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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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Picture of Abayomi Nichols, therapist in Illinois, Indiana
Abayomi Nichols
Together, we will:

identify unhealthy thinking and beliefs, practice new skills, learn new skills, learn to be an expert listener, learn new conflict resolution skills, process pain and trauma in a way that leads to healing and feeling better, learn how to grieve.


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Together, we will:

identify unhealthy thinking and beliefs, practice new skills, learn new skills, learn to be an expert listener, learn new conflict resolution skills, process pain and trauma in a way that leads to healing and feeling better, learn how to grieve.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am heavy on moving towards solution ( solution focused) and strongly believe that your thinking leads to your actions and feelings. I take an education approach, mixed with listening and making connections between history, patterns and the present

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Abayomi Nichols remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Indiana
Picture of Dr. Charlotte Pennington, therapist in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia
Dr. Charlotte Pennington
Together, we will:

delve into past experiences to discover how they may have molded you into the person you are today. We will also explore different coping strategies to find the ones that work the best for you and develop greater self-acceptance.


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Picture of Dr. Charlotte Pennington, therapist in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia
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Together, we will:

delve into past experiences to discover how they may have molded you into the person you are today. We will also explore different coping strategies to find the ones that work the best for you and develop greater self-acceptance.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style is rooted in evidenced-based practices while also allowing for flexibility and creativity to meet your unique needs. I'm also a Registered Yoga Teacher and love incorporating mindfulness and meditation into my therapy sessions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting to Change/Life Transitions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Skills training
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
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Dr. Charlotte Pennington remote and phone therapy in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia
Picture of Ebony Harris, therapist in Illinois
Ebony Harris
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.


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Picture of Ebony Harris, therapist in Illinois
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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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Ebony Harris remote and phone therapy in Illinois
Picture of Tracey Pearson-Heaney, therapist in Illinois, Missouri
Tracey Pearson-Heaney
Together, we will:

WE will look at present day difficulties, find coping skills that work and learn how to include those skills into daily life. There are also times when looking for past trauma can help us heal from the past and move forward into the future.


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Picture of Tracey Pearson-Heaney, therapist in Illinois, Missouri
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Together, we will:

WE will look at present day difficulties, find coping skills that work and learn how to include those skills into daily life. There are also times when looking for past trauma can help us heal from the past and move forward into the future.

Something to know about my approach is:

I combine cognitive behavioral and person centered therapy's with a Psyodynamic perspective while relating present difficulties to subconscious memories. I also use a holistic approach to help a client heal from past and present emotional pain.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Tracey Pearson-Heaney remote and phone therapy in Illinois, Missouri
Picture of Jeffery  Siddall, therapist in Illinois
Jeffery Siddall
Together, we will:

I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.


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Picture of Jeffery  Siddall, therapist in Illinois
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Together, we will:

I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have valuable professional and life experiences working with all ages and challenges.. I have provided counseling to people with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, LGBTQIA affirming, and transitional life challenges.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • College and Education
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • LGBTQIA
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Wellness
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Jeffery  Siddall remote and phone therapy in Illinois