LGBTQ+ Therapists in Elmhurst, IL

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Photo of Danna Herbach, Licensed Professional Counselor in Elmhurst, IL
Danna Herbach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Our identities are one of the most important aspects of our personalities. The essence of who we are, how we exist in the world, and how we pursue our values creates an inner knowledge of self. Counseling can involve identifying, exploring, and utilizing these ideas to encourage clarity. My approach to therapy begins with unconditional positive regard and stems into several branches of therapy. I specialize in talk and art therapy with adolescents and those who identify as a part of the LGBTQIA + community. I can also walk and talk with you on the Prairie Path in Elmhurst or Glen Ellyn!
(224) 271-9814 x1
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Katy Howe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with clients of all backgrounds, with a focus on the LGBTQ + population.
As a therapist, I am here to join with you in your efforts to make positive change in your life. My goal is to partner with my clients in efforts to identify a sense of self and work towards goals that will aid in living a life that is meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling. Life is complex, dynamic and full of challenges. Many of us lose our way and need help at times to find our path forward. My motivation as a therapist is to help you find that path.
(630) 796-4460
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Irene Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer both individual and couple's therapy, with an array of specialties including anxiety disorders, depression, post traumatic stress syndrome and PTSD, relationship & family conflict, dating challenges, unhealthy/toxic relationships, polyamory/open relationships and LGBTQ +.
As a therapist who works with adults, I use a collaborative, very direct and insight-oriented approach to therapy, so that our time together is effective. This enables maximum growth potential for my clients, whatever the reason bringing them to therapy may be. I believe the therapeutic process differs for each individual, and in working together, it is possible to identify the areas of oneself that could benefit from healing, change and improving emotional maturity.
(630) 629-3015
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Christine Vinci
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am an LGBTQ -affirming and has experience working with individuals from a variety of spiritual and cultural backgrounds.
Are you having difficulty navigating through life's challenges, changes, and choices? Seeking therapy can be a difficult step for most people. For the last 10 years I have worked with and helped those struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, ADHD, grief/loss, women's issues, relationship difficulties, and PTSD/trauma. I am a trauma informed/client-centered therapist. I understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship, striving to meet clients where they are at, developing goals for their individual needs and building connection and partnership in a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment.
(331) 255-3642
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Judy Rudny LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
~Parenting Strategies ~Anxiety or Fears ~Child or Adolescent Issues ~Depression ~Relationship Issues ~Divorce ~Domestic Abuse ~Domestic Violence ~ Gay Lesbian Issues ~Life Coaching ~Loss or Grief ~Substance Abuse ~Trauma and PTSD ~Thinking Disorders.
If you are feeling confused or frustrated, helpless, angry or isolated, schedule a time to talk with me about strategies that will empower you to work toward identified goals and bring balance back into your life. With certified professionalism, I will attentively listen to your specific situation and goals, and intelligently advise you along a path to an improved quality of life. Phone or FaceTime sessions available.
(630) 733-1640
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Emily Gibson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am an advocate and ally for the LGBTQ + community and have a passion for working with multicultural clients.
Perhaps you find yourself living a life you did not anticipate – or you struggle to find fulfillment in the day-to-day grind. You may be dealing with issues in your marriage or relationships, parenting challenges, or unexpected life events and coping is often difficult. Happiness seems all but impossible. But I am here to tell you that there is a great deal you can do to make things significantly better and even get to a place that reflects the life you envisioned for yourself. You can learn to thrive and be truly happy!
(630) 560-4425
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Bill Ressl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, MSW, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
LGBT + ally.
Accepting New Clients - call today... Relationships filled with anxiety and stress? Work got you fed up? Uncertain about the future? Puzzled about life? Facing a life transition – grief, loss, aging? Time to explore new options? Not sure where to begin? Let’s take the first steps together to enhance well-being by minimizing anxiety and stress in your life and relationships. We’ll look systematically at relationships – family, friends, and work. Explore emotional patterns and the part you play in them. The goal: leave my office feeling less anxious than when you arrived, think more clearly, focus on what you can do.
(708) 554-3992
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Bre'shey Kimball
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I strongly believe that human growth requires non-judgment, authenticity, and the willingness to face one's challenges head on. It is a deep passion of mine to foster a space that welcomes vulnerability and self-compassion. I believe that none of us can go through our life's journey alone. In our therapeutic relationship, it is my hope that you will never feel alone on your own path through healing. I aspire to offer guidance as clients work to acknowledge their individual strengths and positives within their lives in order to achieve their personal goals.
(331) 258-5705
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Brooke Madera
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I love to work with passionate people, whether it manifests in anger or intensity, and help to redirect that energy into positive motivation. I place special attention on working with stress, anger management, fertility issues and with substance use disorders. My specialization in recovery work from addictions came from experience working in both inpatient settings and outpatient counseling. Recovery work taught me to stabilize crisis situations and create momentum when clients feel stuck.
