Therapists in Waukegan, IL

Photo of Byron A. Melgar, Licensed Social Worker in Waukegan, IL
Byron A. Melgar
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085
I have 28 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, teens, adults, and couples. In my practice, I like to create a comfortable environment supporting relief and healing of stressful life circumstances. Tengo 28 años de experiencia en el campo de la salud del comportamiento trabajando con niños, adolescentes, adultos y parejas. En mi práctica, me gusta crear un ambiente cómodo que apoye el alivio y la curación de las circunstancias estresantes de la vida.
I have 28 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, teens, adults, and couples. In my practice, I like to create a comfortable environment supporting relief and healing of stressful life circumstances. Tengo 28 años de experiencia en el campo de la salud del comportamiento trabajando con niños, adolescentes, adultos y parejas. En mi práctica, me gusta crear un ambiente cómodo que apoye el alivio y la curación de las circunstancias estresantes de la vida.
(224) 212-1599 View (224) 212-1599
Photo of Evelyn Caples Chenier, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waukegan, IL
Evelyn Caples Chenier
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LPC, NBCC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukegan, IL 60085
If you are having feelings of sadness, irritability, hopelessness or are currently experiencing a life stressor, we can help. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am a Community Psychologist who has considerable experience working with many different populations. I am licensed and certified to meet the growing needs of the world we live in. I am committed to developing a caring and compassionate relationship with the individuals I serve.
If you are having feelings of sadness, irritability, hopelessness or are currently experiencing a life stressor, we can help. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am a Community Psychologist who has considerable experience working with many different populations. I am licensed and certified to meet the growing needs of the world we live in. I am committed to developing a caring and compassionate relationship with the individuals I serve.
(224) 300-7409 View (224) 300-7409
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Soledad M Melgar
MSW, MA, LSW
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085
I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, adults, and families that have emotional distress and mental health issues. I have also worked in the foster care system with the Department of Children and Family Services and the court systems. Tengo más de 30 años de experiencia trabajando con personas, adultos y familias que tienen angustia emocional y problemas de salud mental. También he trabajado en el sistema de cuidado de crianza con el Departamento de Servicios para Niños y Familias y los sistemas judiciales.
I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, adults, and families that have emotional distress and mental health issues. I have also worked in the foster care system with the Department of Children and Family Services and the court systems. Tengo más de 30 años de experiencia trabajando con personas, adultos y familias que tienen angustia emocional y problemas de salud mental. También he trabajado en el sistema de cuidado de crianza con el Departamento de Servicios para Niños y Familias y los sistemas judiciales.
(224) 263-4678 View (224) 263-4678
Photo of Glenisha L. C. Foreman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waukegan, IL
Glenisha L. C. Foreman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CTP, CTMH
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085
Glenisha Foreman is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Marine Corp Veteran. Serving in the military enabled her to travel to various places around the world. During her travels, Glenisha learned from, interacted, and worked with people of various cultures and ethnicities. She continues to be open and interested in learning about what is unique to you. She has experience working in mental health, as well as substance abuse. She is passionate about working with Veterans, adolescents and adults. Life gets tough sometimes and as much as some people would like to handle it themselves know that its ok to ask for help.
Glenisha Foreman is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Marine Corp Veteran. Serving in the military enabled her to travel to various places around the world. During her travels, Glenisha learned from, interacted, and worked with people of various cultures and ethnicities. She continues to be open and interested in learning about what is unique to you. She has experience working in mental health, as well as substance abuse. She is passionate about working with Veterans, adolescents and adults. Life gets tough sometimes and as much as some people would like to handle it themselves know that its ok to ask for help.
(224) 207-4645 View (224) 207-4645
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Dr. Vernice L. Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC, COPD, CAMS-II
Verified
3 Endorsed
Waukegan, IL 60085
I have over 23 years of experience in the Mental Health (e.g. mood disorders), Substance Abuse, and counseling profession. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy to the community. Working with individuals, families, and Veterans has always been my passion. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches and interventions to meet individual and family needs. I am strongly suited in Person-Centered therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. The "Truth will set you free" so come to Truth Youth & Family Services, LLC and partner with me in helping you gain mental/emotional freedom to live a productive life.
I have over 23 years of experience in the Mental Health (e.g. mood disorders), Substance Abuse, and counseling profession. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy to the community. Working with individuals, families, and Veterans has always been my passion. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches and interventions to meet individual and family needs. I am strongly suited in Person-Centered therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. The "Truth will set you free" so come to Truth Youth & Family Services, LLC and partner with me in helping you gain mental/emotional freedom to live a productive life.
(224) 231-6282 View (224) 231-6282
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Wil Morhead
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CRADC, SAP
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085
I have an extensive history in substance abuse and mental health treatment. My clients are as young as 16 and as old as 80. I also address issues of anxiety, depression, esteem, and relationship issues. Many clients are referred through their EAP program. As a former member of the military service, I am also focused on serving the mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other needs of today's veterans, their family members, and active military members. I am associated with the VA and I am certified by the VA in therapies to treat PTSD. Additionally, I welcome all clients, veterans and non-veterans alike.
I have an extensive history in substance abuse and mental health treatment. My clients are as young as 16 and as old as 80. I also address issues of anxiety, depression, esteem, and relationship issues. Many clients are referred through their EAP program. As a former member of the military service, I am also focused on serving the mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other needs of today's veterans, their family members, and active military members. I am associated with the VA and I am certified by the VA in therapies to treat PTSD. Additionally, I welcome all clients, veterans and non-veterans alike.
(224) 803-3635 View (224) 803-3635
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Colby Brooks
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukegan, IL 60085
Not accepting new clients
A Master's Level Psychotherapist specializing in BIPOC mental health and Student Success, who is deeply passionate about assisting individuals with obtaining their highest level of potential while navigating life's trials and tribulations. Recognizing human nature, we often become dormant by the events we've experienced from birth and forward and most times, we will develop behaviors that hinder us from progressing. Although, there is always room for improvement. Each day you are given a new chance to put your best foot forward, and I commend you for taking this small yet significant step to become a better version of yourself.
A Master's Level Psychotherapist specializing in BIPOC mental health and Student Success, who is deeply passionate about assisting individuals with obtaining their highest level of potential while navigating life's trials and tribulations. Recognizing human nature, we often become dormant by the events we've experienced from birth and forward and most times, we will develop behaviors that hinder us from progressing. Although, there is always room for improvement. Each day you are given a new chance to put your best foot forward, and I commend you for taking this small yet significant step to become a better version of yourself.
(224) 479-0649 View (224) 479-0649
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Ascent Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085  (Online Only)
I like people. It's hard to not feel compassion for an individual who is willing to bear their soul to find a better out come. I am clinically astute, however, I deliver a warm and compassionate and objective viewpoint to assist my clients. I have a diverse background which allows me to fully empathize with the clients I serve. I am licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin . I have extensive experience working with victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse and traumatic history. Prior to working in my own practice, I worked with specialized children in foster care.
I like people. It's hard to not feel compassion for an individual who is willing to bear their soul to find a better out come. I am clinically astute, however, I deliver a warm and compassionate and objective viewpoint to assist my clients. I have a diverse background which allows me to fully empathize with the clients I serve. I am licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin . I have extensive experience working with victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse and traumatic history. Prior to working in my own practice, I worked with specialized children in foster care.
(224) 231-4085 View (224) 231-4085
Photo of Kamahria Hopkins, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Waukegan, IL
Kamahria Hopkins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukegan, IL 60087  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You’re at a crossroads in your life that demands that you show up as unapologetically YOU. But you’re uncertain how to embody that version of yourself. Or what that even means exactly. You’re intuitive, spiritual or highly sensitive, yet you can’t seem to apply those superpowers to your own life. You’ve heard a deeper call to integrate your shadow parts, release your past traumas and heal your inner child wounds, but the very thought feels overwhelming. You crave space mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually to relentlessly pursue your passions, and show up as your favorite version of yourself.
