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Womencare Counseling & Training Center

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1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
847-475-7003 x21 womencarecounseling.com

Directions & Parking

The only legal entrance to the parking lot is from Southbound Green Bay Road or Southbound Ridge Ave. As you travel South, the entrance to our parking lot is on the right just where Ridge and Green Bay Road merge.

Note that the driveway entrance is just before you reach our building (just North of the building, technically 1800 Ridge Avenue). There is another driveway just South of the building, but it is intended as an exit only).

Do not park in any of the spaces in front of the condominiums as you first enter the lot. Legal parking is available on the South and Southwest side of the lot only.

Click here for more detailed directions including a map and aerial photo.

For public transit information, visit: transitchicago.com

 

FRONT DOOR CODE: 4927

There is a code to enter the front door of our building.  On the phone keypad, please enter 4927.  The door will automatically unlock.

July 2017

Summer Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma

Friday, July 7, 2017, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 11, 2017

Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$50.00

The Summer Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma is a six-session institute intended for therapists developing their skills in the treatment of trauma who value the therapeutic relationship as foundational to change. We recognize that participants may encounter the many faces of trauma in their work: the abused child, the rape survivor, the vet…

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January 2019

Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Fellowship Program Open House

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

      JOIN US FOR AN OPPORTUNITY to learn about the Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Training Program.  At our open house you will be able to learn more about the program, ask questions, review the application process, and meet our therapists, program mentors, and graduates.   WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Therapists with commitment to the further…

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February 2019

The Grieving Therapist: Challenges, Lessons & Gifts

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

Therapists are not immune to the impact that comes with facing significant losses.  A grieving therapist must be able to embrace her own experience of loss while maintaining an empathic relationship with clients.  While we are grieving, our clients experience reactions ranging from feeling abandoned to a need to protect us from the pain of…

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The Parent Therapist: Holding Two Worlds

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

Being a parent can be an inspiring, exhausting, and transformative endeavor.  The same might be said of being a therapist.  Our commitment to being the best parent and the best therapist we can be often leads to feeling conflicted, divided and under-resourced. This Helping the Helpers workshop will explore how holding both roles can bring…

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Partners in Healing: A Workshop Supporting the Partners of Abuse Survivors

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$75.00

All of us face the challenge of becoming a supportive and responsive partner in our intimate relationships.  Healthy and mutual intimate relationships require work and a myriad of skills, negotiation, empathy, and a well-defined sense of self.  For those whose partners are survivors of abuse, the challenges multiply and place strain on both partners and…

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Partners in Healing Support Group: 6 Sessions Feb 16 – March 23

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$240.00

This 6-session support group is for those who want to continue the learning and conversations from their prior participation in a Partners in Healing Workshop. Group time will be spent sharing, teaching and strategizing with one another around contributing to relationships in which both partners can thrive.   Participants will explore issues related to balancing needs…

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The Pregnant Therapist: Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

When a therapist becomes pregnant, the client-therapist relationship is impacted in ways that can be both challenging and enriching.  A therapist's pregnancy is an unavoidable self-disclosure, which impacts the therapeutic relationship before, during and after the therapist’s maternity leave.  The complex feelings and interpersonal dynamics which arise are stirring for the client, and also for…

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Healing Trauma Through Contemplative Mind Body Practice

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

Stress and traumatic memories are often stored in the body.  Art-based, creative interventions may allow you to access different levels of awareness and knowing that can cut through your defenses.  Also, learning to listen and tune into your body can help you cope with everyday life, chronic stress, and even trauma.   This workshop is…

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March 2019

The Wounded Healer: Embracing Capacities & Vulnerabilities

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

  Therapists are often taught to hide their vulnerabilities. We may consider the wounds from our childhoods to be a dangerous liability.  This perspective fosters secrecy, shame and isolation.   Woundedness, I have come to believe, is a metaphor for our shared humanity. In this workshop, we will celebrate the depth of compassion and empathy of…

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Gathering for Therapists of Color

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

The  current sociopolitical climate has magnified historical wounds of racism and oppression.  Join us for a gathering for clinicians who identify as people of color. Our presenter, Alissa Catiis, LCSW, is a Filipina American therapist and yoga teacher.  Join her in community with other clinicians of color to discuss the challenges of this time and…

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The Contemplative Therapist: The Value of Mind Body Practice

Friday, March 29, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

As therapists, we are called upon to be present for our clients as compassionate witnesses.  Our offices and our bodies become a container for our clients' trauma stories as well as our own vicarious and personal trauma narratives.  Learning to listen and tune into our bodies can help us develop the quality of presence our…

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April 2019

Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving: For Female Survivors

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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  After experiencing trauma, be it a single incident or ongoing abuse, people can experience strong reactions that interfere with their daily lives including flashbacks, nightmares, overwhelming feelings, numbness, anxiety, isolation or avoidance of everyday situations.  These reactions can be short-lived. For some people, however, they can persist for years after the trauma.   This…

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The Emerging Therapist: Cautionary Tales & Pearls of Wisdom

Friday, April 12, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

  Embarking on a new career path necessitates tempering our long cherished professional dreams and fantasies with the harsh realities of the actual work.  As new therapists, we are required to master an ever growing list of techniques and theories, to know ourselves well and to understand the impact of the work on our hearts,…

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Parenting with Awareness: A Workshop for Mothers who want to Create a New Legacy for their Children

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

Our own childhood experiences have a profound impact on how we parent our children.  Motherhood can come with fears of repeating the unhealthy parenting we experienced in childhood, as well as a fierce determination to parent differently.   This workshop will provide an opportunity for mothers to reflect on their own experience developing as a parent,…

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Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving: For Male Survivors

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$75.00

Too often men who have been abused feel disconnected from themselves and from those around them.  Gender expectations can interfere with men seeking help and receiving the support they deserve.  This workshop will provide education about sexual and physical abuse and how current behaviors are often linked to past abuse.   Participants will learn how…

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May 2019

The Pregnant Therapist: Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

When a therapist becomes pregnant, the client-therapist relationship is impacted in ways that can be both challenging and enriching.  A therapist's pregnancy is an unavoidable self-disclosure, which impacts the therapeutic relationship before, during and after the therapist’s maternity leave.  The complex feelings and interpersonal dynamics which arise are stirring for the client, and also for…

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