Michael Gerber

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
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(779) 246-4364 Website

Michael Gerber

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

5404 West Elm Street
Suite H
McHenry, IL 60050
(779) 246-4364
Offers online therapy

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About

While I am skilled in working with a wide variety of clients, I most enjoy working with children, teens and adults who struggle with authority figures and themselves. I enjoy helping clients learn to know they are loved and heard. They often feel like they do not have a voice and they rebel because it has been more successful then being respectful to authority figures. The goals for the client would be learning to manage and express their feelings while learning to be respectful to one self and then respectful to others. The child's parents would learn and use positive parenting skills to help instill child's goals.
I use both directive play therapy where I guide activities to help play out certain issues and emotions; and non-directive play therapy to allow the client to choose and then play to work with the issues at hand. Also I teach positive parenting skills to the parents that will help their loved one by providing models, structure and rewarding the positives.
I strive to show my clients the importance of enjoying life to the fullest. I feel blessed to share in my clients' journeys and am eager to learn all about you. I truly enjoy hearing my client's stories and helping them overcome things that seem impossible.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $70 - $210
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License: Illinois / 178013770
  • School: Trinity International University
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Location

5404 West Elm Street
Suite H
McHenry, IL 60050
(779) 246-4364
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • School Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Gestalt
  • Play Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 7 Jul 2022
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Michael Gerber

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC