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.

* 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 228
Oswego, IL 60543
Phone and Fax: 630-383-7006
Email: nicole@ridethewavewellness.com

* Ride the Wave Wellness is moving to a new location on October 1st 2018.*

New location:
24014 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

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 fill out the contact form below and I will get in touch within 48 hours of receiving your message.

 

Services

Therapy Services:

I am the owner of Ride the Wave Wellness and the solo provider of individual, family, couples, and group counseling services as well as mental health education, mental health case management, and mental health consulting. My approach isĀ  direct, collaborative, humorous at times, and always solution focused.

Special interests and areas of experience and training:

Alcohol and non-opiate drugs/addiction
ADHD (Behavioral management and coaching)
Aging issues (Dementia, chronic illness, aging in place, case management)
Anxiety Disorders / Panic Disorder
Behavioral Coaching
Bereavement / Grief
Caregiver stress
Couples counseling
Depression
Dual diagnosis
Educational advocacy and planning (504 and IEP)
Family counseling
Gerontology
LGBTQ Issues
Mood disorders
Personality disorders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Partum Anxiety and Post-Partum Depression
Self Injury
Spiritual issues
Trauma

* I am not DASA certified and I do not treat eating disorders as a primary diagnosis *

Office hours:

Hours by appointment available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and every other Saturday.

Office closed on Friday, and Sunday

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.

* 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 228
Oswego, IL 60543
Phone and Fax: 630-383-7006
Email: nicole@ridethewavewellness.com

* Ride the Wave Wellness is moving to a new location on October 1st 2018.*

New location:
24014 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

IDPR License # 180.004778