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Licensed Professional Counselor

Ashleigh Heller, LCPC

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Licensed Clinical 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.
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  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  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
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Certifications
 Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Payments Accepted
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Location
500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1530
ChicagoIL 60611
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