Therapists in Whiteside County, IL

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Susan Daniels
Counselor, LMHC-IA, LCPC-IL
Verified Verified
Fulton, IL 61252  (Online Only)
You are important. You sometimes need to talk through and to work on issues. We all do! That is normal and I would be honored to listen and to help you figure out alternative approaches. You are in charge of the decisions you make.
You are important. You sometimes need to talk through and to work on issues. We all do! That is normal and I would be honored to listen and to help you figure out alternative approaches. You are in charge of the decisions you make.
(815) 743-2852 View (815) 743-2852
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Carlos Cantu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
Hi there, I am a Mexican clinical psychologist with a degree from UASLP and a Master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Illinois. I am a licensed LCSW in Illinois and specialize in mental health focused on difficult transitions, trauma, individual and couples therapy, group therapy, and psychological evaluations for immigration. I would love to help you or anyone you know who may benefit from my services.
Hi there, I am a Mexican clinical psychologist with a degree from UASLP and a Master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Illinois. I am a licensed LCSW in Illinois and specialize in mental health focused on difficult transitions, trauma, individual and couples therapy, group therapy, and psychological evaluations for immigration. I would love to help you or anyone you know who may benefit from my services.
(708) 315-2239 View (708) 315-2239
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Jennifer Streets
Counselor, LMHC, LPHA, LCPC, CFM
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
I have worked in the mental health field for more 20 years following a career as a junior and senior high teacher. I have experience with everyone from very young children to elderly individuals. I believe firmly in the individual's ability to change if they so desire, regardless of education level, socioeconomic status, or past challenges. I approach all people with an open mind and a non-judgmental attitude. Acceptance and kindness are important traits and ones I strive to show each and every person I meet, whether that is within my office or at the grocery store.
I have worked in the mental health field for more 20 years following a career as a junior and senior high teacher. I have experience with everyone from very young children to elderly individuals. I believe firmly in the individual's ability to change if they so desire, regardless of education level, socioeconomic status, or past challenges. I approach all people with an open mind and a non-judgmental attitude. Acceptance and kindness are important traits and ones I strive to show each and every person I meet, whether that is within my office or at the grocery store.
(779) 237-8267 View (779) 237-8267
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Kaileen Banaszak Gaumer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed , LPC
Verified Verified
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Taking the initial step to reach out for support can be incredibly difficult, so well done for getting this far! Entering into therapy can be scary, but let me assure you that we will work together to make you feel comfortable and provide a space that you feel emotionally safe to talk about anything.
Taking the initial step to reach out for support can be incredibly difficult, so well done for getting this far! Entering into therapy can be scary, but let me assure you that we will work together to make you feel comfortable and provide a space that you feel emotionally safe to talk about anything.
(815) 396-6832 View (815) 396-6832
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Journey Well Therapy and Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fulton, IL 61252  (Online Only)
If you are seeking support in living with ADHD, let's work together! I'm a mental health professional with lived experience with ADHD and would be honored to join you in building the environment and skills that you need. I am also a neurodiversity affirming provider, which means that I practice from the belief that the ADHD neurotype is a valuable expression of human diversity. Our goal won't be to "fix you" - you aren't broken! But when our environments and skillsets don't support our experiences, ADHD can be disabling, leading to frustrations at both work and home.
If you are seeking support in living with ADHD, let's work together! I'm a mental health professional with lived experience with ADHD and would be honored to join you in building the environment and skills that you need. I am also a neurodiversity affirming provider, which means that I practice from the belief that the ADHD neurotype is a valuable expression of human diversity. Our goal won't be to "fix you" - you aren't broken! But when our environments and skillsets don't support our experiences, ADHD can be disabling, leading to frustrations at both work and home.
