About Gary Michelsen, LCPC

Gary Michelsen treats patients starting from 6 years old.

Gary Michelsen, LCPC, believes everyone has the capacity for change. In therapy, he helps empower others to build upon their strengths and develop skills to enhance their interpersonal relationships and quality of life.

Gary earned an MA from Concordia University, and has BA degrees in both psychology and sociology. With over 20 years of experience, Gary worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, residential placements, private homes, and social service agencies.

Gary utilizes a non-judgmental strength-based treatment approach and is an advocate for each client. The variety of techniques he uses include Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Expressive Arts, Play, and Behavioral and Family Systems models.

Specialties

  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Education
    Concordia University

    Master's in Human Services

    Locations

    Lisle, IL

    1500 Eisenhower Lane, Unit E
    Lisle, IL 60532-2125