About Colleen

Hi, I’m Colleen.

I can help you create a life filled with health, hope, healing, and happiness.

If you’re like me, when I am looking for a health care provider, I look them up online, try to figure out what they are like, and determine if I think they will be able to help me. I wonder what they might be like, if they know all they should know, how long they’ve been treating people, if they keep up on new treatments and research, and what their specialities are. By checking them out, I try to discern if I will be able to talk to them and be comfortable and confident in their knowledge and abilities.

WHO I AM

In case you do things like I do, I thought I would take this opportunity and explain some different things to you to help shed some light on who I am, what I know, what I’ve been doing, what I believe, and some other random things about me. In doing so, I hope you will get a better idea of what I may be able to do for you and how working together can benefit you.

THE PAIN WE ALL EXPERIENCE

I believe that each of us are confronted with things that are devastating, painful, and overwhelming at different times in our lives. It is at these times we are called to find the courage that lies within us, to face whatever the difficulties are, and tap into our internal resilience to survive the experiences. Often the pain and devastation that lingers from these experiences is something that can continue to hurt us. We may find that we need professional support, guidance, understanding, and compassion so that we can heal the parts of ourselves that were hurt and are hurting because of these painful and difficult experiences.

WHAT I HOPE TO PROVIDE

I offer to you an opportunity to build a safe, supportive, and empowering relationship where you can work through disappointment, grief, hurt, trauma, fear, loss, or other emotions and issues that are keeping you from from living the life you want. I provide guidance, encouragement and assistance to you as we work together to help you resolve whatever is needed. It would be a privilege to support and join you on your life’s journey.

MY PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

I have been providing counseling, therapy, and treatment services for the past 26 years. Presently, I have two main professional roles. First, I provide therapy to adults and couples in my Private Practice in Bartlett, Illinois, and, second, I serve as the Director of Clinical Services at Renz Addiction Counseling Center in Elgin, Illinois, St. Charles, Illinois, and Streamwood, Illinois. I have been a private practice therapist in Bartlett, Illinois and Elgin, Illinois for a total of 8 years, and I have served as Director of Clinical Services for 21 years. Throughout my clinical career, I’ve provided clinical supervision and directly supervised over 50 therapists and counseling interns. Together, the teams of clinicians I have led and supervised have provided counseling and therapy services for over 14,000 people.

MY COMMITMENT TO YOU

I am a life long learner and, because of that, I continue to seek and learn about the most updated research based clinical practices that are proven to work and help people transform their lives. Since the early 1990’s, I’ve done just that as I continue to strive to learn and grow as a therapist. I learn everyday. It’s not just a cliché – I do learn new things everyday. I continually read, gather information, improve my skill set, and seek specialized training so I can offer the most proven, appropriate, and helpful services and care possible. This allows me to help people heal, learn, change, and grow – it’s how I honor and fulfill what I am professionally meant to do… helping people improve their relationship with themselves, grow closer to others, heal from their emotional pain and trauma, and begin living their lives in new ways that promote health, hope, and joy.

USING SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

I know I value and, at times, even cherish the health care professionals I see as a patient who keep abreast with research and the most updated and successful medications and treatments available. So, I assume any person who chooses to work with me as one of their healthcare providers through counseling and therapy would want nothing less from me. In doing so, I use various evidenced based therapeutic practices that science supports through research showing proof that change can and does happen, and people get and feel better.

Professional Bio

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Gottman Therapy Method for Couples Counseling
  • Psychodynamic Therapy / Insight – Oriented Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills (DBT)

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • B.A. in Psychology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • M.S. in Social Work, University of Illinois, Jane Addams College of Social Work
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois License #149008267
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Illinois #12158
  • International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-II)
  • Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC) #1261
  • Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor, American Council, #337

In Closing

Hopefully my sharing these things about myself has helped you get a picture and impression of me and you can decide if I seem to know my stuff, if you think I can help you, and if you are willing to take the next step and will contact me so we can begin working together.

You deserve support, encouragement, and grace, and it would be a privilege to walk along side of you as you change things in your life so you can begin living the life you want.

