Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
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Ashleigh Heller, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
500 N. Michigan Ave.   
Suite 1530   
ChicagoIL 60611
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 Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Specialties: ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction & Substance Use, Adjustment & Transition Concerns, Adoption, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Bullying & Peer Relationship Concerns, Career Counseling, Child/Adolescent/Adult Counseling, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Communication, Coping Skills & Stress Management, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Dissociation, Divorce & Blended Families, Domestic Abuse & Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gender Dysphoria, Grief & Loss, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQ+ Concerns, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep & Insomnia Issues, Somatic Symptoms, Special Needs, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma & PTSD, TBI, Women’s Issues

I use a relationship-based, client-centered, integrative, and collaborative approach to counseling. I consider all domains that make up a whole person- mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. It is my philosophy that with patience, determination, trust, and a meaningful connection, insight and healing are attainable. I am passionate about supporting individuals while they navigate the various trials that occur in life. I find that it is helpful to validate strengths and motivations as a way to empower individuals to take control of their own lives. It is my goal as a therapist to help people begin to address their presenting issues by first providing them with unconditional support in a safe space. Together, we then work to uncover underlying sources of pain, connect the impact that thoughts and feelings have on behaviors, strengthen self-awareness and acceptance, explore and incorporate effective coping skills into daily living, and relieve distress to ultimately improve functioning and quality of life.

I earned my B.A. in Sociology and B.M. in Music Performance from Northwestern University, and then receivedmy M.Ed. in Counseling from DePaul University, where I focused on both Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as School Counseling. I have since become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I also hold a Professional Educator License with an endorsement as a School Counselor for ages Pre-K through 21.
Payments Accepted
bcbs of il
bcbs of illinois
blue cross
blue cross blue shield
blue cross blue shield of il
blue cross blue shield of illinois
blue shield
bluecross and blueshield
magellan behavioral health
united healthcare/optum illinois
out of network
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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