Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois
Services: Individual therapy for adults, telehealth only
Caroline’s message: My mission is to help autistic women and LGBTQIA+ folks as they cope with things such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, chronic illness, and executive dysfunction. Practicing from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) standpoint, which emphasizes living fully as the person you want to be, we’ll work together to navigate what’s getting in the way of that. As a neurodivergent therapist, I combine my lived experience and my clinical knowledge to provide a space that is safe, comfortable, and affirming.
Services: Telehealth and in person in Chicago for teens and adults from a Health At Every Size LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent affirming lens; ditching diet culture support group; religious trauma support group.
Services: in-person individual therapy, in-person group therapy, telehealth individual therapy, and telehealth group therapy
Nahime’s message: My work is specialized to support the mental health of adults with various presentations of neurodiversity, like Autism, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Down’s Syndrome, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. You might be looking for someone to help you work on “adulting.” You may be dealing with the stress of becoming independent. You are hoping to work through the anxiety and depression from living in a world that isn’t built for people like us. We can work together to figure out your values. You and I will create goals towards finding your own happiness and feeling powerful in your own skin.
Services: Individual and couples therapy, 100% Telehealth. Ages 13 and up.
Carmen’s message: I am a trauma-informed psychotherapist with personal and professional experience working with neurodivergent people, as well as other groups facing discrimination in our society. I understand the unique challenges affecting the neurodivergent population, including vulnerability to experience trauma, dismissal and invalidation throughout their lives. This often results in Complex PTSD, anxiety and difficulties regarding trusting themselves and others. Using a strengths-based, neurodiversity-affirming approach, I help autistic/ADHD people live safely and authentically in the world, knowing how to set boundaries and communicate their needs effectively. I help them honor their energy patterns to avoid anxiety and burnout, help them process their traumatic experiences and help create more accurate narratives of those events. It is important for me to create a strong therapeutic alliance, in which my clients feel seen, heard and safe. I always welcome honest feedback and I strive to be a better clinician with each passing year. I am 100% bilingual in Spanish and English.
Private pay only. Currently accepting clients on a short waitlist.
We provide cash-pay and insurance therapy services as well as psychiatry. (Due to insurance contracts we are cash-pay only for ASD evals but this can be spread out over several sessions). We do accept insurance for ADHD evals and treatment.
We are passionate about neurodiversity and care of marginalized populations.
Illinois and Indiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Services: child and adult individual and group therapy, adult and individual coaching, DIR/Floortime Therapy
Brooke’s message: Brooke (she, her, hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to treating individuals, couples and families navigating neurological differences. Her clinical interests lie in aiding neurodivergents to understand themselves, hone their differences, and in teaching families how to support their neurodivergent loved ones in an affirming way. She also focuses on addressing trauma, sensory integration issues, perfectionism, and self-esteem/self-acceptance.
Brooke uses a person-centered, strength-based approach in working with clients and the relationships they have in their lives. Brooke believes the dominant approach to ND care in schools and therapeutic approaches are at odds with neurodivergent affirming care and fails to understand the complexity of the individual and their unique differences. To mitigate this, Brooke uses an integrative model of change, highlighting the strengths of different theories to fit the clients’ identified needs.
Brooke is both a nurturing and direct therapist, displaying patience with the process of treatment and providing a safe and secure relationship with which clients can process their vulnerabilities. With a client’s aspirations in mind, she holds him or her accountable for the change they desire and moves with them on their path to achieving their goals.
Brooke received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. She has extensive training in neurodivergent therapy, crisis intervention, behavioral therapy, and trauma. Brooke is currently pursuing additional certifications DIR/Floortime and Autplay Therapy.
Services provided by LCSWs, LCPCs, LSWs, LPCs, and interns in the state of Illinois. Occupational Therapy available. DIR/Floortime provided by masters prepared clinicians
Individual, Group, Couples and Family Therapy available in-person and virtually.
Uniquely You Behavioral Health exists to provide a space where individuals with autism and other neurodivergence and their families feel welcome and accepted. Therapeutic, medical, and even school settings often focus on “changing” the person to be “normal” and fit within “social norms.” Uniquely You understands that neurodivergence affects the way people interact with the world and are a part of them that is not to be changed or diminished. We aim to empower individuals and families to be who they are and to educate the community about people with neurodivergent conditions. Through various modalities, Uniquely You partners with individuals to develop strategies and work toward self-acceptance, increase life satisfaction and live their most authentic life.
