Mission Statement

This practice believes that each individual is entitled to validation of feelings, appropriate professional therapeutic intervention and a compassionate ear regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation or psychological need.


About the Therapist:

Deborah L. Wilke, Ed.D, LCPC, NCP, DAPA

is a noted guest speaker at international conferences and workshops. She has been interviewed for publications and television specials, particularly as it relates to treating the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Dr. Wilke has been featured in a documentary entitled "Ladies and Gentlemen," and has served as guest lecturer to medical students in the area. She has taught various seminars to clinicians and members of the community alike.

Dr. Wilke is an adjunct faculty member for the College of DuPage and maintains an active practice serving largely LGBT populations. She received her Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Benedictine University in 1995, and her Doctoral Degree from Argosy University in 2011.

She is formally trained in art and music therapies, guided imagery, play therapy, psychosynthesis, and voice dialogue, as well as the more traditional talk therapy.

Dr. Wilke is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified (Master's Level) Psychologist, and a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Wilke is also an active member with the American Counseling Association and the Illinois Counseling Association. Dr. Wilke is a member of WPATH- World Professional Association for Transgender Health.