Debbie Choi LPC, NCC, CDVP, Counseling in Schaumburg, Illinois, 60173

Debbie Choi

LPC, NCC, CDVP

Debbie Choi

LPC, NCC, CDVP

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1699 East Woodfield Road, Suite 402
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

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My Approach to Helping

Therapeutic approach: The method and approaches would depend on the client and their needs, but I usually draw most from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based, Motivational Interviewing, Existential therapy, Solution Focused, Person-Centered, and spirituality, and mindfulness. I believe that the mind, body, and spirit are connected and it is important to nourish all three.

I believe in helping and guiding people to emotional stability and empowerment, self-determination, teaching coping skills for stress and negative thoughts and emotions, start the healing process from trauma and abuse, and their ability to take control of their lives. Connecting with clients, gaining trust, developing a genuine therapeutic relationship with clients, providing empathy are the foundations of my counseling. I believe in the therapy process and hope clients will find the strength and potential they already had all along.

More Info About My Practice

Education and Experience: I received my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP). I have experienced with individuals and in group settings at Domestic Violence and Sexual assault agencies, partner abuse intervention, crisis centers, pregnancy counseling agencies, and skilled nursing facilities. I've worked with the elderly population with Alzheimer's/dementia, men and women in crisis (economic crisis, abuse, homelessness, pregnancy, grief), I have experienced with counseling, case management, and crisis intervention. I have a heart for helping people in need and strive to help people gain emotional stability by providing tools so they have the ability to maintain their emotional health on their own.

About Me: Personally, my perfect day would be filled with close friends, a warm cup of tea, live music, a Christopher Nolan film, a Friends marathon, and all you can eat Korean BBQ. I also enjoy being resourceful by making homemade cards and candles. Waterfalls soothe me and sea turtles are my spirit animal. My faith is my source of strength and hope.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Including but not limited to Children, Adolescents, and Adult Individual counseling, Coping Skills, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Self-Esteem, self confidence, Anger Management, Behavioral Management, Bodyself Image, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, CouplesMarriage Therapy, Domestic and Sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Life Coaching, Career Counseling, addiction, peer relationships, Geriatrics (Alzheimer'sDementia), Counseling for Caregivers, Bereavement and Grief counseling, Divorce, Communication Skills, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, College and Career Counseling, pregnancy option counseling, post-abortion counseling, miscarriage counseling, boundaries, toxic relationships, self care, mindfulness, crisis intervention, creative coping skills, coping skills for triggers, and eating disorders

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Including but not limited to Children, Adolescents, and Adult Individual counseling, Coping Skills, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues, Self-Esteem, self confidence, Anger Management, Behavioral Management, Bodyself Image, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, CouplesMarriage Therapy, Domestic and sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Life Coaching, Career Counseling, addiction, peer relationships, Geriatrics (Alzheimer'sDementia), Counseling for Caregivers, Bereavementgrief counseling, Divorce, Communication Skills, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, College and Career Counseling, pregnancy option counseling, post abortion counseling, miscarriage counseling, boundaries, toxic relationships, self care, mindfulness, crisis intervention, creative coping skills, coping skills for triggers, and eating disorders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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