You are asking yourself if your problem is “big enough” for therapy

You are asking yourself if your problem is “big enough” for therapy. You are wanting to be understood. You don't want to be judged. You are feeling lonely or disconnected. You are dealing with anxiety, anger, depression, suicidality.

You fear dying alone, fear things will always be this bad, fear therapy won’t work or the therapist won’t care or listen to you. You are afraid that you will be rejected or mocked by peers. You fear that you will mess up or fail.

I love working with adolescents and young adults dealing with a range of mental health diagnoses such as anxiety and depression. I also love working with members of the LGBTQIA+ population who may be questioning or exploring their identity.

Sophie Dixon, LPC

Counselor Sohie Dixon who works at Champaign Counseling

Kids, Teens & Adults - Experiencing Anxiety, Family Conflict and Depression

Coping Skills
Identity Questions

Peer Relationships

Self-harming
Self-Esteem

Accepting New Clients!

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

- Brene Brown

About Me

Hi, my name is Sophie Dixon. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, but you can also call me an animal lover and a movie watcher.  While we cannot necessarily change the world around us, you can find support in therapy and discover your YOWZA!

How do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

I believe that talking to other people has curative powers because above all else, it reminds us that we are not alone. Strong social networks are necessary for everyone's wellbeing, and nobody should be expected to go through life without help from others.

What is the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you've learned as a mental health professional?

People often need mental health services because other people in their lives never received them.

What beliefs play a large role in your life?

Everybody has good and bad days--and how somebody reacts to a situation doesn't always reflect on them as a person, but it reflects what they've been going through.

What roles do you play in your own life?

I'm a daughter, sister, friend, and now a therapist!

Why did you choose to become a mental health professional?

Human psychology has always interested me, and I wanted to use my knowledge of that to help people live out their daily lives in a more fulfilling and positive way.

What do you love most about being a mental health professional?

I love being able to meet and talk with people who come from all walks of life. It's great to hear from perspectives that I've never heard from before and to recognize that we all share life's hardships even if they present themselves in different combinations. I love being able to help others work through those hardships and reach the personal goals that they've been working toward.

I believe that talking to other people has curative powers because, above all else, it reminds us that we are not alone. Nobody should be expected to go through life without help from others.

What my sessions look like:

I take a warm and open-minded approach with each client to focus on creating a therapeutic connection. I collaborate with my clients on developing goals and a treatment plan that best fits their needs and interests.

My Education:

I am a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated from Adler University in Chicago with my master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience working with adolescents and teens in a partial hospitalization setting, where I counseled individuals dealing with issues from anxiety and depression to identity exploration and self-esteem.

Today is the day to start really enjoying life. Call me to set up an appointment at (217) 203-2008. I offer daytime and evening appointments.