Transformative Growth Counseling
"Hope is the only thing stronger than fear." -S. Collins
If you're here, you still have hope - that's the only thing greater than fear. We're glad you've decided to reach out for help; from here, it can begin to get better. Counseling can reduce your symptoms of distress, improve relationships, and help you feel more in control of your situation and feelings. We'll use your strengths as a guide for helping you heal, gain insight, problem solve and create new, constructive, forward-moving behaviors and actions.
Transformative Growth Counseling has two locations in western suburbs (Naperville & Rochelle) and multiple therapists who have specialized in across the following areas:
We specialize in relationships. If interactions with other people in your life - your spouse, children, boss, parents, etc - are causing distress, we should talk! Repairing broken connections and relationships in turmoil is at the heart of what we do.
- Pre-Adoption counseling & consultation.
- Couples & Family Counseling
- Christian Counseling
- Anxiety and Depression
- PTSD & Trauma
- Sexual Abuse
- Divorce Counseling
- Polyamory / Open Relationships
- LGBTQIA- specific issues
- Personality disorders or struggles
- Self esteem
- Play therapy
- Feelings of Abandonment
- Gender and sexuality identity
- Sexual functioning
Therapists at Transformative Growth Counseling employ emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to help couples reconnect, reignite passion and improve attachment issues by addressing love-related injuries such as infidelity, abandonment, sexual functioning/frequency, anger, lying, and divorce prevention. Studies on this type of therapy shows that when couples come to therapy, are engaged in the process of change, and utilize new ways of connecting with their partners, they have a 90% success rate. 90% of couples who complete EFT couples counseling never go back to counseling; they've learned new ways of connecting and communicating with their partner, and are now able to work through current and future problems without the help of a therapist. Most therapy modules for couples therapy offer a 50% success rate.
Children & Teens:
With children ages 1 & up, we work together to focus on the child's underlying emotions, tap into their mental processes, teach coping skills, and distress tolerance - all through the use of play therapy. Play IS a child's most important work; it is through play that richest data on where your child's strengths and struggles lay.
Teenagers will work toward personal insight to uncover their role and responsibilities within the family, their peer relationships, at school, and society at large. Teenagers, just like the rest of us, also need help from time to time in addressing anger, lying, issues of morality, disobedience and mental wellness, too!
We understand that starting counseling can be intimidating!
If you’re new to counseling, you may not be sure what to expect or even what to say or where to start. Even if you’ve been in counseling before, starting with a new therapist can feel frustrating. However, just by being here, you've already taken the biggest step to improving your well being, and are on a voyage to transform your life or relationship. With me, you can expect active listening, empathy, and honest feedback in a setting that feels most comfortable to you and not the stereotypical canned or cold-feeling response.
Authentic, client-centered counseling and positive dynamic with your therapist is essential to the healing process.
We know from almost 100 years of research on the practice of therapy, that the dynamic and connection between therapist and client is one of the single biggest factors in what makes counseling work! Your therapist will create a safe environment in which create this dynamic, to explore your stressors, emotions and goals as a couple, family or as an individual. It's a place where people can openly can discuss their hurts, joys and needs and without the fear of going at it alone. Through this encouraging dynamic, counseling helps you become unstuck in the habits and systems that keep you in a rut.
We are person-centered:
Providing client-centered counseling sessions create authentics client-therapist dynamic that plays crucial role in healing and recovery. Partnered with evidence based treatment such as CBT and DBT, you'll get your body, mind and spirit reconnected within you and within your relationships. Therapy is always tailored the approach and plan to your individual, couple, child's or your family's needs.
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Jessica Norman, MA, LCPC, CCTP Katie Perricone, MA, LPC, CADC
Jessica Norman ReachesWarrenville ILRochelle ILAurora ILRockford ILNaperville IL