You’re at a crossroads in your life that demands that you show up as unapologetically YOU. But you’re uncertain how to embody that version of yourself. Or what that even means exactly. You’re intuitive, spiritual or highly sensitive, yet you can’t seem to apply those superpowers to your own life. You’ve heard a deeper call to integrate your shadow parts, release your past traumas and heal your inner child wounds, but the very thought feels overwhelming. You crave space mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually to relentlessly pursue your passions, and show up as your favorite version of yourself.
(224) 267-2238 View (224) 267-2238
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Kenneth Munoz
LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waukegan, IL 60085
I have over 8 years of experience and am bilingual in English and Spanish, and bi-cultural in Latino and American Cultures. My goal and approach is to create a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment to assist you in feeling relief and empowering you to overcome those challenges in your life that are affecting you. Tengo más de 8 años de experiencia y soy bilingüe en inglés y español, y bicultural en las culturas latina y estadounidense. Mi objetivo y enfoque es crear un entorno seguro, compasivo y de apoyo para ayudarlo a sentir alivio y empoderarlo para superar los desafíos en su vida que lo están afectando.
I have over 8 years of experience and am bilingual in English and Spanish, and bi-cultural in Latino and American Cultures. My goal and approach is to create a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment to assist you in feeling relief and empowering you to overcome those challenges in your life that are affecting you. Tengo más de 8 años de experiencia y soy bilingüe en inglés y español, y bicultural en las culturas latina y estadounidense. Mi objetivo y enfoque es crear un entorno seguro, compasivo y de apoyo para ayudarlo a sentir alivio y empoderarlo para superar los desafíos en su vida que lo están afectando.
(224) 218-5108 View (224) 218-5108
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Cynthia Lincke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CAGS
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085
I am here to help you, individually, as a couple, as a family or within a group setting, through your unique challenges. Together, we will work to achieve all your goals. You will feel heard and understood.
I am here to help you, individually, as a couple, as a family or within a group setting, through your unique challenges. Together, we will work to achieve all your goals. You will feel heard and understood.
(224) 479-1304 View (224) 479-1304
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Verdure Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukegan, IL 60085
Verdure Counseling works with a variety of different clients to include Veterans, families, adolescents, and adults. At Verdure counseling, your growth and wellness are our priority. We help those suffering from normal day to day struggles to severe trauma. Our clinicians have experience working with substance abuse, mood disorders, grief, adjustment, depression, identity, etc. Feeling tired, overwhelmed, stuck, or want to just learn more about yourself, Verdure Counseling can help you.
Verdure Counseling works with a variety of different clients to include Veterans, families, adolescents, and adults. At Verdure counseling, your growth and wellness are our priority. We help those suffering from normal day to day struggles to severe trauma. Our clinicians have experience working with substance abuse, mood disorders, grief, adjustment, depression, identity, etc. Feeling tired, overwhelmed, stuck, or want to just learn more about yourself, Verdure Counseling can help you.
(224) 707-8279 View (224) 707-8279
Katherine O'Connor
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukegan, IL 60085
I work with a variety of clients which include families, adolescents, and adults. I work to help those suffering from normal day to day struggles to severe trauma. If you are feeling tired, overwhelmed, lost, or want to just learn more about yourself, I believe I can help you.
I work with a variety of clients which include families, adolescents, and adults. I work to help those suffering from normal day to day struggles to severe trauma. If you are feeling tired, overwhelmed, lost, or want to just learn more about yourself, I believe I can help you.
(224) 218-5852 View (224) 218-5852
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Tenilya Mumphus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085
I am a passionate healing professional who believes healing happens differently for everyone. I believe healing is a collaborative process in which curiosity, openness, relationship, and patience remain at the partnership's core. I explore creative and anti-oppressive practices, which create space for trauma narratives to take unfiltered shape and traditional modalities. I am formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I often try and weave humor in whatever modality being used.
I am a passionate healing professional who believes healing happens differently for everyone. I believe healing is a collaborative process in which curiosity, openness, relationship, and patience remain at the partnership's core. I explore creative and anti-oppressive practices, which create space for trauma narratives to take unfiltered shape and traditional modalities. I am formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I often try and weave humor in whatever modality being used.
