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