Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Aurora, Illinois

Find a therapist in Aurora, Illinois that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Aurora to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Dr. James English

Psy.D.,Licensed,Clinical,Psychologist
30 years experience
Hello my name is Jim. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the counseling field for the past thirty years. I have been privileged to provide counseling and therapy services to individual, couples and families and use an approach that empathizes collaboration and measurable results. My counseling style creates a warm and accepting environment in which people learn to identify and express their feelings so that we... Read More
Hello my name is Jim. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the counseling field for the past thirty years. I have been privileged to provide counseling and therapy services to individual, couples... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Rebecca Higgenbotham

MS,LCPC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with many different clients. I have worked with clients struggling with many different issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress-related issues, PTSD, trauma (including physical and emotional abuse), narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, addiction, and relationship issues. During my 7 years of experience I have provided individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, trauma-informed care, and addiction counseling. My counseling style... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with many different clients. I have worked with clients struggling with many different issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress-related issues, PTSD, trauma (including physical and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Aldo Hernandez

MSW,LCSW
25 years experience
I am Aldo P. Hernandez LCSW, a bilingual Spanish speaking, therapist with over 24 years of social work experience. I understand the range of emotions clients deal with when it comes to individual issues, parenting, and relationship issues. I can be direct at times to be effective and efficient. I am interested in understanding your perspective, so you can feel heard and understood. I look forward to working with you to address the issues... Read More
I am Aldo P. Hernandez LCSW, a bilingual Spanish speaking, therapist with over 24 years of social work experience. I understand the range of emotions clients deal with when it comes to individual issues, parenting, and relationship issues. I can... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:25 years

Jennifer Morris

LCSW
10 years experience
Hi! I have been a social worker for 10 years now and I feel privileged everyday that people allow me into their lives on such a personal level. If you are reading this, you have made a HUGE step in deciding to focus on yourself and give yourself some time and attention which is brave and scary. Social workers, therapist, counselors all receive training to do what we do and many are extremely skillful... Read More
Hi! I have been a social worker for 10 years now and I feel privileged everyday that people allow me into their lives on such a personal level. If you are reading this, you have made a HUGE step... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Angela Colville

LCSW,LMSW
6 years experience
Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan. I have helped and supported people to cope with and effectively manage anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, aging and grief - improving and maintaining quality of life throughout the life spectrum. My professional experience has been in assisting individuals and families dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses – issues directly related to these situations – and separate... Read More
Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan. I have helped and supported people to cope with and effectively manage anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, aging and grief - improving... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Lovea Smith

M.A.,LCPC
15 years experience
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 15 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties, parenting issues and domestic violence. I have worked in clinical settings such as community centers, hospitals, clinics, shelters and correctional facilities. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive which allows me to meet... Read More
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 15 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins

PhD,LCMHC,CCMHC
14 years experience
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. . I... Read More
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Jennifer Such

LCSW,CADC
3 years experience
Hello, if you have found yourself on BetterHelp’s website, you’re most likely experiencing a struggle in your life that you need assistance with. My name is Jenny Such and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of IL. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. I have worked in many different types of settings with both adolescents and adults that have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, BiPolar, trauma, addictions... Read More
Hello, if you have found yourself on BetterHelp’s website, you’re most likely experiencing a struggle in your life that you need assistance with. My name is Jenny Such and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Johanna Jameson

MA,LCPC
6 years experience
Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched with me it means I have looked at your presenting issues and feel comfortable taking on your concerns. If I did not feel comfortable taking you on as a client I would not do this.... Read More
Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Sarah Anker

LCSW
7 years experience
Taking the first step in caring for ourselves can sometimes be the most challenging. Good for you for starting this process! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in working with individuals looking to making changes in their lives through therapy. I have working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, and family conflict. I take a client focused, client centered, client driven approach. I use Mindfulness and talk therapy techniques. You are... Read More
Taking the first step in caring for ourselves can sometimes be the most challenging. Good for you for starting this process! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in working with individuals looking to making changes in their... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Aurora, Illinois

Aurora, Illinois is located at the outer edge of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is the second-most populous city in the state and the 114th largest in the United States with an estimated 199,963 residents. The city is located mostly within Kane County and DuPage County. Originally known as a mid-sized manufacturing epicenter, during the late 1980’s many of these manufacturers began to close and Aurora suffered from an unemployment rate that reached as high as 16%. The city has since expanded and redeveloped to include other industries that have helped turn the economy around and create new jobs. The type of adjustment the city has had to undergo as a result of this redevelopment can take a toll on residents who are unprepared for changes. The stresses related to economic uncertainty can often have an impact on the financial well-being and mental health of individuals and households.

Diagnosed Depression

Within Kane County, 11.8 percent of adults have been diagnosed with either a minor or major depressive disorder. Without social and emotional support to help someone through their depression, symptoms can worsen and lead to other behaviors such as self-medication and substance abuse.

The state of Illinois as a whole also faces challenges in dealing with the mental health of its residents. In one study it was found that 23.6 percent of adults indicated their mental health was not good for between 1-7 days out of a period of 30 days. These mental health concerns included stress, depression, and other problems with emotions.

If you feel that you are suffering from excessive stress, anxiety, depression, or other emotional problems you might have an easier time combating these issues with the help of a professional. Should you decide to seek help, we want to connect you with an Aurora mental help professional or therapist you can work with to improve your quality of life.

Recognizing that you need additional support is not always easy, but it is the first step in tackling your problem head-on. When you are ready to find a therapist in the Aurora area, we can provide some guidance on who to go about this process. Before starting your search, we suggest taking a self-reflective inventory of what your specific needs are.

Questions to Help Guide Your Search

Starting with what your needs and preferences are is a good way to focus your search for the types of treatment that might be best suited to you. The work that goes on in therapy and counseling sessions is not one-size-fits-all. It can be a highly personal process and requires that you have good communication with the person you have chosen as your care provider. For this reason, being as clear as you can about your needs is a good idea and can help focus your search for the right fit. Some questions you might want to think about are:

  • What specific issues or problems do you want to address in therapy?
  • What would be the ideal outcome of seeing a mental health professional?
  • How regularly can you make time to meet with the therapist?
  • Would you feel more comfortable speaking with a female or a male about your personal issues?
  • Are you suffering from problems that would best be addressed by a specialist (such as eating disorders, or substance abuse?)

There are many more questions you could ask yourself, but these are a good place to start. Remember, this process is about communication and finding a therapist with whom you have a good rapport is crucial to effective treatment.

Health Insurance Considerations

Not everyone can afford to pay for mental health services themselves, so if you have health insurance it is a good idea to contact them and find out what your policy covers. You may find that they charge lower out-of-pocket costs if you work with one of the mental health professionals within their chosen network. Be sure to find out from your insurer whether they cover the services you need- it may save you a lot of money and relieve some of the financial burdens.

How e-counseling.com Can Help You Connect with an Aurora Mental Health Professional

On our site, you can connect with various Aurora therapists and mental health professionals to find out which ones might offer the services you need. We make it easy to compare services because you can find detailed bios and profiles through our search and narrow down your choices to a shortlist. Once you have selected those who might fit the criteria of what you are looking for, you can then reach out to each of them and find out the answers to the remaining questions you may have. The ideal scenario is that you find a professional that understands you and understands your challenges. If you can do this you will be equipped with a great resource to go to whenever you may need some assistance in dealing with life’s problems.

Connecting with the right mental health professional could be the step you need toward achieving a better quality of life.