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Find Veterans / Military Therapists & Counselors in Rockford, IL.

 

Military life comes with unique struggles that can have lasting effects on veterans and their families. The stress of service, war-related trauma, and adjustment coming back to civilian life can all take their toll. Members of the military and their loved ones may develop mental health concerns like PTSD, depression, and anxiety, making life more difficult than it could be.

This is where therapy can help. Whether you are located in downtown Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, or anywhere else in Illinois, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Common Issues Military Veterans and Families Face

Here are some of the most prevalent issues facing veterans and military families:

  • Veterans: Combat injuries, addictions to narcotics, alcoholism, difficulties getting reacclimated to the civilian world, mental issues like anxiety and PTSD.
  • Military families: worry and sadness during deployment, concern for the well-being of the military member, financial struggles, a fear of being uprooted, lack of control, mental conditions like depression and anxiety, vicarious trauma.

It’s normal to have difficulty during military service or after exiting the military, and that’s why veteran and military family counseling exists. If you or your family are struggling, we recommend you explore your therapy options.

Seek Veteran/Military Family Counseling Now!

A licensed counselor will work with you and your family to explore and resolve the mental and emotional issues holding you back from enjoying life to its fullest. And Mental Health Match can help you find an experienced therapist in your area. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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James Searing
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Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.


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Together, we will:

Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view therapy as a sacred space and protected process. I'm a modern minded therapist always learning the latest in the sciences available. However, I love the art of therapy even more and strive to create a tailored approach unique to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Gay Identity
  • Goals/Accountability
  • Internet Use
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Regulation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Use issues
  • Technology Addiction
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Video game addiction
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James Searing remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Michelle Lester
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The themes of a session are often dictated by the client. I work to help them navigate their emotions. If I sense that a client is holding something back then I will explore that with them.


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Together, we will:

The themes of a session are often dictated by the client. I work to help them navigate their emotions. If I sense that a client is holding something back then I will explore that with them.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is a combination of humanistic, person-centered, gestalt, and existential. I work to meet my clients where they are and will employ whatever therapeutic techniques are called for.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Parenting Issues
  • Postpartum
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Trauma
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Michelle Lester remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Brittany Bate (she/her)
Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

Something to know about my approach is:

Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Child Custody
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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Brittany Bate (she/her) remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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J. Harrison
Together, we will:

Help you to understand yourself in a deeper and more meaningful way. Start to heal from the things that trouble you. This is your space to process your emotions, thoughts, & challenges (old or new). I hope to watch you grow throughout your journey.


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Together, we will:

Help you to understand yourself in a deeper and more meaningful way. Start to heal from the things that trouble you. This is your space to process your emotions, thoughts, & challenges (old or new). I hope to watch you grow throughout your journey.

Something to know about my approach is:

I try to meet each individual where they are at. That may mean challenging some negative thoughts you may have about yourself or the world or helping you build a set of realistic coping skills to get you where you want to be. Non-judgmental is key.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Personality Disorders
  • Stress
  • Therapist for other Therapists
  • Trauma
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J. Harrison remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin
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Natasha Schmitt-Robinson
Together, we will:

Develop new ways to approach and react to life’s stresses. We will challenge thinking patterns and behaviors, learn effective communication skills, and develop valuable coping skills.


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Picture of Natasha Schmitt-Robinson, therapist in Florida, Illinois
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Together, we will:

Develop new ways to approach and react to life’s stresses. We will challenge thinking patterns and behaviors, learn effective communication skills, and develop valuable coping skills.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am trained in several empirically-validated approaches that can help create new insights about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to implement positive change and promote growth.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Oncology
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Natasha Schmitt-Robinson remote and phone therapy in Florida, Illinois