Therapists in Plainfield, IL

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Thomas S Ryan
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60544
Thank you for visiting my listing. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist. Marriages worn thin by habit, or suffering from the stresses of work and children, or even those torn by an affair can be revived and made to flourish thanks to 30 years of research on the "Masters" and "Disasters" of relationship. I specialize in relationships in the belief that being deeply known by your partner is more healing than any therapy, and the foundation of a nurturing family.
Thank you for visiting my listing. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist. Marriages worn thin by habit, or suffering from the stresses of work and children, or even those torn by an affair can be revived and made to flourish thanks to 30 years of research on the "Masters" and "Disasters" of relationship. I specialize in relationships in the belief that being deeply known by your partner is more healing than any therapy, and the foundation of a nurturing family.
(630) 233-9672 View (630) 233-9672
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Heather Stanley
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60585
Are you simply tired of feeling undervalued, unseen, unheard or uncomfortable? Are you struggling to find ways to build confidence and get unstuck? Maybe there is no one to honestly confide in about how you truly feel, because outwardly, you are a high-achiever and put together? You feel torn about spending time working on yourself, but you’ll do anything for others, even if it puts you out? It’s time to learn how this cycle began so we can rewire the anxious brain and create healthier and more fulfilling ways to live life! You will learn boundaries and how to set them to make yourself a priority, maybe for the first time ever!
Are you simply tired of feeling undervalued, unseen, unheard or uncomfortable? Are you struggling to find ways to build confidence and get unstuck? Maybe there is no one to honestly confide in about how you truly feel, because outwardly, you are a high-achiever and put together? You feel torn about spending time working on yourself, but you’ll do anything for others, even if it puts you out? It’s time to learn how this cycle began so we can rewire the anxious brain and create healthier and more fulfilling ways to live life! You will learn boundaries and how to set them to make yourself a priority, maybe for the first time ever!
(779) 209-1911 View (779) 209-1911
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Scott Shippert
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Scott Shippert, LCPC, Clinical Supervisor, isn't afraid to try new ideas or activities in counseling. I'm always open to new therapeutic strategies, he states. The client is in control of our time together, and their priorities and needs will always come first. In his personal life, Scott is a big fan of games and movies and will sometimes utilize these as tools in counseling. He also has an interest in video game and internet addiction along with Failure to launch syndrome. Scott earned his MA from Northern Illinois University and is a National Certified Counselor.
Scott Shippert, LCPC, Clinical Supervisor, isn't afraid to try new ideas or activities in counseling. I'm always open to new therapeutic strategies, he states. The client is in control of our time together, and their priorities and needs will always come first. In his personal life, Scott is a big fan of games and movies and will sometimes utilize these as tools in counseling. He also has an interest in video game and internet addiction along with Failure to launch syndrome. Scott earned his MA from Northern Illinois University and is a National Certified Counselor.
(815) 393-2813 View (815) 393-2813
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Collette's Affordable Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Whether you are 30 or 80 years old and feel stuck in a difficult situation, I can help you deal with any relationship concerns with your spouse/significant other, parents, kids, or friends, by helping you free yourself up from negative and depressive thoughts, so that you can enjoy life and be happy again. With training and education from Loyola University and Loyola Hospital, plus over 20 years as a therapist, I am confident that my experience will help you through rough times by coping and developing a more positive and confident outlook.
Whether you are 30 or 80 years old and feel stuck in a difficult situation, I can help you deal with any relationship concerns with your spouse/significant other, parents, kids, or friends, by helping you free yourself up from negative and depressive thoughts, so that you can enjoy life and be happy again. With training and education from Loyola University and Loyola Hospital, plus over 20 years as a therapist, I am confident that my experience will help you through rough times by coping and developing a more positive and confident outlook.
(815) 768-1148 View (815) 768-1148
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Kevin Huyser
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in working with Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples, and Families. I enjoy coming alongside my clients to support them as they work through the challenges that life presents. With a relational and respectful approach, I strive to create a safe and caring space to help clients identify their strengths, deepen their insight and improve their resiliency to deal with life’s stressors.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in working with Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples, and Families. I enjoy coming alongside my clients to support them as they work through the challenges that life presents. With a relational and respectful approach, I strive to create a safe and caring space to help clients identify their strengths, deepen their insight and improve their resiliency to deal with life’s stressors.
