Catherine A. Gruener

NCC (All States)

LCPC licensed Clinic Professional Counselor (IL)

Certified Cogmed Provider (All States)

Distance Credentialed Counselor (All States)

Elmhurst, IL
1010 Jorie Blvd. Ste. 112 Oak Brook, IL 60523 US

About Me

Catherine provides intuitive and caring online counseling and consultations to Illinois residents to support you in exploring and capitalizing on your strengths in order for you to create the life you want to live. Whether it is learning valuable communication skills or healing from the past, our services seek to remove the obstacles that have gotten in your way.

Online Parent Training and Education is offered to U.S. residents who meet the criteria for online parent education. Catherine uses evidence backed experiential and didactic training to support families in creating more connected, more loving, and more fulfilling relationships at home.

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National Certified Counselor

Distance Certified Counselor

Neurobehavioral and Adlerian, CBT/DBT, Highly-Sensitive

Catherine has over 20 years experience in the mental health field, with 2 masters degrees, one in neuropsychology and a second in professional counseling from Adler University, contributing to research, international and community counseling, hospital based and private practice. She works extensively with gifted children and families, people who have anxiety, parenting issues, and life transitions.


M.A. Neuropsychology, M.A. Clinical Counseling

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Distance Certified Counselor

Certified Positive Discipline Educator, Training in Parent Management from the Yale Parent Center

Trained in Counseling Gifted

Trained in Highly Sensitive Persons


  • Effective Communication
  • Parenting
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Wellness and Health Promotion
  • ADHD (child and adolescent)
  • Anxiety and Depression

Services Offered

Session Type / Rate / Duration

  • Family counseling 1 hour / $160 / 60 Minutes
  • Individual counseling 1 hour / $190 / 60 Minutes
  • Individual counseling 45 minutes / $160 / 45 Minutes
  • Parent education / $150 / 60 Minutes