Joan VanderSchaaf

LMHC, LCPC, Telemental Health Distance Counselor

Joan VanderSchaaf

LMHC, LCPC, Telemental Health Distance Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180009262
Secondary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 10758
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

2100 Manchester Road
Building B; Suite 966
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

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My Approach to Helping

My approach to counseling is a collaborative journey in discovering and exploring what hinders my clients from fully functioning, reducing the stress, anxiety, and negative symptoms that prompted them to look for help. Given a safe and supportive environment, clients can gain awareness and insight to make sense out of our life experiences. Making a decision to find help...and then being heard can be a huge relief, and is the gift of therapy.

I provide distance (video) counseling! Whether you reside or work in Illinois or Florida, distance counseling is an effective and easy way to approach counseling without having to go to the counselor's office.

If you are new to counseling, feel free to reach out to ask questions; if you are familiar with counseling - you know it can be a great experience.

More Info About My Practice

I offer individual, couples, and group therapy in a non-judgmental, relaxed, and nurturing environment that fosters personal growth. From a wellness perspective, I value looking at the whole picture, encouraging my clients to seek balance in their lifeworld. As a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, I help my clients learn their personality "type" in order to have a better understanding of themselves and others. As a professor in a counseling graduate program, you can benefit from the knowledge and competencies from this experience as well.

Perhaps it seems a little scary and overwhelming to take the next step...and make an appointment...but...I cater to chickens! Look at this as something you are doing for yourself. Above all, regardless of your situation, counseling should be a positive experience and something to look forward to!

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Feel free to reach out with questions about the counseling process.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, individuals and group work, 16 and older.
    Mood disorders, addictions, chronic and cute mental health, OCD, career, life transitions, stress.
    Adoption issues particular birthmother support; pastors church employees; educators

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Intellectual Disability
  • 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)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Psychodynamic
  • Yoga Therapy
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