Chartreuse Center offers Online Courses!!!
Embrace YOU! Online Courses will launch on April 1.  The first course will be Survive Fertility, Reclaim Life and individual classes will be available for those that are interested in specific topics rather than the entire program.  The extended course includes bonus materials and resources.  This is an important addition to the support available for those who live with fertility struggles and infertility.  Building a family is a dream that begins early in life.  This information moves beyond the medical model of care and provides self exploration and relationship insight to help cope with this difficult time in life.  In the meantime, a free class is available: Basics of Surviving Fertility.  This class offers information about the prevalence of fertility and infertility and begins to introduce grief concepts as it relates to family building challenges.  I look forward to providing useful information and support!

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Mindful Intention Videos on YouTube

Check out the Chartreuse Center YouTube Channel for Mindful Intentions that are updated weekly for you to incorporate into your everyday life.    

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Fertility Issues

Trying to conceive just isn't as simple as you thought it would.  Fertility treatment has left you focused on medications and cycles, anxious about outcomes, and isolated, feeling like no one understands. You will receive compassion and expertise for many aspects of family building to reconnect with life, reduce worry and fears and deepen your understanding of your needs during this time in your life. 

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 Specialized Counseling Services for

Fertility Issues, Perinatal Concerns and Grief 

in Orland Park

Calm Anxiety & Worry, Reconnect with your Relationships, 

and Deepen Understanding of Yourself. You are Not Alone.​


Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR

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Your search for information has led you to Chartreuse Center.  Take a few minutes, complete a questionnaire and receive exclusive information that can help you now. You will receive specific information on "What You Can Do" in 3 key areas in your life, delivered to your inbox once you've fully completed the questionnaire.  Compassion and support is here. Begin your questionnaire now.

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​​​Embrace Your Center Podcast

Embrace Your Center offers useful information to adjusting to living with fertility issues, perinatal concerns or grief.  Discover your authentic self as you explore your new life.  Embrace Your Center provides insight to further your self exploration and therapy experience or if you are simply looking for some information as you navigate and begin your search for understanding.  Hear episodes at, iTunes or Google Play.

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I look forward to hearing from you. Since, Chartreuse Center has an exclusive focus, I offer complimentary phone consultations in order to determine compatibility of your specific needs and Chartreuse Center's services. The phone call is approximately 15 minutes and your initial session may be scheduled at that time.  If you choose to call for the consultation, please know I may be with a client or may be unavailable to answer at that exact moment.  I will return your call when I am available.  The best method to begin the process is to submit the Information Request below and I will contact you as soon as I am able. 

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Empowerment through Your Struggle

I created Chartreuse Center with you in mind. I'm here to tell you, there is hope and growth through your pain and struggle.  It may be hard to believe at this point.  I can tell you that you will find yourself again.   You will merge your previous self with the knowledge you gain from these struggles and emerge with a greater appreciation for life.  Your transformation will be amazing and I look forward to accompanying you.

You are looking for something... something to help you feel like yourself again and as quickly as possible.

  • A reduced a sense of isolation; feeling understood and accepted
  • Understanding of your emotions,  reactions to social situations, and how to cope
  • Clarifying expectations of your friendship and family relationships
  • Identifying the type of support you seek from relationships and how to obtain support
  • Redefining a sense of "self" based on new stage of life
  • A renewed self esteem and your confidence will return
  • Improvement in communication and connection in your marriage and love relationships

I have found you will benefit more quickly if you reach out when you initially begin to search for information.  Your intensitiy may not be at it's highest level and I wonder... does it have to?  You can begin to develop some strategies to help you along this life situation. You may benefit from email support or reading blogs or listening to podcasts.  You may even like an online workshop before exploring therapy.  I encourage you to sign-up for updates on your area of interest.

I made a clear decision to specialize in order to provide you with expertise you deserve and exceptional care to help you move through your experience, understand your struggle, realign your core and restore your heart.   Chartreuse Center is a unique private practice that offers individual counseling and couples counseling, art therapy, groups and workshopsexclusively for issues surrounding fertility and infertility issues, perinatal concerns, and grief.   Individual counseling and couples counseling are tailored to your unique circumstance.  Additionally, groups and workshops are intimate and time limited, designed specifically for you. You can expect to receive compassionate support, education, and strategies to help you navigate life. Reach out for support, you are not alone. badge

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Hello, I'm Julie Blackburn, founder of Chartreuse Center.

Perinatal Support

You now have achieved pregnancy and struggling with identifying with the joy while you experience anxiety and fear.  You may be adjusting to the new parent role and demands on your life.   Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) are beyond the "Baby Blues" and effect not only women; PMAD effect men, gay & lesbian couples, adoptive & foster parents and newly parenting grandparents.​Regain your confidence in your new roles and life.

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​​​Grief & Loss

 Your heart is broken and your life is upside down as you grieve.  Your emotions are at a level of intensity that you have never experienced before. ​Companioning and supportive counseling will help you develop understanding and adjust to losses experienced through sudden death, long term illness, anticipatory grief for caregivers, miscarriage and stillbirth.Your life is now different.  ​Gain understanding of changes and control of your life.

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