Deborah Wilke

Counselor, EdD, LCPC, FAPA

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Deborah Wilke

Counselor, EdD, LCPC, FAPA

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Dr. Deborah Wilke, LCPC
Compassionate Counseling
1228 Wildflower Circle
Shorewood, IL 60404
(630) 914-6286
Offers online therapy

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About

What? Me go to therapy? Yep. Every car functions better with a tune-up! I am the Founder and Owner of Compassionate Counseling. The practice was given this name because that is what I offer clients who are seeking professional help. The predominant specialty of my practice is treating those with gender identity concerns or sexual orientation issues. I am proud to have founded the first-ever professionally facilitated support group for transgender individuals in Illinois. I am also committed to helping those who have survived the loss of a loved one through death or the death of a relationship, as well as those have survived trauma.
The Standards of Care put forth by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health direct my efforts at maintaining professionalism. I write letters of recommendation pertaining to hormone therapy and gender corrective sugery. These are never written in haste but when there is certainty that this is what the client needs.
As a result of specializing in this field of gender and sexuality, I recognize my work must coordinate with other necessary service providers who deal with transition and self-acceptance related concerns. Allow me to help you find your way as you traverse uncharted waters.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $180
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 24 Years
  • License: Illinois / 180-002798
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2011
I began the first professionally-facilitated support group for transgender persons in IL. I taught human sexuality in college for 16 years.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Cert. Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis Practitioner, Level 1
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Certificate: WPATH / Gender Specialist
  • Certificate Date: 2003

Location

Dr. Deborah Wilke, LCPC
Compassionate Counseling
1228 Wildflower Circle
Shorewood, IL 60404
(630) 914-6286
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Transgender
  • Anxiety
  • Lesbian
Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
  • Grief
  • Grief and Trauma Victory
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Existential
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022
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Deborah Wilke

Counselor, EdD, LCPC, FAPA