Erin Leyba, LCSW, PHD 

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(773) 758-4321 

Erin Leyba, L.C.S.W., Ph.D. is a warm, positive, relationship-oriented counselor in Naperville, IL (Estuary Center) and Oak Brook, IL who has been practicing for over 20 years. She sees individuals and couples and specializes in issues related to anxiety, grief and loss, stress, life transitions, work/life balance, marital communication/connection, and parenting. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO insurance and provides receipts for reimbursement from other PPO plans.


Having a compassionate, nonjudgmental space to reflect and talk things out can lighten your load, help you heal, and energize you about what’s next. I believe that everyone can benefit from the powerful space to reflect that counseling provides. I will help you take time for yourself to heal from a loss, process feelings, address challenging patterns, or move from a “stuck” place into one of more clarity, peace, or happiness.


I am a strengths-based counselor and also draw from Internal Family Systems (IFS), solution-focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, and mindfulness approaches. Genuine listening and building a positive, connected relationship are most important to me.


In addition to counseling, I teach Social Work Practice in Aurora University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program, am the author of Joy Fixes for Weary Parents: 101 Quick, Research-Backed Ways to Overcome Stress and Build a Life You Love(New World Library, 2017), and facilitate workshops on joyful parenting, self-care, and couples’ communication and connection. 


For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit, call me at 773-758-4321, or email me at erinleyba (at) I return calls/messages within 24 hours.

I look forward to hearing from you!