Chicago Counseling: Therapists You Can Trust
Wellington Counseling Group is proud to work with adults across the Chicagoland area to achieve mental and physical wellness. Whether the vision you have for your life isn’t aligning with the reality, you’re having a tough time adjusting to a new stage of life, you’ve lost a job or a loved one, or you’re just having a tough time, our Chicago counseling services will help you build the life you want to live.
What Conditions Do Our Chicago Counseling Services Treat?
Our Chicago counseling services may be beneficial in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions and life experiences.
Addictions & Compulsive Behavior
When you are compelled to act without any control, your everyday life can be especially challenging. With over 50 million people worldwide struggling with some form of compulsive behavior, counseling services have evolved immensely to help patients find relief. Our therapists are well-versed in treating all types of addiction and compulsive behaviors, which helps patients overcome symptoms to lead their best life.
Many people don’t even realize that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a disorder not confined to childhood. Adult ADHD is a very real disorder that requires very real support. Unlike in children with symptoms of ADHD limiting their ability to perform in school, adult ADHD can pose a serious threat to your everyday life and livelihood. Our therapists work closely with adults struggling with ADHD to develop coping strategies and overcome their symptoms.
Anxiety is especially prevalent in our high-touch society. With everyone constantly on the go, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out, to the point of even debilitating anxiety. Our Chicago counseling services help patients understand the underlying causes leading to the symptoms they are experiencing so they can take control of their anxiety, instead of their anxiety controlling them and narrowing their world in its wake.
Body Image Concerns & Eating Disorders
With so much pressure to have the best clothes, best hair, and best body, it’s no wonder that eating disorder cases have skyrocketed in recent years. It’s no longer just movie stars perpetuating an unattainable image of themselves; your friends and family are doing the same on social media. Our therapists dive into the underlying trauma that’s underlying these symptoms, to help patients feel comfortable and confident in the skin they're in, sometimes for the first time.
Often, when patients are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, there is an underlying cause leading to those symptoms. Career dissatisfaction is one of those root causes - and why shouldn’t it be? We spend upwards of 60 hours a week at our jobs, so if you’re unhappy there, it’s going to cause some strife and dissatisfaction in the rest of your life. Our Chicago counseling services help professionals understand where they are in their career and what they can do to find happiness in such a huge part of their life.
Chronic Medical Illness Management
When you or a close family member is managing a chronic illness there is a heavy toll on both the physical and emotional well-being of everyone involved. Our counseling services help all family members cope with the ongoing medical crisis so that the mind and body can both be at their best.
Communication issues are the number one reason individuals and couples seek out Chicago counseling services. When you don’t feel like you’re being heard by the people in your life, your mental health tends to flag. Our psychological experts work with individuals and people within various types of relationships or groups to improve communication capabilities.
Depression & Mood Disorders
Depression is another very common mental health condition that brings people seeking help to Chicago counselors. In addition to the chronic sadness, hopelessness, and emptiness you may be experiencing, you also may be struggling with a lack of understanding from your family, friends, coworkers, or employers. Our team of therapists is here to listen and understand your experiences to help you find relief.
Fluidity in gender is becoming better and better understood in psychological circles. The ongoing education around gender identity disorder guides our counseling team in supporting those going through the various stages of GID. From exploring feelings about true gender to possibly physically altering your body to match your internal feelings, we have team members who will partner with you and support you through every step of your journey.
Grief can be paralyzing. No two people handle a loss the same way and having outside support from an unbiased third-party can be especially beneficial for patients who’ve lost a job, a home, a loved one, or anything else that has rocked your world and left you on shaky ground.
Finding the right path in your relationship after infidelity is challenging. There's no right answer, but couples counseling can help you and your partner determine what's right for you. Getting your emotions out in the open and discussing them in a safe and comfortable environment is the only way to repair damaged trust and move forward.
It can seem like we’re always transitioning throughout our lives. We graduate from school, move cities, start jobs, have relationships, lose parents, and so on. Our lives are constantly changing around us - sometimes unexpectedly so and often outside of our direct control. Chicago counseling services can help you manage the various emotional and psychological symptoms that often occur in conjunction with whatever major life transitions you face.
Premarital & Marriage
Marriage is a big step in any relationship. It takes work to make it work. Premarital counseling can be a highly beneficial resource for couples embarking on the rest of their lives. Our therapists can help you learn to better communicate with one another and give you the tools you need for long-term success.
Sexual & Intimacy Issues
Sexual and intimacy issues are a hard thing for any couple to discuss. These issues often manifest physically and arise from an underlying cause that needs to be addressed and worked through. Our couples therapists can help you and your partner work through any hardships you may be facing to facilitate a more intimate connection.
Substance abuse is a disorder that plagues many people in America. Our counselors can help uncover the underlying issues that are compelling an individual abuse any substance, legal or not. With the right support, you or your loved one can find healthier outlets and better coping mechanisms to deal with stress and other issues in your everyday life.
Trauma & EMDR
Traumatic experiences can take a long time to recover from, even longer without the right resources and support. Our counselors specialize in trauma counseling and EMDR therapy to help patients handle the symptoms of PTSD and regain control of their emotions throughout everyday life, despite what triggers they may be exposed to.