(815) 569-5807 View (815) 569-5807
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Angela Olson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Angela Olson, Clinical Director, believes therapy is about personal wellness and that everyone can benefit from the process. She places a strong focus on helping clients achieve their full potential with a flexible, eclectic approach to identifying and meeting the individual needs of each person. Angela received a BA from Michigan State University and an MA from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has experience in a variety of settings including community mental health, ER/hospitals, schools, day care centers, vocational workshops, and police stations.
Angela Olson, Clinical Director, believes therapy is about personal wellness and that everyone can benefit from the process. She places a strong focus on helping clients achieve their full potential with a flexible, eclectic approach to identifying and meeting the individual needs of each person. Angela received a BA from Michigan State University and an MA from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has experience in a variety of settings including community mental health, ER/hospitals, schools, day care centers, vocational workshops, and police stations.
(815) 683-0267 View (815) 683-0267
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Myles McGhee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSTIP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60585  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about understanding the whole person and uncovering the different experiences and situations that make the person who they presently are; however, where you are or where you have been doesn’t have to be who you are. Together we can discover or even rediscover your passion and purpose. I strive to create an environment where you can be your true and authentic self, while encouraging continuous growth and development.
I am passionate about understanding the whole person and uncovering the different experiences and situations that make the person who they presently are; however, where you are or where you have been doesn’t have to be who you are. Together we can discover or even rediscover your passion and purpose. I strive to create an environment where you can be your true and authentic self, while encouraging continuous growth and development.
(312) 874-7519 View (312) 874-7519
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Shannon Flynn
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60544
Shannon is a dedicated and compassionate therapist with 16 years of experience. She places the utmost importance on making her clients feel comfortable in creating an environment that they will feel confident in sharing experiences and begin the healing process. Shannon believes one of the greatest gifts of therapy is the alliance between the therapist and the client. This unique relationship helps elicit change and allows the client to use the skills that they have learned to make positive lifelong gains.
Shannon is a dedicated and compassionate therapist with 16 years of experience. She places the utmost importance on making her clients feel comfortable in creating an environment that they will feel confident in sharing experiences and begin the healing process. Shannon believes one of the greatest gifts of therapy is the alliance between the therapist and the client. This unique relationship helps elicit change and allows the client to use the skills that they have learned to make positive lifelong gains.
(630) 300-8928 View (630) 300-8928
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Donna Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Donna Swanson, LCSW, keeps conversations simple, honest and direct during therapy sessions. She believes everyone has the potential for growth at their own pace and that even the smallest gains can make a huge difference. Donna received a BA from Rockford University and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has over 25 years of experiences in police social work and home health / hospice care. Donna is skilled at addressing numerous issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic violence, divorce and adolescent problems.
Donna Swanson, LCSW, keeps conversations simple, honest and direct during therapy sessions. She believes everyone has the potential for growth at their own pace and that even the smallest gains can make a huge difference. Donna received a BA from Rockford University and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has over 25 years of experiences in police social work and home health / hospice care. Donna is skilled at addressing numerous issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic violence, divorce and adolescent problems.
(815) 446-3299 View (815) 446-3299
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THAT Life
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60586  (Online Only)
T.H.A.T LIFE was created to see people make a profound change to live their best LIFE now. Our goal is to help individuals and families overcome obstacles and transition through life’s challenges. Are you ready to break generational curses? Are you sick and tired of past drama causing daily trauma. Through the use of words and strategies, individuals and families will undergo a profound change that creates the best version of themselves in order to achieve success.
T.H.A.T LIFE was created to see people make a profound change to live their best LIFE now. Our goal is to help individuals and families overcome obstacles and transition through life’s challenges. Are you ready to break generational curses? Are you sick and tired of past drama causing daily trauma. Through the use of words and strategies, individuals and families will undergo a profound change that creates the best version of themselves in order to achieve success.
(815) 743-3130 View (815) 743-3130
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Alan DeCamp
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
It's amazing that even despite our similarities as humans, we are all so very different individually. We all have our own unique experiences, challenges, and struggles. It may even feel lonely being the only one who knows your exact feelings. However, if someone could just understand a fraction of what you are going through, there can be a sense of hope - and a sense of connection.
It's amazing that even despite our similarities as humans, we are all so very different individually. We all have our own unique experiences, challenges, and struggles. It may even feel lonely being the only one who knows your exact feelings. However, if someone could just understand a fraction of what you are going through, there can be a sense of hope - and a sense of connection.
(815) 587-7931 View (815) 587-7931
Photo of Amanda Eaton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Plainfield, IL
Amanda Eaton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
You deserve to live your life to the fullest. What is holding you back? Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Do you have life stressors that are negatively impacting your mental health? Are you having difficulties in your relationship with your significant other and can’t seem to resolve?
You deserve to live your life to the fullest. What is holding you back? Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Do you have life stressors that are negatively impacting your mental health? Are you having difficulties in your relationship with your significant other and can’t seem to resolve?
(815) 393-2548 View (815) 393-2548
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Jean Miller Counseling Center
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60585
I have worked extensively with individuals and families impacted by severe mental illness, providing understanding, insight, and practical knowledge. I have a passion for integrating psychological knowledge and Biblical truth. I believe that competent Christian counseling must incorporate strong psychological knowledge filtered through the lens of Biblical truth and the Christian worldview. Further, I am specifically gifted in leading others to a deeper, more intimate knowledge of God. I received a BS from Columbia International University in Columbia, S.C. where I double majored in Biblical studies and psychology. I also received a MA Clinical Psychology degree from Wheaton College.
I have worked extensively with individuals and families impacted by severe mental illness, providing understanding, insight, and practical knowledge. I have a passion for integrating psychological knowledge and Biblical truth. I believe that competent Christian counseling must incorporate strong psychological knowledge filtered through the lens of Biblical truth and the Christian worldview. Further, I am specifically gifted in leading others to a deeper, more intimate knowledge of God. I received a BS from Columbia International University in Columbia, S.C. where I double majored in Biblical studies and psychology. I also received a MA Clinical Psychology degree from Wheaton College.
(630) 426-3187 View (630) 426-3187
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Brandis Smith-Moncrief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60585  (Online Only)
Being a mother is hard work. It is very rewarding but it does come with it’s stressors—more so now that we are in the middle of a pandemic. It’s a demanding role and it may seem impossible to find the time to catch your breath. You can find yourself overwhelmed or underwhelmed by motherhood and that can be stressful in itself. Motherhood can bring on feelings of sadness and anxiety to the point where you need someone to walk you through those feelings. I can help you walk through and work through those feelings. You will learn to cope, while continually being a great mother, and learn to incorporate taking care of yourself as well.
Being a mother is hard work. It is very rewarding but it does come with it’s stressors—more so now that we are in the middle of a pandemic. It’s a demanding role and it may seem impossible to find the time to catch your breath. You can find yourself overwhelmed or underwhelmed by motherhood and that can be stressful in itself. Motherhood can bring on feelings of sadness and anxiety to the point where you need someone to walk you through those feelings. I can help you walk through and work through those feelings. You will learn to cope, while continually being a great mother, and learn to incorporate taking care of yourself as well.
(779) 204-9195 View (779) 204-9195
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Jenny Kepler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Jenny Kepler, LCSW, CADC, provides a safe, accepting atmosphere for clients to explore issues and overcome challenges. Jenny received a BA from Lake Forest College and an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. Throughout her career, she served clients of all ages in outpatient, educational and private practice settings. In therapy, Jenny uses various type of treatment models including CBT, DBT and psychodynamic to achieve progress. When appropriate, play therapy and/or art therapy is incorporated to help clients express themselves and work through issues in a less formal and therefore less threatening manner.
Jenny Kepler, LCSW, CADC, provides a safe, accepting atmosphere for clients to explore issues and overcome challenges. Jenny received a BA from Lake Forest College and an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. Throughout her career, she served clients of all ages in outpatient, educational and private practice settings. In therapy, Jenny uses various type of treatment models including CBT, DBT and psychodynamic to achieve progress. When appropriate, play therapy and/or art therapy is incorporated to help clients express themselves and work through issues in a less formal and therefore less threatening manner.
(815) 706-4469 View (815) 706-4469
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Andrew Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60544
I primarily work with adolescents, adults, and couples with concerns relating to life transitions, relationship struggles, grief and loss, as well as varying conditions of anxiety, depression, and other mood related conditions. My experience includes working with others through difficult transitions and periods of time, when a sense of direction may feel lost and motivation is a struggle.
I primarily work with adolescents, adults, and couples with concerns relating to life transitions, relationship struggles, grief and loss, as well as varying conditions of anxiety, depression, and other mood related conditions. My experience includes working with others through difficult transitions and periods of time, when a sense of direction may feel lost and motivation is a struggle.
(630) 394-6213 x402 View (630) 394-6213 x402
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Blue Moon Senior Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60585  (Online Only)
We provide telehealth counseling to Medicare beneficiaries. We are a Group of Licensed therapists who are Medicare providers who specialize in addressing issues related to aging, depression, anxiety and adjustment. Our goal is to "Help People Feel Better!"
We provide telehealth counseling to Medicare beneficiaries. We are a Group of Licensed therapists who are Medicare providers who specialize in addressing issues related to aging, depression, anxiety and adjustment. Our goal is to "Help People Feel Better!"
(317) 754-8592 View (317) 754-8592
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Nicole Knepper
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60586  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a highly skilled clinical psychotherapist and gerontologist, having worked in various mental health and educational settings since 1996. I encourage clients to integrate what they learn and experience in therapy to their life outside of sessions, equipping them with accessible, practical, and easy to use resources. My style is engaging, collaborative, and strength based, which create realistic and sustainable plans for positive outcomes for overall wellness. * I am NOT in any HMO networks *
I am a highly skilled clinical psychotherapist and gerontologist, having worked in various mental health and educational settings since 1996. I encourage clients to integrate what they learn and experience in therapy to their life outside of sessions, equipping them with accessible, practical, and easy to use resources. My style is engaging, collaborative, and strength based, which create realistic and sustainable plans for positive outcomes for overall wellness. * I am NOT in any HMO networks *
(630) 796-4584 View (630) 796-4584
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Charyl Smith
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
I believe in healing and wellness. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, transitions in life, loss or parenting issues, life challenges can take a toll on one's well-being. If you are feeling hopeless, struggling to let go, or simply need a place to heal. I feel honored to work with people of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image or loss. I believe everyone holds ability to grow and heal, and that my role is to help individuals find their own path toward a meaningful and fulfilled life.
I believe in healing and wellness. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, transitions in life, loss or parenting issues, life challenges can take a toll on one's well-being. If you are feeling hopeless, struggling to let go, or simply need a place to heal. I feel honored to work with people of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image or loss. I believe everyone holds ability to grow and heal, and that my role is to help individuals find their own path toward a meaningful and fulfilled life.
(708) 498-3226 View (708) 498-3226
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Laura Wirtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
I strive to create a supportive, empathic and non-judgmental environment in therapy, and have a strengths-based perspective in my work. I feel that developing a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential. My role is to assist clients on their journey of personal development while offering support to develop healthy skills and strategies to cope with life stressors, improve their relationships and manage their emotions. I have experience with children, adolescents and adults.
I strive to create a supportive, empathic and non-judgmental environment in therapy, and have a strengths-based perspective in my work. I feel that developing a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential. My role is to assist clients on their journey of personal development while offering support to develop healthy skills and strategies to cope with life stressors, improve their relationships and manage their emotions. I have experience with children, adolescents and adults.
(708) 546-3005 View (708) 546-3005

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Plainfield, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Plainfield, IL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
62% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Plainfield, IL see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Plainfield?

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.