Congratulations (and THANK YOU) to David Overbeeke at Brake Parts Inc for the winning Cubs Sky Box auction bid! Fifteen lucky Brake Parts employees will see the Cubs beat the Pirates on August 29th!

Brake Parts, Inc also supports the United Way of Greater McHenry County https://www.facebook.com/uwmchenry which supports Samaritan! Double win!

  • HOPE
    HOPE
    You're not alone, and there are ways to get through the pain.
  • HELP
    HELP
    Our therapists meet you wherever you are on life’s journey.
  • HOW WE CAN HELP
    HOW WE CAN HELP
    Our professional, compassionate team of therapists specializes in a broad range of issues
  • SAFE & SUPPORTIVE
    SAFE & SUPPORTIVE
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Beautiful and Useful

“It’s part chemistry, part magic, part artistry,” I tell my four year old loftily. He nods like he cares, as we plunge the stick blender into the bowl of water, lye, and oils. Carefully, we readjust our safety goggles as the mixture emulsifies, beginning to turn into soap. This is the second batch we’ve made today, the fifth this week. It’s much more than we need (though I do sell about two-thirds of what I make), and I can tell I’ve hit my threshold for stress when I deep dive into crafting. One summer in high school I made fifteen pairs of shorts in two weeks when my boyfriend was out of town. Moody teenager in my household always translated into new craft projects.

My professional work these days is as a pastoral counselor. I absolutely love working full-time in a group non-profit counseling center. I have a diverse client base, and I specialize in counseling children and helping people who have survived trauma. It’s interesting, and each day has something new in store for me to learn, experience, or help someone process.

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COUNSELING SERVICES

Individual Therapy:

Addictive behavior
Anxiety & panic attacks
Bipolar issues
Borderline personality issues
Cancer support
Caregiver support
Child & adolescent behavior issues
Depression
Grief and loss
Illness-related depression
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Post-partum depression
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Sexual orientation and gender identity issues
Spirituality and faith crises
Suicidal tendencies
Workplace stress & bullying

Providing hope, help and healing

Couples and Family Therapy:

Child & adolescent behavior issues
Pre-marital counseling
Marital counseling
Parental skill-building

Group Therapy:

Living with Bi-Polar
Living with Cancer: Support Group
Cancer Caregivers Support Group
Coping with Trauma

Community & Congregational Programs:

Mental Health First Aid for Adults and Youth
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Gottman Institute Marriage Enrichment
Parenting with Peace & Purpose


How to boost your emotional resilience


Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We've all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.

How do the toughest people summon the will to keep going? Steven Southwick and Dennis Charney have studied resilient people for over 20 years. They spoke with Vietnam prisoners of war, Special Forces instructors, and civilians who dealt with terrible experiences like medical problems, abuse, and trauma.


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HOPE

We all experience difficult times when despair, anxiety, trauma, loss or change feels overwhelming. You're not alone, and there are ways to get through the pain.

HELP

Our therapists meet you wherever you are on life’s journey. It’s a safe place to help clarify life's complicated problems and gain new skills in addressing the issues.

HEALING

Sometimes the connections between mind, body and spirit feel broken. Our therapists will help integrate all aspects of your life until you feel whole and at ease.

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