Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Springfield, Illinois

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


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

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, relationship issues, career problems, and coping with chronic medical illness. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, positive psychology, and interpersonal therapies. I am also a Triple P Parenting certified instructor. Triple P is... Read More
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Hannah Noel

LCSW
7 years experience
Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship is essential for the client’s success. Some specialties I work with are: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal relationships, abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is friendly, open, and collaborative. I recognize that it... Read More
Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Joan French

MA, LCPC
0 years experience
I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must also feel heard, connected, and hopeful! Finding and connecting with a positive & affirming counselor is a valuable and courageous choice to move forward! It is important for me to create a space where my clients... Read More
I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years

Terra Ogle

LCSW
15 years experience
I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and trauma history. My style is warm and supportive. I see myself as your tour guide as we navigate through the issues you want to work on. Being a social worker, I believe that... Read More
I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Kristen Kasperek

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hi, my name is Kristen Kasperek and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in individual and group settings. I worked as a Psycho Social Rehabilitation Therapist for quite some time where I became certified in OCD as well as PTSD. I have vast experience working with those who suffer from chronic... Read More
Hi, my name is Kristen Kasperek and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in individual and... 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

Lori Melhart

LCSW
18 years experience
Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have tools to help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have over 18 years experience in helping people feel better about themselves and the roles they have. I specialize in local... Read More
Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Sophia Burke

LCPC
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, IL with years of experience working with adults facing a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and the symptoms associated with trauma and/or PTSD. As a clinician I thrive on the power of an authentic therapeutic relationship and work from a holistic and strengths-based approach. I strive to create a safe and accepting space wherein clients can begin to build... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, IL with years of experience working with adults facing a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and the symptoms associated with trauma and/or PTSD. As... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois has an estimated population of 117,006 residents which makes it the sixth-most populous city in the state. The capital city is located in central Illinois and also serves as the county seat of Sangamon County. Springfield houses the three branches of the Illinois government and unsurprisingly, the many of the jobs in this area are related to state government. The State of Illinois is the largest employer in the city. With this close association and influence on state-wide public policy, Springfield has an important role to play in issues concerning mental health for the residents of the state. The state of Illinois has been ranked 15th in the country in terms of its ability to handle its residents’ mental health needs but this number could be improved.

Mental Health Resources Needed

It has been estimated that about 363,000 adults within the state of Illinois aged 18 or older have had a serious mental illness within the past year. That is approximately 3.7% of the adult population. Included under the title of serious mental health conditions are schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder.

Being able to treat those in need of assistance is the most effective way to get in front of the mental health crisis that is occurring across the country. Getting the right treatment and preventing these conditions from worsening should be the priority.

If you believe that you are suffering from feelings of depression, stress, or some other condition that is affecting your ability to live a normal life, it may be time for you to seek help. We want to help make the process of finding a Springfield mental health professional or therapist as easy as possible for you. We’ll help you find someone who understands your circumstances and can work around your schedule.

Asking for additional support is not easy for everyone, but when you are ready to take that step of finding the right therapist in the Springfield area, we want to provide you with the tools you need to make informed decisions. We suggest that before you begin your search for a mental health professional, it is a good idea to take a moment and consider what your unique needs are in terms of treatment and care.

Where to Begin Your Search

When you first begin your search there are some key questions you can ask yourself to help with your search. If you take the time to clarify what you need, it will ultimately help you narrow down the choices available to you. Being able to identify your objective and the conditions you are dealing with will help you to communicate with the mental health professional you ultimately decide to work with. Here are some of the questions you might want to start with:

  • What difficulties are you experiencing?
  • Why do you feel like now is the right time to begin treatment?
  • What ways have you previously sought to deal with your condition?
  • What do you hope to get out of therapy?
  • Are you more comfortable speaking with a male or a female about your problems?
  • What time do you have available to dedicate to therapy?
  • Do you need the help of a mental health professional who specializes in your condition (such as an eating disorder or addiction)?

If you can answer these questions for yourself, you’ll be able to more clearly communicate what you need throughout the process. This will give you the best chance of finding someone who is the right fit and help you through the healing process.

Health Insurance Considerations

It is a good idea to consider whether your health insurance will cover any or all the sessions or treatments you might require. Cost is often a limiting factor for people when it comes to access to care. Your insurance company may have their own network of mental health professionals that they prefer you visit. This could be a substantial saving to you, so be sure to get in touch with your provider to find out if they offer any such programs.

How e-counseling.com Can Help You Connect with a Springfield Mental Health Professional

By using our site for your search, you can connect with Springfield therapists or mental health professionals who might be able to provide the assistance you require. We provide you with a directory of detailed bios and profiles of professionals in your area so that you can review the services on offer. From there it is easy to narrow down based on the criteria that are important to you. Finding someone you can speak to and who can help you navigate the complexities of life can be a great asset.

Selecting the right therapist or counselor can be a great step forward toward leading your best life.