Will Dempsey (he/him), LICSW (IL)/LCSW (MA)
Will Dempsey, the Founder of Heads Held High Counseling, is a LGBTQ/queer identified therapist who will challenge you to work on becoming the happier, healthier self you envision. He is known to be direct with his clients, but he ensures it is with empathy and often humor. He believes it is important to laugh together and find light in even the darkest moments. He believes that providing feedback is the best way to challenge behavior patterns and to ultimately help you connect with your own strengths and utilize your inner resiliency to thrive. In other words, once you have a working relationship, he is not afraid to call you on your shit and point out patterns that we've identified are not working.
You will work together to identify a treatment plan that best fits your needs, as no two client's goals are ever exactly the same. He primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches, though he is also trained in other modalities, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). To take out the therapy language, he is passionate about working with his clients to identify solutions. His ultimate goal is to get you to a place where you don't need him anymore. He doesn't feel most people need to be in therapy forever. He strives to have every session feel that you are making progress towards whatever goals you set for yourself.
Will offers telehealth services across Illinois and Massachusetts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. Otherwise, he currently charges $225 for the initial intake session and $200 for every individual session, as well as offers support with out of network reimbursement.
If you are interested in getting to know Will Dempsey better, please contact us.