Brendan Bell


Brendan Bell


Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


620 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Suite C-2
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

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My Approach to Helping

At Upswing, we focus on connecting with kids and impacting families. We recognize the importance of a child’s developmental age in therapy–communicating with kids in a language they understand makes a huge difference in treatment results. Our team works hard to stay at the forefront of family therapy research and counseling techniques. We tend to view kids within the context of a larger family system, and desire to have a positive impact on the whole family.

We make use of all sorts of approaches to creatively connect with your family and kids. Such approaches often involve various forms of play therapy, expressive therapies, "No Talk" therapy, Theraplay®, costumes and puppets, sand tray, digital sand tray, exploring personal interests with teens, music, and games, and even foosball. But whatever our methods, we are intentional about making therapy engaging, safe and impactful.

More Info About My Practice

While we work hard to make counseling engaging for the whole family, we don't want you to work too hard to get started here at Upswing. All our therapists here at Upswing have their own profile page describing their specialties, preferred age range, and treatment approaches. We also provide online scheduling and the ability to fill out our forms online or in person. We also submit all insurance claims on your behalf.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Our Upswing staff work with pregnant moms, toddlers, young children, grade school kids, middle schoolers, high schoolers, and those in their 20's. Certain therapists specialize with young children, while others focus on teenagers and college students. We have several therapists that will also work with adults, although families and their kids are our practice's primary focus.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Rejection
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Values Clarification
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Play Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Theraplay

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