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WHO WE ARE

Our Roots

We provide our clients safe and encouraging spaces to be heard, to problem solve, to learn evidence-based skills with proven results so that you can heal and

create more loving, more connected, more fulfilling lives.

 

Since our founding in 2012, our goal has been to make a positive impact, supporting the health and wellness of adults, adolescents, children and families specializing with the Gifted Population and with Anxiety and Emotional Management Skills. 

 

The core of our efforts is to bring our group's passion and knowledge to the range of activities and populations that we serve. Through all of our services, we support you in not only surviving but thriving, creating more loving, more fulfilling, and more connected relationships with yourself and those you love.

 
 

CATHERINE GRUENER

M.A., M.A., LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, PDTC
Director

Heart Centered, Collaborative, Master Therapist

 

Feeling Stuck? At a crossroads? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times.  As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, with degrees in Neuropsychology and Clinical Counseling, specializing in Anxiety, twice-exceptional (2E) and Gifted, and over 24 years of experience nationally and internationally, I help adults, parents, children and families understand and mange whatever comes their way, so you not only survive, but truly thrive.

SERVICES

Empowering Growth and Change

In order to ensure the safety of our clients and staff, if you are showing any signs of illness, have traveled out of Illinois, have had contact with someone who has COVID or are self-isolating from a contact with someone with suspected COVID, please use telehealth.  

 

Our Safety Commitment to You:  When we resume in-office appointments we will have screening for everyone (pre-screen questions from your car), masking or Face Coverings for everyone, Social Distancing and staggered appointments with time between appointments for Enhanced Cleaning protocols. Make sure to join our client newsletter for updates on our services.

COUNSELING, PSYCHOTHERAPY, COACHING AND CONSULTATIONS

Oakbrook, Illinois

Due to COVID-19 In-Office Counseling for Adults, Adolescents, Parents and Families is currently unavailable for new clients

TELEHEALTH COUNSELING FOR ADULTS, ADOLESCENTS AND PARENTS

Doing Our Part

HIPAA compliant online portal, video conference and communication by Board Certified Telemental Health Providers.

Counseling for Gifted and 2E

Evidence-based and evidence-backed programs

Trained in Counseling Gifted, Top 101 Expert, servicing Gifted, 2E and Parents of Gifted since 2011

PARENT TRAINING AND COUNSELING

Evidence-based and evidence-backed programs

Board Certified in Positive Discipline with Training in Parent Management Techniques

We provide services in the State of Illinois and the State of Vermont
Providers for BCBS PPO, Optum/United Healthcare PPO and Out of Network for all others

 

COMMON QUESTIONS AND FAQS

HOW MUCH DO SESSIONS COST?

Counseling Sessions start at $375 and ranges from $190 to $250 per hour/Online Educational Programs range from $80 to $597

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

We are providers for BCBS PPO, Optum/United Healthcare PPO and are out of network for all other insurance carriers for individual and family counseling services.  Insurance does not cover online educational programs

DO YOU PROVIDE TELEMENTAL HEALTH?

We have Board Certified Telemental Health Providers and offer Telemental Health to all Illinois and Vermont residents using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing system easily accessible through a phone/tablet app and desktop/laptop. We will be expanding services to other states soon.

DO YOU OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION?

We offer a free 30 minute phone consult to answer your questions about our services.  Schedule your phone consult here 

WHEN WILL IN OFFICE APPOINTMENTS BE AVAILABLE?

We will offer in-office mental health appointments on a reduced schedule starting September 2020 under the guidelines for healthcare facilities outlined by the Dupage County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control

WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE YOU TAKING DURING COVID-19?

Behavioral health providers must follow the same health precautions as other healthcare providers during COVID-19.  As board certified Telemental Health providers we offer Telemental Health using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing system easily accessible through a phone/tablet app and desktop/laptop.  For in-office visits we provide: Screening for everyone (pre-screen questions from your car), masking or Face Coverings for everyone, Social Distancing, hand sanitizer, and staggered appointments for Enhanced Cleaning protocols

 
Therapy Session

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

Maya Angelou

 

A FEW COMMENTS FROM OUR CLIENTS

I learned more in 1 session than in 7 months of play therapy

The strategies and information on Anxiety.  This was so helpful, I can't tell you how grateful I am.

Your calming and empowering techniques are having a transformative effect on me already! Thank you so much for sharing this life changing information!

 

ANXIETY PROGRAMS

Online Learning Offers

Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, Gruener Counseling and Consulting is dedicated to making a lasting impact raising the health and wellbeing of adults and teens during COVID-19.  Learn more about our programs and how they can help you reduce anxiety and stress.

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REDUCE ANXIETY NOW FAST TRACK TRAINING

Making a Difference

TRANSFORM YOUR ANXIETY INTO A SUPERPOWER

Doing What’s Needed

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RESET AND RELAX 2.0 PROGRAM

Tackling the Issue

 

PARENTING PROGRAMS

Online Coaching Programs

We parent as our parents did or in reaction to, and before COVID-19 it may have been enough.  With the kids at home, we all need more strategies and support.  While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by offering progressive parenting strategies based on research and neuroscience. Learn more about our recommended programs below.

ENCOURAGEMENT PARENTING PROGRAM

ENCOURAGEMENT PARENTING FOR PARENTS OF GIFTED CHILDREN

PARENT WISELY TEEN PROGRAM

PARENT WISELY YOUNG CHILD PROGRAM

 

CONTACT GRUENER COUNSELING AND CONSULTING

1010 Jorie Blvd #112, Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA

 
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