Rebecca Esser, MA, NBCC, LPC, EFTC

Rebecca Esser View Specialties

  • Clinical Therapist
  • 501 6th Ave. Suite 8, Rochelle, Illinois, 61068
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Naperville, 60563
      2135 City Gate, Suite 300
      Naperville, 60563
  • Phone: 6304236010
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  • Session Fees: Professional fees depend on insurance coverage, cash pay or sliding scale. Standard fee is $125 per session. Sliding scale available for low income.
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

What is your relationship like with yourself? Do you love yourself? Or, are your thoughts filled with negativity? If you're stuck in a rut or stuck in your head, I can help. 
As a caring and empathetic licensed, board certified professional counselor, I specialize in YOU and helping you foster positive feelings and relationship with yourself. I believe the most important relationship people can have, is with themselves. When the relationship with ourselves is positive and healthy, it allows us to experience other relationships positively- such as with our spouse or partner, work, school, family and with our peers. I provided a safe, trusting, non-judgmental environment in which I can help you discover and address the presenting problems internally, and externally, that are causing you distress.  
Emotions are the foundation in which think, feel and behave. They can override thoughts, transform relationships and profoundly influence behavior.  When we are not equipped to effectively handle our emotions, it leads to distress, which can feed into unhappy relationships. Through the utilization of evidenced-based practices, I'll teach you how to enhance and call upon own emotional intelligence, harnessing your power to understand yourselves by providing tools to control troublesome thoughts, and manage difficult emotions. These skills combined will in turn, help you overcome life's challenges and go forward in building stronger relationships. In learning these skills, one can quickly reduce stress in the moment, and remain comfortable enough with their emotions to react in constructive ways.

As a certified emotionally focused couples therapist I focus on emotional awareness of what you and your partner are experiencing, together - and how you make positive meaning of those experience, and how to forgive the painful ones. Thirty years of research shows us that Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy  (EFT) has a 90% success rate in helping couples reattach and re-bond to each other.   Couples will learn to identify and understand their negative communication cycle during conflict, implement conflict resolution skills, and identify their own and their partner’s emotional needs. We will build and strength attachments bonds, develop trust and regain intimacy, effectively communicate, and improvement in non-verbal communication. Typically speaking, EFT helps couples in just a few sessions to resolve conflict and start rebuilding their relationship, rather than years of counseling. And, often times, EFT can repair what other therapies weren't able to repair or get to.
For Couples, Individuals and Children, I practice in the following areas:  
Addiction (e.g. alcohol, drugs, internet, sex and gambling)
Assertiveness Training
Court Mandated Therapy 
Eating disorders and weight management
Explosive (Anger) Disorders
Family Counseling
Men’s issues
Obesity and Weight Management
Personality Disorders
Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
Sex Positive counseling for LGBTQIA, Poly, open, swingers, and kink couples.
Sexual & Gender Identification/Orientation
Sexual Assault & Abuse
Sexual Issues and Functioning
Stress Management
Suicidal thoughts & attempts.
Trauma across the lifespan.

I use the following  Evidenced-based approaches:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy-Focuses on thoughts, feeling and behavior.
Solution-Focused Therapy-Focuses on strength utilization and find last solutions to problems.
Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy-Focuses on bonds and attachments
Positive Psychology-Focuses on the use of positive emotions to create positive well-being. 
Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy-Focuses on events that happen and how our beliefs shape our thoughts.
Client-Centered Therapy-This is a less directive approach (talk therapy) 
I received a Bachelor’s Degree from Rasmussen College, and Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. I keep up with the latest research in psychology and counseling, by being an active am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC). Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) and a member of the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA).
Rebecca practices through Transformative Growth Counseling. You can reach our main line at: 630-423-6010 

Rebecca Esser Reaches

Naperville IL
Dekalb IL