Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Rockford, IL

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Dr. Glenn Sample
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Using CBT and DBT modalities, I assist with recognizing what works well, and what areas have opportunity for improvement.
Success of therapeutic change begins with the relationship between you and your therapist. I believe effective change grows from a foundation of trust, respect, and the understanding of your desire for self-improvement. I work with you collaboratively to identify areas of concern while providing support throughout the counseling process. You have unique experiences that shape who you are, and how you respond to situations. I believe in helping others understand how these experiences influence their responses in the present.
(815) 248-5107
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Rockford, IL 61107
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Andrea K Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a broad range of experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults. I am committed to assisting individuals, couples, and families in their unique life circumstances. I believe that I can best help others by being a warm, welcoming and sincere person. I treat issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma. I also work with children and adolescents who are having behavior problems in school. I tend to have an eclectic approach, often using cognitive behavioral and solution focused counseling techniques.
(815) 844-8052
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Rockford, IL 61107
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Brooke Acosta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize tools from Existential Therapy, Cognitive -Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and psychoeducation tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs of each person I work with.
It takes a great deal of strength to reach out for help in a time of need. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, significant life changes, or high levels of stress, I am here for you. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for individuals to share their thoughts and experiences. I utilize an existential approach to counseling that helps individuals better understand themselves and learn to live more authentically. I believe that counseling is a collaborative relationship that helps individuals find meaning and overcome obstacles in their lives.
(815) 281-5262
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Rockford, IL 61107
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Ashley Ice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am certified in TF- CBT as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher, and regularly utilize these modalities in combination with other psychodynamic and skill based approaches.
I believe everyone has the narrative to their own story and the answer they seek is within; sometimes it just needs a little compassionate digging. Because therapy isn't a life time based resource, I believe in empowering individuals to discover their own inner resource pool and teach new coping techniques to continue to build resilience and self compassion. My approach is race informed, trauma informed, and LGBTQIA+ friendly. The systems built around us exacerbate the amount of trauma we experience and further damage our capacity for recovery.
(815) 569-0155
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Rockford, IL 61101
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Alex Gonzalez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
He is well-versed in crisis intervention management, working with children and families, and trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Alex Gonzalez is a masters level therapist. His intended career path had him heading in the direction of teaching until the pivotal moment that he attended a class on marriage and family. Everything changed for him that day; his passion sparked. He switched majors and started his journey to become a counselor. Alex is pragmatic, considerate, and genuinely wants to see those around him succeed. His outlook on life serves him well as a therapist and he finds fulfillment in the moments that he witnesses his clients' growth.
(815) 857-8125
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Rockford, IL 61108
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David Skip Borghi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Skip's ideal client is not determined by their diagnosis, problems, or goals. Rather, it is someone who may be afraid or angry, but is still WILLING to work - because they are tired of hurting and struggling, and want their life to change. With a primary focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy concentrating in Mindfulness, clients are able to process the experiences from their life on deeper and more meaningful levels. Then, Skip works together with clients to identify ways to avoid emotional responses (like anger, defensiveness, or fear) and come up with real-world solutions to help clients achieve their goals.
(224) 269-8905
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Rockford, IL 61108
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Cristina Gloria
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCTP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
The therapeutic techniques practiced during the sessions are practical and easy if you have the determination to improve your life! I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy just to mention a few.
Life isn't easy and we are not born all knowing. Throughout our life span, we face exciting and terrifying situations that impact the way we function every day and how we interact with others. Then, we feel like we are the only ones suffering, and feelings of loneliness emerge. Our first reaction is to hide and portray that we are doing fine. Then we try dealing with the problem on our own. Later, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed. We start experiencing extreme difficulties just trying to deal with simple daily life tasks. This is where I come in!
(815) 281-5273
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Rockford, IL 61114
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Jennifer Mary Wilson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (trauma and various DSM-IV diagnoses), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Borderline Personality Disorder and other diagnoses), and psychological assessment (to clarify appropriate diagnosis given current symptoms).
I work with clients of all ages. I feel that it is very important for prospective clients to get the correct diagnosis the first time in order to develop a well suited treatment plan. If psychological testing is warranted, I am an effective and efficient evaluator that will focus on the appropriate treatment to get you on your way faster. My goal is to empower each person I come in contact with and to help them realize their potential.
(815) 975-3291
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Rockford, IL 61114
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Rachel Rothermel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master's Degree in Applied Child and Family Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I enjoy working with children, families, and individuals. I utilize a strength based and family systemic approach when working with youth, families, and individuals . I also utilize play therapy, expressive therapy, CBT , DBT, and AAIT to help people better develop skills to manage difficult problems. I believe in providing a healthy and safe environment to encourage internal growth.
(815) 401-1458
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Rockford, IL 61108
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Thomas Butler - Therapist
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC, MISA-I
Verified
Verified
CBT primary method in treating mood disorders.
I have extensive direct experience with treating both substance abuse and mental health in various treatment settings and levels of care. Many times clients resort to alcohol, drugs, addictive behaviors as a means to cope with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other forms of trauma and mental health issues. I use both exposure and neuroscience based therapies to treat trauma. I believe in recovery focused approaches that may include psychiatric care, community supports, and 12 Step and faith based support groups. It is essential to help clients decide what they want to do with the presenting problem..
(815) 718-6326
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Rockford, IL 61108
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Sara Marie Pottinger
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Talk Therapy and Behavior Modification are just some of the modalities that I incorporate into my practice.
I have worked as a counselor for almost 15 years and enjoy working with a wide variety of clients. Whether you have a small life adjustment that is stressing you or a chronic severe mental illness I can help you manage your symptoms. I understand the daily demands for working individuals so I offer EVENING and WEEKEND appointment times as well as daytime hours.
(779) 222-2707
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Rockford, IL 61107
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Jason Peckels
Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have received advanced training in Cognitive -Behavioral therapies as well as EMDR.
My approach benefits those who struggle with depressed moods, wish to confront fears that limit their ability to fully experience life, are burdened by the memories of violence and abuse, want to overcome their loss, have unresolved issues regarding spirituality, and wish to connect more meaningfully with others. My role as your counselor is to help you in navigating challenges and obstacles life has brought your way. I provide a safe and supportive environment where, using empirically supported techniques and our own creativity, we develop insights and solutions to personal difficulties.
(815) 200-9980
Rockford, IL 61108
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Erica Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
In therapy, I believe in meeting my clients where they are and utilizing various treatment modalities, such as client-centered, CBT , psychodynamic, DBT, and solution-focused.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Doctor of Ministry in Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy and Counseling. I received my doctorate degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, along with an Advanced Certificate in Self-Psychology from the Center for Religion & Psychotherapy of Chicago. My doctoral research examined an integrative approach to mental health in religious contexts and ways to incorporate psychology and religion/spirituality. I have worked in various settings, including community mental health, a psychiatric residential treatment facility, and private practice.
(815) 569-5287
Rockford, IL 61108
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Karyn Schwitters, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused CBT & several other treatment modalities.
I believe in the importance of each individual and in honoring your story, and it is my sole purpose to have clients feel valued and understood, within a trusting, open minded relationship. I operate from a strengths based perspective, offering hope and healing to individuals and families. Testimonial:: "My oldest son and I have worked with Karyn for about three years. She has truly been the light at the end of a very difficult and dark tunnel. Our family will forever be very grateful for her help! Karyn is truly gifted at what she does."
(779) 223-1788
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Rockford, IL 61107
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Kayla A. Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, APSW
Verified
Verified
I believe in an integrated approach to evidenced based therapy including CBT , DBT, Solution Focused, Client Centered, Group Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and trained in EMDR Therapy to teach clients how to overcome emotional distress.
If you are feeling sad, alone, hopeless, anxious, overwhelmed or a mix of emotions, I am here to help! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois and an Advanced Practice Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. I work with individuals, groups, and couples who are having a wide range of emotions or concerns. I enjoy working with a diverse population including young children, adolescents, adults and geriatric individuals. I also provide therapeutic services in the homes of older adults who are homebound and in retirement facilities.
(815) 669-4250
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Rockford, IL 61107
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Kimberly Bennett
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Understanding how our thoughts influence our lives is a key part to my approach to therapy, but although a cognitive behavioral approach may be appropriate for one person, a dialectical approach may be more appropriate for another.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and have been a mental health provider since 2004. I have worked with clients with chronic diagnosis such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, but my passion is to work with those attempting to manage trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life stressors, relationships, and those who are trying to identify the root causes of pain, trauma, stress, and overall unhappiness. My approach to therapy is that there is No One Way to do anything.
(815) 345-5178
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Rockford, IL 61101
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Making ANY Relationship Better!
DMin, MFT
I have expertise in Imago therapy, which explains why we married the person we did, and how to make it work, and cognitive therapy, highly effective in treating stress, depression and anxiety.
I love relationships - family relationships, faith relationships, work relationships. It hurts when a relationship breaks down. That's why I started studying marriage and family therapy. It was so fascinating that I completed all of the coursework and then an 1800 hour clinical internship, even though only 1300 hours were required. Since then I've helped hundreds of couples and individuals with highly effective, very inexpensive therapy - it's the most satisfying thing I do. I'm available seven days a week. I would LOVE to help you with my faith-based therapy. - Dr. Chuck Olson
(815) 768-1784
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Rockford, IL 61104
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Jessica Olmo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
Verified
Her experience with Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy will provide clients the skills needed to clear the hurdles in their lives.
Jessica Olmo is a masters level clinician at Relevé Counseling. She felt a natural pull toward psychology in college, and ultimately was inspired to pursue therapy by her grandmother, who was also in the mental health field. Jessica brings with her an abundance of experience in working with children and families as a former preschool teacher. She enjoys meeting the unique needs of each child and working with their families to determine how to provide the best comprehensive care.
(815) 688-6975
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Rockford, IL 61108
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Adam Figlewicz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
This approach is eclectic; building off Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Approaches and more, to work towards discovering issues and promoting lasting growth.
The need to adapt, to learn, and grow can often be a difficult one, but I am here to be able to help guide your journey to rediscovering the best you. Your therapy will be shaped to you, as a unique individual, and you will have the opportunity to share in a space that is open with empathy, warmth, and unconditional positive regard. Here, we can learn about ourselves, where our fears and stressors lie, build our self-esteem and communication, and overcome the barriers that have shifted us away from the center of our own universes.
(779) 204-7865
Rockford, IL 61107
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Marie L Epling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I primarily use a cognitive -behavioral approach in therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in private practice with individuals and couples for over 26 years. I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Teaching communication skills , stress management, and life coaching are some of my passions as a therapist. I also like working with individuals with life adjustment conditions, relationship break-ups and loss.
(815) 421-1291 x203
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Rockford, IL 61108
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.