Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or disordered eating? As a therapist I will meet you where you are and walk with you as you meet your goals. I have a long history of working with adolescents and young adults though I enjoy working with people at all stages of life. Common struggles I often help clients with include depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and eating disorders or disordered eating (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other disordered eating habits).
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CGCS
No matter what you are struggling with, finding a safe space to explore your concerns is important to improving your mental and emotional health. Whether you are working through gender or sexuality concerns, past or current trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, or a major life transition, my goal is to help you improve your mental and emotional well-being. As an affirming, mindfulness-based therapist, I focus on working collaboratively with my clients in order to achieve their short- and long-term goals, while respecting each client’s individual experiences and background.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
I enjoy working with creatively inspired individuals searching for or growing fulfilling careers or entrepreneurial opportunities which emphasize their unique personalities and natural gifts that allow for an integrated work-life balance. I also enjoy working with parents interested in finding an integrated lifestyle that merges personal, professional, and familial values. I use a family systems lens in individual counseling, where we collaborate on exploring how past and present family systems influence a person’s sense of self. I also work with clients' external systems in family therapy, parent coaching, couples counseling etc.
My ideal client is ready for change. They're open to self-reflection and understanding in order to have a better, happier, and healthier relationship. While we work on reaching a goal, we're also making sure we understand ourselves and our partners too. Therapy clients I can work with if you live in Illinois. All coaching clients can be anywhere. All sessions are virtual.
Taking a person-centered approach, I work to learn about your needs and meet you where you are in your therapeutic journey allowing us to open a new door to emotional and self expression and healing. Everyone needs a safe space to be your most authentic self without judgment as well as grow and develop into the person you want to be and I offer a space for you to be heard. I engage in therapeutic techniques drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and mindfulness based practices.
Honesty. Vulnerability. Courage. If you are reading this right now you may be looking to make some positive changes in your life. It takes someone that is truly honest with themselves to reach out when they need help. It takes vulnerability to talk about it. It takes courage to follow through. Sometimes we may feel stuck in life and we come to a bridge that we need to cross. Are you looking for a therapist that is real and genuine that can assist you in crossing this bridge?
Are you anxious in relationships? Do you fear disapproval and/or lack motivation? I get it! I enjoy facilitating client change by first identifying the fixed thoughts and assumptions that interfere with fulfillment. Life is challenging, and what we say to ourselves can make coping difficult. Childhood experiences powerfully impact our self-statements, so you won't leave our sessions without exploring your youth - - who loved you, who didn't, and how you now cope and react. Finding personal meaning is also so important! My approaches are tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual or couple, as collaboration is essential.
"Will it always have to be this way? I don't know how much more I can take." This is a statement I hear often from clients when they first come to me. Holding hope for clients until they are able to hold it for themselves is a calling I feel honored to provide. My ideal client is one that has experienced trauma or crisis in their life, usually with their family of origin, struggles in relationships, has experienced anxiety, abandonment, or emotional, verbal, or spiritual abuse. Many times clients say to me they feel like they were not made to fit in this world or no one understands them.
I work with clients ages 18+. I believe effective treatment is strengths-based and collaborative. My goal is to work with you to identify your assets, talents, and passions, and use them as a foundation to promote positive change in your life. My practice incorporates solutions-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness techniques. I aim to help you find the right tools to empower you in overcoming life’s obstacles.
My goal as a therapist is to utilize a strengths-based approach to provide quality services that help children and adolescents develop a strong sense of self, as well as appropriate skills to overcome the complex challenges that may impact daily functioning. I believe in implementing a variety of treatment modalities to fit my clients individualized needs. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with experience working with children and adolescents in both an office and school-based setting. I also have experience working in a psychiatric day hospital setting.
Are you ready for things to change? I work with adolescents (ages 15+), college students, and young adults who are having difficulty managing stress, experiencing anxiety or depression, wanting to work on concerns in relationships (past or present), grieving, developing their identity, feeling insecure and wanting to feel more confident, ready to put past traumas behind them, or simply wanting a warm, non-judgmental space to talk through thoughts and feelings. Whether this is your first time coming to therapy or you've had past experiences, I'm looking forward to supporting you!
Rachel has experience working with adults and couples, and has assisted clients with working through issues involving life stress/transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship conflict and rebuilding, communication, and self-esteem. Rachel utilizes a holistic approach that has also incorporated physical and spiritual health with clients who value these aspects in their own life. She currently treats adolescents as well as adults and couples.
Are you interested in practical approaches to the issues you are confronting? With over thirty years experience as a practicing psychologist in hospitals, schools, and private settings, I bring a broad base of training to the care of clients, including a brain focus from the perspective of a neuropsychologist. Work with parents is problem-focused. Direct treatment with children and adolescents is aimed at supporting continuity in development. Assessment and treatment of adults is provided from a life-span developmental perspective. A trauma-focused psychological perspective assures that road blocks to growth are addressed.
I believe that each person possesses an innate ability to heal. I consider it a privilege to work with my clients while they face transforming challenges. In my work, I customize my approach to each person, emphasizing individual strengths. My practice is holistic and I bring knowledge of alternative therapies, philosophical and spiritual approaches. With an emphasis on wellness and stress reduction, a client can achieve calm in order to focus on the problems at hand. I specialize in trauma, abuse and relationship issues, utilizing a blend of treatment approaches. I am trained in EMDR, mindfulness meditation and visualization techniques.
I empower clients to consider their belief systems and align their core values. By specializing in meditative practices and creative outlets for stress management, I am able to help people understand the source of their suffering in order to reduce their anxiety. My experience also includes depression, transitional worries, identity confusion, and distress. It is my hope that my clients develop a deeper level of self-awareness so that they can manifest their dreams and act in accordance with their purpose.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CAC-AD
If you find yourself with racing thoughts, difficulty getting out of bed, self-injurious behaviors or thoughts of death, random spurts of energy with fluctuating times of no motivation, difficulty controlling worrying and nervousness, and/or staying sober, I am here to help! I work with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with connection, communication, and other similar challenges. My approach is person-centered and focuses on you as an individual and as a unit in other relationships.
--NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS---PROVIDING REFERRALS TO HER COLLEAGUES IN OFFICE--TELETHERAPY AVAILABLE Dr. James is a Board Certified Licensed Psychologist serving children, adolescents, and adults in the outpatient clinic.
Everyone experiences various challenges they encounter throughout their life. My goal is to help individuals overcome these obstacles and challenges through providing a safe environment where clients can feel safe to express their feelings, emotions, and process through challenging life events. I strive to provide my clients with a therapeutic bonding relationship where they can feel safe to express their feelings. I love to help people recognize their self worth, goals, and potential in life.
I work with individuals or families who are not living the lives they want to live. This could be due to addiction, chronic pain, mental health issues, life circumstances or the natural progression of change. I do not believe therapy needs to be a somber or gut-wrenching experience, but it can be uncomfortable. This does not mean it can not also be invigorating and pleasant. I offer HIPAA- compliant tele therapy via video conference for those who travel frequently, physically unable to make an office visit or outside of the geographic location.