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Jade AB Wurster, LCPC, MAAT
Therapeutic School: Adler School of Professional Psychology - Chicago, IL
Degree: MAAT - Master's in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy
Do you feel trapped? Unmotivated? Misunderstood? Do you not feel like "yourself" anymore? I can help you find peace of mind to enjoy life once again. I am an art therapist and mood disorders specialist. I promote healing, acceptance and kindness to yourself. I walk with you to see the world differently. Together, we will prioritize life. Together, we will overcome trauma, dig into challenges, and discover new solutions.Together, we will find what makes you whole.
I strongly believe you should like and trust your therapist with your personal story. I listen with an open mind and heart as we talk about what is important to you. I also support you as we talk about more difficult topics at your own pace.
We work through artwork or insightful conversations. With honesty and compassion, you will gain a deeper understanding about yourself and how to improve your life today.
Robert Gomez, LPC
Therapeutic School: Northwestern University
Degree: MA - Masters in Counseling
I identify as a queer person of color and hope to best serve those communities who feel underrepresented in professional fields. Common areas that I work with are trauma, gender identity and expression, gender issues, career related difficulties, and mood/anxiety disorders. I work heavily with the linguistic ways we approach "problems" and through a narrative approach we would work on creating the future you want to see.
I am a recent Northwestern grad student with a background in gender studies. I am interested in the queer and adolescent population, but will see any and all clients.
At Art of Balance, I am committed to working towards a future where the statistics surrounding the numbers of those with mental afflictions is matched by those receiving treatment. We will do our best to accommodate you or assist in finding accommodations
Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC, NCC
Degree: MA - Master's in Health Psychology
With a background as a Personal Trainer, I am especially passionate about physical and mental connections, focusing on the correlative health of the whole human. In session, my clients and I explore empowerment through personal responsibility, self care and confidence.
I presently work with the general adult population to tackle issues related to mood disorders, chronic pain and illness, disordered eating, physical disability and a sense of a loss of control. In treatment, I work from Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment perspectives, along with a Adlerian and Existential Philosophy background.
I have a compassionate and genuine demeanor and great strength in maintaining presence with my clients. I meet each person exactly where they are in their health, and journey with them as we learn to keep balance through life's many quakes of varying destruction.
Pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling
Whether it's depression, trauma or adjustment issues I am here to help you understand yourself and become who you wish to be. Through the therapeutic relationship I hope to build trust and find meaning in your life. I have a particular interest in trauma; how it can shape our lives, what recovery really looks like and how to remove the stigmas surrounding it. Although I am currently a student, I am open to exploring a range of issues with clients as I continue to grow and shape my role as a counselor.
As a student at Northwestern I currently do not have a specialty and have great interest in working with clients with trauma, the LGBT community and developmental issues.
I believe in open non-judgmental communication in all aspects of life. This extends beyond the psychological experience, this can include advocacy, group therapy and discussion of mental health in the public world. The therapeutic experience is where this communication thrives and I look forward to exploring it with you.