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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Illinois

Mental Health Crisis Response in Illinois

Illinois offers crisis response local hotlines to help you meet your urgent mental health needs. You can find the number for the hotline nearest you by visiting this link. No matter where in Illinois you may be located, you can call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in Illinois

Illinois currently ranks 19th in the United States for mental healthcare, and the Illinois Department of Human Services - Division of Mental Health (DMH), and the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) are working together to continually improve their ranking. The state has been divided into five regions with their own, publicly-funded services that are made available to adults and children with mental illnesses or emotional disturbances. These are community based and operated, intended to uniquely cater to the local communities which they serve.

With Illinois’s diverse population, cultural sensitivity and a person-centered approach to therapeutic services is absolutely vital. The State of Illinois is working to make recovery-oriented care accessible in every community. Therapists, counselors, and psychologists are developing their skills and incorporating best practices from the always-evolving field of mental healthcare, in hopes of the best outcomes for their clients. DMH is shifting from the model of institutional care to one of community-based care, allowing for flexibility in practices and care based on needs within that specific community. Like many other states, Illinois is aware of the increasing importance of integrative care. Seamless communication between providers at various institutions, public and private, will ensure a more uniform approach to care.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse in Illinois, call the Illinois Helpline at 1-833-234-6343.

NAMI Illinois

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Illinois, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in Illinois

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Jeannine Harris
Jeannine Harris
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What you can expect as we work together, is an enthusiastic, caring & compassionate therapist with a dedication & commitment to helping you improve your relationships & identify unhealthy patterns. We will work collaboratively .

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Jeannine Harris
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Together, we will:

What you can expect as we work together, is an enthusiastic, caring & compassionate therapist with a dedication & commitment to helping you improve your relationships & identify unhealthy patterns. We will work collaboratively .

Something to know about my approach is:

Knowing You is one of My Specialties! Getting to know you personally and your unique needs. As a therapist, I strive to empower clients with creative tools and supportive resources to address and reduce feelings of anxiety, distress and uncertainty.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • adjusting
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Complex Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • cultural issues
  • Depression
  • Engagement and Marriage
  • family conflict
  • Peer Relationships
  • Senior Citizens
  • Stress Management
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Jasmina Bourgeois
Jasmina Bourgeois
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In a safe, warm, nonjudgmental space we will come to understand the hidden sources of your suffering, troubling symptoms or harmful behaviors. We will help you reclaim your innermost self, feel whole and achieve a greater sense of happiness.

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Jasmina Bourgeois
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Together, we will:

In a safe, warm, nonjudgmental space we will come to understand the hidden sources of your suffering, troubling symptoms or harmful behaviors. We will help you reclaim your innermost self, feel whole and achieve a greater sense of happiness.

Something to know about my approach is:

It is not focused on symptoms alone, but on uncovering, processing and healing the underlying processes that fuel the distressing symptoms. This deep approach brings about long-lasting results, and leads to increased self-knowledge & authenticity.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Regulation
  • Trauma
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Rosy Tyree
Rosy Tyree
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I look forward to helping you move towards a healthy and positive outlook while gaining stress relief, insight and empowerment. Together, we can co-create effective coping strategies that will assist you with the challenges that you are facing.

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Rosy Tyree
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Together, we will:

I look forward to helping you move towards a healthy and positive outlook while gaining stress relief, insight and empowerment. Together, we can co-create effective coping strategies that will assist you with the challenges that you are facing.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach to therapy is rooted in an integrative, holistic foundation. In addition to traditional talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, I also employ more progressive forms of therapy such as compassionate focused therapy, EMDR and others.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Betting and Gambling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Loss & Grief
  • Psychosis
  • Religious Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Ebony Harris
Ebony Harris
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Collaborate and identify stressors while utilizing both new and existing strengths and coping to help them to unleash one's inner power.

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Ebony Harris
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Together, we will:

Collaborate and identify stressors while utilizing both new and existing strengths and coping to help them to unleash one's inner power.

Something to know about my approach is:

My philosophy as a therapist is that I am in the passenger seat, helping navigate while my clients control the wheel. Utilizing a strengths-based, solution focused approach, I will work with you to identify your strengths and positive coping skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
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Casandra  Townsel
Casandra Townsel
Together, we will:

build a therapeutic rapport to help you work through the issues in life that are keeping you for being who you are meant to be. We will work through the fear and shame holding you back. We will discover the value and worth you bring to the universe.

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Casandra  Townsel
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  • ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
  • OFFERS REMOTE THERAPY
Together, we will:

build a therapeutic rapport to help you work through the issues in life that are keeping you for being who you are meant to be. We will work through the fear and shame holding you back. We will discover the value and worth you bring to the universe.

Something to know about my approach is:

I provide a relaxing environment where you can be who you truly are. My clients have full autonomy to navigate through each session. There will be some challenges as that is how resilience and growth is established; you won't go through it alone.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Loss & Grief
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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