Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bloomington, Illinois

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

Dana Hall

LCPC, MA, CTT, Trauma, DBTtherapist
15 years experience
Hi, I am so glad you are here. This is a 'judgement-free zone' to express and process. It is important for me to create a space where my clients feel safe and comfortable. I truly feel the therapeutic relationship is one of the most powerful and unique opportunities we have to bring about lasting change; I respect the integrity of each client's process. I want for you to feel like you can be transparent... Read More
Hi, I am so glad you are here. This is a 'judgement-free zone' to express and process. It is important for me to create a space where my clients feel safe and comfortable. I truly feel the therapeutic relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Marsha Perfetti-McIntosh

LCPC, MA, MS
6 years experience
Your personal growth and your well-being are important! I am so glad that you are willing to take the first step by seeking out a licensed therapist to help you on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a MS in Health and an MA in Counseling. In addition, I am a Certified Health Coach with more than twenty years teaching experience in the areas of women’s health and human sexuality. For nearly... Read More
Your personal growth and your well-being are important! I am so glad that you are willing to take the first step by seeking out a licensed therapist to help you on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Diane Bailey Yoder

MS, LCPC, NCC
7 years experience
I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings of depression and/or feeling anxious. I have experience working with parenting concerns whether as a couple, co-parenting situations, or as single parents. I spent several years helping veterans with PTSD in both individual and group... Read More
I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Hannah Noel

LCSW
7 years experience
Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship is essential for the client’s success. Some specialties I work with are: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal relationships, abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is friendly, open, and collaborative. I recognize that it... Read More
Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, relationship issues, career problems, and coping with chronic medical illness. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, positive psychology, and interpersonal therapies. I am also a Triple P Parenting certified instructor. Triple P is... Read More
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Joan French

MA, LCPC
0 years experience
I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must also feel heard, connected, and hopeful! Finding and connecting with a positive & affirming counselor is a valuable and courageous choice to move forward! It is important for me to create a space where my clients... Read More
I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years

Kristen Kasperek

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hi, my name is Kristen Kasperek and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in individual and group settings. I worked as a Psycho Social Rehabilitation Therapist for quite some time where I became certified in OCD as well as PTSD. I have vast experience working with those who suffer from chronic... Read More
Hi, my name is Kristen Kasperek and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in individual and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Patricia Stern

LCSW, MBA
30 years experience
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to cope with stress. They may have health or medical concerns; or just be looking to improve their life skills and to make decisions and plans that are helpful for them. I see myself as... Read More
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Terra Ogle

LCSW
15 years experience
I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and trauma history. My style is warm and supportive. I see myself as your tour guide as we navigate through the issues you want to work on. Being a social worker, I believe that... Read More
I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Lori Melhart

LCSW
18 years experience
Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have tools to help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have over 18 years experience in helping people feel better about themselves and the roles they have. I specialize in local... Read More
Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Erin Austin

LCPC, Certified Licensed School Counselor
13 years experience
I have a passion for helping others feel less stuck and more motivated to face life's challenges. With 13 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals in a variety of settings including hospitals, community centers and schools, I strive to help clients focus on the big picture with a holistic, problem solving approach. Read More
I have a passion for helping others feel less stuck and more motivated to face life's challenges. With 13 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals in a variety of settings including hospitals, community centers and schools, I strive to help clients focus on the big picture with a holistic, problem solving approach. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Janet Reckard

LCSW, ACSW
30+ years experience
I specialize in minimizing the interference and distress caused by chronic pain or anxiety disorders (especially OCD, GAD, panic) across the age span. My hours flexible on an individual basis. I offer Christian-based counseling but can remain secular if desired. I individualize treatment by exploring an individual's strengths, support system, and goals through a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach, including EXRP, and also offer hypnotherapy (hypnosis) as appropriate. Hou Read More
I specialize in minimizing the interference and distress caused by chronic pain or anxiety disorders (especially OCD, GAD, panic) across the age span. My hours flexible on an individual basis. I offer Christian-based counseling but can remain secular if desired. I individualize treatment by exploring an individual's strengths, support system, and goals through a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach, including EXRP, and also offer hypnotherapy (hypnosis) as appropriate. Hou Read More
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  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Experience: 30+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Bloomington, Illinois

Bloomington, Illinois, not to be confused with the other 15 cities in the United States with the name Bloomington, is a large metropolitan city located in the center of Illinois. It is a part of McLean County along with its twin city Normal, Illinois and is easily accessible since it converges with several large highways and interstates. Agriculture is a thriving industry within the city, and Bloomington is home to State Farm’s Corporate Headquarters which employs approximately 15,000 people. Residents of Bloomington are also able to enjoy tours of the David Davis Mansion, the former home of Supreme Court Justice David Davis who was a close friend and mentor to Abraham Lincoln.

Bloomington’s 77,934 citizens certainly have much to benefit from with plenty of recreational activities to enjoy, a variety of employment opportunities, and a growing downtown area. Yet, they also face many challenges. For instance, the city’s poverty rate is higher than the national average with 13.3 percent of the population living below the poverty line. African Americans are much more likely to live in poverty than their white counterparts with a poverty rate of 36.07 percent. Since poverty and mental health issues are closely linked to one another, these statistics indicate that there are individuals living in Bloomington with mental illnesses that are in need of treatment.

Mental Health Concerns in Bloomington

According to Mental Health in America, 15.73 percent of adults living in Illinois are struggling with some sort of mental illness. Compared to the rest of the nation, Illinois ranks third and has some of the lowest rates of mental health prevalence in the country. Overall, this is good news for the residents of Illinois, including those living in Bloomington. However, there are specific mental health issues that still a major concern.

Substance Abuse

A major mental health issue in Bloomington and the rest of McLean County is the prevalence of substance abuse disorders amongst both adults and youths. 7.8 percent of adults and 5.21 percent of youths living in Illinois struggled with a substance abuse disorder in the last year. McLean County specifically is experiencing growing rates of drug overdose deaths with a 150 percent increase from 2016 to 2017. This is mostly due to the introduction of fentanyl mixed with heroin in the county. The Bloomington-Normal area has also experienced at least one death due to an even more fatal mixture containing Carfentanyl.

Incarceration

Mclean County has experienced rising rates of mental illness amongst incarcerated individuals since 2002. Statistics gathered by the Illinois State University’s Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development found that 25.6 percent of inmates within the county had an apparent mental health concern of some sort in 2017. From 2002 to 2017, there were an estimated 7000 mental individuals who were booked into the jail at least one time. On average, each of these 7000 people were jailed four times.

Homelessness

In 2017, numbers indicated that approximately 250 homeless people were living in the Bloomington-Normal area. Mental illness and substance abuse issues are prevalent and ongoing amongst the homeless, which can make it increasingly difficult for people to change their situation and find the help they need. A significant issue for the homeless in Bloomington specifically is a lack of shelters in the city. There are only two emergency shelters serving the Bloomington-Normal area, and they are almost always full. This results in many people resorting to sleeping unsheltered on the streets, even when temperatures reach well below average in the winter months.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Bloomington

Although there are many people in Illinois suffering from mental illnesses, less than half of these individuals receive treatment. There are several reasons those with mental health concerns don’t get the care they need, including not being able to access care. In Illinois, there are 530 mentally ill individuals in need of treatment per mental provider in the state. Also, 5.4 percent of adults under the age of 65 living in Bloomington don’t have health insurance, which can prevent them from seeking out help.

Find a Therapist in Bloomington, Illinois

Connecting with a mental health provider in Bloomington is essential for starting the recovery process. E-Counseling’s therapist directory is a great resource for locating a provider in your area. Make your mental health a priority and find the help you need today.