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 through therapy 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 10 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 background is in community mental health where I learned it can take focusing on several facets of life for one to be successful.
In my practice, I provide individual, family, and couples therapy. I work with children, adolescents, young adults and adults who are struggling with depression, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, ADHD, addiction, emotional/behavioral disorders, grief/loss, trauma, stress, relationship issues and adjustment to developmental and life transitions. My therapy modalities include Cognitive Behavioral, Client Centered, 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.
Kristina Stavroplos, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Phone: 630.984.1610 ext.3
My therapeutic approach has a strong emphasis on building rapport as I want my clients to feel as comfortable as possible through their journey of change. I have unconditional positive regard for my clients and take a nonjudgemental stance in the sharing of their stories and weekly challenges. I believe in meeting a person where they are at and providing a safe space to explore themselves and their lives. I will help you create treatment goals that will set you up for success and make any changes along the way. I always have my clients’ best interests in mind and will tailor my approach to best fit your needs. My goal is to help you learn the most effective coping strategies and feel empowered in managing your life circumstances and stressors.
My background is in community mental health, schools, crisis intervention, and outpatient behavioral health hospital work. I provide individual and family therapy and treat adolescents, young adults, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, social anxiety, suicidal thoughts, trauma, stress, bipolar, family/relationship conflict, self-esteem, and adjustment/life transitions. My treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma focused, solutions focused, strengths based, and psychodynamic. I believe in integrated care and will collaborate with psychiatrists, school staff, and doctors to ensure you are getting the best possible care in all settings.