Sara Mueller

LPC

Sara Mueller

LPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Health Alliance
  • Healthlink
  • Humana
  • MHNet
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
  • ValueOptions
Evening Availability

Offices

180 W Park Ave
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

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My Approach to Helping

I am a compassionate, relaxed therapist that educates clients while they learn, grow, and heal. I believe seeking therapy is a sign of strength and strives to bring creative approaches to the treatment process.

In therapy, I help clients of all ages struggling from depression, ADHD, parenting, grief, self-esteem, trauma, and more. I am also especially skilled at treating:

Anxiety in Children, Adolescents, and Teens: Excessive worry can get in the way of your child’s education, friendships, and activities. I am skilled at helping clients under age 18 recognize their feelings while providing creative coping strategies that bring results. I also educate parents on how to talk to their children and help them move forward.

Suicide Bereavement: For suicide survivors, the feelings of loss, sadness, and loneliness experienced after any death are often magnified by feelings of guilt, confusion, rejection, shame, anger, and the effects of stigma. Suicide bereavement therapy is very different from grief counseling, and I am trained to help survivors begin the healing and acceptance process.

Mood and Borderline Personality Disorders: Excessive mood swings and borderline personality traits can be stabilized through evidence-based talk therapy. I can help those suffering build better relationships and ease uncertainty about how they see themselves and their role in the world.

In therapy, I use CBT, DBT, education, play therapy, and motivational interviewing in a client-centered atmosphere. When appropriate, I also use art therapy to help clients express feelings and articulate emotions. In every case, I seek to tailor my treatment to best meet client needs.

I earned a graduate degree in Counseling from National Louis University. In my free time, I like to paint, draw, read, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with my dog.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Play Therapy

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