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Welcome to Gurnee Counseling Center where our commitment is to discovering solutions, not dwelling on problems.

Stress, relationship problems and other difficult life circumstances can erode anyone’s confidence. Our team of seasoned, down-to-earth professionals can help you rediscover your strengths and get you back on track as quickly as possible.Right from the start, we will work with you to create a successful counseling outcome and to develop concrete steps to help you reach your goals.

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GRIEF YOGA: A 4-week workshops series

Grief is a powerful emotion that impacts the body, mind and spirit, sometimes leading to feelings of isolation and physical fatigue. This 4-week series is designed to offer support, guidance, and strategies, as participants work through their individual grief journey. In addition to sharing stories, yoga poses, meditation, grief education and journaling will be integrated into each of the sessions.

Please consider joining us if you have experienced the loss of a loved one as you work towards feeling more connected and whole again.

INSTRUCTORS: Marla Tracy, LCSW and Jamie Edwards, LCSW.

DATE AND TIME: Monday, January 12th from 5pm - 7pm

COST: $30

HOW TO REGISTER: Sign-up at the front desk or by phone (847) 336-5621 x136.

WHAT TO BRING: A journal and an open mind. Yoga mats will be provided, however feel free to bring your own if you desire.

"Mindfulness and Meditation Practice Class"

This class will include a variety of mindfulness and meditation practices that can be incorporated into any part of your day. We will explore gentle moving meditations, guided meditations, restorative/lying down meditations, breathing techniques and a seated practice. The class is perfect for beginners, those who have already taken meditation classes, as well as seasoned practitioners.

Instructor: Wendy Dahl, ERYT, M.Ed.

Cost for 6 session series is $90.00.

Call (847) 336-5621 ext.136, or stop by the front desk for upcoming class schedule information.

PhoenixGroupPhoenix Group

The Phoenix Group is an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment group that will cover defense mechanisms and denial, relaspe prevention, triggers, and healthy living. This is a process group that will incorporate many aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). This includes Mindfulness, interpersonal skills, distress tolerance and emotional regulation.

Please contact Laura Novak, LCSW, CADC at 847-336-5621, ext. 151 with any questions. Click here for our flyer.

PhoenixLawEnforcementPhoenix Group for the Law Enforcement Community

Substance abuse can be a problem for people with careers in law enforcement. Police officers have unique challenges when considering a sober life. Ths group is designed for those in law enforcement who are facing issues with alcohol and drugs and who may be concerned with privacy issues in entering a treatment program. We will discuss stress, coping mechanisms, relapse prevention, career pressures, peer pressure and more. Times are TBD and may be available day and night depending on interest. An initial evaluation will be required to be sure you are good fit for the group.

Insurance may be accepted. Please call our office with insurance questions at 847-336-5621, ext 0.

Please contact Laura Novak, LCSW, CADC at 847-336-5621, ext. 151 with any questions. Click here for our flyer.

“Tai Chi”

Tai Chi is an ancient system of movement and meditation, which aims to enhance our healt, develop clarity of thinking and create inner calm. At Gurnee Counseling Center, our classes are fun and from teh first class, give students practices they can use in their daily life... [read more]

Instructor: Phil Kirschbaum, LCSW, who was first introduced to Tai Chi in 1994 at the Harvard Medical School’s Mind-Body Institute.

Classes take pace on Tuesday evenings at 8:15.
Call Phil at 847-336-5621 ext. 121 stop by the front desk to reserve your spot in the class.


Introduction to Yoga
Coming Soon!

Come join us in a journey of the body and mind. Yoga can give you boundless energy, increase your vitality and relax your restless mind. Dates and time to be announced.

Instructor: Wendy Dahl, ERYT, M.Ed.

Call (847) 336-5621 or stop by the front desk to reserve your spot in the this upcoming free class.

Click here for more details.

Looking for the perfect gift?
Give the gift of peace to someone you love (that could include yourself!)
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Serving northern Lake County, Illinois; including Gurnee, Grayslake, Waukegan, Zion, Winthrop Harbor, Ingleside, Lake Villa, Round Lake, Beach Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Antioch, Fox Lake, and Wadsworth.
Also serving Kenosha and Racine, Wisconsin.


Gurnee Counseling Center
4212 Old Grand Avenue, Suite 102, Gurnee, Illinois 60031
P: 847.336.5621 F: 847.336.2594

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