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Counseling Services

Many potential clients are intimidated at the prospect of “psychotherapy.” Others avoid treatment due to poor experiences with “help” in the past. It’s my goal to create an environment of trust, reflection and rest. Give me the opportunity to change your mind about counseling!

About Brendan Bell, MA, LCPC

Counseling for kids, families and creative types!

My therapy is focused on caring for hurting kids, frustrated teens, and exhausted parents. I also love working with unconventional and creative thinkers–adults and kids alike. My approach to therapy is down-to-earth, respectful, and often fun–especially when working with kids and teens! I place a high premium on really listening, but also value practical help–including strategies, techniques, and skills training for both kids and their parents.

If counseling hasn’t worked well in the past, or if your family is skeptical of therapy, consider a redo–schedule a session here at my Wheaton office or my Deer Park office!

Visit my practices below

Brendan is a counselor and founder at Upswing Counseling in Wheaton, Illinois. Upswing is a group practice focused on creative family therapy–designed with a child’s age in mind, research informed, and unexpectedly fun!

Founded in 1976, Cherry Hill Counseling is a multi-site practice in Illinois with a broad range of expertise–devoted to the highest quality of care and serving all ages. Brendan is Executive Director at Cherry Hill and currently sees clients at the Deer Park office.


You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.

– Brene Brown

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