"Should I stay or should I go?" This is the age old question asked to me, for the last 10 years by just about every couple experiencing distress that I've sat with. If you are reading this, my guess is that you asked yourself the exact same question at some point...Stay? Or Go? If you are struggling to find the right path for you in this relationship - I can help. As Psychologist, Clinical Therapist & an expert in the science of love, I specialize in helping people rebuild their attachment w/ each other, reduce conflict, repair trust, create positive feelings, and take control of emotional & physical symptoms that hold you back.
It's been a rough year for all of us. Some have struggled with mental health issues for many years and this past year may have made your struggles worse. Some may be realizing they have struggled with mental health and are just now accepting these issues. Others may only now be overwhelmed with unexpected loss or changes in their lives due to all that is going on in the world today. You are not alone. You don't have to process and live with these feelings on your own. Reach out to someone who can help you process your struggles and emotions in a non-judgmental environment.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* The therapist you NEED is not necessarily the one you WANT. Counseling changed my life. The journey wasn't easy but it was simple... I had to change EVERYTHING about myself. I KNOW that change is possible and INEVITABLE when you have the right people supporting you. ALL people are deserving of love and respect, whether you identify as a racial/ethnic minority, LGBTQI+, or Religious/Spiritual. I am here to help you... FIND YOUR AMAZING life!
Each client has their own unique story and my job is to adjust to what the client needs utilizing an integrated approach of evidenced based practices. I gravitate toward strength based treatment. For younger clients this tends to include a behavioral plan and parent coaching to transfer skills across environments. Individual therapy, for all ages, may include: behavior modification, social skills training, CBT or DBT pending the individuals level of cognitive functioning and identified goals. The idea is to build upon already existing strengths and promote adaptive behaviors to improve overall functioning.
As a therapist, I believe in meeting clients where they are and assisting them in shaping the direction of their future. By examining their past experiences and interactions we can assess together what patterns may be in place and work to disrupt the negative ones while building upon the positive patterns in order to influence the future. My experience includes working with clients struggling with many present-day issues including Depression, Anxiety, stress, trauma, family challenges and hard life transitions. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages including children and teens.
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship. My approach to treatment begins with forming mutual trust. With this foundation of support, I hope to empower clients to explore their past, build self-efficacy, and grow towards change. I consider myself an ally for clients as they seek to identify and understand the nature of their behavioral and relational patterns, and I work hand-in-hand with clients on this journey.
I specialize in working with various ages ranging from children, teenagers, and adults. Services include individual, family, and couples' therapy. I am able to help clients that are struggling with relationships/marriages, pre-marital issues, infidelity, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, conflict, parenting, trauma, and life transitions. Facing these challenges are never easy, but with the proper help and support, positive change can be made, which is what I strive to help achieve.
Let's face it—life and relationships can be tough. Between work or school, family and friends, we all engage with the world—and each other—differently. For some, building connections seems to come easily. You know who I'm talking about. The enthusiastic coworker with (a little too much) energy to spare; the class clown who never fails to get a laugh; the relative who jumps at the chance to host the next family gathering. For others, connecting is a challenge that sparks anxiety; this anxiety can cause us to fall back on unhealthy coping patterns that thwart our relationship goals and create conditions for personal suffering.
My area of expertise is in children and adolescents, but I am open to seeing clients of any age with a range of diagnoses. My ideal client is a child or adolescent who doesn't think they need therapy, as well as anyone who may be experiencing the grieving process. I am there to listen, not judge and talk through anything clients may feel concerned about or need help with. I love to come up with collaborative goals with my clients so that it is something they are also motivated toward working on during our sessions.
I use a variety of creative approaches to empower my clients as they develop insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I have a diverse background of experiences working with adults, children, adolescents and their families. I offer my clients emotional support and teach practical skills as they navigate challenges in their unique seasons of life. I promote a trusting atmosphere where transparency and vulnerability are nurtured for positive life change.
