Sara Shotsberger, LCSW

Social WorkFemaleAge 39

Social Work

Sara Shotsberger, LCSW is a Social Worker in Downers Grove, IL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus and Loyola University Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Sara Shotsberger, LCSW

Yoga Among Friends

4949 Forest Ave Downers Grove, IL 60515
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 834-7440

Telehealth available

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Care Philosophy

"There are countless methods for healing & moving forward. Commitment to my clients begins with a firmly held belief in the ability of individuals to advocate for themselves & choose their own path. Emotions &a..."

- Sara Shotsberger, LCSW

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Sara Shotsberger's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • 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
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavioral Activation
  • 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
  • Child Abuse Assessment
  • Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combat Stress Reaction
  • Counseling for Gay and-or Lesbian Individuals
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome Associated Celiac Disease
  • Early Childhood Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disability
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Emotional Seizure
  • Emotional Stress
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Fear of Death
  • Fear of Open Places
  • Fear of Pain
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Grief
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Individual Therapy
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (ISRT)
  • Late-Life Bipolar
  • LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Masochistic Behavior
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Mindfulness Technique Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • 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)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Services
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy With Medication Management
  • PTSD Treatment
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Self-Esteem Problems
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Injury Behavior
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Social Phobia
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Stress-Induced Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Sara Shotsberger accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Sara Shotsberger's Reviews

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4.8

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Finding good help was difficult for me, glad my doctor referred me to Sarah and yoga among friends.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jess – Jan 27, 2022
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Dr. Sarah and Grace were recommended for my family by our GP citing many positive reviews, located close to home and experience working with trauma. We have worked with many professionals over the years and had a hard time finding the "right" fit to help manage our unique family situation - Sarah has helped us navigate every step of the way. Our daughter also works with a therapist in the same practice and that has been tremendously helpful.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Erika B. – Nov 05, 2020
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Sara is AMAZING. At first I was really unsure about the whole therapy thing. I was very afraid to share how I felt and if she would understand. After about the 3 session, I finally felt like I was comfortable enough to start opening up about my personal life. I know I can always open up to Sara about anything and she will ALWAYS understand where I’m coming from. I see her as a best friend rather than my therapist. She does therapy with therapeutic dogs and they are the cutest!!! I highly recommend her if you are needing counseling for anything. Thank you for all you’ve done for me Sara! You’re the best! Also, thank you to Pluto and Peanut for being furry friendly and sitting next to me when needed<3
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jennifer Richter – Jun 05, 2020
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Existential. Behavior focused. Strategic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kelsey in Chicago, IL – Mar 24, 2018
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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 booked up, so speak with office manager first to get an appointment time that works best for your needs. Took us a few tries, but we easily found something that works w/our ever changing sports schedule.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jennifer in Chicago, IL – Mar 24, 2018
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Simply the best. Tip: Schedule well in advance and keep your appointments. All of the therapists book up quickly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shanna in Chicago, IL – Mar 24, 2018
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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 breathing as a way to manage daily anxiety. I am sad to move away in the fall and not have a therapist like her. Make your appointments by email or client portal, expensive fee for late cancellations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amerika C. in Chicago – Mar 24, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diana Ramirez in Berwyn, IL – Feb 28, 2018
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Comprehensive but straight to the point. The environment is so comfortable; a lot to catch the eye while staying low key.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 22, 2018
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Excellent counseling services. Helps to make sense of situations and helps me to see things from a different perspective! Also has an amazing therapy dog!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bryan in Chicago – Jan 22, 2018
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Ms Sara is amazing with my daughter very kind. She also has a therapy dog who is very good with kids.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 21, 2018
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I have relied on S Shotsberger for counseling and therapy during critical times of crisis in my life. Sara has helped me reflect on these times and see them as opportunities to grow. I am lucky to have found her and would highly recommend her to anyone needing a sounding board for healthy life planning.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MH in Chicago – Jan 21, 2018
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Sara offers a comforting and fun environment. For someone nervous about starting therapy that is very helpful. Insightful and respectful. I’d recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 21, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

There are countless methods for healing & moving forward. Commitment to my clients begins with a firmly held belief in the ability of individuals to...Read more

Biography

Sara is a Registered Yoga Teacher & practitioner (RYT-200). EMDR trained & certified through EMDRIA. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Licensed...Read more

Specialties

  • Social Work
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychological Trauma
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Education

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago
Medical School
2018
Northwestern University
Southern Illinois University
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Sara Shotsberger, LCSW offer telehealth services?

Sara Shotsberger has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Sara Shotsberger, LCSW accepting new patients?

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Does Sara Shotsberger, LCSW accept my insurance?

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What are Sara Shotsberger, LCSW's top areas of care?

Sara Shotsberger frequently treats Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Addiction, and ADHD and-or ADD. See all procedures and conditions Sara Shotsberger treats.

Where is Sara Shotsberger, LCSW's office located?

Sara Shotsberger's office is located at 4949 Forest Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Yoga Among Friends4949 Forest Ave Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Grace Integrated3200 Harlem Ave Riverside, IL 60546
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Affiliated Hospitals

Sara Shotsberger is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, IL

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Macneal Hospital

Berwyn, IL

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Rush Copley Medical Center

Aurora, IL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Rush Oak Park Hospital

Oak Park, IL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Weiss Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

West Suburban Medical Center

Oak Park, IL

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Westlake Hospital

Melrose Park, IL

2 Awards Received