Simply acknowledging that you may need assistance in your journey can be a very difficult step. Sometimes we carry the weight of our past, sometimes we face unexpected struggles or are feeling stuck, knowing that something needs to change. Whatever your reasons may be, you are here, searching for an answer or a solution. I work with individuals 16 and older. My areas of focus include the LGBTQIA+ Community, substance use and recovery, trauma, anxiety, depression, excessive anger, PTSD as well as various issues that stem from transitional stages in a person's life.
My ideal client is a child, teen, or adult, who is experiencing depression, grief, problems adjusting, anxiety, relationship issues, behavioral problems, or race-based trauma. You are likely feeling alone, sad, hopeless, angry, stressed, emotionally drained, misunderstood, or desperate. You may sometimes feel as if people are not hearing or validating your feelings. You want to learn how to express your feelings without being angry or sad. You want to learn how to take care of yourself without the burden of other people's expectations. You want to learn how to care for your emotional health through the use of boundaries.
My goal as a Counselor is to provide hope, inspiration, and personal growth to those struggling with poor coping skills, life changes, abuse, grief, depression, anger, low self-esteem, communication problems, trauma, and relationship issues. I provide a safe, comfortable, therapeutic environment when dealing with these concerns. I will assist you through this process as you strive for change and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the State of Indiana. I am also a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors.
My ideal client is one who has a committment to growth. They are seeking peace and tranquility in their lives. I believe that our mission in life, is to be joyful. Many times, we pick up beliefs and practices that get in the way of fully experiencing the joy in our lives.Teaching clients the skills they need to unravel day to day issues is my ultimate goal. My clients struggle with a variety of life issues such as; depression, anxiety, grief, lonliness and relationship issues to name a few. We partner together through the process of healing.
Whether you struggle with the racing thoughts, and scary physical sensations of panic attacks and anxiety, or the sadness, emptiness and fatigue common with depression, you feel unable to live your life the way things are now. No longer able to 'push through' your feelings, you feel drained, and unsure what to do. Your family may not always understand therapy, but you recognize that you would be helped by talking with someone who gets it, who has the training, empathy, and insight to help you through this time in your life. You're not looking for a quick fix, but long-lasting change and insight. Accepting new clients (8/11/2021)
Clients who find me a good fit are those who are motivated to explore their past and present in order to make choices leading to their best selves. I work collaboratively in goal setting and find that individuals are often the best experts on themselves. Our working together toward common goals using your expertise as well as my clinical experience can be highly effective and a positive experience for those who choose to work with me in therapy.
Every client has unique needs and strengths, and their treatment plan should be like no one else's. Together we choose from a spectrum of techniques--cognitive/behavioral, family or couples therapy, hypnotherapy, regression, insight-oriented--to create a plan specialized for you. Whether it's anxiety, depression, transgender or sexuality issues, PTSD, dissociation, trauma, relationship problems, or religious abuse, we work together toward your healing. We are ready to help you manage pain, stop bad habits, end smoking, or prepare for surgery. Or request an in-depth psychological evaluation to explore your strengths and needs.
I offer a relaxed and peaceful environment. I know it is not uncommon to feel stuck, unsure and wonder how to proceed in life. Yet, I believe we all hold the ability to explore these obstacles and experience life in new ways.
I specialize in conducting therapy with adults having mental health, legal, substance abuse, interpersonal, educational, medical, career, and relationship problems. I help individuals change unhelpful thinking patterns by recognizing inflexible demands they place on themselves, the world, and others. My therapeutic style helps individuals learn how to dispute beliefs causing negative emotional and behavioral consequences. Clients learn they have the ability to change and control their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, with the underlying goal of helping the client become his or her own therapist.
I am a Licensed Therapist and have been working with children, teens, and families for 20 years. My specialties include working with people who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse/assault and neglect, grief & loss, behavior problems, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and stress management. I work with children ages four and older, teens, adults, and families. I believe that people deserve a voice and choice and we are partners in your healing.
Throughout life we are all challenged by change and events that cause emotional conflict. There are times when we may feel overwhelmed by these challenges, confused by the changes, and unable to see possible solutions. One of the first steps toward those solutions may be choosing to seek the help of a licensed professional. Therapy can help in discovering our capacity to learn new ways of perceiving that may lead to a more satisfying way of seeing life. Then change and personal growth will occur.
I believe that all individuals possess the ability to bring about the change they desire. Together, through therapeutic exploration, we will explore new and productive ways to help you develop coping and communication skills to attain your life goals.
Today is the perfect opportunity to begin moving forward. Seeking help is the first step toward a healthier and more balanced life. Begin to increase your self-esteem, boost your self-confidence, strengthen your relationships, decrease anxiety and empower yourself. We can work together toward breaking free from old habits, developing new, healthy coping skills and finding ways to respond to life's challenging situations. With 16+ years of experience in inpatient and outpatient mental health and Employee Assistance, I have much to offer. I take a strengths based approach and offer a peaceful and caring environment for my clients.
Life presents us with many challenges--perhaps you grieve a broken relationship, worry about a medical diagnosis, or doubt your abilities. I can help you sift through your experience on your way toward a more joyful, meaningful life. The burdens of stress, frustration, shame, guilt, and anger might make you feel really terrible now-- and you might feel very alone, unable to talk freely with those around you. Together we can pay close attention to what's bothering you and to what you need, so that you begin to develop a healthier self and more loving, fulfilling relationships.
I am a licensed mental health therapist and National Certified Counselor specialized in working with children, adolescents and adults in the treatment of anxiety and depression, trauma and grief, stress management and self-esteem struggles. I use a collaborative approach with clients to empower healing, wellness, and goal development and achievement. I strive to incorporate warmth, genuineness, and humor to create a strong therapeutic relationship in a safe environment.
What if you could have that same connection with your partner that you had when you first met? What if you and your partner could work together to understand each other on a deeper level? The fact is you are tired of arguing about the same things over and over again. Even when you give your best effort to understand your partner, it seems like you are speaking different languages. You are tired of the yelling matches in front of the kids. You are tired of feeling unsure if things will get better. You have given it your best effort. You have tried all the things there is to try. You want to make it work but you have no idea how.
Our audience is English and non-English speakers, documented and undocumented, victims of crime, abuse, loss, and addiction. They are especially impacted by racism, marginalization, and economic exclusion. At this time, when need is the greatest, Sanctuary intends to be on the frontlines of support where none seems available. Sanctuary’s intent is to provide solace, a path to hope, and a stabilization of circumstances through mental health services to those who are most in need.
Brandie Fitch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 25 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families seeking help with trauma and other stress-related disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, parenting issues, anger, impulse control, and substance use. Brandie completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Indiana State University and received her Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Indiana University South Bend.
I am a Licensed Social Worker and have worked with clients of all ages. I relate well to children and adults, creating a therapeutic environment for all. I have experience working with children with behavioral issues, autism, and mental health. I have extended schooling in working with victims of sexual exploitation and have participated as a mentor for this population. In addition, I have experience working with adults who have dealt with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and other mental health concerns.
Currently not taking new patients until summer 2022. Welcome! I strive to help others discover balance to live fully. Balance is an individually defined mindset. I provide mental health services for children, teens, adults and families. Please visit my website to schedule quickly. https://kellypmucha10.wixsite.com/kellymuchalcsw
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland, or Child Psychologists in Highland.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Highland 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 Highland 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.