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Online Therapy & In-Person Counseling in Illinois for Kids & Adults
Support & Guidance

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Feeling anxious or worried? Are you scared and irritable?Thinking too much about what might happen? Having trouble turning your thoughts off or thinking about anything else? Are your thoughts keeping you up at night or making you sleep all day? Unsure of how to deal with your feelings? You are not alone! We all worry from time to time, and it's difficult to know when to reach out for help The fact that you are here on this web page tells us that you are ready for change and willing to take the steps necessary to find your true direction. Online therapy and in-person therapy sessions can help when you feel alone, need to connect or want help with anxiety and depression.

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Online Counseling Services
In-Person Counseling Services

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Family Consultations

  • Parent Consultations


Feeling alone? Struggling to figure out what direction you want to take? Feeling scared, anxious or worried? Have a loved one or child who may be struggling? Are they cranky, have trouble sleeping, cry more easily, or show changes in their behavior or attitude? Counseling can help with a wide range of difficulties, from overwhelming and difficult feelings, to more severe symptoms and behaviors. We work to meet you where you are at, to help you to develop attainable goals and to provide the support and guidance you need to feel better as soon as possible. Many people are struggling with life changes related to a move, change in jobs or schools, loss, grief and financial challenges. Often, they just need the support and understanding of an neutral person. A quote that gives me hope: "Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction."



Therapy can be intimidating and many people start out feeling self-conscious, unsure of where to start or what to do. Fortunately, there is no 'right' way to do counseling. Therapy is different for everyone because it is based on the issues you bring to sessions and it's tailored to your goals. You may want to vent, get another opinion, gain more insight into how your emotions effect your behavior or just get the support you need to grow, change or feel content.

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Dr. Shelly Scamardo: I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Barrington area. I received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I have trained and worked in a lot of different treatment settings, including local schools, police departments, outpatient clinics, day treatment, inpatient and residential treatment settings working with kids and adults of all ages. I enjoy working with people, helping them to find the strength to overcome life's challenges and reach their full potential.


Vanessa Botti, LCSW: I graduated from Aurora University with my Master's Degree. I have considerable experience working with adults and children through a local police department. I enjoy working with clients of all ages helping them to understand themselves better. I am accepting new clients for in-person sessions with private pay.


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If you are in distress please do not use this form. Please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate care.

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