Licensed Professional Counselor in Mchenry, IL

Andie Anderson, LPC

Andie Anderson, LPC photo
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: Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Body Image, Coping Skills, Couples, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, LGBTQ, Life Transitions, Men’s and Women’s Issues, Mood Disorders, Parenting Issues, Peer Relationships, Personality Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexuality, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD

“It always seems impossible, until it’s done.” –Nelson Mandela
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Henry David Thoreau

I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and counselor is the most important aspect of therapy. I also believe that we are all unique with unique life experiences. My approach to counseling is that no one is an island, and external environments and experiences affect us all. Therapy is work, but we will work together towards your goals. My personal experience as a partner to an active member of the military turned veteran with PTSD, parent to two active children, and caregiver to aging ill parents has all taught me to believe in progress, not perfection, and that change takes time and patience.

I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Wellness Education, which expanded my belief that whole life health is a happy relationship between mind, body and spirit. During my years in graduate school earning my Master’s Degree in Family Counseling, I worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I worked in a residential treatment facility, in the schools, and at an agency. I have had special training with couples and families, and hold a dual licensure as an LPC and an AMFT.

On a personal note, I love spending time with my partner, my kids, and my friends. I have two enormous dogs that I love to hike with and teach new tricks. I enjoy gardening, reading, listening to music, and spending as much active time outdoors as possible.
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
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1689 Curran Rd., Suite 202
MchenryIL 60050
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