You deserve to smile, laugh, and not be held back by the pain of your past. If you feel like you've lost control of your life or who you used to be, I'd love to help you take back the reigns and help you feel more like yourself or maybe an even better version of yourself! Whether you are struggling with trauma from your past, depression, or anxiety, I want to help assist you in the process towards healing. While it may be difficult, the truth is that it’s never too late to find healing and move forward. You can be confident, strong, and proud of the person you are!
Agnes Lepicka MA LCPC (Agnieszka Lepicka). I am a Polish and English speaking Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have extensive experience in providing individual, couples, and family therapy to adults, adolescents, and children. My approach is supportive, authentic, and evidence-based. I have extensive experience treating adolescents, ADHD, learning differences, parent-child conflict, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, social training, trauma and life transitions. I provide counseling services in an empowering environment where clients can feel safe and secure as they work toward achieving their goals. I offer parent education through dynamic and interactive lectures, and through small group sessions on a variety of parenting topics.
LICENSED CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR, MA, LCPC
I have been a therapist for 12 years and worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. In the past several years, I have focused on working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, poor self-esteem, life transitions, abuse, chronic illness, generational trauma, infertility, and relationship/parenting issues. Together we gain insight into their lives by identifying changes they would like to make, how the past impacts the present, and work towards healing and happiness. I also enjoy working with racially and religiously diverse individuals.
I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Such a relationship is a partnership between therapist and client. People look at themselves honestly and choose goals that are truer to their values when they are in a safe and trusting relationship. My approach is warm, empathic and non-judgmental. I listen carefully, asking questions to encourage exploration of pertinanent issues, giving suggestions, feedback and sharing insights. I serve adults, ages 18 to 88 and older. I work with couples and individuals, specializing in trauma, grief, depression, anxiety , relationship problems and difficult life transitions. I am Level 2 Certified in EMDR.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ICDVP
I want to take a second to acknowledge how brave you are for seeking therapy. If you are reading this, I hope you feel encouraged by your decision to receive support and grow as a person. It takes a lot of courage to share your story and experiences to a stranger! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a BSc (Hons) in Psychological Studies in Singapore. I also have an MA in Mental Health Counseling at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in Deerfield, Illinois. Additionally, I am a certified Illinois Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP).
My goal for you is to find comfort in therapy and to be your full self without feeling any judgment. My passion is helping people find their strengths, reach their goals, and become their best self. Throughout helping people in high schools, hospitals, and community mental health, I have learned that every individual requires a different approach.
The Counseling and Diagnostic Center of Woodfield is a counseling and psychotherapy clinic commited to improving the behavioral health of its clients, as well as the quality of their social and emotional lives. We have specialists available for counseling clients of all ages: children, adolescents and adults. The experienced and dedicated clinicians of CDCW provide a wide range of theapeutic and diagnostic services designed to meet the particular needs of their clients. We provide an extensive range of treatment and assessment services provided by specialists in each respective area.
Covid-19 has changed the way many people work and want to work. I am passionate about helping people with every aspect of their careers. I specialize in career counseling and work with you to create new career paths, improve relationships in the workplace, and develop coping skills to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and racial battle fatigue. I have an extensive background in Human Resources and can understand problems you may be having at work from a unique standpoint. I provide a safe and non-judgmental place to discuss workplace issues while working with you to create viable solutions that help to achieve your goals.
I understand that seeking counseling can be intimidating and may create many fears. This is why it is important to me to provide a safe, caring and nonjudgmental environment. I appreciate client's efforts and attempts to help themselves and I'm proud to be part of that process. I invite each client to be involved in the process of goal setting and treatment planning, which is specifically designed to each individual, based on their symptoms, needs and past experiences. Therapy is a process during which I address not only your symptoms but also any additional life stressors and challenges.
