Nicole Knepper, M.A., LCPC – Clinical Therapist and Gerontologist

Update March 24, 2020:

At this time, I am closed to new clients. I do not expect to be taking on new clients until September of 2020.

As of July 1st, my office will be in south Naperville in the ReMax building on 95th St., just east of Nequa Valley High School.

I am offering Telehealth with current clients during the COVID-19 shelter at home.

Professional Biography:

I am a skilled licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) 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 strength based, direct, and collaborative. I use an integrative approach infused with humor and storytelling, yet I always remain solution focused!

I am trained and have substantial experience using evidence based therapeutic approaches and treatment modalities, including, but not limited to:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT), Behavioral Therapy, (A.K.A. Behavioral Modification), Humanistic / Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, The Gottman Method, Client Centered Therapy, 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, Plainfield South Band Boosters, and Joliet Community Hospice.

* 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 Mental Health Counselors Association, Illinois Counseling Association, Illinois Association of Adult Development and Aging, Association of Women Journalists of Chicago, Plainfield Parent Community Network.

Practice location:

2272 95th St. Suite 200

(Located inside the ReMax Realty Office Suite)

Naperville, Illinois 60564

Phone and Fax: 630-383-7006

nicole@ridethewavewellness.com

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