For questions or to discuss an initial appointment, please contact our intake counselor, Jan Smallwood, MS.Ed, LCPC, CADC at 847-475-7003 x 10, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Womencare was founded by Laurie Kahn in 1978 with the goal of meeting the special needs of women and their partners, friends and families. At Womencare, we believe that positive change occurs as a result of collaborative partnerships. In service of this understanding, we use a relational model that is non-pathologizing and empowering.
Individual counseling establishes a safe forum for exploring a range of personal and interpersonal issues in the context of a collaborative, one-on-one relationship. Our therapists are active, engaging with clients to deepen understanding, explore feelings, develop strategies and solve problems.
Couple and Relationship Counseling
Even with our best intentions relationship impasses can be baffling and distressing. Painful misunderstanding can erode empathy and tenderness. Counseling can help couples reestablish communication, mutual respect and caring.
Child and Family Counseling
Even the best parents can feel reassured by the attention of a well-trained therapist to their child's development and challenges. We work in close collaboration with parents to provide insight and support for your child and to foster his or her wellbeing.
Current research on women's development points to adolescence as the most vulnerable time for females. Our program supports girls in this transition by building their self-esteem, and developing communication and their decision making skills.
Group counseling provides valuable opportunities for healing and growth within a supportive community. One of the most valuable benefits is the opportunity to decrease isolation and shame.
Workshops and Education
Independently or in conjunction with Chicago-area universities, colleges, and mental health facilities, Womencare provides a program of educational opportunities for both professionals and the public.