Therapist in Darien, Illinois Emily Spaargaren, Therapist

License: LPC

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 11-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Darien, Illinois Emily Spaargaren, LPC

Emily Spaargaren, LPC

Emily Spaargaren, a compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois, creates a safe and welcoming space for clients seeking support and understanding. Emily received an undergraduate degree from Emmaus Bible college in Biblical Studies and Counseling Psychology. Emily received her graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University. With a background in Christian counseling, Emily is open to incorporating faith-based perspectives into therapy.

Emily would like to help guide her clients through their spiritual exploration. Allowing a safe space for her clients to ask questions. Emily specializes in working with individuals facing intellectual and learning disabilities and those with Higher Functioning Autism. Emily cultivates an open environment for individuals with intellectual and learning disabilities and those with Higher Functioning Autism. Allowing the clients to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of how they function in their daily life. Drawing from her experience, she brings a unique understanding and skill set to address the challenges associated with these conditions.

Emily specializes in working with college aged individuals allowing for a space to work through and identify college planning. While her expertise lies in Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Hoarding, Emily is eager to broaden her experience by working with diverse issues. In therapy, Emily lends a listening ear, offering genuine support for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Emily spends time getting to know her clients and a willingness to bring techniques that are helpful to her clients. Emily integrates music, art and other experiential therapies into her sessions. Emily is focused on building a space for creative processing.

Beyond her professional role, Emily finds joy in various activities like walking, biking, boxing, pottery, journaling, praying, attending concerts, and exploring new destinations through travel. Join Emily on a therapeutic journey where a caring and inclusive approach meets your unique needs and experiences.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Provider Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Health Alliance
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Pathways (Amita Health)
  • Unicare (Healthlink)
  • Zelis (HFN Network Solutions)


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Faith-Based Treatment
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • First Responders
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Emily Spaargaren. You can also call 630-884-8643 to have someone assist you.

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