Nicole Knepper, M.A., LCPC

I am a skilled clinical psychotherapist and gerontologist with depth and breadth of experience providing counseling, consulting, and case management services to clients in various mental health settings since 1996.

My approach to counseling is direct, collaborative, at times humorous, and always solution focused. I use evidenced based therapeutic approaches and treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT), Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, The Gottman Method, and Lifecourse Theory.

My professional biography:

* Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experience providing mental health counseling, consulting, crisis intervention, education, advocacy, and case management services in various settings with clients age 13 and older.

* Social and Clinical Gerontologist specializing in mental health assessment, education, counseling, and consulting; helping seniors and their families navigate the complexities of case management and care planning.

* Community activist/volunteer with Plainfield Parent Community Network, Joliet Community Hospice, and PFLAG.

* Best selling author, blogger, and freelance writer, and social media consultant; a super connector with a natural talent for harnessing the power of the internet to increase visibility and engagement for brands and businesses. Proven track record for generating high quality educational and clinical content, social media copy, blog posts, creative non-fiction, and essays for PR and marketing firms, online websites, and print media.

* Professional Memberships: Illinois Counseling Association, Illinois Association of Adult Development and Aging, Association of Women Journalists of Chicago

Practice location:
123 W. Washington St. Suite 340
Oswego, IL 60543
Phone and Fax: 630-383-7006
Email: nicole@ridethewavewellness.com

IDPR License # 180.004778

Contact

Asking for help isn’t easy and I realize how odd it seems to reach out to a perfect stranger, even if that stranger happens to be professional helper with all the “right” qualifications. I am happy to have a conversation with your about the process and purpose of counseling in general and how it can be helpful for you, as well as giving you the chance to decide whether my style, personality, and approach can meet your specific needs.

Please email me at nicole@ridethewavewellness.com, or call 630-383-7006 with a detailed message. I will respond as soon as possible.

 

Services

Therapy Services:

I am the owner of Ride the Wave Wellness and the solo provider of individual, family, couples, and group counseling services. My approach is  direct, collaborative, humorous at times, and always solution focused.

Special interests and areas of experience and expertise include, but are not limited to:

Alcohol and other drug abuse/addiction
ADHD (Behavioral management and coaching)
Aging issues (Dementia, chronic illness, aging in place, case management)
Anxiety
Bereavement
Caregiver stress
Couples counseling
Dual diagnosis
Educational advocacy and planning (504 and IEP)
Family counseling
Gerontology
Grief
Group counseling
LGBTQ Issues
Mental health education
Mood disorders
Parenting workshops
Personality disorders
Spiritual issues
Support groups

Consulting, case management services, and speaking

Caregiver education, consulting, and support
Educational advocacy and support
Group counseling curriculum development and training
Mental health education (Individual or group)
Mental health case management ages 13 and up
Parenting workshops
Speaking to small or large groups about mental health related topics

 

Insurance accepted:

Aetna  (currently out of network)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
ComPsych
Magellan
Tricare (out of network)
Optum
United Behavioral Health
United Health Care

Forms of payment accepted:

Apple Pay
Android Pay
Visa
MasterCard
American Express
Discover
FSA Health Savings Account

Office hours:

Morning, afternoon, and evening evening appointments available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Morning appointments only on Saturdays.

 

Nicole Knepper, M.A., LCPC

I am a skilled clinical psychotherapist and gerontologist with depth and breadth of experience providing counseling, consulting, and case management services to clients in various mental health settings since 1996.

My approach to counseling is direct, collaborative, at times humorous, and always solution focused. I use evidenced based therapeutic approaches and treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT), Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, The Gottman Method, and Lifecourse Theory.

My professional biography:

* Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experience providing mental health counseling, consulting, crisis intervention, education, advocacy, and case management services in various settings with clients age 13 and older.

* Social and Clinical Gerontologist specializing in mental health assessment, education, counseling, and consulting; helping seniors and their families navigate the complexities of case management and care planning.

* Community activist/volunteer with Plainfield Parent Community Network, Joliet Community Hospice, and PFLAG.

* Best selling author, blogger, and freelance writer, and social media consultant; a super connector with a natural talent for harnessing the power of the internet to increase visibility and engagement for brands and businesses. Proven track record for generating high quality educational and clinical content, social media copy, blog posts, creative non-fiction, and essays for PR and marketing firms, online websites, and print media.

* Professional Memberships: Illinois Counseling Association, Illinois Association of Adult Development and Aging, Association of Women Journalists of Chicago

Practice location:
123 W. Washington St. Suite 340
Oswego, IL 60543
Phone and Fax: 630-383-7006
Email: nicole@ridethewavewellness.com

IDPR License # 180.004778