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Belvidere Therapists

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Lisa G.
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The amount of caring and supportive quality care I am receiving. This therapy is helping me to grow and to cope with a sudden death and change myself into an independent person. This has been the best therapy experience for me in the past 8 years!!!

  • 15 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
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It has been a wonderful experience, I feel supported, able to grow and grieve and come to terms with a sudden death of spouse. I am moving forward in s positive way! Best therapy experience ever!

Medvesta Hypnosis
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Brent B.
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Steve is the first hypnotherapist I've ever seen. He is one of the most sincere therapist's I've ever interacted with. He listened. I had an issue which had plagued me for nearly five years. I sought medical advice. I sought talk therapy advice. Neither worked for me. Hypnotherapy has some scientific bases. So as a last-ditch effort I reached out to Steve via Thumbtack. Steve got back with me quickly, was located near my home, and could see me rather quickly. We met once a week for 4 or 5 weeks then spaced our sessions further apart. Over the course of that time I didn't see a lot of improvement but I stuck with it. Keeping in contact with Steve outside of our sessions regarding successes and failures. He would always respond. I would give him honest feedback. Then it happened. The issue I had dealt with for nearly five years resolved itself and melted away. Hypnosis works and Steve is a great practitioner. Would I go back? Absolutely!

AMS Wellness
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bailey S.
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In a word, my experience with Laura has been incredible. Her warmth and positive energy made me feel comfortable sharing. She created an atmosphere free of judgment while simultaneously providing actual input and feedback on my rambling thoughts. Additionally, in my short time with her, she has already implemented several different forms of therapy and useful exercises. Laura is wise beyond her years.

Dr Deborah Davero, Psy.D
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sophie B.
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Debbie has been a driving force behind my growth and strength today. I have been a patient of Debbie's for years, and I couldn't begin to express my gratitude for her and her practice. Debbie is respectful, empathetic, and makes her patients feel comfortable in the most vulnerable times. Her approach and overall knowledge is constructive, and her support is genuine, warm, and encouraging. Throughout my years of therapy, Debbie has worked with me to address my traumas, my fears, my insecurities, and my dependencies, as well as given me insight and tools on how to manage such. I feel safe and I feel heard with Debbie, and I ultimately feel in control of myself and my life. I feel more capable with the perspective and skills she has given me, and I truly value our therapeutic relationship. With Debbie's guidance, insight, and unwavering support, I have become a healthier and stronger woman throughout the years, and I'm hopeful for my future. She is truly one of a kind!

U Discover U
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sheree L.
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As a student of Thai massage, David was a wonderful and patient instructor. He made the course fun and easy. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone who would like to become a massage therapist and or learn more about Thai massage and how it can enrich your life. Sheree Lauth MD

Nicole Martinez, Psy.D.LCPC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene B.
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Nicole is the cream of the crop. She worked for a group that I perform the intake of new patients and she was one of the most requested clinicians by far. She also saw my 26 year old son for a few therapy sessions on skype and gave him tools to assist him with managing his PTSD and anxiety. I highly recommend her. She is an amazing Doctor.

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My specialties include children, adolescents, family, relational issues, parenting issues, body image, self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, coping, emotional and behavioral issues, life skills, ADHD, developmental disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. I believe that the therapeutic process involves collaboration between the therapist and client. As a team, we will work together to increase your mental health and growth. As your therapist, I will provide you with support, guidance, and an empathic environment to explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals. In order to collaborate on your path to health, it is important that there is a strong therapeutic relationship. Therefore, I strive to engage in a trusting and nonjudgmental relationship where the client is aware that I value his/her input throughout every step of the therapeutic process. Kristy received her masters in dance/movement therapy and counseling from Columbia College Chicago, and through that journey, she gained an appreciation for the body-mind connection and holistic healing. If you are interested in exploring that connection, Kristy will put you at ease explaining that previous dance experience is not necessary! The movement process is about connecting with feelings that might be better expressed through movement, rather than, through verbal expression. In her clinical work, Kristy has extensive experience with other creative modalities such as art, play therapy, music, role play, guided imagery and humor. Kristy will work with you to create a therapeutic plan that you are comfortable with, whether that involves traditional therapeutic techniques or including creative interventions.

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I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I approach all clients from a solution focused approach, building off of the positive attributes that each client brings to therapy. Working in this collaborative manner provides an opportunity for faster personal growth and greater success from the counseling experience.

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We are providing therapy, life coaching, motivational speaking, and overall wellness training in order to lead a purposeful, meaningful, and passionate life.

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I provide individual, group, and family therapy. I am currently conducting two dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) groups for all ages. If interested, please visit my website. I look forward to meeting with you.

