Joyce Hennelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with offices in both the Chicago Loop and Glenview, IL. Joyce’s dynamic practice addresses issues faced in all stages of life. She specializes in working with students who are anxious and feel consumed with worry or suffer panic attacks. Joyce treats women and men who feel a shift in their identity from discontentment with their career, stagnation in their marriage, or from the transition to being an empty nester. Many of the older adults Joyce works with are experiencing anticipatory anxiety as they are navigating health concerns and aging-related challenges that both affect significant relationships in their life. Lastly, Joyce is passionate about working with women who are experiencing the unique challenges surrounding infertility or pregnant women who are preparing for parenthood.
Joyce’s treatment approach is both process and strategy-based and is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness. Not only does she help her clients develop healthier coping mechanisms and reframe their thought patterns, but she educates her clients on their symptoms and why they are occurring. She has extensive experience in the following areas: anxiety, depression, relationships, self esteem, identity development, loss and grief, and infertility counseling.
Joyce loves the clients she gets to work with and is dedicated to helping individuals navigate major life transitions. She is there to support them on their journey and guide them towards a path of self-acceptance. Her Loop office is located near multiple train and bus stops and her Glenview office is just steps from the Metra station.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss
Private Practice, 2011 - Present
Eldermart, 2016 - 2018
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1997 - 1998
Concordia University, Certificate in Gerontology, 2012
University of Illinois, MSW, 1997
University of Illinois, BS, 1991
Northwestern University, Certificate in Mediation