Online Therapy

Online Counseling in Illinois and Colorado

Welcome to our online counseling service for residents of Illinois and Colorado. We provide accessible therapy options for people looking to address diverse mental health needs virtually. Whether you’re in Illinois or Colorado, our team of licensed therapists is here to support you on your journey towards healing and personal growth through the convenience of online therapy.

Online Therapists

We have a diverse group of therapists with licenses in Social Work, Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. By choosing Online Therapy, you’re choosing a convenient option that enables you to connect personally with a real therapist. Our team is dedicated to providing you with a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Each therapist brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the table, ensuring that you find the right fit for your needs. We understand that seeking therapy can feel overwhelming, but rest assured, we’re here to guide you every step of the way towards healing and growth.

How does online therapy with Optimum Joy Work?

We can work together from the comfort of your own home, or wherever life may take you! The most common ways to connect with a therapist via telehealth are through phone or video sessions. We use HIPAA-compliant software to ensure your information is confidential and secure. A link is sent to you, seamlessly turning any device into a counseling office! Learn more about the platform here.

Benefits of Online Therapy

  • Convenience

    Access therapy sessions from the comfort of your own home, eliminating the need for travel time.

  • Flexibility

    Schedule appointments that suit your busy lifestyle, with options for evening or weekend sessions.

  • Accessibility

    Connect with qualified therapists regardless of geographical location, breaking down barriers to mental health care.

  • Privacy

    Engage in therapy sessions discreetly, maintaining confidentiality in a familiar environment.

  • Comfort

    Feel more relaxed and at ease during sessions in a space where you feel most comfortable.

Quality online therapy, all from the comfort of home

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Featured Therapist: Amie Bilson

“As a Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Nurse, I work from a holistic, trauma-informed perspective. I believe our health is an interplay between our physical bodies, minds, emotions, and spirits. If one part of us is hurting and left untreated, the others are affected. I look forward to partnering with you and learning what you hope to gain from this process, and I’m happy to tailor our time together to your individual needs.”

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Treatment Areas

At our practice, every therapist is dedicated to providing attentive and compassionate care. Whether you’re seeking treatment in areas such as trauma, anxiety, depression or grief, our team is equipped to address your unique needs. Click on the links below to find a provider who specializes in those focus areas. For a comprehensive list of our offerings, including specialties not mentioned here, navigate to our Therapists page.


Eating Disorders


Anxiety and Depression

Anger Management

Sex and Porn Addiction

Faith and Spirituality

Loss and Grief

Life Transitions

Therapy Approaches

At Optimum Joy, we offer a comprehensive range of therapeutic approaches tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients who choose online therapy. Whether you’re seeking cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, or others, our team is equipped to provide support through various modalities. Through online therapy, we ensure that individuals have access to the most suitable and effective therapeutic techniques, promoting healing, resilience, and personal development from the comfort of their own space.

  • EMDR – EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy approach that utilizes bilateral stimulation to help individuals process and overcome traumatic experiences.
  • Art Therapy – Art Therapy encourages self-expression and exploration of emotions through creative mediums, facilitating healing and insight.
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors to alleviate emotional distress and improve mental well-being.
  • DBT – DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) combines cognitive and behavioral techniques with mindfulness to help individuals regulate emotions, manage distress, and improve interpersonal relationships.
  • Prolonged Exposure – Prolonged Exposure therapy involves gradually confronting and processing traumatic memories or situations to reduce anxiety and PTSD symptoms.
  • Psychodynamic therapy – Psychodynamic therapy delves into unconscious conflicts and early life experiences to foster insight and resolve emotional difficulties.
  • Acceptance and commitment – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) emphasizes mindfulness, acceptance of thoughts and feelings, and taking committed action toward valued goals to promote psychological flexibility and well-being.