Mary Jo Thorson

MA, LPC, NCC

Mary Jo Thorson

MA, LPC, NCC

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
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • 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

My personal philosophy of counseling is to consider therapy a partnership between you and me. I will empower, encourage and support you in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I use an eclectic approach to therapy, which includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Talk Therapy, and Holistic Therapy. My main goal is to improve the quality of your life and your relationships with others.

In my free time, I love to hang out with my family and friends, work out and walk my two dogs. I love to relax by reading, kayaking and meditating.

More Info About My Practice

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University Chicago. In addition to my education, I have led divorce recovery groups, helping many people work through their pain. Some of the other groups I have led include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Grief, Social Skills and Single Mothers. I have worked in the corporate world for over a decade. I truly enjoy working with individuals as well as couples and families.

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

Adults, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Bullying, Cancer, ChildAdolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Grief, Career Counseling, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ Concerns, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Men?s Issues, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting Issues, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, SleepInsomnia, Spirituality, Stress Management, Self-Esteem, Seniors, Suicidal Ideation, Substance Abuse, Weight Loss, Women?s Issues.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group 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

    Adults, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Bullying, Cancer, ChildAdolescent, Codependency, Coping Skills, Grief, Career Counseling, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, LGBTQ Concerns, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Men’s Issues, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting Issues, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self-Harming, SleepInsomnia, Spirituality, Stress Management, Self-Esteem, Seniors, Suicidal Ideation, Substance Abuse, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues.

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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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