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My Core Values

I provide a safe and encouraging space to be heard, to problem solve, to learn evidence-based skills with proven results so that you can heal and

create more loving, more connected, more fulfilling lives.

 

Since our founding in 2012, my goal has been to make a positive impact, supporting the health and wellness of thousands of clients focussing on mindfulness, mindset, stress management, emotional regulation, reconnecting with spirit and joy. 

 

The core of my efforts is to bring my passion and knowledge to the range of activities and populations that I serve. Through all of the services, I support you in not only surviving but thriving, creating more loving, more fulfilling, and more connected relationships with yourself and those you love.

 
 
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CATHERINE GRUENER

M.A., M.A., LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, PDTC
Director

Heart Centered, Collaborative, Master Therapist

 

Feeling Stuck? At a crossroads? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times.  As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, with degrees in Neuropsychology and Clinical Counseling, specializing in Anxiety, twice-exceptional (2E) and Gifted, and over 24 years of experience nationally and internationally, I help adults, adolescents, parents, and families understand and mange whatever comes their way, so you not only survive, but truly thrive.

SERVICES

Empowering Growth and Change

Reset, Relax, Reboot and Re-fuel

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COUNSELING, PSYCHOTHERAPY, COACHING AND CONSULTATIONS

Oakbrook, Illinois

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TELEHEALTH COUNSELING FOR ADULTS AND PARENTS

Board Certified

Telemental Health Provider

HIPAA compliant online portal, video conference and communication by Board Certified Telemental Health Providers.

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Consultations and Brief Family Counseling for Parents of Gifted and 2E

Evidence-based and evidence-backed programs

Board Certified in Positive Discipline with Training in Parent Management Techniques

 

COMMON QUESTIONS AND FAQS

HOW MUCH DO SESSIONS COST?

Counseling Sessions start at $375 and ranges from $200 to $250 per hour/Coaching Packages/

Online Educational Programs range from $27 to $597

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

I am a provider for BCBS PPO, Optum/United Healthcare PPO and out of network for all other insurance carriers.  Insurance does not cover online educational programs nor coaching.

DO YOU PROVIDE TELEMENTAL HEALTH?

I am Board Certified Telemental Health Providers and offer Telemental Health to all Illinois residents using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing system easily accessible through a phone/tablet app and desktop/laptop.

DO YOU OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION?

Yes, you can schedule a free 30 minute phone consult to answer your questions about our services.  Schedule your phone consult here 

Do you provide Consultations and Coaching?

Yes, I provide coaching for mindfulness, mindset, stress management, and managing relationship skills.  What my client's call "life skills" as well as learning specific strategies for the magnificent mindful morning routines and other healthy routines to support you in living your fullest potential.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING DURING COVID-19?

Behavioral health providers must follow the same health precautions as other healthcare providers.  As a board certified Telemental Health provider I offer Telemental Health using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing system easily accessible through a phone/tablet app and desktop/laptop.  For in-office visits we provide: health screenings, recommended use of face coverings (optional for vaccinated clients with proof of vaccination card), social distancing, hand sanitizers, staggered appointments, and enhanced cleaning.

 
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"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

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A FEW COMMENTS FROM OUR CLIENTS

I learned more in 1 session than in 7 months of play therapy

The strategies and information on Anxiety.  This was so helpful, I can't tell you how grateful I am.

Your calming and empowering techniques are having a transformative effect on me already! Thank you so much for sharing this life changing information!

 
 

ANXIETY PROGRAMS

Online Learning Offers

Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, Gruener Counseling and Consulting is dedicated to making a lasting impact raising the health and wellbeing of adults and teens during COVID-19.  Learn more about our programs and how they can help you reduce anxiety and stress.

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REDUCE ANXIETY NOW FAST TRACK TRAINING

Making a Difference

TRANSFORM YOUR ANXIETY INTO A SUPERPOWER

Doing What’s Needed

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RESET AND RELAX 2.0 PROGRAM

Tackling the Issue

 

PARENTING PROGRAMS

Online Coaching Programs

We parent as our parents did or in reaction to, and before COVID-19 it may have been enough.  With the kids at home, we all need more strategies and support.  While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by offering progressive parenting strategies based on research and neuroscience. Learn more about our recommended programs below.

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ENCOURAGEMENT PARENTING PROGRAM

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ENCOURAGEMENT PARENTING FOR PARENTS OF GIFTED CHILDREN

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Family Success Formula

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START HERE:  My Signature Course for Parents of Gifted Children

 
 

CONTACT GRUENER COUNSELING AND CONSULTING

1010 Jorie Blvd #112, Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA