Margot Gay Mahan
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
I believe out primary desire is to form satisfying, balanced relationships. I work from a Developmental, Attachment, Relational perspective and frequently incorporate Trauma & Family Systems Models into my work. I have extensive experience with infants, young children, teens, families & adults. When working with children I strive to work collaboratively with all relevant members in the child's life to understand & treat that child.
(773) 417-5418
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Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
I believe out primary desire is to form satisfying, balanced relationships. I work from a Developmental, Attachment, Relational perspective and frequently incorporate Trauma & Family Systems Models into my work. I have extensive experience with infants, young children, teens, families & adults. When working with children I strive to work collaboratively with all relevant members in the child's life to understand & treat that child.
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William P. Russell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, BCD Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
Offers online therapy
Although I work with a broad variety of issues, I specialize in relational concerns, especially in helping couples find healing, growth and harmony in their relationships.
For over 35 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families to solve problems, improve relationships and make life transitions. In this time I have learned to respect the uniqueness of each individual and family, as well as the abilities and courage they bring to the challenges they face. My approach is friendly, straightforward and solution-focused, but with appreciation for the variety and complexity of factors that may be involved with the issues that folks bring to therapy. I enjoy collaborating with clients to manage stress and modify the patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that concern them.
(847) 440-3982 x636
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Naperville, IL 60540
Offers online therapy
Although I work with a broad variety of issues, I specialize in relational concerns, especially in helping couples find healing, growth and harmony in their relationships.
For over 35 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families to solve problems, improve relationships and make life transitions. In this time I have learned to respect the uniqueness of each individual and family, as well as the abilities and courage they bring to the challenges they face. My approach is friendly, straightforward and solution-focused, but with appreciation for the variety and complexity of factors that may be involved with the issues that folks bring to therapy. I enjoy collaborating with clients to manage stress and modify the patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that concern them.
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Laura A. Lauko
PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60564
I have experience with child behavioral problems including temper tantrums, anger outbursts and defiance, and peer relational problems, as well as parenting guidance to help parents address these issues with confidence.
I choose to approach therapy in a way that addresses each unique person as a whole with many complex components contributing to their current state. Through empathy and genuine interaction, I seek to understand each person in the moment. I provide a warm and caring therapeutic environment that lets clients explore the problems they are looking to change. My goal is to help clients make changes to find happiness and fulfillment by offering interventions and information for success.
(630) 748-7729
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Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60564
I have experience with child behavioral problems including temper tantrums, anger outbursts and defiance, and peer relational problems, as well as parenting guidance to help parents address these issues with confidence.
I choose to approach therapy in a way that addresses each unique person as a whole with many complex components contributing to their current state. Through empathy and genuine interaction, I seek to understand each person in the moment. I provide a warm and caring therapeutic environment that lets clients explore the problems they are looking to change. My goal is to help clients make changes to find happiness and fulfillment by offering interventions and information for success.
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Jenna S Kiel
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Naperville, IL 60563
Those are big questions, of course, and so I use relational and insight-oriented therapy to get there.
I often work with people who are facing a major life transition and/or who are feeling "stuck." Whether that is a career change, divorce, having a child, or a major illness (just to name a few), therapy can be incredibly helpful in finding the ground beneath your feet by figuring out what your goals are and how to get there. I also work with a lot of individuals who have survived some type of trauma, including major medical illness. I find that the big "why are we here?" questions can often be important to address after traumatic experiences.
(630) 239-1268
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Naperville, IL 60563
Those are big questions, of course, and so I use relational and insight-oriented therapy to get there.
I often work with people who are facing a major life transition and/or who are feeling "stuck." Whether that is a career change, divorce, having a child, or a major illness (just to name a few), therapy can be incredibly helpful in finding the ground beneath your feet by figuring out what your goals are and how to get there. I also work with a lot of individuals who have survived some type of trauma, including major medical illness. I find that the big "why are we here?" questions can often be important to address after traumatic experiences.
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Heather Randazzo
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC Verified
Naperville, IL 60565
Through talking, art making, mind-body awareness and relational skills, we can create a path to success together.
