Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Naperville, Illinois

Find a therapist in Naperville, Illinois that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Naperville to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Monique Smith

LCSW
3 years experience
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for seeking help as you progress through this time in your life. A little about me, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana and Illinois. I have 3 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with many different people with many different concerns. I have aided in progress with individuals that are depressed, anxious... Read More
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for seeking help as you progress through this time in your life. A little about me, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Kristy Hemmele

MA,LCPC
20 years experience
Hello, my name is Kristy. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for over 15 years. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone also has encountered struggle of some type.. I use primarily solution focused techniques and my faith to help individuals, couples and families find help and feel empowered. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity,... Read More
Hello, my name is Kristy. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for over 15 years. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone also has encountered struggle of some type.. I ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Donald Shawler

MA,LCPC
3 years experience
Donald (Don) Shawler ia a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who uses an integrative approach to working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. This integrative approach involves a person centered technique to help clients identify and address issues in an accepting, non-judgmental and safe environment. Using Cognitive based techniques, clients are taught to re-frame thoughts that hold them back and impact emotional and mental well being. ... Read More
Donald (Don) Shawler ia a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who uses an integrative approach to working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. This integrative approach involves a person centered technique to help clients... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins

PhD,LCMHC,CCMHC
14 years experience
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. 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... Read More
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Dr. Galina Buckhout

PsyD,LCPC,LPCC
13 years experience
Hello and welcome to Better Help! My name is Galina and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Illinois and California. I received a MA in Counseling from NEIU in 2006 and a PsyD in Counseling Psychology from California Southern University in 2019. I have had over 14 years of experience working in various mental health settings including hospital, partial care, outpatient and addiction centers while helping individuals and families with a variety... Read More
Hello and welcome to Better Help! My name is Galina and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Illinois and California. I received a MA in Counseling from NEIU in 2006 and a PsyD in Counseling Psychology... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Bulgarian
  • Experience:13 years

Sarah Ostrum

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Welcome and thanks for considering me as your therapist. I would like to start out by sharing a little bit about myself. I completed my Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health and Medical social work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing therapy for about 4 years now in a clinic setting for individuals and couples. I have also facilitated grief, caregiver,... Read More
Welcome and thanks for considering me as your therapist. I would like to start out by sharing a little bit about myself. I completed my Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health and Medical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Jessica Townsend

LCSW
3 years experience
Hello there! My name is Jessica Townsend and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I hold over 6 years of clinical social work experience in a wide variety of settings, ranging from working with survivors of domestic violence to providing support to residents within a long-term care facility/nursing home. Other areas of practice have included hospice, community mental health and working in a medical clinic for individuals with severe, chronic health conditions. I have... Read More
Hello there! My name is Jessica Townsend and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I hold over 6 years of clinical social work experience in a wide variety of settings, ranging from working with survivors of domestic violence to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Alexandra Parker

3 years experience
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller Hi , my name is Alexandra Parker, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about providing therapeutic services to men and women of all races, backgrounds, and sexual orientations. I hold confidentiality in high regard and will always offer a safe place to share thoughts , feelings, values and emotions. I specializes in depression, stress management, trauma and anxiety.... Read More
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller Hi , my name is Alexandra Parker, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about providing therapeutic services to men and women of... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Russian
  • Experience:3 years

Joseph Oleck

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has a lot of knowledge of mental health issues. I have worked with many diverse populations and love collaborating with my clients in order to find the best treatment approach for them. I tailor my approach based on the needs of my clients and my clients are... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has a lot of knowledge of mental health issues. I have worked with many diverse populations and love collaborating with my clients in order to find the best treatment approach for them. I tailor my approach based on the needs of my clients and my clients are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Colleen Norwell

LCSW
7 years experience
Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in order to help them make changes that will allow them to find balance, and an enhanced quality of life. Having worked closely with adoptive families, families experiencing crisis and violence in the home, veterans, and individuals managing... Read More
Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in order to help them make changes that will allow them to find balance, and an enhanced quality of life. Having worked closely with adoptive families, families experiencing crisis and violence in the home, veterans, and individuals managing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Samantha Zylstra

LMFT, LCPC, LCSW
17 years experience
In a safe and comfortable environment we provide services for couples, adults, and children who desire healing in their lives. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and lasting positive change. Read More
In a safe and comfortable environment we provide services for couples, adults, and children who desire healing in their lives. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and lasting positive change. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Naperville Illinois

Finding an easy to relate to mental health professional can be a challenging process regardless of where you reside. Naperville Illinois has its challenges much like any other city in the nation. Fortunately, there are over 500 trained professionals in Naperville  ready and willing to walk with you through some of your most trying times.

With a city population of almost 146,000, Naperville is part of the much larger CJN (Chicago – Joliet – Naperville) metro area with an estimated population of just over 9.5 million residents. The city is known as one of the most educated and affluent parts of Illinois and has been voted one of the best places to retire in the U.S.

Mental Health Statistics for Naperville

Mental health means having a life worth living and living a productive and meaningful life. Meeting your goals, seeing hopes and dreams fulfilled and having a variety of interests also help you achieve mental health. Naperville is like many other places in the nation that suffer from mental illness issues. In fact, Naperville seems to be right in line with the rest of the state, and nation, when it comes to mental health issues.

According to a national survey on drug use and mental health, in the past year Naperville had 9.2 percent of persons 12 and older classified with having a substance use disorder. Just 6.1 percent of the population had experienced a major mental illness issue in the past year. Again, these numbers fall in line with the rest of the state and nation.

What Makes Mental Health Different in Naperville?

Mental health awareness is changing. Not just in Naperville but in Illinois. The median household income in Naperville is just $116,482 compared to $60,960 for the state of Illinois.

  • There is an established link between financial distress and mental illness even if money doesn’t doesn’t appear to be a problem in your area.
  • Just 87 percent of the population lives in poverty.
  • 8 percent of ER visits are for for mental disorders. Anxiety, panic attacks, and acute reactions to stress a chief complaint.
  • The death rate in Dupage County by suicide in 1 percent.

Divorce Rate in Naperville

With the median age being 38.5, the divorce rate in Naperville is relatively low at 6.1 percent. Studies show that getting married later in life can lead to healthier marriages. Also possibly accounting for the low divorce rate is the level of education for the city. Nearly 70 percent of the population has a degree, with 31 percent of those having a professional or graduate degree. Additionally, the unemployment rate is just 2.8 percent.

A healthy dose of marriage support specialists may also account for the low divorce rate. More than 160 marriage counselors serve Naperville which might be why the divorce rate is significantly lower than the national average of 50 percent.

Mental Health Resources in Naperville

There are more than 500 mental health professionals in Naperville. Illinois is noted as having a shortage of licensed professionals available, but that doesn’t seem to affect the Naperville area much. With a therapist to population ratio of 292:1 you shouldn’t have a problem finding a counselor accepting new patients. The ratio is in fact much lower than the national average and well below the nation minimum threshold for patient to therapist ratios.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Naperville

Though there are hundreds of mental health professionals easily found online, many of them have social reviews attached to their profiles, making them all seem like the ideal choice. Review sites such as Google Pages Pages, Yelp and the like all offer social reviews based on a previous patient’s experience making it hard to decide which one is right for you and your condition.

Medical providers, health insurance companies and local clinics all offer referrals. Even if you find someone in your network, you’ll still have to fill out paperwork, get approvals and wait for the next available appointment. All of this is done before you get a chance to meet the person you’ll be working with to see if they are a good match.

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