David Michiels LCPC, Psychotherapy in Naperville, Illinois, 60563

David Michiels


David Michiels


Professions: Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC - 180.010103
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Employee Resource Systems (ERS)
  • Humana
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Perspectives LTD
  • ValueOptions
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Evening Availability


1754 N Washington st
Suite 120
Naperville, Illinois 60563
1448 N Milwaukee Ave suite 205
Chicago, Illinois 60622

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome to my profile! I enjoy working with individuals that are engaged, energetic, and eager to start the therapeutic process. I find insight and willingness to change as important parts of beginning therapy. During sessions, I will create an open and nonjudgmental space to help you explore, problem-solve, and process your concerns. I apply skills such as mindfulness and grounding techniques in session.

Clients that work with me can expect to explore interpersonal processes, set healthy boundaries, advocate for themselves in their relationships, and learn emotional regulation skills toward committing to actions despite difficult circumstances. My style incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Crisis intervention, trauma, wellness management, and substance use are areas of my expertise. My experience as a clinical counselor also enhances my keen sense of evidence-based practices and interventions.

More Info About My Practice

I have experience working with individuals that are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and work/life balance. I understand that therapy is a place to share difficult thoughts and to be honest with the self in ways that even the closest of friends may not be able to provide. I believe that therapy is a chance for every individual who takes the path to reflect, process, challenge thoughts, express, share, and grow. I find therapy to be empowering and believe that it helps people to live more authentically.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Attending therapy for the first time can feel scary and strange as you are essentially stepping into the unknown. Those feelings are normal and understandable and will dissipate as you begin to experience the benefits of therapy. Therapy does not hold the stigma it once did and most people know at least one person who has benefitted from attending sessions. People improve themselves by going to a gym, to salons and spas and to physical therapy, for example, why not spend an hour to better your mind and overall mental health too?

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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