COUNSELING for PERSONAL & RELATIONAL GROWTH
Jennifer Falbo-Negron, LCPC, RYT-500, CHT, SEP in training
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor-Illinois
Registered Yoga Teacher
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training
Nicole Treadway, LCPC (Elgin only)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor-Illinois
Lauren Spencer, LSW (Elgin only)
Licensed Social Worker-Illinois
Office Locations are at 2205 Point Blvd, Suite 125, Elgin, IL 60123
(Near the Intersection of I-90 and Randall Rd)
28 S. 5th Street, Geneva, IL 60134
Please call 630-215-5226 to make an appointment.
At Phoenix Rising Solutions. LLC, we hope that you find peace of mind in working with us. Your health and wellness is important for you and the people close to you. They both affect every other aspect of your life. We would like for you to start a healing journey as soon as you can.
We provide counseling for the following areas:
(Note: certain providers specialize in specific areas. When you call for your initial appointment or
free 15-minute consultation, we can help you decide which is the best therapist for you.)
- Academic difficulty
- Attention problems
- Career exploration
- Caregiver/Compassion fatigue
- Depression/Mood Disorders
- Exercise and healthy choices
- Family conflict
- Grief and loss
- Health issues (i.e., weight, fatigue, illness, etc.)
- Life Coaching/Motivation Model
- Mindfulness in daily life
- Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety and/or Depression
- Relationship/Communication problems
- Spiritual development
- Women's Issues
*Please Note: Phoenix Rising Solutions does not offer court-ordered anger management counseling. Kindly check with your case worker for township or county services where free classes are usually available.
All therapists work with adults in individual, couples, family, and group sessions. Jennifer and Nicole see children and adolescents while Lauren sees geriatric clients. In counseling, your therapist will work with you hand-in-hand to identify problem and goal areas to live a more fulfilling, relaxing, and healthier life. Their foundational approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy with other modalities listed on the About Us page. Jennifer provides mind-body or integrative techniques with the addition of yoga and other body-oriented exercises (e.g., relaxation, guided imagery, hypnotherapy, Somatic Experiencing [in training for practitioner level], meditation, expressive arts, etc.). For more information on other mind-body practices, please look at our Yoga/Mindfulness web page.
that the information discussed in therapy is confidential. With written
permission, information may be exchanged. The only exceptions to this
rule are: when there is intent of harming oneself, intent of serious
bodily harm to someone else, or having knowledge of child, dependent
adult, or elder abuse.
The Benefits of Counseling, Coaching vs. Counseling
with Insurance Information, & What to Expect
in a Counseling Session follow next
What are the Benefits of Counseling?
- Having a better sense of yourself and your goals
- Learning new and different ways to achieve your goals
- Managing stress and other emotional problems effectively
- Developing a holistic/integrative approach to caring for yourself: body, mind, and spirit
- Improving communication with others—both expressing your ideas and listening to others
- Establishing health boundaries with others
- Boosting your self-confidence and self-esteem
- Resolving inner conflicts and relationship issues
- Re-inventing yourself and/or concept of family after major life changes (e.g., moving, new career, break-up/divorce, marriage, baby, blended families, death of loved one, etc.)
- Recognizing and moving through resistance, self-sabotaging, or self-limiting behaviors in therapy and in your life—without disturbing the status quo, there will be minimal change
- Being okay with emotions and sensations that come up in therapy or in your life outside of the therapy office—it is quite normal to have painful memories come forth; it is a natural part of the therapeutic process where you come to recognize that your shadow self (i.e., what we tend to deny about ourselves/what is holding you back from the life you want) wants to be healed
Counseling When Compared to Coaching
At Phoenix Rising Solutions, LLC, we currently offer only Counseling services. Hugo is not currently taking Coaching clients at this time. Counseling and Coaching are similar in that they both use psychological theory and practice to help affect change. However, there are some main differences between the two approaches: Coaching does not attempt to resolve therapeutic, mental health problems. Both approaches focus on the present and future while gathering some information from the past; however counseling may more fully explore past psychological experiences, patterns, and traumas and how they relate to present functioning. Coaching is not covered by medical insurance.
Insurance Accepted: For counseling, we currently accept the following carriers: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/HMO and Blue Choice, Cigna, Magellan, MHNetwork, TriCare, United Behavioral Health/Optum Health, and Value Options insurance and EAPs: ACI, Anthem (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Carebridge, ComPsych, LifeWorks, Perspectives Ltd., and Workplace Options You can contact the office directly at 630-215-5225 to set up an appointment.
What to Expect During Counseling Sessions
Time-frame: Counseling sessions usually last 45-55 minutes and can be longer if needed and covered by your insurance. The number of sessions depends on your particular areas of concern, your goals for therapeutic change, and the amount of sessions your medical insurance company will allow. Please check with your medical insurance company regarding mental health benefits for more information so that we can provide you with the best treatment plan that maximizes your time. Usually a client will be in therapy for about a few to several months or more as it takes some time to settle in, build a working relationship with a therapist, and start working on your goals.
Content: We will discuss your current issue(s) that brought you to therapy, explore your past and how it relates to the present, and create action plans based on your short-term and long-term goals. Sometimes figuring out what your goals are and relating your past to the present can take a quite a few sessions. There are benefits and risks to looking at yourself as counseling will bring you face-to-face with whatever needs healing. With subsequent sessions, we will review your progress with chosen interventions and determine future steps.
Support and Participation: It is nice to know that someone can relate to your struggles and help you to personally grow from them. As a client, you will need to put effort into change. Change can sometimes be difficult but it requires active participation on the part of the client. The therapist supports this change by providing interpersonal connection, tools, and guidance throughout the process.
Counseling is a shared relationship and a microcosm (a smaller version) of what happens in your other relationships in the greater world. And, therapy provides you that safe
environment to work through these issues by expressing your perspective and needs as well as transforming the
limiting beliefs and actions into more adaptable ways of thinking, feeling, and acting in your life.
Counseling Approach: Our counseling style uses research-based methods such as:
- mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT with elements of ACT and DBT) and general CBT
- trauma-informed practices including Somatic Experiencing, Theraplay, attachment theories, and hypnotherapy
- integration of yoga and other Eastern therapies (meditation, self-applied acupressure, sound healing)
- individual, family, couples, and group settings
Each client will need different types of care based on their presenting problems, and we tailor our approach with your preferences in mind.
Like to Know More? Please visit our Contact Us page and call us for a free 10-15 minute consultation.