Bergen Counseling Centers of Chicago provides counseling and psychological services to individuals living and working in downtown and on the northside of Chicago. We strive to provide psychological services which promote individual growth and psychological health. We understand that each client we work with is a unique individual influenced by his or her culture, family, values and beliefs, and personal identity. We strive to honor and respect the uniqueness of each person we treat. Psychological treatment first begins with clearly understanding and identifying the clients’ goals and establishing a treatment plan based on those individualized goals. Overall in our work, we seek to alleviate psychological suffering in clients, we seek to promote a positive sense of self and self-esteem, we seek to lessen the experience of anxiety and worry which can inhibit one’s enjoyment of life, we seek to help clients nurture and discover ways to enjoy and make the most of their lives, we seek to assist clients to engage in healthy behaviors, and we seek to increase clients sense of meaning and purpose in life.
We also endeavor to promote better functioning and satisfaction in clients’ work, personal interests, and in their relationships. When working with families and couples, we aspire to strengthen emotional bonds and improve communication. Each therapist at BCC has their own unique approach to counseling, however, we share a common goal of providing quality, effective, empathic treatment to the whole person. Our goal is to guide individuals, couples, and families toward better functioning in all areas of their lives. Psychological treatment at BCC is grounded in researched based interventions and theories and are delivered in an ethical manner, always with respect for the client. We understand that psychological services may not be the only treatment or service that will promote the growth of the individual in all aspects of who they are, and therefore we may facilitate a referral to other treatment providers and/or professionals in order to help clients actualize their full potentials. In summary, our mission is to promote the growth of each client and our hope is that each individual discovers well-being.