Associates in Professional Counseling was founded in 1997 and has grown to include over 15 Doctoral and Masters Therapists working from 5 offices in the Chicago area. The clinical team is highly experienced, with most having over 15 years in hospital, agency and private practice counseling. APC is known for having a solid spiritual foundation providing for hope, healing and health. Many of our clients are themselves physicians, executives, professionals and their families. The clinical staff regularly attends continuing education programs at institutions such as Northwestern, University of Chicago and Harvard to stay up to date with best practices.
Some of the services offered are listed here.
Clinical Counseling (Adults, Adolescents, Children)
People come to counseling for many reasons including depression, anxiety, and stress. Others come to counseling for assistance in finding balance in life or to enrich relationships. Counseling includes sorting out what might be obstacles to enjoying a richer, fuller life. Our highly trained counselors assist clients in a warm and confidential manner. Feel free to give us a call to discuss your concerns and questions. (888) 545-5707.
Marriage and Families
Effective marriage counseling focuses on developing new communication techniques, coping skills, and reaching therapeutic goals to maintain marital and family balance. Individuals can learn their roles within the family structure or marital relationship, how they contribute to issues within these relationships, and focus on how they can resolve conflicts and work constructively with each other.
Substance Abuse (Drugs and Alcohol)
APC is licensed by the state of Illinois through the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASA) to provide evaluations and treatment services. We provide services for the family members and loved ones affected by another’s substance abuse or addiction. Our programs provide individual and group therapy services to adults and adolescents. We also provide evaluations for employers and the Illinois Secretary of State.
APC offers a broad spectrum of sexual addiction therapies treating issues from pornography to compulsive sexual behaviors. The complicated issues of sexual addiction require multi-strategy approaches, available for both addict and spouse, in individual or couples sessions. Treatment promotes honesty and hope through a frank yet compassionate approach, helping addicted persons relate constructively to self, others, the environment and our God.
Our skilled staff can provide counseling, seminars, and therapy groups that effectively integrate sound spiritual values and insights with professional clinical practice. Associates in Professional Counseling uses a variety of treatment modalities that are unified by a holistic health model that seeks balance in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of individuals. Special programs are offered at Linden Oaks/Edward Hospital in Naperville.
Referral and Physician Consultation
Our counselors consider the mental and physical condition of every individual to ensure a thorough plan for treatment. Though we do not prescribe medication, we have developed a strong network of resources for medical evaluation with local psychiatrists, physicians and family practice physicians with alternative medicine training. These work closely with our professional counselors and clientele to ensure the best mental-physical treatment possible.
APC is licensed by the State of Illinois and the Department of Human Services to offer DUI services for Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Services include: Evaluations: Court & Secretary of State; Risk Education: 10 hours of class; Early Intervention Counseling: 12 hours; Substance Abuse Treatment: 20 or 75 hours. We will provide all necessary evaluations, reports and updates to the Court and Secretary of State. DUI services are offered in Palos Heights & Plainfield.
Anger is a learned emotion that can be unlearned and replaced with acceptable methods of expression. We offer both Clinical Anger counseling with a licensed therapist and Anger Education with a Certified Anger specialist. All programs are one-on-one; we offer no classes. Our treatment focuses on: Understanding Anger, Developing Emotional Intelligence, Learning Effective, Assertive Communication and provide Tools to Cope with Stress.
Executive and Individual Coaching
Coaching is a highly effective means of increasing performance, achieving goals, and enhancing growth. It is used both in business and personal life. Vision and positive goals drive the coaching relationship. Collaborative accountability and measurable results energize those who work with a coach. Coaching is one of the most effective tools for individual growth. Many of our new clients are referred to us from current clients.
Leadership development services include an array of resources for individuals and companies seeking to evaluate and enhance leadership behaviors for increased effectiveness. For many businesses there is a blend of direct executive coaching and other leadership resources for powerful results.
APC provides Critical Incident Stress Management training and services through the following vehicles: Direct Crisis Services, Consultation Services and Client On-Site Training.