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.


Berit Gemar

LCSW
3 years experience
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things at once. No matter what brought you to this page, I'm so glad it did. Finding the right counselor can sometimes be the thing that stops someone from seeking help to begin with, and I... Read More
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Amelia Lambert

MSW,LCSW
16 years experience
• B.A. in Human Services from National-Louis University • MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe Throughout our lives we are challenged by obstacles that can be difficult to manage on our own. Reaching out for help in those times can be incredibly difficult. Working with a therapist during those struggles in life can help find the insight... Read More
• B.A. in Human Services from National-Louis University • MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe Throughout our lives we are challenged by... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 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

Kristin Bailey

MSW,LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health, nursing homes, hospitals, and private practice. My focus is to help you believe in yourself, overcome obstacles, and work on being the best version of you. Together, we can work to make this happen. I believe in a holistic approach, in looking at the whole person. I specialize in... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health, nursing homes, hospitals, and private practice. My focus is to help you believe... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

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

Traci Wilt

MSW,LCSW
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of social work experience. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. My life's work has been focused on assisting young people to find their voice, advocate for themselves, work on coping skills when they are struggling with anxiety, depression or difficult life situations as well as assist with ADHD and focusing. I am client centered and use an eclectic... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of social work experience. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. My life's work has been focused on assisting young people to find their... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Rebecca Paruszkiewicz

LCPC
5 years experience
Hello! Thanks for checking out my profile! I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 5 years, working in a community mental health agency in Chicago. I'm originally from Wisconsin, but have an adventurous spirit that keeps taking me elsewhere!! I'm happy to have the chance to provide therapy to those that may not have the time or energy to go sit in someone's office for an hour a week! Working in community mental health, I've helped... Read More
Hello! Thanks for checking out my profile! I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 5 years, working in a community mental health agency in Chicago. I'm originally from Wisconsin, but have an adventurous spirit that keeps taking me elsewhere!! I'm... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Christine Savas

NCC,LCPC,CMHIMP
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and earned my M.Ed. in Counseling from DePaul University. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Psychology and Human Relations. I have experience working in non-profits with at-risk young adults in the city of Chicago as well as experience in private practice working with a myriad of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, adjustment, ADHD, among several others. However, I am... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and earned my M.Ed. in Counseling from DePaul University. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Psychology and Human Relations. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Amy Cabbage

MSW,LCSW
19 years experience
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with nearly 20 years of experience working as a individual and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, mood disorders, parenting problems, and ADHD just to name a few. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I... Read More
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with nearly 20 years of experience working as a individual and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:19 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

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.