Counselor / Therapist

Madison Beresford, LCCC, LPastC, Min.

Madison Beresford, LCCC, LPastC, Min. photo
Christian Pastoral Counseling in Crystal Lake Il
Real people hurt. We have real solutions & hope. At LightRise Family Christian Counseling we stand on a passion to help people build healthy relationships with their spouse, children, family, friends and business associates. Whether your struggle is with an addiction, grief, marriage & family concerns, rebellious teens, sexual addiction & identity or moving through deep hurt, we are here for you.

Finding wholeness for yourself, in the relationships you find yourself in with others or with God is the heritage we want to assist you in discovering. We are here to serve you. We believe in building healthy people and bringing joy into their lives through a true understanding of of Grace and who they are and were created to be.

Let’s start a conversation. Call to schedule your appointment to begin your journey to emotional healing, spiritual fulfillment and vitality. We are in the Crystal Lake (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago) area, a short drive from McHenry, Barrington or Cary. Our building is a two minute walk from the Crystal Lake Pingree Metra station.

We specialize in the unique practice of loving pastoral counseling. There really is a difference. Give us a call to discover your path to healing.
Practice Areas
 Board-Certified Pastoral Counselor
Madison holds a strong passion and conviction that spiritual and emotional health is available for those that seek it. Specializing in assisting young adults moving through transition, addiction or hurt, he also enjoys helping people through their struggles and helping them build healthy relationships in their lives through Biblical insight, good counsel and his clinical Pastoral training. He enjoys working with Families, and adolescents alike. Madison attended Southeastern University and graduated summa cum laude from Cornerstone University with his degree in Christian Counseling.

Madison enjoys working with young adults, and mentoring teens who have experienced loss. Specialties include: Marriage & Family, Dating & Premarital, Temperament Therapy, Teens & Young Adults, Co-Dependency Issues, Anxiety, Fear & Stress, Sexual Identity Concerns, Homosexuality, Teen Mentoring, Grief & Loss.
Cornerstone University: Bachelor of The Arts
Colorado Theological Seminary: Master of Clinical Christian Counseling
Colorado Theological Seminary: Doctor of Philosophy (candidate)
National Christian Counselors Association: Clinical Member, Certified Temperament Counselor
Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling: Pastoral Member
Church On The Rock International: Licensed Minister
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, major credit cards, insurance reimbursement form assistance.
Hours:9AM-5PM MTWTF, 10AM-12PM Saturday Closed Sunday.
License:NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, NCCA Licensed Pastoral Counselor
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Lana B.. 1/15/2013
My teenaged son was acting out violently, verbally abusive and lost without direction or hope. His anger and rage would cause chaos in our house.

We came to LightRise Family Christian Counseling, and through working with his counselor, my son has completely changed. He is happy again, his anger has disappeared. He isn’t acting out violently but has a smile again.

Other counselors have worked with my son, but no one was able to help him the way he needed it. You have changed my family, and changed my son’s life! Thank you!