Shawn Tessmer

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC

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Shawn Tessmer

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC


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Haven Counseling
691 North Bridge Street
Yorkville, Illinois 60560
(630) 381-5689

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“Our lives can become messy things. When this happens many of us invest the majority of our energy into holding our exterior lives together; while throwing the scraps to our internal life. I practice from the belief that when we are lost in the emotional weeds it is faster and less painful to have a guide who knows the ‘weedlands’ counsel us back to emotional ‘civilization’ than it is to wander in the hopes of stumbling onto a healthier path. I strive to provide counseling with warmth, peace, joy, hope, and love by accepting who you are where you are while being mindful of your hopes and goals.”
My career has spanned twenty years working with adults and adolescents who are experiencing acute psychiatric and substance use issues. I currently work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I base my approach on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, while borrowing heavily from of Family Systems Therapy and Existential Therapy.
I am a Christian whose faith is the foundation of my life, my marriage, and my parenting choices. I carry my faith into my practice however, I do not impose my faith upon my clients. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, I look forward to meeting with you. Be well.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2018
  • License and State: 178.014476 Illinois

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Argosy University / Master of Arts
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Haven Counseling
691 North Bridge Street
Yorkville, Illinois 60560
(630) 381-5689
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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Sandplay
  • Schema Therapy
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 6 Feb 2020
Shawn Tessmer, MA, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Yorkville

Shawn Tessmer

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC