Help for Individuals

Therapist | Individual Counseling and Individual Psychotherapy

Talking with a therapist can often be very helpful to people feeling sad, worried, frustrated, angry, confused, discouraged, anxious, hopeless, or just plain stressed out.

Help For Couples

Therapist | Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling

Seeing a therapist can often be very helpful for people experiencing difficulties in important relationships, or simply feeling that the relationship is not meeting their needs.

Help For Leaders

Therapist | Individual Coaching and Individual Counseling

Working with a therapist can often be valuable to even the most successful leaders. Even highly effective leaders make use of coaching, counseling, and therapy to help them be their best.

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License:

  • Illinois License #180.006027

Education:

  • Psychology Degree: MA - Northwestern University, 2003
  • Business Degree: MBA - University of Chicago, 1987
  • Undergraduate Degree: BS - Central Michigan University, 1979

Professional Memberships:

  • ​Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Illinois Association of Couple and Family Counselors
  • Illinois Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • American Counseling Association
Therapist | James Garrett LCPC

Therapist Guiding Principles

Counseling is Respectful:

  • Counseling provides an environment rich in empathy and understanding - the environment we human beings need for growth and wellness.
  • Counseling provides a relaxed and unhurried environment, respectful of the pace at which you want to work.
  • Counseling is about what you​ want to accomplish, not what a counselor believes should be accomplished.
  • Counseling can be short-term or long-term, providing the number of sessions that you feel you need in order to accomplish what you want.
  • Counseling provides an opportunity to be understood and accepted for who you are, just as you are, without judgment.

Counseling is Safe:

  • Counseling provides a safe place to talk about confidential concerns.
  • You decide what issues or emotions you want to talk about.
  • Issues or emotions that you don't wish to talk about, or are not ready to talk about, are not discussed.

Counseling is Helpful:

  • ​Counseling is practical.
  • Counseling is useful.
  • Counseling enables important changes.

Please feel free to call...

My phone number is 847-382-0600. (voice/text)

I'm in my office six days a week, Monday through Saturday, but please feel free to call any time. Whenever possible, I'll respond immediately. If an immediate response is not possible, I'll certainly get back to you as soon as I can.

I'll be happy to help in every way possible. In an emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room.