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.

Dana Hall

LCPC, MA, CTT, Trauma, DBTtherapist
15 years experience
Hi, I am so glad you are here. This is a 'judgement-free zone' to express and process. It is important for me to create a space where my clients feel safe and comfortable. I truly feel the therapeutic relationship is one of the most powerful and unique opportunities we have to bring about lasting change; I respect the integrity of each client's process. I want for you to feel like you can be transparent... Read More
Hi, I am so glad you are here. This is a 'judgement-free zone' to express and process. It is important for me to create a space where my clients feel safe and comfortable. I truly feel the therapeutic relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Marsha Perfetti-McIntosh

LCPC, MA, MS
6 years experience
Your personal growth and your well-being are important! I am so glad that you are willing to take the first step by seeking out a licensed therapist to help you on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a MS in Health and an MA in Counseling. In addition, I am a Certified Health Coach with more than twenty years teaching experience in the areas of women’s health and human sexuality. For nearly... Read More
Your personal growth and your well-being are important! I am so glad that you are willing to take the first step by seeking out a licensed therapist to help you on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Diane Bailey Yoder

MS, LCPC, NCC
7 years experience
I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings of depression and/or feeling anxious. I have experience working with parenting concerns whether as a couple, co-parenting situations, or as single parents. I spent several years helping veterans with PTSD in both individual and group... Read More
I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Hannah Noel

LCSW
7 years experience
Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship is essential for the client’s success. Some specialties I work with are: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal relationships, abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is friendly, open, and collaborative. I recognize that it... Read More
Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Joan French

MA, LCPC
0 years experience
I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must also feel heard, connected, and hopeful! Finding and connecting with a positive & affirming counselor is a valuable and courageous choice to move forward! It is important for me to create a space where my clients... Read More
I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years

Patricia Stern

LCSW, MBA
30 years experience
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to cope with stress. They may have health or medical concerns; or just be looking to improve their life skills and to make decisions and plans that are helpful for them. I see myself as... Read More
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Lori Melhart

LCSW
18 years experience
Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have tools to help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have over 18 years experience in helping people feel better about themselves and the roles they have. I specialize in local... Read More
Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Terra Ogle

LCSW
15 years experience
I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and trauma history. My style is warm and supportive. I see myself as your tour guide as we navigate through the issues you want to work on. Being a social worker, I believe that... Read More
I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Meredith Hayes

Psy.D, L.C.P.C.
13 years experience
I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different things. My clients have presented with issues such as: Depression; Anxiety/OCD; Addiction; Trauma and Abuse; Eating Disorders; Self-Injury: Bi-Polar; Couples Issues; Life transitions and many more more. I would describe myself as an interactive therapist,... Read More
I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

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

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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