Licensed Professional Counselor | MS, LCPC
Shari Ramsey is an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has extensive experience working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University, where the prominent perspective was client centered therapy. She has worked with several different client populations including couples with marriage difficulties, adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and other life adjustment issues, physically and sexually abused children, children with mental health issues related to school, home, adjustment, or mental illness, and even children and adults on the verge of suicide. In working with these children, Shari has gained vast experience in family dynamics and she feels it is important to focus on the whole system. Shari has also been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and she feels many adults and children could greatly benefit from learning these skills. God is our ultimate counselor and His word is referenced and prayed from as part of the healing process. She currently maintains a private practice in Loves Park, Illinois.
As a Christian counselor, when we ask God to direct a counseling session, then it is His agenda that we seek to discern and follow, and it is His healing that we encounter. Together we will listen to and cooperate with our Creator, who knows us better than we know ourselves. I will take time to listen and understand your views and values, give perspective, identify alternatives. New skills will be taught and modeled. I will expect commitment and monitor results. However, responsibility for making changes is left in your hands. Your competence and control will not be undermined but enhanced.