(309) 886-6877 View (309) 886-6877
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Paulette M Selmi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
Dr. Selmi is a licensed psychology located in Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Behavioral health interventions, FOID evaluations, family court expertise. Mental health intervention used are evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Behavior Therapy (BT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Selmi is fully trained in these focused evidence and scientifically-based methods. A large array of presenting problems can be addressed, including depression, anxiety, panic-anxiety, behavioral problems (children and adolescents), couples, family, parenting and co-parenting difficulties with divorced or separated parents.
Dr. Selmi is a licensed psychology located in Sterling, Illinois, 61081. Behavioral health interventions, FOID evaluations, family court expertise. Mental health intervention used are evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Behavior Therapy (BT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Selmi is fully trained in these focused evidence and scientifically-based methods. A large array of presenting problems can be addressed, including depression, anxiety, panic-anxiety, behavioral problems (children and adolescents), couples, family, parenting and co-parenting difficulties with divorced or separated parents.
(815) 213-7669 View (815) 213-7669
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Abby Brooks
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rock Falls, IL 61071
My name is Abby Brooks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in the suburbs of Chicago and offering telehealth services throughout the state of Illinois. I work with individual teenagers and adults as well as couples, and I use a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to each client’s needs. I believe that each person has their own authenticity and truth, and my goal is to help my clients discover theirs and let it shine! I believe my approach works best with teenagers, adults, and couples.
My name is Abby Brooks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in the suburbs of Chicago and offering telehealth services throughout the state of Illinois. I work with individual teenagers and adults as well as couples, and I use a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to each client’s needs. I believe that each person has their own authenticity and truth, and my goal is to help my clients discover theirs and let it shine! I believe my approach works best with teenagers, adults, and couples.
(708) 847-9512 View (708) 847-9512
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Ashley Lynn Bartlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rock Falls, IL 61071  (Online Only)
Find your JOY and make intentional steps to a more joyful life. It's possible you just have to have the courage to try, learn, apply, adjust to fit you.
Find your JOY and make intentional steps to a more joyful life. It's possible you just have to have the courage to try, learn, apply, adjust to fit you.
(815) 934-3295 View (815) 934-3295
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Abby Vidal
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHP, LSW
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081  (Online Only)
For Abby Vidal, her ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. In terms of needs, Abby's ideal client seeks a safe and supportive space to explore their emotions, challenges, and aspirations. They desire understanding, empathy, and guidance to navigate their unique circumstances. Abby's client aims for personal growth, healing, and resilience in the face of adversity.
For Abby Vidal, her ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. In terms of needs, Abby's ideal client seeks a safe and supportive space to explore their emotions, challenges, and aspirations. They desire understanding, empathy, and guidance to navigate their unique circumstances. Abby's client aims for personal growth, healing, and resilience in the face of adversity.
(815) 706-2145 View (815) 706-2145
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Alexandra Warner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morrison, IL 61270
I am a cat-loving therapist, who enjoys playing tennis, being outside, and meeting new people. I have been a therapist since 2013 and have a passion for helping people reclaim their lives after the trauma. I use a collaborative approach and address modalities to client needs. I am trained in EMDR which can be helpful to a lot of clients.
I am a cat-loving therapist, who enjoys playing tennis, being outside, and meeting new people. I have been a therapist since 2013 and have a passion for helping people reclaim their lives after the trauma. I use a collaborative approach and address modalities to client needs. I am trained in EMDR which can be helpful to a lot of clients.
(872) 231-0816 View (872) 231-0816
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Jeanette Marie Trotter
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
Are you going through difficult circumstances or overwhelmed by emotions that make you feel like you are out of control? Pain, chaos and brokenness are words used to describe desperation and the need for real help, now. Know that it is normal and healthy to receive help while you regain balance and make a fresh start. My passion is to help you discover meaning in and solutions for the challenges you are facing, by facilitating growth in all areas of your life. Thank you for your interest in learning more about the services Jeanette Trotter, LCPC, NCC provides.
