Dr. Carolyn Van Doren, RN, Psy. D.

Clinical Psychologist

You don't need a
mental illness to
talk to a psychologist

sometimes it's just stress

You deserve an individualized approach designed just for you.

Each person has unique characteristics. You have expert self-knowledge. As a clinical psychologist Dr. Van Doren has expert knowledge in a variety of psychological approaches. We work together to form a fit that works well for you.

Dr. Van Doren provides therapy, counseling and testing for people from 6 years old to 90+. Dr. Van Doren earned a doctoral level of education. this level of knowledge provides Dr. Van Doren with flexibility and advanced insight when problem solving. Dr. Van Doren updates her skills yearly through continuing education conferences. Being a registered nurse allows Dr. Van Doren to appreciate how physical health can affect emotional well-being. If you have a difficulty which requires specialization, Dr. Van Doren will refer you to another professional. An example is eating disorders.

Two options are available for services at Rock River Valley Mental Health, LLC. 1.) Rock River Valley Mental Health accepts payment at the time of service. Credit cards are accepted. A receipt is provided for your submission to your insurance company. Call 815 284 6111. 2.) Dr. Van Doren is also a contracted provider for Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) counseling service. BCFS accepts several insurances and offers a sliding scale for payment. Call 618 382 4164.

Psychological Evaluation

Psychological Evaluations are more than assessments. Dr. Van Doren provides a variety of psychological testing to answer questions about mental status, academics, memory, confusion, ADHD and PTSD to name a few of the options. Dr. Van Doren has education and experience  for interpreting test results and writing individualized reports. Click here to learn more.


Dr. Van Doren’s services are respectfully available to persons of varying belief systems and faiths without judgment. Dr. Van Doren is a Christian who sees each person as valuable to God.¬†

Services by Appointment

Scheduling is flexible to fit your work and family needs. Hours begin at 10am.
If you prefer, please leave your name and number with the best time to return your call.