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I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I approach all clients from a solution focused approach, building off of the positive attributes that each client brings to therapy. Working in this collaborative manner provides an opportunity for faster personal growth and greater success from the counseling experience.

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Graceful Therapy, LLC is owned and operated by Kate Fish, LMFT. Kate provides grace-filled therapy to individuals and couples in Oswego, IL.

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I specialize in pain management through the use of safe, non-invasive techniques such as chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy, acupuncture, traction, rehabilitation and nutritional counseling. Some of the common conditions that I treat include back pain, sciatica, disc bulging, headaches, neck pain, mid-back pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel, foot pain, allergies, bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, sleeping disorders, stress/anxiety, different forms of addiction and weight loss. I collaborate with a medical doctor and a physical therapist for any referral needs. Pain is not a common state of being. Allow me to help you towards a pain-free life.

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Core Therapy Associates, Ltd. is a trauma-based group private practice with a primary focus on the treatment of those who have experienced childhood abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, and torture. Our practice specializes in the treatment of complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, somatic disorders, self-injury, and eating disorders and address the coexistence of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and relational conflicts.

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I provide individual, family, couples, and group psychotherapy. Although I have worked with many clients with varying issues, my specialties include issues of loss and bereavement, life-threatening illnesses (such as cancer), depression, anxiety, and fertility issues. I have particular interest in working with suicide survivors (individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide), families dealing with grief and loss, cancer patients, young adults dealing with illness, and couples dealing with fertility issues. Since much of my focus is grief and loss issues, I have the most experience with clients that are in great distress. I strive to concentrate on the present, focus on the future, and explore the past to understand current behaviors and coping. I create a safe place where clients can focus on their goals and acquire more coping tools to adjust to life changes.

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I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I approach all clients from a solution focused approach, building off of the positive attributes that each client brings to therapy. Working in this collaborative manner provides an opportunity for faster personal growth and greater success from the counseling experience.

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Hypnosis works! You can quit smoking easily and permanently, without any side affects. In one 2-1/2-hour session, you will be a nonsmoker. In my practice, I have used hypnosis for a variety of goals such as the following: * Anxiety * Pain Management * Childbirth * Weight Loss * Panic Attacks * Attracting Success I am also a certified hypnosis instructor. If you are interested in becoming a certified practitioner and beginning a new career path, I can help you achieve your goals!

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Laura Rosenberg is an interactive, solution-focused, practical therapist. Her treatment approach is to offer practical feedback and support to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She incorporates a blend of alternative and conventional approaches, drawing upon various techniques and styles to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With warmth and humor and sensitivity, she works with every client to help them build on their strengths to discover and achieve life goals. Ms. Rosenberg works with adults, couples and teenagers.

  • 19 years in business
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a social worker for over 25 years. I have worked with many different populations. I love seeing change in people. It fulfills me to be a part of the change process. I have added Life and Parenting Coaching to my practice in the past 5 years. Coaching is highly motivating. It is typically a shorter term, faster paced process than counseling. A little about me.....I am a special needs adoptive parent. I have four children by adoption. Three of my children have special needs. I have experience navigating the special education system, residential placement system, in-patient hospitalizations, home based services, etc. I'm also a devout sports mom! I have an active, loud, happy family. We also rescue dogs so we have rambunctious dogs added to the mix! I currently work full time in a prison. I spend the majority of my time helping inmates find meaning and purpose in their lives, despite their long sentences. It is immensely rewarding to help these inmates move from despair to hope and to be a part of that process. I also maintain a small counseling and coaching practice in the evening and/or weekends based on schedules and child sport season. I am dedicated to my clients and I will help your realize your dreams and goals! I work to help adults achieve and maintain their goals. It is so easy to lose yourself in the busy-ness of life. Balance is the key to maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle.

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My specialties are depression, anxiety, coping, emotional and behavioral issues, self-esteem, children, adolescents, family, relationships issues, parenting issues, self identity, stress, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, gender issues, anger management, grief/loss, academic underachievement, school behavior, bipolar, stress, impulse control, career counseling, mood disorders, thinking disorders, transitional, and issues/adjustment disorder Therapy does not need to be dark or mysterious. In fact, it can be invigorating and empowering. You and I will create a partnership, which focuses on healing. As a team, we will establish clear goals and immediately begin working to achieve them. My approach is to identify your personal strengths and support you in utilizing these strengths to overcome life's challenges. I believe therapy should be a partnership between you and your therapist, but with different roles. My role as your therapist is to meet you on your level, and help you get to the next level. Joe graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Valparaiso University. He completed his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Adler university. Joe is a licensed professional counselor in Illinois. He has experience in a variety of therapeutic settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential treatment, and alternative schools.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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