©2018 CORE COUNSELING SERVICES, LLC.

4 N. Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Naperville, Illinois 60540

Phone: (630) 923-8556

Fax: (331) 330-2303

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ALINA KEEGAN

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

One of the greatest joys in my life is to connect with people. I want to hear their stories and honor their experiences. In understanding their needs and backgrounds, I can meet the client where they are. We will work together to make the therapy experience effective and meaningful. For many people, asking for help or support can feel more like climbing a mountain. Asking for support is an act of courage, not weakness. We all encounter sadness, anxiety, loneliness, self-doubt, pain and loss. No issue is too big or too small. People are stronger and more resilient than they may realize. I work to show them that they deserve the chance to live their best life.

When people ask about my approach, I tell them that I am down to earth, open, honest and direct. Our sessions are warm, conversational, collaborative and filled with encouragement. I work to create a safe space for my clients where they feel they are not alone. In this space, the client can both be themselves and find themselves. They will know that they have someone who cares and believes in them. Together, we will develop their inner ability to create the changes they want and are ready to make.

As an EMDR trained therapist I collaborate with my clients to reprocess and move forward from those moments in life that were confusing, painful, angering, traumatic, and life-changing in a safe, encouraging environment. I am passionate about and attuned to the interplay of family and systemic influences. I draw on the resources and strengths that are available to my clients. When appropriate I provide education and training on new skills or coping strategies.

I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University. I specialize in working with trauma survivors and individuals and couples within the LGBTQ community. Over the course of my career I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in settings ranging from hospitals and non-profit agencies to schools and colleges. I have helped many cope with and overcome anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, self-esteem issues and family/relationship challenges. If any of this sounds familiar to you, please reach out. Together we can work toward the change you deserve to help you lead a more fulfilling and happy life.

MICHALINE RUTKOWSKI

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Therapy allows an opportunity for growth and reconnection to the core of who we are.  I hold the belief that people have the capacity to improve the course of their lives.  My role as a therapist is to help guide clients in discovering their strengths, build stress resilience, improve relationships, heal from trauma and gain insight for change.  My expertise includes working with adults and adolescents in addressing anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, addiction and relationship concerns. 

Using an accepting, honest and collaborative approach, I support clients in finding greater understanding and meaning while navigating life’s challenges and transitions.  Sessions are warm, relatable and informative allowing clients to develop meaningful insight and create effective change. Clients have shared that my holistic therapeutic style encourages a relationship and environment of trust and understanding, empowering them to live purposeful lives in line with their values.

I hold a Master's degree with dual specialization in mental health and school counseling from Lewis University.  I specialize in trauma and am an EMDR trained therapist helping clients recover from trauma through processing distressing memories, reducing their effects and allowing clients to develop more adaptive coping strategies.  Additionally, as a certified alcohol and drug counselor, I have expertise in the treatment of addiction and supporting those in recovery as well as their loved ones.  Through support and encouragement, I can help you achieve a sense of peace and satisfaction in your life.  I look forward to connecting with you and being a part of your journey.