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Nicole Lesser
MS, LPC, Staff Therapist/Counselor

Nicole Lesser, MS, LPC has 15 years of experience working with children, teens, young adults, parents, and families of various settings from in-home behavioral analysis to behavioral/mental health hospitals and juvenile detention centers. Nicole is equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide parents and families with empathic, effective support as they navigate life transitions that are often encountered through development.

  • Accepting New Clients!

  • In-Network with Aetna, BCBS PPO, + Cigna PPOs If you are looking for a clinician specifically in-network with United Healthcare/Optum, please contact Emily Pagone since she is the only one currently permitted by United/Optum to be the sole clinician in-network with their plans. We hope to have the rest of our teammates join United/Optum panels as soon as possible.

  • HIPAA-Compliant Call/Text: (630) 934-1990

  • Nicole has immediate openings for evenings and Saturdays.

  • EMDR-Trained Clinician


Nicole incorporates the following therapeutic modalities and approaches into her work with her individual, couples, and family clients:
✔ EMDR-Trained Clinician
✔ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
✔ Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
✔ MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
✔ Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
✔ Early Intervention Credentials
✔ Certified Anger Management Specialist

Intertwining CBT and DBT modalities are beneficial for individuals suffering from self-harm, depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and ADHD.


More About Nicole

Nicole expresses comfort sharing that she comes from a bi-racial family and is a parent of three children. These personal experiences have added enrichment, deep empathy and understanding, and validation into the work with all clients.