Therapy for All Ages
If you or a loved one in the Naperville area seek behavioral therapy services for a specific issue or simply need someone to talk to, we're here to help. Common issues we see include depression or anxiety, marital dissatisfaction, behavioral and learning problems, dependency issues, PTSD, and much more. Let us know how we can help you.
Services & Specialties
Depression Counseling in Naperville, IL
It is important to keep in mind that depression does not mean you are weak. In fact, it has a biologic component that affects the brain’s ability to regulate mood. Depression is complex and there are many different causes to it, and our therapists can help you discover the root of your sadness to allow for the healing process to begin.Read More
Anxiety Counseling in Naperville, IL
An estimated 40 million adults or 18.1 percent of the U.S. population are affected by anxiety. Although common, the symptoms of anxiety can be very isolating. It can be overwhelming discussing your concerns with another person. The persistent thought of something going wrong can negatively impact your relationships, career, and emotional and physical health. Our goal is to help you manage your anxiety so you can get back to enjoying your everyday life.Read More
Marriage Counseling in Naperville, IL
When you consider the most important parts of your life including your career, education, or even a favored hobby, it is easy to see the importance of constant improvement. A personal relationship is another one of those things that requires upkeep and can be easily overlooked as comfortability often turns into complacency. When is the last time you and your significant other took the time to strengthen your relationship?Read More
Grief Counseling in Naperville
Dealing with grief is complicated and confusing. It is hard at times and a person is never truly done grieving. By working with a professional, you can learn to effectively cope while learning to find joy in your life again.
PTSD Counseling in Naperville
Post-traumatic stress disorder can develop when trauma is not dealt with. It may feel natural to avoid the situations and discussions that remind you of the traumatic experience, but this can actually make symptoms worse. We help our clients face their fears head to help alleviate the pain it brings in their lives.
LGBTQ+ Counseling in Naperville
LGBTQ+ individuals are at a greater risk of mental health disorders. For this reason, it is important to seek help when needed. Working with an LGBTQ+ sensitive counselor can give you the safe environment you need to work through these common concerns.
Individual Counseling in Naperville
Individual therapy carries the added benefit of developing a meaningful professional relationship with a counselor who can teach you the tools you need to change or adapt to the issues you face. Exploring the depths of your problems can help shed new light on issues that have stumped you in the past.
Abuse Counseling in Naperville
You may feel like there is no way out of an abusive situation. You may feel like you are alone, afraid to discuss your concerns with anyone else. Meeting with a therapist can help you explore your options in a confidential and safe environment. It helps in identifying abusive situations and works to improve confidence while also creating a plan for safety.
Eating Disorder Counseling in Naperville
Bad eating habits can have a major negative impact on your health both mentally and physically. If you or someone you know is struggling with unhealthy eating and body image, our team can help. Seeking treatment is a hard but necessary step toward the goal of regaining a healthy body and mind.
Chronic Pain Counseling in Naperville
While medications can help with pain management, they tend to mask the real problem. Leaving the source of your chronic pain untreated can have negative effects on your life. Our experienced staff has a variety of outlets and tools to help you manage your pain.
ADD/ADHD Counseling in Naperville
Therapy can be a powerful tool in navigating the unpredictable nature of ADD and ADHD. Our licensed therapists incorporate a multi-faceted approach to these disorders, only using the most current, evidence-based treatment models to help manage symptoms.
Child Counseling in Naperville
If your child is struggling, know that it’s never too early to get help. In fact, addressing issues early on can help decrease the risk of larger issues for them in the future. Our therapists specialize in child-focused methods for overcoming a variety of presenting problems children may face.
Teen Counseling in Naperville
Being a teenager comes with its own set of challenges that are often misunderstood by adults, despite having been there themselves. In therapy, teens are provided a safe and judgement-free space to feel comfortable, safe, and understood.
Harmful Habit Counseling in Naperville
When bad habits are left to fester, you are paying for it with your health. We can help you replace your bad habits with good ones, making the process of eliminating bad practices not only smoother but more feasible as well.
Stress Counseling in Naperville
Stress can come to you in all shapes and sizes. This can make managing it difficult. Our team will work with you to get to the root of the cause and apply proven methods for overcoming your symptoms. Stress is very personal and unique, but that does not mean you have to deal with it alone.
