Therapists in Winnebago County, IL

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Photo of Laura Mullikin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Laura Mullikin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61107
I have passion for working alongside individuals and couples, in all walks of life. From navigating feelings of anxiety or depression, or additional mental health issues, my goal is to help clients develop new coping mechanisms to change their lives for the better. I am also passionate about encouraging clients to live self-compassionate lives, whether through life transitions and troubles, or those struggling with body image/diet culture concerns.
I have passion for working alongside individuals and couples, in all walks of life. From navigating feelings of anxiety or depression, or additional mental health issues, my goal is to help clients develop new coping mechanisms to change their lives for the better. I am also passionate about encouraging clients to live self-compassionate lives, whether through life transitions and troubles, or those struggling with body image/diet culture concerns.
(815) 270-5397 View (815) 270-5397
Photo of Riverside Counseling Center, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Riverside Counseling Center, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61114
Our desire is to partner with you, right where you are at, to process pieces of your story that may hold different levels of meaning and are no longer serving their purpose. We want to provide you with space and tools to continue to grow and develop into the best version of you. We will walk alongside you toward positive change. We strive to provide a welcoming, comfortable, confidential, and judgment-free environment in which our staff will accept and attend to your interests and requests. Often, the hardest part of counseling is just getting started! Give us a call and we'd love to help you get connected!
Our desire is to partner with you, right where you are at, to process pieces of your story that may hold different levels of meaning and are no longer serving their purpose. We want to provide you with space and tools to continue to grow and develop into the best version of you. We will walk alongside you toward positive change. We strive to provide a welcoming, comfortable, confidential, and judgment-free environment in which our staff will accept and attend to your interests and requests. Often, the hardest part of counseling is just getting started! Give us a call and we'd love to help you get connected!
(815) 506-0164 View (815) 506-0164
Photo of Julie A Logan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Julie A Logan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherry Valley, IL 61016
I enjoy working with individuals that are ready to do something different. Often a person gets stuck in feeling the insanity of doing the same thing over and over again waiting for things to change. Only by making a change in your behavior can you expect a different outcome, some people need support to make a change that is lasting.
I enjoy working with individuals that are ready to do something different. Often a person gets stuck in feeling the insanity of doing the same thing over and over again waiting for things to change. Only by making a change in your behavior can you expect a different outcome, some people need support to make a change that is lasting.
(815) 768-2053 View (815) 768-2053
Photo of Matt Kindler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Matt Kindler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
You’re feeling stuck, unhappy with where your life is, afraid to make the next decision, or afraid that you’ve already made the wrong decision. You fight with the inner voice of doubt and anxiety every day and don’t know where to turn. You may look like you have it all together to anyone looking at your life from the outside, but you don’t feel successful. Covid-19, political unrest, and the changing climate have changed your outlook on the future. You aren't sure what you need to do, but you know that everything you have done so far hasn't worked.
You’re feeling stuck, unhappy with where your life is, afraid to make the next decision, or afraid that you’ve already made the wrong decision. You fight with the inner voice of doubt and anxiety every day and don’t know where to turn. You may look like you have it all together to anyone looking at your life from the outside, but you don’t feel successful. Covid-19, political unrest, and the changing climate have changed your outlook on the future. You aren't sure what you need to do, but you know that everything you have done so far hasn't worked.
(815) 324-1208 View (815) 324-1208
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Lexi Coticchio
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Cherry Valley, IL 61016
I am a trained and certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy providing services at Healing Hearts Stable in Cherry Valley IL. Let me partner with you in your journey to healing, utilizing the horse as a powerful therapeutic tool. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or Horse Therapy, is an evidence based modality that can assist client's in a unique way that in-office sessions just can't.
I am a trained and certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy providing services at Healing Hearts Stable in Cherry Valley IL. Let me partner with you in your journey to healing, utilizing the horse as a powerful therapeutic tool. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or Horse Therapy, is an evidence based modality that can assist client's in a unique way that in-office sessions just can't.
(815) 860-2031 View (815) 860-2031
Photo of Forest City Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Forest City Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61107
We are hard-wired to thrive. Each of us has within us the capacity to grow, heal, & flourish. Yet, we all face circumstances on our journey that hinder us. We can & will grow given the right conditions of safety, respect, guidance, and understanding. Our approach is to join with our clients on a journey of self-discovery to understand what holds them back, to lean in to their strengths and resources, and to help them create a fulfilling & meaningful life. The team at Forest City Counseling is passionate about partnering with you to help you achieve your goals!
We are hard-wired to thrive. Each of us has within us the capacity to grow, heal, & flourish. Yet, we all face circumstances on our journey that hinder us. We can & will grow given the right conditions of safety, respect, guidance, and understanding. Our approach is to join with our clients on a journey of self-discovery to understand what holds them back, to lean in to their strengths and resources, and to help them create a fulfilling & meaningful life. The team at Forest City Counseling is passionate about partnering with you to help you achieve your goals!
