Attachment-based Therapists in Normal, IL

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Heidi J Larsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It takes great courage to recognize when things aren’t working and seek help. Do you feel like you’re stuck, and try as you might, find yourself repeating the same patterns? Have you been struggling with relationship problems? Are you feeling that despite your best efforts you’re not enough? Maybe you can’t name the source of unrest, hopelessness and pain but know that something needs to change? You’re not alone, there is another way and I’m here to help.
(309) 808-6211
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Normal, IL 61761
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$150 per session
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Not accepting new clients
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Lorin Stelly
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
Verified
*Not accepting new clients at this time* Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and you may not know what steps to take to feel better. If you've found your way to here, chances are you're ready for change. I believe each person's healing is unique and therapy is about creating a safe space to address whatever is most important to you. I am committed to creating an accepting atmosphere where clients can feel comfortable to be themselves without judgement.
(309) 533-7914
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Normal, IL 61761
$130 per session
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Joan Gjesfjeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am not currently accepting new clients. You might be wondering if you can find someone who “gets you,” someone you can trust. I am committed to providing you with a safe, confidential relationship that allows you to reach your goals at your own pace. You can expect our work together to help you deepen self awareness and acceptance, increase compassion for yourself and others, and renegotiate old patterns that no longer serve you,
(309) 365-6259
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Normal, IL 61761
$130 per session
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Jennifer Elzey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QMHP, LPHA
Verified
Verified
The greatest work can be accomplished when a sense of community is built through therapeutic rapport. You are not alone – no matter what you have faced or are currently going through. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(779) 210-6094
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Normal, IL 61761
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Gregory Franklin Jenkins
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Greg specializes in trauma-focused therapy for children ages 5 & up, adolescents, and adults. For those who have experienced childhood trauma, relational trauma, or complex trauma, life often feels overwhelming. Their sense of self, relationships, & view of the past, present, & future become rocky at best. As a result many trauma survivors live in chronic state of anxiety, depression, numbness, fatigue, burn out & suffer from illness. In addition to trauma survivors, Greg works closely with children, teens, young adults, & adoptive families struggling with depression, anxiety, dissociation, mood disorders, behavioral issues & more.
(309) 865-5242
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jackie Vermaat
MS, LCPC, RYT-200
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
|| Check out my virtual trauma groups! || Do you feel like your world is unraveling? Life often throws obstacles in our paths blocking our way, and sometimes we feel trapped... stuck and unable to move forward. Our minds and bodies may no longer feel like home. We may feel frustrated, lost, and utterly alone. Our relationships may feel broken beyond repair. And we may even feel like we might be "crazy." >>> Life is too short to be spent miserable in your relationships, suffocated by your traumas, fearful for your sanity, or hustling for your own self-worth. <<<
(309) 724-4194
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Normal, IL 61761
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$150 per session
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Alya Abbed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Alya Abbed is a licensed therapist specializing in trauma treatment. Al has over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in mental health. Her clinical expertise is treating complex trauma including childhood abuse/neglect in addition to physical/sexual/emotional abuse and sexual assault. She is formally trained in EMDR, ITR, Theraplay, and trauma-informed sexual assault. Al's therapeutic modality of choice is talk therapy alongside EMDR, CBT, and DBT. She received her Bachelor's degree in Pyschology and her Master's degree in Community Counseling from Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
(309) 226-4516
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Normal, IL 61761
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Emily Gerber
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (MA, LCPC) in central Illinois. I have been working in the mental health field specializing in trauma across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults). My clinical expertise and training includes trauma focused therapy, shame and resiliency, healthy relationships, as well as working alongside foster and adoptive families. I believe therapy includes “an us.” It is an engaging and collaborative process. My hope is to provide a safe and warm environment to facilitate healing and growth.
(309) 271-0562
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Normal, IL 61761
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$145 per session
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Micha LeNeave
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
Finding the right therapist can be a vulnerable and challenging process. I approach therapy with collaboration and non-judgment at the center of each therapeutic relationship. Therapy should be a safe and intentional space to take risks, unpack and explore our experiences, and develop new ways of thinking and feeling about ourselves and our place in the world. My style is casual and compassionate, utilizing metaphors and psychoeducation, to help clients develop insights about their experience, identify tools and strategies to reduce distress, and understand theory relevant to their circumstances.
(708) 740-2671
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Normal, IL 61761
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$120 per session
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Elliott Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LCPC
Verified
15 Endorsed
Verified
15 Endorsed
My philosophy towards therapy and, being a therapist,can be put this way.You can create positive change in your life. You can overcome difficult and even seemingly overwhelming obstacles. The first step is to believe that you are worthy of a better life no matter what the present situation tells you. The next step is to accept that, 'Life is a Journey'. I think there is incredible wisdom and hope in those words; a journey is on-going, and, life gives you opportunities to change as you choose! Sometimes we just need a little help figuring out how to start.
(309) 319-6958
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jeanne Louise Lambrecht
