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JENNIFER LARSON, LCPC, NCCOwner |Psychotherapist | Supervisor & Consultant

Jennifer Larson provides:

Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage CounselingTween, Adolescent, & Family Therapy, & Teletherapy & Online Counseling   

I bring a combined experience of over 13 years in the mental health, intellectual and disability field.  As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for 6 years, I have provided therapy for people of all ages. I work with children, adolescents, adults and their families in a collaborative manner in addressing their challenges that they are facing. My approach to therapy is guided by empathy, understanding, & empowerment. I view therapy as encouraging individuals to view their life as changeable in which they can identify realistic steps that promotes positive change and well-being.  Coming into therapy is a journey towards self-discovery, self-growth and the ability to achieve their full potential.  I am dedicated in providing a safe and calming environment to help individuals explore their needs in hopes to find healing and wellness.

In session, I often begin with utilizing a person-centered approach to establish unconditional positive regard and acceptance towards my clients by being empathetic, non-judgmental and being congruent to their needs. Utilizing this approach, a client can expect to see a compassionate, empathic and authentic therapist who focuses on the 'here and now' in session. These descriptors help me guide each session in which I can help my clients discover their authentic self and begin to find more purpose and meaning in their lives. I believe people have the ability to understand their internal battles/challenges they are experiencing and have the resiliency to overcome any obstacle they encounter. 

Although I provide general therapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and adolescents and families, here are the areas that I am very passionate about:  

Anxiety 

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Stressors

  • Fears

  • Panic Attacks

  • Existential Issues

  • The Self & Identity

 Depression & Mood

  • Major and Situational Depression

  • Self Harm

  • Grief and Loss

  • Anger Management

  • Sleep Disturbances

Relationship and Intimacy

  • Identifying Needs

  • Life Transitions and Changes

  • Communication Difficulties

  • Presence of Substance Abuse or Addiction

Tweens, Adolescents and Teens

  • Adjusting to School

  • Life’s Challenges

  • Social and Friendships

  • School and Family Challenges

  • Bullying

  • Self Esteem

  • Anxiety and Depression 

Substance Abuse and Addiction

  • Harm Reduction

  • Relapse Preventation

  • Stages of Change

  • Mental Health & Addiction

EDUCATION / TRAINING

I have earned my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Drake University in Iowa and Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University-Schaumburg.

Prior to my work as a psychotherapist, I worked for over 7 years with individuals who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, in particular individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which was very rewarding and gratifying in seeing the growth they made on their goals. During that time and prior to entering college, I sought out therapy for myself.  With the incredible guidance from the therapist I was able to re-discover myself, develop a stronger sense of identity, purpose in my life, and propelled me into entering the “helping profession” of being a mental health clinician myself. 

While obtaining my masters degree, I completed my internship at the Community Crisis Center in Elgin, working with individuals and families who experienced domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse. This experience allowed me to be even more passionate in wanting to become a therapist and continue helping individuals, couples and families achieve the positive change in their lives.  

My most recent position was as a Floor Supervisor & Psychotherapist at Pilsen Wellness Center and Mulcrone Center for Children in Chicago working with individuals, couples and their families who experienced a multitude of mental health concerns. Some of the multi-cultural populations I served were Caucasian, Latino, African-American, and Native-American, which helped me develop cultural competency when working with diverse populations.  During my time at Pilsen Wellness Center, I had two years of experience working with individuals who have both mental health challenges and substance use diagnoses.  It was incredibly rewarding and gratifying to help people who suffered from both to gain more insight into their mental health symptoms and addiction.

In addition, I have worked at other mental health agencies, including OMNI Youth Services, Thresholds, Clear Brook Counseling, and Keshet.

My training spans across a variety of mental health concerns, such as complex trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, psychosis, mood disorders, personality disorders, impulse-control, conduct disorders, substance abuse, neurodevelopmental disorders (such as ASD, ADHD, LD, I/DD ) as well as grief and loss. I have experience and skilled at working in various modalities including: Person/Client Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Therapy – in particular behavior modification, Anger Management, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I have completed The Gottman Level 1 "Bridging the Couples Chasm" training course to further develop my couples therapy skills and obtain ongoing Gottman professional consultation with Jennifer Larson, LCPC, NCC.

 A LITTLE PERSONAL

I would not chosen my current career path if it wasn’t for the strong support from my family, friends and therapist who taught me how to not only have compassion for myself, but to have the courage to change the things that I can control. My journey started during my adolescent stage in my life when I sought therapy.  I am incredibly grateful for that experience which has transformed me to be more compassionate and empathize with individuals who are seeking help for themselves.   

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching movies and sports on TV, going to museums, being outdoors, exercising and attending to my self-care.  

