Counseling

Suburban Behavioral Health Services

Board Certified Psychiatrists & Behavioral Counselors located in Oak Brook Terrace, IL

Whether you’re struggling with a major life change or need help managing a mental illness, you may benefit from counseling at Suburban Behavioral Health Services in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Board-certified psychiatrist Mazhar Golewale, MD, and the experienced team of therapists take a holistic approach to care and offer individual, family, and group counseling. To get the guidance you need to improve your mental wellness, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Counseling Q & A

What is counseling?

Counseling, also called psychotherapy, is a service offered at Suburban Behavioral Health Services that helps those struggling with major life changes, emotional difficulties, or mental illness.

Focused on education, the purpose of your counseling sessions is to help you understand your feelings and how they may affect your thinking and behavior. Your provider then spends time developing a therapy plan to help you manage your feelings and improve your quality of life.

What are some types of counseling?

Counseling can be provided in a number of formats. At Suburban Behavioral Health Services, types of counseling offered include:

Individual

Individual counseling involves only the patient and the therapist.

Group

Group counseling includes two or more patients plus a therapist. The purpose of group counseling is so you can share your experiences and feelings with others and learn you’re not alone. 

Couples

Couples counseling focuses on improving communication between partners. 

Suburban Behavioral Health Services also suggests couples counseling for patients with a mental illness so their partner can understand their condition and how it affects communication and behavior.

Counseling is available for patients of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. 

Who needs counseling?

Many people struggle with mental health issues but fail to reach out for help due to the stigma. You may need counseling if you’re struggling with a mental health condition or emotional issue that’s affecting your daily life. 

Suburban Behavioral Health Services specializes in the treatment of many common mental health conditions including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The practice also provides counseling for people struggling with a life transition, such as a teen going to college or a job change. You may also benefit from counseling with the compassionate therapists if you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one.

What can I expect during my counseling session?

The details of your counseling session depend on many factors, including your need for counseling, the severity of symptoms, and your diagnosis. 

During your counseling session, your therapist may incorporate various therapeutic techniques, such as:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational enhancement therapy

The goal of counseling is to alleviate your symptoms and provide you with the tools you need to handle life stresses that may trigger emotional distress and that affect your mental wellness. 

Suburban Behavioral Health Services is a full-service psychiatric practice and enjoys sharing their knowledge with students from local universities. These students may participate in your counseling sessions. 

To schedule your counseling session with a practice that thinks out of the box, call Suburban Behavioral Health Services or book online today.