Counselor / Therapist in Geneva, IL

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Leslie Sann, MA, LCPC

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There Is Light at the End of the Tunnel!
Living By Design
Change and growth are often preceded by some difficulty, personally or in relationship. I congratulate your willingness to get support in overcoming the challenges you are facing.

My intention is to assist you in living from genuine strength and authenticity. I will help you resolve problems and achieve happiness. In our work together, you will discover that difficulties and obstacles in life are often blessings for in reality we grow through adversity. This process of growth liberates energy bound in unresolved issues, so that energy can be used to create a life of your own design.

I employ a learning paradigm. A learning paradigm does not presume anything wrong with you -- it simply presents things you can learn to make your life more easeful and productive.

I utilize a spiritual psychological approach that is based on the understanding that our true essence is spiritual and that our body, mind and emotions are vehicles for spiritual expression. This essence is present in every moment and we have the opportunity to connect with and respond to its guidance.

You will discover that every psychological limitation or difficulty provides a special kind of opportunity -- to see where you have lost touch with essential aspects of your being and to recover these lost parts of yourself. Once recovered these energies can be directed toward creating a life that is rich and satisfying.

I help troubled couples improve their lives, shifting from behaving like enemies to becoming friends, so you are better able to successfully and happily share life together.

Before we get married no one teaches us how to be successful in an intimate relationship. Counseling works because you learn skills so you can be successful and happy with you partner.
I am a Board Certified Professional Counselor and an experienced teacher, coach, and guide. I have been helping people since 1986 and am the founder of Living by Design offering services to assist you in achieving life changing, positive outcomes.

I have supported individuals and couples, just like you, create greater harmony and fulfillment in their lives. I specialize in working with adults and couples who are dealing with a variety of issues related to relationship issues, personal direction, authenticity and learning how to give and receive love.

I am an experienced professional and have been in private practice for 25 years with offices in Geneva and Chicago, IL.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anxiety and Panic  Loneliness
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Body Image Issues  Marriage Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Chronic Illness  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Hypnotherapy  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
I earned my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, with an emphasis in Spiritual Psychology and my Bachelor's from Northwestern University. I also have a Master's of Theology in Practical Spirituality.

In addition to ongoing training to enhance and support my work, I have completed two intensive training programs in coaching and am a cetified ontological coach. My approach draws from almost thirty years of study in traditional and non-traditional programs in the art of coaching, psychology, ontological design, and communication, as well as more than thirty years of personal spiritual practice.
Board Certified Professional Counselor
18 S. Fifth Steet
Suite 201
GenevaIL 60134
Additional Location
2000 N. Racine Ave.
Suite 2200
ChicagoIL 60614
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