Laura Gillberg

Laura Gillberg

About Laura, MSW, LCSW

Since she was a child, Laura has been sought out for help and guidance, which eventually launched her clinical career.   For over 20 years, Laura has enjoyed helping people relieve stress and get through difficult challenges in life.  Laura’s prior work settings were community mental health and schools.  In her non-working time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, cooking, gardening, playing guitar and piano, and singing.


Laura has a wide variety of knowledge and resources she brings to you.  She is particularly good with helping people break habits and negative thoughts through honest awareness and assessment.  She uses evidenced based orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and more.  She works with children and adults.  Common challenges Laura services include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Work stress
  • Trauma
  • School challenges
  • Balancing responsibilities, time, tasks
  • Attention and concentration problems
  • Parenting and family issues
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Social challenges
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence problems
  • Anger, irritability, resentment
  • Communication and interpersonal obstacles
  • Adjustment and change challenges
  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Caregiver burden
  • Separation and divorce

What to Expect:

You can expect a kind, warm, funny person who you will feel relaxed around.  She is known as bright, creative, and eclectic, with a sharp intellect.  Laura is fond of “thinking outside the box” and emits a non-judgmental presence that helps people feel at ease.  She has some personal experience with trauma resolution and believes in our ability to heal.  Laura is not overly directive and prefers “working together” with you, rather than simply telling you what to do.  She says the great paradox of her career is “If you’re doing the job right, you put yourself out of business”.  She has a strong sense of humor and is fond of laughing until it hurts.     

Professional Memberships

National Association of Social Workers

Education & Training

Master of Social Work, New Mexico State University

Post-Master’s School Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

License & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Type 73 Certified School Social Worker

Contact Today

1500 E. Lincoln Hwy, Suite 1
DeKalb, IL 60115

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