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Therapy is not just for times of crisis! The therapeutic space is unique, personal, transformative, vulnerable, challenging, and empowering. The therapeutic relationship is a collaborative, safe, non-judgmental space to use for whatever brings you to seek it out. If you have any more questions about me, please see my Linkedin profile.
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Nicole Knepper, M.A., LCPC, Gerontologist

UPDATE: May 1, 2024 As of May 1, 2024, I am seeing patients out of Linden Oaks Medical Group in Plainfield, Illinois. Appointment scheduling: 815-731-3000. ABOUT ME: I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Gerontologist, Author, and Mental Health Educator. I possess a depth and breath of experience gained from providing mental health counseling, consulting, crisis intervention, education, advocacy, support, and case management services in various settings since 1996. Anxiety and disorders of executive functioning are my specialty - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, related executive functioning difficulties, and mild to moderate dementia. I provide education, support, resources, services, processes, and systems for individuals and families. I am the Owner, solo Clinical Therapist and Gerontologist at Ride the Wave Wellness™. My style is casual, collaborative, strength based, yet always genuine and client led. I work for YOU and with YOU, and I consider it a privilege to do so. Under the Federal No Surprises Act (H.R. 133 – effective January 1, 2022), you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit I am not an in-network provider for any HMO organizations. I do not accept Medicaid or Medicare as payment. My hourly rate for those paying out of pocket is based on services requested and best practice consistent for a professional at my level of education and experience. Please inquire with specifics. Nicole Knepper, M.A., LCPC, Gerontologist and Author
Nicole Knepper
LCPC, Gerontologist


  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Caregiver Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mindfulness


  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Executive Function Coaching
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Trauma Focused

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • TRICARE East
  • United Healthcare