Therapists in Palos Heights, IL

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Megan Reedy-McGovern
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Most of us, at some point in life, face challenges that are too overwhelming, stressful, painful, or challenging to handle on our own. Counseling is a wonderful way to get support, guidance, knowledge, and perspective around these issues, and it can make the difference between struggling and thriving. As a counselor, my goal is to help people through their challenges and struggles and get to a place where they are happier, healthier, and stronger. I provide a warm and welcoming presence where you will feel comfortable addressing your struggles, and together we can create solutions you can use to live a happier and healthier life.
Most of us, at some point in life, face challenges that are too overwhelming, stressful, painful, or challenging to handle on our own. Counseling is a wonderful way to get support, guidance, knowledge, and perspective around these issues, and it can make the difference between struggling and thriving. As a counselor, my goal is to help people through their challenges and struggles and get to a place where they are happier, healthier, and stronger. I provide a warm and welcoming presence where you will feel comfortable addressing your struggles, and together we can create solutions you can use to live a happier and healthier life.
(708) 872-4751 View (708) 872-4751
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Brittany Stevenson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
We all tend to feel down at times and the negative thoughts that come with these instances send us into a downward spiral. This can contribute to depressed mood, feelings of worthlessness, anxiety, or a lack of motivation. Let me help you reshape the way you think, bring positivity and light back into the way you feel, and create productive goal-achieving behavior. Sometimes tackling life's problems alone can feel daunting and impossible. Come hike with me, invite me onto your team so we can knock out these problems together, and learn to laugh again!
We all tend to feel down at times and the negative thoughts that come with these instances send us into a downward spiral. This can contribute to depressed mood, feelings of worthlessness, anxiety, or a lack of motivation. Let me help you reshape the way you think, bring positivity and light back into the way you feel, and create productive goal-achieving behavior. Sometimes tackling life's problems alone can feel daunting and impossible. Come hike with me, invite me onto your team so we can knock out these problems together, and learn to laugh again!
(708) 480-9536 View (708) 480-9536
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Donna Kilgallon
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palos Heights, IL 60463
I have been working as a counselor in the mental health field for 20+ years. There have been many diverse opportunities where I've provided counseling and crisis stabilization for children, families, adolescents and young adults. My passion is working with children and adolescents. Also assisting families with building communication and empowering them as a whole to find happiness and wellbeing.
I have been working as a counselor in the mental health field for 20+ years. There have been many diverse opportunities where I've provided counseling and crisis stabilization for children, families, adolescents and young adults. My passion is working with children and adolescents. Also assisting families with building communication and empowering them as a whole to find happiness and wellbeing.
(708) 315-2546 View (708) 315-2546
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Laurie Siegel
Counselor, LCPC, MA, CADC, MISAII, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palos Heights, IL 60463
"Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions." I believe I can assist you in your life's journey to achieve happiness! Through counseling, we can explore ways for you to achieve your personal vision of happiness. Together, we will create goals, develop strategies, and develop a life plan that works for you. I will assist you on building a balanced lifestyle, which would lead to emotional wellness. In addition, as part of your treatment plan, I will utilize relaxation training and cognitive behavioral treatment strategies.
"Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions." I believe I can assist you in your life's journey to achieve happiness! Through counseling, we can explore ways for you to achieve your personal vision of happiness. Together, we will create goals, develop strategies, and develop a life plan that works for you. I will assist you on building a balanced lifestyle, which would lead to emotional wellness. In addition, as part of your treatment plan, I will utilize relaxation training and cognitive behavioral treatment strategies.
(708) 765-6140 View (708) 765-6140
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Jonathan Miskevics
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palos Heights, IL 60463
As a therapist I believe that each person needs something different. Sometimes someone needs someone to talk to and bounce ideas off, some need concrete steps to improve parts of their life, others need to explore their past and connect it to their present. I can help people learn coping skills, challenging negative or self-destructive thoughts, and learn what their triggers are and why they have them. I encourage mindfulness practices and self-acceptance. I work with a lot of people with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues often caused by anxiety or other issues.
