The best compliment I ever received was that I’m “the human embodiment of a cup of tea,” and I bring that same warmth, compassion, and calm to every counseling relationship.
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.
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)
Colleen has been nothing short of amazing from day one. She is always responsive and she responds with so much kindness and support. I feel very comfortable talking to her about difficult topics and she is always understanding and compassionate.
Colleen has been very helpful to me. She provides strategies to help with situations I am going through and I find that super valuable. She is a great therapist that I would highly recommend!
Colleen has been a helpful listener and asks good questions to help me think about situations and my response. It has been more comfortable than I thought it would be to interact with Colleen via BetterHelp. I feel Colleen is helping me develop a healthy approach to the situation I'm working through.
Collen has been a great help for me so far, I'm lucky I got paired with her!
Colleen is very personable and kind. I'm amazed at her memory and ability to recall the little things. She helps get to the bottom of my problems and issues and helps me see things in a clearer light. This has helped me be more aware of my core issues and has improved my anxiety. She provides collaborative counseling and I'm amazed at what I can get accomplished in half an hour!
Colleen has done a great job understanding my concerns and trying to provide answers to solve problems in the most productive way. I also greatly appreciate her honest perspective, whether it's bringing me back to reality or agreeing with my perspective. I feel like she is a good sounding board. I also appreciate her checking in with me even if it has been a couple days since I have reached out. Definitely recommend her and BetterHelp to others.
Colleen continues to challenge my emotional growth but in a supportive fashion.
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!