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DISTANCE COUNSELING AVAILABLE!

We are now offering in-person, phone and video appointments to meet the health and scheduling needs of our clients.

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Wheaton, Illinois and Distance Counseling Florida

My approach to counseling is a collaborative journey to explore what may hinder my clients from fully functioning, reducing the stress, anxiety, and negative symptoms that prompted them to look for help. Given a safe and supportive environment, clients can gain awareness and insight to make sense out of life's struggles and experiences. Making a decision to find help...and then being heard can be a huge relief, and is the gift of therapy.

I offer individual, couples, and group therapy in a non-judgmental, relaxed, and nurturing environment that fosters personal growth. From a wellness perspective, I value looking at the whole picture, encouraging my clients to seek balance in their lifeworld.

As a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, I help my clients learn their personality"type" in order to have a better understanding of themselves and others. This tool is used to improve communication and understanding how to decrease stress.

As a counseling graduate faculty professor, I bring concepts, strategies, and tools from the classroom into the therapy session.

Perhaps it seems a little scary and overwhelming to take the next step...and make an appointment. But, I cater to chickens! Look at this as something you are doing for yourself. Above all, regardless of your situation, counseling should be a positive experience.

Sincerely,

Dr. Joan VanderSchaaf, LCPC (IL) , LMHC (FL), NCC, E-RYT

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Dr. Joan VanderSchaaf, LMHC, LCPC, NCC Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Illinois

Meet Dr. VanderSchaaf

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Illinois

My approach to counseling is a collaborative journey in discovering and exploring what hinders my clients from fully functioning, reducing the stress, anxiety, and negative symptoms that prompted them to look for help. Given a safe and supportive environment, clients can gain awareness and insight to make sense out of our life experiences. Making a decision to find help...and then being heard can be a huge relief, and is the gift of therapy.

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We gladly accept most health insurance. Individuals in need of our services who lack insurance and who are worried about the high costs charged by many other clinics need not worry. We have highly affordable rates and flexible payment plans allowing access to high-quality care for you and your family.

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Conditions Treated

  • Identity Issues
  • Attachment
  • Reproduction
  • Occupational & Academic Issues
  • Addictions & Compulsions
  • Life Changes
  • Childhood & Adolescence
  • Family Problems
  • Health & Body
  • Anxiety, Fear, & Stress
  • Emotion Management
  • Social Skills & Problems
  • Depression & Mood
  • Relationships & Marriage
  • Trauma
  • Abuse: Emotional, Physical, or Sexual
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality

What Our Patients Say

"Counseling arts and wellness takes in to account the whole being of a person while treating them. They will work with you for total wholeness."

Rebecca L.

"Joan is the VERY best at her craft! Trust Her!"

David M.

"Incredible service provided! I highly recommend."

Dr. Susie W.