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Alder Grove
Counseling

Child & Family Therapy

In 2014, Alder Grove Counseling was founded in Downers Grove to help parents and families find new ways to support their children and teens in a changing world. Our practice has grown and evolved to offer additional services for adults, couples, and groups in response to the community's needs. 

Who We Are

Alder Grove Counseling offers a team of professional counselors, social workers and psychologists with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our team works to provide clients with the support they need to manage stress, improve their mental health, and achieve their goals.

Lauren Penkas

Lauren Penkas

Lauren Penkas, LSW Therapist at Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Kathy Katris

Kathy Katris

Kathy Katris, LSW Therapist at Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Elizabeth McNally

Elizabeth McNally

Elizabeth McNally, LSW Therapist at Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Melissa Kucia

Melissa Kucia

Melissa Kucia, Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Stacey Patterson

Stacey Patterson

Stacey Patterson, LCPC Therapist at Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Gina Hines

Gina Hines

Gina Hines, LCPC Therapist at Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Leslie Kula-Leitner

Leslie Kula-Leitner

Leslie Kula-Lietner, LCSW Therapist at Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Kelly Wydra

Kelly Wydra

Kelly Wydra, LCPC Therapist at Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Dr. Jodi Harap

Dr. Jodi Harap

Jodi Harap, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Paul Avram

Paul Avram

Paul Avram, LCPC Therapist at Alder Grove Counseling in Downers Grove

Kalie Miller

Kalie Miller

Angela Erickson

Angela Erickson

What We Stand For

Humility and Growth

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As therapists, we are committed to self-exploration and open to learning from our clients. We believe you are the expert when it comes to your life and your family; our job is to offer support and strategies during tough times. 

LGBTQ+

Affirming Care

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 Our practice is LGBTQ+ affirming and our office is a save space. We know that people are healthiest when they can be themselves and live authentically.

Anti-Racist

Work

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Alder Grove Counseling acknowledges systemic racism in our society and that it affects our own beliefs and behaviors. We strive to identify racist practices and work against them.

Trauma-

Informed Care

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As a trauma informed practice, we understand how life events and social conditions impact mental health. Some of our providers offer treatments specifically focused on healing from trauma.

Honoring

Neurodiversity

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We embrace the unique neurological experiences of Autistic and otherwise neurodivergent people. In an accepting and well-informed environment, neurodiversity does not manifest as a deficit to be fixed, but rather an extraordinary strength to be fostered.

How We Help

We offer a range of counseling and therapy services to children, teens, adults, couples, families, and groups.

Our team of experienced therapists specializes in various areas, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, and more. We use evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, EMDR, and play therapy techniques to help our clients achieve their goals. Contact us to learn more about how we can support you on your journey to wellness.

Services
Contact

Get In Touch

Attention New Clients: Follow the "book online" link below to fill out our intake information and schedule a call back. We will call you at the time you choose; no more phone tag!

info@aldergrovecounseling.com

(630) 206-0272 ext 0

Alder Grove Counseling

1101 31st Street STE 105

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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