Are you going through difficult circumstances or overwhelmed by emotions that make you feel like you are out of control? Pain, chaos and brokenness are words used to describe desperation and the need for real help, now. Know that it is normal and healthy to receive help while you regain balance and make a fresh start. My passion is to help you discover meaning in and solutions for the challenges you are facing, by facilitating growth in all areas of your life. Thank you for your interest in learning more about the services Jeanette Trotter, LCPC, NCC provides.
(815) 267-0153 View (815) 267-0153
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Cynthia Drake
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Erie, IL 61250
My name is Cynthia Drake, and I'm a licensed clinical professional counselor. I focus on tending to the difficult-to-understand parts of ourselves. I believe change comes from self-awareness and self-compassion. My approach is integrative with a psychodynamic foundation, but I also pull from humanistic, emotion-focused, and cognitive behavioral orientations depending on what would be most beneficial. I primarily work with adults experiencing anxiety and or depression related to transitional periods or events.
My name is Cynthia Drake, and I'm a licensed clinical professional counselor. I focus on tending to the difficult-to-understand parts of ourselves. I believe change comes from self-awareness and self-compassion. My approach is integrative with a psychodynamic foundation, but I also pull from humanistic, emotion-focused, and cognitive behavioral orientations depending on what would be most beneficial. I primarily work with adults experiencing anxiety and or depression related to transitional periods or events.
(708) 847-9648 View (708) 847-9648
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Thomas Lee Milard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Morrison, IL 61270
I specialize in working with individuals who are committed to self-development. I specialize in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an approach that focuses on an individuals' values, and changes their relationship with their thoughts and emotions. I also use techniques from positive psychology to help people flourish rather than engage in behaviors that provide only short-term gratification. Moreover, given that we learn how to deal with stressors from our families of origin, I help people live as who they truly are rather than who they have been conditioned to be.
I specialize in working with individuals who are committed to self-development. I specialize in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an approach that focuses on an individuals' values, and changes their relationship with their thoughts and emotions. I also use techniques from positive psychology to help people flourish rather than engage in behaviors that provide only short-term gratification. Moreover, given that we learn how to deal with stressors from our families of origin, I help people live as who they truly are rather than who they have been conditioned to be.
(563) 228-8797 View (563) 228-8797
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Frank E. Cushing
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
FOID Mental Health Certification Evaluations. Court Ordered Evaluations/Risk Assessments: Domestic Violence Evaluations. Violence risk & threat assessment 1)Workplace & school violence consultation services 2)Fitness for duty evaluation 3)Psychosexual risk to reoffend. Dr Cushing has considerable training and experience in forensic evaluations and expert witness testimony. Dr. Cushing has worked with prosecutors and defense attorneys in both the state and federal systems. He has been recognized as an expert in courts in the following states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and New York.
FOID Mental Health Certification Evaluations. Court Ordered Evaluations/Risk Assessments: Domestic Violence Evaluations. Violence risk & threat assessment 1)Workplace & school violence consultation services 2)Fitness for duty evaluation 3)Psychosexual risk to reoffend. Dr Cushing has considerable training and experience in forensic evaluations and expert witness testimony. Dr. Cushing has worked with prosecutors and defense attorneys in both the state and federal systems. He has been recognized as an expert in courts in the following states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and New York.
(779) 228-4297 View (779) 228-4297
Photo of Federico Parola, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Federico Parola
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Prophetstown, IL 61277
I started my journey as a family therapist in 2017. I have been providing direct care in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults. My approach includes modalities that are attachment based, experiential, and trauma informed. I have experience working with clients battling with anxiety, family challenges, life transitions, and parenting.
I started my journey as a family therapist in 2017. I have been providing direct care in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults. My approach includes modalities that are attachment based, experiential, and trauma informed. I have experience working with clients battling with anxiety, family challenges, life transitions, and parenting.
(217) 805-8381 View (217) 805-8381
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Jonna Phelps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Erie, IL 61250
My name is Jonna Phelps, and I am a LCPC in Illinois. I have focused my attention on treating adults with anxiety and depression. I believe in learning coping skills and positive communication to deal with significant life events. The goal of treatment is validation through re-focusing on individual strengths in order to improve overall quality of life. I have focused my attention on treating adults with anxiety, depression, and difficulty with life transitions. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, coaching, and validation practices.