Seeking support through counseling is a way to move toward health and wellness. Heather provides a supportive, accepting space to explore and develop strategies to let go of what is no longer serving you and to build on what does. Through creative exploration and problem solving we develop an engaging and collaborative relationship finding relief as well as strategies to improve the quality and experience of life. Art Therapy focuses on activating inner strengths and abilities through the creative process. Practicing for almost twenty years, Heather works with children, teens and adults on issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, life challenges and changes.
(630) 791-5936
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Naperville, IL 60565
Through talking, art making, mind-body awareness and relational skills, we can create a path to success together.
Seeking support through counseling is a way to move toward health and wellness. Heather provides a supportive, accepting space to explore and develop strategies to let go of what is no longer serving you and to build on what does. Through creative exploration and problem solving we develop an engaging and collaborative relationship finding relief as well as strategies to improve the quality and experience of life. Art Therapy focuses on activating inner strengths and abilities through the creative process. Practicing for almost twenty years, Heather works with children, teens and adults on issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, life challenges and changes.
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Karen Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Naperville, IL 60563
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, complex trauma and adjustment issues (graduation, relational problems, etc.
TELEHEALTH SESSIONS now available! As a nation, we are being inundated with conflicting information, and you may find yourself feeling stressed, lonely and even overwhelmed during this time of uncertainty. Some of you may be thinking, "And I thought I was anxious before COVID-19!" You may be looking for help in better navigating your reactions, anxiety and depression, especially now as your emotional responses may feel especially strong. I specialize in both providing the "whys" behind these emotional reactions and the "hows" to promote lasting change.
(630) 733-1861
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Naperville, IL 60563
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, complex trauma and adjustment issues (graduation, relational problems, etc.
TELEHEALTH SESSIONS now available! As a nation, we are being inundated with conflicting information, and you may find yourself feeling stressed, lonely and even overwhelmed during this time of uncertainty. Some of you may be thinking, "And I thought I was anxious before COVID-19!" You may be looking for help in better navigating your reactions, anxiety and depression, especially now as your emotional responses may feel especially strong. I specialize in both providing the "whys" behind these emotional reactions and the "hows" to promote lasting change.
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Cheryl Frommelt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCPC, LMFT Verified
Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
I specialize in relational, marital, blended family issues and effective parenting.
I have 25 years working with Individuals, Couples and Families as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I am a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist. I am passionate about helping people achieve balanced and healthy lives. I see myself as a collaborator and work along side my clients to effectively help them obtain their goals. I have a fundamental belief that people have the ability to help themselves. I believe respect for others, along with compassion and humor provide an ideal environment in which clients can express themselves.
(630) 426-3509
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Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
I specialize in relational, marital, blended family issues and effective parenting.
I have 25 years working with Individuals, Couples and Families as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I am a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist. I am passionate about helping people achieve balanced and healthy lives. I see myself as a collaborator and work along side my clients to effectively help them obtain their goals. I have a fundamental belief that people have the ability to help themselves. I believe respect for others, along with compassion and humor provide an ideal environment in which clients can express themselves.
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Lissa Chleboun
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
Offers online therapy
I approach therapy through an attachment-oriented psychodynamic lens aimed at uncovering how our internalized relational experiences shape our sense of self and others.
I provide therapy for individuals (adolescents and adults), and couples navigating a variety of issues and circumstances. I have particular interest and experience working with couples facing relational issues, and those navigating chronic illness or experiences of trauma. I also work with those facing crises or transitions related to religion and spirituality.
(630) 526-7267
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Naperville, IL 60540
Offers online therapy
I approach therapy through an attachment-oriented psychodynamic lens aimed at uncovering how our internalized relational experiences shape our sense of self and others.
I provide therapy for individuals (adolescents and adults), and couples navigating a variety of issues and circumstances. I have particular interest and experience working with couples facing relational issues, and those navigating chronic illness or experiences of trauma. I also work with those facing crises or transitions related to religion and spirituality.
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Gabriel Adrian Cardenas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
Gabriel A. Cardenas, MFT, MA is BILINGUAL in SPANISH and ENGLISH, Gabriel’s greatest passion is to bring healing and transformation to individuals and families who have experienced a TRAUMATIC or STRESSFUL experience. Gabriel has vast experience in treating people who struggle with DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, ANGER, and TRAUMA using cognitive behavioral therapy. He employs a family systems approach to address communication and relational issues with families. In addition, Gabriel loves to work with COUPLES who want to achieve their RELATIONSHIP GOALS—believing that a love that’s alive is also constantly evolving.
