About me

Neal Harris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has practiced the art of psychotherapy for the past 36 years. He is also the managing director of a holistic education and services center and has been a workshop leader in the holistic health and self-enrichment fields since 1985.

Neal’s experience stems from training in the United States, China and India. In 1986, he was a member of the first bodywork team invited to China to study Tuina, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and massage. In 1991, he traveled to India to study with the meditation master and sage, H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji).

Neal has been teaching traditional Usui, Japanese, and Tibetan Reiki for over 20 years and been providing Reiki therapy for over 30 years. He is also a certified Karuna® Reiki instructor and Usui Holy Fire Karuna® Master instructor. As a certified Quantum-Touch® practitioner for 21 years and instructor for 18 years, he provides both classes and individual sessions.

He is the author of the book, Pocket Stress Manager & Labyrinth Guide, as well as the relaxation CD, Exit The Storm. Neal as well as his work at the education center has been featured on national television including WTTW, Fox, NBC, Discovery Channel and more. He has also been featured in several national magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Spa Finder, New Age Magazine, Utne Reader and others.

In 1997, Neal was the originator of the Earth-Wisdom Labyrinth; Illinois’ first permanent outdoor labyrinth located in Elgin. He has been a consultant on, and the creator of other public labyrinths, fabric traveling labyrinths, wood and plastic finger labyrinths (including his patented brain balancing, communication enhancing double finger labyrinth design known as the Intuipath®) and manuals for creating outdoor labyrinths. Neal leads labyrinth workshops around the country and is both a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and has been a Certified Veriditas Facilitator since 1999.

In his private therapy practice, Neal assists those individuals who are experiencing a variety of concerns including life-affirming conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease as well as anxiety and more general concerns. To promote healing on many levels, he uses relaxation and meditation training, EFT, Reiki, Quantum-Touch® as well as his own modality “labyrinth counseling” (using his patented Intuipath® double finger labyrinth design). This work explores integrative medical options, as well as the psychology and spirituality of illness and recovery. Neal also headed up a 4-year national research study to determine the behavioral effects of his Intuipath® design on children and adolescents with ADHD.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Read more...
Years of Experience: 36

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCPC 180001053


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Neal Harris. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd

Neil goes above and beyond what I expected and deserve. I had just recently been hospitalized and when I returned home I completely forgot our session scheduled for 01/29. He came through by video calling me to keep the appointment, albeit late as a result of my fault.

Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

He’s great! He’s warm, friendly and understanding.

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Neal is very easy to talk to and I feel at ease.

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Neal is attentive and remembers exactly what is happening in my life. He helps me organize my thoughts to improve my mental clarity and move forward.

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

In my first few days on the platform Neal has been very responsive. I look forward to growing as I continue to work with him.

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am so grateful to have found Neal! After meeting with two different therapists, I was feeling a bit discouraged as they were not the right fit for me. I liked what I read about Neal's background and gave it a shot. He is the perfect match for me! He understands my energy, is gentle with his words, and asks the right questions that allow me to reframe my thoughts. He's really pretty great and I'm so excited to continue my 'journey' with him.

Written on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Neal is an experienced professional who has my full trust. I’ve made significant progress with him, and it helps to have an outlet to vent my emotions to every week.

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Neal is an excellent therapist.

Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Neal is a great listener. He shows that he is there for you and it means a lot.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Neal is a great listener and responds with soft understanding demeanor. He offers a great perspective when addressing my problems and concerns.

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Neal is a good listener. He provides a calming space for your to speak freely and connect with your emotions. Highly recommend him.

Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

Great listener

Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Neal is a fantastic therapist. He has helped me on my TMJ issues and somatic experiences of anxiety and has provided me with many tools to help myself. Unlike other therapists I've seen, Neal is very empathetic and non-condescending and he has a wide bank of knowledge and insight. Would recommend to anyone! A true meaning of the word therapist.

Written on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion f

A great counselor with useful techniques on dealing with emotional issues like grief and insecurity.

Neal was attentive, understanding and warm. I highly recommend Neal for your counseling needs.

Written on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Neal has a great approach to therapy. He's keen to understand the issues and understand you as a person before starting to problem solve. Once he gets to know you, he provides many useful techniques to help address the issue.

He's very enjoyable to talk to and a great listener.

Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel renovated and in the right path. My anxiety about sharing with others my issues had diminished and I honestly feel the benefits of my therapy.

Written on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Finding the right fit with counseling is not easy! I could tell from our first conversation that Neal was a good fit for me. He is patient, let's me talk about what is going on and allows me to explain in detail what I am dealing with. I like that he has a multitude of modalities to work with. In our 2 sessions, I have learned a few really powerful techniques that have been GAME CHANGERS in my life!

Written on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Neal is able to help me clarify what is REALLY causing me issues and how to best work on them. This is such a valuable skill. I appreciate his ability to listen and then respond with a laser like precision to help me see my solutions for myself.

Work with me!