Rockford, Illinois Therapists

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

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Todd Burd
LPC, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois, Ohio

When we experience difficult times in our lives, it is not uncommon for us to feel like our lives are unraveling. My passion is bringing a helping hand to individuals during this time who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, & relationship...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Betsy Gilpin
L.P.C, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Huntley, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I believe that a positive client/therapist relationship is the foundation of success in therapy. My role as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive environment, where clients feel comfortable to process the challenges they are facing. To do...
Melissa Carlson
LCPC, MS, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Algonquin, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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Crystal Lake, Illinois

Julie received her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University in 2016 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelors degree in education from Indiana University and has taught in both public...
Cesar Pajarillo
NCC, LPC, MS, DMin
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Dipa Patel
LPC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

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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Elgin, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I love helping people live their best life. I can help you figure out what your best life means to you. It is easy to get caught up in self-doubt. It is easy to spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to others and believe we are lacking. Everyone...
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Bartlett, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I believe that each of us is confronted with things that are devastating, painful, and overwhelming at different times in our lives. It is at these times we are called to find the courage that lies within us, to face whatever the difficulties are,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I have been involved in the helping field for almost 15 years, working in several different roles and with various populations. I began working with families with young children and then transitioned to working with teens, adult, couples, and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I provide counseling for adolescents and therapy for emerging adults and adults who are in their 20’s and early 30’s. I can help you reduce your anxiety and/or depression and find solutions to things in your life that cause you high stress while...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

If you are feeling unsettled, uncertain, or unhappy, and looking for change, I can help. It's hard to know how to help ourselves when we feel anxious, stuck, and/or lost. Often it's difficult to determine the cause of our painful feelings and what...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

The most rewarding aspect for me in my role as a therapist is watching someone learn that they are capable of helping themselves in a way they did not previously think possible. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and difficult life...
In-Person Sessions:

Schaumburg, Illinois

Jordan is a contracted Licensed Social Worker and graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Dominican University in River Forest. Jordan believes in working with his clients where they are at and building on the skills they already have to be...
Megan Zerfahs
LPC, NCC, MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling
In-Person Sessions:

Schaumburg, Illinois

I work alongside clients to define the needs or goals to their therapy. Together we explore what is hindering them from achieving their goals or having their needs met. Once we know what is stopping a client from reaching goals, we can start putting...
John Levitt
LCSW, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

Hello and welcome! Holistic and spritual counseling based in Illinois. Highly experienced psychotherapist (many years providing online therapy). Free 20-minute initial consultation via videoconference or phone. Insurance, EAP plans, and credit cards...
Erin Austin
LCPC, Certified Licensed School Counselor
In-Person Sessions:

Bloomingdale, Illinois

I have a passion for helping others feel less stuck and more motivated to face life's challenges. With 13 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals in a variety of settings including hospitals, community...

Overview of Mental Health in Rockford, Illinois

Located in Winnebago County, Rockford, IL is the third largest city in the state and the largest outside of the Chicago Metropolitan area. With a population of nearly 148,000, the residents have access to an outstanding park system, Illinois’ largest water park, museums, theater among many other attractions in the city. Largest employers in the area include Fiat’s Belvidere Assembly Plant, Rockford Public School District, Mercy Health and SwedishAmerican Health System.

However, Rockford faces a multitude of issues as it was recently ranked again as the 16th among the 50 worst cities to live in the United State by 24/7 Wall Street. This is due to Rockford’s unemployment rate that is the highest in the state at 7.7% compared to the 4.9% national jobless rate. The city has “more than four times” the violent crime rate of 1,658 incidents per 100,000 residents. Recently, CBS News ranked the city among the Most Dangerous Cities in America due to its crime rate. Due to a weak job market and high crimes, Rockford is faced with struggling home values as a typical home in the area is worth half of the state’s median home value. All of these factors create a toxic environment for the city.

For the Rockford area, residents continued to combat the stigmatism associated with mental health. Half of those in the area are expected to meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime within their life and one in five are projected to have a diagnosis of a mental health condition within the year. Suicide is the leading cause of death for children 10-14 years old, and 90% of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness. More than 80% of the youth in Rockford with a diagnosed mental health issue does not receive the necessary treatment required.

With increased crime and a struggling job market in your area, you may struggle with feelings that seem out of your control. Or you may have experienced a traumatic event that affects your daily life. You could also feel anxious, sad or even guilty consistently during the day. There might even be times that you feel that you are capable of becoming so much more but can’t seem to navigate that correct path towards success. If these thoughts sound familiar, we are here to help by offering the most premier counseling and therapy services in the area. Regardless of your age or race, one in two people will experience mental illness in their lifetime.  Many mental health issues can affect you, how you think and feel on a daily basis. Whether it is you or someone you know that is afflicted with suicidal thoughts or trying to end an addiction, understands that you are not alone.

Let us take care of you. The first step in finding inner peace is recognizing that you need help. We are here as our community of Rockford medical professionals can help you discover your strengths and utilize your inner skill set to solve your problems.  Take a moment to determine the symptoms that affect your well-being as it will help you narrow down which therapist can help you properly. You will need to review potential therapist’s profiles and blogs to ensure that their specialties can meet your needs. While conducting your research, consider the following questions:

  • Why am I seeking help?
  • What are my goals in therapy?
  • Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
  • Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
  • Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
  • How long do I plan to attend therapy?
  • Does my problem need extra specialization?

Engaging in effective treatments from one of our licensed therapists in our directory ,will help you on the path to living a successful and productive life. Decide how often you need to visit your therapist and make sure that they are available when you are available. These sessions will help you build a relationship and it is helpful that your therapist is near where you live or work to keep your regular appointments. Make time to set-up a phone interview with them. It is important that you feel connected with your therapist. Learn their style during the phone call and gauge if they seem engaged in your conversation.

Mental health is a complicated issue. There are a number of factors to consider when deciding your treatment. Our therapist can provide the treatments needed to help you cope with issues that occur in your life. It will take time to find the right therapist to address your problems so plan to ask plenty of questions and to get to know your practitioner. Make sure that your potential therapist represents and reflects stability, professionalism, and warmth you deserve. Be kind to yourself. It is time to invest in yourself for a better you and future.