrayal or infidelity by a past or current partner. I can help you make sense of your feelings, improve communication, set healthy boundaries, and embrace your strengths. I work with individuals to strengthen self esteem and self love, resolve conflicts in relationships with self and others, and improve their health and wellness.
(224) 352-0091 View (224) 352-0091
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Cynthia Drake
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
My name is Cynthia Drake, and I'm a licensed clinical professional counselor. I focus on tending to the difficult-to-understand parts of ourselves. I believe change comes from self-awareness and self-compassion. My approach is integrative with a psychodynamic foundation, but I also pull from humanistic, emotion-focused, and cognitive behavioral orientations depending on what would be most beneficial. I primarily work with adults experiencing anxiety and or depression related to transitional periods or events.
My name is Cynthia Drake, and I'm a licensed clinical professional counselor. I focus on tending to the difficult-to-understand parts of ourselves. I believe change comes from self-awareness and self-compassion. My approach is integrative with a psychodynamic foundation, but I also pull from humanistic, emotion-focused, and cognitive behavioral orientations depending on what would be most beneficial. I primarily work with adults experiencing anxiety and or depression related to transitional periods or events.
(708) 847-9648 View (708) 847-9648
Safe Space Therapy and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014  (Online Only)
Starting therapy is a life changing experience that requires a safe, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach to begin the healing process. I've worked with many adolescents and adults to address various mental health and substance use issues. I view "issues" and "problems" as external from the individual and the problem at hand is comprised of many different factors that require different types of interventions. Therefore, my approach is to motivate my clients to start addressing each factor based on their own needs and goals.
Starting therapy is a life changing experience that requires a safe, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach to begin the healing process. I've worked with many adolescents and adults to address various mental health and substance use issues. I view "issues" and "problems" as external from the individual and the problem at hand is comprised of many different factors that require different types of interventions. Therefore, my approach is to motivate my clients to start addressing each factor based on their own needs and goals.
(815) 743-2295 View (815) 743-2295
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Kathryn Scarmardo
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
McHenry, IL 60050
I am a true believer that asking for help in times of need should be a normal part of the life process. Everyone deserves the opportunity to work towards having a better life; the life they want. However, life can put up a lot of barriers. It is my goal as a therapist to be able to help break down barriers with my clients. I pride myself on being a creative, warm, and ‘outside-the-box’ therapist. I think laughter and humor are also important in the therapeutic process as well. Animal-assisted therapy sessions available upon request.
I am a true believer that asking for help in times of need should be a normal part of the life process. Everyone deserves the opportunity to work towards having a better life; the life they want. However, life can put up a lot of barriers. It is my goal as a therapist to be able to help break down barriers with my clients. I pride myself on being a creative, warm, and ‘outside-the-box’ therapist. I think laughter and humor are also important in the therapeutic process as well. Animal-assisted therapy sessions available upon request.
(815) 912-0757 View (815) 912-0757
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Sara Ryerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Waitlist for new clients
It is stressful to sit down with a stranger and work on solving your biggest problems, but a relaxed and non-hurried atmosphere helps. I'm a warm, engaging and compassionate therapist. I absolutely love my work, as I've been privileged to support so many people in their efforts to feel good again. I believe strongly in the resiliency of the human spirit; however, it is important that my clients take away real tools to manage life's stressors. I'm trained in the Brainspotting treatment method, a powerful and efficient therapy that helps improve symptoms of trauma and/or other neurophysiological challenges.
It is stressful to sit down with a stranger and work on solving your biggest problems, but a relaxed and non-hurried atmosphere helps. I'm a warm, engaging and compassionate therapist. I absolutely love my work, as I've been privileged to support so many people in their efforts to feel good again. I believe strongly in the resiliency of the human spirit; however, it is important that my clients take away real tools to manage life's stressors. I'm trained in the Brainspotting treatment method, a powerful and efficient therapy that helps improve symptoms of trauma and/or other neurophysiological challenges.
(815) 683-6936 View (815) 683-6936
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Sandi Payne
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014  (Online Only)
I have experience working with children and adolescents ages 2 1/2-24 years old and their families. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and transiting youth that struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, ADHD, transitions and behavior concerns. My approach to therapy is collaborative and integrative in nature with sessions that are tailored to best fit the needs of the individual. I use behavioral intervention, parenting support, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Solution Focus Therapy, as well as Art and expressive therapy.
I have experience working with children and adolescents ages 2 1/2-24 years old and their families. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and transiting youth that struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, ADHD, transitions and behavior concerns. My approach to therapy is collaborative and integrative in nature with sessions that are tailored to best fit the needs of the individual. I use behavioral intervention, parenting support, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Solution Focus Therapy, as well as Art and expressive therapy.
(779) 256-5413 View (779) 256-5413

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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.