Why Professional Counseling?
Counseling is professional guidance provided to resolve interpersonal conflicts and emotional and mental health problems. Professional Counseling provides an opportunity to individuals to discuss information in a private, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment.
Eight Reasons People Seek Counseling:
1. Aid in decision making.
2. When feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and/or depressed.
3. Resolve relationship conflicts.
4. Experiencing difficulty with life transitions.
5. Grief following to loss of a loved one.
6. Dissatisfaction with various life circumstances.
7. Problems parenting children and teenagers.
8. Support following trauma.
Five Benefits of Professional Counseling:
1. Privacy & Confidentially
2. Improvement in Mental and Emotional Health
3. Unbiased Counsel & Guidance
4. Development of Autonomy & Empowerment
5. Clinically Trained
Professional Counselors are trained to provide clinical therapy and counseling to individuals with major psychiatric symptoms. They utilize talk therapy and teach and train their clients coping techniques and symptom management to improve their functioning within their home and community environments. On a need basis, professional counselors will work with Psychiatrists and other medical professionals to coordinate care and best meet the needs of the individual.
Crystal S. Zanders is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works in private practice in Suburban Chicago. Crystal obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Master of Arts in Counseling from Concordia University-Chicago in River Forest, IL. Crystal has over 8 years of experience providing counseling, advising, and coaching to individuals seeking to restore their lives. Crystal is actively involve in ministry. Crystal serves on the leadership team alongside her husband at Prayer City Church in Wheaton, IL. Additionally, Crystal is the co-founder of The Oasis Ministry, a women's ministry designed to encourage women in their growth in faith, purpose, and wholeness! Crystal’s favorite pastimes include: reading, writing, crocheting/knitting skills, and going to the movies. Her heart’s desire is to see individuals gain insight into their God-given identity and live a life of wholeness and purpose! Crystal loves to bring clarity and understanding through the truth of God’s Word and enjoys utilizing writing as a teaching modality.