LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Normal, IL

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Julleon Garrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
I am allied with and passionate about serving the needs of the LGBTQIA + community and other marginalized groups including immigrant populations.
My ideal client comes from many walks of life. They are children, teenagers, and adults and present with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, relationship and family problems, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), school problems, and oppositional-defiant disorder. They all share a common need to be heard, empowered, and guided on the path of recovery. I provide evidence-based treatments tailored to the needs of my clients. I focus on strengths and capabilities rather than "illness."
(312) 262-2473 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Johanna Rayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I bring 35 years of clinical experience to the table and have worked with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, LGBT issues, grief and loss and substance abuse.
I am committed to working with individuals and couples who are struggling in their lives either because of a crisis, transition, relationship or long standing issue that one keeps bumping up against. By providing a safe space together we can explore your thoughts/ feelings and increase your understanding of self and others. Self-awareness leads to change and personal growth.
(203) 872-5293 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Laura Books
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
I have experience working with LGBTQ +, trauma, anxiety, depression as well as concerns such as coping with stress and managing life’s transitions.
I strive to create a safe space for you to begin to identify and resolve blocks that may be standing in between where you are right now and the life you truly desire.
(309) 220-3513 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Sandy L Colbs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in working with issues such as childhood abuse, medical challenges, spiritual or existential questions, grief and loss, and navigating complex identities including stepparenting, LGBTQ + issues, and blended families.
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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Jojo M Mitchell
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Life is too short to spend so much time hating ourselves, staying in hurtful relationships, letting trauma control us, being anxious/ depressed, fighting with our partner(s), and not living our truest self. I believe therapy can help you work through emotional pain, find purpose, develop better relationships with yourself and others, and make important life changes. I know that the path to healing can be confusing and scary at times. I am here to help.
(309) 518-1262 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Strong Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, EMDR, trauma, Special
Verified
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. The race card has played out. I assure you, it is no just you. This struggle is real. “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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Nicole Kelley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
In almost 20 years of clinical experience, I have had the opportunity to work with people in crisis, as well as those struggling with depression, anxiety, family/relationship issues, behavioral issues, self-harm, and/or low self-esteem. I am comfortable working with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as families and couples. Through a solution-focused, supportive environment, I can assist clients in determining solutions for their problems. I utilize a combination of mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy techniques, and motivational interviewing.
(309) 807-3962 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Kathy Berry
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
What I love most about being a therapist is seeing how positive changes in one person have a ripple effect in their family and community. We are truly all connected. I believe my non-threatening down -to- earth support, optimism, and problem-solving skills are my greatest therapy strengths. I would love the opportunity to listen to you and help you uncover the strengths you need to live life to the fullest.
(309) 740-2719 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jenna Mangold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sometimes we lose our way in life or we are inhibited by past trauma/grief that can leave us overwhelmed and confused. I believe that you can't always choose your circumstances in life, but you can choose to overcome them. I also believe that you have the power to manage/control your thoughts and feelings instead of allowing them to control you. My goal is to help you work through those past or current issues, overcome those difficult circumstances in life, and to help you gain control over your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to help enhance your well-being.
(309) 265-0740 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Gina Meyer
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
*No openings available right now* There is great strength in allowing someone to hold hope for you until you can discover it for yourself. My favorite part of therapy is helping people find their own light, strength, and resiliency. People already have all the answers they need inside of them. My role is to help them find the answers for themselves. I use a combination of evidence-based approaches to help people examine and modify unbalanced thinking patterns, develop self-awareness and insight, and strengthen their relationships. I respect cultural differences and incorporate them into treatment.
(872) 201-3278 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Erin Everly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Every person has a unique life story and their own journey that is no one else's but their own. Each person deserves an individualized plan and together, we can find the right plan that helps you achieve your goals and gets you back on track. I truly believe you are the expert in your own life & the more you discover about yourself during therapy, the stronger you will become. I tend to use goal oriented therapy and strive to develop an open and honest therapeutic relationship, I aim to offer a laid back, relaxed, & comfortable environment & enjoy using humor as well as honesty & direct communication in session.
(309) 751-4827 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jason Reel-Haas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
(Currently not accepting new clients - check back soon!) Looking for relatable and down-to-earth? Someone to champion you in the midst of challenges and big adjustments? Who HASN'T experienced major upheaval during the last few years! My goal is to help you through life transitions, whether it's difficulties you face in college, growing through a relationship conflict or painful break-up, or grappling with who you are in the day-to-day grind. Making sense of how you got to where you are can bring clarity about how to get where you want to be.
(309) 271-1541 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Joan Gjesfjeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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
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Casey Perisin
Psychologist, PsyD, CCTP
Verified
Casey specializes with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidality, self-injury, family of origin problems, childhood trauma, binge eating disorder, and phase of life concerns. She helps clients resolve their presenting concerns while building upon and utilizing their strengths to live genuinely with clarity, balance, and purpose in order to effectively change and fulfill their life goals.
(309) 504-0863 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Kathryn Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Entering into counseling is the beginning of discovery and change. It's an important decision that deserves careful consideration. I've observed that most people want freedom from suffering and to live authentic, satisfying lives. Yet they may feel overwhelmed by the challenges of contemporary society while coping with life transitions, grief, relationships, self-esteem and identity issues, trauma, and spiritual crises. Where does one begin? A therapist can be an important guide in navigating the inner world of emotions while also building more effective skills for living in a dynamic, ever-shifting world.
(309) 220-3497 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jeffrey Graham
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Life can often involve a series of setbacks, transitions, difficulties, and challenges that can cause us to feel stuck or lost. My aim is to help clients identify not only what they wish to change or problems they hope to address but also build self-acceptance and self-compassion. I have significant experience working with young adult and college-aged clients but also specialize in adolescent and adult mental health. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, identity exploration, grief/loss, or relationship concerns, I will collaborate with you to work towards your goals.
(844) 593-0599 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jackie Vermaat
MS, LCPC, RYT-200
Verified
|| 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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Heather Holl
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
Many humans suffer from emotional distress and psychological symptoms due to aversive life events. Often times, negative experiences can become “stuck” in our brains impacting how we perceive ourselves, others, or the world. Our beliefs about ourselves can become skewed and negative. As a trauma-trained therapist, I can help you work through these past events and shift these beliefs in order to be able to live the life YOU want to live.
(309) 228-2571 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Rick Longstreth
CH
ARE YOU READY FOR REAL CHANGE? If you are ready to start living your life with peace and happiness while letting go of the frustration and fear, set up your free consultation today! I am different than most in the mental health world in that I don't want to spend every session talking about what is wrong in your life, I want to help empower, teach and lead you to achieve all of your goals and the life of your dreams. FREE 90-120 MINUTE CONSULTATION.
(309) 807-1578 
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Normal, IL 61761
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Dawn M Leedie
Counselor, MC, LCPC
Verified
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** My job as a therapist is to help when you feel overwhelmed, confused, or lost. This process frequently requires working through the impact of past experiences and/or thought patterns which keep you stuck. Therapy is a process of self-exploration and increasing self-awareness to realize the power you have to make changes in your life. My hope is that with our work together you find insight, confidence, and a more positive way of looking at your world.
(309) 518-9286 
Normal, IL 61761
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Normal. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.