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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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Debra Alper
Together, we will:

We will uncover old narratives that no longer fit and learn how to replace them with stories about who you are today. We will look at unconscious repetitions that interfere in your relational health. We will look at your relationship with yourself.


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Together, we will:

We will uncover old narratives that no longer fit and learn how to replace them with stories about who you are today. We will look at unconscious repetitions that interfere in your relational health. We will look at your relationship with yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am not your judge or jury. My job is not to tell you what my truth is, but to help you recognize your truth and learnimg the obstacles that are keeping you from living it.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Communication Issues
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Infidelity
  • Narcissism
  • Repetitive relational issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Debra Alper remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Ryan Finley
Together, we will:

I teach a range of coping skills to help deal with various issues that could occur in a person’s life.


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Together, we will:

I teach a range of coping skills to help deal with various issues that could occur in a person’s life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe that a solid therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to achieving success in therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Depression
  • family
  • Relationships
  • Stress
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Ryan Finley remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Stephanie Pruefer
Together, we will:

I feel that the relationships should be collaborative and built upon safety and trust between both individuals.


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Together, we will:

I feel that the relationships should be collaborative and built upon safety and trust between both individuals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view each of my therapeutic relationships as an opportunity to be a strength and an ally in another individual's journey.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Loss & Grief
  • Relationships
  • Stress
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Stephanie Pruefer remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Mara Fisher
Together, we will:

What I do is work with people where they are. As I hold many post-graduate degrees and have been trained in many different modalities I am able to afford my clients a large area of possibilities. Working with people mostly by phone and ZOOM.


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Together, we will:

What I do is work with people where they are. As I hold many post-graduate degrees and have been trained in many different modalities I am able to afford my clients a large area of possibilities. Working with people mostly by phone and ZOOM.

Something to know about my approach is:

You get 100% of my passion and commitment to your success. My purpose is to serve and assist you to create possibilities and the action steps to achieve your desires. As partners we co-invent your future.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Women's Issues
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Mara Fisher remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Texas
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Bill Singerman
Together, we will:

Explore and ease anxiety, trauma, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or relationship issues.


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Together, we will:

Explore and ease anxiety, trauma, depression, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, stress, confusion regarding self-identity, and/or relationship issues.

Something to know about my approach is:

The foundation of my work is psychodynamic. This means that the factors and experiences that have led to where you find yourself at this time are explored. Additionally, my approach is integrative; other kinds of work are used to fit the individual.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Bill Singerman remote and phone therapy in Illinois