Therapist in Naperville, Illinois Linda Gonzales, Therapist

License: LSW

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 6-65+

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Naperville, Illinois Linda Gonzales, LSW

Linda Gonzales, LSW

As a therapist, I look forward to establishing strong working rapport with my clients. I have clinical experience working with children and teens from my years as a school social worker, supporting students and their families in various areas including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ, and relationship conflicts. I have worked with clients from early elementary school age throughout the lifespan and have personal understanding about the sometimes complex struggles of changing family needs. I believe in the strengths-based perspective, utilizing tools such as CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, solution-focused therapy and play therapy. I help my clients identify and understand any triggers and work toward developing a choice of coping skills appropriate to and acceptable by the client.

I have experience as foster parent support specialist, as an adoptive parent and as a former foster parent. This included gaining great insight on how to best support needs regarding attachment issues, cross-cultural and transracial needs within a family, as well as grief and loss issues. This life experience is the reason I chose to become a social worker. I have had diverse work experiences as a social worker, including teaching at the community college level and working in UK Child Protection supporting intact families. My work experiences gives me a more well-rounded perspective when working with my clients. Each one of us has a story which has strong meaning for us in one way or another. My goal is to guide my clients on a path of understanding and positive growth with their own unique life story.

Insurances Accepted

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

Interventions

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • CBT for Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting Skills

Populations

  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Women

Languages

  • English

Locations

FAQs

Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Linda Gonzales. You can also call 630-328-0165 to have someone assist you.

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