WHO ARE WE?
Catherine Hunter received her masters degree from Jane Addams, School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1987.
Since she began her practice in 1989, she has employed licensed clinicians to provide outpatient counseling services. We are a Christian based counseling group with practitioners who have advanced degrees in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Marriage & Family Therapy.
WHO DO WE SERVE?
We serve women, men, adolecents, adults, and their families. Services include: individual, couple, marital. group and family counseling. Consultation is also available to local businesses, schools and churches within the community.
WHAT DO WE COUNSEL?
The practice counsels problems such as:
- Anxiety, fears, and phobias
- Depression & sadness
- Trauma, abuse & incest
- Violence: domestic, verbal, physical, & sexual
- Addiction: alcohol, drug, pornography, sexual, spending, eating disorders
- Self image: esteems, body image, identity
- Adjustment: divorce, remarriage, loss, death/dying
- Marriage, family, parentling issues
- Premarital counseling & testing
IS COUNSELING CONFIDENTIAL?
Yes. Counseling is confidential, however there are some circumstances where clinicians are required by law to disclose information without your permission. These situations include: l) If the client discloses the intention to harm themselves or another person 2) If the client reveals information concerning the physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect of a child 3) If a court of law issues a legitimate court order that is signed by a judge.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DOES THE OFFICE ACCEPT?
We accept credit cards, cash, personal checks and checks from your insurance company. Payment is expected at the time of service.
IS COUNSELING INSURANCE REIMBURSEABLE?
Our practice in contracted with several insurance companies as Preferred Participating Providers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. These contracts significantly reduce the overall cost to our clients and add credibility and affordability to our care. Most of our services are insurance reimburse- able because our staff is fully licensed and credentialed to practice in the State of Illinois by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
WHAT MAKES OUR PRACTICE REPUTATION SO EXCELLENT?
Our clinical team has over one half of a century of combined professional experience working with men, women and their families. We have addressed and confronted the very issues you may have struggled with.
In our practice, each clinician has personally had the courage to address and challenge themselves during therapeutic healing. We have fought the battles too, and are humbled, stronger and wiser for our accomplishments.
We are very aware that therapy is difficult and challenging, but we have witnessed and participated in life-changing results! All our clients who are willing to see and engage in working at their problems, experience significant and measureable mental health improvement as a result of their treatment with Catherine J. Hunter & Associates, Ltd.
WHAT IS OUR PASSION?
Our mission is “Healing Hearts Through the Power of Jesus Christ.” We believe that God has helped each of us to develop to become more compassionate therapists from the experiences of suffering in our own lives. In scripture it states that we can take joy in suffering because suffering develops perseverance, character, and hope. There is a purpose in suffering and God can bring good out of it! We desire to share with our clientele this same compassion and insight that came from our own difficult experiences.
WHAT CHURCH AFFILIATIONS DO YOU HAVE?
The owner and president of the practice has been involved in the Community Referral Network at Willow Creek Community Church in So. Barrington for over 28 years.
Our therapists are affiliated with Willow Creek Community Church, The Chapel and Assembly of God Churches.