Mary Madsen-Heskin,LCPC, NCC, MAC

Mary Madsen-Heskin,LCPC, NCC, MAC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Health Care
Fees: Free 15-20 minute phone consultation, 75 minute Initial appointment ($150) and 60 minute counseling sessions ($135).
Reduced fees may be available if no insurance coverage or if client prefers to pay out of pocket.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

28 S. Water Street
Batavia, Illinois 60510

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that therapy can be a bridge from surviving to thriving. We are living in such stressful times; leaving many people feeling overwhelmed and stuck. If you are feeling stuck, I can teach you new strategies to cope with stress, worry and overwhelm. Break free from old habits and behaviors that no longer serve you. Find your inner spark again so that you can fully create positive change in your life. I strive to offer a safe and supportive space where you can clarify your goals for change, increase your self-awareness and confidence, so that you can start making choices to fully support your next step along your journey.

I am a holistic provider who blends Eastern and Western philosophies and strategies into my practice. I look at the whole person; mind, body, and spirit. In addition to traditional "talk therapy" and supportive referrals, I also provide Reiki. Reiki is a gentle form of energy healing that can assist you in reaching a deeper level of relaxation, stress management, release emotional pain, reduce physical pain, boost your immune system and promote your body's own healing. While some of my clients prefer "talk therapy" only appointments, I can incorporate Reiki treatments into counseling session appointments or schedule them as separate appointments for those interested in receiving complimentary services.

More Info About My Practice

Currently I am scheduling telehealth (video) and in-person (Batavia) therapy sessions.
Self pay and insurance clients are welcome. I am currently an in-network provider with BCBS PPO, BCBS Blue Choice, Optum, United Healthcare, Aetna, and Cigna.
I do not accept out-of-network insurance; clients will be charged the full fee for services. I can provide the necessary paperwork for clients to seek reimbursement from their insurance company.
I offer a reduced rate for clients who do not have insurance or prefer not to use insurance. I do not offer sliding scale fees based on income.

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

I enjoy supporting clients who are hopeful about creating positive and lasting change in their life. However, sometimes insurance expectations (therapist must provide a clinical diagnosis for the client) and limitations (therapist must be "treating" a psychiatric disorder for insurance to cover cost of sessions) create a strain on the work I believe that some clients are interested in--personal growth. If you are seeking something that feel more like support and guidance of Life Coaching, feel free to reach out and we can discuss how Coaching is different than Therapy. Or head over to my coaching website, www.riversjourneywellness.com

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work individually with adults who are struggling to understand who they are and what is their life path; all while trying to also manage worry and stress that can pop up in life. Don't worry, you are not "behind". You are probably exactly where you need to be. But you do not have to continue to struggle with the frustration of not having "it all figured out" or feel alone coping with doubt, pain and confusion.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Energy Psychology
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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