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Normal Counseling Services

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Elliott Counseling Group
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We have a large, diverse group of experienced professionals. We are well-regarded by clients, other professionals in the community, & insurance companies & other payers serving this community.

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I provide individual, couples and family therapy and counseling services, specializing in treatment and services for depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, stress management, anger management, parenting, marriage, family, mental health, and more. To schedule an appointment, call or email today! Jim Hamilton is a licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Champaign, IL. Jim has been a LCPC and national board-certified counselor since 2006. Jim has over 12 years of experience serving a broad spectrum of clients in a wide variety of settings, working with children, teenagers and adults in hospital rehabilitation units, adult and adolescent psychiatric hospital units, long-term residential treatment settings, and out-patient clinic settings. Much of Jim's career has been spent in leadership roles, working with parents and teenagers suffering from chronic and severe mental illness. Over the course of his career, Jim has developed skills as an expert therapist, supervisor, assessment specialist, and program leader and trainer. Jim is thrilled to be able to offer you his expertise in helping you meet your counseling goals.

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I have over 25 years of experience providing individual therapy to clients facing a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, sexual problems, sexual identity issues, eating disorders, and issues related to the effects of sexual or physical abuse. I also provide couples therapy to couples experiencing relationship problems, including communication, infidelity, sexual issues, parenting, financial stress, and other issues that occur in relationships. I have a culturally diverse practice and extensive training in working with LGBT individuals, couples and families.

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I am a non-denominational minister with 33 years of experience in counseling and weddings. I will perform counseling and weddings for any racial group.

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I provide counseling and therapy that helps for a wide array of problems as well as across the lifespan. I have over 30 years of experience and extensive training in a number of areas including substance abuse, violence, depression, and anxiety disorders. Located in Normandy Village, NE Normal, I accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Caterpillar, Cigna, and of course cash/check/charge.

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Accent Counseling has been expertly helping clients since 1999 in Champaign, IL with substance abuse and other situations.

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My services stand out because I bring psychotherapy services to my clients via the internet and telephones. So many people are afraid of seeing a therapist for a variety of reasons. I have found, talking to someone like me via the web in the comfort of your home assists the process in many ways.

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Bradley Sears Counseling is a psychology and counseling company in Peoria, IL. We provide professional psychotherapy with a board-certified therapist.

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Joy Miller & Associates - Counseling & Wellness Center is a haven for anyone who is in need of help. They provide counseling for everything from relationship troubles and men and women health issues to life coaching, positive parenting, addictions and much more.

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I provide individual therapy to adults and children as well as marriage and family therapy. The focus of the therapy is working towards total wellness as I provide compassionate and confidential counseling to help you reach your goals.

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My name is Jodi Knox, and I am a licensed counselor. I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the areas of addiction, mental health (anxiety, depression, ocd, bipolar) and situational issues. I believe that our thoughts affect our feelings and lead to our behaviors. I teach skills that help people change negative thinking which thus create positive outcomes. I look forward to helping you. Don't hesitate to give me a call.

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We provide counseling and assessment services for all ages and stages of life. We do therapy services to provide assistance with various life difficulties, including it not limited to depression, anxiety, grief counseling, ADHD and mood disorders.

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I provide a very respectful and confidential environment and personal touch to every aspect of the job assignment.

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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