Catherine Gruener


Catherine Gruener


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180009049
Secondary Credential: National Certified Counselor and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider - 303446
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


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

View Accessibility

My Approach to Helping

Whether it's teaching adults and adolescents how to manage 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 calm the mind, calm the body, remove the obstacles that have gotten in your way, and reconnect with your core.

Since 2018 I have been Board Certified in Telmental Health. Currently with COVID-19, I see all my clients through a HIPAA compliant telemental health system and look forward to the time we can all see each other face-to-face again. You can easily schedule a phone consult here:

Compassionate, caring, and collaborative are 3 foundations to my counseling approach of over 25 years and with hundreds of clients. The use of evidence-backed and based encouraging, enlightening, and empowering interventions are integral in supporting you in achieving your goals.

Don't have enough time for therapy? Download a free 3 step guide to control anxiety through our educational sister company Gruener Online at https:catherinegruener.comanxiety-relief-2

More Info About My Practice

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

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.
Clients call the skills covered in counseling "life skills."

My Therapy Focus

My approach is friendly, collaborative and solution-focused using evidence-based and holistic methods that work.

I have 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, 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?

As a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, I offer video-conference counseling through a HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform. I've been providing this service since 2018. It is simple, secure, and seamless.

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.

Video Message

Please note: The video above was submitted by Catherine Gruener, and any views or opinions expressed are not necessarily shared by We do our best to ensure videos align with our mission and vision; however, if you find there is inappropriate content, please email us or call 888-563-2112 ext. 2.

Audio Message

Loading the player...

Image Gallery

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Board Certified Telemental Health Provider since 2018, Anxiety, 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)

See other therapists in Oak Brook, IL.

See other therapists in Elmhurst, IL.

By using this site, you signify your assent and agreement to the Terms of Service.

GoodTherapy uses cookies to personalize content and ads to provide better services for our users and to analyze our traffic. By continuing to use this site you consent to our cookies.