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Jeanette Schulz

MA, M.Ed., LCPC

My Approach

Jeanette helps patients develop the skills to look at themselves and decide how they can make their lives more meaningful and worth living. She helps them examine their beliefs and discard what is not working for them. As a result, her patients will increase their feelings of self-worth and feel capable of making difficult changes. These changes will increase their satisfaction with themselves and with their relationships. Jeanette views herself as a nurturer who provides non-judgmental suggestions to her patients. She is willing to keep working with her patients until workable solutions are found. A patient who works with her will learn how to restructure their unhealthy thought into healthier ones, improving their feelings of self efficacy. Her patients will learn how to become mindful, self reflective, and capable of living a life with satisfying relationships. Her ideal patient is one who is open to feedback, and who is willing to feel some discomfort in order to make meaningful changes.

Ages Treated | Adult, Elders

About Jeanette Schulz

My Experience

Jeanette’s experience as a special education teacher has helped her understand different types of people with unique needs and perspectives. As a result, she embraces all people and feels compassion for them. She has also worked as a counselor in a school for adolescents with a variety of challenges. These experiences have given her much insight and empathy toward others.

She has embraced the theories of Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow. It is her belief that empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard must be present in the therapeutic relationship in order for the therapy to be successful. She feels it is important to incorporate cognitive therapy, dialectical therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and internal family systems therapy in her work with patients. Mindfulness and relaxation is also very important, as it helps patients become more open to therapy.

It is Jeanette’s hope to help patients gain perspective, open-mindedness, and the ability to honestly look inward and feel ready for change.

Education

Western Illinois University, BS
University of Illinois Chicago, M.Ed
Northeastern Illinois University, MA, LCPC

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

She/Her

Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy

If you’re ready to take the next step, make an appointment now.