Counseling and Wellness

Call Us: 847-304-0780
Fax: 847-304-0795
Call Us: 847-304-0780
Fax: 847-304-0795

Specialized Therapeutic Services

For Counseling Services we offer therapy for adults, adolescents, children, couples, families and groups. We employ experienced, compassionate therapists who specialize in different types treatment options for a wide variety of issues. Treatment is collaborative and tailored to the needs of the client.

Wellness

Yoga, meditation and Bariatric surgery psych evaluations

Specialized Therapeutic Services

Anxiety, Depression and Stress

Depression, anxiety and stress can cause a variety of symptoms such as sadness, irritability, panic, sleep disturbance, loneliness, attention/concentration difficulties, suicidal ideation, and loss of interest and pleasure in normally pleasurable activities.

Depending on your diagnosis,  we work with you to develop a holistic and individualized  blueprint suited to your needs that can include coaching on stress management techniques, attitude/thought restructuring, wellness interventions such as physical activity, sleep hygiene, and/or nutrition and spiritual work.

Grief Therapy

Grief is unfamiliar territory for many people. Feelings associated with grief are strong, confusing, numbing and often debilitating. We try to help you work through feelings of grief instead of avoiding or hiding them.

Couples Therapy

Communication, intimacy and parenting are often common sources of conflict with couples. We work with couples, blended families, and/or partners showing problematic behaviors. We often use the Gottman approach with unique tools and interventions to help couples manage conflicts and avoid certain types of negative communication.

Child/Adolescent Therapy

We work with children as young as four years old. Typical topics therapy can address for children are problematic behaviors such as ADHD, aggression, separation anxiety or withdrawal because of family concerns. Dealing with loss, divorce or loss of a family member may also trigger negative behavior. With adolescents, often presenting problems relate to peer relationships, academic concerns, the effects of social media or gender/sexual identity changes.

Family Relationships, Blended Families and Therapy

Every family has different ways of interacting and communicating. We try to help families mediate and solve problems and also have a therapist who specializes in the unique issues that occur with blended families.

Cancer Support and Chronic Illness

No one is ever prepared for the news of cancer or a diagnosis of a chronic illness. Our
wellness team of therapists can help deal with the emotions, concerns, fears and changes that can occur. We help the support both the diagnosed person and their families to process feelings, adapt, lower anxiety and improve quality of life.

Pregnancy/Postpartum

Experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety can be isolating, overwhelming
And create feelings of inadequacy and equally challenge the mother and the father. We offer immediate appointments for moms’ with postpartum depression and work with psychiatrists if medication is needed or wanted.

Infertility

The inability to become pregnant often triggers fears of inadequacy, grief and sadness. We work with couples in how best to navigate this journey including managing hormones and the various stress and decision-making that occurs.

Menopause

As we age, the changing hormones can contribute to anxiety, physical symptoms of distress, irritability and depression. In therapy, we work from a holistic perspective to determine an optimal plan to improve mood and physical symptoms.

Weight Management Counseling

We offer a Weight Management Program in conjunction with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Fitness Center that focuses on the behavioral changes needed for weight loss. This is individual treatment with a therapist that addresses taking responsibility, faulty thinking, support systems, body image and emotional and stress management among other topics to aid in your weight loss journey.

Insomnia and Sleep Disorders Counseling

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is an evidence-based, non-pharmacological (without medication) treatment for insomnia. It addresses the thoughts, habits, and behaviors that can lead to sleep problems. Clients learn new skills that help to form healthier sleep patterns.

EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (veterans only)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. (This treatment is currently available for veterans only).

Girls Adolescent Group

Activity group focusing on stress relievers: meditation, positive affirmations, arts and crafts, music appreciation, cooking, light movement (stretching), journaling, role playing, etc.

11-14 years old

Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00pm

Wellness

Bariatric Surgery Evaluations

In collaboration with your bariatric surgeon, we provide bariatric pre-surgery evaluations which are usually required by your insurance company to help determine if you are a good candidate for this type of surgery. We also provide post-surgery counseling to aid in the lifestyle modifications that ensure a positive and  consistent outcome.

Meditation Group

Learn how to be more present in your life through mindful meditation 

Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Mind Body Eating Coaching

Suzanne Labowicz provides both in-person and Zoom-based coaching designed to Optimize Your Relationship with Food. She utilizes practical coaching techniques, results-oriented psychology, clinical nutrition, body-centered practices, mind body science, and a positive and compassionate approach to challenges with food and health. Services are provided both in individual and 8 week group settings.

PRIVACY POLICY

We at The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness are committed to protecting your privacy while providing you with a positive experience on our website. This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices including those pertaining to the collection and use of personal data and of any personal information you choose to provide through our contact page form or via text and email. It also describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or healthcare operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law.  

Personal Information 

“Personal Information” is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, name, telephone number, and email address. The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness includes a web contact form. If you choose to use the contact form provided or to contact us directly via email or text, you will be supplying some form of “Personal information” (e.g., email address, phone number). 

