Female Therapists in Wheaton, IL

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Barbara Giordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
She worked extensively with women , children, adolescents, and couples and has treated individuals struggling with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), chronic illness and grief.
Barb Giordan, MSW, LCSW, is gentle, compassionate and open. Her life is shaped by a passion to help others, and she is honored and privileged to listen to people's stories and come along side those who are suffering. Barb received an MSW from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Fairfield University. With over 20 years experience in the mental health field, Barb worked in an inpatient hospital, a day school program, and several private practice settings, including a Christian counseling center.
(331) 244-5225
Wheaton, IL 60189
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Shannon Merkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Prior to my work in private practice I worked with women detainees struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues in the Cook County Jail.
The search for a therapist can be scary and overwhelming. I believe change begins with a strong therapeutic relationship and a safe and supportive environment. I believe in empowering clients to make meaningful life changes. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults using a variety of evidence-based therapies. My goal as a therapist is to guide and support you through your journey of healing and change.
(630) 931-0521
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Kristen McKnight
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with adult men and women (18 years and older) who are experiencing a variety of mental health issues. I address boundary issues, relational issues, self-esteem struggles, and people with histories of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional). For those who are interested, I integrate Christian spiritual truths and principles into therapy. I also treat clients who struggle with life transitions and parenting issues as well as grief and loss.
(888) 725-4642
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Patricia Mack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you a woman or couple struggling with anxiety or depression during or after pregnancy or coping with pregnancy/infant loss? I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which my clients can feel heard and develop coping strategies and perspective.
Are you struggling with important relationships? Are you feeling anxious or depressed and seeking ways to find peace and joy? Are you finding it difficult to cope with the challenges of day to day life, divorce, parenting issues or family conflict? Seeking guidance through therapy is a sign of strength and wisdom.
(630) 949-3860
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Katie Gow
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have also found working with women on an individual basis who find themselves exploring their sense of self and identity to be very meaningful.
I see therapy as a journey home - home toward our best and truest selves. Our truest selves have always existed underneath the many messages we receive about what we must do in order to earn our value or be worthy of love. This process can be both painful and freeing, and in my personal experience, is usually both harder and more worth it than I imagined. I also believe we are both formed and healed in relationships, which translates into the kinds of therapy and client work I most enjoy.
(630) 984-5122
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Maggie Spoelhof
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Working with women is a specific area of focus.
Hello, I'm Maggie! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The bulk of my work history has been in child welfare and working with children and youth in the context of their families. We all have a lot of navigating to do and I really enjoy walking alongside individuals as they pilot life's transitions. Adjusting can be hard, scary work. How can I help support you along life's path in ways that empower and, at times, challenge you? Let me help encourage and support you in discovering your potential through healthy change. Let's redefine your potential and find purpose by starting exactly where you are, today.
(630) 523-8820
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Wheaton, IL 60189
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Katie Scheer Dawson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I greatly enjoy working with clients in all walks of life. I have a particular passion for and experience working with older adolescents (15+), young adults and women . My goal is to work with each individual to empower them to live a life that is authentic to their values and beliefs, which is essential to creating balance and peace in their life. I work with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, conflict with others and life transitions.
(630) 315-0299 x335
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Parvine MacDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
With twenty-five years of experience, I enjoy assisting women make sense of complex situations.
I am privileged to walk alongside my clients as they pursue personal growth and healing. With compassion and sensitivity, I offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in the safety and comfort of my Wheaton office. My specialty is working with women and their significant relationships. Whether it is providing support and encouragement during times of crisis, grief or loss; challenging motivated individuals to overcome destructive behavior patterns; or educating and informing; I treat each client with dignity and respect. For many, Christian faith is important, and therefore I am pleased to offer solid Christian counsel when requested.
(630) 473-6905
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Mary Jackson Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you a woman struggling with infertility, challenged with anxiety or depression during pregnancy, after having a child or coping with pregnancy/infant loss? Each of these specific struggles are worthy of validation of feelings, empathetic listening, development of coping strategies and an objective supportive place to gain perspective.
Are you finding yourself feeling unable to cope with the challenges of day to day life, job stress, divorce, family strain, relationship problems, and/or symptoms of depression and anxiety? Seeking out brief solution focused therapy is sometimes a great way to refocus and get back on track. Therapy does not need to be long term. Therapy can focus on the here and now while using the past to connect the dots to today's struggle. Therapy is an investment in yourself, your family and your future.
(630) 315-0683
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Laura Lucas-Silvis
Counselor, MS, LPCC, MN, LPC, IL, CSAT, NCC
Verified
Verified
I focus on empowering women who are involved in codependent, destructive relationships with men or women (partner or family member) who are absent or abusive due to addiction, sexual compulsivity, mental illness, anger or emotional immaturity.
Discover your healing wisdom, strength and serenity as you confront unhealthy patterns in your relationships. Problems and crises offer invitations to personal or relational growth. We explore strategies for moving forward, whether that means feeling empowered to make changes, or accepting life on life's terms. Learn to respond to difficult situations non-reactively, with curiosity, detachment and compassion. Develop skillful communication which enables you to negotiate healthy boundaries and effectively resolve conflicts. Begin speaking your truth, expecting to be heard. Believe that you deserve to be treated well, with kindness. Learn simple, daily skills which promote happiness and contentment.
