Catherine Gruener


Catherine Gruener

Catherine Gruener


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Secondary Credential: National Certified Counselor and Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor - 303446
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: $210 Assessment
$190 Individual Counseling or Parent Counseling
$160 Family Counseling
$150 Parent Counseling when child is the Client
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


1010 Jorie Blvd.
Suite 112
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

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My Approach to Helping

Whether it's teaching children and families valuable communication, problem solving and self-regulation skills, adults and adolescents managing anxiety and strong feelings, healing from the past, or exploring and capitalizing on strengths to create the life you want to live, we work together to remove the obstacles that have gotten in your way.

My clients find me because they are searching for something more.
Someone who "gets them."
Someone who can create a tailored plan to meet their needs.
Someone to connect with who will help them make the changes that they have always wanted or have tried to make but have gotten stuck.

I have a neurobehavioral and Adlerian approach helpful for anxiety and specialize in Parenting being certified in research based parent training methods. Just like evidence based practices for mental health issues, there are researched based training methods for parenting and they make a world of difference. I use several approaches that can range from cognitive behavioral to Adlerian psychodynamic, based upon your need.

My office is conveniently located on Jorie Blvd. between 22nd and 31st street in Oak Brook, easily accessible for the greater Chicagoland area. Tele-mental health services are also offered for those with transportation and time issues.
We accept: BCBS PPO, UHC PPO, and Private Pay
Out of network benefits are treated as Private Pay, but we can submit your paperwork to your insurance company so you don't have to.

More Info About My Practice

Compassionate, caring, and collaborative are 3 foundations to my counseling approach. The use of evidence-backed and based encouraging, enlightening, and empowering interventions are integral in supporting you in achieving your goals.

*25 years of Experience*
Services for adults, adolescents, children, parents and families.
Online Portal for scheduling, communicating, and to manage all aspects of your account

With certifications in Positive Discipline and training in Parent Management Techniques from the Yale Parent Center, experiential and evidence-based and backed individual and group parent trainings are offered in-person and on-line. Know that there are research-backed and based parent training methods that decrease child problem behaviors, decrease parental stress (anxiety andor depression), and that help you create more fulfilling, more loving, and more connected relationships with your children. These are the methods that I teach.

My Therapy Focus

My approach is an integrated Adlerian approach that culminated from two masters degrees and the integrated modalities from the 25 years of clinical work that included Person-centered, Solution-focussed, Neuropsychology, mind-body interactions, CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, multi-cultural counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Individual Psychology, psychodynamic, Cogmed working memory training, Positive Discipline and Parent Management. Adlerian approaches encompass skill building to creating more positive approaches towards life, from cognitive behavioral training to understanding old patterns that no longer serve you and choosing new ways of living.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

If transportation, scheduling, or time is an issue, you might want to consider Online Counseling. As a Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor, I offer video-conference counseling through a HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform, like Facetime, only HIPAA compliant. You always have this option with private pay. I am a telemental health provider for UHC PPO and some BCBS policies will provide this benefit. Check with your insurance company if you are considering this option.

The Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor credential identifies those professional counselors who are uniquely trained in best practices for delivering traditional counseling through technological means. Catherine, as a BC-TMH, has met nationally established distance counseling criteria and adheres to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Code of Ethics and Policy Regarding the Provision of Distance Professional Services.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Parents, Adults, Families, Gifted children, Twice-Exceptional

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Parenting
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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