As a therapist I believe that each person needs something different. Sometimes someone needs someone to talk to and bounce ideas off, some need concrete steps to improve parts of their life, others need to explore their past and connect it to their present. I can help people learn coping skills, challenging negative or self-destructive thoughts, and learn what their triggers are and why they have them. I encourage mindfulness practices and self-acceptance. I work with a lot of people with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues often caused by anxiety or other issues.
(708) 398-9215 View (708) 398-9215
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Katy Bombard
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. I especially enjoy working with individuals who want to learn and grow during the process of therapy! Therapy might not be easy, but can be well worth the effort to making positive changes in your life. That change is possible, I believe you are a human becoming...not a human being!
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. I especially enjoy working with individuals who want to learn and grow during the process of therapy! Therapy might not be easy, but can be well worth the effort to making positive changes in your life. That change is possible, I believe you are a human becoming...not a human being!
(708) 847-9745 View (708) 847-9745
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Jessica Czaja
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
It takes a lot of courage to begin therapy but just know some of the most difficult conversations lead to beautiful transformation. As a therapist I strive to create a safe space for you to share your story. I believe that therapy is a collaborative space for individuals to gain insight and skills that best suit their journey of self-growth. My goal is to provide a non-judgemental, safe, and supportive environment for individuals to become empowered and overcome personal obstacles.
It takes a lot of courage to begin therapy but just know some of the most difficult conversations lead to beautiful transformation. As a therapist I strive to create a safe space for you to share your story. I believe that therapy is a collaborative space for individuals to gain insight and skills that best suit their journey of self-growth. My goal is to provide a non-judgemental, safe, and supportive environment for individuals to become empowered and overcome personal obstacles.
(708) 627-9623 View (708) 627-9623
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Courtney Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Everyday children, adolescents, and teens experience a number of stresses in various settings such at home, school, with family and/or friends on a day to day basis. My work with clients allows me to not only teach new strategies but to also provide time to practice as well as utilize various skills together in our sessions. This promotes the use of strategies when clients experience challenging situations and/or strong emotions outside of our sessions.
Everyday children, adolescents, and teens experience a number of stresses in various settings such at home, school, with family and/or friends on a day to day basis. My work with clients allows me to not only teach new strategies but to also provide time to practice as well as utilize various skills together in our sessions. This promotes the use of strategies when clients experience challenging situations and/or strong emotions outside of our sessions.
(708) 578-6372 View (708) 578-6372
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Martin Therapy Group
Counselor
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Martin Therapy Group has been helping kids, teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families find the support and help they need for over 15 years. We have two locations, in Palos Heights and Frankfort. Our therapists are compassionate and experienced, with training in areas such as Theraplay, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis for smoking cessation, weight management, and pain issues, and the science-based Gottman Method for couples therapy. We work with the full life span from age 3 and up. Some of our therapists have previously worked in local schools as school counselors and social workers.
Martin Therapy Group has been helping kids, teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families find the support and help they need for over 15 years. We have two locations, in Palos Heights and Frankfort. Our therapists are compassionate and experienced, with training in areas such as Theraplay, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis for smoking cessation, weight management, and pain issues, and the science-based Gottman Method for couples therapy. We work with the full life span from age 3 and up. Some of our therapists have previously worked in local schools as school counselors and social workers.
(708) 578-5342 View (708) 578-5342
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Jim Phelan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
I specialize in Couples Counseling to help strengthen your relationship and deepen your connection. I am also specially trained to treat Anxiety including OCD.
I specialize in Couples Counseling to help strengthen your relationship and deepen your connection. I am also specially trained to treat Anxiety including OCD.
(708) 419-3770 View (708) 419-3770
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Dr. Keiana L. Winters
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, ACS, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Palos Heights, IL 60463  (Online Only)
Being in practice for over a decade, I have experience counseling adults, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples, presenting with issues related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-injury, process addictions, obsessive and compulsive disorders, relationship concerns and co-occurring addiction concerns. I have dedicated my career to working with, researching and treating, a variety of populations, and cultures including the veterans. My work focuses on mentoring and fostering growth in everyone to overcome life's trials.
