I am relational in my therapuetic approach and utilize different methods to meet the needs of each person. I stress the concept of hope and that we can learn new strategies so we can change and grow, no matter how stuck we may feel. I focus on helping people discover their strengths and find resources to begin changing what isn't working in order to improve relationships and feel better about life! I work with adolescents and adults, to address many issues including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and adjustment to life changes. I offer individual and couples therapy.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, complex trauma and adjustment issues (graduation, relational problems, etc.) I also work with people with the diagnosis of bipolar or personality disorder. I can help improve coping strategies to enhance self-concept and improve relationships.
I am a certified Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) practitioner. RRT is an exciting treatment modality able to address several issues, including trauma, anxiety, areas of "stuckness," anger and guilt, as well as others. Please call me to hear more about RRT to see if it may be helpful to you.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Karen Bailey now - (630) 733-1861


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Aurora University
  • Year Graduated: 1988
  • License No. and State: 149-005560 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2015
Karen Bailey, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Naperville

Karen Bailey

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW