Licensed Professional Counselor

Debbie Choi, LPC

Debbie Choi, 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: Including but not limited to Children, Adolescents, and Adult Individual counseling, Coping Skills, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Self-Esteem, self confidence, Anger Management, Behavioral Management, Body/self Image, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Couples/Marriage Therapy, Domestic and sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Life Coaching, Career Counseling, addiction, peer relationships, Geriatrics (Alzheimer's/Dementia), Counseling for Caregivers, Bereavement/grief counseling, Divorce, Communication Skills, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, College and Career Counseling, pregnancy option counseling, post abortion counseling, miscarriage counseling, boundaries, toxic relationships, self care, mindfulness, crisis intervention, creative coping skills, coping skills for triggers, and eating disorders

Therapeutic approach: The method and approaches would depend on the client and their needs, but I usually draw most from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based, Motivational Interviewing, Existential therapy, Solution Focused, Person-Centered, and spirituality, and mindfulness. I believe that the mind, body, and spirit are connected and it is important to nourish all three.

I believe in helping and guiding people to emotional stability and empowerment, self determination,, teaching coping skills for stress and negative thoughts and emotions, start the healing process from trauma and abuse, and their ability to take control of their lives. Connecting with clients, gaining trust, developing a genuine therapeutic relationship with clients, providing empathy are the foundations of my counseling. I believe in the therapy process and hope clients will find the strength and potential they already had all along.
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
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
1699 East Woodfield Rd.
Suite 402
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