CHARLES WEISS, LPC Psychotherapist

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Charles Weiss provides:

Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage CounselingTween, Adolescent, & Family Therapy, & Teletherapy & Online Counseling   

I bring a combined experience of over 13 years in the mental health, intellectual and disability field.  As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for 6 years, I have provided therapy for people of all ages. I work with children, adolescents, adults and their families in a collaborative manner in addressing their challenges that they are facing. My approach to therapy is guided by empathy, understanding, & empowerment. I view therapy as encouraging individuals to view their life as changeable in which they can identify realistic steps that promotes positive change and well-being.  Coming into therapy is a journey towards self-discovery, self-growth and the ability to achieve their full potential.  I am dedicated in providing a safe and calming environment to help individuals explore their needs in hopes to find healing and wellness.

In session, I often begin with utilizing a person-centered approach to establish unconditional positive regard and acceptance towards my clients by being empathetic, non-judgmental and being congruent to their needs. Utilizing this approach, a client can expect to see a compassionate, empathic and authentic therapist who focuses on the 'here and now' in session. These descriptors help me guide each session in which I can help my clients discover their authentic self and begin to find more purpose and meaning in their lives. I believe people have the ability to understand their internal battles/challenges they are experiencing and have the resiliency to overcome any obstacle they encounter. 

Although I provide general therapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and adolescents and families, here are the areas that I am very passionate about:  

Anxiety 

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Stressors

  • Fears

  • Panic Attacks

  • Existential Issues

  • The Self & Identity

 Depression & Mood

  • Major and Situational Depression

  • Self Harm

  • Grief and Loss

  • Anger Management

  • Sleep Disturbances

Relationship and Intimacy

  • Identifying Needs

  • Life Transitions and Changes

  • Communication Difficulties

  • Presence of Substance Abuse or Addiction

Tweens, Adolescents and Teens

  • Adjusting to School

  • Life’s Challenges

  • Social and Friendships

  • School and Family Challenges

  • Bullying

  • Self Esteem

  • Anxiety and Depression 

Substance Abuse and Addiction

  • Harm Reduction

  • Relapse Preventation

  • Stages of Change

  • Mental Health & Addiction

EDUCATION / TRAINING

I have earned my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Drake University in Iowa and Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University-Schaumburg.

Prior to my work as a psychotherapist, I worked for over 7 years with individuals who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, in particular individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which was very rewarding and gratifying in seeing the growth they made on their goals. During that time and prior to entering college, I sought out therapy for myself.  With the incredible guidance from the therapist I was able to re-discover myself, develop a stronger sense of identity, purpose in my life, and propelled me into entering the “helping profession” of being a mental health clinician myself. 

While obtaining my masters degree, I completed my internship at the Community Crisis Center in Elgin, working with individuals and families who experienced domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse. This experience allowed me to be even more passionate in wanting to become a therapist and continue helping individuals, couples and families achieve the positive change in their lives.  

My most recent position was as a Floor Supervisor & Psychotherapist at Pilsen Wellness Center and Mulcrone Center for Children in Chicago working with individuals, couples and their families who experienced a multitude of mental health concerns. Some of the multi-cultural populations I served were Caucasian, Latino, African-American, and Native-American, which helped me develop cultural competency when working with diverse populations.  During my time at Pilsen Wellness Center, I had two years of experience working with individuals who have both mental health challenges and substance use diagnoses.  It was incredibly rewarding and gratifying to help people who suffered from both to gain more insight into their mental health symptoms and addiction.

In addition, I have worked at other mental health agencies, including OMNI Youth Services, Thresholds, Clear Brook Counseling, and Keshet.

My training spans across a variety of mental health concerns, such as complex trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, psychosis, mood disorders, personality disorders, impulse-control, conduct disorders, substance abuse, neurodevelopmental disorders (such as ASD, ADHD, LD, I/DD ) as well as grief and loss. I have experience and skilled at working in various modalities including: Person/Client Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Therapy – in particular behavior modification, Anger Management, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I have completed The Gottman Level 1 "Bridging the Couples Chasm" training course to further develop my couples therapy skills and obtain ongoing Gottman professional consultation with Jennifer Larson, LCPC, NCC.

 A LITTLE PERSONAL

I would not chosen my current career path if it wasn’t for the strong support from my family, friends and therapist who taught me how to not only have compassion for myself, but to have the courage to change the things that I can control. My journey started during my adolescent stage in my life when I sought therapy.  I am incredibly grateful for that experience which has transformed me to be more compassionate and empathize with individuals who are seeking help for themselves.   

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching movies and sports on TV, going to museums, being outdoors, exercising and attending to my self-care.