I have established two multi-faceted counseling centers in Naperville and Batavia and bring over 30 years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, couples and children. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association, as well as an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I also act as a consultant to numerous schools and courts in Illinois. *** MSW Intern on site in Batavia taking clients for a reduced rate with availability ***
At some point in our lives, we all go through challenging experiences that seem beyond our ability to manage on our own. Whether it's a life transition, something from our past, or a relationship struggle, these experiences can be overwhelming and may affect our sense of well-being. I am interested and experienced in working with adults and adolescents facing a variety of mental health concerns. Whatever the issue, you will be given wise guidance in a caring, authentic manner as we work together to achieve both short-term and long-term wellness.
The journey of motherhood can be beautiful and profound, but it also is so tender and can feel vulnerable and hard. And sometimes mothers (and parents) just need a little extra support. Because I know how hard it can be and what a difference some help can make, I specialize in supporting moms and couples navigating the perinatal period and early parenthood. So if you are looking for support on your journey of trying to conceive, navigating pregnancy, coping with loss, or adjusting to parenthood, this just might be the space for you.
Are you a law enforcement officer, hospital or healthcare professional or military veteran who has experienced a traumatic event and is having a difficulty time managing your life? Do you find yourself needing to isolate and avoid people, places or situations in order to feel safe? Do have a difficult time getting to sleep and staying asleep? Have you experienced frustration towards others when they tell you that you should "get over it...and move on" by family, friends or coworkers. The need to feel truly heard and understood in a safe environment is vital towards the road to recovery.
Choosing a counselor can be difficult. It is important to have trust, communication and the feeling that someone understands and is working with you. Having the right level of support makes a difference. Throughout our lives, we can experience many challenges. These struggles may leave us feeling anxious, depressed, confused and overwhelmed. During these times, we can benefit from support to help with the problems that seem beyond our control. I provide an open and collaborative environment where together we explore the issues that cause stress in your life and create a plan to best manage them.
Torus Therapy guides you in self healing to uncover your life's purpose. We understand that life can be a struggle, and sometimes it is hard to make it through. Our purpose sometimes gets clouded by challenges, and you may be fighting to see what your purpose truely is. You may have something that recently happened that you are struggling with, or may be you have been struggling for a long time. We all have purpose, and we are here to help you reclaim it. We help you through guidance, self discovery, and helping you find your own inner strength. We are trained in CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR, and Prolonged CBT.
Everyone needs help sometimes. Life comes with challenges and finding support is important in order to face them, especially when the challenges feel like more than we can handle on our own. I truly believe that every person has the strength they need to face these challenges with the right support in place. I am here to offer whatever support is needed: a safe place to freely speak your mind without judgment, a chance to be understood, an ally to look at situations and options, a companion to offer new ideas and perspectives.
Emotional pain is difficult and often lonely. False beliefs can be the root of this pain. Shining light on the truth that opens us up to our unique true self and joy can be challenging. For over 24 years I've had the privilege of working with incredible people of varied ethnicities, spiritual beliefs and gender/sexual preferences. My deepest desire is to offer a space without judgement that is collaborative, challenging, compassionate and empowering. I invite each person to uncover and celebrate the purpose and passion of their truest Self. Namaste
Life can leave us feeling lost, damaged, and disconnected from our selves. You may be fed up with feeling confused in everyday situations or isolated from friends who can’t understand. You may not even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. Either way, one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to enjoy deep relationships without your insecurities getting in the way. You’re ready to find meaning. Most of all, you’re ready to love yourself again & to face your future with a sense of purpose and hope.
I enjoy working with people who are ready to make their lives feel and work better. Whether it is healing old wounds, learning new ways, or adjusting our roles and communication with others, we have the capacity to be happier and under less strain. While personal struggles are no fun, they are almost always real opportunities for growth. Since we have to do it ourselves, but can't usually do it alone, I relish being a collaborator with someone who is learning to feel better and grow.
There are times life hurts, disappoints and frustrates, or goes beyond a sense of control or understanding. Sometimes redirecting and adjusting life's energies takes the assistance of a clinical professional. Personal growth, identity, and integration is a journey that is made easier with the trust and care of a professional. The Ely labyrinth, as used in our logo, is used as a symbol of Kuhn Counseling Center as it represents a path to a more balanced, whole-person well-being. Kuhn Counseling Center aims to help individuals deal with their struggles in life.
