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Counselor / Therapist in Mchenry, IL

Samantha Augustine, LPC

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Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Bio
Specialties: Including, but not limited to ADHD, Addiction, Anger Management, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Impulsivity, Codependency, Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Coaching, Men’s or Women’s issues, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Racial Identity, Self-Esteem, Sexual Addiction, Mood Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, LGBTQ issues, Coping Skills, Self-Harm, Suicidal ideation, Dual Diagnosis, Crisis intervention, and Mindfulness

Samantha received her Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor skilled at motivating, communicating and advocating for clients dealing with mental health and emotional disorders. Samantha strongly believes that therapy is a partnership between client and therapist, and that therapy provides a safe place to form a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. Through the therapeutic relationship, Samantha believes clients can learn to unlock their true potential, succeed, and grow. Samantha helps facilitate those changes using a wide variety of therapeutic techniques coupled with her empathic, nonjudgmental, and easy-going personality.

Samantha has experience utilizing the following evidenced-based therapeutic techniques: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Strengths Based approaches. Samantha has also had extensive training in Motivational Interviewing techniques for those struggling with ambivalence about important issues.

Additionally, Samantha places significant emphasis on a person's relationship within the community, as research has shown that natural support networks and being involved in the greater community are very important to one's sense of self and well-being. Samantha has experience with providing direct and indirect support for clients who struggled with developing linkages to their community, and through those new connections, Samantha experienced firsthand how her clients' relationships in the community opened pathways to success and healing in their lives.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys painting, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She also enjoys bike rides and walks outside.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Religious Counseling
 EMDR Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards
Hours:8am-8pm
License:178011718
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Location
1689 Curran Rd., Suite 202
MchenryIL 60050
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