Decatur, Illinois Therapists

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Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois

My life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently I've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our...
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Arizona, Illinois

Dr. Helmholdt is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. She has extensive training and experience in numerous modes of therapy. Her specialties include the treatment of: depression, anxiety, post-trauma...
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Lombard, Illinois

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Illinois

Open for new clients aged 12-25! I'm all about helping youth and young adults who've been through tough times or faced stressful situations. I'm here to be their voice and provide exceptional care. I truly believe that getting help early on is the...
John Levitt
LCSW, Ph.D.
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Illinois

Dr. Levitt has more than 40 years’ experience in working with clients who suffer from self-harm, eating disorders and symptoms related to histories of trauma and abuse; he has also been instrumental in developing practice-based models of treatment...
Melissa Finley
LCPC, MA
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Illinois

Melissa Finley is a licensed clinical professional counselor practicing in Villa Park, who offers therapy and parent training services. ​​​She is an interactive therapist, versed in treatments that have recorded evidence of being effective...
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Illinois, Ohio

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained to treat every person as a whole, acknowledging that you are impacted by the important relationships in your life. I focus on helping you create strong and meaningful connections with those...
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Illinois

I offer a relaxing, nonjudgmental environment where we can begin to develop rapport and build the therapeutic relationship. I am aware that clients have a choice of clinician and without rapport, clients may have a difficult time finding the comfort...
Carroll Cradock
Ph.D Psychology
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

Whether you’re an adult, adolescent, or child, everyone has the same goal: to navigate through life’s obstacles to a better life. You can feel sure that Dr. Carroll Cradock’s counseling services are not only individualized and cutting edge,...
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Freeport, Illinois

My professional experience over the past twenty years has concentrated on children, teenagers and families. I have worked in both agency and school settings. As a result, I am familiar with how families and individuals often require collaboration...
Cesar Pajarillo
NCC, LPC, MS, DMin
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Crystal Lake, Illinois

Cesar has years of experience working with the military, veterans, and civilian populations, having served in the US Army as a clinical combat chaplain and assigned to reserve and active duty positions at the Battalion, Brigade, and Division levels...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois, New York

It is an honor to work with every one of my clients. I don't have a specific "type" of person, and enjoy working with most anyone bothered by an issue or problem they would like resolved but have not been able to resolve on their own. It might be an...
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Illinois

I believe therapists should listen, not just "nod". I believe therapists should be just as authentic as they ask of their clients. I am known for dressing in what I am comfortable in (not what a therapist "should" be wearing), finding creative and...
Todd Burd
LPC, MA
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Illinois

Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness. More recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our...
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Illinois

I’ll help you use your strengths to meet your goals. I truly enjoy learning about and working with all of my clients. We work together to build a strong therapeutic partnership that is holistic, strength-based, person-centered and considers...
Dipa Patel
LPC, MA
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Crystal Lake, Illinois

Many children, adolescents, and adults face stressors leading to psychosis, depression, anxiety, anger, conflicts with others, occupational problems, academic challenges, behavioral changes, emotional regulation. I work with individuals using...
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Joliet, Illinois

Dr. Pagan-Romney has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She obtained a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, and prior, a Master’s degree in Counseling...
Melissa Carlson
LCPC, MS, MA
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Algonquin, Illinois

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Illinois

My approach to counseling is a balance of a straightforward communication with the belief that clients are the experts of themselves. My goal is to help clients to discover their own inner wisdom and support a plan to move out of their stuckness. I...
Ashley Nolan
LMFT, MA
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Illinois

My name is Ashley Nolan and I have an online therapy practice, Present Space for Illinois residents. I am wired to speak truth in a loving and safe way. I invite you to join me in Present Space and experience new ways of relating to your thoughts...
Rod Hoevet
Psy.D.
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St. Louis, Missouri

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Missouri, Illinois

In my clinical practice, I provide a range of services: Counseling/therapy Diagnostic assessments Clinical consultations Psychological testing Professional supervision My counseling approach avoids superficial, symptom-management based approaches,...
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Illinois

