Licensed Professional Counselor in Vernon Hills, IL
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Alba Castaneda, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
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.
Bio:
Fluent in Spanish

Specialties: ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Social/Emotional, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Body Image, Acculturation, Cross-cultural/Immigration, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Learning Disabilities, Teens/Adolescents, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Domestic Violence, Self-Esteem, Self-Harming, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Parenting Issues, LGBTQ concerns, College and Career Counseling, Trauma and PTSD, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues

More often than not, people share with me the difficulties they have in asking for help. When I hear this, I’m grateful they have found their way to my office because asking for assistance takes self-awareness and courage, which is already half the battle towards a better life.

My counseling approach is person centered; I believe therapy is an individual process that helps clients safely begin a journey of self-exploration, understanding, adjustment and ultimately happiness. I believe in your ability to guide me through your world and together we can find the best pathway towards your unique goals. I am a compassionate and a genuine counselor that believes in the power of warm, healthy relationships to heal the distress of painful life experiences. I provide a nonjudgmental, safe and specially tailored environment just for you. Above all, I am here for you.


In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my teenage daughter and visiting family and friends. I love traveling and experiencing new cultures.
Practice Areas:
 Counseling / Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 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
Certifications:
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Payments Accepted:
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
Hours:
8am-8pm
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