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Licensed Professional Counselor in Vernon Hills, IL

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Alba Castaneda, LPC

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Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
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.
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Fluent in Spanish

Specialties: ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Social/Emotional, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Body Image, Acculturation, Cross-cultural/Immigration, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Learning Disabilities, Teens/Adolescents, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Domestic Violence, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Parenting Issues, LGBTQ concerns, College and Career Counseling, Trauma and PTSD, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues

More often than not, people share with me the difficulties they have in asking for help. When I hear this, I’m grateful they have found their way to my office because asking for assistance takes self-awareness and courage, which is already half the battle towards a better life.

My counseling approach is person centered; I believe therapy is an individual process that helps clients safely begin a journey of self-exploration, understanding, adjustment and ultimately happiness. I believe in your ability to guide me through your world and together we can find the best pathway towards your unique goals. I am a compassionate and a genuine counselor that believes in the power of warm, healthy relationships to heal the distress of painful life experiences. I provide a nonjudgmental, safe and specially tailored environment just for you. Above all, I am here for you.


In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my teenage daughter and visiting family and friends. I love traveling and experiencing new cultures.
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:178012998
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Location
175 E Hawthorn Parkway
Suite 235
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