Licensed Professional Counselor in Vernon Hills, IL
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Darakhshinda Bari, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
175 E Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 235   
Vernon HillsIL 60061
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Practice Information
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.
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
License Info
Specialties: Including but not limited to Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Depression, Cross Cultural Difficulties and Awareness, ADHD, Parenting Skills, Teen and Adolescent Concerns, Coping Skills, Positive Change, Bullying, Attachment Issues, Self-Esteem and Self-Worth, PTSD and Trauma, Substance Abuse, Interpersonal and Relational Conflicts, Marital and Relationship Matters, Anger Management, Stress Management, Women’s Issues, Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ Community Struggles

My counseling philosophy is rooted in the concept of establishing a safe space that is non-judgmental, where clients can heal and grow at their own pace. I work with each client to build a strong therapeutic alliance utilizing empathetic dialogue, to develop a unique therapeutic plan that is shaped by each client’s own personal needs and goals. Within this framework and within an environment of compassion and tolerance, I make sure that my clients feel heard and respected, and that we act as joint participants in their therapeutic journey. I am conversant with several techniques that we can try to promote positive change, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths Based Methods, and Play Therapy.

I received my master’s degree in Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University and my bachelors in Psychology from Lake Forest College. Prior to matriculating at LFC, I spent many years raising three kids and living abroad. As such, I have a unique perspective about cross-cultural issues, including isolation, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, as well as issues facing parents and children. I also have worked with young children and teens suffering from trauma and abuse who also struggle with issues of family detachment, anger, and low self-esteem.

In my free time, I enjoy spending interactive time with my grandchildren, cooking traditional South Asian and Middle Eastern food, and watching classic 1960’s sitcoms.
Payments Accepted
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Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Religious Counseling
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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