Counselor / Therapist in Vernon Hills, IL

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Ana Florencio, LPC

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Licensed Professional 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.
Specialties: Child, Teen/Adolescent, Adult, Individual, Family Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and Trauma, Alcohol abuse, Anger management, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, ADHD, Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Oppositional Defiance, Impulse Control, Parenting Issues, Spirituality

No matter what difficulties we all face, what pain we go through, or what our age group and background is, we all experience a longing for acceptance and connection, to feel empowered and have a meaningful life (yes, even our kiddos!). If you are searching for assistance, I believe that you are aware of this longing and understand that there is something you can do about it! I believe the best place to start the process toward well-being is accepting where we are in the here and now, while also learning to listen to our longings of where we want to be. I view my role as a counselor to foster an accepting and grace-filled environment while empowering individuals of all ages and families to take steps toward healing and growth.

Based on your specific needs and personality, I take a holistic approach drawing from various evidence-based therapeutic approaches, recognizing that all people are individuals and all difficulties are unique. I draw from the following theories and interventions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)/Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Reality Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Narrative Therapy, and Existential Therapy.

Ana holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Wheaton College Graduate School, and has earned Illinois Licensure as a Professional Counselor. Ana has experience working in community mental health centers providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults struggling with symptoms deriving from trauma, mood and behavioral disorders, family conflicts, and substance abuse.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Video Therapy
 Adolescents  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adoption  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Body Image Issues  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Children's Counseling  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Chronic Illness  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
175 E Hawthorn Parkway
Suite 235
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