Joan Ferdinand Keleher MS, LCPC
 Providing counseling for individuals, couples and families

About Me
I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice and offer psychotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and families. My experience includes working with adults across the spectrum of issues, from the ‘worried well’ at one end of the spectrum to those suffering from chronic mental illness at the other end.

My general private practice includes several specialties: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, including “life skills” training; treatment of trauma-based disorders including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse; women’s issues; marital, divorce, and other relationship issues, including the Imago relationship perspective; family systems therapy; and EMDR.

Engaging in the work of psychotherapy with my clients is for me a very special privilege and sacred trust. My clients know me as caring and compassionate, someone who can understand and feel their pain and will never ever make them feel judged for the choices they have made, for who they are, or for where they have been.

We work together to make sense of everything in their lives, both past and present, not to judge it. I help them define areas where they believe they might make changes to help them feel, think, and act more effectively and skillfully.

Ultimately I work to contribute to my clients’ growing sense of safety and wellbeing, culminating in lives that are for them worth living and filled with a renewed sense of meaning and purpose.