Therapists in Peoria, IL

Photo of Katy Lindsey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Peoria, IL
Katy Lindsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61615
Being in a place where you have to seek out help can be difficult and feel hopeless. I'm here to help you through that process and remind you that there IS hope and many people have found the healing they needed in therapy, you can too. I like to say that my client's and I are a team; I want to work with you and be on your side for what your goals are. Basically, if you do the work, then I'm going to be right by your side doing it with you. I love helping clients build up healthy coping skills, a support system, develop boundaries, and uproot the source of anxieties and depressive thoughts. I'd love the opportunity to work with you!
Being in a place where you have to seek out help can be difficult and feel hopeless. I'm here to help you through that process and remind you that there IS hope and many people have found the healing they needed in therapy, you can too. I like to say that my client's and I are a team; I want to work with you and be on your side for what your goals are. Basically, if you do the work, then I'm going to be right by your side doing it with you. I love helping clients build up healthy coping skills, a support system, develop boundaries, and uproot the source of anxieties and depressive thoughts. I'd love the opportunity to work with you!
(309) 328-8994 View (309) 328-8994
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Erin Surratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61614
I believe that we all need a little bit of help once in a while. I also know that sometimes we don't know how to get that help or whom to ask. I feel that therapy can be beneficial to help facilitate that change by providing an outlet or resource for those that need that help.
I believe that we all need a little bit of help once in a while. I also know that sometimes we don't know how to get that help or whom to ask. I feel that therapy can be beneficial to help facilitate that change by providing an outlet or resource for those that need that help.
(309) 928-7717 View (309) 928-7717
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Jennifer Iniquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61615
Hi there and congratulations on taking the first step to a new you!! Does life have you feeling down with no sense of direction? Are you struggling in school or career? Whatever you may be feeling I am here to help.
Hi there and congratulations on taking the first step to a new you!! Does life have you feeling down with no sense of direction? Are you struggling in school or career? Whatever you may be feeling I am here to help.
(309) 869-8034 View (309) 869-8034
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(309) 204-9552 View (309) 204-9552
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John Westerberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, problems with achievement and unhealthy coping with professional stress. I will help you feel like you are heard and your problems are understood. We'll work together to help determine what tools or skills you will need to overcome the emotions that may be keeping you from living the life you want. I'll help you build your skills to overcome what has previously held you back. I work with people from a variety of backgrounds including people who work in healthcare, business, law, technology, engineering, and students (high school through graduate school).
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, problems with achievement and unhealthy coping with professional stress. I will help you feel like you are heard and your problems are understood. We'll work together to help determine what tools or skills you will need to overcome the emotions that may be keeping you from living the life you want. I'll help you build your skills to overcome what has previously held you back. I work with people from a variety of backgrounds including people who work in healthcare, business, law, technology, engineering, and students (high school through graduate school).
(630) 708-2342 View (630) 708-2342
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Laura Gibbs
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, I’m glad you’re “here”—taking steps to make your mental health a priority. Perhaps you are familiar with the feeling life is moving at a pace you can no longer manage? Perhaps you are adjusting to a life change or caregiver/parenting role that has served to create new, or worsen existing mental health concerns. Know that you are not alone!
Welcome, I’m glad you’re “here”—taking steps to make your mental health a priority. Perhaps you are familiar with the feeling life is moving at a pace you can no longer manage? Perhaps you are adjusting to a life change or caregiver/parenting role that has served to create new, or worsen existing mental health concerns. Know that you are not alone!
(309) 300-3171 View (309) 300-3171
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Britain Dunaway
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
Britain Dunaway is a licensed clinical professional counselor who graduated with a Master's in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University. Much of Brit's professional experience comes from his work with families and schools in the crisis department at Children's Home. Since 2008, Brit has been teaming up with families, young adults, teens and children over age 5 to help them effectively navigate very difficult issues like suicide, depression, aggressive behaviors, cutting, inappropriate social media communication, and difficulties at school.