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**Dr. Lambrecht is NOT taking new patients currently** Assisting others in working through their challenges and becoming their best selves has been my lifelong passion. I do my best to create a non-judgmental, accepting atmosphere where individuals can feel safe to share and explore their concerns. I am open to working with individuals of any age encountering a broad range of concerns. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to support individuals, couples, and families through a range of issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma and relational and adjustment difficulties.
(309) 455-4123
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Normal, IL 61790
$170 per session
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Not accepting new clients
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Lily Anderson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LPHA
Verified
Verified
[I am currently not taking new clients, wishing you the best in your healing journeys] Often, we mistakenly ask the question, "what's wrong with me?" when the question to ask is, "what happened to me?" I work with children, adolescents, and adults - individually and in parent-child dynamics.
(309) 271-0907
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Normal, IL 61761
$150 per session
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Darci Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life brings about intense challenges, pain and loss that can affect our ability to function and even maintain healthy relationships. We can feel stuck in the struggle and the difficult emotions that often come with it. Therapy provides a safe space to explore these challenges, gain control over our emotions and learn how to move forward, towards overall balance and wellbeing.
(309) 518-9062
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Normal, IL 61761
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$155 per session
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Strong Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, EMDR, trauma, Special
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
You appear to have all your shit together on the outside, but you are a mess on the inside. You don’t tell how you really feel for fear of judgment. You continue wearing the mask of perfection and you are exhausted. You ask yourself, "What am I doing wrong? Why is my best never good enough?" You want to believe God has a plan for you, but you're not even sure you believe in God anymore. I assure you, it is no just you. This struggle is real for EveryBody. “After years in "the struggle," I know there is hope, but you can’t find it on your own. I look forward to hearing from you about ways I can help.
(309) 518-4429
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Normal, IL 61761
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$150 per session
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Karen Lee
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Verified
*waitlist for new clients to start before end of year* I assess and treat trauma and compulsivity issues for men and women in regards to love, sex, food, and money. I also work with partners and families impacted by addiction. I help clients embrace RECOVERY: the bridge between who they were and who they are! Counseling is a unique relationship built on acceptance, trust, and respect. I assist clients in becoming more of who they were created to be.
(309) 420-0030
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Normal, IL 61761
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$165 per session
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Sandy L Colbs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Life is a complicated journey, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to walk with my clients as they navigate relationships, self esteem, life transitions, losses and change. My practice focuses on helping adults resolve difficult life experiences, whether from childhood or from the challenges of daily life or the inevitable transitions and changes of life as we grow older. I believe that therapy can help people break out of the set patterns of thinking and feeling that restrict us from living our life to our highest potential.
(309) 228-4684
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Normal, IL 61761
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$180 per session
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John Lorio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Lorio Counseling Services, LLC provides mental health counseling to a variety of populations using up to date evidenced based therapeutic techniques to help clients face whatever problems they may be facing. Please check my website for more information: Loriocounselingservices.com
(309) 220-3367
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Normal, IL 61761
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Laura Karr
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Now accepting new clients! When we are struggling in life, feeling stuck, hurt, confused, or alone, we all deserve a place to talk with someone who we know will not judge or shame us, but instead who will walk alongside us and help us create change, finding our hope and strength. I believe that you were designed to heal and you have everything you need inside you. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it's okay to reach out for help, support, or guidance so that you can move towards the life you want to live.
(309) 328-3281
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Normal, IL 61761
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$165 (individual)$165 (couples)
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Jennifer Walbridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, adults and families. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions in an individually tailored way to address issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, attachment, PTSD and complex trauma. and attachment I will work with you to create a clear plan for goals we will address in therapy and the strategies that will help you achieve those goals. I believe in a high degree of transparency and accountability in the therapy process; I take a collaborative approach strives to ensure you will always understand the what, why, and how of our therapeutic journey together.
(309) 485-5909
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Normal, IL 61761
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Elizabeth Heid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Email is the fastest way to reach me. As a licensed clinical social worker, I partner with my clients in a compassionate manner to help create positive and meaningful changes. We live in a society with increasing demands and stress. I believe everyone can benefit from taking time to focus on their own emotional well-being through counseling and therapy services. Whether you're looking for support during a difficult time or need to process experiences from your past, I am here to join you in your healing process. I work with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a variety of challenges.
(309) 808-6542
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Office is near:
Normal, IL 61761
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$150 per session

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Attachment-based Therapists

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.