Sara Shotsberger, LCSW

Sara Shotsberger, LCSW

Social Work  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 35
Sara Shotsberger, LCSW is a social worker in Oak Brook, IL and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2007 and specializes in social work, adult & adolescent psychiatry, and more.Read her story

125 Windsor Dr

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Contact Information

(312) 313-3396

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Community Plan

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Sara Shotsberger's bio

This content was provided by Sara Shotsberger "I believe participating in psychotherapy throughout your lifetime is a privilege which enriches your every day, and requires a level of commitment. I utilize many interventions to meet the individual need & personality of those seeking enrichment. Wilderness based therapy, exposure therapy, physical health & well-being, yoga and guided mindfulness. Our practice commits to the individual or entire family; specifically working with children, teens, young adults, individuals, couples and families. I have extensive background in the treatment of families struggling with behavior/school-related issues, developmental disorders, PTSD, trauma related disorders, anxiety, depression and struggles related to grief and bereavement."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Sara Shotsberger "I believe there are countless methods of healing and growing. My commitment to my clients begins with a firmly held belief in the ability of individuals to advocate for themselves and choose their own path. Our emotions and feelings are a gift; they are the natural barometer for navigating our lives. Often we fear our emotions and fall into a holding pattern as to how to address them. I enjoy working with individuals & families who are honest and open about who they are, and where they want to be. My interventions are guided through your ideals & values."

13  Specialties

  • Social Work
  • Adult & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Developmental Disabilities Psychology
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychotherapy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

0  Board Certifications

Sara Shotsberger does not have any board certifications listed.

80  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Adult Autism
  • Adult Down Syndrome
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Antisocial Behavior
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral Changes
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Behavioral Symptoms After Sustaining Brain Injuries
  • Behavioral Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Bipolar IV Disorder
  • Bipolar V Disorder
  • Bipolar VI Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Celiac Disease
  • Childhood Depression
  • Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Combat Stress Reaction
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome Associated Celiac Disease
  • Early Childhood Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disability
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Emotional Seizure
  • Emotional Stress
  • Fear of Death
  • Fear of Open Places
  • Fear of Pain
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Grief
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Late-Life Bipolar
  • Masochistic Behavior
  • Mixed-State Bipolar Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Panic Disorder With Agorapobia
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Persistent Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Physical Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Self-Esteem Problems
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Injury Behavior
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Social Phobia
  • Stress
  • Stress-Induced Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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37  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Child Abuse Assessment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling for Gay and-or Lesbian Individuals
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (ISRT)
  • LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Mindfulness Technique Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Services
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy With Medication Management
  • PTSD Treatment
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Stress Management
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Loyola University Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Center for Advancing Domestic Peace, Inc.
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center-Division Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Sara Shotsberger has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Sara Shotsberger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sara Shotsberger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Sara Shotsberger to family and friends
18 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Sara Shotsberger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Existential. Behavior focused. Strategic.
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Recommended by our pediatrician. We absolutely love this office. Provides a clean and relaxed environment to chill out while we wait for our youngest to have his appointment. The therapy dogs are just an extra bonus! It is most definitely a "safe calm place" :) Recurrent appointments are usually...more
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Simply the best. Tip: Schedule well in advance and keep your appointments. All of the therapists book up quickly.
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My doctor at primary care associates referred me to see Sara for counseling because of having a hard time at school and worry. I was nervous at first but did not know what therapy was like. I feel comfortable and relaxed, it has helped me to focus on college and my future. I have learned yoga and...more
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Took a few weeks to get in for our initial appointment. Our daughter has benefited tremendously from working with sara (and peanut!) in a short amount of time. We are happy with services and outside support from our pediatrician.
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