Northern Illinois Counseling Associates, P.C.

A Tradition of Excellence

Adults


If you are lost, unhappy, confused or trapped, we can help!

 

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We have successfully helped thousands of adults from all walks of life.

Some of our clients seek our seasoned guidance during transitional periods in their lives and for clear, unbiased consideration of major decisions that may have life-transforming implications, with impact and consequence.

For clients who are going through highly stressful times or who are encountering unanticipated life-circumstances, we help to find actionable solutions. 

For our clients contending with problems-in-living that are persistent, unremitting, and relentless, we help find relief and respite, and we frequently offer alternate, novel frames of reference, that can alleviate one’s burden and resolve one’s problems.  

Quite a few of our clients struggle with acute or chronic medical illnesses and their psychological effects.  Some bear moderate-to-severe physical pain symptoms following accidents, injuries, or surgeries.  We offer non-invasive support that can help mitigate symptom severity.  Where symptom amelioration is not attainable, we help our clients cope, adjust, adapt, and endure.

Some of our clients suffer with a diagnosable mental illness such as depression and anxiety, or are wracked with crippling conflict and tension.  For some, these illnesses seem to come out of nowhere.  Others have anguished their entire lives.  We delve deeply to discover the root-causes: the predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating influences, to help bring repair and resolution.   

Many of our clients are tormented by a soul-crushing agony; often, the result of unconscionable traumatizing events in their lives.  For those, we are a beacon of hope that assists in navigating through darkness toward the light of healing.     

Our individualized approach helps to determine what is necessary and sufficient on each client’s behalf and in service of what is in each client’s best interest.  We draw from a wide and deep range of theory, research, and the extensive experiences of our professional practice.   

There is no magic to what we do, but what we can accomplish with you, together, is sometimes magical. 

  • If you are mourning the loss of a loved one or a life-long friend, if your heart has been shattered, then...

    We can help you grieve and mend your broken heart.

  • If you need to hear the truth of your truth, or, if you have ever been silenced and never felt heard, then…

    We will listen, bear witness to your testimony, and help you claim, or reclaim, your voice.

  • If you’re weary, feeling tired and empty, then…,

    We can help replenish your spirit and reclaim your zest and zeal for life.

  • If you endure chronic unremitting pain and you “have exhausted all viable options,” then...

    We can teach you to ‘dance with your pain’.

  • If you are haunted by regrets, mistakes, and poor choices, then…

    We can help you make peace with your past.

  • If your mind is all over the place, then… We can help you find presence of mind. If your mind is in pieces, then...

    We can help you find peace of mind.

  • If you struggle with mental illness and “have tried most everything,” then...

    We might offer you one or two alternatives you haven’t tried.

  • If your marriage is troubled, then… We can help you repair, rebuild, and renew your relationship. If you are trapped in a very bad marriage, then...

    We can help you choose your path forward – one way or another.

  • If you are encountering challenging life problems, or, if you have major life decisions looming, then…

    We can help guide you to make healthy, sound solutions.

  • If you are crestfallen and can’t get up, then…

    We can help you get back up.

  • If you have wandered and wondered a lifetime, then…

    We can help you navigate a purposeful path for the rest of your life.

  • If your health is declining, then...

    We can help you live with dignity.

  • If you feel anxious, overwhelmed and stressed, if you worry about everything and cannot stop, then…

    We can help you relax, think clearly, de-stress, and stop worrying incessantly.

  • If you need to dwell where you are at right now in your life, then... We can dwell with you. If you are ready to move forward in your life, then…

    We can help you imagine your future with courage, honor, and integrity.

  • If you know what you stand against, but are unsure of what you stand for, then…

    We can help you determine what you stand for.

  • If you can’t seem to stop crying but don’t know why, then...We can help you understand why. If you do know why, then...

    We can help you cry a river and then help you dry your tears.

  • If you have been deeply injured, hurt or harmed in your life, then…

    We can help you heal.

  • If you anguish and agonize over even little things, struggle every day, feel frightened and afraid, then…

    We can help you restore your serenity and recover your courage.

  • If you constantly scramble, bounce from crisis to crisis, if there is too much drama in your life, then…

    We can help you simplify, prioritize, slow down, and strategize.

  • If you are tormented by guilt and shame, regret and remorse, or harbor deeply-buried dark secrets, then...

    We can provide you a safe reflective soul-searching mirror that you may atone, make amends, seek redemption, and find forgiveness.

  • If you feel confused and uncertain, and don’t know which way to turn, then…

    We can help you clarify your options and map out a clear direction forward.

  • If you question what you have accomplished or what purpose your life has served, if you wish to know who you really (or finally) are, then…

    We can help you search for meaning, purpose, and value, and discover yourself.

  • If you are unsure of your potential, then…

    We can help you be, become, blossom, and grow.

  • If you are a caregiver, carrying a Sisyphean boulder on your shoulders, then…

    We can help you lighten your load.

  • If you feel lonely, then… We can help you connect with yourself.  If you feel alone, then…

    We can help you connect with others.

  • If you feel down and out, then…

    We can help you get back up and in.

  • If your life is at a crossroads, or, if you have lost your way, then…

    We can serve as a compass and help you discover your North Star.

  • If you feel there is no hope, if you suffer relentless despair or feel as if you are breaking down, then…

    We can help you hope, ease your suffering, and help you break through.

  • If you feel sad, unhappy, depressed, and miserable, then…

    We can help you feel better.

  • If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, then… We can help you not be so sick and so tired. If you’ve hit rock bottom, then…

    We can help you climb up and out.

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