Iva Wigget

MSEd, LPC, PELL, NCC

Iva Wigget

MSEd, LPC, PELL, NCC

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Telehealth Available
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
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

175 E Hawthorn Parkway
Suite 235
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

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My Approach to Helping

I concentrate on building a strong, trusting relationship with you as a foundation for the counseling process. I use an integrative approach, combining many different techniques, to best suit individual needs of my clients. I enjoy using experiential techniques such as art, mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques, and movement as I believe that addressing the mind and body connection is crucial in counseling. Although I borrow from multiple theories, my main theoretical approach is client-centered counseling.

To me, counseling is a collaborative and supportive relationship and I believe that healing comes from being heard, being cared for, accepted for who we are, and from practicing self-love and self-acceptance. This is what I will strive to help you to feel during our time together. I understand that counseling is not an easy process as it involves confronting our deepest thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I seek to aid you in your process of self-discovery and healing, keeping in mind that you are an expert on yourself. Through this process, I am hoping that I can help you gain additional insights into yourself that would allow you to come up with new ideas and perspectives on things that have been on your mind.

About Me: As a self-care enthusiast, I indulge in various self-care activities such as yoga, aerial arts, reading, watching Netflix, hanging out with my cat (Khaleesi) and my friends, going on nature walks, rollerblading, and taking on various DIY projects. I also love traveling!

More Info About My Practice

I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor, serving Illinois clients remotely. I have obtained my Master of Science of Education in School Counseling from Northern Illinois University. Throughout my time at my university, I have worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults of diverse backgrounds in different settings on a number of different issues, having worked the most with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, relational problems, and grief and loss. I am also certified in Trauma-Informed Counseling and as a Grief Group Facilitator. Having specialized in school counseling, I am well versed in academic, social, and collegecareer counseling. Prior to my master’s degree, I have obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and minored in art.

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

Including, but not limited to: Anxiety, Body Image Issues, Career Counseling, College Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Codependency, Identity Development, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Relational Issues, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Peer Relationships, Workplace Issues, Stress, Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Suicidal Ideation, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Diet and Nutrition, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Infidelity, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Substance Abuse, Teen Violence, Transgender, Traumatic Brain Injury

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Including, but not limited to: Anxiety, Body Image Issues, Career Counseling, College Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Codependency, Identity Development, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Relational Issues, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Life Transitions, Women\'s Issues, Peer Relationships, Workplace Issues, Stress, Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Suicidal Ideation, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Diet and Nutrition, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Infidelity, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQIA+, Men\'s Issues, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Substance Abuse, Teen Violence, Transgender, Traumatic Brain Injury

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
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • 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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