Karla Bonkowski Magnan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, CTTP, CDM

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(630) 634-8772

Karla Bonkowski Magnan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, CTTP, CDM

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Karla Bonkowski Magnan, LCSW, CTTP
478 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 303
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 634-8772
Offers online therapy

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About

Currently I specialize in Trauma in adults and adolescents as a Certified Trauma Treatment Professional. For 20 years I specialized in divorce issues, both in families with high amounts of conflict and custody disagreements and provide support during this difficult transition. In addition, I have a strong background in Attachment, and I specialize in Attachment issues in children and adults and address the various challenges clients face in their current relationships. I use EMDR when appropriate as well as myriad Neuropsychological interventions to allow clients to process and free themselves from the cycle of Trauma memories.
As a Certified Trauma Treatment Pro. I incorporate the most cutting-edge neuropsychiatric and holistic interventions to optimize client functioning and satisfaction in life. Divorcing couples sometimes need guidance as to how to handle child-related issues. I provide this in session and will testify in court if necessary. I am a Certified Divorce Mediator.
In session, I provide a caring, emphatic, pragmatic and supportive framework for clients to understand and gain new perspectives on, and new directions for, coping with their challenges. I teach clients tools that they can use to address difficulties between and beyond counseling appointments. I use EMDR for single incident trauma and treat Complex Trauma.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Wire, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
For clients using insurance, I bill their insurance. For copays and unmet deductibles, my billing service keeps a credit card on file.
Email me or call (630) 634-8772 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • License: Illinois / 149-010482
  • School: Aurora University
  • Year Graduated: 2000
I hold the credential Certified Trauma Treatment Professional. This is a comprehensive specialty for complex trauma; much more than EMDR.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: DePaul University / Master of Arts, Gender and Religious Studies
  • Year graduated: 1997
  • Degree: Sums Cum Laude, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, concentration in Child Development
  • Year graduated: 1997

Location

Karla Bonkowski Magnan, LCSW, CTTP
478 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 303
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 634-8772
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Complex and Chronic Trauma/ PTSD
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022
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Karla Bonkowski Magnan

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, CTTP, CDM