Now accepting new clients
Evening and weekend appointments available
We provide individual, couples, and family therapy. We have a wealth of real life and professional experience.
Dependent on your preference and situation, we also provide individual and family services in non-traditional settings such as hospital, hospice, and your home. These services are available for addiction family therapy, end of life, caretaker, and grief therapy. These services are available in the Cook and Dupage County area. COVID-19 Protocols Followed
We take HSA, FSA, and out of network benefits. We do not accept Medicaid or Medicare.
Sometimes, it is difficult to find the right therapist with the specialities you need for proper care.
Insurance can be tough to navigate and not everyone knows how to use out of network benefits in a way that saves money for your healthcare.
We can help with that. If you are using out of network benefits we can help. No invoices to send, and no super bills. You can email me to learn more or message me here:
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Yes, we offer sliding scale rates and we are flexible with payment plans.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION LAST?
Typically, sessions are about 50 minutes; however, we do offer 30 minute and 45 minute sessions.
Your initial intake session may be scheduled for longer than 50 minutes.
WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU OFFER SERVICES IN?
Currently we offer therapy services in English & Spanish.
S & J WELLNESS
We are a local therapy practice, currently providing tele-health and select in-home therapy. Collectively, we have been in the counseling field for 15+ years, and have a variety of personal and professional experience in the field. We believe that a balance of life and professional experience offers a unique approach to therapy.
Specialties include: Addiction, couple’s therapy, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adoption and family complexities, LGBTQIA. We are of a diverse background and consider culture, upbringing, and all unique experiences to be an important aspect of the therapeutic relationship.
ALL ABOUT THERAPY
Therapy is a place where it is all about you. The therapy room is a place to talk about things that challenge you, stress you, or topics that you have avoided. The therapist role is to be a guide, a listener, and a source of empathy for your unique life experiences. The therapy environment needs to be safe, genuine, trustworthy, and non-judgmental.
Currently, we are providing tele-health services Benefits of tele-heath include:
100% electronic records with access to your own portal for secure messaging
Accessibility and Flexibility
If you have chronic health conditions or are a caretaker, tele-health offers accessibility for you and your family.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Addiction Counselor (CADC). I’ve been working in the field of counseling since 2008.
I also have an array of personal experience that has helped me hone my therapeutic approach. I see my clients from a psychodynamic lens. This means that I work with clients with an understanding that our early experiences and relationships have a profound impact on our current well-being.
Professionally, I’ve worked in a variety of settings from hospitals and hospices to non-profits and private practice. I believe that the therapy relationship is an intimate, and important one. The therapy environment, whether it be in office or through tele-health, should be safe, warm, and judgement free.
My scope of practice is:
Adult individual therapy
Culturally Competent therapy
Trauma- specifically: chronic illness, chronic pain, end of life, grief, adoption and family complexities, healing after conversion therapy, family therapy for addiction, compassion fatigue, and surviving abuse.
Welcome! I am Sophia, and I am so glad you are taking the first steps towards a brighter and more fulfilling future. I am a Masters level therapist, awaiting my LPC licensure. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and I have special training in trauma-focused CBT for children ages 8 and up. I have post-grad training and certification in Marriage and Family Therapy.
I have been in the field for seven years, and have experience working with crisis units, in community mental health settings, in substance abuse settings, and in a school setting. I practice from a Humanistic approach. This means that I believe healing comes from within and all clients are aware of what skills they need to overcome their current situation. My goal is to also assist you in accessing your feelings, understanding them, and finding more fulfillment in life.
I specialize in working with those suffering from depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, PTSD, sexual assault/abuse, and those struggling with concerns related to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and political climate. I have experience working with LGBTQ population, BIPOC population, and those reintegrating after serving time in prison/jail.
Puede resultar dificil encontrar un terapeuta que hable el mismo idioma que usted, y que puede proprocionar una terapia culturalmente competente. Como una Latina con experiencias personales, entiende como la cultura nos puede hacer sentir débil por buscar ayuda.
Creo que cada cliente tiene la posibilidad de aprender, crecer y superar cualquier trauma o inquietud que le haya llevado a buscar servicios.
Trabajo desde un enfoque colaborativo y utilizo intervenciones que son culturalmente relevantes. Estoy muy contenta de que haya llegado hasta aquí, y eso ya demuestra la valentía que ya posees para comenzar un viaje como este.
Si está luchando contra la depresión, la ansiedad, el dolor o la pérdida, un trauma o si le gustaría recibir asesoramiento familiar o de pareja, no dude en solicitar una consulta. Trabajo con niños, adolescentes y adultos.
"There are many ways of getting strong, talking is one of them."
We have specialized experience and certification in couple's counseling, specific trauma focused therapy for children ages 8+, and counseling for a variety of issues related to substance dependence, including harm reduction.
Specialties include addiction counseling, overdose support for individuals and families, LGBTQIA+, minority and social justice issues, surviving violence, end of life therapy and caretaker psychotherapy services (for end of life and care taker services- we can make house calls dependent on location.)
Couples work can be the most intimate experience you end up having with your significant other. Rebuilding trust, increasing positive communication, rekindling romance are areas that we specialize in.
We also understand that childhood or other traumas can have a significant impact on your relationship. We have experience in addressing how past traumas can affect your current relationship functioning.
All couples welcome.
If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a certified Psychotherapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.