Licensed Professional Counselor in Mchenry, IL

Andie Anderson, LPC

Andie Anderson, LPC | Licensed Professional Counselor photo
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.
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.
Payments Accepted
aetna of il
bcbs of il
bcbs of illinois
blue care network
blue cross
blue cross blue shield
blue cross blue shield of il
blue cross blue shield of illinois
blue shield
bluecross and blueshield
health net
mhnet behavioral health
magellan behavioral health
out of network
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction  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 / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples  Premarital Counseling
 Depression  Problem Gambling
 Divorce  Psychoanalysis
 Domestic Violence  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Eating Disorders  Psychopharmacology
 Educational Therapy  Relationship Issues
 EMDR  Religious Counseling
 Family Conflict  Self-Esteem Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Stress Management
 Grief and Loss  Trauma and PTSD
 Group Therapy  Women's Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
1689 Curran Rd., Suite 202
MchenryIL 60050