My name is Deborah Beard. I am trained in Marriage & Family Therapy and have served as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for over 25 years. I graduated in 1996 with a Masters degree in Science: Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. My previous work experience as a Human Resource Manager and a Professor of Education bring relatable life skill experiences into each of my sessions. I have served as a counselor in both public and private mental health agencies, primarily for those seeking help with depression,
anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and abuse recovery, relationships, and parenting skills.
Any client who has the courage to seek counseling is someone worth celebrating. With gentleness and warmth, I try to focus on each of my clients' strengths to help them in the areas they desire to change. I utilize counseling tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Systemic Therapy as appropriate. Each client's faith and moral values are recognized as a wonderful foundation for their desired growth. I look forward to meeting you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.006969
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Deb is very, very good at what she does. From dealing with PTSD and anxiety from a spouse’s affair to trust issues from my past, Deb was very good at listening but also relating what personal experiences she had or known results to try. She was caring and concerned about my safety and did a great job assisting me with ways to deal with my situation and my kids dealing with the issues at home as well. I would recommend her easily to anyone!
Deborah is phenomenal and honestly may have helped save my life when I was in a very emotionally manipulative relationship. She is very knowledgeable about anxiety and depression and relationship issues and treatments. She offers a lot of relatable experiences that reinforce that she understands where you are coming from, and she is just delightful to talk to in general. I would highly recommend Deborah to anyone dealing with anxiety or depression issues.
Deborah’s been a great help for me. She has guided me to be the person I should’ve been the whole time for my family I would recommend her to anybody who is struggling and I value your opinion greatly.
Throughout my time with Deborah, I share my personal experiences and battles with mental health. Deborah and I go over possible outcomes and techniques in order to change hoe I approach matters. Whatever I don't discuss during our meetings, I will usually go over in worksheets that are sent to me, giving me the ability to hone my skills when she is not with me. Overall, I'm glad I got into therapy because it gave me hope that there are people very similar to me, and I know I can overcome my obstacles now, even with occasional doubt.
The BEST. So glad that I found someone I talk to so easily and understand me.
Deborah has been my therapist helping me work through issues in my marriage. She has been supportive, responsive and I would recommend her. We have been also working on my anxiety and anger as a postpartum mom.
I think she is an extremely talented and understanding. I love taking through issues with her and coming up with a solution.
We have had the opportunity to be blessed with the best?therapist! She’s thoughtful, insightful and very well versed in her profession! I really like that’s he uses real life experiences in the sessions! She’s perfect for us!
Very supportive and has a positive attitude, provides great homework ideas
Deb has been a blessing! I’m so glad I decided to seek help and met such a wonderful help!
Deborah is extremely personable and kind. She has a wealth of knowledge and resources. I feel very taken care of by her. Happy we connected!
Deborah has been instrumental in helping me sort through a relationship crisis and some deep personal questions. Working with her has made me feel more confident in my decisions and has set me completely at ease after a tumultuous time. I cannot recommend her enough.
Throughout the majority of my adult life I have struggled with my family, And it got worse after I got engaged, they did not except my fiancé and continue to not except my husband. Every holiday there seems to be an issue every month there seems to be an issue it was constant arguing brought on with constant anxiety. I cannot recommend Deborah highly enough, she’s truly helped me through my family challenges and coping with it, and learning how to set barriers which has been incredibly important to me. I feel like I’ve grown more in a month than I have in the past three years. She’s truly helped me out through a very difficult time, and help me learn lessons I will carry with me the rest of my life
Deborah has already impacted me in a positive way in the past few weeks I’ve been working with her. She gives me true, honest insight and listens so effectively. I have had a few other therapists in the past and while they were wonderful, Deborah has been the most honest with me about difficult situations, empowering me to take actual steps to put myself in a better place. She is extremely compassionate, resourceful, and helpful.
Deborah is amazing. I started sessions with her during a very low point in my life and relationship and she has helped get me back on my feet, thriving and happy again. She’s so warm and friendly that you immediately feel comfortable opening up to her, and you never feel judged for anything you say. You can tell she really cares about you and she tailors her therapy to what my preferences are (giving me actionable items to do). Through Deborah I was given reminders and tactics that helped me improve my relationship and actually ended up saving it. I can’t thank her enough for being there for me whenever I needed her and for all her wonderful help!
Very kind and helpful…
Deborah is extremely helpful. She has helped me through some of my toughest times and with affirming boundaries and leading a happier life for myself. I really appreciate my time with her
I really like Deborah for so many reasons, but also that she can understand the spiritual aspect of my journey because she is a believer as well.
Awesome experience that I was not anticipating such great results!!!
Deborah listens to you, and relates to what you're going through. She is very easy to talk to, and offers multiple ways to find healing. I have never gone to therapy before, and am so happy to have been paired with Deborah as my first time therapist.
Deborah is a compassionate therapist. She understands my situation and has compassion in her approach to help me. She listened attentively and took notes. She allowed me to finish my thoughts and then asked questions. I felt safe, affirmed, and heard.
I am truly grateful to have been paired up with Deborah for my first adult counseling experience. She approached our sessions with such compassion, understanding and brought a high level of expertise regarding fear and anxiety that proved extremely useful for me. From providing reading and listening material recommendations, to lending a listening ear when I needed to get my thoughts out, Deborah was exceptional. I feel more capable taking on challenges and even just daily life thanks to the tools she’s provided me.
Deborah has been nothing short of extraordinary to me. Right away I felt comfortable talking to her and getting to know her while she was getting to know me. She listens in a way that makes you feel understood and always validates my feelings. I feel very lucky to have found her.
The 2 sessions I have had with Deborah has been good I will continue in the future
Deborah has been nothing short of miraculous! Her ability to listen, asses, and deliver solutions effortlessly is quite amazing. I’d highly recommend Deborah to anyone seeking clarity or needing to be put back together!
Deborah has been great. She listens and shares stories relevant to the problems I am having instead of trying to force clinical information and diagnosis. She provides me guidance and direction emotionally and mentally.
Deborah is really good at understanding my problems and the underlying issues that are keeping me from living a better life. She is helping me understand more about my mind and my role as a parent/husband, and she is truly a fun person to talk to. I'm grateful for her expertise and her being so open minded.