Amie Eipers, LCSW, C.H.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker &
Certified Hypnotist
Guiding & Supporting Adults, Adolescents & Children
I provide individual, couple and family therapy to adolescents (ages 12 and older) and adults.  I have 21 years of experience, in a variety of settings, and truly enjoy the opportunity to assist my clients in achieving balance and happiness in their lives. I am originally from Bloomington-Normal, IL, moving to the Naperville area in 2005. I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Illinois State University and a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

After completing a comprehensive assessment in the first session or two, I work with my client to determine the type of approach that will best work for them.  My assumption is that everyone has the ability to better identify and understand the beliefs and ideas that are keeping them from living the life they are seeking.  Once those beliefs and ideas have been realized and addressed, the client has the opportunity to learn new ways to face the challenges that come up in their life and feel happier and more secure.  When a client has reached this point, the sky's the limit with what they can accomplish!  I love working with my clients, through the most difficult times, and seeing them grow and achieve things they never saw as possible. Please contact me for more information.

Specialties

• Depression
• Anxiety
• PTSD
• Weight Loss / Management
• Eating Disorders
• Addictions
• Childhood Physical / Sexual Abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Stress Management
• Relationship Issues
• Grief / Loss
• Sports Performance Enhancement
• Codependency

Networked Insurance Companies

• Blue Cross / Blue Shield
• Humana
• Cigna
• Aetna
• PHCS
• Horizon
• Magellan
• Value Options

Employee Assistance Programs

• Empathia / LifeMatters
• Cigna
• Magellan
• CuraLinc
• Chestnut
• HRI
• And many others...

Certifications / Licenses

• Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• Certified Hypnotist
• Licensed Child Welfare Specialist
• Certified Conflict Intervention Trainer

Seminars and Training

I am available to provide seminars and keynote workshops to businesses and community groups. I have 18 years of experience as a presenter and am comfortable with audiences of all sizes. Topics vary and can be tailored to suit the needs of any group. Most frequently requested topics include stress management, time management, conflict resolution, interpersonal skill development, sexual harassment and workplace violence. For more information, please contact me.

Announcements

TV Appearance: Watch Amie's appearance on MTV's "True Life" series, as she counsels a client in an episode which aired January 19, 2012. Check out the full episode at MTV.com. » Preview episode.

Read about Amie's experience of working with MTV and her role as a social worker at Social Workers Speak. » Read more.

Testimonials

Life brings with it many challenges, sometimes too much for us to handle on our own. I have seen Amie during these times for the last seven years and have found each and every session to be beneficial. She is an extraordinary counselor! I am thankful for the guidance she provided when I needed her the most! Unlike some therapists, she is real and she shares that with her clients. That is what made me want to open up to her and use the advice she provided. I highly recommend Amie!
~ Keri J.

We all need help and support from others sometimes. I decided to call my EAP and they recommended Amie Eipers and she has been a BLESSING. I am a single parent, dealing with the challenges of life and raising a teenage daughter (which, I must say, has been the most difficult and overwhelming time for me), but, with your guidance, you have not only helped me, but my daughter, as well. You have taught her coping skills and how to deal with emotional pain and stress. I thank Amie; if it wasn't for her "keeping it real" (using a direct approach), her willingness to listen, and her kindness, I know that my relationship with my daughter would have been a wreck by now. Thank you!!
~ Kima H.

Amie Eipers has been an asset to my life. Realizing, in terms of how to make changes, has never been easier.
~ Sharon P.

I would like to take a moment to offer praise and my sincerest appreciation to Amie Eipers. I was going through a very difficult time in my life, caused by a relationship that ended abruptly. The weeks that followed evolved into a depressive state. I sought outside counseling and met Amie. The months that followed were not only productive, but enlightening as I learned more about me than I thought I would. While the road to recovery was fairly long, Amie's likeable and easy going personality, coupled with her professional work ethic, made that road more easily traveled. I can honestly state that any prospective client would greatly benefit from Amie's level of expertise. As a man who is reluctant to "open up" regarding personal matters, I can say that the hardest part of the whole process was picking up the phone.
~ Dave S.

Professional Associations

National Association of Social WorkersNational Association of Cognitve-Behavioral TherapistsAmerican Hypnosis AssociationNaperville Rehab Clinic
Gina L. Spielman, LCSWCenter for Performance Development, Inc.National Customer Service Association