Joe Bynum, MA, LPC

Joe Bynum, MA, LPC

Professions: Counseling, , , Counseling Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 178010208
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 22258
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Office 1
1717 N. Naper Blvd.
Suite 109
Naperville, Illinois 60563 - United States
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Office 2
62 S. Madison St.
Oswego, Illinois 60543 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
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"Every person deserves to have a happy and fulfilling life."

Unfortunately life's challenges, stressors, and even people (yourself included) get in the way of achieving a fulfilling life. When issues pile on top of each other, this pressure can make life unbearable. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, or relationship issues making the decision to seek help for this can be hard, but it's the first step to getting better. Therapy is about creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore and relieve these pressures in order to heal.


Together, we will create a partnership focused upon healing. As a team, we will establish clear goals and immediately begin working to achieve them. Therapy does not need to be dark or mysterious. In fact, it can be invigorating and empowering. My approach is to identify your personal strengths and support you in utilizing these strengths to overcome life's challenges. My role as your Therapist is to meet you on your level, and assist you in reaching the next level.

Serving the following communities: Oswego, Naperville, Lisle, Aurora, Warrenville, Woodbridge, Wheaton, Bolingbrook, and beyond....

Email or Call Joe Bynum, MA, LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22258

More Info About My Practice

As a former administrator for a group of therapeutic day schools for youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities, I am also very comfortable working with youth and families. One of my passions is ensuring that youth in the school system are treated as young adults, and not as problems or disorders. IEP and other educational meetings can be intimidating, so please let me know if I can help you navigate it.


I currently have both day and evening appointments available. I accept most major insurance.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Depression
GriefLoss
AnxietyStress
AngerAggression
Special EducationIEP
Life Satisfaction
Care for the whole family
AdolescentTeens
Adults

My Role as a Therapist

I believe my role as a therapist is to empower and support you. Therapy should be a partnership between you and the therapist, but with differing responsibilities. It does not need to be a dark and mysterious process. It can be empowering, insightful, and positive.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Being nervous or anxious about coming to Therapy is normal. In fact, I would be worried if you were not nervous. All that tells me is you are going to take the process seriously. In seeking to change your current situation, you may have to step outside of your comfort zone a little. It is ok, to do this at your own pace.


Remember that the therapeutic process is nothing more than a specific type of conversation. To begin, you should feel free to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ, Addiction, Divorce, Young Adults

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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