Hi, I’m Colleen.

I can help you create a life filled with health, hope, healing, and happiness.

If you’re like me, when I am looking for a health care provider, I look them up online, try to figure out what they are like, and determine if I think they will be able to help me. I wonder what they might be like, if they know all they should know, how long they’ve been treating people, if they keep up on new treatments and research, and what their specialities are. By checking them out, I try to discern if I will be able to talk to them and be comfortable and confident in their knowledge and abilities.

WHO I AM

In case you do things like I do, I thought I would take this opportunity and explain some different things to you to help shed some light on who I am, what I know, what I’ve been doing, what I believe, and some other random things about me. In doing so, I hope you will get a better idea of what I may be able to do for you and how working together can benefit you.

THE PAIN WE ALL EXPERIENCE

I believe that each of us are confronted with things that are devastating, painful, and overwhelming at different times in our lives. It is at these times we are called to find the courage that lies within us, to face whatever the difficulties are, and tap into our internal resilience to survive the experiences. Often the pain and devastation that lingers from these experiences is something that can continue to hurt us. We may find that we need professional support, guidance, understanding, and compassion so that we can heal the parts of ourselves that were hurt and are hurting because of these painful and difficult experiences.

WHAT I HOPE TO PROVIDE

I offer to you an opportunity to build a safe, supportive, and empowering relationship where you can work through disappointment, grief, hurt, trauma, fear, loss, or other emotions and issues that are keeping you from from living the life you want. I provide guidance, encouragement and assistance to you as we work together to help you resolve whatever is needed. It would be a privilege to support and join you on your life’s journey.

MY PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

I have been providing counseling, therapy, and treatment services for the past 26 years. Presently, I have two main professional roles. First, I provide therapy to adults and couples in my Private Practice in Bartlett, Illinois, and, second, I serve as the Director of Clinical Services at Renz Addiction Counseling Center in Elgin, Illinois, St. Charles, Illinois, and Streamwood, Illinois. I have been a private practice therapist in Bartlett, Illinois and Elgin, Illinois for a total of 8 years, and I have served as Director of Clinical Services for 21 years. Throughout my clinical career, I’ve provided clinical supervision and directly supervised over 50 therapists and counseling interns. Together, the teams of clinicians I have led and supervised have provided counseling and therapy services for over 14,000 people.

MY COMMITMENT TO YOU

I am a life long learner and, because of that, I continue to seek and learn about the most updated research based clinical practices that are proven to work and help people transform their lives. Since the early 1990’s, I’ve done just that as I continue to strive to learn and grow as a therapist. I learn everyday. It’s not just a cliché – I do learn new things everyday. I continually read, gather information, improve my skill set, and seek specialized training so I can offer the most proven, appropriate, and helpful services and care possible. This allows me to help people heal, learn, change, and grow – it’s how I honor and fulfill what I am professionally meant to do… helping people improve their relationship with themselves, grow closer to others, heal from their emotional pain and trauma, and begin living their lives in new ways that promote health, hope, and joy.

USING SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

I know I value and, at times, even cherish the health care professionals I see as a patient who keep abreast with research and the most updated and successful medications and treatments available. So, I assume any person who chooses to work with me as one of their healthcare providers through counseling and therapy would want nothing less from me. In doing so, I use various evidenced based therapeutic practices that science supports through research showing proof that change can and does happen, and people get and feel better.

Professional Bio

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Gottman Therapy Method for Couples Counseling
  • Psychodynamic Therapy / Insight – Oriented Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills (DBT)

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • B.A. in Psychology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • M.S. in Social Work, University of Illinois, Jane Addams College of Social Work
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois License #149008267
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Illinois #12158
  • International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-II)
  • Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC) #1261
  • Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor, American Council, #337

In Closing

Hopefully my sharing these things about myself has helped you get a picture and impression of me and you can decide if I seem to know my stuff, if you think I can help you, and if you are willing to take the next step and will contact me so we can begin working together.

You deserve support, encouragement, and grace, and it would be a privilege to walk along side of you as you change things in your life so you can begin living the life you want.

Ready to create your happy and hope-filled life?