Shelly Gessler, LPC

Shelly Gessler

630-428-7890, Ext. 346
Locations:
  • South Naperville

    2948 Artesian Road, Suite 112, Naperville, IL U.S.A.60564 630-428-7890

Specialties:
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Chronic Pain / Illness
  • Daily Life Stressors
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief / Loss / End of Life
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Transitions / Adjustment Issues
  • Mood Disorder
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Health
  • Spirituality Issues
  • Suicidal Ideation / Self-Injury
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Women's Issues / Fertility
Patient ages:
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

If you have a Telehealth appointment with Shelly Gessler, you can access your video session here:
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Shelly Gessler (she, her, hers), LPC, believes people are greater than the sum of their parts, so her counseling reflects a holistic, mind-body approach. She encourages clients to explore their counseling goals both mentally and physically so they realize and embody new ways of being.

Shelly received a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from DePaul University. She is also a Certified Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator and a registered yoga teacher. Shelly also served as a volunteer for Strength Builders, a program to help teens and children increase personal resiliency to better manage life’s challenges; DePaul Penedo Program, mentorship for Chicago at-risk girls; and AbbVie Wellness Program, mindfulness-meditation training to help employees reduce stress and increase self-compassion.

In therapy, Shelly creates a safe space to productively work with clients to reach their unique goals. She uses an eclectic approach, including empirical interventions (CBT, DBT, and solution-focused) and psychodynamic and mindfulness methods (self-compassion training, meditation, breathing techniques, and trauma-informed yoga) to help clients feel contentment and a sense of well-being as they navigate life’s challenges.