I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with over five years’ experience counseling adults, couples, and teenagers. My specialties include working with people experiencing alcohol or drug problems, depression and anxiety, career or relationship struggles, identity issues, and more. I have special competence in working with immigrants and refugees, as well as people who practice minority religions. I've worked in outpatient private practice, inpatient substance abuse facilities ("rehabs"), and residential youth centers.
When you work with me, you control the counseling relationship. I’m here to help you make your life into the best it can be, according to what’s important to you. I tend to use existential, cognitive, and mindfulness-based counseling approaches, as well as solution-focused work that will help you feel better soon.
The best compliment I ever received was that I am “the human embodiment of a cup of tea.” I bring that same warmth, compassion, and calm to every counseling relationship. I look forward to working with you!
- Parenting issues
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LCPC #180.010824 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
I have seen my share of counselors over the years, over time, for various life reasons. Colleen is absolutely one of the best. (I'd say she was the best but I don't want to have to start competing more for her time than I already do-- lol but true)
Colleen is so easy to work with and she actually LISTENS when you speak. So many people are wrapped up in giving the advice that they just don't hear what the person is really saying. Colleen helped me thru some very hard times and I truly enjoy talking to her.
I'm really enjoying working with Colleen. This is my first experience with therapy and I fully expected to be told what to do and how I should be processing or handling things. Instead I'm feeling like a boat in the water, being gently guided and supported on my journey. She's responsive and encouraging and seems to ask all the right questions. Highly recommend her!