Ty WallaceLCSW

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Availability

In Central Time

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

"Good Will Hunting". It was a fantastic model for therapy (other than introductory session in which Robin Williams' character lost his cool for a minute). It was not what many might see as orthodox therapy with lots of "how do you feel" statements, even though the therapist validated his client's feelings and thoughts. He knew his client was exceptionally intelligent, but so much emotional damage in his past having not been dealt with or processed, which could jeopardize his future. Unresolved trauma can be like a cancer, it must be addressed, but at client's pace.

What does a first session with you look like?

It begins with basic introductions between therapist and client. It is about getting to know each other a little bit to establish rapport. It may include introduction into their presenting reason for coming to therapy.

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

I'm excited about the disintegrating stigma of mental health and mental illness, that people who seek counseling aren't "crazy" and that depression and anxiety, so prevalent now, makes up a large societal consensus. I'm not saying in any way that I'm glad people are experiencing depression anxiety. That would like a dentist being so happy that people get cavities. I'm saying I'm glad that people experiencing and struggling with depression and anxiety, as well as other mental health issues which surface, are coming forward and following through with the need to address what they're struggling with.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Mood disorders

Schizophrenia

Stress

General Expertise

Careers

Loss/Grief

Addiction

Anger management

Antisocial personality

Bipolar disorder

Compulsive behavior

Creative blocks & writer's block

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits

Fees

$75

First Session

$100

Family Therapy

$100

Couples Therapy

$50

Group Therapy

$75

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Family Session

Group Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Bibliotherapy

Eclectic Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Reality Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Play Therapy

Licensure

IL, LCSW, 149010121

Education

Master Of Social Work, Clinical, University Of Southern Indiana

Work History

I have 20 years of experience working with children, teens, incarcerated males, and senior adults dealing with many mental health issues. Primarily, it has been depression and anxiety, something rather prevalent in this day and time. I do have experience in working with clients who had disorders related to psychosis and dementia. My experience and skill in dealing with depression and anxiety has been building for as long as I've been in the field of mental health and social services.

Location

802 Ritter Street, Apt. 2, Pinckneyville, 62274, IL