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Our Mental Health Therapy Services at Downers Grove
#LiveAuthentic With Professional Counseling Services
Ellie Mental Health in Downers Grove, Illinois isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
Work one-on-one with a therapist who will provide you with mental health care individualized to your needs. Whether you are seeking treatment for a mental illness, support for a recent life change, or help in a specific area of your life, individual therapy is just between you and your therapist.
Attend therapy session with your partner – whether you’re just dating, engaged, or married. Couples therapy is a safe place to talk through relationship issues with a counselor you can trust, get help navigating a divorce, or build a strong foundation for the future.
Attend therapy from the comfort and convenience of your home, or wherever else you have an internet connection. With online therapy, you get deep with your therapist while sipping tea in your favorite comfy chair, snuggled in your pajamas, or between work meetings.
Work through family conflict with a therapist who can facilitate the conversation, work through harmful patterns, and improve communication skills. Family therapy is a group effort – bring your partner, the kids, the in-laws, stepchildren, your siblings, or whoever else is involved with your family dynamic.
Children are not immune to emotional or psychological challenges, and younger kids may struggle to express difficult emotions or talk about trauma. Play therapy allows children to process and express how they’re feeling, learn healthy coping skills, and strengthen behavioral and communication skills.
Loss and bereavement can be immobilizing. You might not know how to move forward or what comes next. Grief therapy provides you with professional support as you work through loss, process any trauma, and navigate next steps.
Work through unresolved trauma and identify the areas of your life that trauma has impacted. Trauma-informed therapy means working with a therapist who has a deep understanding of the may ways trauma can affect your life and your overall sense of self, safety, and well-being.
Conditions & Specialities
We provide support for a wide range of mental disorders and common mental health issues at our Ellie Mental Health Clinic in Downers Grove. No matter your concerns, your compassionate Ellie therapist will provide you with the non-judgmental care you deserve.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Dissociative Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Conduct Disorder (CD)
- Social Anxiety
- Panic Disorders
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Postpartum Depression
- Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders
- Adoption Support
- Premarital Counseling
- Relationship Counseling
- Bereavement & Loss
- Body Dysmorphia
- Anger Management
- LGBTQ Therapy
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Accepted Insurance at the Downers Grove Clinic
We strive to make our care as accessible and affordable to everyone. Review our full list of payment types and insurances accepted at this location.
- Aetna Medicare Advantage
- Blue Cross & BlueShield PPO | BCBS
- Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
- Cigna and Evernorth
- Cigna Medicare Advantage
- United Healthcare UHC | UBH | UMR
- United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
Find the Downers Grove Therapy CLINIC
Mon-Fri: 9 AM to 8:30 PM
Sat-Sun: 9AM to 4PM
Get Matched With the Perfect Therapist for Your Needs
Not sure what to look for in a therapist? Establishing a strong relationship with your therapist is so important to getting the care you deserve. That’s why at Ellie Mental Health we don’t leave it up to chance.
When you call us, our Client Access Team will get to know your preferences, schedule, and therapy needs. From there, we’ll match you with a therapist that’s just the perfect fit and get your first appointment scheduled right away.
Get to Know the Ellie TEAM at Downers Grove
We have an incredible group of therapists who are encouraged to be unique and creative while offering customized care. To learn more about the team, check out their bios below!
Meet the Downers Grove Clinic Director
Emily Weber, LCSW, CADC
Clinic Director, Mindful Motivator
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I believe in providing ethical, compassionate care that that meets people where they are at, demonstrates empathy for the unique experience of each person, and recognizes the needs of the whole person. Rooted in these values, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to find the best fit, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness. Read More
Emily Weber, LCSW, CADC
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Emily believes in providing ethical, compassionate care that that meets people where they are at, demonstrates empathy for the unique experience of each person, and recognizes the needs of the whole person. Rooted in these values, she uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to find the best fit, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness. The Ellie value of authenticity resonates with who she is, both as a person, and as a therapist, as she brings her authentic self to her therapy practice. She loves embracing her creative side, using expressive arts and play therapies with children and adolescents and recognizing the value of humor in navigating the difficult parts of life. Through providing a nonjudgmental space to explore emotions, unpack thought processes, and recognize patterns of behavior, her role is to help individuals, couples, and families tackle whatever they struggles they are currently facing, be it anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, communication issues, identity struggles or other life stressors.
