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Healing begins with connection and acceptance. Individual therapy is process through which you work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of your life that you would like to change, better understand yourself and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.


So many difficulties in relationships arise from the inability to communicate our needs to those with whom we are closest. This is absolutely normal and in no way reflects our own individual failings. Relationship counseling helps you to examine the relational patterns that have been subconsciously governing your life, making it difficult or impossible to experience fulfilling connections, and to confidently address them.


People are leading increasingly longer lives in much larger numbers with this trend only growing upward. Consequently, there is a dire shortage of therapists that are competent to help you navigate challenges that accompany aging, whether it be your own struggles or the stress from caring for a parent or other family member. Our staff have a wealth of real-world experience with the myriad of issues related to growing older in a society that emphasizes the value of speed and productiveness.


Everyday life brings situations that can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, feelings of fear and isolation, loneliness, and difficulty concentrating and making effective decisions. Counseling provides you a safe sanctuary in which you can process your thoughts and feelings and clarify your vision and purpose, ultimately arming you with the confidence and assurance necessary to face such challenges.


The fast pace of today's life dictates that we are constantly doing something: moving, thinking, talking, or working, among other things. So much focus on staying busy has a drastic effect on our well-being. Other complicating factors can drive levels of stress and anxiety far past our ability to effectively cope in a healthy manner. Cognitive therapy and somatic experiencing can have a tremendous impact when utilized to combat stress.


Trauma, whether developmental or related to specific events, remains one of the most common driving forces underlying mental and emotional difficulties. Uncovering and healing these wounds will be the most difficult yet rewarding work that survivors will ever do, and we create a safe and nurturing environment in which such work can begin. 


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Humanistic/Existential Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Family Systems

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Behavioral Therapy

Somatic Experiencing

7312 W. Main St.

Belleville, IL 62223

(618) 213-6053

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