Britain Dunaway is a licensed clinical professional counselor who graduated with a Master's in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University. Much of Brit's professional experience comes from his work with families and schools in the crisis department at Children's Home. Since 2008, Brit has been teaming up with families, young adults, teens and children over age 5 to help them effectively navigate very difficult issues like suicide, depression, aggressive behaviors, cutting, inappropriate social media communication, and difficulties at school.
(309) 316-7336 View (309) 316-7336
Photo of Nathaniel Oldenburg, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Peoria, IL
Nathaniel Oldenburg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61614
Connection is why we are here. Too often we focus on what we don't have, what we don't want, and how we don't measure up. This leaves us feeling depressed, disconnected, and isolated. I want to help you ask and answer a different set of questions. What do you already have? What do you really want? What are you passionate about? How are you already good enough?
Connection is why we are here. Too often we focus on what we don't have, what we don't want, and how we don't measure up. This leaves us feeling depressed, disconnected, and isolated. I want to help you ask and answer a different set of questions. What do you already have? What do you really want? What are you passionate about? How are you already good enough?
(309) 315-3649 View (309) 315-3649
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Gary Chatham
MA
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61615
Do you feel that you are “not connecting” with life? Are you experiencing depression or anxiety? Do the same patterns keep happening over and over in your life? Are you ready to transform your life, by addressing root causes, and move more quickly than traditional therapy? Would you like to create the inner freedom in your life that will allow you to create the life you desire, and fulfill your calling? Would you like to decrease stress, and enhance your wellness on a body/mind/spirit level? Change is possible to overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma. I will work with you to help clear patterns that are holding you back.
Do you feel that you are “not connecting” with life? Are you experiencing depression or anxiety? Do the same patterns keep happening over and over in your life? Are you ready to transform your life, by addressing root causes, and move more quickly than traditional therapy? Would you like to create the inner freedom in your life that will allow you to create the life you desire, and fulfill your calling? Would you like to decrease stress, and enhance your wellness on a body/mind/spirit level? Change is possible to overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma. I will work with you to help clear patterns that are holding you back.
(309) 220-5481 View (309) 220-5481
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Darin Hoffmire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
Darin received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois. He has been assisting individuals, couples and families for more than 20 years and uses a strength-based approach to his counseling. Darin takes great satisfaction in helping his clients increase their self-awareness in order to improve their ability to regulate their thoughts and behaviors . Areas of skill building include but are not limited to: avoiding thinking errors, increasing personal responsibility, increasing emotional intelligence, assertiveness training, integrating faith into decision making, stress management, enhancing parenting skills and improving self-esteem.
Darin received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Illinois. He has been assisting individuals, couples and families for more than 20 years and uses a strength-based approach to his counseling. Darin takes great satisfaction in helping his clients increase their self-awareness in order to improve their ability to regulate their thoughts and behaviors . Areas of skill building include but are not limited to: avoiding thinking errors, increasing personal responsibility, increasing emotional intelligence, assertiveness training, integrating faith into decision making, stress management, enhancing parenting skills and improving self-esteem.
(309) 285-8509 View (309) 285-8509
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Kathleen Diane Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients via Telehealth only. In addition to Illinois, I am also licensed in California and Arkansas. Recovery from anxiety and depression is not only possible, but probable. This is my life’s work – to give voice to recovery. I provide a strengths-based, solution-focused environment to help clients identify concerns, establish achievable goals, and obtain higher functioning. I am an empathetic and reliable therapist who has extensive experience working with individuals and couples, primarily with clients over 18 years old. I look forward to joining you on this journey.
Currently Accepting New Clients via Telehealth only. In addition to Illinois, I am also licensed in California and Arkansas. Recovery from anxiety and depression is not only possible, but probable. This is my life’s work – to give voice to recovery. I provide a strengths-based, solution-focused environment to help clients identify concerns, establish achievable goals, and obtain higher functioning. I am an empathetic and reliable therapist who has extensive experience working with individuals and couples, primarily with clients over 18 years old. I look forward to joining you on this journey.
(309) 316-3513 View (309) 316-3513
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Amy Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61615
Waitlist for new clients
Amy specializes in treating women and girls ages 12-45 with relationship trauma, healing inner child wounds, relationship problems, birth trauma, emotional eating issues, childhood trauma, post-partum depression/anxiety, and helping increase self-love. She uses EMDR, guided imagery, hypnotherapy, CBT, and DBT tools to help make positive changes happen. Check out www.mindoasiscounseling.com for more information.
Amy specializes in treating women and girls ages 12-45 with relationship trauma, healing inner child wounds, relationship problems, birth trauma, emotional eating issues, childhood trauma, post-partum depression/anxiety, and helping increase self-love. She uses EMDR, guided imagery, hypnotherapy, CBT, and DBT tools to help make positive changes happen. Check out www.mindoasiscounseling.com for more information.
(309) 247-8323 View (309) 247-8323
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Kristy's Counseling Korner LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Kristy. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for over 25 years. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone also has encountered struggle of some type.. I use primarily solution focused techniques and my faith to help individuals, couples and families find help and feel empowered
Hello, my name is Kristy. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for over 25 years. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone also has encountered struggle of some type.. I use primarily solution focused techniques and my faith to help individuals, couples and families find help and feel empowered
(309) 245-8381 View (309) 245-8381
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Robin K Hayles
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
Hello, I’m Robin Hayles. I love serving people and engaging with them through the growth and discovery process. I also enjoy encouraging others to know and love themselves, follow their hearts, and overcome roadblocks. I am an accomplished professional with 15+ years of experience serving a diverse range of clients through several local community agencies and clinical mental health providers. I am experienced with a wide variety of clinical diagnoses and have worked with all ages across the lifespan. I utilize a non-judgmental approach while being respectful of personal values and beliefs.
Hello, I’m Robin Hayles. I love serving people and engaging with them through the growth and discovery process. I also enjoy encouraging others to know and love themselves, follow their hearts, and overcome roadblocks. I am an accomplished professional with 15+ years of experience serving a diverse range of clients through several local community agencies and clinical mental health providers. I am experienced with a wide variety of clinical diagnoses and have worked with all ages across the lifespan. I utilize a non-judgmental approach while being respectful of personal values and beliefs.
(309) 300-3606 View (309) 300-3606
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Kyle Freiburger
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61604
Beginning the process of counseling can be a very different type of experience. Allowing oneself to be vulnerable enough to discuss personal and sometimes traumatic topics about one’s life is not always an easy task. As someone who has been in counseling, myself, I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step. This is why I became a counselor. I understand that faith can be an important part of one’s life and am able to integrate concepts of faith into counseling, based on each individual’s preference. I also realize that some wish to focus solely on therapeutic concepts and want to engage you where you are.
Beginning the process of counseling can be a very different type of experience. Allowing oneself to be vulnerable enough to discuss personal and sometimes traumatic topics about one’s life is not always an easy task. As someone who has been in counseling, myself, I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step. This is why I became a counselor. I understand that faith can be an important part of one’s life and am able to integrate concepts of faith into counseling, based on each individual’s preference. I also realize that some wish to focus solely on therapeutic concepts and want to engage you where you are.
(309) 274-0765 View (309) 274-0765
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Hannah Spencer
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
Waitlist for new clients
Life can feel out of control at times, and it can be difficult to slow down and pay attention to ourselves or make desired changes. We might feel like we are trying to survive what life throws at us, rather than living to the fullest. Maybe we find that certain patterns in our lives are creating problems or old coping strategies aren't working anymore. Perhaps after years of avoiding our emotions, they have become too painful and overwhelm us. I strive to create a collaborative, safe, and non-judgmental space to explore what you are going through with compassion and curiosity.
Life can feel out of control at times, and it can be difficult to slow down and pay attention to ourselves or make desired changes. We might feel like we are trying to survive what life throws at us, rather than living to the fullest. Maybe we find that certain patterns in our lives are creating problems or old coping strategies aren't working anymore. Perhaps after years of avoiding our emotions, they have become too painful and overwhelm us. I strive to create a collaborative, safe, and non-judgmental space to explore what you are going through with compassion and curiosity.
(309) 955-5607 View (309) 955-5607
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Kaylee Yates
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, ALMFT
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
As I've grown in the field of therapy, one thing I have clung to is the desire to give my clients a safe space that they can come to. As a respected professor once quoted Carl Whittaker, "if you are going to do surgery in therapy, make sure to dip the scalpel in the anesthetic of love". Therapy is not always easy and neither is life. I may not be able to promise that the road to healing is easy, but I can promise to walk through this valley with you.
As I've grown in the field of therapy, one thing I have clung to is the desire to give my clients a safe space that they can come to. As a respected professor once quoted Carl Whittaker, "if you are going to do surgery in therapy, make sure to dip the scalpel in the anesthetic of love". Therapy is not always easy and neither is life. I may not be able to promise that the road to healing is easy, but I can promise to walk through this valley with you.
(309) 328-8203 View (309) 328-8203
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Alyssa Hoey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61615
Deciding to start therapy is a brave, difficult decision! You may find you are in a situation where you feel like you are stuck, have no where to turn, or are navigating some of the most difficult times of your life. I find that people are looking to be heard, to feel safe, and to find support. Having the experience of being listened to, of being validated, and being supported can be the beginning of the process of healing. I work to create a warm, safe, and open therapeutic space for you to bring any emotion you may be feeling. Together, we can navigate the challenges you are facing and work towards your path to healing.
Deciding to start therapy is a brave, difficult decision! You may find you are in a situation where you feel like you are stuck, have no where to turn, or are navigating some of the most difficult times of your life. I find that people are looking to be heard, to feel safe, and to find support. Having the experience of being listened to, of being validated, and being supported can be the beginning of the process of healing. I work to create a warm, safe, and open therapeutic space for you to bring any emotion you may be feeling. Together, we can navigate the challenges you are facing and work towards your path to healing.
(309) 248-6281 View (309) 248-6281
Photo of Daniel Osterloo, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Peoria, IL
Daniel Osterloo
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61603
My goal is to help clients achieve as much out of life as possible. I love seeing people live the type of life that makes them happy. Many times, one's full potential for happiness gets overshadowed by life's stressors. During counseling, I guide clients to shed the layers of stress that are creating unnecessary weight. I work with many clients who experience depression and anxiety. I can help you navigate these feelings and find ways to manage your symptoms. I am passionate about helping clients who have experienced trauma. I can help you empower yourself by processing emotions and gaining insight.
My goal is to help clients achieve as much out of life as possible. I love seeing people live the type of life that makes them happy. Many times, one's full potential for happiness gets overshadowed by life's stressors. During counseling, I guide clients to shed the layers of stress that are creating unnecessary weight. I work with many clients who experience depression and anxiety. I can help you navigate these feelings and find ways to manage your symptoms. I am passionate about helping clients who have experienced trauma. I can help you empower yourself by processing emotions and gaining insight.
(779) 237-2237 View (779) 237-2237
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Jacob Ryan Pritchard
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61614
I work well with clients from all walks of life who have identified that something is not working for them and they would like to enhance their "tool set." While I am able to work with a wide range of issues, the most common that tend to present themselves are related to changes in life, anxiety, or depression. I believe that each person tries to do the best they can with what they have. Sometimes what we have is not quite enough for a problem and we need to learn a more effective way of dealing with issues. It is not in my ability to change a person, I only help them change themselves to the degree they are willing.
I work well with clients from all walks of life who have identified that something is not working for them and they would like to enhance their "tool set." While I am able to work with a wide range of issues, the most common that tend to present themselves are related to changes in life, anxiety, or depression. I believe that each person tries to do the best they can with what they have. Sometimes what we have is not quite enough for a problem and we need to learn a more effective way of dealing with issues. It is not in my ability to change a person, I only help them change themselves to the degree they are willing.
(309) 439-9588 View (309) 439-9588

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Peoria, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Peoria, IL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
66% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Peoria, IL see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Peoria?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.