(224) 324-3098 View (224) 324-3098
Photo of Sonia DuBose, Licensed Social Worker in Waukegan, IL
Sonia DuBose
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW, CADC, CTTP
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085
Hola! My name is Sonia and I am a bilingual trauma therapist, fluent in both Spanish and in English. I am culturally sensitive and have had history in the lower economic side of the spectrum. Because of this, I try to reach those that feel misunderstood like I once did. No need to change your language or terminology. Just say what you have to say. Let’s work today for a better tomorrow.
Hola! My name is Sonia and I am a bilingual trauma therapist, fluent in both Spanish and in English. I am culturally sensitive and have had history in the lower economic side of the spectrum. Because of this, I try to reach those that feel misunderstood like I once did. No need to change your language or terminology. Just say what you have to say. Let’s work today for a better tomorrow.
(224) 237-5788 View (224) 237-5788
Photo of Jennifer Daniels, Counselor in Waukegan, IL
Jennifer Daniels
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukegan, IL 60085
Making the decision to ask for help can be difficult. The truth is, seeking guided support is a sign of strength. From time to time, we all need a little help to realize our own potential. Using a combination of therapy, meditation, mindfulness techniques and healthy lifestyle changes, together we can break old negative cycles and resolve current troublesome issues. No matter your age, whether you seek individual, couples, family or group therapy, it is my job to empower and encourage you to walk safely through the maze of human life. You are not alone.
Making the decision to ask for help can be difficult. The truth is, seeking guided support is a sign of strength. From time to time, we all need a little help to realize our own potential. Using a combination of therapy, meditation, mindfulness techniques and healthy lifestyle changes, together we can break old negative cycles and resolve current troublesome issues. No matter your age, whether you seek individual, couples, family or group therapy, it is my job to empower and encourage you to walk safely through the maze of human life. You are not alone.
(847) 752-9350 View (847) 752-9350
Photo of Shelley M Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Waukegan, IL
Shelley M Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CCMHC, LCPC
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085  (Online Only)
If you are looking for someone to be your number one ally, but also call you on your stuff... that's me! Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other serious mental illness- I can help. If you are just struggling to find direction and need some outside voice- I can help with that too.
If you are looking for someone to be your number one ally, but also call you on your stuff... that's me! Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other serious mental illness- I can help. If you are just struggling to find direction and need some outside voice- I can help with that too.
(815) 396-8250 View (815) 396-8250
Photo of Kelly Poapst (Addiction Treatment), Licensed Professional Counselor in Waukegan, IL
Kelly Poapst (Addiction Treatment)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CADC
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60085
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
(847) 654-9904 View (847) 654-9904
Counseling Center Of Grayslake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60079
Welcome! At Counseling Center of Grayslake, we encourage short-term therapy for long-term results. Call us to set up individual, couple, or family counseling today. We can help.
Welcome! At Counseling Center of Grayslake, we encourage short-term therapy for long-term results. Call us to set up individual, couple, or family counseling today. We can help.
(224) 269-6534 View (224) 269-6534
Photo of Sonja Dewey, Marriage & Family Therapist in Waukegan, IL
Sonja Dewey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Waukegan, IL 60079
Counseling is a life calling for me. I work diligently to see hurting people reclaim their lives and be restored to their best selves. It is an honor to partner with my clients to help them rediscover their voice and empower them to choose the life of love, connection and purpose they are seeking. Those who are experiencing loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, work issues and spiritual struggles can find hope as we work together.
Counseling is a life calling for me. I work diligently to see hurting people reclaim their lives and be restored to their best selves. It is an honor to partner with my clients to help them rediscover their voice and empower them to choose the life of love, connection and purpose they are seeking. Those who are experiencing loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, work issues and spiritual struggles can find hope as we work together.
(224) 813-3460 View (224) 813-3460

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Number of Therapists in Waukegan, IL

50+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Waukegan, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
85% Trauma and PTSD
81% Self Esteem
76% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
70% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Waukegan, IL see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
15% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Waukegan?

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.

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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.