Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Champaign, Illinois

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


Dr. Sue Denk

Psy.D., LCPC
25 years experience
Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me, the ideal client is motivated towards change and who will work just as hard between sessions as during them, who will explore the past and its effect on now and the future, and who will... Read More
Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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

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

Sarah Reynertson

MA, LCPC
7 years experience
My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained my bachelors degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 2008 and obtained my graduate degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012 and began my counseling journey as an... Read More
My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Kathleen Monroe

LCSW, CADC
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as an Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor. I have been working in a counseling field since 2014. Clients that I have worked with struggled in areas of mental health and substance abuse ranging in diagnosis’s... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Merissa Pryor

MSW, LCSW
7 years experience
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling as well as advocacy, mental health and substance abuse treatment experience. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders or relationship issues. My main therapeutic approach includes Cognitive... Read More
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Lori Streator

LCPC
11 years experience
I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my clients start. I have been a licensed therapist for over 10 years, and I have realized over time that our mental health is just as important as our physical health! I have a background in child... Read More
I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Shannon Franco

BSW, MA, LCPC
4 years experience
I am a counselor licensed in Illinois and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, and anger issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced domestic violence, both victim and perpetrator. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and... Read More
I am a counselor licensed in Illinois and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, and anger issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced domestic... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Colleen Martinez

LCSW
11 years experience
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also worked in private practice for many years. I have worked with children and... Read More
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Kimberleigh Hagar

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a clinical social worker licensed in North Carolina and Illinois and have been working with individuals and families in therapy for over 6 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a focus in mental health. I believe that therapy is such a beneficial service that gives individuals the opportunity to feel a genuine, authentic connection with another human.... Read More
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a clinical social worker licensed in North Carolina and Illinois and have been working with individuals and families in therapy for over 6 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Champaign, Illinois

Champaign, Illinois is a city located in the larger Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area. It is the tenth most populated city in the state. Champaign is centrally located between Chicago, Indianapolis, Indiana, and St. Louis, Missouri. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 87,432 people called Champaign home in 2017.

This city is notable for being the home of several acclaimed colleges, including the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Parkland College. It is also known for being the hub of the Silicon Prairie, due to a large number of technology companies taking root in the city. Champaign is home to various offices for technology and Fortune 500 companies, including Sony, Abbott, Caterpillar, State Farm, and IBM.

Meanwhile, Champaign experiences some challenges when it comes to mental health care. Due to various behavioral and socioeconomic factors, there is widespread mental illness in the area. It is helpful to understand the potential causes of mental illness in Champaign and the resources available to residents.

An Overview of Mental Health in Champaign, Illinois

Behavioral health concerns are prevalent across Champaign County. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that the suicide rate was 12.9 per 100,000 in 2016. This is higher than the statewide rate of 10.8. Additionally, mental health is the top health concern for respondents, with substance abuse coming in second.

Contributing Factors and Barriers

According to the Community Health Improvement Plan, here are the top reasons for mental illness in Champaign County and the obstacles to obtaining treatment:

  • Stigmatization
  • Insufficient education
  • Inadequate social support
  • Substance abuse
  • Lack of health insurance
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor access to screening and counseling programs
  • Lack of funding

All of these risk factors and hindrances contribute to Champaign’s mental health problems. Let’s look at a few of them in-depth.

Health Insurance in Champaign, Illinois

The U.S. Census Bureau states that 6.9 percent of adults in Champaign under 65 years old do not have health insurance. This is in comparison to 6 percent of uninsured adults nationwide. Without health coverage, it is difficult for individuals to receive the treatment they need.

Substance Abuse in Champaign, Illinois

Here are some eye-opening facts about alcohol and drug use in Champaign County:

  • Twenty-one percent of survey respondents report drinking more than 4 alcoholic beverages daily consistently for at least one day per week.
  • Nearly 18 percent of survey respondents report smoking cigarettes, using e-cigarettes, or chewing tobacco.
  • There were 108 drug-related deaths between 2011 and 2015.
  • Opiates, such as heroin, hydrocodone, methadone, and fentanyl accounted for nearly 47 percent of drug-related deaths.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, chronic use of drugs often coincides with mental health issues.

Poverty Rate in Champaign, Illinois

Champaign has a dismal poverty rate. Nearly 27 percent of persons in Champaign live in poverty, compared to 19.2 percent nationwide. Champaign County actually has the third-highest rate of poverty in the state. Without enough income, many people cannot access mental health services.

Divorce Rate in Champaign, Illinois

Failing marriages are a significant factor in mental health concerns. Divorce causes heartbreak, betrayal, conflict, and uncertainty. This can play a role in a variety of mental illnesses. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there were 532 divorces in Champaign County in 2013. Illinois ranks 18th out of 50 states in terms of divorces.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Champaign, Illinois

Locating and affording a mental health professional is difficult for many people nationwide, including Champaign residents. A majority of American adults do not get the mental health services they need. Over half of survey respondents in Champaign County said there was inadequate or very inadequate mental health treatment available.

Mental Health Resources in Champaign, Illinois

Thankfully, there are some uplifting facts regarding mental health treatment in Champaign. The mental health care provider rate in Champaign County is 214:8, compared to 180:2 in Illinois and 202:8 nationwide. Additionally, there is a robust plan for improving mental health resources by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

No one should struggle with mental illness without assistance. That’s why E-Counseling has a directory of therapists in Champaign, Illinois. This resource is designed to connect Champaign residents with qualified mental health providers in a quick and easy manner.