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Clinical Services for Individuals

What we Treat*

  • Abuse or Trauma Recovery
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Aging Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Assertiveness
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Behavioral Addictions – sexual, spending, internet, etc.
  • Career Difficulties, Change or Retirement
  • Child abuse
  • Chronic pain or illness
  • Co-Dependency
  • Depression or Discouragement
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief or Loss
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Life transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional/Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Struggles
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-abortion issue
  • Post Traumtic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Difficulties
  • Social Phobias or anxiety
  • Spiritual or Faith Issues
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thinking
  • Trauma
  • Trust Issues
  • Work/Life Balance Issues

*Not an exhaustive list


Methods & Modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy
  • Psycholanalysis
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing Therapy

Contact Us

Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center
507 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream IL 60188


Children & Adolescents

Socialization Skills

Socialization skills are critical  to making friends, succeeding in school and later in life, getting and keeping a job.  Children who struggle in this area often have trouble with self-regulation and understanding the cues others give off when communicating.  Using modeling, role-play, learning games, and other tool-building approaches can help children become more confident and comfortable in social situations.

Learning Disabilities

Our counselors can help children with a known learning disability such as dyslexia, develop strategies and coping skills that will help them prosper academically, socially and   emotionally.  We also offer psycho-educational evaluation when a learning disability is suspected.


All children experience anxiety at times but sometimes anxiety will keep a child from participating in normal activities because of fear or nervousness.  We can help children work through anxiety or depression resulting from trauma, behavior disorders, change, and other contributing factors.

Behavior Modification

Children or teens with behavior problems such as ODD, aggressive behavior, cutting, or lying may benefit from behavior modification.  Counselors work with the child and parents to develop a treatment plan specific to the situation.

Body Image

Sometimes self-esteem issues mask other unhealthy perceptions an adolescent may have such as a negative body image.   Therapists work with teens to assess and treat underlying causes and concerns.   Many of our counselors work with teens managing eating disorders.

ADD & ADHD Assessment

The  Center has developed a comprehensive program for the assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and support of individuals who face the challenges of ADHD.  Because there is no single test that can be used to diagnose this condition, a comprehensive, systematic evaluation is essential. We use several kinds of assessments to determine a diagnosis of ADHD. These include a clinical interview, behavior rating scales, visual and auditory attention tests, and psycho-educational testing.


All children make wrong choices occasionally but sometimes poor decision-making is a sign of other struggles. Therapists work with children and teens to develop decision-making skills and treatment of the underlying issues.


Children and teens will often benefit from the assistance of a therapist during the transitions and changes that come with divorce.   Our therapists also work with the family in a group setting when that is requested or is deemed beneficial.

Couples & Families



There are many influences that can affect your relationship as a couple – family of origin, work, children, parents, cultural influences, addictions, health, etc.  Whether you are married, about to be married, or in a significant relationship, a skilled therapist can help you nurture your relationship and enhance your satisfaction.  In addition to counseling, we offer Pre-Marriage and Couple Communication workshops several times a year.


Family therapy promotes healthy relationships within the dynamic of a family.  Counselors help family members improve communication, work through grief, crisis, or a specific concern, and resolve conflict.  We offer counseling support for parenting, blended families, co-dependency, divorce care, sibling interaction, infertility, grief, and care-giving in addition to educational workshops and therapy groups.