(630) 752-9874 x2
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Amy Jeffers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
My areas of focus include the treatment of anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD, and LGBTQ+/identity issues, as well as women struggling with motherhood or life transitions, and individuals facing parenting challenges.
My ideal client is anyone willing to come to counseling and be open to the process! Regardless of where a client may be starting from or what they’re hoping to accomplish, I believe that anyone who is willing to show up and engage in the therapeutic process can benefit, and I am happy to guide and support them on their journey. I believe I would be an especially good fit for those clients who want to learn more about themselves and the “why” behind their feelings, behaviors, and thoughts; hope to develop a deeper, more genuine connection with themselves and others; and can appreciate some gentle challenging when appropriate.
(331) 207-9493
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Paula Cormalleth
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
In my practice, I work with men and women , individuals and couples. I focus largely on the dynamics and the contexts in which people live, both in their current relationships and in the ones that helped to shape them. I help people through the transitions of their lives, through loss and "stuck" places, past the obstacles to achieving meaning in life and intimacy in relationships. I work in a cognitive/directive and very open personal style.
(847) 863-7697
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Martha (Marty) Dennen
Counselor, MA, LCPC, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with you to develop freedom and resilience to deal with past childhood trauma and everyday stress of life. So often life experiences have been traumatic and contribute to struggles with depression, anxiety and inability to function. I work from a somatic and body centered and psycho-dynamic approaches that meets the needs of teens and women with childhood trauma, addictions, anxiety and eating disorders. My focus is to engage the whole person: mind, body, will, spirit and emotions. My intention is to bring hope, resilience and grace into all difficult life experiences.
(331) 305-6576
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Kimberly Ann Lemke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am humbled to be a winner of the Prestigious 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award.
I am a licensed child/adolescent/adult clinical psychologist & Sleep Science Coach trained in CBT-I for insomnia. I specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues, behavior change and parenting issues. I use research based methods that allow people to function at their highest potential. I earned my Master's & Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and have worked in multiple settings, including hospitals, outpatient centers, private practice, and as the director of a behavioral/emotional school for children. I am the author of the online sleep course “Drift” and the children’s book, "I Just Don't Get My Parents' Rules!"
(847) 868-3315
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Julie A. Nelson-Kuna, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, trained in a research-based PhD program, with many years of experience working with adolescents, emerging adults, adults, and families in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I specialize in working with individuals and families facing school-related pressures including high achievement issues, poor executive functioning, and perfectionism. Also, I have extensive training and experience working with addictive behaviors, including disordered eating, substance abuse, internet/porn abuse. Finally, I have strong interests and clinical experience in working with women struggling with self-esteem, depression, and anxiety.
(331) 425-6839
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Wheaton, IL 60189
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Penny Manning
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a therapist who feels absolutely passionate about helping women find the very best of themselves. I particularly enjoy working with women who are struggling with low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed with the balancing act of day to day life, wrestling with weight/ health issues, or are experiencing a lack of purpose or life direction.
(331) 215-5457
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Jennifer Memmen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a play therapist for children and families ages 0-8 and also work with pregnant and postpartum women .
All children and parents deserve support and kindness. Parenting and childhood can feel really vulnerable. You and your child deserve a place where you feel safe and understood. With this foundation, kids can explore healthy and adaptive ways of being, cope with challenging feelings, develop self-esteem and strengthen relationships. And you can feel more confident as a parent during these vulnerable times.
(630) 315-0626
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Amanda Summers
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
In addition I have training in prenatal and postnatal counseling and have experience with working with women and families who are pregnant, new parents or struggling with fertility or loss.
Utilizing a non-judgemental and collaborative approach I work with clients to increase self awareness, identify and express emotions, and seek out change in order to build a more positive relationship with themselves and those around them. Using a Relational approach I help clients process patterns of relationships throughout their lives while seeking out positive support systems to help them cope with feelings of depression, anxiety, trauma or relational issues.
(331) 256-2732
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Elizabeth House
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MAT, MEL, LPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
My mental health work experiences include working in private practice for individual and group counseling, running groups for 8-14 year olds with ED, residential treatment for substance addictions, pre/post-op bariatric support groups, parenting groups and women with perinatal, fertility, and health challenges.
Every client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to help them live meaningful and purposeful lives. This will result in emotional wellbeing and happiness that may be missing. In my office, you will be met with a non-judgemental, honest, and safe space to be yourself. I have been working with individuals and groups for years.  While working as an educator for 14 years, I advocated for diverse populations, assisted with IEP/504s, completed assessments, and coached parents.  I am a member of ACACI, IMHCA, ICA and the ACA.
(630) 394-8712
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Wheaton, IL 60187
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Anna Lustyk
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Verified
Taking steps to get counseling takes a lot of courage. I believe that everyone has their own unique experience and challenges, and that you don't have to go through it on your own. It is my goal to guide you closer to a balanced and happy life. I typically work with adults and adolescents ages 11-17 with anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, and coping skills. I am passionate about working with people who are marginalized (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Women etc.).
(630) 526-7725
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