Illumination Psychotherapy, PLLC, Group practice in Lincolnwood, Illinois — Zencare
Illumination Psychotherapy, PLLC
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Illumination Psychotherapy, PLLC

Illinois Accepting Online
Lincolnwood Waitlist In-person
Updated April 6, 2022

Cynthia Drake, LCPC

Offers Virtual Appointments

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to therapy. I believe in meeting you where you are in your journey. I have 20+ years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families.

I listen for strengths and hurt places that need tending, to help you embrace the full range of your emotions to honor and every part of yourself. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to develop the capacity to live a balanced, meaningful, and purpose-driven life.

I seek to understand and help you manage anxiety, depression, academic/workplace pressures, difficult family relationships, life transitions, trauma histories, or simply that hard-to-place sense of feeling stuck, disconnected, or unfulfilled. Together, we will decide the best direction for healing and growth.

Garrett Shotwell, LCSW

Offers Virtual & In-Office Appointments

His treatment background involves working with a wide range of populations from children to older adults. He specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. In addition to providing psychotherapy, Garrett works with organizations delivering workshops. Additionally, he provides consultation for mental health startup to inform best practices.

Garrett utilizes mindfulness, breath work, and meditative practices to facilitate the attainment of one’s goals.

He believes one of the greatest tools in therapy is the client–therapist relationship. He uses a wide range of person-centered approaches to foster a safe environment, allowing individuals to create space in their life and be their most authentic self.


About

What services does your practice offer?

Illumination Psychotherapy provides psychotherapy services available in Illinois via Online (Teletherapy), by Telephone, and In-Office.

What are your practice's specialties?

Illumination Psychotherapy specializes in a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, and trauma. Specifically focusing on LGBTQ+ communities and people experiencing life-transitions.

We believe wellness looks different for everyone. Our goal is to reduce the barriers to trauma-informed mental health care to help you create space in your life.

How does payment work at your practice?

Illumination Psychotherapy is in-network with most Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans. If you do not have health insurance, we accept private pay ($125-100). We are happy to provide 'super-bills' for out-of-network claims.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 7pm
  • Tue 10am - 7pm
  • Wed 10am - 7pm
  • Thu 10am - 7pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Lincolnwood practice
7300 N. Cicero Ave, Suite 204- A, Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 7pm
  • Tue 10am - 7pm
  • Wed 10am - 7pm
  • Thu 10am - 7pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Head of Practice's Licensure

Illinois: 149.020299


Languages

English