(815) 799-4129 View (815) 799-4129
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Dr. Collene A Taylor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LMHC-S, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Accepting NEW Clients! Have you been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, lost, or like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster lately? Maybe you've had some really difficult experiences and are at a loss on how to move forward, leaving you feeling directionless. Or, maybe you have had a major change in your life and are struggling to cope with it. It has all been so consuming to the point that you’re exhausted by it all. You are so ready to finally be able to come to a place of clarity, direction, peace, fulfillment, and to just have some relief. You have tried to figure it out on your own, and you're left feeling the same, if not worse.
Accepting NEW Clients! Have you been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, lost, or like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster lately? Maybe you've had some really difficult experiences and are at a loss on how to move forward, leaving you feeling directionless. Or, maybe you have had a major change in your life and are struggling to cope with it. It has all been so consuming to the point that you’re exhausted by it all. You are so ready to finally be able to come to a place of clarity, direction, peace, fulfillment, and to just have some relief. You have tried to figure it out on your own, and you're left feeling the same, if not worse.
(815) 743-2860 View (815) 743-2860
Photo of Tiffany Williams-Velte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Tiffany Williams-Velte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
Are you struggling with communicating at home, in the workplace, or in social settings? Do you often find yourself in a mental rut that you just can't seem to get out of? If you have difficulty understanding your emotions, asking for what you need, or putting yourself first as a priority, then finding an outlet through talk therapy with me may be just what you need to make a change in your life.
Are you struggling with communicating at home, in the workplace, or in social settings? Do you often find yourself in a mental rut that you just can't seem to get out of? If you have difficulty understanding your emotions, asking for what you need, or putting yourself first as a priority, then finding an outlet through talk therapy with me may be just what you need to make a change in your life.
(779) 228-4134 View (779) 228-4134
Photo of Kimberly Greyson-Bost, Counselor in Winnebago County, IL
Kimberly Greyson-Bost
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Roscoe, IL 61073  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor my goal is to match you with the best of traditional and Positive Psychology methods to reduce or eliminate distress while increasing your ability to thrive. I apply both evidence-based and existential treatments for you to develop and master your best possible self. I believe that the best outcomes begin with honoring your life experiences, inherent wisdom and personal strengths. Together we will explore and heal the areas of your life that need attention. I am here to listen and to guide you through the creative process of being your own architect of your most authentic self.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor my goal is to match you with the best of traditional and Positive Psychology methods to reduce or eliminate distress while increasing your ability to thrive. I apply both evidence-based and existential treatments for you to develop and master your best possible self. I believe that the best outcomes begin with honoring your life experiences, inherent wisdom and personal strengths. Together we will explore and heal the areas of your life that need attention. I am here to listen and to guide you through the creative process of being your own architect of your most authentic self.
(779) 210-6112 View (779) 210-6112
Photo of Todd Burd, Counselor in Winnebago County, IL
Todd Burd
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61114
Todd uses therapeutic techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which help his clients connect the emotional dots and live life with fewer regrets. Most of our feelings and actions are based upon our thinking patterns and experience filters. Identifying distortions in these thoughts and replacing them with healthier alternatives has been the cornerstone of his clients' success. He specializes in discovering client insight enabling men, women, and adolescent boys navigate through life's many situations and relationships.
Todd uses therapeutic techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which help his clients connect the emotional dots and live life with fewer regrets. Most of our feelings and actions are based upon our thinking patterns and experience filters. Identifying distortions in these thoughts and replacing them with healthier alternatives has been the cornerstone of his clients' success. He specializes in discovering client insight enabling men, women, and adolescent boys navigate through life's many situations and relationships.
(779) 707-0091 View (779) 707-0091
Photo of Linda Nguyen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Linda Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
My focus and passion is to help individuals, couples, and families reach their greatest potential and reclaim their sense of well-being emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I work with individuals to help them overcome and conquer anxiety, depression, loss/grief, chronic stress, relational conflicts, and trauma. I encourage you to come, thrive, and conquer.
My focus and passion is to help individuals, couples, and families reach their greatest potential and reclaim their sense of well-being emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I work with individuals to help them overcome and conquer anxiety, depression, loss/grief, chronic stress, relational conflicts, and trauma. I encourage you to come, thrive, and conquer.
(815) 249-4534 View (815) 249-4534
Photo of David Skip Borghi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
David Skip Borghi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
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.
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 View (224) 269-8905
Photo of Jay Swanson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Winnebago County, IL
Jay Swanson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61114
Not accepting new clients
Every individual holds many intricate, intersecting identities that influence our experiences and journeys through life. These identities shape who we are, how we see ourselves, and how others see us. Navigating the challenges and stresses of life, especially through the pandemic and amidst all of the political turmoil going on has only become more challenging. When we are able to understand ourselves and channel our strengths, we are able to make more positive, healthy changes. I work with clients to identify personalized goals for therapy and a clear path to gaining self-insight and feeling empowered to lead a healthier life.