Licensure: LPC in Oklahoma (10800), LCPC in Illinois (180.011513), and ATR (national) (17-023)
Services: Individual, Couples, Group Yoga, Art Therapy, Age 15+, Teletherapy only, insurance and private pay($150)
Camille’s message: I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Art Therapist with 10 years of professional work experience. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, anxiety, interpersonal/relationship issues, parenting struggles, career challenges, and life transitions. I also work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy. I specialize in art therapy as a modality of counseling because it encourages processing emotions through creative expression. Art therapy accesses the right hemisphere of the brain where all emotional and traumatic memories are stored. Each session I create an individualized approach through combining traditional talk therapy techniques with specialized art therapy prompts in order to help individuals release life’s emotional and mental blocks. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that journey.
Practice name: Kaleidoscope Healing Arts
Camille Sears, LCPC, ATR
Address: 7521 S. Olympia Avenue West #1100, Tulsa, OK 74132
Angela Overholt, MSW, LCSW (she/her)
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois #149019395
Services: Individual therapy for young adults, college students, and adults via teletherapy or in person.
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna, BlueCross and BlueShield, Health Alliance, Humana, Magellan, Medicare, UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Angela’s message: As a late-diagnosed Neurodivergent queer therapist I am passionate about working with other Neurodivergent adults, specifically, those who are diagnosed, self-diagnosed, or seeking a diagnosis for Autism or ADHD. I am equally passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ or gender-diverse and recognize intersectionality and how it impacts well-being. I also specialize in the treatment of food, weight, and body image concerns for all bodies (including Trans, Non-binary, BIPOC, and cis-gendered bodies), attachment and relational trauma, anxiety disorders, mood and adjustment disorders, and chronic health management. My practice is grounded in affirmative and anti-oppression frameworks and my approach is client-centered, strengths-based, affirming, and trauma-informed. I am certified as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, a somatic talk therapy approach for the treatment of trauma. I am a longtime practitioner of yoga and received my RYT-200 certification in 2015. Currently, I am working on my Body Trust certification through the Body Trust Center.
Location: Insight Therapy, LLC, Champaign, IL 61822
Services: Individual counseling, telehealth. In network with Aetna, BCBS, Cigna. Also accepting self-pay and sliding scale.
Jennifer’s message: Minds in Bloom is a counseling and mental health practice providing counseling services to neurodivergent populations. Specializing in adult ADHD, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, self esteem work and relationship care. Our mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of neurodivergence and neurodiversity.
Licensure: Licensed Clinical Psychologist licensed in Illinois, Michigan, and Iowa ***I am also a member of PSYPACT.
Services: Individual therapy for 18+ adults, teletherapy only at the current time
Forms of payment accepted: I accept insurance, HSA, and private pay. I am in network with: BCBS/Anthem, United/Optum, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Magellan, and Medicare. I am also contracted to several EAPs such as Lyra and Modern Health.
Erica’s message: I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor based in Illinois providing teletherapy services in all current PSYPACT states and also Iowa. As queer and non-binary person, my goal is to create an affirming space for people to explore their identities, navigate transitions, and improve the quality of their lives. I use an integrative, harm reduction approach that draws from multiple therapy modalities, focusing on the relationships clients have with others and with themselves. We work together to identify patterns, current issues, and places where clients feel stuck and help them find a way forward though discovering new perspectives and making changes in their daily lives. I can assist with finding ways to create an authentic and neurodivergent affirming life rather than feeling forced to fit into a neurotypical world. My practice celebrates Queer, Trans, Kink, CNM, and neurodivergent lives and I have lived experience in all of these communities.
Licensure: Pre-licensed, working under the supervision of Thomas Malia, Licensed Clinical Psychologist (IL) 071.010068
Services: Individual, teletherapy, art therapy
Forms of payment: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Cigna insurances, private pay, HSA, out of network
Megan’s message: Megan uses a combination of art therapy and traditional therapeutic approaches to provide a unique method of communication, self-expression, and regulation. She has special experience working with clients with ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, cognitive disabilities, and those on the autism spectrum from a neurodiverse-affirming lens. Megan believes that we all have unique strengths and perspectives and values finding the positive in things we may view negatively. Knowing this, Megan approaches mental health from a strengths-based, integrative approach. She combines humanistic, dialectal behavioral, and art therapy approaches tailored to the client’s strengths and challenges. Megan treats you as the expert in yourself. As an art therapist, Megan uses the power of art to allow for unique methods of self-expression, communication, and regulation. Art can also be used to augment traditional methods of talk therapy to provide a very impactful, positive experience. Clients can expect to work with a wide variety of media depending on their unique strengths and goals in therapy.
