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lydia schlueter

Treatment Philosophy

Life is full of loss, transition, difficult relationships, unmet expectations, and change. Our responses to these experiences can be overwhelming and confusing, leaving us struggling to manage thoughts and emotions, or unable to align our behaviors with our desired path. Each response is truly unique and individual, and can highlight or expand on other challenges in life, such as anxiety, depression, relational problems, and unhealthy coping strategies. No matter the unique experience, all individuals deserve a safe, confidential place to bring these challenges, and specialized care to help them understand, process, and move through their experience. The process of therapy can help all individuals access the resilience needed to find hope in this midst of pain. 

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Grief & Loss

Depression

Family Conflict

Trauma

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Anxiety

Life Transitions

Approach to Therapy

I base my therapeutic work on a strong foundation of personal experience and professional training. At the root of my work with each client is a meaningful therapeutic relationship which provides the safety and comfort needed to explore their concerns fully, a willingness to embrace the emotion and pain so often feared in other settings, and respectful and informed therapeutic intervention. Please reach out to learn how I can best support you!

Education, Licenses & Experience

  • MA Mental Health Counseling. Trinity International University

  • BA English; Minor in Child and Adolescent Development. Northern Illinois University

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

  • Member of Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association (IMHCA)

  • Member of Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)

  • Adjunct Professor of Grief Counseling and Child and Adolescent Counseling. Trinity International University

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Connect with Lydia

In-Person
1580 S Milwaukee Ave. suite 504

Phone
847-906-3593

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