Chartreuse Center offers specialized and highly focused counseling services. Individual Counseling and Art Therapy sessions offer private time for you to discuss the unique issues you are experiencing. Counseling can help gain awareness, develop coping strategies to address stress and anxiety, recognize triggers that bring forth intense emotions. Art therapy is useful to further self understanding or when the words cannot describe your life experiences.
A phone consultation is completed prior to the first session in order to ensure your life concern and Chartreuse Center specialization are compatible. The first session is called an intake session. This first session generally is 60-75 minutes. Necessary paperwork such as New Client Forms, Informed Consent, Privacy Practices, and self rated scales that are appropriate for your situation will be discussed and completed. Various parts of your life will be discussed to clarify your focus for counseling.
You will gain useful insight and skills to deepen your personal understanding of your situation. Adlerian, narrative and art therapy approaches are utilized to help you understand your life and current struggle. Some folks may need a few sessions while others may benefit from on-going support. Your therapy needs are unique to you and you can expect individualized care. The therapy process begins with weekly sessions for approximately a month and then time between appointments is extended in order for you to apply knowledge and grow your confidence in new skills. You will graduate from therapy with a rich understanding of your situation, appreciation for your strengths and techniques to apply to this struggle and other life situations.
Therapeutic interventions may include:
This list is only a snapshot of what may be experienced in therapy. Interventions are selected based on you specific situation and needs. We truly work together on your path through insight and empowerment to growth.
Reduce feeling alone... Enhance coping...Deepen insight
Beginning February 15, 2018, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO will be the only accepted insurance. Chartreuse Center has made a careful decision to not participate in HMO or managed care programs in order to best meet your needs.
This decision affords you some added benefits:
You are responsible for payment at the time of the therapy session. Payment is accepted as cash, check or credit/debit through your patient portal.
Therapy Group Support
Counseling and Art Therapy Groups are useful to learn and connect with others that have similar experiences. Each group is designed to have educational, expressive, insight and discussion components to provide tools to cope and grow. Therapy groups are an excellent compliment to therapy if you are already in a therapeutic relationship with a therapist or social worker. Registration and a phone interview are required prior to attending a group. Ask your insurance provider about coverage for therapy groups.
Speak with Julie about Chartreuse Center counseling, workshops, groups or events complete the form on the Contact Us page and you will receive personal contact from me, Julie.
"The prompts/exercises/invitations, examples and your personal sharing were most helpful." - Lisa C.
Tele-Therapy is an excellent option to counseling for those who live in Illinois and may:
Services are provided through VSee, a secure, HIPAA privacy compliant software. Tele-Therapy is an excellent tool for continued progress by reducing missed sessions. Please inquire if this is a service of interest.
In 2018, Chartreuse Center will begin online groups for two groups.
Specialized Counseling for
Fertility Issues, Perinatal Support & Grief
Therapy sessions are held in a private office at 11309 Distinctive Drive in Orland Park, Illinois. This office is shared by other therapists with diverse practices. Groups and workshops are held at the office or in the community.