My name is Jonna Phelps, and I am a LCPC in Illinois. I have focused my attention on treating adults with anxiety and depression. I believe in learning coping skills and positive communication to deal with significant life events. The goal of treatment is validation through re-focusing on individual strengths in order to improve overall quality of life. I have focused my attention on treating adults with anxiety, depression, and difficulty with life transitions. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, coaching, and validation practices.
(773) 825-9262 View (773) 825-9262
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Yazmine Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Prophetstown, IL 61277
My name is Yazmine Howard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Chicagoland area and currently have a decade of experience working with primarily African-American adolescents, adults, and families. My experiences include crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment, group & individual therapy, along with family therapy. I utilize an integrative approach in my sessions and prioritize the therapeutic relationship and rapport that is developed with each client to increase the outcomes of therapy.
My name is Yazmine Howard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Chicagoland area and currently have a decade of experience working with primarily African-American adolescents, adults, and families. My experiences include crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment, group & individual therapy, along with family therapy. I utilize an integrative approach in my sessions and prioritize the therapeutic relationship and rapport that is developed with each client to increase the outcomes of therapy.
(773) 257-7299 View (773) 257-7299
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Barbara Adams
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Albany, IL 61230
My name is Barb Adams. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have provided individual, couples, family, as well as group therapy for over 30 years. I also specialize in working with impaired professionals. I have an extensive history of working with many differing diagnoses. Some of my specialties include working with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, among others. I have also spent over 10 years working specifically with impaired professionals in the medical and legal professions.
My name is Barb Adams. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have provided individual, couples, family, as well as group therapy for over 30 years. I also specialize in working with impaired professionals. I have an extensive history of working with many differing diagnoses. Some of my specialties include working with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, among others. I have also spent over 10 years working specifically with impaired professionals in the medical and legal professions.
(323) 643-8569 View (323) 643-8569
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Melissa Gates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sterling, IL 61081
I am devoted both to helping my clients with the distress and overwhelming challenges life can present, while inspiring them to find balance, empowerment and contentment as they reach for their goals and personal potential. My depth of experience has led me to a firm belief that individuals can achieve their own idea of happiness through a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is tailored to my clients’ needs and goals. My role is to create a safe, empowering, respectful environment. Your role is to take the first step that will lead you to discover your path to healing.
I am devoted both to helping my clients with the distress and overwhelming challenges life can present, while inspiring them to find balance, empowerment and contentment as they reach for their goals and personal potential. My depth of experience has led me to a firm belief that individuals can achieve their own idea of happiness through a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is tailored to my clients’ needs and goals. My role is to create a safe, empowering, respectful environment. Your role is to take the first step that will lead you to discover your path to healing.
(815) 288-1235 View (815) 288-1235
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Amber Beal
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Tampico, IL 61283
Hi, I am Dr. B and I am here to work with you in partnership. Clients have the power to overcome adversity, traumatic experiences, and situations that may negatively impact their lives. Sometimes, we just need that support person who can walk with us, and guide us until we arrive at a place of acceptance, healing, and wholeness. I specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also am well versed in working with people in crisis.
Hi, I am Dr. B and I am here to work with you in partnership. Clients have the power to overcome adversity, traumatic experiences, and situations that may negatively impact their lives. Sometimes, we just need that support person who can walk with us, and guide us until we arrive at a place of acceptance, healing, and wholeness. I specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also am well versed in working with people in crisis.
(773) 729-6294 View (773) 729-6294
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Number of Therapists in Whiteside County, IL

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Whiteside County, IL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
76% Stress
71% Depression
52% Relationship Issues
52% Grief

Average years in practice

23 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Whiteside County, IL see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Whiteside County?

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.