Madeline Malabanan, M.A., LCPC, NCC

Professional Licensure:

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor


• Depression & Mood Disorders
• Problems of Adolescents (ages 12+) & Adults
• Behavioral Disorders
• Substance Abuse
• Anxiety Disorders
• Anger Management
• Grief & Loss
• Trauma Focused Treatment

Locations & Hours:

Oakbrook: Mondays & Wednesdays
Oak Lawn: Tuesdays & Thursdays

My Approach to Therapy

As Brené Brown states, “Owning our past and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” Often times we look back on our past with disdain and dwell on “what ifs” and fall into second guessing ourselves. In my work with you we will focus on how you can accept and make peace with your past, while also learning from past situations. I believe that everyone has a story to tell and  can learn to embrace their past as a stepping stone for a brighter tomorrow. I have a great commitment to providing holistic and evidence based therapy that can help you improve the quality of your life. My goal is to create an open and safe environment  where you can: raise your concerns, fears and needs, become more accepting of yourself, clarify your goals, and determine how you can better work to achieve your goals and resolve current challenges.

Working with Adolescents

In my work with adolescents, I focus on helping teens better understand and address their fears, desires, and goals. I focus with adolescents on developing a more positive self-image, healthier coping skills, and a better understanding of how they can take more responsibility for their actions and choices. Teens are often greatly affected by peers, and particularly by social media. I address these issues in my work with adolescents. Specifically, I focus with teens on working to better understand these influences and feel less constrained by peer pressures. Finally, I strive to involve parents and other loved ones in their teen’s therapy. I know it is important that I understand your concerns, as parents/guardians, and respect your family’s goals and values.


Most of my work with adults has focused on: substance use, negative self-image, depression, trauma, and anxiety. My approach is collaborative. I will work with you to clarify your concerns and your goals, and then develop a plan on how we can best work to help you achieve your goals. I see my work with you as a partnership in which we are working together to help you resolve problems, strengthen your ability to cope with the stresses and challenges that are often part of life, and achieve a greater sense of well-being. I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches in my work, but tend to draw most heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Person-Centered approach.

Professional Education

Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice), Roosevelt University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Loyola University Chicago


To contact Madeline Malabanan, call 630-586-0900 ext. 37.

All new clients please speak to our intake team at 630 586-0900 ext. 1
before contacting a therapist regarding scheduling.