Psychodynamic Therapists in Normal, IL

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Joan Gjesfjeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My training includes Gestalt, mindfulness and psychodynamic psychotherapy; these are holistic, client-centered approaches that increase your self-awareness, support emotional healing, and bring more peace to your life.
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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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
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Gina Meyer
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
*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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Wilma McLaughlin Counseling & Mediation PLLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
What has motivated me in my 20+ years of practice me is the belief that change is possible when aligned with hope. Presenting issues are often about relationships and self discovery. Professionally and personally, I can attest that healthy relationships are vital to emotional well being- so exploration of relationships, present or past, is one aspect of therapy, along with communication and self understanding. As has been said "we are born in relationship, wounded in relationship, and are healed in relationship".
(217) 599-3602
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Normal, IL 61761
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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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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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Angie House
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stress or anxiety? Does your life feel out of balance? Although you are managing, you might feel like it takes more effort to do what came easily before. Perhaps you feel stuck, and need some guidance and support to get back on track, and moving toward achieving your goals and dreams. Imagine having a comfortable, supportive place where you can be yourself and begin working to change the things preventing you from moving forward and thriving. When working with individuals, I help them identify, explore, and integrate creative and customized solutions to overcome their fears, break down barriers, and get "unstuck."
(309) 795-6225
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Normal, IL 61761
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Kathryn Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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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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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Johanna Rayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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James Gibb
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, AMTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It was Irvin Yalom who said something to the effect that "psychotherapy is like a dress rehearsal for life". With this said, it is my intention to not only offer you support in therapy but to also help you generalize the skills you learn in therapy and apply them in your outside life and relationships. I specialize in anger and anxiety management for adults and adolescents. I hold an Anger Management Certification. I also enjoy working with highly intelligent adults and teens who have a difficult time adjusting and adapting socially. This includes working with individuals on the high functioning end of the Autism scale.
(309) 716-3874
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Wendy Alleen Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
"I am a firm believer in finding balance between feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Sometimes what we are dealing with is simply present day stress, needing a safe environment to process and get feedback. Other times events from our past dictate our reactions to today's experiences. This leads to giving our power away and continuing to suffer. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other approaches when indicated, always focusing on the client's goals. I am focused on respectful approaches to teaching tools that allow each client's efforts to result in positive impacts throughout their lives."
(309) 244-4152
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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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Jojo M Mitchell
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Verified
Life is too short to spend so much time letting trauma control us 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.
(309) 518-1262
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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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Normal, IL 61761
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Williams Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Our work with clients is meant to be supportive and comprehensive. Our work begins by learning about our clients, the situation, and their goals. We gather this information through listening and engaging our clients. We will then discuss practical next-steps that are relevant to each client's experience. Our services include psychotherapy and psychological testing. Our brief psychotherapy model seeks to help individuals, couples, and families flourish.
(309) 328-8725
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Normal, IL 61761
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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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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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Stephanie Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you in need of finding balance during a tough time? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, or a difficult life experiences? Through therapy, clients will gain confidence in managing unhelpful thoughts, patterns, and behaviors. Clients will also be supported in redefining boundaries, finding coping skills that work best for you, and support in decreasing the weight and intensity of carrying life stressors. I'm here to offer a comfortable, safe, and non-judgmental place to process your thoughts and feelings.
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Bradi Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a space to work through life's challenges? I would love to help! I am not your traditional therapist--I like to make therapy a fun and creative place! Because everyone is unique, I have an eclectic approach to therapy. We will work together to create a safe space for you, where we utilize things that you're interested in, while also integrating evidence based treatment approaches like EMDR and body based approaches.
(847) 512-3573
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Psychodynamic Therapists

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.