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Kevin provides therapy for youth, adults and couples.  He specializes in performance with athletes and other high  performers

Kevin Barton, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Downtown Naperville Office and Telehealth

Kevin Barton (he/him) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). Kevin has experience working with adults and adolescents 12 years old and up, including specializing with athletes and other high performers such as business executives, musicians, and performing artists. He brings his background in sports into his clinical work with individuals while acknowledging the impact of culture and society through a trauma-informed approach. He works with a wide range of client populations with concentrations in the following:


  • Anxiety

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Concussions

  • Contentious Relationships

  • Couples & Relationship Counseling

  • Depression and Mood Issues

  • Disordered Eating in Athletes

  • Executive Coaching for Business Professionals

  • Executive Functioning Skills

  • Injury Recovery

  • Life Transitions

  • Men’s Mental Health

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & Other Impulse Control Disorders

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Performance Enhancement

  • Perfectionism

  • Problems with Self-Image/Esteem

  • School Stress

  • Social Stress and Social Anxiety

Kevin approaches therapy through a positive psychology lens while integrating evidence-based interventions such as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Existential-Humanistic Therapy (EH). These styles focus on teaching the client to challenge irrational negative beliefs and thoughts that impact their emotions and performance in life and assists them in becoming more resilient and create meaning. This allows clients to develop a toolbox of mental skills to use throughout their life and gain a better understanding of their own thoughts and behaviors.
Kevin earned his master’s degrees from Northern Illinois University in Sport and Exercise Psychology and in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Before entering the field, Kevin was a multi-sport athlete in Basketball, Baseball, Football, Golf, and Soccer. Kevin also has experience working with sports such as Hockey, Lacrosse, Swimming, Volleyball, Esports, and Motorsport Racing.

In-network with BCBS and Blue Choice PPO, and Aetna PPO

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