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Nicki Lis, LCSW ~ Therapist

Our work together is based on your vision for yourself. We’ll take things at your pace. This is YOUR time. Your time to be heard. Your time to be validated. Your time to feel safe enough to let your guard down.

You get to decide what we talk about each time we meet, and if you’re not sure what to talk about, that’s ok too! We’ll figure it out together. As you’re ready, we’ll discuss the difficult topics that brought you to therapy. I often ask questions to help you explore yourself, your thinking, and your relationships at a deeper level. This is where the healing happens.

I like to create a casual atmosphere, where the conversation flows naturally. Often times we will be talking about tough stuff, but other times the conversation will be light-hearted and even funny.

You may be wondering what makes me qualified to do all of this! In 1998, I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and in 2003 I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago. The letters after my name mean that I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I’ve now been practicing for 16 years, and every day I still consider it a privilege!

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Tony Lis, LCPC ~ Therapist

Other people's expectations may be weighing you down, and it's time for a change. Trying to get your life back on track can get exhausting, especially when you can never seem to get it right. Even if your journey has been frustrating, confusing, and full of endless do-overs, this can end today. Now is the time to take control of your life.

It would be my pleasure to work with you. This process will challenge you, energize you, and make you more confident than before. We will work together collaboratively, exploring what brought you in, figuring out how you ended up here, and learning ways to make real change and find healing.

You'll find me to be direct and honest, but also patient. I may even throw in my sense of humor when it fits. No matter where you're at in your journey, we will take things at your pace. I will meet you where you're at, and we'll go from there.

A little bit about me. . . I earned a Master's degree in Counseling from Northern Illinois University in 2008, and the letters after my name mean that I'm licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. My official title is Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I've been practicing for over 10 years and am looking forward to hearing from you!


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Inside the Office

It's important to us to provide you with a warm and comfortable space, and make you to feel at home.

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Make yourself comfortable. . .

Relax with a cup of coffee, and know that the time we spend together is yours.


Convenient Location

Easy access from Rte 12, plenty of parking, and wheelchair accessible.

Relief is a click away. . .

Contact us now to schedule your free consultation. It's ok if you're not quite sure what to say at first. Just tell us you're thinking about trying therapy, and we will help you from there.