Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60540
"Life is about change and transitions. Sometimes you might feel stuck in stressful situations involving relationships either at home or in the work place. I believe that most human beings welcome and value the opportunity to be listened to in a respectful and accepting way. I consider building a trusting and successful treatment relationship as the centerpiece of my work."
Gay
(630) 318-4729
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Gay
"Life is about change and transitions. Sometimes you might feel stuck in stressful situations involving relationships either at home or in the work place. I believe that most human beings welcome and value the opportunity to be listened to in a respectful and accepting way. I consider building a trusting and successful treatment relationship as the centerpiece of my work."
Brooke M Ruxton, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60563
"As a psychologist, my goal is to help you better understand yourself, your relationships, and your experiences so that you can live your most authentic life. Through our work you may find acceptance, gain insight into patterns and behaviors in your life, recognize your strengths and create strategies and solutions for success. I believe you already have many of the tools you need; it is my job to help you discover them, build new skills, and apply them to your current life situation. Together, we will work to resolve concerns or to find the courage to create a new path forward. "
Gay
(331) 225-1666
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Gay
"As a psychologist, my goal is to help you better understand yourself, your relationships, and your experiences so that you can live your most authentic life. Through our work you may find acceptance, gain insight into patterns and behaviors in your life, recognize your strengths and create strategies and solutions for success. I believe you already have many of the tools you need; it is my job to help you discover them, build new skills, and apply them to your current life situation. Together, we will work to resolve concerns or to find the courage to create a new path forward. "
Sarah Prendergast, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60540
"My therapeutic approach is supportive, engaging, and collaborative. I work to foster trust and compassion with every client and family I see using a more interactive approach. My goal is to help my clients identify goals and learn strategies to achieve these goals through techniques tailored specifically for them. I also enjoy using humor in my sessions to engage clients and help them feel at ease. I have 10 years experience working in mental health and a Master of Arts degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling."
Gay
(630) 984-1610 x1
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Gay
"My therapeutic approach is supportive, engaging, and collaborative. I work to foster trust and compassion with every client and family I see using a more interactive approach. My goal is to help my clients identify goals and learn strategies to achieve these goals through techniques tailored specifically for them. I also enjoy using humor in my sessions to engage clients and help them feel at ease. I have 10 years experience working in mental health and a Master of Arts degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling."
Compassionate Psychological Services LLC, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
"Are you in a place where things are just not working for you? Do you lack the tools to get yourself where you want to go? I can help you find solutions and your way though the uncertainty. We all go through difficult times and struggle. It's in those times that the greatest potential for growth can occur. When we face the challenges in front of us, we find strength in ourselves and the courage to persevere. As your therapist, we will work together to find options that can lead to ultimate happiness and peace."
Gay
(630) 318-2947
Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Gay
"Are you in a place where things are just not working for you? Do you lack the tools to get yourself where you want to go? I can help you find solutions and your way though the uncertainty. We all go through difficult times and struggle. It's in those times that the greatest potential for growth can occur. When we face the challenges in front of us, we find strength in ourselves and the courage to persevere. As your therapist, we will work together to find options that can lead to ultimate happiness and peace."
Mary Ann Fosco, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60565
"My method is wholistic and compassionate counseling for individuals and couples. I try to create a safe harbor for change for adults dealing with life issues such as self-esteem, relationships, grief or loss, goal-setting and anxiety. I try to get people in touch with their own truth in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic environment. I enjoy giving couples tools for resolving conflict and learning to fight fairly."
Gay
(630) 599-7493
Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60565
Gay
"My method is wholistic and compassionate counseling for individuals and couples. I try to create a safe harbor for change for adults dealing with life issues such as self-esteem, relationships, grief or loss, goal-setting and anxiety. I try to get people in touch with their own truth in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic environment. I enjoy giving couples tools for resolving conflict and learning to fight fairly."
Lauren Keppel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60563
"Whether you're an adolescent or an adult struggling with anxiety or depression, dealing with a painful loss, looking to understand the impact of trauma, making a life transition, or hoping to develop a stronger sense of self, Lauren’s goal is to offer the tools you need to feel safe, whole, and healthy. "
Gay
(630) 796-4360 x240
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Gay
"Whether you're an adolescent or an adult struggling with anxiety or depression, dealing with a painful loss, looking to understand the impact of trauma, making a life transition, or hoping to develop a stronger sense of self, Lauren’s goal is to offer the tools you need to feel safe, whole, and healthy. "
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CGT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60565
Gay
(630) 866-8043
Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60565
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Gay
Shannon Riley, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60563
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! My counseling philosophy is to help guide every person to be their best self. I believe that we all go through struggles in life and it is just about finding the correct support systems to learn to move forward, as relationships are the most important things in life. I tend to focus on one’s self esteem and strengths as guides to dealing with whatever issues come along. I feel that there is always a solution to our problems and with the right mindset, everyone can achieve their goals. "
Gay
(224) 385-0605
Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Gay
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! My counseling philosophy is to help guide every person to be their best self. I believe that we all go through struggles in life and it is just about finding the correct support systems to learn to move forward, as relationships are the most important things in life. I tend to focus on one’s self esteem and strengths as guides to dealing with whatever issues come along. I feel that there is always a solution to our problems and with the right mindset, everyone can achieve their goals. "
Melissa Theresa Woolever, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60563
"Change is not always easy and it often requires hard work. However, change does not have to be made alone. It's important that you have someone to listen, validate, support, and, at times, challenge you. My therapy style is a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, warmth, humor, and insight-oriented methods that can be tailored to fit your individual needs and treatment goals."
