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People often choose a therapist of the same race. As a White person, you may have much more in common with a White therapist than a non-White therapist. When you have a choice, working with a therapist who meets your preferences, including race, is essential for the best therapy experience.

Whether you are located in downtown Springfield, the suburbs of Springfield, other nearby places such as Florissant, Peoria, or anywhere else in Illinois, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Reasons to Choose a Therapist Who is White

It can be challenging for non-White people to understand the things that White people experience every day, and this can lead to inadequate care in some cases. Here are a few other reasons to choose a therapist with a similar racial background:

  • You may be more receptive to therapy and more willing to share your feelings and innermost thoughts if you feel connected to your therapist.
  • Therapists of other races may not be able to pinpoint issues specific to White people.
  • You may find that a therapist of the same race shows more compassion, especially if they have experienced similar things in their own life.
  • Due to racial tension, you may only feel comfortable sharing your struggles with someone of a similar race.
  • You may want a safe space to explore White privilege and how you can unlearn unconscious racism.

Besides race, there are other factors you should consider when looking for a therapist. To learn more, read this article by licensed therapist Justine Soto to discover some considerations when selecting a therapist.

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Emily Papaeliou
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Clients can expect an open and nonjudgmental dialogue in order to understand their emotions more deeply and identify ways to cope with life's difficulties.


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Clients can expect an open and nonjudgmental dialogue in order to understand their emotions more deeply and identify ways to cope with life's difficulties.

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My therapeutic approach is a collaboration with the client in order to build trust and self efficacy. I utilize CBT, DBT, and Solution-Focused therapies.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Social Anxiety
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Christina Squiers
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build a comfortable and collaborative relationship to identify what's important in your life and what you want to do with it, with compassion for yourself and space to process the past.


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build a comfortable and collaborative relationship to identify what's important in your life and what you want to do with it, with compassion for yourself and space to process the past.

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I'm in my final year of the clinical MSW program at UChicago, where I've studied cognitive behavioral therapy as well as psychodynamic approaches to treatment. I hope to use both to create a collaborative and healing relationship with my clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Career Change
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Estrangement
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Lawyers
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
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Karen Loaiza
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Collaboratively help you to understand the underlying factors contributing to your distress, teach you ways to more effectively work through the symptoms you're experiencing, and increase your sense of engagement and enjoyment in life.


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Collaboratively help you to understand the underlying factors contributing to your distress, teach you ways to more effectively work through the symptoms you're experiencing, and increase your sense of engagement and enjoyment in life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work from an integrative approach, drawing on evidence-based interventions, clinical instincts, and the therapy relationship. I often use cognitive behavioral therapy as well as incorporate insight-oriented skill and emotional processing.

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  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem
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Kim Zimmerman
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work through self-criticism, perfectionism, & shame; shift automatic reactions into mindful & intentional choices; help you cope with pain, loss, anxiety, & trauma; And more effectively ask for what you want while saying no to what you don't want.


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Together, we will:

work through self-criticism, perfectionism, & shame; shift automatic reactions into mindful & intentional choices; help you cope with pain, loss, anxiety, & trauma; And more effectively ask for what you want while saying no to what you don't want.

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My goal is to provide a safe, authentic, and collaborative space for you to better understand yourself and your goals, determine what is working for you and what may not be, and for you to feel emboldened to approach life in new and meaningful ways!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Health Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Family Relationships
  • Grief counseling
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • transition to motherhood
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women’s health
  • Working Professionals
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Kim Zimmerman remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Heather Beller
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unpack your current stressors and rework stories you tell about what works and doesn't in your life. I will guide you through an exploration of what patterns exist, where they emerge from, and together we will forge a path forward toward your goals.


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Together, we will:

unpack your current stressors and rework stories you tell about what works and doesn't in your life. I will guide you through an exploration of what patterns exist, where they emerge from, and together we will forge a path forward toward your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

my approach is relational; so much depends on the way we connect and the safety you feel in our relationship. I use thoughtful questions, intentional techniques, and a blend of approaches to meet you where you are in body, heart, and mind.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Family of Origin
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Shame
  • Trauma
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