Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Peoria, Illinois

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


Danielle Hamilton

MA, LCPC
5 years experience
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I really enjoy being a therapist and working with clients. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is one of the most important parts to make progress. I have been a therapist for over 7 years and love what I do. I have a lot of experience with trauma with emotional, physical, and sexual... Read More
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I really enjoy being a therapist and working with clients. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is one... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Meredith Hayes

Psy.D, L.C.P.C.
13 years experience
I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different things. My clients have presented with issues such as: Depression; Anxiety/OCD; Addiction; Trauma and Abuse; Eating Disorders; Self-Injury: Bi-Polar; Couples Issues; Life transitions and many more more. I would describe myself as an interactive therapist,... Read More
I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

Monae Weathington

MA, LCPC, LMHC
8 years experience
Hello, thanks for taking a moment to get to know me better! My name is Monaé and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Illinois and New York with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have worked in several settings including private practice, hospitals, schools, online support, and community mental health organizations. Throughout my practice, I have worked with diverse populations such as at risk youth, adults, disadvantaged families, and LGBTQ. I specialize... Read More
Hello, thanks for taking a moment to get to know me better! My name is Monaé and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Illinois and New York with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have worked in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. John Cooley

Ph.D, LCPC
25 years experience
My name is Dr. John Cooley. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Psychological Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University and Ph.D in Psychology from California Southern University. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have 25 years of counseling experience working with Adults and Families who present with a variety of mental health and substance abuse problems. I... Read More
My name is Dr. John Cooley. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Psychological Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University and Ph.D in Psychology from California Southern University. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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

Monique Smith

LCSW
3 years experience
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for seeking help as you progress through this time in your life. A little about me, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana and Illinois. I have 3 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with many different people with many different concerns. I have aided in progress with individuals that are depressed, anxious... Read More
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for seeking help as you progress through this time in your life. A little about me, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

Lovea Smith

M.A., LCPC
12 years experience
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 12 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties, parenting issues and domestic violence. I have worked in clinical settings such as community centers, hospitals, clinics, shelters and correctional facilities. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive which allows me to meet... Read More
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 12 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Finding Mental and Behavioral Health Care in Peoria, Illinois

Peoria is located in central Illinois and is the largest city on the Illinois River. According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2017, it has a population of 112,883 residents, which makes it the seventh most populous city in the state. Peoria’s population actually decreased slightly as compared to the 2010 census counts. The city is also the county seat for the namesake county of Peoria.

The median household income in Peoria is estimated at $46,547 by the U.S. Census Bureau. In comparison, the median income in the state of Illinois is much higher at $59,196. Furthermore, 21.7% of the city’s population lives below the poverty line, a percentage higher than the state and national averages of just over 12%. On the positive side, the percentage of Peoria residents under 65 years of age with no health insurance is only 9.4%, which is in close proximity to the national average of 10.2%.

Looking at these socioeconomic statistics is important when discussing mental health and access to health care in general. Individuals with low income and no medical insurance coverage in the United States are usually less likely to seek health care due to its high cost. This is especially true for preventative services and mental health care as they are often looked upon as non-essential. Poor mental health however can be very detrimental to one’s quality of life and wellbeing. Feelings of depression, stress and other emotional problems can hinder everyday activities such as work, school, hobbies, and even social interactions. As a matter of fact, in the Community Health Needs Assessment 2016 published by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, respondents identified some of the top socioeconomic and environmental factors affecting their wellbeing as employment options, poverty and access to health care.

The State of Mental Health in Peoria, Illinois

The Community Health Needs Assessment also named healthy behaviors and mental health as the top two health priorities in this community. According to the Assessment, 20.7% of Peoria County residents reported having 1 to 7 days of poor mental health in the past month, and 17.8% reported experiencing more than 8 unhealthy mental days. The term “poor mental health” references conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety rather than serious mental disorders as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Peoria County also had a higher suicide rate than the state of Illinois with approximately 12.2 incidents per 100,000 people compared to 10.05 deaths per 100,000 statewide.

The Assessment also raised concerns regarding the level of substance abuse among high school students. In Peoria County 25% of 8th graders reported drinking alcohol, 5% reported cigarette use and 15% reported smoking marijuana. These percentages rise drastically among 12th graders with 53% consuming alcohol, 16% smoking cigarettes and 38% using marijuana. As a matter of fact, drug abuse and alcohol consumption were identified by the Assessment respondents as two of the most troubling unhealthy behaviors in this community.

Available Mental Health Resources in Peoria, Illinois

Unlike many underserved communities, Peoria residents have quite a few options when it comes to mental and behavioral health care. Some of the local organizations and facilities providing such services include UnityPoint Health – Methodist/Proctor, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Human Service Center, Hult Center for Healthy Living, FamilyCore, and NAMI Tri-County Illinois.

In addition to these resources, you can reach out for mental and behavioral health help to any of the therapists and counselors listed in our professional directory. We strive to feature only the top service providers in the area in order to better assist you in your search for mental health care for yourself or a loved one.