Sarah Prendergast, LCPC, NCC
Owner, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Phone: 630.984.1610 ext.2
My therapeutic approach is supportive, engaging, and collaborative. I work to foster trust and compassion with each and every client and family I see. My mission is to help my clients identify goals and help them learn strategies to attain those goals identified through therapeutic techniques tailored to meet their needs. I also enjoy using humor in my sessions to engage clients and help them feel at ease. I have 13 years experience working in mental health and a Master of Arts degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Counseling. My internship was with Elmhurst Guidance Memorial services in their chemical dependency program where I worked with adolescents and adults dealing with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
In my practice, I provide individual, family, and couples therapy. I work with children, adolescents, young adults and adults who are struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, ADHD, addiction, emotional/behavioral disorders, grief/loss, trauma, stress, relationship issues and adjustment to developmental and life transitions. I also specialize in working to assist family members who are dealing with loved ones who are struggling with addiction and the family dynamics involved with this process. I also work with children/adolescents dealing with low self-esteem and socialization issues as well as emerging adults who are struggling to make their transition into their new life roles from college to career. To me, being able to assist my clients in their areas of transition, allows me to effectively plan coping skills that they can utilize. My therapy modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered, Trauma Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength Based practices. Together we work to understand the way your thoughts and emotions affect your behaviors and how to develop new, healthy ways of coping to get you effectively living your life and achieving your life's goals.