Alison Koehler,M.Ed., LCPC

Alison Koehler,M.Ed., LCPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC - 180002017
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)


1790 Nations Dr.
Suite 101
Gurnee, Illinois 60031

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My Approach to Helping

How many times have you awakened feeling like things just aren't going to get better but you're not sure how things will change though you know they have to? What I know is that kind of anxiety and frustration, that feeling of anxiousness and/or depression doesn't set in overnight. It takes some time to build up to the point where you are at now. There is help out there and you are not alone. I believe that each client who walks through my door is unique and has experienced things in ways that others have not. Your perceptions are individual and need to be treated as such. I work with the client as a whole and encourage clients to use their strengths to help guide them through whatever troubles them. Life is stressful and filled with many challenges; our strength is put to the test daily. We all face dilemmas in our personal and professional lives that cause conflict in ourselves and our relationships. You are at the point now where you feel that deeply which is why you are looking here. I believe strongly that giving honest and forthcoming feedback helps clients look within themselves and use their own experiences as a guide to gain insight. Every experience we have creates who we are, good and bad. We just have to learn how to manage it.

More Info About My Practice

I have been in private practice for over 24 years and have worked with a variety of clients. Each day, each client, there is something new, something to uncover and solve. I know the potential that people have to help themselves and I look forward to helping you find that courage, strength, and empowerment within you to help move you forward in ways that make you feel confident, successful and strong.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

One of the most common questions for many people who hesitate in going to therapy is will it work? Does that mean I am weak or something is really wrong with me? Am I crazy? If I am crazy, do I want to find out? Well, here are the answers in a nutshell: hopefully therapy will work but it takes effort on your part. Feeling weak or vulnerable is part of the human condition, but you as a person are not weak, rather it takes great strength to reach out for help from another human being when we are at our lowest. Crazy? Well, that is a word we don't like in our field. Does needing help mean you're crazy? Not at all! We have all felt like we are losing it at times but that is not crazy. What you do want to find out are tools to use when you feel out of control, anxious, unhappy, and struggling in relationships. I am here to help you do just that. Is it easy? No but again, anything that is worthwhile in pursuing isn't always easy. You are worth it.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem

Types of Therapy

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