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.


Dr. Sue Denk

Psy.D., LCPC
25 years experience
Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me, the ideal client is motivated towards change and who will work just as hard between sessions as during them, who will explore the past and its effect on now and the future, and who will... Read More
Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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

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

Sarah Reynertson

MA, LCPC
7 years experience
My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained my bachelors degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 2008 and obtained my graduate degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012 and began my counseling journey as an... Read More
My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Kathleen Monroe

LCSW, CADC
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as an Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor. I have been working in a counseling field since 2014. Clients that I have worked with struggled in areas of mental health and substance abuse ranging in diagnosis’s... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Merissa Pryor

MSW, LCSW
7 years experience
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling as well as advocacy, mental health and substance abuse treatment experience. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders or relationship issues. My main therapeutic approach includes Cognitive... Read More
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Lori Streator

LCPC
11 years experience
I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my clients start. I have been a licensed therapist for over 10 years, and I have realized over time that our mental health is just as important as our physical health! I have a background in child... Read More
I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Shannon Franco

BSW, MA, LCPC
4 years experience
I am a counselor licensed in Illinois and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, and anger issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced domestic violence, both victim and perpetrator. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and... Read More
I am a counselor licensed in Illinois and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, and anger issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced domestic... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Colleen Martinez

LCSW
11 years experience
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also worked in private practice for many years. I have worked with children and... Read More
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Kimberleigh Hagar

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a clinical social worker licensed in North Carolina and Illinois and have been working with individuals and families in therapy for over 6 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a focus in mental health. I believe that therapy is such a beneficial service that gives individuals the opportunity to feel a genuine, authentic connection with another human.... Read More
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a clinical social worker licensed in North Carolina and Illinois and have been working with individuals and families in therapy for over 6 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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. Colleen specializes in adoption, anxiety, depression and trauma. 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. Colleen specializes in adoption, anxiety, depression and trauma. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Samantha Zylstra

LMFT, LCPC, LCSW, CEDS, EMDR
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.

The E-Counseling directory is designed to help you make a more informed, educated decision about who you’ll see to help you get back to the life you want. Learn more about a professionals education, experience and background before you make your first visit using our no-cost service.