Top Addiction Counselors in Springfield, IL

The effects of addiction have been felt far and wide. In Illinois, the drug epidemic has hit the state hard. In 2013 there were 1,579 drug-connected deaths statewide. In 2016 that number soared 44.3 percent, to 2,278 drug overdose fatalities. More than 80 percent involved opioids. Addiction, aka substance use disorders, can be extremely difficult to overcome. Someone dependent on drugs or alcohol uses compulsively and in even more significant amounts. They have cravings as soon as the substances begin to wear off. Use derails day-to-day life. Family and other personal relationships are strained. School or work may suffer. Health deteriorates. There could be trouble with the law. Counseling is a major part of the recovery journey to overcome addiction or mental health disorders (or both). At first, the patient might need to detox, but it’s usually time to enter therapy once they get their strength back. There, a counselor or therapist will work with you to determine why you use drugs or drink alcohol, and they’ll help arm you with ways to stay sober. Here are several Springfield, IL-area addiction counselors who can help addiction and mental health woes.

1. David Bova, LCPC, NCC

David Bova is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). He works with both adolescents and adults to treat anxiety, addiction, depression, chronic relapse, dual diagnosis, suicidal ideation, and more. Bova uses cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, emotionally focused, mindfulness-based, and motivational interviewing therapies. He uses parables and analogies to help clients understand their situations.

Address: 3008 Happy Landing Drive, Springfield, IL, 62711

Phone number: (217).708.3540

Website: www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/addiction/il/springfield/949030

2. Jami Jamieson, LCSW

Jami Jamieson is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She works primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults, helping both individuals and families get help for issues like depression, anger addiction, stress management, self-harm, and anxiety. Jamieson’s therapeutic approach is goal-oriented and she works with patients to improve coping skills.

Address: Professional Counseling Offices, 2050 West Iles Avenue, Suite G, Springfield, IL 62704

Phone number: (217).629.4045

Website: www.jjamiesonlcsw.com

3. Rebecca Marshall, LCPC

Rebecca Marshall is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) at Behavioral Health Center of Illinois. She takes a holistic approach to therapy, believing mental and physical health are equally important and interlinked. Marshall uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and experiential therapy (and more) to help patients with anxiety, trauma, grief, mood disorders, and addiction. She has a master’s degree in human development counseling.

Address: Behavioral Health Center of Illinois, 1220 South 7th St., Springfield, IL 62703

Phone number: (859).636.6574

Website: www.behavioralhealth.center

4. Oluwatamilore ‘Tami’ S. Odimayo, LCPC, CADC

Oluwatamilore ‘Tami’ S. Odimayo is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). He takes a holistic approach to mental health through diet and exercise as well as through intellectual and relationship restructuring. Among the types of patients, Odimayo has treated those with substance use disorders, trauma, depression, and co-occurring disorders, and he provides culturally sensitive care. He also has published several books. Odimayo is with Killian & Associates.

Address: Killian & Associates, 1020 South 5th St., Springfield, IL 62703

Phone number: (833).496.0870

Website: killianassociates.com

5. Kristin Smith, LCPC, CADC

Kristin Smith is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). She has a master’s degree in counseling from Lincoln Christian University. Smith has worked with both individuals and families through issues like addiction, anxiety, trauma, depression, co-occurring disorders, and more. Types of therapies she utilizes include cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, trauma-focused, and mindfulness-based. Smith is with Behavioral Health Center of Illinois.

Address: Behavioral Health Center of Illinois, 1220 South 7th St., Springfield, IL 62703

Phone number: (217).269.1684

Website: www.behavioralhealth.center

6. Tracey Thomas, LCSW

Tracey Thomas is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with nearly 20 years of experience providing individual, couples, family, child, and adolescent counseling. Addiction treatment is one of her specialties. Thomas’s types of therapy include cognitive-behavioral, culturally sensitive, Christian, motivational interviewing, and trauma-focused.

Address: Springfield, IL 62703, and Urbana, IL 61802 locations

Phone number: (773).694.4559

Website: www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/addiction/il/springfield/925982

7. Debra Torres, LCPC, CACD, CCATP

Debra Torres is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), and certified clinical anxiety treatment professional (CCATP) who owns Full Circle Counseling. She specializes in addiction, depression, trauma, grief, and anxiety. Torres uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and more to help her patients. Torres has a master of arts in human development counseling from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Address: Full Circle Counseling, 2663 Farragut Drive, Suite A, Springfield, IL 62704

Phone number: (217).645.6204

Website: www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/addiction/il/springfield/280725

8. Tara Winkler, LCSW

Tara Winkler is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) with Killian & Associates. She helps patients with addiction, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, depression, and many other issues. Treatments she utilizes include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-focused, and mindfulness-based. Winkler’s approach to therapy is a holistic one, emphasizing mindfulness, yogic interventions, and positive psychology. She also helps individuals who struggle with infertility, miscarriage, or infant loss.

Address: Killian & Associates, 1020 South 5th St., Springfield, IL 62703

Phone number: (217).487.6247

Website: killianassociates.com

9. Zetah Young, LCPC

Zetah Young is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). She works with patients who have substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and anger management. She takes a person-centered approach to therapy to help with behavioral, emotional, and psychosocial health. Young’s primary client focus is with Black and African-American patients.

Address: Chicago, IL 60615 and Springfield, IL 62701

Phone number: (872).278.4184

Website: www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/addiction/il/springfield/928778

10. Ameir Zeidan, LCSW

Ameir Zeidan is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). He specializes in helping patients with addiction, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. Zeidan uses cognitive-behavioral, dialectical, person-centered, and solution-focused brief therapies to help his clients. He focuses on mindfulness, coping skills, and positivity when working with patients. Zeidan is fluent in Arabic.

Address: Springfield, IL 62703

Phone number: (217).616.2571

Website: www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/addiction/il/springfield/957872

Treating addiction is rarely easy, but psychotherapy is often a major part of an effective treatment approach. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be especially useful to help patients understand problematic ways of thinking and to change that for the better. Sources

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