Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Rockford, Illinois

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.


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

Rebecca Higgenbotham

MS,LCPC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with many different clients. I have worked with clients struggling with many different issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress-related issues, PTSD, trauma (including physical and emotional abuse), narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, addiction, and relationship issues. During my 7 years of experience I have provided individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, trauma-informed care, and addiction counseling. My counseling style... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with many different clients. I have worked with clients struggling with many different issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress-related issues, PTSD, trauma (including physical and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Aldo Hernandez

MSW,LCSW
25 years experience
I am Aldo P. Hernandez LCSW, a bilingual Spanish speaking, therapist with over 24 years of social work experience. I understand the range of emotions clients deal with when it comes to individual issues, parenting, and relationship issues. I can be direct at times to be effective and efficient. I am interested in understanding your perspective, so you can feel heard and understood. I look forward to working with you to address the issues... Read More
I am Aldo P. Hernandez LCSW, a bilingual Spanish speaking, therapist with over 24 years of social work experience. I understand the range of emotions clients deal with when it comes to individual issues, parenting, and relationship issues. I can... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:25 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

Angela Colville

LCSW,LMSW
6 years experience
Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan. I have helped and supported people to cope with and effectively manage anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, aging and grief - improving and maintaining quality of life throughout the life spectrum. My professional experience has been in assisting individuals and families dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses – issues directly related to these situations – and separate... Read More
Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan. I have helped and supported people to cope with and effectively manage anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, aging and grief - improving... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Lovea Smith

M.A.,LCPC
15 years experience
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 15 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 15 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:15 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

Jennifer Such

LCSW,CADC
3 years experience
Hello, if you have found yourself on BetterHelp’s website, you’re most likely experiencing a struggle in your life that you need assistance with. My name is Jenny Such and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of IL. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. I have worked in many different types of settings with both adolescents and adults that have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, BiPolar, trauma, addictions... Read More
Hello, if you have found yourself on BetterHelp’s website, you’re most likely experiencing a struggle in your life that you need assistance with. My name is Jenny Such and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Johanna Jameson

MA,LCPC
6 years experience
Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched with me it means I have looked at your presenting issues and feel comfortable taking on your concerns. If I did not feel comfortable taking you on as a client I would not do this.... Read More
Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Sarah Anker

LCSW
7 years experience
Taking the first step in caring for ourselves can sometimes be the most challenging. Good for you for starting this process! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in working with individuals looking to making changes in their lives through therapy. I have working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, and family conflict. I take a client focused, client centered, client driven approach. I use Mindfulness and talk therapy techniques. You are... Read More
Taking the first step in caring for ourselves can sometimes be the most challenging. Good for you for starting this process! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in working with individuals looking to making changes in their... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Todd Burd

LPC, MA
2 years experience
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 associates have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an... Read More
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 associates have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

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.