Every individual holds many intricate, intersecting identities that influence our experiences and journeys through life. These identities shape who we are, how we see ourselves, and how others see us. Navigating the challenges and stresses of life, especially through the pandemic and amidst all of the political turmoil going on has only become more challenging. When we are able to understand ourselves and channel our strengths, we are able to make more positive, healthy changes. I work with clients to identify personalized goals for therapy and a clear path to gaining self-insight and feeling empowered to lead a healthier life.
(815) 396-5003 View (815) 396-5003
Photo of Amanda Marie Messinger, Counselor in Winnebago County, IL
Amanda Marie Messinger
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
Not accepting new clients
I am a down to earth therapist who believes therapy is a process of two people working together to solve a problem. I believe that individuals struggling with issues be it chemical dependency, mental health, or life transitions can return to a full and healthy existence with the right interventions and support. I practice using humor and positive insight. Everyone deserves a life with happiness and peace! I strive to help people become the best they can!
I am a down to earth therapist who believes therapy is a process of two people working together to solve a problem. I believe that individuals struggling with issues be it chemical dependency, mental health, or life transitions can return to a full and healthy existence with the right interventions and support. I practice using humor and positive insight. Everyone deserves a life with happiness and peace! I strive to help people become the best they can!
(815) 373-3266 View (815) 373-3266
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Selma Cehic
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61107  (Online Only)
Each of us carry untold stories, experiences, and challenges that have impacted us in different ways and have molded us into the people we are today. As a therapist, I focus on meeting each client where they are at to collaboratively navigate through life’s complexities, process those stories, and work towards healthier choices, relationships, and more authentic living.
Each of us carry untold stories, experiences, and challenges that have impacted us in different ways and have molded us into the people we are today. As a therapist, I focus on meeting each client where they are at to collaboratively navigate through life’s complexities, process those stories, and work towards healthier choices, relationships, and more authentic living.
(815) 629-3472 View (815) 629-3472
Photo of Tavares Arlin Moore, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Tavares Arlin Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the power of growth, transformation, and unlocking potential, whether that’s mastering your thought life, changing unwanted behaviors, overcoming major setbacks, navigating difficult transitions, dealing with intense stress or emotions, managing anxiety and/or depression, grief or reducing drama and coping with trauma. Becoming the best version of yourself is a worthy goal, and that’s where I can help.
I believe in the power of growth, transformation, and unlocking potential, whether that’s mastering your thought life, changing unwanted behaviors, overcoming major setbacks, navigating difficult transitions, dealing with intense stress or emotions, managing anxiety and/or depression, grief or reducing drama and coping with trauma. Becoming the best version of yourself is a worthy goal, and that’s where I can help.
(815) 889-0943 View (815) 889-0943
Photo of Rachel Rothermel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Rachel Rothermel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
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.
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 View (815) 401-1458
Photo of Spring M Johansson Patel, Pre-Licensed Professional in Winnebago County, IL
Spring M Johansson Patel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61114
Tired of feeling like something is missing or just not right in life? Tired of living in survival mode? Let’s learn about how that affects the nervous system and causes changes in the brain. Therapy is personalized to meet each clients specific needs for where they are on their path of life. Gaining knowledge of the effects of toxic shame, the ego and how our inner child have an impact on our adult life can also assist in the journey to understanding our mental health in a better way. Let’s work on the most important relationship you will ever have and that is the relationship with yourself.
Tired of feeling like something is missing or just not right in life? Tired of living in survival mode? Let’s learn about how that affects the nervous system and causes changes in the brain. Therapy is personalized to meet each clients specific needs for where they are on their path of life. Gaining knowledge of the effects of toxic shame, the ego and how our inner child have an impact on our adult life can also assist in the journey to understanding our mental health in a better way. Let’s work on the most important relationship you will ever have and that is the relationship with yourself.
(815) 591-5034 View (815) 591-5034
Photo of Kayla A. Clayton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Kayla A. Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, APSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
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.
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 View (815) 669-4250
Photo of Megan Ford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winnebago County, IL
Megan Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
My ideal client is one who wants to build a collaborative relationship to work towards their goals. Connection and trust are two of the most important qualities a client and therapist can share. In order to work together, it is important to feel comfortable and as though your needs are being met. I love clients who are motivated for change. I truly enjoy being part of your journey!
My ideal client is one who wants to build a collaborative relationship to work towards their goals. Connection and trust are two of the most important qualities a client and therapist can share. In order to work together, it is important to feel comfortable and as though your needs are being met. I love clients who are motivated for change. I truly enjoy being part of your journey!
(815) 880-1489 View (815) 880-1489

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Number of Therapists in Winnebago County, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$149

Therapists in Winnebago County, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
74% Trauma and PTSD
66% Relationship Issues
63% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Winnebago County, IL see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Winnebago 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.