Dr. Justine O'Donnell

Dr. Justine O'Donnell

Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 21486
Office 1
465 Central Ave.
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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There is a power inherent in having a witness to one's dilemmas and challenges that naturally heals and helps people move past obstacles. Once we have been heard and understood, then we can begin to let go and move on. To me, therapy is creating the space for honesty and self-recognition. When we understand ourselves better, there are lots of ways of moving through various challenges.

Participating in this process with others and watching changes and movement take place in their lives is inspiring. I pull from a variety of therapeutic skills and techniques in collaboration with the people I work with in order to find solutions to problems and ways of getting unstuck. There are times in our lives that are particularly ripe for uncovering and addressing old issues or facing new anxieties; moving, dating, parenthood, job change, academic studies, can all shed light on anxieties and fears. Therapy is an excellent place to examine and work through life challenges.

Email or Call Dr. Justine O'Donnell at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21486

More Info About My Practice

I am committed to working out a fee arrangement that works for all parties and do not think choosing the right therapist should be dictated by insurance. Having the right fit in therapy is essential to good work happening.

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

Some focused areas of study for me have been relational aggression amongst females. Helping middle school, adolescents, young adults, and adults navigate the complex terrain of female relationships is an area of expertise for me and was the focus of my dissertation.

I have extensive experience in working with adoptive children and families, both national and international. Each families experience with adoption is unique to them. When adoptive children have attachment issues, I have found there are particular ways of responding that can be especially helpful. I love helping families understand and develop effective ways of responding to the unique challenges that may emerge when children are adopted.

I have studied Infant Mental Health and am particularly interested in the experience of women adjusting to parenthood. Parenthood is a time that can be an intense time of sorting your identity as a mother, how you want to parent, and it can bring forward positive and negative feelings about your own parents.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Wilderness Therapy

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