Licensed Professional Counselor in Schaumburg, IL
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Debbie Choi, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
Location
1699 East Woodfield Rd.   
Suite 402   
SchaumburgIL 60173
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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.
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 / 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)
Bio:
Specialties: Including but not limited to Children, Adolescents, and Adult Individual counseling, Coping Skills, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Self-Esteem, self confidence, Anger Management, Behavioral Management, Body/self Image, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Couples/Marriage Therapy, Domestic and sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Life Coaching, Career Counseling, addiction, peer relationships, Geriatrics (Alzheimer's/Dementia), Counseling for Caregivers, Bereavement/grief counseling, Divorce, Communication Skills, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, College and Career Counseling, pregnancy option counseling, post abortion counseling, miscarriage counseling, boundaries, toxic relationships, self care, mindfulness, crisis intervention, creative coping skills, coping skills for triggers, and eating disorders

Therapeutic approach: The method and approaches would depend on the client and their needs, but I usually draw most from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based, Motivational Interviewing, Existential therapy, Solution Focused, Person-Centered, and spirituality, and mindfulness. I believe that the mind, body, and spirit are connected and it is important to nourish all three.

I believe in helping and guiding people to emotional stability and empowerment, self determination,, teaching coping skills for stress and negative thoughts and emotions, start the healing process from trauma and abuse, and their ability to take control of their lives. Connecting with clients, gaining trust, developing a genuine therapeutic relationship with clients, providing empathy are the foundations of my counseling. I believe in the therapy process and hope clients will find the strength and potential they already had all along.
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