I graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology. I received my LCPC in 2001. I am also a Certified Care Manager with the National Academy of Care Managers.
I have focused my attention on treating adults with anxiety and depression. I believe in learning coping skills and positive communication to deal with significant life events. The goal of treatment is validation through re-focusing on individual strengths in order to improve overall quality of life. .
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
― Shannon L. Alder
How can I help?
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.006095
Jonna has been so great. I've tried therapy in the past but had never made it past the first few sessions. With Jonna it was different. She's incredibly smart, easy to connect with, makes me feel like my struggles are normal, reminds me when things are not my fault, and also holds me accountable for the things I need to do to create a better life for myself. I've had some big breakthroughs with her that have been so insightful, and you know it made an impact when you think about it again many times after the session is over. I am very grateful for all she has taught me and could not recommend her enough.
Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Jonna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd
She is understanding, helpful, smart, and extremely knowledgeable, caring and dependable
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Jonna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Jonna has been very helpful as a therapist and provides insight that I’ve often not thought of or considered. She listens and supportive and encouraging. Her knowledge and expertise surrounding dementia and other related diseases are unmatched and I’m so thankful that I was was matched with her.
Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Jonna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes
As someone with ADHD, I need someone who’s the perfect balance of knowing when to be comforting and knowing when to call me on my crap. She’s a really good fit in that way!!!
Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ms.Phelps is extremely knowledgeable in her field and has been a major contributor to the betterment of my mental health. I highly value my time with her and her advice/input, I am extremely thankful to have the opportunity to receive counseling from her.
Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Jonna is extremely positive and she knows how to help me learn how to be happy. She looks for positivity in situations. I like having conversations and she has conversations with me and gives me feedback to what I'm feeling. She's a great therapist and she's someone I would whole heartedly recommend.
Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd