Licensed Professional Counselor in Mchenry, IL

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Marcy Schulze, LPC

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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: Includes working with ages 13 to Adults suffering from: Anxieties, Academic Underachievement, Alzheimer’s, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Developmental Disorders, Depression, Eating disorders, Grief, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Sleep Disorders, Trauma, Testing and Evaluations, Women’s Issues, and Life Transitions

Philosophy: My philosophy is to treat people with kindness, provide a genuine caring attitude to help clients self-discover their inner strengths, develop a collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients, and to be honest. This includes helping people experience happiness, self-understanding of who they are, and enjoy whatever life has to offer. I help people understand there are many choices in the world and that they have a choice as to what path to follow, which includes their values and beliefs. My role as a counselor is to help individuals adjust to the adversity of life. I believe each person desires the respect of who they are no matter the background and religious beliefs. My approach is to be flexible and to tailor therapy to the needs of my clients.

Therapeutic Approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which includes Art therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Integrative therapy and Choice therapy, Motivational interviewing, Dialectic Behavior therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and Narrative therapy.

Education and Experience: I earned my Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health counseling from Roosevelt University and also earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with University of Phoenix. In addition to my education and during my internship, I worked with teenage adolescents suffering from depression and social anxieties using Art therapy. From this experience, I learned many individuals suffer from low self-esteem which will make a person feel sad and look at life from a negative perspective. In addition to my experience, individuals need to talk about the past in order to move forward to their future.

In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, playing with my dog, and spending time with my family. One of my hobbies is walking, which includes doing fund raising for the Heart Association and Alzheimer’s.
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
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
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1689 Curran Rd.
Suite 202
MchenryIL 60050
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