Addiction Counselors in Naperville, IL

Naperville, IL, saw overdose activity (hospitalizations and deaths) climb in 2020. The number of non-fatal heroin overdose incidents doubled from 2019 to 2020 (18 and 26, respectively); four overdose deaths were reported in 2019; that rose to five for 2020. Most overdose deaths reported in Will and DuPage counties (of which Naperville is part) included heroin and fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. In addition, a higher number of overdose deaths feature multiple drugs – cannabis, cocaine, Xanax, and fentanyl are becoming increasingly common. Abusing drugs carries many health risks, including an increased likelihood of dying, especially when more and more drugs are being cut with deadly amounts of fentanyl. Some might shy away from using, citing the risk to be too great, but others might take the gamble simply because they’re young and feel like it’s not a real danger. Then some use drugs because they’re addicted. Substance use disorders – marked by taking greater amounts, experiencing withdrawal when not using, and use interfering with everyday life or one’s health – can be successfully treated, but it takes proven treatments. That includes detoxification to get clean of substances, but psychotherapy is another significant component. Therapists and counselors, especially ones who specialize in helping people with addictions, mental disorders, or a combination of the two (aka co-occurring disorders), are usually well equipped to help their patients understand why they continue to use drugs and help them learn ways to progress out of the self-destructive cycle. Below is a list of some Naperville, IL-area counselors specializing in addiction, mental health disorders, or both.

1. Sue English, LCSW, CADC

Sue English is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). She has a master’s of social work from Aurora University. English helps teens, adults, and elders with addiction, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, and dual diagnosis situations. She uses a variety of evidence-backed treatments, including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical, and trauma-focused approaches. English’s office does in-person sessions (with social distancing) and telehealth and phone counseling.

Address: English Meadows Counseling Services, 2244 95th St., Suite 219, Naperville, IL 60564

Phone number: (630).228.9108

Website: englishmeadows.org

2. Cheryl L. Hejnal, LCSW, CADC

Cheryl L. Hejnal is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). Hejnal specializes in treating patients with substance use disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, LGBTQ+ experiences, and ADHD. She uses evidence-based practices that include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing. Hejnal is also trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Address: Dr. Shantelle And Associates, 552 South Washington St., Suite 115, Naperville, IL 60540

Phone number: (331).321.7041

Website: www.drshantelleandassociates.com

3. Valerie A. Jencks, LMFT, LCPC

Valerie A. Jencks is the owner and executive director of Prairie Family Therapy, a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), and a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). She helps patients with addiction, codependency, depression, dual diagnosis, stress, and women’s issues. Jencks also provides culturally sensitive care. Jencks is also a public speaker, giving presentations on relationship issues.

Address: Prairie Family Therapy, 300 E 5th Ave., Suite 235, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone number: (630).946.6715

Website: www.prairiefamilytherapy.com

4. Cynthia Koskiewicz, LCPC, CADC

Cynthia Koskiewicz is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). She helps patients with addiction, anxiety, and mood disorders as well as major life transitions by using cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment, dialectical, and mindfulness-based approaches. Koskiewicz has a master of arts in clinical professional psychology from Roosevelt University.

Address: Recharge Counseling, 29 S. Webster St., Suite 106, Naperville, IL 60540

Phone number: (630).984.1610

Website: www.rechargecounseling.com

5. Kathleen Monroe, LCSW, CADC

Kathleen Monroe is a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). She specializes in treating addiction, depression, and anxiety, using eclectic treatment approaches that include cognitive-behavioral, dialectical, mindfulness-based, and trauma-focused therapies. Monroe has a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago.

Address: Naperville, IL 60563

Phone number: (630).557.8363

Website: www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/addiction/il/naperville/957249

6. Brittany M. Roback, LCPC, CADC

Brittany M. Roback is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), and co-owner of Inner Courage Counseling. She specializes in treating children, addiction, and behavioral issues through cognitive-behavioral, dialectical, emotionally focused, motivational interviewing, play therapy, and other forms of treatment. Roback has a master’s degree in child and adolescent counseling from Lewis University.

Address: Inner Courage Counseling, 1754 N. Washington St., Suite 104A, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone number: (630).473.3481

Website: innercouragecounselingllc.com

7. Neal Thomas Robertson, pre-licensed LCP

Neil Thomas Robertson has a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Lewis University. His licensed professional counselor certification is pending. He has worked with people struggling with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, and in crisis intervention. Robertson is trained in cognitive-behavioral, culturally sensitive, motivational interviewing, and trauma-focused therapies.

Address: Vine Counseling Center, 600 S. Washington St., Suite 302, Naperville, IL 60540

Phone number: (630).547.3627

Website: inecounselingcenter.com

8. Talvir Shahi, LCPC

Talvir Shahi is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). Shahi has worked in inpatient and residential settings. She uses an integrative approach to help her patients, including cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, culturally sensitive, mindfulness-based, and solution-focused brief therapies. Shahi specializes in treating addiction, depression, anxiety, and OCD. She has a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Adler University and is fluent in Punjabi, Urdu, and Hindi.

Address: Naperville Counseling Center, 1831 Bay Scott Circle, Suite 105, Naperville, IL 60540

Phone number: (847).383.0561

Website: www.napervillecounseling.com

9. Tony Steuer, LCPC, CADC

Tony Steuer is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC). He’s worked in inpatient, intensive outpatient, substance use, community mental health, and crisis services. Steuer uses cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, dialectical, acceptance, and commitment therapies to help patients with substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, and more. Steuer works with body positivity, LGBTQ+, racial justice, and sex-positive communities.

Address: Evolution Counseling, 1555 Naperville Road, Suite 205, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone number: (331).215.6373

Website: www.evolutioncounselinginc.com

10. Carrie Vodnik, LCPC, NCC

Carrie Vodnick is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) She works with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, families, and groups to help with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress, addictions, and more. To treat her clients, Vodnick uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. She has a master’s in counseling from Argosy University.

Address: The Summit Center For Mental Health, 1801 N Mill St., Suite J, Naperville, IL 60563

Phone number: (815).769.5170

Website: www.thesummitcenter.net

Treating substance use disorders takes time and effort, but evidence-based therapies provided by a trained and qualified therapist can make a difference in an addicted individual’s life. Sources
  • chicagotribune.com – Rise in Naperville overdose deaths linked to stronger street drugs being cut with other substances: coroners
  • mayoclinic.org – Drug addiction (substance use disorder)

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