(331) 207-9892
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Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
Gabriel A. Cardenas, MFT, MA is BILINGUAL in SPANISH and ENGLISH, Gabriel’s greatest passion is to bring healing and transformation to individuals and families who have experienced a TRAUMATIC or STRESSFUL experience. Gabriel has vast experience in treating people who struggle with DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, ANGER, and TRAUMA using cognitive behavioral therapy. He employs a family systems approach to address communication and relational issues with families. In addition, Gabriel loves to work with COUPLES who want to achieve their RELATIONSHIP GOALS—believing that a love that’s alive is also constantly evolving.
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Elyse Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
Her focus is working with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, children experiencing behavioral challenges, relational concerns, low self-esteem, family conflict, and emotional dysregulation.
Elyse is an experienced clinician with a passion for helping children, teens, families, adults, and couples overcome life’s challenges. She has had the privilege of working with clients in various schools, private practice, and community mental health settings and she utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of each of her client’s. She acknowledges that therapy is hard work and is constantly humbled by the strength her clients demonstrate throughout the therapeutic process. Elyse approaches therapy with a warm and genuine care for others which allows her clients to grow in a meaningful and purposeful way.
(331) 244-0312
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Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
Her focus is working with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, children experiencing behavioral challenges, relational concerns, low self-esteem, family conflict, and emotional dysregulation.
Elyse is an experienced clinician with a passion for helping children, teens, families, adults, and couples overcome life’s challenges. She has had the privilege of working with clients in various schools, private practice, and community mental health settings and she utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of each of her client’s. She acknowledges that therapy is hard work and is constantly humbled by the strength her clients demonstrate throughout the therapeutic process. Elyse approaches therapy with a warm and genuine care for others which allows her clients to grow in a meaningful and purposeful way.
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Lauren Smith
PsyD Verified
Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
I primarily work from a relational psychodynamic framework, and am trained in ARC and Non-directive play therapy.
As a therapist, I strive to never take for granted the trust it requires to allow someone else to participate in the journey of healing. There are many reasons one might find themselves seeking a therapist, including the experience of anxiety, depression, painful memories, and relational difficulties, and no two individuals experiences any one of these in the same way. Each of us are uniquely influenced by past experiences and traumas, biology, and broader societal systems.
(504) 732-8103
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Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
I primarily work from a relational psychodynamic framework, and am trained in ARC and Non-directive play therapy.
As a therapist, I strive to never take for granted the trust it requires to allow someone else to participate in the journey of healing. There are many reasons one might find themselves seeking a therapist, including the experience of anxiety, depression, painful memories, and relational difficulties, and no two individuals experiences any one of these in the same way. Each of us are uniquely influenced by past experiences and traumas, biology, and broader societal systems.
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Kristi M Finn
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founding partner of Compass Behavioral Health and Wellness, LLC, who is passionate about empowering individuals and families to achieve personal growth, improve emotional regulation and foster positive relationships. I enjoy utilizing my training on attachment and brain development to assist in coping with the effects of trauma, loss, divorce, disrupted attachments, adoption, depression and anxiety. Using a collaborative and relational approach, I strive to help individuals and couples establish and maintain healthy relationships, as well as strengthen their ability to cope with stressful life events
(331) 701-2930 x2
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Naperville, IL 60540
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founding partner of Compass Behavioral Health and Wellness, LLC, who is passionate about empowering individuals and families to achieve personal growth, improve emotional regulation and foster positive relationships. I enjoy utilizing my training on attachment and brain development to assist in coping with the effects of trauma, loss, divorce, disrupted attachments, adoption, depression and anxiety. Using a collaborative and relational approach, I strive to help individuals and couples establish and maintain healthy relationships, as well as strengthen their ability to cope with stressful life events
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Stephanie Wendland
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
Offers online therapy
If you are looking for a therapist, you may be feeling hurt, lost, or stuck and aren't quite sure what will help. When our most important connections are ruptured through stress, trauma, and broken relationships, life becomes overwhelming, unmanageable and isolated. Finding a therapist who will listen with intention and compassion can help you feel understood and more connected to yourself and your world. I use a relational-style focused on increasing your awareness and insight so that you feel empowered to move forward.
(630) 448-8944 x6
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Naperville, IL 60540
Offers online therapy
If you are looking for a therapist, you may be feeling hurt, lost, or stuck and aren't quite sure what will help. When our most important connections are ruptured through stress, trauma, and broken relationships, life becomes overwhelming, unmanageable and isolated. Finding a therapist who will listen with intention and compassion can help you feel understood and more connected to yourself and your world. I use a relational-style focused on increasing your awareness and insight so that you feel empowered to move forward.
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Charlotte A Dillon
Psychologist, PhD, MPS, DARe Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
How We Treat One Another Matters: For better and for worse, across our whole lives, we operate in relationships. Our views of our "self" and how we relate to others develop from how we have been treated in relationships. Our capacities to love, to learn, to become our best, all emerge optimally within healthy relationships. Likewise, wounds of heart and soul emerge from ways we have been treated and/or choices we have made which have hurt us, sometimes very deeply. Persons who have experienced relational trauma and/or overwhelming life stressors are ideal candidates for clinical services at Gateway.
(630) 457-1346
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Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
How We Treat One Another Matters: For better and for worse, across our whole lives, we operate in relationships. Our views of our "self" and how we relate to others develop from how we have been treated in relationships. Our capacities to love, to learn, to become our best, all emerge optimally within healthy relationships. Likewise, wounds of heart and soul emerge from ways we have been treated and/or choices we have made which have hurt us, sometimes very deeply. Persons who have experienced relational trauma and/or overwhelming life stressors are ideal candidates for clinical services at Gateway.
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Brenda White
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
I have a passion to help individuals thrive and help families stay together by addressing parenting issues, marital discord, relational problems and other emotional concerns.
I believe there are three major components to a well-balanced state of mind - they are Love, Purpose, and Value. If either is missing, you could experience some level of mental distress. I specialize in working with the average person trying to earn a living and take care of their family. I treat individuals who struggle with anger, depression, self-esteem and other interpersonal concerns.
(312) 635-4435
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Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60563
Offers online therapy
I have a passion to help individuals thrive and help families stay together by addressing parenting issues, marital discord, relational problems and other emotional concerns.
I believe there are three major components to a well-balanced state of mind - they are Love, Purpose, and Value. If either is missing, you could experience some level of mental distress. I specialize in working with the average person trying to earn a living and take care of their family. I treat individuals who struggle with anger, depression, self-esteem and other interpersonal concerns.
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Clark Beckley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60540
Offers online therapy
My professional experiences in law enforcement and child welfare allow me to offer a unique perspective in supporting veterans, medical, public safety, child welfare, and other professionals who are susceptible to experiencing personal, relational, and professional disruption due to post-traumatic stress, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and burnout.
I seek clients who are open to discovering their story and how it led them to their current circumstance. I am best able to nurture a relationship with a client who is aware of their reason for seeking support and is comfortable with a direct perspective to realizing their goals. My approach to working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families is centered on the philosophy that we are experiencing components of our personal story daily. When we conclude a chapter, it can impact the next chapter. By understanding our experiences and crafting our next steps, we can shape our story.
(630) 313-4349
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Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60540
Offers online therapy
My professional experiences in law enforcement and child welfare allow me to offer a unique perspective in supporting veterans, medical, public safety, child welfare, and other professionals who are susceptible to experiencing personal, relational, and professional disruption due to post-traumatic stress, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and burnout.
I seek clients who are open to discovering their story and how it led them to their current circumstance. I am best able to nurture a relationship with a client who is aware of their reason for seeking support and is comfortable with a direct perspective to realizing their goals. My approach to working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families is centered on the philosophy that we are experiencing components of our personal story daily. When we conclude a chapter, it can impact the next chapter. By understanding our experiences and crafting our next steps, we can shape our story.
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Heather L McRoberts
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60565
Offers online therapy
I provide focused support for challenges common to relational, mood, vocational, sport performance, women's issues, weight control, and spirituality issues.
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or experiencing increased life stressors due to work, family or other responsibilities, psychotherapy can help. Strengthening your interpersonal, behavioral and relational strategies will bring you relief. Together, we will explore how the complex patterns of your experiences are affecting your current life challenges, emotions, and behaviors. Whether working with children, adolescents, teens or adults, my approach is to be compassionate and attuned to your unique set of needs, providing a space for you to feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance, ultimately achieving more effective strategies for dealing with life's stressors.
