I look forward to all clients who are committed to making positive changes in their lives. I have experienced both domestic violence and sexual assault. I have trained specifically for those populations or anyone with TRAUMA. I I have an extensive medical background, so clients that need help navigating or understanding their diagnosis/options, I can help. I recognize that there are significant wait times for a therapist which can be discouraging. I am currently open and scheduling both in office and telehealth appointments. I want to positively impact every client I have the opportunity to serve.
People come to therapy for emotional support and seek practical solutions to the very real issues in their lives. I recognize that my clients need to work thru the emotion connected to their circumstances and are also very much looking for a fresh perspective, based in experience and professional training, to help them determine what they can do about it. I work to help my clients find solutions whenever possible & develop effective ways to cope with the impact of those things they can't change. I take an approach to counseling that is practical and goal oriented and have a style that both men and women can connect with.
Are you struggling to work through grief, trauma, anxiety, or other intense emotions, including questions about your identity, infertility, or divorce? I believe trauma often occurs within the context of a relationship and our trauma work will focus on having a healthy relationship within the context of therapy and with yourself. Grief is an ongoing process that takes time. Working through managing distress & emotions, and taking care of yourself can be both more difficult & easier than any of us thought possible.
Successful counseling occurs when you find a therapist you can connect with, who makes you feel heard and values your thoughts and goals for the future. A positive therapist who enjoys learning who you are, and building on your strengths. If you allow me to walk with you in your struggles and victories, I will give you fair and honest feedback, and will challenge you to attain your goals. My Masters Degree from Aurora University, my rich work experience, as well as my own life journey give me valuable insights and wisdom that help me relate to my clients.
We are a child and family psychology practice. My associates and I believe in a cooperative treatment experience where client and therapist share responsibility for the identification and mutual direction of problem solving strategies. We are convinced of the importance of involving significant others in the treatment process when possible. Often children and adolescents react to problems in the context of school and family. We value feedback from teachers and staff professionals and look for collaborative relationships in pursuing the best needs of the child or adolescent.
I am a licensed social worker with a rich and varied history of work in the mental health field. My clinical experience includes work in residential, community mental health, law enforcement, and crisis intervention services. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma related disorders, addictions, self-harm, behavioral concerns, suicidal ideations, psychosis spectrum disorders, and personality disorders. I have experience working with young children to older adults.
Reaching out can be hard! I am here to help ease that process. The focus of my practice is to help clients navigate challenges through processing emotions and increase coping strategies, while creating a strong therapeutic alliance to enhance the optimal growth process for the individual.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."- Jim Rohn. People seek counseling when their emotional pain becomes too much to bear on their own and they want to be free of it. How we deal with life's pain defines who we are. While we don't choose to undergo misfortune, we do decide how we react to those events. I have found that negative experiences can also trigger something positive within us. Crisis offers opportunity for change, and pain can be the catalyst for transformation.
Maegan Jenkins is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. Dr. Jenkins received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Bradley University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. Dr. Jenkins trained at the Center for Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and at the Anxiety Centers of Illinois. She has treated anxiety in various environments including inpatient settings, outpatient settings, group therapy formats, as well as completing in vivo exposures within the home and community settings.
It takes courage to begin therapy, and I would be honored to step into this process with you. My desire is to provide empathic therapy for adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms, or relationship issues. For people experiencing loss, you will find a safe space to grieve. I enjoy working with clients who have diverse beliefs and also offer a Christian perspective for those seeking a faith-focused therapist.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS Ed, LCPC
I serve as an ally, helping clients identify their goals and clarify steps along the way to feeling better. If this is your first venture to therapy, I'll explain the process and point you toward additional resources if needed. I am trained in many methods of helping, but my primary focus is always on co-discovering and addressing your specific needs for health and wellbeing. Together we'll find your strengths and possibly explore new skills. A place where you can talk about your challenges safely is one of the most important aspects of therapy: I will listen without judgement.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CDVP
Family visits make you sweat buckets. At home with your partner and kids, you can be yourself, but with extended family, you paste on a fake smile to deal with the underhanded verbal barbs you know are coming. You feel guilty as hell subjecting your partner and kids to this, but it's FAMILY. The thought of losing family connections makes you sick, but so does the idea of playing peacemaker and juggling everyone's baggage just so you can eat some mashed potatoes and turkey in peace. Some part of you knows it doesn't have to be this way though. You know you need to stop giving such a damn, because you're running out of damns to give.
I help men and their families, who are hurting, angry, and struggling to find their way through life's challenges, to create real and lasting change. Maybe you find it difficult to reach out for help or feel you should be able to manage your own problems, but I know it can be frustrating and demoralizing when real change remains elusive. I will work with you to more fully understand the roots of the issues at hand and collaboratively find resolution and greater freedom.
Emotional and psychological well being rests on numerous factors. These factors are both historical and concurrent. Additionally, each person carries various coping skills and resources that need to be utilized, enhanced and incorporated to establish an effective protocal when contending with life's innate struggles and challenges.
Healthy relationships, personal and professional, are the antidote to many of life's difficulties. Removing barriers that limit our relationships is key to establishing a balanced and enjoyable lifestyle.
Reaching out for help can be a difficult first step. It takes courage to address challenges in life that seem to keep us stuck. I believe therapy is a process by which one can in a safe and supportive environment face emotional struggles and work toward living a life that is valuable and fulfilling. I work with a variety of concerns including depression, grief and loss, anxiety, self-harm, emotion management, eating disorders, and life transitions such as adjustment to parenthood. I have a unique specialty and interest in treating chronic depression.
I will provide a safe place, an open mind, a compassionate heart, and a listening ear. Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or in a crisis? I will provide an appointment within 24 hours if needed. Not in a crisis but just need some life coaching, I will help with that too. I utilize an eclectic approach taking into account age, background, and the individual needs of each of my clients. In my 25+ years of experience I have assisted individuals, adolescents, couples, families when faced with challenges in journey of life.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CTMH
After 10 years in marketing, I pursued my calling to work with individuals, couples and families as they re-imagine their lives and relationships. Together, we address concerns like anxiety, chronic illness, grief, marital issues and family conflict. I also work with postpartum depression including traumatic births and parents of children with special needs. I know that taking a step into the unknown can be scary and overwhelming, but I believe that beginning this journey will change your life.
Making the decision to seek help can be a monumental task and selecting the right therapist can be challenging. I can provide you with a therapeutic relationship that will feel safe and collaborative so that it can serve as the basis for healing. My goal is to work with you in assessing your strengths, exploring challenges, working to overcome barriers, and returning you to a peaceful and productive state. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that suits your personality and needs.
I understand that going through life's ups and downs can be difficult and make you feel really alone. In going through all of this, it can be beneficial to have someone who is there to listen without judgement. My goal is to be there for you throughout any issue that you are going through, so that you feel understood and to help you overcome any obstacle to your happiness.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles, or Child Psychologists in Saint Charles.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles 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.