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.


Jeanne Malone

LCPC,CAADC
28 years experience
Since graduating in 1991 from the University of Illinois with a Masters of Arts degree in Children, Family, and Community Services, I have worked 28 years with individuals, children, and families in my field . For 14 years ,I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. In addition, I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Plus, I have been serving... Read More
Since graduating in 1991 from the University of Illinois with a Masters of Arts degree in Children, Family, and Community Services, I have worked 28 years with individuals, children, and families in my field . For 14... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:28 years

Sarah Hire

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of community mental health in Chicago for the past 8 years. I received my B.S.W from Northeastern Illinois University in 2008 and went on to complete my Masters in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 with a concentration in Community Health and Urban Development. Some of my areas of focus are dual diagnosis treatment, general anxiety... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of community mental health in Chicago for the past 8 years. I received my B.S.W from Northeastern Illinois University in 2008 and went on to complete... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins

PhD,LCMHC,CCMHC
14 years experience
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. . I... Read More
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Samantha Prague

M.A.,LCPC
6 years experience
About my worldview: Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be keeping people feeling stuck. Many people ask "why do I keep attracting bad people?" or " why do bad things always happens to me?". I work with my clients to identify... Read More
About my worldview: Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Alexandra Parker

3 years experience
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller Hi , my name is Alexandra Parker, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about providing therapeutic services to men and women of all races, backgrounds, and sexual orientations. I hold confidentiality in high regard and will always offer a safe place to share thoughts , feelings, values and emotions. I specializes in depression, stress management, trauma and anxiety.... Read More
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller Hi , my name is Alexandra Parker, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about providing therapeutic services to men and women of... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Russian
  • Experience:3 years

Marta Pocurull-Stein

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
I'm a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of Mental Health. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago, and a Master's Degree in Social Work with a minor in Military Mental Health from the University of Southern California. I have worked in various areas of social services, including crisis intervention, physical and emotional abuse, LGBT community, Latinx, foster care, Autism, ADHD, eating... Read More
I'm a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of Mental Health. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago, and a Master's Degree in Social Work with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Sarah Ostrum

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Welcome and thanks for considering me as your therapist. I would like to start out by sharing a little bit about myself. I completed my Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health and Medical social work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing therapy for about 4 years now in a clinic setting for individuals and couples. I have also facilitated grief, caregiver,... Read More
Welcome and thanks for considering me as your therapist. I would like to start out by sharing a little bit about myself. I completed my Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health and Medical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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.