couch in a counseling office
Is it time to seek out counseling for yourself?
     Individual Counseling Sessions

Are you struggling with relationships or where you are in your career and stage of life? Individual counseling focuses on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors you are experiencing in the moment. Sometimes it is hard to see what is right in front of us. Are you facing any of the following problems on a daily basis?

  •  conflict in many relationships
  •  lack of direction
  •  sadness or depression
  •  feelings of anxiety or panic
  •  prevailing feelings of hopelessness
  •  trouble controlling your anger
  •  difficulties making decisions
  •  unresolved traumas from your past
  •  problems with sleeping or eating
  •  grief over the loss of a loved one
  •  trouble getting motivated

Maybe it is time to begin counseling. You don't have to go through this alone. You can feel secure knowing that your private sessions are being guided by a seasoned therapist with 22 years of experience helping people in similar situations. 

Counseling can help you gain a deeper understanding of your thoughts and emotions and learn new coping techniques and problem solving skills that you can use for a lifetime. 

Julienne Derichs
Even if your partner does not want to attend couples counseling, it is  
helpful for you to 
attend sessions by yourself.
Couples Counseling Today
   ...Courage, Compassion, Connection

Julienne Derichs LCPC

Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Serving  
Highland Park, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Julienne B. Derichs LCPC


847 266-8484                    Office in Highwood, IL 60040                 
                                   (between Lake Forest and Highland Park, IL)
847 266-8484
Complete Privacy

Flexible Schedule

Short Wait Times

Online Counseling

Home-based Sessions

Individual Counseling Sessions

My practice and treatment philosophy:

Starting the process of individual counseling can be both empowering and frightening. I am very aware of the feelings that may be brought to the first few sessions. For this reason, we work together to set the pace initially. 

I work with individuals undergoing various personal challenges such as dating and relationship dilemmas, infidelity, break ups or divorce, parenting, career issues, sexual concerns, quarter and mid-life crisis, addictions, family problems, step and blended families, depression, anxiety and stress management, and so much more. 

My approach has been described as warm and friendly and I am straightforward without being harsh. My work focuses on teaching individuals how to have more connected, loving and caring relationships...the most important relationship is the one we have with our selves. I primarily use a counseling approach that is informed by EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy, and  Psychodynamic Therapy.

My clients frequently come out from our counseling sessions feeling feel stronger, empowered, and self-aware. This ultimately enhances their ability to connect on a more intimate level in all interpersonal relationships. 

I have helped many people create loving, healthy and fulfilling relationships. Finding a good individual counselor is not easy, and it is important to call and ask questions. Schedule your free 30 minute consultation today.

In a world of diminishing privacy, there is now more than ever, a great value in knowing that what is said in the counseling session is completely private and confidential.