Peggy Burns, MA, LPC, in Oak Park, Illinois, 60301

Peggy Burns, MA, LPC

Peggy Burns, MA, LPC
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Peggy Burns, MA, LPC

Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 178.012926
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 30185
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
1100 Lake St
Suite 210B
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

Fees: $130 per 55-60 minute session; Free 15-minute phone consultation to determine whether we're a good fit and to answer any questions you may have

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Have you been feeling emotionally exhausted and overwhelmed? Is it difficult to stop the racing thoughts in your head when you lay down to go to sleep at night? Maybe you've been feeling sad, anxious, or stressed and are finding it challenging to experience joy in your life? Perhaps you're feeling paralyzed, lonely, and helpless and are finding it easier to disconnect and disappear, numbing out everything and everyone around you?

I can help by listening to your thoughts/feelings without judgment and helping you look for patterns you may have never noticed, therefore shedding some light on why you do the things you do. I will collaborate with you to redirect your feelings in a more productive manner and alleviate some of the sadness, loneliness, anxiety, and pain by providing a safe space in which to process through these emotions. I will assist in normalizing your feelings and encourage hope that each day things will get a little easier. Taking that first step toward seeking counseling can be intimidating and create some discomfort. These are normal feelings that can easily be alleviated with an initial phone call or email. I'd love to help!

Email or Call Peggy Burns, MA, LPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 30185

More Info About My Practice

I became a therapist because I recognize how much pain people carry around, and I want to help them sort through it and let them know they can work toward feeling better. We have the power to change our behavior and see things from a different perspective, and that is what I strive to help my clients with. My counseling approach is based on Client-Centered/Humanistic Psychology, which embodies non-judgmental acceptance of individuals and multicultural sensitivity. I aim to demonstrate compassionate, warmth, and understanding toward my clients, while maintaining the importance of each client's individuality, therefore not prescribing a one-size-fits-all solution to pain.

I am most passionate about working with those who have experienced grief & loss (death of a loved one, divorce, retirement/job loss, chronic illness, etc) and adolescents struggling with anxiety and/or depression. I obtained my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. My background and experience include work in the following settings: Ronald McDonald House (Operations Manager), Pride Alternative School (IEP & Behavioral Intervention Plans), A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative, and facilitating counseling groups for cancer survivors and bereavement.

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

- Grief, loss, and bereavement
- Adolescents
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Life transitions

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My oldest daughter passed away from cancer this past summer, which has left my family deeply saddened. I have experienced many losses in my life and know first-hand the time it takes to heal, the ups and downs, back and forth with good days and not so good days. Both my personal and professional experience allow me to empathize with the depression, loneliness, numbness and shock that accompany the grieving process.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Grief/loss/bereavement, Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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