I believe therapy is a gift to oneself of a safe space to explore, reflect, understand, and identify what is important. It is necessary to challenge my clients to confront unfinished business within themselves in order to live freely in the present moment. Recognizably, I am not the expert in the therapeutic space—you are. I value collaboratively and energetically working towards a sense of healing.
Every individual has resilience that can help light the way through the hardest of times. Sometimes in life, it may be hard to remember that this strength lies within. My goal as a psychologist is to help rekindle that light, instilling hope and motivation in clients to use their strengths and build support networks to overcome life's hurdles. With respect for each client's individuality, I personalize treatment plans to best fits one's unique situation and personality. This may involve incorporating mindfulness, animal assisted therapy, parenting skills, group therapy, art/music, journaling, and use of electronics/social media.
I believe in a collaborative and empathetic approach which allows me to develop a relationship with my clients that utilizes the latest and most effective therapeutic approaches to promote personal insights and lasting change. My approach to therapy utilizes my knowledge and understanding of the therapeutic process in order to help facilitate personal growth. Throughout my academic and professional career I have continued to focus on the art and science of therapy as it relates to helping my clients make meaningful and long lasting change.
No assembly-line therapy here. Sessions are a full hour and can be more or less time, depending on your needs. You will find me to be open-minded and able to meet you where you are. I have extensive training and experience with a wide variety of people and concerns. I can help you understand the issues that bring you to therapy and acquire skills to manage your emotions and meet your needs. We will work together in a way that is validating and supportive, but that also challenges you to move beyond past limitations.
I am passionate about working with individuals on illness education, symptom management, cognitive restructuring, affect regulation, behavior modification, and interpersonal skill development. My goal is to provide a safe environment for people to learn about themselves, begin to love who they are, and overcome social, emotional, economical, and vocational struggles while reaching their full potential in life. I want to help those who feel unloved and broken return to feeling whole again with active encouragement and support. Additionally I am a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.
Getting to know a patient in therapy is an adventure. It’s a journey that often starts at the time of the initial phone conversation. At times, the road takes us through peaks and valleys, neither side predicted. My counseling philosophy is based on the idea that connection is the most important factor in healing. I use my personality, mind, and spirit to understand the needs of my clients. These instruments encourage building a relationship in which we can collaborate to reach goals.
My primary clinical interests involve adults and couples with presenting problems that may include depression, anxiety, work stress, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, couples/marital issues, intimacy, shyness, low self-esteem, domestic violence and developmental issues of adulthood. I often ask people..."who was there for you early in life, who believed in you, took an interest in you, or looked out for you?" Many don't believe anyone was there, in which case there may be feelings of emptiness or loss. Wise intervention can help to give insight resulting in direction and purpose in their lives.
My idea of an ideal client is one who is brave enough to ask for help. We are not born with innate problem solving skills in all areas of life. Every one of us is unique and have different experiences and outlooks on life. When there is a lack of cohesion in ones life or struggles in relationships, emotional issues, we may need to reach out to a professional for guidance. Even clients who are less than cooperative or unwilling to engage in therapy can be helped with a good therapist. I can provide that guidance and help you be the best "you" you can be. We've only got one life to live. The goal is, to live it well!
I have been a practicing, licensed clinical psychologist for 25 years. My specialty is utilizing an eclectic approach, especially cognitive behavioral therapy. Whatever the technique, it is important to have the approach fit the individual and his/her own challenges and strengths. It is essential that this is a collaborative effort in the journey of managing one's emotions in various life situations and tapping into one's inner resources to heal and feel better. I'm an active participant and with support and professional guidance and different strategies in coping, an individual can become aware and make positive life choices.
Whether your goal is to achieve greater self-awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds, or just feel better about yourself, I want to join you on a journey of self-discovery. I work with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds. I am passionate about helping you decrease emotional distress in your life in order to restore purpose and connection. I will help you develop healthy coping strategies to create sustainable change. My stance is curious and flexible, reflecting my belief that you are the expert of your own life.