Cognitive behavioral therapy, Solution focused therapy, Internal family systems therapy, Drug and alcohol education, Grief counseling, Career counseling, Hypnotherapy, Relationship issues, Parenting problems, Depression,  Anxiety, Post traumatic stress disorder-PTSD, Divorce, Stepfamily problem,  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution focused therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Imago Therapy, Career counseling, Hypnotherapy, Drug & alcohol counseling, Drug problems, Marijuana abuse, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol addiction, Loss of a spouse, Loss of a child, Manic depression, Relationship issues, Couples counseling, Marital counseling, Marriage counseling, Affairs, Divorce, Divorce busting, Remarriage, Prenuptial agreements,  Parent coordination, Post-divorce issues, ADHD, Attention deficit, Bipolar disorder, Family counseling, Child counseling, Children of divorce, Preschool children
“A Family Counselor” marriage and family counseling for the residents of Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Roselle, Itasca, Medinah, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Elgin, Schaumburg, Glen Ellyn, Addison, Bensenville, Keeneyville, Warrenville, Cloverdale, Wood Dale, Villa park, Streamwood, Wheaton, Ontarioville, Naperville, Lisle, Aurora, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, and DuPage County, Far West Suburbs, West Suburbs we provide individual, marriage  (couples), and family counseling services for overweight/obesity issues, compulsive eating, sexual abuse issues, trauma counseling, PTSD, for adults, children, and teens utilizing brief therapy methods.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
. . . an empowering journey back to yourself!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz saw Dorothy
on a fascinating and healing journey
where she reclaimed the lost parts of her Self.

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

    Life events such as, marital conflict, loss of a relationship, a move, death, divorce, illness, job loss, alcohol, drugs or some other devastating event can hurl us out of our comfortable surroundings and into a therapist’s office. We may feel frightened, angry, depressed, helpless, and confused about where to turn next.

    Through social programming and life events, we adopted certain beliefs in order to survive. For the most part, our family of origin issues and past events shape the beliefs we adopted about our self, others, and the world we live in. These beliefs formed our pattern of feeling, thinking and behaviors. The decisions we made to survive determined our extreme personality traits, whether positive or negative, and the quality of the life we have created.

Is it filled with happiness or grief?

    We are not our thoughts ! Our minds and the thoughts we hear in our heads are limited and very well defended. Like a computer, our mind is programmed to survive and only knows what has been programmed into it. By recognizing that our minds are not who we are, we step out of the box. We can then separate from our thoughts, look at them from a compassionate adult’s perspective, and change them if they no longer serve us. We programmed ourselves by the survival decisions we had to make. Now, we can re-program them, by updating our software and adding new memory, such as, self-empowering affirmations. When we change our perceptions about our self, others and the world, we change how we think, feel, and behave, and hopefully, we create a better World. What a wonderful plan God has for us and he has given us everything we need to make it happen!

    What is the role of the therapist? An effective therapist is a confirmer of people’s strengths and a compassionate witness to their stories. The therapist acts as a loving and observing guide. S/he creates safe space to help the client to go within themselves to face their fears and confusion and assume a more responsible and compassionate role in how they choose to relate to themselves and to others. In addition, the therapist may recommend using tools like journaling, homework assignments, handouts, books, or support groups. For some, medication may also be an option.

    How does therapy help? The therapist helps the client to connect with their true inner Self (the inner observer) to harness their will power and their inner strengths and resources to create more of what they want and deserve. The Wizard from Oz, like a good therapist, knows that the answers are within the client, not the therapist. The therapist helps us to go beyond the confines of the mind to connect with who we really are. When we connect to our intuitive, creative, compassionate Self, we open to new possibilities. We may choose to un-install virus infected programs that make us Feel Stupid, Fearful, Unlovable, Shameful, Rageful, or Helpless and install software programs that are empowering, such as, Love, Forgiveness, Gratefulness, Kindness, Self Power, etc. By choosing to change our negative programming, we protect the integrity of our minds, our relationships and our World. This is the place where miracles happen and magic is created. These changes can occur quickly and are effective over time and they can generalize to all parts of our lives.

Recommended Books:

 If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him by Sheldon Kopp

Breaking Free from the Victim Trap, Diane Zimberoff, MA (1-800-32-4418)

Co-dependent No More, Melody Beattie

Adult Children of Alcoholics, Claudia Black

Starting Over, John Gray

The Courage to Heal (from sexual abuse), Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing, Susan Anderson

I Don’t Want to Talk About It (for Men), Terrence Real

Death of a Hero, Birth of the Soul: Answering the call of Midlife (for men),
John C. Robinson

The Five People You Meet In Heaven (death & dying), Mitch Albom

How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously, Jerrold Mundis

Working Ourselves to Death and the Rewards of Recovery, Diane Fassel


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A Family Counselor Marriage and Family Counseling from GLORY JORDAN LCSW, DCSW, CHT Director and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Board Certified Diplomate

 

 



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  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Solution focused therapy

  • Internal family systems therapy

  • Drug and alcohol education

  • Grief counseling

  • Career counseling

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Relationship issues

  • Parenting problems

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Post traumatic stress disorder-PTSD

  • Divorce

  • Stepfamily problems

  • Solution focused therapy

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy

  • IFS

  • Imago Therapy

  • Career counseling

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Drug & alcohol counseling

  • Drug problems

  • Marijuana abuse

  • Alcohol abuse

  • Alcohol addiction

  • Loss of a spouse

  • Loss of a child

  • Manic depression

  • Relationship issues

  • Couples counseling

  • Marital counseling

  • Marriage counseling

  • Affairs

  • Divorce

  • Divorce busting

  • Remarriage

  • Prenuptial agreements

  • Parent coordination

  • Post-divorce issues

  • ADHD

  • Attention deficit

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Family counseling

  • Child counseling

  • Children of divorce

  • Preschool children

  • Infants

  • Adolescent counseling

  • Teen counseling

  • Teens and drugs

  • Teenager drinking problems

  • Teenager problems

  • Stepfamily issues

  • Blended family problems

  • Older adults counseling

  • ADHD

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Bereavement counseling

  • Compulsive shopping

  • Overshopping

  • Financial problems

  • Financial stress

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Disassociation

  • Rape Recovery

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Major depression

  • Social anxiety

  • Social phobia

  • Generalized anxiety

  • Personality disorders

  • Personal empowerment

  • Grief counseling

  • Death and dying

  • Improve coping skills

  • Improve self esteem

  • Reduce stress

  • Stress management

  • Job stress

  • Career counseling

  • Workaholism

  • Weight loss

  • Eating disorders

  • Clutter problems

  • Hoarding issues

  • Overweight

  • Obesity

  • Compulsive eating

  • Sexual abuse issues

  • Trauma counseling

  • PTSD

     
     

“A Family Counselor” marriage and family counseling for the residents of Wheaton we provide individual, marriage  (couples), and family counseling services for improving coping skills, improving self esteem, reduce stress, stress management, job stress, career counseling,  for adults, children, and teens utilizing brief therapy methods.