Hello, My name is Scott Heise and I am a Licensed mental Health Therapist located in Freeport, Illinois. I have over ten years experience as a therapist, in the Community Mental Health model. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology Trinity International University on Deerfield Illinois in 2009. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, mood disorders, post traumatic stress, personality disorders, substance use issues, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have also worked with clients who struggle with stress, loss, abuse/neglect, and the frustrations of life.
I would describe my approach as empathetic, goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and Logo Therapy to help my clients set goals and objectives, work through their traumas, and feel empowered once they have met their goals.
I enjoy helping people though their challenges in life. If you so desire, I can can provide counseling from a Christian perspective helping people and encouraging them to go deeper with God. I provide a warm and non-judgmental environment, using humor and prayer to work together and reach your goals. Everyone deserves to have someone they can trust and talk to; let me be that person for you. I look forward to working with you to help you meet your therapeutic goals.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180009662
I'm grateful to Scott for working with me through each problem. He suggested tools to help manage my anxiety (Prayer, music, exercise, quiet time, walking, visiting friends, even moving furniture )
Offered suggestions for proper rest each night. When I asked him to pray; he offered prayer immediately during our session. We talked about our different beliefs & he never disrespected my Catholic faith.
I recommend Scott as he is a Faith-filled man & faith is most important to myself & my husband. My husband supported me during this difficult year & he appreciated Scott's gentle approach to healing past hurts & working through current anxieties.
Thank you God for Scott.
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes
Scott is an expert in his field. He is knowledgeable and empathetic. He has a great amount of resources to share and help get through troubling times. He is a genuine individual. I greatly appreciate the time Scott has made for me and the attention he gives to my issues.
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Scott is insightful and a good listener. He gave direction and was not judgmental as we got started in my journey.
Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd
Scott has been a fantastic help as I identified and worked through personal issues and addictions. He was always there with a kind heart to listen and offer his words of encouragement and helpful suggestions. He truly cares about his clients as a real person and it shows in his work.
Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Scott Heise is a great therapist. He is a great listener and provides many perspectives. I had a successful period of therapy which allowed me to grow by means of reflection, questioning, and identifying behaviors and patterns. I would work with him again when I am ready to rejoin Betterhelp. I gave him a chance without any judgements and it turned out to be the correct decision.
Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Scott helped me very much. He is a good listener. Always listening with patience and empathy. He was my trusted guide through my journey to becoming a happier me. He taught me many tools to deal with my traumas and now I feel much stronger; like I could take on the world! I'm in a much better head space now thanks to Scott. Highly recommend.
Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties