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Therapist in Naperville, Illinois,
Linda Gonzales, LSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 6-65+

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 primarily 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 and the aging process. 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 give 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.

Treatment Areas

  • Abuse/Domestic Violence
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Aging/Geriatric issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Challenges
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Meritain
  • Aetna Signature
  • Aetna State of IL plan
  • Aetna/Aetna HMO/Aetna Student Health
  • AMITA Pathways BCBS HMO
  • BCBS AcademicBlue Student Health Plan
  • BCBSPPO/BlueChoiceOpt/ProfBlue/BlueChoicePreferred
  • Beacon/Emblem/NYEmpire/UniCareState/ProvidencePlan
  • Cigna Evernoth/Greatwest Health/Cigna Connect
  • Consociate Health
  • Duly (DuPage Medical Group) BCBS HMO
  • Health Alliance Commercial/ StateIL
  • HealthLink/Unicare/Concerta/Wellpoint
  • Northwestern BCBS HMO
  • Optum (United/UBH/Oxford/UHC)

Languages

  • English

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