Sarah Prendergast, LCPC, NCC
Owner, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Phone: 630.984.1610 ext.2
My therapeutic approach is supportive, engaging, and collaborative. I work to foster trust and compassion with each and every client and family I see. My mission is to help my clients identify goals and help them learn strategies to attain those goals identified through therapeutic techniques tailored to meet their needs. I also enjoy using humor in my sessions to engage clients and help them feel at ease. I have 13 years experience working in mental health and a Master of Arts degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Counseling. My internship was with Elmhurst Guidance Memorial services in their chemical dependency program where I worked with adolescents and adults dealing with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
In my practice, I provide individual, family, and couples therapy. I work with children, adolescents, young adults and adults who are struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, ADHD, addiction, emotional/behavioral disorders, grief/loss, trauma, stress, relationship issues and adjustment to developmental and life transitions. I also specialize in working to assist family members who are dealing with loved ones who are struggling with addiction and the family dynamics involved with this process. I also work with children/adolescents dealing with low self-esteem and socialization issues as well as emerging adults who are struggling to make their transition into their new life roles from college to career. To me, being able to assist my clients in their areas of transition, allows me to effectively plan coping skills that they can utilize. My therapy modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered, Trauma Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength Based practices. Together we work to understand the way your thoughts and emotions affect your behaviors and how to develop new, healthy ways of coping to get you effectively living your life and achieving your life's goals.
Jessica Kush, LPC, RYT, TC-TCSYF
Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator
Phone: 630.984.1610 ext.4
I believe one of the bravest things you can do in life is to begin to understand your own story. My passion involves working with people who seek personal growth, mind and body connection, and a desire to live a meaningful life. My therapeutic approach is supportive and collaborative to foster comfort, compassion, and trust. My intention to help you build the comfort and trust necessary for us to work together in understanding and healing all the hiccups, hurdles, mountains that exist in your life experiences/transitions. I will assist you in achieving your desired goals, solutions, and building a meaningful life all while experiencing yourself in new ways.
My therapeutic skills include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT, TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Informed, Client Centered, Solutions Focused, Strengths based, Psychodynamic, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitation (Individual and Group). My goal is to tailor my approach to best fit your needs in order to learn your most effective coping strategies to feel empowered in building your meaningful life. I have been fortunate to provide individual, family, vocational, and couples counseling to all ages. Together, we can work to tackle struggles with Anxiety (general and social), Depression, Bipolar, Suicidal Thoughts/Ideation, PTSD, Complex Trauma, Stress Issues and Management, Self-Injury, Personality Disorders, Eating, Disorders, Substance Use/Abuse, Family/relationship conflict including domestic violence, Life Purpose, and Adjustment/life transitions. Also, my holistic approach includes collaborating with psychiatrists, dietitians, doctors, and school staff to ensure you are getting the best possible care for your overall wellbeing.
Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help. You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher and Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator. Jessica received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Lewis University. Jessica provides individual, family, adolescents and couples counseling to all ages.