Emma Peters, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

Emma Peters, LCPC

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If you're even wondering if therapy might be right for you, then the answer is yes!

Hello and welcome! You've taken a great step by considering if therapy could be right for you. Many situations and life circumstances bring people to this space, and I look forward to talking with you more about your unique story. I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I received my Masters degree in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health) at the University of Arkansas. While in Arkansas I worked with adolescents with maladaptive sexual behaviors and co-ocurring disorders in an inpatient setting. Upon relocating to Illinois, I spent several years working in substance use treatment settings, including residential/inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs. I've spent the last several years focusing on individual therapy. While in this space, I have developed a passion for working with young adults and supporting the unique challenges they face today.

This journey can feel a bit overwhelming at times. I believe in bringing authenticity, compassion, and even a bit of humor into the therapy space to support and empower you through life's most difficult moments.

My role as a therapist is first, and foremost, to listen. I believe in creating a safe space to process your most difficult thoughts without fear of judgement. I believe in empowering clients to feel confident in their ability to navigate life’s challenges, through the development of new skills and challenging negative self-talk. This process can be difficult at times, but I believe growth and change do not exist without some discomfort. You have taken the steps to begin (or maybe continue) your mental health journey and I look forward to the opportunity to support and empower you along the way! When working with me, you can expect to walk away with new coping skills, tools for challenging and disrupting negative thoughts, and increased awareness of strategies for self-care and self-love.

My therapeutic approach is heavily influenced by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The time I've spent in the addiction/substance use treatment world, has also allowed me to incorporate Motivational Interviewing into many challenging conversations. As a therapist, I believe each client presents with a unique set of concerns and therefore benefits from an individual therapeutic relationship.

As I mentioned previously, I've developed a passion for working with young adults and the unique challenges they face. But what does that really mean? I've found that many young (and even not-so-young!) adults are dealing with major life transitions, and struggle to navigate those new changes. Wether it be leaving home for the first time, entering the workforce, adjusting to new responsibilities, navigating the world of app-based dating, or trying to make friends as an adult… these are things that don't come with 'How To' guides (as much as Amazon will try to sell you some!). I believe therapy can provide a space to process through these types of challenges and uncover any roadblocks that may be in your way, without judgement or (loving but biased) input from friends, family, or peers.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Credit Card

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
5
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
180.012808
Illinois
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Arkansas
Masters Science
2016