Dear Counselor…Book

DearCounselorKimBookCoverThe Dear Counselor… book is now available for sale online for $14.95, and in Anderson’s Bookshop 123 W. Jefferson Avenue located in Naperville, Illinois.     630-355-2665

Dear Counselor…Is an inspiring guide to bring awareness and insight into ways of coping with issues surrounding substance abuse, college binge drinking, productive parenting, self-esteem, mental illness, body rocking, child sexual abuse, anger, suicide and more.

The purpose of this book is to reach out to an extended audience with providing valuable information into the initial stages of behavior, and to put a focus on addressing issues early on.  The faulty thinking may be developing early on and parents will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms in their children.  You will learn ways to avoid negative outcomes and how to build balance in the family unit.   A focus is put on an individual’s self-esteem while bringing attention to the coping mechanisms and defense mechanisms your child may be using.  The information provided will allow you to have a better understanding on how your child may be responding and dealing with their outside realities.

I want you to know you are not alone with any issues of concern or when you are in search for answers.

Want to purchase a copy…Send a check for $14.95 (includes S/H) to:

Kimberly Groll
600 South Washington Street  Suite 302
Naperville, IL  60540

Please be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.


Hi Kimberly, 

I just wanted to let you know that I finished your book this morning! I like the format with which it was written and the inclusion of letters from your “Dear Counselor” column. This is a great tool for teaching parents and educators about the warning signs that could lead to early intervention. Personally, I would like to see this book in every school resource and probation office. So often, especially in my line of work, parents wait so long to seek help that the problem becomes very challenging to intervene in the home environment. If more people were to educate and act on their gut feelings before allowing things to spiral, more positive outcomes would be achieved. 

Kind Regards,

Tara Akers, CPC
Admissions Director Midwest Academy 


Dear Counselor by Kimberly Groll is a straight forward, reader-friendly resource for anyone who wants to raise well balanced, happy, healthy, independent children.  It provides tools parents and children can use to manage and cope with challenges they will encounter throughout life. Dear Counselor gives the reader critical information about how to deal with drug and alcohol abuse.  It is equally helpful as a resource for dealing with anger, low self-esteem, monitoring social media, and reinforcing the role as a parent.  The author has taken that plea to heart and turned it into a plan for action.

By Diane C. DiVall Journalist and freelance writer with more than 25 years of experience in reporting, anchoring, writing and field producing in the Chicago market. 


“This book is a labor of love. Love not only for her fields of mental health and addiction, but Counselor Kimberly Groll also demonstrates a care and concern for her clients and all the members of her community. Dear Counselor is chock full of vital information on the physical, social, emotional and spiritual health of people. She gives the reader solid, usable tools to help them help themselves…”
Frank G. Salvatini M.Ed. CSADC, NCAC II, MISA II
Professor Emeritus – Ret.
College of DuPage


Dear Kimberly,

I loved the format of the book; giving background information on the topic, including your Dear Counselor letters modeling real live situations, and providing the reader with a number of resources to handle the situation. This book is a must have for therapists or anyone working in the field of mental health/addictions. It clearly outlines warning signs and provides the reader with a number of ways to find out more information or get help if needed.  I especially found the resources on slang terms for drugs or shorthand for texting and social media sites to be extremely helpful. This is definitely a book I will keep handy to have such resources readily available; and I will be sure to recommend the book to those needing awareness on any of the issues mentioned throughout the book.

I cannot thank you enough for allowing myself as well as other community members the opportunity to read your book. It made me think on ways I would handle such situations as well as gave me a number of tools I will be sure to use in the future.

Thank you!                                                                                                                                                    Cathleen Lehocky


Dear Kimberly,
I just finished reading your book”Dear Counselor…” I found it insightful and professionally written.  Each topic was: concise, informative, included definitions, then it was explained by giving examples.  You gave just enough information on the topic to keep it interesting and to entice others to want to seek more knowledge.  Resources were listed for additional information for each topic discussed.
You portrayed a sense of concern and caring through out each topic always inviting addition questions.  You remained objective, to the point, informative with a sense of extending your hand to others to provide support and help. Your sharing of letters you received in your newspaper column, I think helps others realize that they are not alone and there is help.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience to help others find positive outcomes to their struggles.

Joan Johnson, RN                                                                                                                                                    Will County Health Department-Ret.