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Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL

Ashleigh Heller, LCPC

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Licensed Clinical 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: ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction & Substance Use, Adjustment & Transition Concerns, Adoption, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Bullying & Peer Relationship Concerns, Career Counseling, Child/Adolescent/Adult Counseling, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Communication, Coping Skills & Stress Management, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Dissociation, Divorce & Blended Families, Domestic Abuse & Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gender Dysphoria, Grief & Loss, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQ+ Concerns, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep & Insomnia Issues, Somatic Symptoms, Special Needs, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma & PTSD, TBI, Women’s Issues

I use a relationship-based, client-centered, integrative, and collaborative approach to counseling. I consider all domains that make up a whole person- mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. It is my philosophy that with patience, determination, trust, and a meaningful connection, insight and healing are attainable. I am passionate about supporting individuals while they navigate the various trials that occur in life. I find that it is helpful to validate strengths and motivations as a way to empower individuals to take control of their own lives. It is my goal as a therapist to help people begin to address their presenting issues by first providing them with unconditional support in a safe space. Together, we then work to uncover underlying sources of pain, connect the impact that thoughts and feelings have on behaviors, strengthen self-awareness and acceptance, explore and incorporate effective coping skills into daily living, and relieve distress to ultimately improve functioning and quality of life.

I earned my B.A. in Sociology and B.M. in Music Performance from Northwestern University, and then receivedmy M.Ed. in Counseling from DePaul University, where I focused on both Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as School Counseling. I have since become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I also hold a Professional Educator License with an endorsement as a School Counselor for ages Pre-K through 21.
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 Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Payments Accepted
Aetna
anthem
bcbs of il
bcbs of illinois
beacon
blue cross
blue cross blue shield
blue cross blue shield of il
blue cross blue shield of illinois
blue shield
bluecross and blueshield
cigna
coventry
humana
lifesynch
magellan behavioral health
medicare
multiplan
optum
tricare
umr
united healthcare/optum illinois
unitedhealthcare
valueoptions
out of network
Location
500 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1530
ChicagoIL 60611
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