About Morgan

 

Bartlett, Illinois Marriage and Couples Therapist Colleen Koncilja LCSW CADC

Hi, I’m Morgan

and I can help uncover your path to positive and lasting change.

I think that in the back of our minds, we know something just isn’t going right-if we listen to our bodies and our thoughts we can pick up on the signals. Maybe that thought is getting louder or more apparent. Whether you are looking to make a change yourself or hoping that your child or the family unit might adopt healthier patterns, I think we all have it in us to take on change and assume personal growth. A happier, healthier life is attainable!
What I Hope to Provide

I hope that those I work with get the sense that they will direct our time together and that I believe they hold– within themselves– the power to heal. I see my role as being a supportive and safe person who can guide you through stuck points, painful experiences, and uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Therapy will be goal-directed and may involve exploratory and interactive methods in order to provoke thought and invite change.

Direction through feedback and supportive challenge is what you might expect from a session with me, all in consideration of your current struggles and goals. Together, we will gain a sense of some of the less helpful thoughts each of us carry and what impact that might have on our goals. Next, we will find and implement strategies for change. I believe emotional well-being is holistic and that personal growth and fulfillment, lifestyle changes, healthy relationships, effective communication, and positive self-worth are some of the areas that throw us off balance.

What I Hope to Provide to Your Child or Teen

When I work with kids and teens, I am interactive, playful, encouraging and compassionate. My desire is for them is to feel listened to and accepted, as well as empowered to make decisions within their treatment. We will work together to explore what they think and feel and how to relay that appropriately to others. We will explore new ways of thinking and communicating, which helps to feel more in control and comfortable-leading to better relationships with others.

I do my best to ensure your child/teen sees therapy as a helpful and enjoyable experience free of conflict. Children and teens will learn how to breakdown their emotions and utilize recognition, communication, and coping skills. Interactive problem solving is a big part of my treatment strategy and together we will develop skills to increase focus and decision making, calm distress, reduce impulsivity, and learn how to practice critical thinking skills and take action steps. Throughout this process, parents gain an understanding of their child’s behaviors and how to end struggles in the home and school. Parents may also be involved in learning behavioral and positive discipline strategies to create a calmer home environment for the family.

My Professional Journey

I have been providing counseling and therapy services for the past 10 years. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals across the lifespan, couples, and families both in short-term and long-term supportive counseling relationships.

I have worked in outpatient mental health center settings, crisis situations in the emergency room, a substance abuse treatment center, and another private therapy practice. Through these experiences, I believe I have gained opportunities to be challenged, develop new skills, and achieve personal and professional growth.

Therapist Colleen Koncilja LCSW CADC of Health and Healing Therapy

Professional Bio

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Play Therapy

  • Positive Discipline/Parent Education

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills (DBT)

  • Mindfulness

  • Stress Reduction Techniques

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • B.A. in Psychology, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL

  • Master of Arts Degree- Clinical Professional Counseling Psychology, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Illinois License #180.008919

In Closing

Even small changes can make a big difference in our lives. Old patterns of thinking and behaving can be overwhelming to change and I do not take that lightly. I commend your courage to take action and hope to meet you along your journey.

Ready to create your happy and hope-filled life?