You’re trying really hard. We get it. You may feel exhausted from stress, constant worrying, trying to please others, weighed down by life or just lonely. Maybe you feel like there is not enough recourses or time to take care of yourself.
The thing is, time is precious. You only get a certain amount of time in this life–you can’t get more, duplicate or get it back. Don’t waste one more second to start living your best life. You’re worth it.
We get it. We’ve been waiting for you! We know what it feels like to feel alone, discouraged and not sure how to move forward. That’s why we’ve dedicated our lives to helping people. We want to help you free yourself and experience transformation, freedom, joy & connection.
Our therapists are here with open arms to walk alongside you and help you experience freedom, peace, confidence, improved relationships, joy–and have a lot more fun!
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, ADD/ADHD, traumatic memories, parenting struggles, chronic illness, negative thoughts, confidence, relationship challenges or have habits you can’t seem to change–you are in the right place.
Healing, learning and growing are key ingredients you will experience in counseling.
If you choose Inspire, you’ll get insightful, clinical and research-based tools with a special tailored plan to help you get the most out of your life. Together with your therapist, you work to live your best life!
Meet some of our individual therapists!
As the Clinical Director, Becky brings 25+ years of clinical counseling experience. She supports men, women, parents, and families. Becky has extensive experience with developmental disabilities, health concerns, divorce and general parenting concerns.
Becky is a Lyme-literate counselor. As a personal survivor of Lyme disease, Becky helps clients with many health issues including MS, infertility, auto-immune disorders and other health concerns.
Becky brings inpatient and outpatient experience from Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital as well as Clearbrook. She was a Child Life Specialist at Miami Children’s Hospital supporting families, individuals and children.
From her own marriage and motherhood (of now adult children), she brings real-life experience (and humor!) along with clinical research tools to help her clients thrive.
Cyndi is “trauma certified” by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA). She brings clinical experience from the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center. Cyndi is uniquely equipped to hold a gentle and safe space for clients to heal from difficult or traumatic experiences. In addition, Cyndi helps clients through troublesome childhoods, life transitions, loss, identifying needs, parenting struggles and women’s empowerment.
In her personal life, Cyndi has spent years understanding the impact and affects of ADD/ADHD as well as health concerns, such as Lyme Disease. She is Lyme-literate and knows the challenges parents face today and the importance of treating the whole person. Her personal faith and spiritual journey, also allow her to provide faith-based counseling to clients, upon request.
Dana (pronounced Donna) brings 25+ years experience as a Registered Nurse and is on staff at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. Dana brings a unique combination of medial and mental health as RN and Licensed Professional Counselor.
Dana deeply understands and values the power the body has on the mind, and vice versa. Because of her unique knowledge-base, Dana is able to support clients with a wide variety of needs, including Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, Nutritional Counseling, Parenting, Life stages counseling, Harnessing our hormones, Autoimmune and Inflammation, Metabolic Syndrome, Support life/skills for caregiver, Prenatal and Postnatal, Learning to accept and mourn loss (grief work) and more.
Dana offers consulting services for Health & Wellness as well as a New Mom Wellness. She is a certified Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor and per diem Maternity Nurse.
Dana is passionate about empowering women. The role of mother has a unique interest to her because of her experiences of raising six children. She is familiar with the challenges and rewards of parenting. Dana recognizes the difficulty of integrating and maintaining one’s personal goals for health and wellness while accommodating the needs of others. The transition into parenthood is a powerful time in a women’s life which often requires extra support and encouragement. Dana was published in Family Time magazine for her article, “Postpartum Depression is More Than Just the Blues”. Dana is a devoted clinician who is enthusiastic about helping women transition in all stages of life.
Pam is passionate about the mind body counseling experience for individual and couples counseling. She understands the roll thoughts play on our interpretation of the world. Pam provides a soothing and compassionate environment that focuses on enhancing ones self, thoughts, and confidence.
Pam specializes in counseling for depression, anxiety, bipolar, and grief & loss. She brings a diverse clinical counseling background ranging from young children to senior adults. For couples counseling, she follows the John Gottman approach. Supporting individuals with autism and developmental disabilities, she understands the importance of individual counseling as well as support to parents and siblings.
In addition to counseling, Pam brings crisis evaluation, Inpatient and Outpatient experience from Vista Medical Center, Lake Behavioral Hospital, and Clearbrook. She has worked in Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) facilitating groups for support, compassion, substance abuse/sobriety, and patient prosperity.
Pam believes in meeting individuals where their at and navigating challenging life events together. She provides a warm, encouraging, and supportive environment. Pam is a dedicated clinician that genuinely believes everyone can live a peaceful and joyful life.
Gretchen is warm, understanding and earns trust quickly. She is passionate about helping clients uncover areas of focus, put a plan in place to get back on track and succeed.
She understands the challenges that young adults face today and loves helping them work towards being the best version of themselves. Gretchen specializes in counseling for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, ADHD, academic issues, emotional regulation, coping skills and career counseling. She is a collaborative clinician who has experience working with various stakeholders including school social workers, school counselors, parents, teachers and children. In addition, Gretchen facilitates young adults through major life events such as transitioning from college or preparing for marriage. She values the power of counseling and unconditional positive regard to encourage growth in each individual.
Gretchen brings counseling experience in both a grade school (K-8) as well as a high school. She has been published in John Taccarino’s S(Success)-Factor: The Psychological Roots of Success and continues to blog on various topics related to self-help and personal growth (2015). In addition, she is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an active member of DePaul University’s CACREP Advisory Board and a member of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) and the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA).