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.


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

Megan Bolotin

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 5+ years of experience working with individuals and groups to improve their well-being through client-focused and evidence-based therapy modalities. I like to take a holistic approach using systems theory to understand internal and external factors influencing one’s behavior mixed with behavioral methods (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy) to support clients on their wellness journey. I received my bachelor’s degree from Boston University in Psychology in 2011 and my... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 5+ years of experience working with individuals and groups to improve their well-being through client-focused and evidence-based therapy modalities. I like to take a holistic approach using systems theory to understand... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

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

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

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

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.