Where personal information is provided, The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness uses this information exclusively to reply to your request and to provide scheduling. However, please be aware that email is not a secure form of communication, and thus confidentiality cannot be assured. For protection of your own privacy, please do not send sensitive information to us via email, text, or this web contact form. 

The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness does not sell or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party. Any personal information provided to this website or through email and text, is in accordance with the above conditions is supplied by you voluntarily and The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness has your express consent to use the information only as indicated above. 

Protected Health Information 

Protected Health Information (PHI) is information that individually identifies you and that we create or get from you or from another health care provider, a health plan, your employer, or a health care clearinghouse and that relates to 1) your past, present, or future physical or mental health or conditions, 2) the provision of health care to you, or 3) the past, present, or future payment for your healthcare.  

Protected Health Information Privacy Policy 

The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness maintains the privacy of PHI and abides by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Policies. We are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy. We have the right to change or update the terms at any time. In the event of an update a copy of our current Privacy Policy can be found at our office and on our website.  

Disclosure of your Personal Information and your Protected Health Information is not tolerated. The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness will never disclose your identity, or any personal information to outside companies. We will never intentionally disclose any personal information about you or anything mentioned in your interactions without your expressed written consent. 

The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness will only use and disclose your health information contained within the behavioral health record to give you treatment, obtain payment for your treatment, and operate our psychotherapy business. 

Some examples of how your health information may be used or disclosed include the following: 

  1. Your therapist will collect and document information about you in your record. We may disclose information to a physician or other health care provider who will be assisting or consulting regarding your care. This information will be used to evaluate or choose the treatment we believe is best for you. This treatment will always be coordinated with you. We will document in your record the suggestions and observations made of you.

     

  2. We will send a bill that includes some of your health information to you, to the person responsible for the bill, and your third-party payer (such as your Health Insurance Company or Medicare). In some instances, we may need to send part of your record to your third-party payer. The type of health information we might send includes your name, other identifying information, diagnosis, treatment, and possibly a summary of your progress.

     

  3. We will use and/or disclose your health information to those persons or companies for which you give us written authorization or permission to do so. If you authorize us to use or disclose your information, you must complete our Release of Health Information Form. You may revoke your authorization in writing at any time to the extent that we may have already used or disclosed your health information as previously authorized. 

In certain circumstances mandated by local, state, or federal law, The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness may be required to release personal information to third parties such as law enforcement in the event of child or elder abuse, harm to self or others, search warrant, subpoena or court order. The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness, and its staff, may use or disclose PHI without your consent or authorization in the following circumstances: 

  1. Child Abuse – If The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, that a child known to us in our professional capacity has been, or is in, immediate danger of being mentally or physically abused or neglected, we must immediately report such knowledge or suspicion to the appropriate authorities.

     

  2. Adult and Domestic Abuse – If The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness believes that an adult is in need of protective services because of abuse or neglect by another person, we must immediately report this belief to the appropriate authorities.

     

  3. Judicial and Administrative Proceedings – If you are involved in a court proceeding and a request is made for information about the professional services The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness has provided you and/or the records thereof, such information is privileged and we will not release information without the written authorization of you or your legally appointed representative or a court order. 

     

  4. Serious Threat to Health or Safety – If The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness believes disclosure of PHI is necessary to protect you or another individual from a substantial risk of imminent and serious physical injury we may disclose the PHI to the appropriate individuals. 

Your Rights Regarding your Protected Health Information 

Federal and Illinois Laws provide you. The following rights regarding your Private Health Information. 

  1. Right to obtain a copy of this Privacy Policy.
     
  2. Right. To request certain restrictions on the uses and disclosures of your health information. However, The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness is not required to agree to a restriction you request.

     

  3. Right to inspect or receive copy of your health record.

     

  4. Right to request an amendment of your health record if you believe it contains and error.

     

  5. Right to obtain a list of all the people and companies which the Center has released your health information (an “accounting” of disclosures).

     

  6. Right to request that we communicate with you about your health care at a confidential phone number or address.

     

  7. Right to revoke your written consent/authorization to use or disclose your health information except when the use or disclosure has already happened. 

Federal and Illinois Laws also provide you with the right to be informed about and give your written authorization before any health information is disclosed, unless such disclosure is allowed or required by law. 

Your Consent 

By using this website, email or texting, you consent to the collection and use of non-personal and personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time. 

How to Contact Us 

If you have any questions about this policy, the practices of this site, or any further information about our commitment to your privacy, please feel free to contact The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness at 847-304-0780. 

Agreement Acceptance  

This Privacy Statement may be changed or revised at any time here or elsewhere on this site. Continued usage of this site notes your acceptance of the terms as detailed herein. If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy or our Privacy Policy, please contact the Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness at 847-304-0780. 

Disclaimer 

This website and its content has been prepared by The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness for general informational purposes only and does not constitute personal medical or mental health advice. If you think you may have a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room. Viewing the information on this website is not intended to create and does not constitute a therapist relationship. Readers should seek individual professional medical/mental health advice before acting on any information contained in this website. The information on this website should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or advice of your health care provider or mental healthcare provider. The website does not recommend the self-management of health or mental health problems.