Sara Shotsberger, LCSW

Sara Shotsberger, LCSW

Social Work  |  
Female  |  
Age 34
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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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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."


  • 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

Board Certifications

Sara Shotsberger does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Addiction
  • 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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  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Child Abuse Assessment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Counseling for Gay and-or Lesbian Individuals
  • 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)
  • PTSD Treatment
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Services
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychotherapy With Medication Management
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • 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

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  • 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

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sara Shotsberger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Sara Shotsberger to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Sara Shotsberger's Performance

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Patient Comments (5)

Comprehensive but straight to the point. The environment is so comfortable; a lot to catch the eye while staying low key.
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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!!
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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.
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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...more
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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
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Community Plan

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