Having poor mental health can make you feel unsafe. You may feel anxious all the time and feel like there’s nowhere to go. You may feel depressed. If an external issue is causing your problems, you may feel like there’s no solution. In times like these, what can you do?

A counselor based in Naperville can help. They can help you feel safe and secure. Naperville is one of the safest towns in the US, but mental safety is also important. When you feel both mentally and physically secure, true happiness may be able to be achieved. 

This is Kristen Kasperek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hi, my name is Kristen Kasperek and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. I have 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in individual and group settings. I worked as a Psycho Social Rehabilitation Therapist for quite some time where I became certified in OCD as well as PTSD. I have vast experience working with those who suffer from chronic mental illness including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, depression, and anxiety. I also have a wealth of experienc...

This is Gianna Trombino's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

If you're looking for a clinician who will woo you with complex professional jargon and analyze your every action and every word in painstaking detail, I'm likely not the therapist for you. If you're looking for a therapist who will make you feel valued and heard, can sit comfortably with you through very difficult, complex and oftentimes confusing feelings without judgement, provide honest (sometimes difficult to hear) feedback and integrate some humor into treatment while making real progress toward healing and your goals, it's nice to meet you! We can tackle ...

This is Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCMHC,CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, MAC, a board certified clinical mental health counselor and addiction counselor with 16 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina, Illinois, and Alaska. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. I have worked in an adult inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient behavioral c...

This is Dr. Gurpreet Paul's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,PSYD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Clients who come to me tend to experience a profound transformation into becoming the person they want to be by experiencing a therapeutic relationship with me where I am my true and empathic self free of judgement. I am a client centered therapist who likes to empower my clients to become free from their symptoms. This approach involves me offering you a therapeutic relationship where I am my genuine, empathic self where I offer no judgement. Through that environment you are able to work through your pain, gain insight, and find the answers to what is troub...

This is Dr. Christina Rudawski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Greetings! My name is Dr. Christina Rudawski. Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Alcohol and Addiction Counselor. I obtained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Midwestern University in Illinois. I completed my internship at Elgin Community Mental Health Center and my postdoctoral training at Larned State Hospital in Larned, KS. I completed an Accelerated Addiction program at College of DuPage and interned at Lutheran Social Services in Elgin, IL. Additionally, I am a licensed sex offender evaluator. I have a rich...

This is Callie Blakeman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Callie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. I have 5 years of experience and have worked with individuals with a variety of concerns; including depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, and relationship issues. My approach to therapy is laid back, warm, and friendly. I use strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy; and I always start therapy from where YOU are at. My hope is to help you from where you are now to where you wa...

This is Gina Dunphy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I have been a Social Worker for 30 years. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Social Work. I am also Licensed in the State of Illinois. My treatment approach is an eclectic one and client directed. I have expertise in Mindfulness approaches as well as DBT. I like to allow you, the Client, to choose the direction of your therapy. In other words you decide the direction of your therapy. Some clients wish to pursue direct problem solving in the course of their treatment, while others merely want a sounding board and feedback regar...

This is Nikolous Kuster's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Clinically Licensed Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois with 13 years of professional experience. I have worked with a wide variety of clients including adolescents, families, people who are involved with the justice system, couples, and individuals from all walks of life. I feel comfortable working with a wide variety of cultural populations and have an empathic, supportive approach in therapy. While I have worked with individuals dealing with all manner of diagnosable and life space issues, I have significant experience working with those struggling with depr...

This is Charlo Jordan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am interested in helping people progress in the areas of balancing relationships, creating appropriate boundaries, and navigating life transitions. My therapeutic style combines collaboration, solution-focused planning/strategizing, and cognitive-behavioral theory. My nearly two decades of experience working with people to decrease the things that they do not like about themselves. I have assisted children and adults /couples with improving their coping and communicative skills en route to addressing an array of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, li...

This is Yvette Medina's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,CADC,CAMS II
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Welcome! My name is Yvette Medina and I am a bicultural Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois with a sense of humor and a love for helping people. I have over 15 years experience working in the mental health field. I am so happy that you are taking the first step in taking care of yourself. I applaud you as you enter this journey. I understand that it is not always easy meeting with a stranger and sharing your fears and vulnerabilities, however, after a few minutes of introductions and exchanged pleasantries we will no longer be strang...

This is Amy Cavazos's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,ATR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. I draw upon relational-cultural, attachment, and family systems theory in my clinical work. I specialize in treating traumatic stress in children, adolescents, and young adults and provide support to their caregivers and family systems. I served as a Child & Family Therapist within the Trauma Treatment Program at Children’s Research Triangle (CRT) in Chicago, IL from 2012-2018, taught graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the ...

This is Angela Roiko Bogust's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Angela and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have 20 years of experience working with survivors, caregivers and family members following brain injuries and other neurological disorders and diagnosis. I have assisted individuals with processing and moving towards accepting the many changes that follow a major injury or illness often include psychical, cognitive, emotional and relationship changes. My counseling style is genuineness, unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding. I approach counseling...

This is Kathryn  Kirk's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois and have been in practice since 2011 when I graduated from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I have a private practice and provide support at a community based mental health skill based partial hospitalization program for mood disorders. Choosing a therapist is an important decision and meeting and building a trusting rapport is important to the therapy process. My style is warm, authentic and compassionate. In therapy ...

This is Wendy Phillips's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,C-SSWS,BCD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 24

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. We all need help, support, and the opportunity to vent at different times in our lives, and it takes courage to begin this process. You took the first step by reviewing this profile. I look forward to working with you! I believe establishing a positive therapeutic relationship/having a good connection with the person I’m working with helps facilitate effective counseling and positive outcomes. You are the expert of your own life, and I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. My counselin...

This is Melissa Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

I am an experienced Social Worker with an LCSW and have worked in agencies and private practice and public schools during my career. I am also a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional which is helpful when working with people managing anxiety and mood disorders. Integrative Health is about looking at lifestyle factors and blends conventional and complementary modalities to best address symptoms. When we work together, my goal is to help you figure out how to improve all areas of your life, but of course, address the goal that you want to work on. You sh...

This is Rachel EtsHokin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Illinois with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Shayna Rayman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Florida and Illinois with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Stephanie Mantelman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Illinois with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Alexandria Poe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Illinois with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Leah Pavela-Mullins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Naperville, Illinois (Naperville, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,C-ET
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in helping people find solutions to their problems. Over the years, I have been told by clients that they really feel that I am listening to them and trying to understand what is going on in their lives and how they feel. Clients have also told me that they do not feel any sense of judgment, but rather that I accept them for who they are and where they are in their life’s journey. My style is empathetic and solution focused. I will spend time asking you questions in order to get to know...

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Naperville? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Naperville area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Naperville' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Naperville, or elsewhere in the DuPage county or state of Illinois.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Naperville therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Naperville counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Naperville, IL ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Illinois will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Naperville and elsewhere throughout the state of Illinois, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Naperville offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Naperville has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Naperville, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Naperville therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 147122 people in the city of Naperville, IL finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 60540 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Naperville therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Naperville, Illinois can serve:

60540, 60563, 60564, 60565, 60566, 60567

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Naperville' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Naperville's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Naperville, Illinois?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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