Casey VanderStel

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, EMDR

They/Them/Theirs

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2 Endorsed
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Casey VanderStel

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, EMDR

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

1150 Highland Avenue
Suite B2
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 734-2422
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I offer virtual therapy and in-person in our Oak Park office, which is cleaned often. I am wearing a mask and request clients do as well.
Casey VanderStel currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

I work from a client-centered, justice-oriented framework, and utilize evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as attachment work, trauma-informed therapies, strengths-based therapy, and EMDR. My passion in treatment is to create a collaborative relationship built on authenticity, hope, and safety to make space for you to be your whole self and access healing. I believe in the power of integration- that all parts of you deserve love and compassion. Together, we will address feelings, needs, beliefs, and the body's own wisdom, while also seeing issues in the context of the systems in which you exist.
I am trained in EMDR and enjoy working around trauma histories with those ready to explore painful pasts and find self-understanding and liberation in the present. Additionally, I have specific training in supporting LGBTQ+ individuals and expansive relationship structures. I am poly and kink affirming, sex-positive, and a Health at Every Size practitioner.
Taking the first step of reaching out for help is brave and difficult, so I work to honor your initiative by making this process as simple and uncomplicated as possible. I’m happy to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss what you are looking for in therapy, answer any concerns you may have, and schedule our first session within one week.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Humana
  • Out of Network
Our billing team will run a free benefits check and handle all billing through your insurance plan.
Email me or call (708) 734-2422 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 1 Year
  • School: North Park University
  • Year Graduated: 2022
  • Supervisor: Grace Norberg
  • Supervisor License: Illinois / 166.001111
I am a master's level trained clinician and worked as a volunteer crisis and trauma counselor before I pursued the state licensure process.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Feedback-Enhanced ACT through PraxisCET training
  • Certificate Date: 2021
  • Certificate: EMDR trained through EMDRIA
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Endorsements

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
"Casey is an incredibly warm and caring therapist. They provide a safe and affirming space for queer teens, adults, and couples to explore their identity and improve their overall quality of life."

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
"Casey is an amazing clinician, dedicated to providing affirmative care to lgbtq+ folks. They are authentic and personable, and their wise and gentle presence creates a space for clients to feel safe in processing various forms of trauma. Highly recommend!"

Casey VanderStel's Groups

LGBTQ+ Adult Process Therapy Group

This is a process therapy group, which means that we will not be working through a curriculum specifically, but members will discuss and process their own questions and experiences guided by the support of the group therapists. All LGBTQIA+ identities are welcome, and topics in the past have included coming out, dealing with family, boundaries in relationships, polyamory, processing current events, and much more.

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Location

1150 Highland Avenue
Suite B2
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 734-2422
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Transgender
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment and Strong Relationship Building
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • EMDR
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 2 Sep 2022
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Casey VanderStel

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, EMDR