New Naperville mental health center treats anxiety, depression, stress & OCD.

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Naperville psychotherapist Sara Banks MSW, LCSW opened a new counseling center Ascend Therapy for Anxiety Depression and Stress located in Naperville a mile from Naperville station. Sara Banks is an anxiety therapist, depression therapist, stress therapist and an OCD therapist all rolled into one.

Naperville psychotherapist Sara Banks MSW, LCSW opened a new counseling center- Ascend Therapy for Anxiety Depression and Stress located in Naperville a mile from the Naperville train station. Sara Banks is an anxiety therapist, depression therapist, stress therapist and an OCD therapist all rolled into one.

Naperville Location:

Ascend Therapy for Anxiety, Depression & Stress

500 E Ogden Ave, Suite 101

Naperville, IL 60563

(331) 444-2342

Website: https://ascendtherapynaperville.com/

Sara Banks MSW, LCSW has 12 plus years experience as a psychotherapist. Sara currently works as a clinical therapist at Linden Oaks, the mental health division of Edward-Elmhurst Health in Naperville counseling adults suffering from anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder(panic attacks), OCD, PTSD and phobias. Prior to this she worked in the General Mental Health department at Linden Oaks where she treated adults struggling predominantly with mood disorders such as depression and Bipolar Disorder.

She specializes in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Sara’s primary passion is ACT, which unlike other treatment modalities is said as the word “act” not A-C-T). She loves that it turns conventional ideas about thoughts and feelings on their heads. Sara reflected on how with ACT people realize that “No longer are thoughts or feelings seen as bad or somehow something to be gotten rid of, but rather the thoughts and feelings that people find distressing or unpleasant can be related to in a new way that allows for a more peaceful coexistence.”

Sara Banks feels that “Therapy is a collaborative process between a therapist and a client with a focus on moving the client towards a meaningful life”. She noted that she feels that looking at and moving towards a client’s values is integral to this process. She expounded on this by saying, “Essentially, I want to get to know you better and to help you to get to know yourself better so we are moving towards you living a life in keeping with who you are at your core.”

Sara Banks brings extensive mental health experience from her years at Linden Oaks as a clinical therapist. She observed that “One of the biggest complaints my patients have about their outside therapists were that they did not provide any coping skills and focused heavily on being supportive. I noticed that patients found focusing on skills to be not only refreshing but also immensely more effective in their recovery. As such, I ensure that all of my clients learn skills as part of their treatment sessions.”

Ascend Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and Stress will also be offering group therapy options based on the need in the following areas: screen addiction for adolescents, anxiety, and self-injury groups for teen girls, and OCD with an emphasis on mindfulness, ACT, CBT and DBT.

Recently Ascend Therapy has added two new therapists: Dr. Jonathan Woodin PsyD and Letha Howell LPC. Dr. Woodin is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of tech addiction, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, and psychological testing. He brings an easy going and patient style to Ascend Therapy. Letha is a counselor with a passion for working with screen addiction, self-injury, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Her style is dynamic, directive, and energetic. They are currently accepting new clients.

Ascend Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and Stress is located about a mile from Naperville station near Washington & Ogden adjacent to Andy’s Frozen Custard. This location has 5 rooms that have been thoughtfully decorated to induce calm. Sara noted that her clients frequently comment on the tranquility of the rooms. Images of the location can be seen at: https://ascendtherapynaperville.com/

Ascend Therapy For Anxiety, Depression & Stress is located near downtown Naperville.

For GPS directions visit the Ascend Therapy website at: https://ascendtherapynaperville.com/

Contact Info:
Name: Sara Banks
Organization: Ascend Therapy for Anxiety, Depression & Stress
Address: 500 E Ogden Ave Suite 101, Naperville, Illinois 60563, United States
Website: https://ascendtherapynaperville.com/

Source: PressCable

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