About Counseling

So what is counseling anyway?  Counselor and a client try to find ways to overcome and resolve personal difficulties client has, and working toward positive changes.  Counselor can provide the effective skills for clients to be healthy mentally, emotionally and physically.  Counselor will never give answers or advice for clients.  Counselor knows that finding the answers is a client’s task, and is aware that guiding a client to the right direction to achieve their goals in life is a counselor’s job. 

  • When you have issues, we want to be listened to without being judged.  You may feel uncertain why you feel the way you feel, why you  think the way you think when you are feeling anxious or depressed.  More you try to figure them out on our own, you may feel more frustrated.  No need to feel alone dealing with your issues.  Understanding what counseling offer can certainly help you to feel ease about seeking counseling with the right counselor. 

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  • There are lots of benefits for counseling.

  • You are able to enjoy your life the way you always wanted.

  • Feel better about yourself.  Finding the sense of peace within yourself.

  • No judgement or criticism by counselor when you share your stories.

  • Having a trust relationship between a client and a counselor.

  • Learning to be aware and identify your negative feelings, the irrational thought patterns, and unhealthy behavior when stressed.

  • Being able to obtain and use effective skills and manage our irrational thoughts, negative feelings and unhealthy behaviors.

  • Communicate better with others, and improve the interpersonal relationships.  You can connect better with others.

  • Improve your self-esteem, self-confidence, love yourself and accept yourself.

  • Reduce your stress levels

  • Identify your life goals

  • Happier and grounded as a person

You may experience difficulties in life time to time.  When you get stressed out,  our body, mind, and emotions are affected.  Stressors can be from anything such as work related issues, interpersonal relationship issues, feeling depressed or anxious, moving, raising children, unemployment and/or taking care of elderly parents.  Following services are provided in counseling. 

 

  • Individual, couples/family, group counseling. 

  • 60 minutes counseling sessions. 



Treatment specializes in:
 

  • Depression (Include Bi-Polar )

  • Anxiety (Include PTSD, Phobia, OCD, Panic )

  • Adjustment issues

  • Mindfulness

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT)

  • Grief and Loss

  • Marriage/Relationship (Include Interracial marriage/relatioship)

  • Schizophrenia

  • Stress management

  • Symptoms management

  • Women’s issues

  • Men’s issues

  • Codependency issues

  • Self-Esteem issues

  • Adolescent issues

  • Parenting

  • Anger management

  • LGBTQ

Counseling treatment approach: 
CBT, REBT, DBT and Mindfulness

For the last 19 years, I have been practicing counseling based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I integrate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy(REBT), and Mindfulness approaches to treat my clients. 

 

Using CBT based counseling treatment approach can help people to become aware of their triggers, thoughts, emotions and behavioral patterns that can be vicious cycle if no effective skills to change the ways of thinking patterns.  Introducing skills that are integrated from CBT, DBT, REBT and Mindfulness can help you with 1) Become aware and understand the triggers of your stress, 2) become aware of negative feelings, irrational and negative thoughts, and behaviors triggered by stress 3) Using the effective skills to manage irrational thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. 

For the last 19 years, I have been practicing counseling based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I integrate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy(REBT), and Mindfulness approaches to treat my clients. 

 

Using CBT based counseling treatment approach can help people to become aware of their triggers, thoughts, emotions and behavioral patterns that can be vicious cycle if no effective skills to change the ways of thinking patterns.  Introducing skills that are integrated from CBT, DBT, REBT and Mindfulness can help you with 1) Become aware and understand the triggers of your stress, 2) become aware of negative feelings, irrational and negative thoughts, and behaviors triggered by stress 3) Using the effective skills to manage irrational thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. 

There are many counselors out there.  You may think that it is very difficult to find the right counselor for yourself.  You may worry if you have to stay with a counselor whom you don’t feel connected with.  You may worry what if no counselor that match made in heaven for you.  Certainly there are many people find the right counselor for the first time they meet.  Sometimes people may need to try a few more different counselors until meeting the right one.  There will be the right one for you!  Trust me.  It is kind of like dating, don’t you think?  Or I oftentimes tell my clients that finding the right counselor is like going into the candy store, and trying to select the favorite candy.

 

You have no obligations to stay with a counselor whom you don’t feel connected or have rapport with.  You have right to choose your counselor.  You may want to try 3~4 sessions before you decide to find different counselor. 

 

It is always important to be in mind that

  • Having a good feeling about a counselor?

  • Is counselor open minded?

  • Is counselor non-judgmental?

  • Can I trust this counselor?

  • Can this counselor understand what I am trying to say?

  • Is this counselor genuinely care about me, and kind?

  • Can I feel warm feeling from this counselor? 

Being able to trust your counselor is very important when it comes to start counseling.  If no trust with a counselor, there is no way you can process the treatment effectively.  Trust your gut feeling and natural instinct when you choose your counselor.  

  

1)  Face-to-Face consultation session
2)  Phone consultation session
3)  Skype/Facetime/LINE consultation session

** 30 minutes Free Consultation session is offered to those whom contacting our office for the FIRST TIME ONLY.
** 30 minutes Free Consultation session is limit to one session per person.

Contact

Mindful Professional Counseling
Asako Hoichi, NCC, LCPC
1900 East Golf Rd Suite 950
Schaumburg IL 60173

Phone 847.899.3329
Fax 847.398.2317

asakohoichi@mindfulprofessionalcounseling.com

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