She is motivated by supporting individuals through the change process, helping people reach their goals, and empowering them to realize their full potential. She believes that everyone deserves the opportunity for healing, growth, and support and that Ellie can make that opportunity a reality for more of our community. With these values of creativity, compassion, humor, authenticity, acceptance, and determination at the forefront of who she is as a clinician and a person, she couldn’t be more excited to align with the mission at Ellie Mental Health and provide accessible, wholistic mental health care to Downers Grove and the surrounding areas. Everyone needs help sometimes. We are here to help and can’t wait to get started!
Meet Your Therapist at Downers Grove
Nia Butler, LCSW
Nia is a LCSW offering an empathetic and calming perspective towards young adult/adult clients. She believes in co-partnering with her clients to help navigate their journey, while drawing from person-centered, CBT, mindfulness and trauma informed care.
She establishes a therapeutic relationship based on support, trust and non judgment, she enjoys a whole person approach including spiritual health. She treats anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life transitions, relationship issues and chronic illness. Nia loves to practice self care by exploring her own backyard for new restaurants, going for walks with her dog Hershey and sing off concerts during long drives.
Sheila Dalton, LCPC, CADC
Sheila is a licensed professional counselor with a certification in alcohol and drug counseling. She strives to provide clients with a nonjudgmental, compassionate and safe environment for them to process their daily struggles that are causing stress or feeling overwhelmed. She believes in working alongside each person empowering them to make the changes they desire using a client centered, strength-based approach using CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. She has extensive experience working with young adults, adults, couples and family. She treats mood disorders, identity issues, anxiety, relationship and communication issues, substance use disorders, co-dependency, family dynamics and women’s issues.
Theresa Hefner, LCSW, CADC
Theresa brings a soft approach to life’s hard situations, providing space to explore one’s full potential and navigate challenges.
Using CBT, DBT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing therapies, Theresa has counseled individuals and groups, providing skills to develop new patterns of behavior. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, she specializes in treating individuals with substance use disorders. Theresa also has experience treating codependency, depression, anxiety, self-harm, dual diagnoses, relationship and communication issues, and parenting concerns.
Outside of the office, Theresa loves spending time with her family; playing soccer, going for walks, creating fairy gardens with her children, or playing board games.
Jonathan Ryan, LPC
Jonathan approaches therapy by creating a non-judgmental space, allowing clients to speak freely, process daily struggles and be their authentic selves. His easy going, calm demeanor helps others to be at ease and builds a foundation of trust and understanding. He believes that passions or affinities towards hobbies and interests can improve self- empowerment for clients. This provides a positive path to explore and reflect on difficult thoughts and emotions in hopes to increase self-worth and new perspectives that provide change.
Jonathan finds therapy to be a collaborative effort in helping clients gain insight about themselves by using a person-centered, strength-based approach with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness techniques. He finds it is important to collaborate with the support people that may influence a client’s life. He enjoys working with children, adolescents, families, young adults, and individuals from LGBTQA+ community. Jonathan has experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, aggression, behavioral challenges and with individuals on the autism spectrum.
Jonathan stays busy outside of work playing video games, playing tabletop games, reading comics, and watching anime/cartoons. He stays active practicing Shotokan Karate for the past 20+ years. Jonathan enjoys spending time with his loved ones, especially his animals.
Masters in Forensic Psychology
Rachel Sullivan, Masters in Forensic Psychology
Rachel, a recent graduate from Chicago School of Professional Psychology, is currently working towards her (LPC). She strives to provide clients with a safe, fun and compassionate space for them to process their struggles. She believes in working collaboratively with each client as a team setting goals to help make the life changes that they desire. Rachel utilizes several different therapies including CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness. She has extensive experience working with kids, young adults, adults, and family. She treats mood disorders, identity issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, complex trauma, family dynamics and women’s issues.
We Know! It’s Hard to Pick.
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