Sometimes you need support beyond the couch in our offices. We understand that, and that’s why we offer consulting services for your family that can provide hands-on support to take action in your life.
These services can be tailored to your unique needs, in addition to counseling services.
- IEP Advocacy
- Life Skills Coaching
- Community Safety Skills
- Exposure Coaching
- Divorce/Family Reunification
- New Mom Wellness Consulting
- Health & Wellness Consulting
Please note: These consulting services are not counseling services. They are not covered by insurance and are only offered as private-pay option. These services are an addition to counseling. You and your therapist can determine the amount of consulting is necessary, based upon your goals and needs.
To find out more, read below on the description of each consulting services, or email our Office Manager, Jackie at (847) 919-9096 ext 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IEP Advocacy – Consulting Services
We know IEPs can be complex and at times feel overwhelming to understand and advocate for your child. We have experience in schools, and experience navigating the IEP process. In this consulting service, we can have someone review the IEP your child received, or we can do a school observation and attend the IEP meeting with you. You can discuss your options and tailor our services to your needs.
Life Skills Coaching
Does someone in your life need support with daily living skills? Our professionals can help in learning how to Uber, use Metra system, ordering coffee, navigating social cues in public places, learning job-skills, applying to jobs, writing a resume and more . We can help provide hands on support in situations in the real places and locations necessary.
Community Safety Skills – Consulting
This is a consulting service for special needs clients who need coaching out in the community to learn how to safely navigate their community. We can come to your community and teach life skills and community safety skills. This plan can be tailored to your unique needs. Our clinical director, Becky Freeman-Murray, is not only trained in Safety Care, but is actually a Certified Safety Care Trainer herself. She has worked with clients in the community at Clearbrook for nearly a decade.
Phobias or fears of something specific can limit your life. Phobias range from fear of elevators, fear of parking garages, fear of public transportation, fear of throwing up, fear of flying, and more. It can be helpful to work outside the office with a trained clinical professional to get immediate support and feedback in a real setting. If you chose to do exposure coaching, you and a professional will create a gradual and safe plan to help reduce or eliminate the fear of an object, action or place.
We can present a practical guide for divorcing parents, which will result in a substantial reduction in stress and reduce the effects that divorce can have on your children and family. We have experience with the court system, attorneys, custody issues, and love to support families during this difficult transition.
New Mom Wellness Consulting
Whether it’s your first baby or last, adding a new child to your life causes change. We offer a unique service of wellness consulting with a therapist who is also a Registered Nurse specializing in Women’s Services, Dana Spehlmann, MS, RN, LPC. Dana is on staff at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and works as a Perinatal Educator and Per Diem Maternity Nurse. She is a Certified Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor, Health and Wellness Coach and a Licensed Professional Counselor.
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 in this transition of life.
Health & Wellness Consulting
Improving your health and wellness, needs the understanding of how the body works, what your mental blocks are and how to work toward your goals. We have a professional who has the unique needs of all three. Dana Spehlmann is a Registered Nurse, Professional Counselor and Health & Wellness Coach. This unique combination allows her to understand medications or physical symptoms along with supporting you to break through the mental or physical barriers to your goals.