Therapists in Monroe County, IL

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Photo of Michelle Tullis, Counselor in Monroe County, IL
Michelle Tullis
Counselor, L, P, C
Verified Verified
Columbia, IL 62236
I enjoy working with children and families, as well as teenagers and adults. My experience and background is attachment therapy; fostering relationships between children and their parents. I love working with clients who are willing to have a therapeutic relationship with me, in order to improve themselves and their own lives. My clients have had success using CBT, DBT, mindfulness training, family therapy, and play therapy.
I enjoy working with children and families, as well as teenagers and adults. My experience and background is attachment therapy; fostering relationships between children and their parents. I love working with clients who are willing to have a therapeutic relationship with me, in order to improve themselves and their own lives. My clients have had success using CBT, DBT, mindfulness training, family therapy, and play therapy.
(833) 956-8102 View (833) 956-8102
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Laurie Watkins
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, IL 62236
I am interested in helping people find their way along their personal journey. I work well with adults, couples an adolescents. My approach is gentle and supportive.
I am interested in helping people find their way along their personal journey. I work well with adults, couples an adolescents. My approach is gentle and supportive.
(618) 936-4166 View (618) 936-4166
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Amy Braun
Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C, CCATP, C-DBT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, IL 62236  (Online Only)
As a mom, I understand the gut-wrenching, sickening feeling you get in your stomach when life keeps hitting you with stressors over and over again. We can fix that, and I can help you feel better as quickly as possible! I provide online therapy for moms struggling with anxiety, stress, postpartum depression, parenting, relationship concerns, and other related women’s issues. As a licensed therapist with an advanced certification in clinical anxiety, I can provide you with solutions for immediate relief.
As a mom, I understand the gut-wrenching, sickening feeling you get in your stomach when life keeps hitting you with stressors over and over again. We can fix that, and I can help you feel better as quickly as possible! I provide online therapy for moms struggling with anxiety, stress, postpartum depression, parenting, relationship concerns, and other related women’s issues. As a licensed therapist with an advanced certification in clinical anxiety, I can provide you with solutions for immediate relief.
(630) 345-8776 View (630) 345-8776
Photo of Shawn Forbes, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Monroe County, IL
Shawn Forbes
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbia, IL 62236
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing services to address anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and relationship issues. Carl Jung asserted, "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." This concept is a key principle of my philosophy for change. We all possess the ability to heal, grow, and overcome adversity; though, we are not created to do it alone, and choosing a better path isn't always simple or easy. It requires wisdom, courage, willpower, commitment, and skill. Cultivating these is a process and journey. I want to help you to journey well.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing services to address anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and relationship issues. Carl Jung asserted, "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." This concept is a key principle of my philosophy for change. We all possess the ability to heal, grow, and overcome adversity; though, we are not created to do it alone, and choosing a better path isn't always simple or easy. It requires wisdom, courage, willpower, commitment, and skill. Cultivating these is a process and journey. I want to help you to journey well.
(618) 753-4219 View (618) 753-4219
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Erin Frailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, IL 62236
It is important for individuals to feel empowered in their everyday lives, feeling confident they can move forward working towards their goals. Each individual is different. I aid in helping identify strengths and positive qualities that make each individual unique. I encourage individuals to be the best version of themselves, providing support when barriers present themselves. Life cannot always be perfect, but the right attitude and outlook can go a long way. I work primarily with adults 18 and older addressing issues including depression, anxiety, life adjustment issues, marital issues, grief, stress management, self-esteem, and overall balance and wellness.
It is important for individuals to feel empowered in their everyday lives, feeling confident they can move forward working towards their goals. Each individual is different. I aid in helping identify strengths and positive qualities that make each individual unique. I encourage individuals to be the best version of themselves, providing support when barriers present themselves. Life cannot always be perfect, but the right attitude and outlook can go a long way. I work primarily with adults 18 and older addressing issues including depression, anxiety, life adjustment issues, marital issues, grief, stress management, self-esteem, and overall balance and wellness.
(618) 791-0759 View (618) 791-0759
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Carol Ann Worthington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, IL 62236
If you ever said, “I’m so messed up no one can help me”, or “My life is a wreck.”, then come tell me your story. Lets go on a journey together to find peace, empowerment and a positive change. As a therapist, my mission is to support, validate and help individuals, couples and families to navigate life’s challenges and needs while finding better ways to cope.
If you ever said, “I’m so messed up no one can help me”, or “My life is a wreck.”, then come tell me your story. Lets go on a journey together to find peace, empowerment and a positive change. As a therapist, my mission is to support, validate and help individuals, couples and families to navigate life’s challenges and needs while finding better ways to cope.
(618) 205-9805 View (618) 205-9805
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Heidi Donald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, IL 62236
Not accepting new clients
Do you ever feel stressed, overwhelmed, alone, confused or just not sure which way to turn or what to do? I aim to provide a non-judgmental, safe space where we can work together to meet your needs and empower you to make changes in your life so you have more control and peace of mind. My goal is to help clients to discover what they already have and build upon those strengths to be the best version of themselves.
Do you ever feel stressed, overwhelmed, alone, confused or just not sure which way to turn or what to do? I aim to provide a non-judgmental, safe space where we can work together to meet your needs and empower you to make changes in your life so you have more control and peace of mind. My goal is to help clients to discover what they already have and build upon those strengths to be the best version of themselves.
(618) 323-5220 View (618) 323-5220
Photo of Sarah Linker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monroe County, IL
Sarah Linker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, IL 62236
Waitlist for new clients
We’ve all encountered times when life seemed challenging, emotions overwhelming, and stress daunting. The good news? You are not alone. I am committed to honoring your experiences in a safe, nonjudgmental space. I specialize in helping individuals identify strengths, navigate challenges, and deepen self-awareness.
We’ve all encountered times when life seemed challenging, emotions overwhelming, and stress daunting. The good news? You are not alone. I am committed to honoring your experiences in a safe, nonjudgmental space. I specialize in helping individuals identify strengths, navigate challenges, and deepen self-awareness.
(314) 501-9079 View (314) 501-9079
Photo of Patty Roosevelt, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Monroe County, IL
Patty Roosevelt
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MAC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, IL 62236
Pain. It finds us. Whether it's the result of the loss of love, health, or security, pain finds us, and it can be overwhelming. Licensed in Illinois and Missouri, I offer support to hurting children, adults, and families by providing emotional safety, sharing compassion, and helping my clients to learn and apply new skills as needed. Passionate about issues that have resulted from attachment and relational wounding I have specialized in treating issues of attachment and trauma.
Pain. It finds us. Whether it's the result of the loss of love, health, or security, pain finds us, and it can be overwhelming. Licensed in Illinois and Missouri, I offer support to hurting children, adults, and families by providing emotional safety, sharing compassion, and helping my clients to learn and apply new skills as needed. Passionate about issues that have resulted from attachment and relational wounding I have specialized in treating issues of attachment and trauma.
(618) 221-5341 View (618) 221-5341
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Dana L Barrows
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPHA
Verified Verified
Waterloo, IL 62298
We believe in "real solutions" not "mm-hmm", head nodding therapy. We are not your friends or your mother. We are professional, non-judgmental listeners. We provide feedback to the issues that you may be struggling with. We will help guide you through evidence based practice to reach your TRUE feelings...to find answers & concrete solutions. We want you to be at peace, no matter what the situation. We believe that behavioral therapy is just like physical therapy. When you work an area that has been injured, at first you may hurt, but then you get stronger. You recover, you heal.
We believe in "real solutions" not "mm-hmm", head nodding therapy. We are not your friends or your mother. We are professional, non-judgmental listeners. We provide feedback to the issues that you may be struggling with. We will help guide you through evidence based practice to reach your TRUE feelings...to find answers & concrete solutions. We want you to be at peace, no matter what the situation. We believe that behavioral therapy is just like physical therapy. When you work an area that has been injured, at first you may hurt, but then you get stronger. You recover, you heal.
(618) 352-5791 View (618) 352-5791
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Counseling Network
Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IL 62298
Welcome! I'm a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) based in Missouri and Illinois, bringing over 16 years of professional experience to my practice. My journey has woven through the realms of parenting, education, and clinical support, equipping me with a profound understanding of the diverse challenges individuals and families face in today’s complex world. I specialize in assisting those navigating the turbulent waters of relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting dilemmas. My practice is grounded in the conviction that you possess the inner resources needed for growth and healing.
Welcome! I'm a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) based in Missouri and Illinois, bringing over 16 years of professional experience to my practice. My journey has woven through the realms of parenting, education, and clinical support, equipping me with a profound understanding of the diverse challenges individuals and families face in today’s complex world. I specialize in assisting those navigating the turbulent waters of relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting dilemmas. My practice is grounded in the conviction that you possess the inner resources needed for growth and healing.
(618) 297-3631 View (618) 297-3631
Photo of Yvonne Petito, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monroe County, IL
Yvonne Petito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, IL 62298
Mental health issues are at the forefront, depression, anxiety, and everyday stressors are becoming a part of our lives. With guidance and support, individuals can gain effective methods to alleviate these symptoms. My goal as a therapist is to help bring joy back into people's lives by guiding them along their journey to a healthy mental well-being.
Mental health issues are at the forefront, depression, anxiety, and everyday stressors are becoming a part of our lives. With guidance and support, individuals can gain effective methods to alleviate these symptoms. My goal as a therapist is to help bring joy back into people's lives by guiding them along their journey to a healthy mental well-being.
(618) 634-6076 View (618) 634-6076
Photo of Kati Michalas, Counselor in Monroe County, IL
Kati Michalas
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, IL 62236
My personal belief is that when situations in life are thrown at us we can ignore them or try to accept and work through them. Each thing we go through in life impacts who we are as a person. We can either let them make us bitter or make us better. My goal for clients is to help you on your journey by providing tools, education, and support so you can find positive solutions to your problems by creating a comfortable, non-judgmental environment by demonstrating unconditional positive regard.
My personal belief is that when situations in life are thrown at us we can ignore them or try to accept and work through them. Each thing we go through in life impacts who we are as a person. We can either let them make us bitter or make us better. My goal for clients is to help you on your journey by providing tools, education, and support so you can find positive solutions to your problems by creating a comfortable, non-judgmental environment by demonstrating unconditional positive regard.
(618) 388-3536 View (618) 388-3536
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Total Life Wellness PLLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Waterloo, IL 62298  (Online Only)
Are you looking for growth in your personal and professional life? Together we'll work together to identify your strengths as well as any mental blocks standing in your way of becoming your best self. Areas of clinical expertise include working with individuals who are experiencing life changes/ challenges. Folks who have/are experiencing complex trauma, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and domestic violence. I provide relationship/ marriage and family counseling to those struggling with a variety of issues ranging from infidelity, communication and poly couples. As well as services for the LGTBQIA+.
Are you looking for growth in your personal and professional life? Together we'll work together to identify your strengths as well as any mental blocks standing in your way of becoming your best self. Areas of clinical expertise include working with individuals who are experiencing life changes/ challenges. Folks who have/are experiencing complex trauma, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and domestic violence. I provide relationship/ marriage and family counseling to those struggling with a variety of issues ranging from infidelity, communication and poly couples. As well as services for the LGTBQIA+.
(618) 762-4651 View (618) 762-4651
Photo of Sabrina Gummersheimer, Counselor in Monroe County, IL
Sabrina Gummersheimer
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Columbia, IL 62236
Life isn't always easy and sometimes we need help finding our way. I am passionate about helping people along their journey in life and believe that counseling is a safe platform where people can make positive changes. I have years of experience providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
Life isn't always easy and sometimes we need help finding our way. I am passionate about helping people along their journey in life and believe that counseling is a safe platform where people can make positive changes. I have years of experience providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
(618) 328-3119 View (618) 328-3119
Photo of Becky Miles, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monroe County, IL
Becky Miles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, IL 62236
I have immediate openings. If you are like most of us, sometimes life gets tough and throws us some curve balls. During these times it is often helpful to talk with someone who can help you navigate these difficult time and allow us to get back to a state of balance. Through some of my own personal journeys, I find it easy to relate to my clients. I will meet you where you are at and work with you to achieve your personal goals, improve relationships, heal from emotional hurt and make positive life choices. I have over ten years of experience working with both Veterans and military issues.
I have immediate openings. If you are like most of us, sometimes life gets tough and throws us some curve balls. During these times it is often helpful to talk with someone who can help you navigate these difficult time and allow us to get back to a state of balance. Through some of my own personal journeys, I find it easy to relate to my clients. I will meet you where you are at and work with you to achieve your personal goals, improve relationships, heal from emotional hurt and make positive life choices. I have over ten years of experience working with both Veterans and military issues.
(618) 851-1391 View (618) 851-1391
Photo of Lori Grabe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monroe County, IL
Lori Grabe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, IL 62236
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience. I have been practicing in Columbia/Monroe County for 12 years. Prior to my private practice I was employed with Hyland Behavior Health Systems. At Hyland Behavioral Health I was a Dual Diagnosis Case Manager and worked with individuals diagnosed with a chemical dependency and psychiatric diagnosis. I was involved in case management, group therapy, treatment planning and discharge planning. I also worked on the sexual trauma unit, eating disorder unit and Psychiatric ICU.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of experience. I have been practicing in Columbia/Monroe County for 12 years. Prior to my private practice I was employed with Hyland Behavior Health Systems. At Hyland Behavioral Health I was a Dual Diagnosis Case Manager and worked with individuals diagnosed with a chemical dependency and psychiatric diagnosis. I was involved in case management, group therapy, treatment planning and discharge planning. I also worked on the sexual trauma unit, eating disorder unit and Psychiatric ICU.
(618) 281-9355 View (618) 281-9355
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David Juelfs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, IL 62236
I am here to help you find balance in life. I view the counseling relationship as collaborative where we work together toward achieving your personal goals, making positive life choices, improving relationships, and healing from emotional hurt. I also understand that mental, physical, and spiritual health are all intertwined. I strive to provide a safe environment where clients can explore their feelings and talk about their life circumstances. I am up-front and candid with my clients, providing a judgment free environment where strength, wisdom, and change can be achieved.
I am here to help you find balance in life. I view the counseling relationship as collaborative where we work together toward achieving your personal goals, making positive life choices, improving relationships, and healing from emotional hurt. I also understand that mental, physical, and spiritual health are all intertwined. I strive to provide a safe environment where clients can explore their feelings and talk about their life circumstances. I am up-front and candid with my clients, providing a judgment free environment where strength, wisdom, and change can be achieved.
(618) 496-6525 View (618) 496-6525
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Lori Beckwith
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbia, IL 62236  (Online Only)
Life is difficult. This is the first line from the book, The Road Less Travelled, by M. Scott Peck. Each of us is all too aware of this basic truth. Sometimes we need help navigating our journey, and therapy is great place to start! I believe building strong relationships with my clients provides a safe space to explore their life experiences, thoughts, and feelings. It is my goal to create an understanding and respectful environment where together we can discover the most effective means for positive change.
Life is difficult. This is the first line from the book, The Road Less Travelled, by M. Scott Peck. Each of us is all too aware of this basic truth. Sometimes we need help navigating our journey, and therapy is great place to start! I believe building strong relationships with my clients provides a safe space to explore their life experiences, thoughts, and feelings. It is my goal to create an understanding and respectful environment where together we can discover the most effective means for positive change.
(618) 391-0076 View (618) 391-0076
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Amy Schuring
LCPC
Verified Verified
Waterloo, IL 62298  (Online Only)
I am very passionate about helping people find freedom from the things that have caused hurt and pain in their lives. I love working with my clients collaboratively on their journey to living the life they desire. Together we will learn what is getting in the way of living a life of more peace and joy. I will provide a safe, supportive and validating environment for people to share those things that are deep down inside of them. We all have a purpose and a destiny. I am excited to help you find yours!
I am very passionate about helping people find freedom from the things that have caused hurt and pain in their lives. I love working with my clients collaboratively on their journey to living the life they desire. Together we will learn what is getting in the way of living a life of more peace and joy. I will provide a safe, supportive and validating environment for people to share those things that are deep down inside of them. We all have a purpose and a destiny. I am excited to help you find yours!
(618) 268-1953 View (618) 268-1953

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Number of Therapists in Monroe County, IL

20+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in Monroe County, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Coping Skills
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress
69% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
92% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Aetna

How Therapists in Monroe County, IL see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Monroe County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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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.