Julienne Derichs,LCPC

Julienne Derichs,LCPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Couples sessions are usually 75 minutes in length or longer to begin and then length and frequency of appointments will be determined by all participants moving forward. Individual sessions are typically 60 minutes to begin and then the length and frequency of appointments will be determined moving forward. Session fees are based on the length of the session.
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Highwood, Illinois 60040

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My Approach to Helping

You've tried many times to find ways to change, find solutions, better understand the problem, stop the misunderstandings, yet somehow it all continues and at times too much. Unable to manage one conflict before another one comes around with little resolution. The focus of our work together would be collaborative in nature, meaning there are many directions counseling can take; we will discuss the main options and together agree upon the focus of our work moving forward. There are typically four main paths we can explore:

Option 1. Starting fresh with new skills and approaches to being a couple.
Option 2. Making amends and forgiveness.
Option 3. Exploring your family culture and what you bring into your relationship.
Option 4. Uncoupling, separation, divorce, or restructuring.

We can go down all of those paths just not all at once. I take an integrated approach to working with couples which has been informed by trainings in the Gottman Model, with Terry Real from the Relational Life Institute, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Collaborative Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce Coach, and Developmental Couples Therapy at the Couples Institute. All sessions are currently offered via teletherapy from my private office in Highwood, IL.

More Info About My Practice

Counseling is set on the foundation of creating safety, stability, and security in order to help you look inward at yourself and outward at your relationships and the world you live in. I provide complete privacy, a flexible schedule, short wait times, and online counseling.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I never underestimate someones ability to change and I love being a counselor because I see the power of change in people everyday. It's OK to ask for help...not always easy but ok none the less. There is usually some worry about beginning counseling..."Does it really help? Why can't I fix this myself? Will others think I'm crazy or weak?" These are normal concerns. I enjoy putting people at ease with a kind, warm, and friendly approach. Seeing someone get comfortable with the process of counseling so that they can make changes they can live with, manage difficult situations without making them worse, feel a new sense of freedom by exploring their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and ultimately feel like I am their advocate with their best interests at heart is a true gift.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

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