Adam Ratner, MA, LCSW, MBA

I am a male therapist/counselor, LCSW, MBA, and co-owner of Grow’s offices in Naperville and Plainfield, IL. It is my firm belief that every individual and their life obstacles are unique. Consequently, there is not a distinct therapeutic approach that works for everyone. Accordingly, I cater my style to fit with my clients’ personalities, life circumstances and goals. I utilize a variety of therapeutic methods including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Strengths-based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. ​These are utilized to provide support and guidance in a myriad of ways. I primarily work with those ages 12 and up experiencing depression, anxiety, self-worth and confidence challenges, trauma, major life transitions, grief and loss, family conflict, parenting challenges, relationship conflict, and career coaching. More specifically, across the greater Naperville area, I provide depression counseling, anxiety counseling, individual counseling, family counseling, teen counseling & therapy, relationship counseling, trauma therapy, and much more.

For me, an often recurrent objective in therapy is to explore my clients’ challenges to help them develop an awareness of conscious and unconscious thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that become drivers of actions that negatively impact them in a myriad of ways. Once there is an understanding of these factors, real growth can occur by recognizing new ways of thinking, acting, and exploring options that can lead to more complete and fulfilling life.​

My priority is always focused on my clients’ challenges and desires as I accompany them on their journeys in overcoming personal and interpersonal struggles.

I recognize that the strength of my therapeutic relationships and underlying trust is paramount to the growth that is possible. Clients consistently find me to be very down to earth, accepting and tremendously easy to talk to. Each one of them quickly learns that I always strive to over-deliver on the care and support I provide. Accordingly, I ensure a supportive environment for the client that allows him/her to feel at ease and comfortable. Additionally, while I am not shy to insert humor when appropriate, I do feel it is important to keep my clients accountable toward their own growth, which is a component of my therapeutic style.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Depression Counseling and Therapy
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