MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY
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 adults, adolescents, children and families specializing with the Gifted Population and with Anxiety and Emotional Management Skills.
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.
M.A., M.A., LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, PDTC
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.
Empowering Growth and Change
In order to ensure the safety of our clients and staff, if you are showing any signs of illness, have traveled out of Illinois, have had contact with someone who has COVID or are self-isolating from a contact with someone with suspected COVID, please use telehealth.
My Safety Commitment to You: pre-screen questions from your car, masking or Face Coverings for everyone, Social Distancing and staggered appointments with time between appointments for Enhanced Cleaning protocols.
COUNSELING, PSYCHOTHERAPY, COACHING AND CONSULTATIONS
Due to COVID-19 In-Office Counseling is limited and wait lists are available for Adults and Adolescents in our Oak Brook Office
TELEHEALTH COUNSELING FOR ADULTS, ADOLESCENTS AND PARENTS
Doing Our Part
HIPAA compliant online portal, video conference and communication by Board Certified Telemental Health Providers.
Counseling and 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
We provide services in the State of Illinois
Provider for BCBS PPO, Optum/United Healthcare PPO and Out of Network for all others
COMMON QUESTIONS AND FAQS
HOW MUCH DO SESSIONS COST?
Counseling Sessions start at $375 and ranges from $125 to $250 per hour/Online Educational Programs range from $27 to $597
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
I am a provider for BCBS PPO, Optum/United Healthcare PPO and are out of network for all other insurance carriers for individual and family counseling services. Insurance does not cover online educational programs
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.
WHEN WILL IN OFFICE APPOINTMENTS BE AVAILABLE?
I offer in-office appointments in Oak Brook under the guidelines for healthcare facilities outlined by the Dupage County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control
WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING DURING COVID-19?
Behavioral health providers must follow the same health precautions as other healthcare providers during COVID-19. As board certified Telemental Health providers we 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: Screening for everyone (pre-screen questions from your car), masking or Face Coverings for everyone, Social Distancing, hand sanitizer, and staggered appointments for Enhanced Cleaning protocols
"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."
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!
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.
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.