James Matter Psy.D., Psychologist in Naperville, Illinois, 60540

James Matter

Psy.D.

James Matter

Psy.D.

Professions: Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychology
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
  • ValueOptions
Fees: Fees for service range from $140 to $200 per session.

Reduce rates can be negotiated for those who have limited financial resources
Evening Availability

Offices

475 River Bend Rd
Suite 304
Naperville, Illinois 60540

My Approach to Helping

I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds and strive at the beginning of counseling to establish a trusting relationship. Then, I collaborate with patients to identify agreed upon goals for their specific concerns. Typically the counseling process involves addressing multiple areas of a person's life, including how one thinks, the choices one makes, how one relates to people, and how one regulates and expresses his or her emotions. As the counseling process unfolds, I work with patients to refine and modify goals as needed. The services I provide are characterized by empathy, genuineness, respect, and empowerment.

More Info About My Practice

I accept many insurance plans, including: BCBS PPO, Blue Choice PPO, Optum/United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, ValueOptions, Multiplan/PHCS and Tricare. A full listing of the plans I accept are listed on my practice website.

Fee for Service rates range from $130 to $200 per session. Reduce rates can be negotiated for some individual who have limited financial resources.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I enjoy most about being a psychologist is helping to reduce the distress that people are experiencing, and then helping them to see that they are capable of improving their life situation. It's wonderful to see people change for the good, and to help them feel liberated. Essentially, psychotherapy is a process of reducing suffering and then focusing on life improvement and enhancement.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Many people I work with have reported to me that they had previous counseling that was unproductive or bad. This is unfortunate. What many people discover is that I am very down to earth, I utilize a lot of humor, I like metaphors, and I don't judge people for the situations that they are wrestling with. Have the courage to try counseling again, with me or someone else!

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Adolescents, and Pre-Teens

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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