You’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and you don’t know how to manage everything. You feel like no one understands and it seems as though life keeps getting harder. It seems like you’ve tried everything and nothing is working. Everyone deals with a hardship at one point in their lives. During this time it can be difficult to feel heard, understood, supported. Do you often ask yourself what can I do to feel better? Do you find yourself wanting to connect with someone? I understand that reaching out for the initial session can be difficult, but take the first step, it’s the hardest.
All good psychotherapy has these elements in common: the presence of empathy; a process for self-examination; tools for healing and change; and support during the process of change. Whether the focus of therapy is improving marriage, negotiating a family problem, facing addiction, healing trauma, or controlling anxiety or depression symptoms, clients deserve empathic, respectful support in increasing their self-understanding and in changing their lives. People seek therapy because they need understanding, help, and relief--the relief that comes from immediate attention to their suffering, and relief that comes from beginning to hope for a more peaceful, joyful life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC-I, CODP-II
I have been told I am easy to talk to; but there are times when you need more than talk. I also am able to gently guide my clients through the stages of change at their own pace. I use a variety of treatment approaches when working with my clients. I try help my clients realize they are the experts of themselves, and as such they can empower themselves in finding their inner strength. We go on this journey of self-discovery together.
I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life and welcome anyone seeking to begin their path to wellness. I strive to help all my clients feel empowered and more confident in their ability to do the work of personal self improvement. I specialize in helping individuals who struggle with sexual addiction as well as other addictions, having worked in inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. However, I also have considerable experience in helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression or general life concerns. Additionally, I have experience working with struggling/impaired professionals.
Licensed clinical professional counselor, LCPC, MS
Are you or your child in need of extra support? I'm here to help! I have a passion for working with children and adolescents struggling with behavioral and emotional concerns. Conditions I commonly address include depression, anxiety, high functioning autism, ADHD, oppositional behavior, school resistance, and much more. I also have a background in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy, a common approach to working with children with behavioral concerns on the autism spectrum. In addition to working with children, I enjoy working with adults with conditions such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, PTSD, and more.
"How do I choose a counselor?" First of all, find someone who loves what they do. It's a good sign if they have therapy books on their bed tables. What works fine for one person may fail for the next, so look for a counselor who is flexible. Very flexible. Also, a sense of humor really helps. Look for someone who is non-judgmental. You want to be able to tell your counselor anything, even the dark, painful, or embarrassing stuff, and be sure that they will still be there for you and with you. Finally, make sure that they believe that people can change, even if change has failed in the past, and that there is always hope.
Whether you are seeking help with a current situation or a longer-term problem, you're probably needing understanding and support. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families for over 25 years. The majority of my experience has been working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, and relationship problems. I also have expertise with ADD, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), and persons struggling with substance abuse. I will offer you support, empathy, and helpful tools which address your particular symptoms. I enjoy getting to know each person and helping them create a more satisfying life.
At some point in life, everyone finds themselves facing something. The question is, "Are you ready to face it?" Come take the first step with counseling and I will gladly walk with you! I make it my mission to cater to the specific needs of each person using creative techniques that fit you. My counseling style is based on the foundation of transparency and mutual trust, using collaborative efforts to meet your personal goals. I believe that every person has the power within themselves to create lasting change. My goal is to help you grow, one step at a time.
Tired of holding it all together, but not getting what you need? Sleepless with worry? Big feelings are a lot like engine lights that get our attention: They’re not bad, they’re information — And they're valid. No bandwidth for joy? Feeling chronically drained, lonely, and unfulfilled? Is your relationship running on empty, maybe headed for divorce? Perhaps you wonder if some of the hard things you've been through in the past are showing up in your life now. You're deeply curious about how you came to be this way in the world, and are ready to catch your breath, find your voice, and learn if you and your relationships can be healed.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Batavia are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Batavia then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Batavia, or Child Psychologists in Batavia.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Batavia psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Batavia specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.