Being in practice for over a decade, I have experience counseling adults, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples, presenting with issues related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-injury, process addictions, obsessive and compulsive disorders, relationship concerns and co-occurring addiction concerns. I have dedicated my career to working with, researching and treating, a variety of populations, and cultures including the veterans. My work focuses on mentoring and fostering growth in everyone to overcome life's trials.
(708) 729-6222 View (708) 729-6222
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Kristy Levenda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
I am passionate to help clients struggling to find motivation for anything from the day-to-day routines of life, overcoming fears, seeking life skills, and consistent guidance. I offer encouragement to interrupt patterns of behaviors that no longer serve clients. Those struggling with recovery from substance abuse and sobriety where therapeutic interventions can enhance one's recovery plan is also my focus. I also support couples wanting to find their connection again, develop strategies to strengthen their marriage through the practice of reflective listening with your partner while developing common goals to strive toward.
I am passionate to help clients struggling to find motivation for anything from the day-to-day routines of life, overcoming fears, seeking life skills, and consistent guidance. I offer encouragement to interrupt patterns of behaviors that no longer serve clients. Those struggling with recovery from substance abuse and sobriety where therapeutic interventions can enhance one's recovery plan is also my focus. I also support couples wanting to find their connection again, develop strategies to strengthen their marriage through the practice of reflective listening with your partner while developing common goals to strive toward.
(708) 729-8101 View (708) 729-8101
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Kurt Jackson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
I am an empathetic and solutions -oriented professional counselor, highly skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Modification Therapy, and in the ASCA School Counseling Model. I am committed to providing exceptional care and therapeutic solutions to distressed populations. I specialize in working with pre-adolescents, adolescents/ teenagers, adults, and seniors who struggle with psychological and behavioral disorders and social ills. I have skillfully counseled in school-based, one -on- one, and group settings.
I am an empathetic and solutions -oriented professional counselor, highly skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Modification Therapy, and in the ASCA School Counseling Model. I am committed to providing exceptional care and therapeutic solutions to distressed populations. I specialize in working with pre-adolescents, adolescents/ teenagers, adults, and seniors who struggle with psychological and behavioral disorders and social ills. I have skillfully counseled in school-based, one -on- one, and group settings.
(630) 686-8875 View (630) 686-8875
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Victress, A Wellness Center for Women
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Victress is a mental health and wellness center for women and girls. Created with a shared vision for confidence, strength and community, our mental health services are specifically tailored to the needs of a 21st century female. Whether you are a student, a professional, a mother, wife, grandmother or friend, no matter the life stage Victress is committed to providing you with the support and assistance that you need to accomplish all of your goals. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, relationships and grief are just a few of the topics that you can seek help and support for at our location.
Victress is a mental health and wellness center for women and girls. Created with a shared vision for confidence, strength and community, our mental health services are specifically tailored to the needs of a 21st century female. Whether you are a student, a professional, a mother, wife, grandmother or friend, no matter the life stage Victress is committed to providing you with the support and assistance that you need to accomplish all of your goals. Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, relationships and grief are just a few of the topics that you can seek help and support for at our location.
(708) 292-0269 View (708) 292-0269
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Amy Coots-Smith
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Human beings have amazing potential to make great change. Sometimes a person needs someone to support them in their journey. I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, couples, and families. I provide support to parents as they encounter the constant transitions of parenthood and address their needs so they may better equip their children for the outside world. I guide children as they adapt to constant growth, teens through the various transitions of adolescence, and young adults in their push towards independence. I work with adults to attain greater emotional well-being and achievement in their lives.
Human beings have amazing potential to make great change. Sometimes a person needs someone to support them in their journey. I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, couples, and families. I provide support to parents as they encounter the constant transitions of parenthood and address their needs so they may better equip their children for the outside world. I guide children as they adapt to constant growth, teens through the various transitions of adolescence, and young adults in their push towards independence. I work with adults to attain greater emotional well-being and achievement in their lives.
(708) 315-2357 View (708) 315-2357
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Life Solutions Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
At Life Solutions, we prioritize practical approaches. Our methods draw upon the expertise acquired through education, experience, and the latest research to provide you with the outcomes you seek from therapy. We believe therapy should be a collaborative endeavor, recognizing that nobody understands you better than yourself. Rather than dictating what you should do, we guide you toward effective strategies and help you achieve your desired outcomes.
At Life Solutions, we prioritize practical approaches. Our methods draw upon the expertise acquired through education, experience, and the latest research to provide you with the outcomes you seek from therapy. We believe therapy should be a collaborative endeavor, recognizing that nobody understands you better than yourself. Rather than dictating what you should do, we guide you toward effective strategies and help you achieve your desired outcomes.
(708) 265-3503 View (708) 265-3503
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Caitlin Knight
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Not accepting new clients
Is your child voicing a lot of worry? Are you noticing that they are avoiding situations they were once comfortable in? You have tried everything in your toolbox to help calm and reassure your child, but feel nothing has helped. I can help your child learn the skills to take charge of feelings while bolstering their self-confidence around their courageous ability to handle them. I can help your child learn to identify and embrace their strengths and all the wonderfulness that makes them who they are. I can teach you additional parenting tools to help you feel more supported as you help your child through this season of life.
Is your child voicing a lot of worry? Are you noticing that they are avoiding situations they were once comfortable in? You have tried everything in your toolbox to help calm and reassure your child, but feel nothing has helped. I can help your child learn the skills to take charge of feelings while bolstering their self-confidence around their courageous ability to handle them. I can help your child learn to identify and embrace their strengths and all the wonderfulness that makes them who they are. I can teach you additional parenting tools to help you feel more supported as you help your child through this season of life.
(708) 726-4888 View (708) 726-4888
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Cheryl Kokaska
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Counseling is a relationship between the client and counselor, working together to make positive changes to what may not be working in relationships and their daily lives. The goal of this relationship is to assess patterns of behavior and find new ways of interacting. I have over 10+ years experience with couples, families, and individuals in a therapeutic setting. I am currently doing EMDR therapy.
Counseling is a relationship between the client and counselor, working together to make positive changes to what may not be working in relationships and their daily lives. The goal of this relationship is to assess patterns of behavior and find new ways of interacting. I have over 10+ years experience with couples, families, and individuals in a therapeutic setting. I am currently doing EMDR therapy.
(708) 480-1166 View (708) 480-1166
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Dr. Therin Slayton
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palos Heights, IL 60463  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues of identity, wounds from childhood, anxiety, spirituality and religion, finding meaning, feeling present, or how to blossom and care for yourself in a world that prefers the straight and narrow? I believe that, deep down, we often know what we need to create fulfillment in our lives. But sometimes it’s difficult to hear ourselves over the stress of daily life. Doing the work of therapy is courageous. I would be honored to accompany you, at whatever pace you like, on your journey.
Are you struggling with issues of identity, wounds from childhood, anxiety, spirituality and religion, finding meaning, feeling present, or how to blossom and care for yourself in a world that prefers the straight and narrow? I believe that, deep down, we often know what we need to create fulfillment in our lives. But sometimes it’s difficult to hear ourselves over the stress of daily life. Doing the work of therapy is courageous. I would be honored to accompany you, at whatever pace you like, on your journey.
(708) 419-3027 View (708) 419-3027
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Laurie Hrad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Not accepting new clients
I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling from Adler University. I completed my clinical training working with children, adolescents, and teens. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and mindfulness to maintain a safe space and help each individual reach their specifically tailored goals.
I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling from Adler University. I completed my clinical training working with children, adolescents, and teens. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and mindfulness to maintain a safe space and help each individual reach their specifically tailored goals.
(708) 742-8303 View (708) 742-8303
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Number of Therapists in Palos Heights, IL

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Palos Heights, IL who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
96% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Palos Heights, IL see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Palos Heights?

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.