Young Adult Counseling in Naperville
Young adults face more challenges than ever as societal expectations are constantly changing in many areas of life. Whether your challenges are related to finance, relationships, or personal self-growth, our team can help make life more manageable.
Autism Counseling in Naperville
As autism rates increase, so does the demand for evidence-based therapy and accurate diagnostic means. If you or a loved one are in need of an advanced diagnosis, know professional services are always an option.
Diane TobyDr. Diane Toby is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with families, children, adolescents, and young adults, and has been in private practice as a therapist since 1992. In 2006, she moved her practice to Illinois. She has a master's degree in counseling psychology and a doctorate in school and counseling psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional post-doctoral training in neuropsychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Toby has practiced as a psychologist in therapeutic and school settings for over 20 years with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families, with particular expertise in family therapy to treat emotional and behavior problems. She enjoys helping families to show acceptance, set limits, and boundaries, and establish trust with adolescents who may feel “different” from others in the family. Dr. Toby also takes pride in her work with young adults who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as the common emotional difficulties that often accompany this disorder (i.e., depression, anxiety, shame).She believes that establishing a strong relationship with her clients is crucial. To that end, Dr. Toby ensures that active listening, acceptance, confidentiality, collaboration, and encouragement, are the cornerstones of her therapy. Dr. Toby has had training and experience in conducting Cognitive Behavior therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and Attachment-Based Trauma therapy, and uses all of these in her work as a therapist. Her additional expertise in neuropsychology provides her with a broader understanding of her clients' strengths and needs and allows for collaboration with school, medical and health professionals.
Ruchi RayIt is crucial for us to have the courage and motivation to break our own unhealthy cycles and gain insight into our potentials. You deserve a respectful, individualized approach to therapy, and I am committed to helping you create and maintain healthy changes in your life. I am an empathic and supportive therapist who will also be direct and challenge you to move forward to reach your goals. With five years of clinical experience, I work with you so you can become your best advocate, strengthen your will to run against self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors, and find/maintain relationships that will nurture your inner self. Having worked with diverse, ethnic and cultural populations, I value diversity and cultural sensitivity as a strong component of my work with each individual as it provides an open, safe environment for us to work together. Utilizing approaches that are evidence-based and tailored specifically to you, I invite you to come to feel heard and understood without judgment so you can find the balance you are looking for and the light in the darkness you experience.Throughout my career as a clinician, I have worked with a variety of adults and some adolescents experiencing different obstacles in their paths such as life transitions, work-related issues, mood disorders, infidelity in intimate partner relationships, and social/family relationships. Additionally, I have extended experience with individuals who struggle with post-traumatic stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, domestic violence or gender-based violence, human trafficking, personality disorders, and some forensic cases. My work in community mental health, as well as outpatient hospital settings, has allowed me to integrate various clinical approaches such as using dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, psycho-education, and some expressive therapies. I believe our thinking patterns, emotions, and how we decide to behave or deal with hard situations as humans, impacts our overall well-being. I am here to support you, and I am dedicated to helping you identify and explore barriers, discuss problem-solving, and develop and practice skills you can use outside of session to achieve your goals and live the life you want to live.B.S. in Psychology – Natural Science at Loyola University ChicagoM.A. in Counseling Psychology at The Adler School of Professional Psychology (now known as Adler University)
David RodemakerDr. David Rodemaker is a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he specialized in Human Relational Systems and Multicultural Psychology. Dr. Rodemaker is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and mainly works using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, the Gottman Technique, along with Narrative-, Values-, and Mindfulness-based Therapies. Over the years he has worked with veterans and other survivors of violence as well as clients who want help with issues of sexuality and intimacy. Dr. Rodemaker also offers respectful and culturally competent therapy for Sexual Minorities (GLBTQ, Consensual Non-Monogamy, Leather/BDSM, and Authority-Based) as well as providing spiritually supportive therapy for Religious Minorities as well.