I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist who focuses on a person-centered therapy approach, teaching clients to develop tools to work through challenges by identifying strengths and developing...
Kreszentia Snyder
LCPC, Ph.D.
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

We all want the everyday person we can relate and connect too. Therapy in about being crazy but having a space that belongs to you and is never threatened. I bring that space to you. I fully align with LGBTQIA+, my black and brown people, and those...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I was drawn to social work and therapeutic practice through both a commitment to social justice and a genuine curiosity for the stories and narratives of others. I grew up listening to my grandparents recount their early lives, often spending hours...
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Chicago, Illinois

I’ve been working in this field since 2005. As both a therapist and a therapy client myself, I know how important it is to work with a counselor who is down to earth and easy to talk to. Your sense of trust in me is essential in order for you to...
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Indiana, Illinois

Wendy is one of the pre-eminent online therapists in the nation. She was one of the first counselors to introduce online therapy services in the US and has expanded her practice through the addition of other online-based therapists to reach more...

An Overview of Mental Health in Decatur, Illinois

The city of Decatur, Illinois is located on the edge of Lake Decatur and notably was the home of Abraham Lincoln in his early 20s. The city is located in Macon County, and its main industries include agriculture and education. Milliken University provides educational opportunities to its residents and others who travel to attend this university. 72,174 people reside in Decatur as the city continues to grow and develop new innovative ways to practice sustainable, green farming.

Despite this new growth, many of the residents of the city of Decatur struggle with mental health issues that are not always addressed as they should be. Although over 44 million adults living in America struggle with mental illness, only half of them receive treatment for their conditions. Many barriers keep people from getting the help they need, and severe consequences can result from residents not connecting with a mental health provider in their area. Residents of Decatur experience unique issues when it comes to mental health:

  • Poverty: Decatur’s poverty rate is almost double the national average at 22 percent. Living in poverty can negatively impact the mental health of both children and adults due to several factors including the stress it causes.
  • Minorities: Many residents in Decatur identify as a minority race including 19.9 percent of the population being African Americans. Poverty levels are especially high among minorities in the city with 66.83 percent of Natives, 41.30 percent of African Americans, and 34.97 percent of Hispanics living below the poverty line.
  • Low Educational Attainment: Despite being a college town, very few of Decatur’s residents pursue an education after high school which can greatly limit their choices in a career and often result in an increased chance of poverty. Only 21.7 percent of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The rates are even lower for the African American community with only 10.24 percent having attained a bachelor’s degree.
  • Suicide: Between 2006 and 2015, Macon County had a suicide rate of 11.5 with a total of 127 deaths by suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers and young adults, including college students.
  • Substance Abuse: Substance abuse continues to be a problem in Macon County and is attributed to a higher number of overdose deaths. The drug overdose mortality rate in the county increased by 3 percent since 2017 with a total of 48 deaths.
  • Divorce: The overall divorce rate for Decatur, Illinois is 15 percent, which is higher than the national divorce rate of 9 percent. There is evidence that suggests those who struggle with a mental illness are more likely to go through a divorce in their lifetime. Additionally, divorce can lead to mental health conditions like depression or anxiety.

The Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Decatur

Even though 12.5 percent of people living under the age of 65 in Decatur are living with a disability, 8.2 percent of residents do not have insurance. This can have a serious impact on whether or not a person seeks help for their mental illness due to difficulties paying for treatment. Additionally, individuals may have a hard time finding a provider due to a low number of available therapists and mental health providers. In the state of Illinois, there are approximately 530 residents for every mental health provider, and 262,507 people adults stated they could not receive treatment due to the cost.

Several consequences can result as an effect of not receiving treatment including:

  • Homelessness
  • Suicide
  • Substance abuse disorders and addiction
  • Incarceration
  • Unemployment
  • Dropping out of high school or college

Unfortunately, since so many mentally ill people can’t access care or choose not to seek help, many people suffer these consequences. People must be made aware of resources available in their area and be educated on the benefits of receiving treatment. Additionally, making treatment for mental health care more accessible for people with low incomes and increasing the number of providers and organizations in the city will help Decatur’s residents know where to find help when they need it.