Robert Allanson, LCPC, CADC

Behavioral & Mental Health, Counseling

Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: Adolescents and Adults

Robert Allan­son is a Licensed Clin­i­cal Pro­fes­sion­al Coun­selor (LCPC) and is cur­rent­ly cer­ti­fied in Drug and Alco­hol Coun­sel­ing (CADC). He received his under­grad­u­ate degree in Edu­ca­tion from Elmhurst Col­lege as well as his master’s degree in Com­mu­ni­ty Coun­sel­ing from the Nation­al Louis Uni­ver­si­ty. Robert has worked with a diverse pop­u­la­tion of ado­les­cents and adults with­in the inpa­tient hos­pi­tal­iza­tion as well as out­pa­tient sub­stance abuse and men­tal health set­tings. Robert’s areas of focus have been addic­tions, anx­i­ety, self-harm, depres­sion, men’s issues, and life transitions/​adjustment relat­ed issues. While tak­ing a very client cen­tered approach, he uti­lizes tech­niques from Accep­tance Com­mit­ment Ther­a­py, Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ioral Ther­a­py, Moti­va­tion­al Inter­view­ing, and Solu­tions Focused Ther­a­py. Wield­ing these ther­a­peu­tic approach­es, he strives to empow­er clients and their fam­i­lies to employ their strengths and take an active role in recov­ery using their own strengths.

Clinical Interests

Chem­i­cal depen­den­cy and addic­tions, anx­i­ety, life tran­si­tions, ado­les­cent and young adult work

Personal Interests

Draw­ing, com­ic books and graph­ic nov­els, sci­ence fic­tion and fan­ta­sy films, and spend­ing time with my boys (build­ing new world’s with Legos or engag­ing in epic lightsaber duels).

Elmhurst College Graduation Date: 2012 Degree: B.S. Education
National Louis University Graduation Date: 2015 Degree: M.S. Community Counseling


Addiction, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent Issues, Adolescent Mental Health, Affect. Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Death/Terminal Illness, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Medical Phobias, Men's Health, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder, Self Esteem, Self-harm, Smoking Cessation, Sports Injury/Concussion, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Thought Disorders

Treatment Styles

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy