Who is Eunoia Counseling

Eunoia Counseling provides exemplary counseling support for teens, adults, couples and families in the Naperville area. Life can be stormy at times and counseling can be a safe harbor for pause, reflection and growth. We would be honored to help you navigate the journey and foster the life experience you are hoping for.

Lauren Hanninen, MS

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Lauren Hanninen is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and the founder and CEO of Eunoia Counseling. Lauren received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2003. She received her Masters of Science degree from Illinois State University in 2005 in Clinical-Counseling Psychology. Lauren has extensive experience in working with adolescents, teenagers, families, and adults in the DuPage and Will County communities. She has been told many times that she has a knack for putting people at ease and fostering a warm and open environment in the therapy room. As a seasoned counselor with 20 years of experience in the field, she has seen and dealt with most of the issues that bring people to therapy. Through her experience, Lauren has become an expert in identifying the most helpful interventions that target her clients’ goal areas.


Donna Mills

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Donna Mills is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska in Elementary and Special Education. She received her Master of Science (MS) in Community Counseling from National Lewis University in 2015. Donna has eight years of private practice experience working with teens, adults and geriatric individuals in Will County and the surrounding areas. Donna is warm and empathic in her counseling approach.  Donna is a counselor that takes invested interest in her clients and wants to assist them on their journey through personal adversity, emotional barriers, and areas of healing. Donna is adept at helping individuals work through both the physical and emotional hurdles created by traumatic experiences. She holds a safe and comfortable space for her clients, which is essential for creating an atmosphere of growth. Donna also has extensive experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and groups. Donna’s treatment, focus, and specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma-informed healing, mind-body techniques, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, ACT, and Positive Psychology. Donna is ready to help guide you on your healing journey towards more peace and fulfillment.