Therapist in Lisle, Illinois Dawn Sands, Therapist

License: LCSW

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Lisle, Illinois Dawn Sands, LCSW

Dawn Sands, LCSW

Starting therapy can be difficult and it takes courage to talk about your experiences, emotions, and challenges. You may be feeling sad, worried, angry or isolated. You may feel that no one understands how you feel. My goal is to create a supportive and caring environment. I want to create a space to share your stories, feelings and emotions without judgment. Therapy is a journey, and we will work together to learn strategies to cope, manage, and adapt to symptoms and emotions. I’m here to guide and support you in achieving your goals.

My approach is to use a person-centered focus to help you feel empowered to recognize your own self-worth and identify goals to help create the life you want. We will use various techniques such as CBT, ACT, DBT, play therapy and mindfulness interventions to help you reach those goals. I also work with adolescents and children and music, art, and creative activities in sessions to help children feel safe and manage their emotions.

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree from Aurora University. My experiences have allowed me to work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, instability in moods, grief and loss, relationship issues and trauma.  In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, reading, watching sports and being with friends and family.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Provider Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • ComPsych
  • Duly Health and Care (DuPage)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Northwestern (NMPN)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Pathways (Amita Health)
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)
  • Unicare (Healthlink)
  • Zelis (HFN Network Solutions)


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Dawn Sands. You can also call 630-328-0118 to have someone assist you.

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