I am a conversational therapist. I attempt to establish a comfortable environment that allows for humor and examples to clarify concepts and patterns of thinking. I believe in empowering the client for change and am an empathic and intuitive listener which allows me to hone in on client strengths. Directly communicating these strengths and modeling behavior offers the client the opportunity to achieve milestones leading to increased self-esteem.
You have a right to have a passionate and fulfilling relationship. You may not be sure if it’s their fault or yours but you do know that you miss feeling that spark. You feel frustrated that your needs go unmet or that you are constantly being nagged to meet your partners. The resentment is invading every area of your life together. Communication has broken down, you’re constantly irritated and snippy. You can’t remember the last time you had fun together, let alone had great sex. You know there has to be more to life than this. You want to feel connected, energized and satisfied. You dream of being desired and wanted again.
Are you facing doubt, lack of worth or frustration with conception? Are you in need of support during your pregnancy? This is a time where much hope and joy, but also fears surface. In a compassionate environment we will talk through this and shift your mindset from the stress of trying and doing to the harmony of opening and allowing. We then begin baby bonding, as you love and welcome your incoming soul. I am on this journey with you, healing what there is to be healed and anchoring peace for you and the baby. We will create your birth plan, practice mind-body meditations and learn skills to have an empowered birth.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, NCC, LCPC, LPC
At Mended Hearts we use Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy to help build trust, confidence, and relationships. Equine Therapy provides immediate, honest, and observable feedback. This type of therapy can be utilized by groups, individuals, families, and couples. Individuals who struggle with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, impulse-control, anxiety, and substance-related disorders will benefit from equine therapy. The client will engage in activities that will help process feelings, behaviors, and build healthy coping skills.
Have you been experiencing daily stressors, unexpected life transitions, or juggling relationships, all while in the midst of trying to take care of yourself? You are not alone! Sometimes when life hits, it can hit pretty hard. Subsequently, life’s challenges can also have very unique ways of bringing us closer to healing while equipping us with all of the tools we need to cope and manage with everything that we may be going through on a day-to-day basis. The good news is that we ALL have a toolbox. Whether it needs a few new shiny tools, to be dusted off, or unlocked, these are all things I would love to help out with!
The idea of therapy can be a bit scary, but its part of the journey towards feeling better. I believe that taking this step is an opportunity. With a smile on your face, you continue to work hard but occasionally feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you are experiencing parenting challenges, relationship difficulties or in the middle of a life transition. Therapy will help you to explore new answers or find deeper meanings behind your struggles. Finding a comforting space to talk about all the emotions can be tremendously beneficial. Let's bring greater awareness to your well being and get you on a path towards feeling better.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
I love journeying with my clients, helping them find their voice, create meaning out of life's inevitable wounds, and coaching them on how to create a life full of more joy, meaning and purpose. I believe every person has the potential to rewrite their life's narrative, and write a future narrative that unleashes your best self! I would love to hear your story and help you create the life and relationships you long for, because becoming your best self is your most important lifework! www.margotirado.com
Clients that come to me for issues regarding their dissatisfaction with their progress on overcoming their challenges in life. Life issues range from traumatic experiences, LGBTQ issues, addictions & substance use disorders, spiritual problems, career problems, chronic illness, child & parenting issues as well as family imbalances. They want change and they want it with someone who can connect with them in real ways that help them know they are cared for, can be confident, and can overcome the challenges that confront them.
“I don’t know who I am anymore.” “When am I going to enjoy life again?” “Other parents seem to be able to do it with multiple kids, why can’t I do it with one baby?” These might be phrases you have said to yourself. Believe it or not, these are very common and can make us feel alone. But the reality is, a lot of people have had them. Life throws us hurdles and although they may seem difficult, with the right tools and support they can be overcome. Society wants us to believe that becoming a parent is a storybook time in our lives. The fact is, parenthood can also be the most difficult, isolating, and confusing time.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar, post traumatic stress disorder, difficulties with daily stressors, LGBTQ, feeling stuck, having difficulties with transitioning or substance use disorders, then together we can find coping skills and achievable goals which will help you have a more satisfying life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Rochelle are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Rochelle then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Rochelle, or Child Psychologists in Rochelle.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Rochelle psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Rochelle specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.