Hello, I am Julienne B. Derichs, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), writer, lecturer, supervisor to couples counselors, and adjunct faculty at National-Louis University. I have been in practice for over 22 years, spending my early years as a counselor leading groups, individual counseling and couple's counseling with adults who suffered with anxiety, depression, and relationship problems.
I received my BA degree from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois, in Liberal Arts. I received my Master of Science degree from National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. I became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor by the State of Illinois in 1997. I continue to study couples counseling through attending training's, lectures, workshops, seminars, and reading numerous books and articles.
The first couple I saw was during my internship at the Counseling Centers of Chicago, and I was hooked from the start. With great joy and wonder I watched this couple move from feeling desperate to purposeful action. I knew then how important it is to me to make a real difference in peoples lives, and it has been an honor for me to work with couples over the years.
Currently, I focus on helping men and women who are struggling through difficult situations begin to take control of their lives. Using a solid, solution-focused cognitive approach, I offer clients a calm, understanding presence to help them sort out their problems and find a way to cope and resolve their important concerns.
Over the years, I have been writing and publishing Couples Counseling Today, a blog, which covers topics on personal and professional growth such as: “7 Crucial Conversations for Couples, What?...Huhhhh?...In a Minute...! You Can Have First Rate Listening Skills, and The Good Fight: How to keep arguments from getting out of control”. I am also an expert contributor to many articles about relationships and mental health in general.
I have presented lectures and workshops throughout the Chicagoland area on topics such as: The Power of Positive Working: Creating a Positive Workplace, The Art of Communication, 4 Steps to Conflict Resolution, Target Practice: Release Your Stress by Hitting Your Goals, Teaching Couples How to Fight Fair. I also teach counseling students on these same topics.
I am a "Marriage Friendly" counselor which means I focus on the ways and means of keeping couples and families together. This is because I believe in the transformational power of healthy relationships, which provide a solid foundation for all of us to stand on. To get started click here.
On a bit more personal note, I have been married 20 years, a mother for 15, daughter, sister, aunt and friend for many more. In my own marriage, I practice what I talk about in counseling...the emphasis should be on practice. I also am an advocate for people who are thinking about entering into counseling. I am dedicated to providing information that will help you make the best and most informed decision about the counselor you choose. Please give me a call.
I look forward to talking with you about getting your relationship back on track.
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Julienne Derichs LCPC
Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Serving
Highland Park, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Couples Counseling Today
...Courage, Compassion, Connection
847 266-8484 Office in Highwood, IL 60040 CouplesCounselingToday@gmail.com
(between Lake Forest and Highland Park, IL)
All session are currently offered via online video conferencing called teletherapy, so if you have a telephone or a computer and an Internet connection, teletherapy may be an option for you.
Here are some guidelines to help you get started.