Rashanda WillI believe that life is a journey with ups and downs that we must face and work through”. When working with people who desire to make changes it is important that the therapist provides a safe, trusting, and supportive environment. I will ensure that I provide confidentiality, a nonjudgmental approach, empathy, and a positive regard. As a therapist, I take on a collaborative approach where we work together for solutions. I will act as a guide and provide you with skills to learn how to better cope and face life’s challenges. It is my hope that through counseling clients will gain better insight, reduce stress, improve resiliency, learn how to manage and alleviate symptoms, and live life more consciously to have better physical & emotional wellness. The therapy modalities I commonly use to assist the client in achieving goals include CBT, TF-CBT, Client-centered, motivational interviewing, DBT, and a strength-based approach. I have a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Currently, I am a Ph.D. Candidate of Psychology at Walden University working on my dissertation. I have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health and social services field. Experience includes working in a clinic and residential setting, schools, mental health facilities, and hospitals. I also have extensive knowledge and experience working with clients of a variety of backgrounds such as clients with everyday life stressors, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, emotional/behavioral disorders, substance abuse, severe persistent mental illness, professional athletes, and at-risk youth. Specialties: Athletes represent a unique population and have different challenges that they may face. Some common issues include performance issues, sadness, anxiety, loss of confidence, stress, decreased self-esteem, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Due to the increased risk of physical injury and risk of mental health concerns, it is important that therapists who understand the athlete experience work with them for increased performance and overall wellness.
Yusra Al-ShawafYusra Al-Shawaf is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. After obtaining her bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Illinois and her master's degree in social work from Columbia University, she began her work in the hospice care and bereavement fields. Yusra’s academic experiences include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. She specializes in relationship issues, couples counseling, life transitions, grief and loss, chronic illnesses, caregiver support, and depression and anxiety. Yusra’s approaches to therapy are as unique as each client who walks through the door. She works to build genuine relationships with her clients in order for them to feel safe and secure.
Sean MartinyEach of us has the capacity to reach our fullest potentials. However, we often find ourselves stuck in negative patterns of thinking and being, unable to see other possibilities. Therapy allows us as individuals and family units to create meaning out of the various life experiences that we have encountered and can help to open up new ways of thinking, feeling, and being. I provide individual and family counseling in a comfortable and confidential setting. I treat those who experience issues related to trauma, anger management, self-injury, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, identity issues, and self-esteem challenges.I specialize in utilizing mindfulness-based treatments like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and a family systems approach in aiding an individual and/or family unit to help lessen the life-interfering symptoms which contribute to their anxiety, depression, and/or anger issues.
Nina AppaduraiI work with clients to help them live their valued life using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness skills. Change is constant and is part of life. With changes, comes stress and anxiety. I focus on teaching my clients coping tools so they are able to respond in a way that is productive and in their control, rather than react, leading to a spiral of further stress and anxiety. I also work with clients struggling with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), postpartum depression and anxiety. In addition, I am also trained as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist for Insomnia (CBT-I).ACT is a third wave behavior therapy where the focus is on changing our perception by changing our behavior rather than thoughts; because thoughts and emotions are automatic and therefore cannot be changed. Mindfulness is being able to be in the moment, non-judgmentally (Jon Kabat-Zinn)I specialize in working with anxiety disorders for all age groups. My new location in Naperville will be offering groups for children, adolescents, and women. The emphasis is on teaching coping skills to manage stress and anxiety.
If you or a loved one live in the Naperville area and are experiencing depression or anxiety, marital dissatisfaction, behavioral and learning problems, substance abuse, PTSD, or simply feel the need to speak to a counselor, we’re here to help. You’re not alone – our therapists are highly qualified and ready to help at a time that is convenient for you.
Our Naperville office is located at 1560 Wall St. Suite 204 Naperville, IL 60563. Feel free to schedule an appointment online or call us today at (888) 345-3561 to ask us any questions you may have about your first counseling session. We are here to make sure our patients are provided with the highest quality of compassionate care, in complete confidentiality.
At Great Lakes Psychology Group, we accept a wide range of insurance plans, will get you scheduled the same day you call, have evening and weekend appointments available and a variety of highly-trained therapists to choose from.
Contact us today, and we will help you get started on the road to a better you.
Making Healthcare Easy and Affordable
Our Naperville therapists partner with insurances and neighboring healthcare providers in the community to ensure your counseling needs are met in the most efficient way possible. Regardless of your insurance or financial situation, we have flexible payment plans in place so that nothing can stop you from getting the help you or your loved one needs.