Joan Ferdinand Keleher MS, LCPC, Counseling in Wilmette, Illinois, 60091

Joan Ferdinand Keleher

MS, LCPC

Joan Ferdinand Keleher

MS, LCPC

Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
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Offices

400 Linden Avenue
Suite 11
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
445 East Ohio Street
Suite 250
Chicago, Illinois 60611

My Approach to Helping

All individuals have within themselves the power to heal themselves given a safe, supportive, non-pathologizing therapeutic relationship within which to learn and heal. All "symptoms", from the mild to the most extreme, are really 'behavior solutions' that have allowed the individual to manage their lives but that currently may impede one's ability to lead a fuller, more effective life. I always offer a free initial consultation.

More Info About My Practice

I've been trained intensively in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and with other approaches - e.g., EMDR, Imago relationship therapy, psycho-dynamic - are used to fit the the individual client(s) unique needs.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I often work with clients who, either through diagnosis or self-diagnosis, have been over-pathologized with labels such as borderline personality disorder when the underlying issues are related to various aspects of trauma and abuse. I have been intensely trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and combine that with other psychodynamic approaches. I work non-judgmentally and collaboratively with the client toward the ultimate goal of a life of worth and meaning.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Trauma Relief Unlimited (TRU)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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