Shelley Pier, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Brook
Healing from trauma and grief is not just about surviving the experience, it is also about learning to LIVE again. I enjoy being part of this process and empowering people to grow, change, heal, and thrive! I am passionate about my work and I love helping people reconnect with themselves. I believe it is important to get to the root of the problem, not just manage symptoms. One of the gifts I bring to you is listening deeply and helping you feel understood as we collaborate on implementing practical solutions.
My specialty is helping people heal from trauma and grief. I have extensive experience working with sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors. I enjoy using different modalities such as Art Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, and Mindfulness in addition to talk therapy.
Animal Assisted Therapy is one way you can decide to work towards healing. My therapy dog, Cassie, loves to work with clients. I am also a member of the LGBTQI community, so clients from that community can feel safe discussing issues pertaining to sexuality. To learn more:
Call or Email Shelley Pier for a free consultation now - (847) 629-0840


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: University of Tennessee College of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: 149.014386 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: NASW
  • Member Since: 2015
  • Certificate: Delta Society Pet Partners Handler/#0450680665
  • Certificate Date: 2012


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Sexual Abuse


  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017
Shelley Pier, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Brook

Shelley Pier

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW