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.

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

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.