Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Elgin, IL
Fast Contact: Email or Call Karen.
AnxietyDepression
Mood DisordersTrauma
Relationship IssuesSelf Esteem
Spiritual IssuesAnger

I approach each person’s unique story from a nonjudgmental position, as I seek to understand their perspective in an effort to help them overcome the challenges that are keeping them from moving forward in life.

Anastasia Vailas, MS, LPC, NCC

Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Elgin, IL
Fast Contact: Email or Call Anastasia.
DepressionSuicide Ideation
Anxiety Hopelessness
Play TherapyAcademic Issues/School Refusal
DivorceGrief

Entering a therapist's office is an act of trust. You're trusting me with your feelings, memories & dreams. It is important to me to deserve that trust & for you to know I am listening to you & care about you. My office will be a safe, compassionate place for you.

Angela Rene Brown, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Elgin, IL
Fast Contact: Email or Call Angela Rene.
Children And AdolescentsIndividual Counseling
Christian CounselingAnxiety/Worry
Stress Managemen/Coping SkillsSpecial Needs/Disabilities
Woman's IssuesGrief/Loss

I believe in the capacity of every person to live a joy-filled, empowered life. I offer a strength-based, empathetic approach toward therapy; providing support, and constructive feedback to help my clients gain insight. I have 20 yrs. exp. working with children & fam.

Related Sites:
City of Elgin
Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association

Therapy Elgin, IL

Counseling Streamwood, Dundee, Carpentersville, Bartlett, Schaumburg, Gilberts

Elgin, Illinois is a great place to visit or to settle down and raise a family. With close proximity to Chicago, Elgin residents can take advantage of all the big city amenities while living in a quiet, suburban area. The city has a robust arts community, with many opportunities to view and participate in artistic undertakings. The family is sure to enjoy the Elgin Arts Showcase, where residents can explore the works of dozens of local artists. For the history lovers of the family, head over to the Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology. In addition to the vast collection of historical artifacts, the museum is housed in a massive park where children and families can play, have picnics, and enjoy time with one another.1

Mental Health in Elgin

Individuals who live with an addiction can find the assistance they need to begin their recovery at H.A.L.T. Club. The club offers opportunities for fellowship where people can share their experiences, learn from others, and acquire valuable skills that make recovery more likely. With a focus on positivity and personal growth, H.A.L.T. also provides access to area resources, such as local alcohol and drug 12-step programs. For further details, call 630-553-1960.2

Losing one's job can be very emotionally draining. Difficulty procuring new employment can serve to exacerbate the stress and anxiety that comes with being unemployed. Fortunately, those looking for employment in the Elgin area can take advantage of many free services offered by the Community Career Center. Volunteers help those searching for work with developing resumes, practicing interview skills, and searching for employment. Career counseling services are provided, as well as educational programs to help individuals expand their skills. More information is available by calling 630-961-5665.3

Individuals who have survived a suicide attempt can obtain emotional support and guidance at Suicide Prevention Services of America's Attempters Support Group. The confidential group is led by facilitators who are themselves survivors. It provides a safe place to share experiences, work through feelings and identify ways to reduce stigma. Meetings are ongoing. Call 630-482-9696 to inquire about meeting times and locations.4

Current Initiatives

With a large population of Asian-Americans residing in the Elgin area, meeting the unique mental health needs of that population is a priority. The Asian Mental Health Partnership Initiative seeks to increase awareness of mental health issues within the Asian community, as well as promote access to local resources that provide culturally appropriate care. An additional goal of the initiative is to encourage members of the Asian-American community to seek help when they need it. Contact the Asian Health Coalition at 312-372-7070 for additional information.5


References

1. City of Elgin. (2014). Museums. Retrieved from http://www.cityofelgin.org/index.aspx?nid=116
2. H.A.L.T. Club. (2014). Mission. Retrieved from http://www.haltclub.com/Mission.html
3. Community Career Center. (2012). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.communitycareercenter.org/home
4. Suicide Prevention Services of America. (2012). Services. Retrieved from http://www.spsamerica.org/services#!__services
5. Asian Health Coalition. (2014). Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.asianhealth.org/site/epage/71270_794.htm