Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Lockport, IL
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Abby Gentile, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
16221 W. 159th Street, Suite 102   
LockportIL 60441
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.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy
 Addiction
 Adolescents
 Adoption
 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
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 EMDR Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Hypnotherapy
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychoanalysis
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Psychopharmacology
 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
Licenses/Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
License Info
178012284
Bio:
Specialties: Including but not limited to Academic Pressures, Abuse, Adolescents, Adults, ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Issues, Anger/Stress Management, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum, Career Counseling, Children, Communication Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Identity Development, Impulse Control Disorders, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disorder, OCD, Peer Relationships, Relationship Conflicts, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Social Skills, Teens, Wellness and Self Care

As a counselor, I am extremely passionate about building rapport and collaborating with clients to create an environment of acceptance, safety, and support. I assist and empower clients to create goals that can be integrated into their daily lives and believe compassion, understanding, and trust are key factors throughout the entire therapeutic process. I strive to meet clients where they are and help clarify which areas they would like to improve. While therapy can be overwhelming at times, my main goal is to provide clients with a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere throughout their therapeutic journey. I encourage self-care and personal growth for each client to become the best version of him/herself.

Treatment Preferences: CBT, Client-Centered, Play Therapy, Narrative and Mindfulness

I obtained my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Governors State University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at Illinois State University. I have direct clinical experience working with children with intellectual disabilities, individuals experiencing domestic violence, and community mental health. My experience includes a variety of ages, as well as a wide spectrum of mental health issues. While I prefer to modify my counseling experience to each client’s individualized needs, I typically integrate client-centered, CBT, mindfulness, and play therapy.

In my life outside of work, I spend a majority of my time with family, friends, and my dog. I also enjoy traveling, aerial yoga, and DIY home renovations.
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