Licensure: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in IL, IN, WI, FL OH, IA, and CO. I also also an ADHD-CCSP (ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider).
Services: Individual, Couples, Group, in person in IL and teletherapy in IL and other states
Payment accepted: Insurance and private pay (insurance is kept up to date on the website which includes Aetna, BCBS, United, Tricare, Medicare and Medicare advantage plans, and a few EAPs)
Ginny’s message: At Guiding Behavior, we strive to empower individuals to reach their own meaningful and fulfilling emotional, communication, and behavioral goals. Through individualized and compassionate therapeutic approaches combined with the understanding of behavioral strategies, we help guide individuals and couples in shaping the now and future. We offer psychotherapy and coaching services primarily to adults that are neurodivergent (including ADHD, Autism, OCD, and other forms of neurodivergent brains), have children that are neurodivergent, or in a relationship where neurodivergent support can be beneficial. Our primary therapeutic modalities include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure-Response Prevention (ERP), and Inference-Based CBT (I-CBT) depending on one’s needs. We can support ADHD, Autism, OCD, anxiety, depression, and trauma-related concerns.
Licensure: LCSW (34008256A) in Illinois, Indiana, and Arizona (LCSW-21892)
Services: I am mainly a trauma and addictions counselor although I have worked with many types of patients. I can see teens, adults, and couples.
Payment accepted: Certain insurances and Credit Card
Richard’s message: I am a veteran and social worker. I specialize in addiction and trauma. The thing about trauma is most people who go to therapy will carry some kind of trauma. I work strictly online. I am also a 500 hour registered yoga teacher. I love cats and dogs.
Richard offers 5-10 minute consultations. You can call and leave a message at 812-251-5034.
Services: Individual psychotherapy (primarily telehealth with limited in-person availability), Neurodiversity-affirming IEP consultations and parent support, and Neurodiversity affirming workplace accommodations requests/documentation support
Payment accepted: Insurance, sliding scale (currently full), provision of superbill for out-of-network insurance reimbursement
Orli’s message: I view therapy as an opportunity to gain better self-understanding and acceptance while dismantling oppressive and hurtful beliefs. Frequently explored themes in sessions: autistic burnout, managing executive functioning challenges, and compassion fatigue.
Licensure: LCPC (180.012056) in Illinois (Villa Park)
Services: I work with clients 13 and older in individual therapy, family therapy, and neurodivergent couples.
Payment accepted: Private pay and superbills.
Melissa’s message: I am actively engaged with the process, providing psycho-education, attunement to your nervous system, and a safe space that allows you to see yourself with comfort and ease. My techniques include EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Work, Internal Family Systems work, and a whole lot of compassionate understanding.
Services: Individual therapy for adults in person in Chicago and virtually in Illinois
Payment accepted: Private pay with superbills provided to seek reimbursement
Cherish’s message: I am a queer somatic trauma therapist who specializes in helping queer and neurodivergent folks to love themselves as their authentic selves, increase self-compassion, and have meaningful satisfying relationships. I help clients learn to love themselves and experience how good it feels when they’re able to embrace all the pieces of themselves, no matter what society tells them about being queer, trans, BIPOC, fat, neurodivergent, disabled, etc. I help folks learn skills to manage anxiety, depression, and executive dysfunction, experience a better relationship with themselves, and be able to communicate wants, needs, and emotions in relationships. As someone who is also neurodivergent and a complex trauma survivor, I understand what it’s like to have a critical inner voice, not feel good enough, and to struggle with anxiety, depression, and people pleasing. Let’s work together so you can feel worthy, confident, and proud of who you are.
Sue’s message: I currently specialize in supporting neurodivergent queer emerging adults. I offer client-centered compassion-based therapy that incorporates methods such as Socratic questioning, DBT, executive function coaching, EMDR, and narrative therapy. I’m proud to be autistic, agender, and disabled.