(773) 888-4771
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Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60565
Offers online therapy
I provide focused support for challenges common to relational, mood, vocational, sport performance, women's issues, weight control, and spirituality issues.
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or experiencing increased life stressors due to work, family or other responsibilities, psychotherapy can help. Strengthening your interpersonal, behavioral and relational strategies will bring you relief. Together, we will explore how the complex patterns of your experiences are affecting your current life challenges, emotions, and behaviors. Whether working with children, adolescents, teens or adults, my approach is to be compassionate and attuned to your unique set of needs, providing a space for you to feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance, ultimately achieving more effective strategies for dealing with life's stressors.
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Chris Johnson, PsyD & Q4 Consulting, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60564
Offers online therapy
My masters in social work prepared me well to work with individuals and family systems, while later training as a psychologist expanded into the cognitive relational tradition.
Have you've felt stuck in your life or relationships? Sense you need a new direction? Wondering how to shake the current mood you're living in? My style is to partner with you to create conditions for change. My holistic approach focuses on deeply listening to your concerns, and working to develop new life competencies toward results that matter to you. My ideal client is one who comes with a desire to change the feelings, behaviors, and patterns that contribute to current pain or suffering, and a willingness to work together to meet the challenges you face.
(630) 447-8825
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Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60564
Offers online therapy
My masters in social work prepared me well to work with individuals and family systems, while later training as a psychologist expanded into the cognitive relational tradition.
Have you've felt stuck in your life or relationships? Sense you need a new direction? Wondering how to shake the current mood you're living in? My style is to partner with you to create conditions for change. My holistic approach focuses on deeply listening to your concerns, and working to develop new life competencies toward results that matter to you. My ideal client is one who comes with a desire to change the feelings, behaviors, and patterns that contribute to current pain or suffering, and a willingness to work together to meet the challenges you face.
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Brenda J Barnwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60540
As your partner in the therapeutic process, a relational model will frame our work. My theoretical approach to therapy is based on a strengths perspective, competency-based practice. Psychodynamic, client centered therapy goals of treatment include: improving problem solving skills, increasing communication skills, developing a deeper insight and promoting overall functioning. Individuals, couples, group and family therapy is available. As a clinician, I strive to establish a partnership with my clients to encourage and engage. When a secure base is established, the client's increased capacity for trust and learning is the direct result. We will create a healthy change.
(630) 517-3864
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Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60540
As your partner in the therapeutic process, a relational model will frame our work. My theoretical approach to therapy is based on a strengths perspective, competency-based practice. Psychodynamic, client centered therapy goals of treatment include: improving problem solving skills, increasing communication skills, developing a deeper insight and promoting overall functioning. Individuals, couples, group and family therapy is available. As a clinician, I strive to establish a partnership with my clients to encourage and engage. When a secure base is established, the client's increased capacity for trust and learning is the direct result. We will create a healthy change.
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Josette Nard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGP, CRS Verified
Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60563
Even after nearly 40 years as a therapist, each time I begin to work with people I feel as though I am walking on holy ground. Each person who comes to me willing to be vulnerable and open to the change necessary to bring about greater relational happiness and deeper personal awareness is treated with profound respect. Therapy takes courage to face that part of ourselves that may be limiting or sabotaging our relational and personal growth.
(630) 426-6864
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Office is near:
Naperville, IL 60563
Even after nearly 40 years as a therapist, each time I begin to work with people I feel as though I am walking on holy ground. Each person who comes to me willing to be vulnerable and open to the change necessary to bring about greater relational happiness and deeper personal awareness is treated with profound respect. Therapy takes courage to face that part of ourselves that may be limiting or sabotaging our relational and personal growth.

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Relational life therapy in Naperville offers strategies to combat marital dysfunction and restore harmony in relationships. Couples--those recovering from affairs, traumatic events, or a lull in passion--can find RLT helpful. To repair discord, the therapist identifies the main conflict upsetting the couples' emotional intimacy. Once the partners see how they both contribute to the problem, the therapist teaches them skills to improve the ways they relate to each other. Couples may see a change in their relationship within three to six months.