Gay
(630) 448-8099
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Gay
"Change is not always easy and it often requires hard work. However, change does not have to be made alone. It's important that you have someone to listen, validate, support, and, at times, challenge you. My therapy style is a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, warmth, humor, and insight-oriented methods that can be tailored to fit your individual needs and treatment goals."
Michaele Knous, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60540
" There are times in life when we are struggling to understand and cope with difficult emotions and unhealthy patterns. The impact of these challenges can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and more. I am offering to collaborate with you to develop skills and resources, including emotional resiliency. My belief is that our collaboration will lead to change and growth - all the while - supporting you to establish a life that is most meaningful to you."
Gay
(630) 884-4631 x107
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Gay
" There are times in life when we are struggling to understand and cope with difficult emotions and unhealthy patterns. The impact of these challenges can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and more. I am offering to collaborate with you to develop skills and resources, including emotional resiliency. My belief is that our collaboration will lead to change and growth - all the while - supporting you to establish a life that is most meaningful to you."
Shirley Dorough-Carlson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60563
" Dr. Shirley Dorough-Carlson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology She has over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and their families. She has successfully worked with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce, and parenting concerns. Her work with children, adolescents, and their families include facilitating families navigating ADHD issues, school noncompliance, divorce, mood disorders, IEP issues, oppositional defiance, and helping young adults transition into the adult stage of life."
Gay
(331) 244-4814
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Gay
" Dr. Shirley Dorough-Carlson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology She has over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and their families. She has successfully worked with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce, and parenting concerns. Her work with children, adolescents, and their families include facilitating families navigating ADHD issues, school noncompliance, divorce, mood disorders, IEP issues, oppositional defiance, and helping young adults transition into the adult stage of life."
Virginia McDonough, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60563
"I am an involved counselor who provides feedback and interacts with her clients to promote total wellness. Clients may work short term or long term as we contract for what is best currently. Many clients are surprized that the process is so interactive and useful. Some take notes. My job is to help ground you as you work through your issues, providing clarity and insight. My philosophy is that the therapy belongs to the client. I have 25 years of experience in individual and marital work and am also a Divorce Mediator and a Postal Service mediator. Phone sessions available."
Gay
(630) 524-4349
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Gay
"I am an involved counselor who provides feedback and interacts with her clients to promote total wellness. Clients may work short term or long term as we contract for what is best currently. Many clients are surprized that the process is so interactive and useful. Some take notes. My job is to help ground you as you work through your issues, providing clarity and insight. My philosophy is that the therapy belongs to the client. I have 25 years of experience in individual and marital work and am also a Divorce Mediator and a Postal Service mediator. Phone sessions available."
Matthew Lonski, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed., LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60563
"You never have to walk alone. I understand showing your true colors can feel vulnerable, so it is my intention to hold space in which you can feel safe to be yourself without judgement. My practice is defined by a genuine desire to help you feel comfortable in your own skin. Good therapy can act as an anchor, providing the stability and support to explore your identity and expression safely. As your teammate in this journey we call life, I will be there every step of the way to support you in forging new paths and in helping you discover and build the life you have always imagined. "
Gay
(331) 225-4142
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Gay
"You never have to walk alone. I understand showing your true colors can feel vulnerable, so it is my intention to hold space in which you can feel safe to be yourself without judgement. My practice is defined by a genuine desire to help you feel comfortable in your own skin. Good therapy can act as an anchor, providing the stability and support to explore your identity and expression safely. As your teammate in this journey we call life, I will be there every step of the way to support you in forging new paths and in helping you discover and build the life you have always imagined. "
Tiffany Wu
MA, NCC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
"As a mental health clinician, my goal is to help my clients explore themselves to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to have a happier future by their own definition. I believe that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment -a safe place to explore the issues that you want to discuss with me. I was trained as a plastic surgeon in China for 9 years. I also speak Mandarin and provide bilingual counseling services to my clients."
Gay
(773) 570-2399
Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Gay
"As a mental health clinician, my goal is to help my clients explore themselves to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to have a happier future by their own definition. I believe that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment -a safe place to explore the issues that you want to discuss with me. I was trained as a plastic surgeon in China for 9 years. I also speak Mandarin and provide bilingual counseling services to my clients."
Debra Wallace, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
"I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, couples and families understand how stress and negativity affect human development and relationships. I prioritize cultivating a respectful and nurturing environment where you can safely explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors as well as practice new skills. I create interventions that focus on solutions, strengths and empower you to get valid needs met and sustain own wellbeing . I have great success working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship conflict, parenting issues, grief/loss, pregnancy concerns, and domestic violence."
Gay
(847) 603-4677
Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Gay
"I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, couples and families understand how stress and negativity affect human development and relationships. I prioritize cultivating a respectful and nurturing environment where you can safely explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors as well as practice new skills. I create interventions that focus on solutions, strengths and empower you to get valid needs met and sustain own wellbeing . I have great success working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship conflict, parenting issues, grief/loss, pregnancy concerns, and domestic violence."
Payal Sud, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
"Life gives us challenges. These challenges can include anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, or just feeling stuck in life. However, we do not have to face these challenges alone. It is our job to help you identify and eliminate stresses, embrace your strengths, and work towards empowerment. Through collaboration, we together can create an individualized and comprehensive plan to help you create an identity of your own, integrate positive practices into your daily interactions, and grow to live a happy and healthy life."
Gay
(630) 409-1770
Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Gay
"Life gives us challenges. These challenges can include anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, or just feeling stuck in life. However, we do not have to face these challenges alone. It is our job to help you identify and eliminate stresses, embrace your strengths, and work towards empowerment. Through collaboration, we together can create an individualized and comprehensive plan to help you create an identity of your own, integrate positive practices into your daily interactions, and grow to live a happy and healthy life."
Stenzel Clinical Services, Ltd., Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
"We recognize how difficult it can be to seek help with mental health issues. Our goal is to meet you where you are in a supportive, encouraging way. We never use shame as a motivator. Instead we seek to provide a balance between giving you time and space to heal and challenging and encouraging you to move forward to a healthier place. We have a staff of over 35 therapists each with different specialties; we all possess the same single passion: to walk with our clients on the path of healing."
Gay
(630) 387-9885
Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Gay
"We recognize how difficult it can be to seek help with mental health issues. Our goal is to meet you where you are in a supportive, encouraging way. We never use shame as a motivator. Instead we seek to provide a balance between giving you time and space to heal and challenging and encouraging you to move forward to a healthier place. We have a staff of over 35 therapists each with different specialties; we all possess the same single passion: to walk with our clients on the path of healing."
Olena Hartline, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
"I see children, adolescents and adults for individual therapy, family therapy and couples therapy. I utilize a client centered approach where I give unconditional positive regard to my clients in a non-judgmental therapeutic setting. I have seen clients meet their treatment goals and develop positive coping skills to effectively manage their distressing symptoms. The greatest gift of therapy is the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and the client that elicits change and allows the client to use the tools that they have learned to make lifelong gains."
Gay
(630) 674-3477
Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Gay
"I see children, adolescents and adults for individual therapy, family therapy and couples therapy. I utilize a client centered approach where I give unconditional positive regard to my clients in a non-judgmental therapeutic setting. I have seen clients meet their treatment goals and develop positive coping skills to effectively manage their distressing symptoms. The greatest gift of therapy is the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and the client that elicits change and allows the client to use the tools that they have learned to make lifelong gains."
Carrie Vodnik, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60563
"I specialize in working with Eating Disorders including Compulsive Overeating/Binge Eating, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. My specialties also include, but are not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship/ Marital issues, Stress Management/Wellness, Grief & Loss and Parenting. I work with a variety of age groups ranging from children to adolescents to adults."
Gay
(815) 769-5170
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Gay
"I specialize in working with Eating Disorders including Compulsive Overeating/Binge Eating, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. My specialties also include, but are not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship/ Marital issues, Stress Management/Wellness, Grief & Loss and Parenting. I work with a variety of age groups ranging from children to adolescents to adults."
Margot Gay Mahan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Naperville, Illinois 60563
"I believe out primary desire is to form satisfying, balanced relationships. I work from a Developmental, Attachment, Relational perspective and frequently incorporate Trauma & Family Systems Models into my work. I have extensive experience with infants, young children, teens, families & adults. When working with children I strive to work collaboratively with all relevant members in the child's life to understand & treat that child."
Gay
(773) 417-5418
Verified
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Gay
"I believe out primary desire is to form satisfying, balanced relationships. I work from a Developmental, Attachment, Relational perspective and frequently incorporate Trauma & Family Systems Models into my work. I have extensive experience with infants, young children, teens, families & adults. When working with children I strive to work collaboratively with all relevant members in the child's life to understand & treat that child."

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We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in Naperville or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

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For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Naperville you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Naperville and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Naperville or family therapy in Naperville.