Michelle Slocum MA, LCPC, in Naperville, Illinois, 60563

Michelle Slocum

MA, LCPC

Michelle Slocum

MA, LCPC

Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC - 180008322
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $185 per session, many major insurance companies accepted
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1555 Naperville Wheaton Road
Suite 207
Naperville, Illinois 60563

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My Approach to Helping

I believe everyone has the right to be heard and feel important and empowered. I believe that each individual is special and unique. This is why I have created an individualized and unique model that will meet each individual where they are and help you to reach the goals that you have for your life. Since no two people are the same, no two therapies are exactly the same either. Therapy begins with creating a trusting therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe and therefore ready to begin creating the life you want. Together, we will identify what is the life you want and what you are willing to do to get there. I believe that therapy is a partnership and a journey and it is a privilege to share that journey with you.

More Info About My Practice

My office is conveniently located and easily accessible in Naperville, Illinois. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups struggling with a variety of circumstances from depression and anxiety to adjusting to life changes.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I can honestly say that I love my job! I love everything about my job. I consider it an honor and privilege to be selected by an individual to help them through their life's journey. As I remember the impact of that first person that took time out of their life to care about me, I consider it my pleasure to do the same for the individuals that I work with. I sincerely care about the growth of each person that I work with. I am grateful for the opportunity to walk with you on your journey and witness your progression as you reach the life of your dreams.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

'Normal' people go to therapy. This is a statement that I make on a regular basis because it is very true. Therapy needs are as individual as those seeking therapy. I believe that it takes strength and courage to make that first call and I celebrate that as your first accomplishment. For some, therapy is simply a place to 'get things off your chest', while other's needs are more specific. The real empowerment comes from the realization and acceptance that we can all benefit from therapy and that can only make us stronger.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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