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Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling for Adults in Plainfield & Elgin, Illinois

Heritage Counseling Center offers outpatient therapy facilitated by sensitive, skilled licensed professional counselors trained in evidence-based interventions and practices. 

Our therapists draw from a wide range of experience with issues such as depression, anxiety, crisis, trauma, grief, post-traumatic stress, bipolar-related concerns, and ADHD.

What to Expect

Your first session will last approximately 45 minutes, during which time you'll be invited to share with your therapist what is bringing you to therapy and your goals for the therapy session.

Your therapist may ask questions concerning thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that are bringing you to therapy in order to tailor interventions to you.

Individual Counseling for Adults in Plainfield & Elgin, Illinois

Depression and Anxiety

Depression can dramatically impact our lives, and the staff of Heritage Counseling Center welcomes you to reach out for help if  any of these symptoms have been part of your experience nearly every day for the past two weeks.

  • I feel sad or cry often.

  • I feel irritable, restless, or worried.

  • I'm not sleeping enough, or I'm sleeping too much.

  • I have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.

  • I feel fatigued or have difficulty concentrating

  • I'm eating too much or too little.

Anger & Conflict

Conflict is a normal part of relationship, and anger is a natural emotion felt by all people. However, when it becomes a dominant emotion, it can be especially difficult to bear. If you're struggling with anger, the therapists at Heritage Counseling Center can assist you with:

  • Processing and addressing feelings of anger and frustration

  • Understanding triggers to angry feelings

  • Resolving conflict from the past, including childhood trauma

  • Addressing behavior patterns fueled by angry emotions

Addiction & Compulsive Behavior

We provide outpatient counseling for individuals who have the intention to recover from the problems caused and/or made worse by addiction. 

Addiction comes in many forms. If any of the these addictions has become a problem in your life or the life of a loved one, we can help.

  • Alcohol and drug abuse and dependence

  • Binge drinking

  • Tabacco or smoking addiction

  • Compulsive gambling and dependence

  • Relationship addiction

  • Sexual addiction

  • Pornography abuse and dependence

  • Approval addiction

  • Food addiction

Your therapist will focus on the first 3 of the 12 steps, considering with you physiological, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual aspects of authentic recovery from addictive and compulsive thinking and behavior. 

Grief & Loss

Grieving is a process that can sometimes be difficult to bear. You don't have to go through it alone. The compassionate therapists at Heritage Counseling Center are here to support you through every stage of the grieving process.

We recognize the difficulty of losses of various kinds.

  • Loss of a loved one 

  • Loss of a relationship

  • Dissolution of a marriage

  • Personal Injury or illness

  • Loss of a job, pet, or home

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Indications of an eating disorder are:

  • Chronic loss of apetite

  • Eating far more or less than would be expected for one's height and weight

  • Inducing vomiting after eating

  • Excessive exercise after eating

At their cores, these disorders are about far more than food. They can be a symptom of unprocessed grief, trauma, abuse or neglect and often involve intense and powerful emotions.

Treatment for eating disorder is complex and may include other members in a professional treatment team, such as medical doctors, registered dieticians, therapists, and psychiatrists.

Men's & Women's Issues

The compassionate staff of Heritage Counseling Center regonizes the unique issues that face men and women.

We invite you to request an appointment or attend either MEN or WOMEN. These therapeutic encounter groups offer the support you need to overcome the challenges of life.

Call for more information.

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