First Responders, Medical Staff, Public Safety Professionals, Active + Retired Military

Counseling & Support for

(post-traumatic stress, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, relationships, addictions, and compassion fatigue.)

There’s an individualized culture that comes from the profession of helping and serving others. One that creates complex needs when the professional needs help or seek a supportive relationship after experiencing distressing events. More often than not, police officers, firefighters, medical professionals, and anyone who commits themselves to the profession of service encounter powerful feelings of loneliness, lack of connection, and misunderstanding that they carry with them long after they find themselves in times of need.

Considering the emotional intimacy that is created by individuals in these professions and the events in which they are called to selflessly respond to one after another warrant the experienced support from those who know the expense of that associated toll. We know the emotional charge it takes to perform at an exceedingly high level, contains the emotional weight of one event while amid another.

Within our practice is the understanding of former first responders and family members of these professionals who have an awareness of the benefits of shared experiences. Our authentic therapeutic approach connects us because of our experience through it.

If there is a particular concern/need that you or someone you love is experiencing but not list, we encourage you to contact us.

Specializing In

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy

When a disturbing event occurs, it can get locked in the brain with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. EMDR therapy may assist in effectively processing and incorporating traumatic memories into general associative networks in the brain, creating an understanding of the memories within the larger context of the client’s life experience.

Our trained EMDR Therapists:

Angie Young, MSW, LCSW, EMDR

Healing Takes Time

Whether we experience the pain of losing a loved one, a break-up or separation, post-college life, or a new job position or location, when we shift from one chapter of our life to the next, we all require a certain level of support to rework the way we encounter a healthy routine.

Support to rework our daily approach through shifts of:

  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Death

Reestablishing Control
Over Mind & Body

We all experience anxiety from time to time as our body’s way of naturally responding to stress. However, when our thoughts become persistently overwhelmed with worry and fear, it can negatively impact how we interact with the various stressors in our life and our response.

Varies from
Person to Person

Intense negative emotions or no emotion at all, loss of interest or motivation, isolation.

There are so many stigmas in our society today related to depression that it often makes it difficult for us to recognize or identify why the changes in our emotions began and if they will ever end. Although sometimes chronic, it is essential to note that a depressive state doesn’t have to be permanent.

Addictions to
Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviors

Whether you are in recovery or find yourself unhappy with your current use of a substance, restrictive or compulsive eating, gambling, or other difficult and repetitive behaviors, our experienced addiction therapists work with you to understand the underlying struggle that may have led to the reliability of your addiction.

Healing from crisis, feelings of shame, guilt, or harm experienced from the church, religion, or spiritual beliefs


When shame and guilt become intertwined in our fundamental and spiritual beliefs, it can be challenging to know where or who to turn to when we are most in need. Our focus in the faith-based counseling services we provide is to be there in the personal and religious trials that often hinder individuals from receiving the understanding and support they need to connect with their beliefs safely.

My favorite part about being a therapist is connecting with people, supporting and witnessing their healing journey because life is all about the journey, not the destination.

Bianca Rivera, MSW, LSW

Everyone’s therapeutic journey is different. I want to empower my clients to recognize their own resiliency.

Logan Chambers, MA, LPC, NCC

I believe trauma and mental health are challenging enough that you should never have to fight these battles alone.

Breanna Todd, MA, LPC, NCC

4745 Main Street, Suite 207
Lisle, IL. 60532

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