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Encompass Counseling

My master’s degree in Human Services with a major in mental health counseling from Florida Institute of Technology prepared me extremely well to handle any challenges that I might face in therapy. And my experience in behavior analysis and neurofeedback provides even more options for those seeking relief from their suffering.



Letha loves to work with CHILDREN, FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS, and COUPLES,empowering them reach their mental health goals. She has expertise with teens struggling with anxiety and depressive disorders. But her skills aren’t limited to young adults. She also has great success with both men and women experiencing the ups and downs of life.

Her background in BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS helps her immensely with clients who have OCD, ODD, and general anxiety disorders. She’s the perfect match for them and others, regardless of what they’re issue is, or what they’re burdened with. She employs the following strategies to make any client’s life better:

CBT THERAPY incorporating various cognitive techniques such as cognitive reframing, cognitive rehearsal, covert-desensitize station, journaling, self talk, bibliotherapy, covert extinction.

BEHAVIORAL TECHNIQUES: assertiveness training, behavioral extinction, clinical modeling, contingency management, contracting, fading, shaping, graduated exposure therapy, implosion, and in vivo desensitization.

OTHER STRATEGIES: Family mapping; Family sculpting; Family tracking; and motivational interviewing.

Encompass Counseling

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of our Bloomingdale and Naperville locations. At this time, we will not be accepting any new clients at those locations.

HOWEVER, Michael Angelo, owner of Encompass Counseling Center LLC, will continue to see clients at a new location in Naperville: 1717 N. Naper Blvd. He is accepting new clients with Aetna, BCBS PPO and United Health Care.

All of our current therapists have established their own practices at different locations. They are in the process of or have already been credentialed with various insurance companies. You may contact them directly to determine if they can accept your insurance and if they are accepting new clients.




Gabriel Cardenas, LMFT

(331) 251-1102

Amanda (Morrissey) Herrera, LCPC

(630) 414-3465

Heidi Gibbons, LCPC


Letha Howell, LCPC


Michael Walters, LCPC


Becca Van Loan, LCPC


Please note the following: DULY HMO and Northwestern Medicine (NMPN) HMO have made the decision to not recredential Gabriel Cardenas, Amanda Morrissey-Herrera, Heidi Gibbons, Letha Howell, Michael Walters, or Becca Van Loan—all of whom have practices independent of Encompass Counseling Center LLC. So, if you have those HMOs, I recommend you call DULY’s or NMPN’s customer service department to find someone in their network.