(312) 586-9375
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Ilyssa (Hoffman) Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
We all face challenges at different points in our lives. At times, we may need support in navigating difficult situations and emotions. My goal is to empower individuals to develop the self-awareness, coping skills, and confidence needed to better understand themselves and overcome life's obstacles. I specialize in treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with a range of emotional challenges, including anxiety, depression/related mood disorders, relationship issues, and disordered eating. As an experienced high school social worker, I am also well-versed in the Special Education process and management of IEP and 504 Plans.
(708) 866-1386
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Lauren Day
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety, sadness, stress, trauma, relationship challenges? Feeling stuck? Times are more challenging now than ever before. I often hear people think their problems aren’t “big” enough for therapy, but these small issues can impact functioning and quality of life. Or, they feel so lost or shameful. Good news - therapy doesn't have to be a life long commitment. My clients are often in a transitional period of their life or having a harder time coping than usual. This is normal! You deserve this opportunity to de-stress and take care of your needs.
(630) 454-9293
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Claire Jolly Volenik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am currently accepting new clients! I have found the heart of therapeutic work lies in meeting clients where they are and supporting individuals as they identify what they already know to be true. I view every client through a strengths-based, trauma informed, and holistic lens. I believe in a compassionate, integrative approach to managing life's challenges and overwhelm with a focus on mindfulness-based work. I also strongly believe in healing by integrating the cognitive, physical and spiritual elements of the self.
(630) 884-4531
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Kelly Powell
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Together, we will identify and emphasize your strengths to empower work toward reaching your personal goals. These goals begin with understanding your unique perspective and then working through these behaviors, emotions, or thoughts that bring distress, disharmony, or pain.
(331) 200-5192
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Not accepting new clients
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Katie McDougall-Powers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked in many different settings providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I am passionate about treating the whole person. I focus on my clients' strengths and teach them skills to feel strong and independent. I pride myself in the ability to make my clients feel understood and motivated. My goal is to provide a supportive, safe place to help my clients find solutions to their problems. I often incorporate art, music, and movement in my sessions to make therapy more relaxing and comfortable.I believe in meeting my clients where they are and offering a non-judgemental attitude.
(331) 225-1702
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
Not accepting new clients
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Peggy Schiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with a variety of ages and stages, from children to young adults. My goal is to assist children and families in understanding how their mental health impacts their quality of life, and to provide them with the tools to make beneficial changes. Cultivating self confidence and resilience in individuals and their families is key to creating positive change in their lives. I offer parents proven parenting strategies for all ages, from newborns to young adults. I also guide parents in recognizing familial patterns that may have been overlooked. As a parent of four myself, I understand first hand how overwhelming it can be!
(708) 419-2082
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Mihaela Bernard
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
Are you looking for a competent, accepting and genuine therapist for yourself or your child? Do you or your family need support in your relationships? Is your kid struggling at school or at home? My name is Mihaela Bernard but most clients call me Misha. I specialize in counseling children and adolescents who struggle with behavioral and emotional issues. In my practice, we work together to help you and/or your family modify the way in which you relate to each other, and to improve the quality of your relationships.
(773) 309-4605
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Madeline Haynes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Finding a safe-space to feel heard can often feel challenging and overwhelming. We each have our own unique experiences and goals, and I believe in providing a welcoming space for self-exploration. I believe that empathy, compassion, humor, understanding, and validation helps to establish meaningful relationships with clients.
(708) 722-7643 x1
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Olivia Houlihan
Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that life is a beautifully challenging and unpredictable experience. The ebbs and flows of life are what makes us human. When we are caught in the lows of life, we often feel this lack of control, we feel stuck, or we feel this inability to find the ‘right answer.’ I would like to show you that you have the answers within, you have the tools within, and we will work together as a team to regain a sense of direction in your life. Therapy is a vulnerable experience; therefore, I intentionally create an atmosphere that feels safe, allows your stories to be heard, and empowers you to be your authentic self.
(630) 526-7809
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Cathy Palubicki
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I strive to create a non-judgmental supportive environment. I recognize that each individual is unique and tailor my approaches based on the goals you want to achieve. We have the strength and power to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives each and every one of us desires. Life is full of surprises and challenges. It is our perspective that defines how these challenges shape our lives. Positivity with guidance can help cultivate our best selves, enhance our personal relationships, and increase our happiness and well-being.
(630) 491-6555 x1
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Casandra Townsel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
At times, we can find ourselves dealing with unresolved feelings of anxiety, fear, self-doubt, shame, and trauma. However we can still blossom. The therapeutic process goes beyond the individual. It must be addressed within the individual and their environment, and should include their cultural experiences, practices, and traditions, as well as their spirituality; this approach provides collective healing. I practice a holistic approach to providing therapeutic care. I integrate components of the mind, body, and spirit within therapeutic modalities to address the needs of each individual or family.
(630) 423-3567
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Elmhurst, IL 60126
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What type of Elmhurst mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Elmhurst?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.