Dr. Anna Ciampanelli

Therapist & Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow

Let’s walk this road together.

Whether the distress you are experiencing is new or longstanding, I aspire to be present with you during this difficult time.  I aim to foster a warm therapeutic environment and relationship with you as we address the struggles that come with challenging life circumstances, feelings of hopelessness, or situations that you cannot control.  My approach to therapy promotes a life of meaning that incorporates self-care while building upon your strengths and values.

As a therapist, I am interested in the connection of mind, body, and spirit in relation to the psychological concerns and life stressors that bring you to counseling. I often draw from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, and related techniques. My work includes short and long-term therapy with adolescent, adult, and older adult clients struggling with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance use, posttraumatic stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship concerns, neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive impairment, as well as other concerns. I am also interested in working with clients and caregivers who are coping with acute and chronic medical conditions, such as pain, traumatic brain injury, congestive heart failure, stroke, diabetes, and terminal illness.

In addition to therapy, I offer a range of social, emotional and neurological assessments for all ages. These include attention disorders, executive functioning concerns, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders, and behavioral health concerns.

I value keeping clients informed on current evidence-based research and relevant topics to aid in the healing journey. My clinical research and presentations involve topics on psychological distress, posttraumatic growth, and meaning of cancer among survivors and caregivers, multidisciplinary collaboration in primary care and rehabilitation settings, obsessive-compulsive disorder in multiple sclerosis, and neuropsychological impacts of chronic health conditions. I also co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Wellness Medicine on positive neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuroenhancement.



I am a provider for BCBSIL/PPO plans, Aetna, Cigna, and I work with most other insurance plans out of network. 


  • Midwest Pain Society
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association
  • Illinois Psychological Association


  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Midwestern University

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Anna Ciampanelli, PsyD
Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center

507 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream IL 60188
630-752-9750 ext 19


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