What We Do

What We Do

Foundations Counseling, LLC in Chicago, Illinois offers affordable counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples, and families in the Beverly, Chatham, Evergreen Park, and Oak Lawn neighborhoods. See our specializations below as well as the workshops and presentations we provide. Give us a call or send a message to schedule an appointment with us.

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Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are known to be experienced by everyone. However, at high levels, they can begin to cause adverse physical effects which may lead to life-threatening depression.


When left unaddressed, depression can worsen and eventually has potential to become life-threatening. If you or anyone you know is experiencing thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 immediately.

Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one can be truly difficult, especially when attempting to cope alone. Our highly trained counselors help you through the coping process however you may be expressing your grief.

Relationship Challenges

Poor communication, relational differences, and problems with intimacy between partners can lead to behavioral health issues such as stress, anxiety, or depression. Our professional therapists are trained to address these relationship issues on the individual level or through couples therapy.

Work Issues

A significant amount of time is spent at work. When the working environment is emotionally unhealthy, problems can begin to extend beyond the workplace and into one’s personal life.


Couples Therapy and Marital Counseling


Communication is paramount to any successful relationship. Our couples therapy assists partners in learning how to communicate more effectively, using active and empathetic listening to maintain open communication.

Resolve Relational Conflict

Settling conflict in a relationship is not determining who’s wrong or right. Our therapist help couples discover what works for both parties and encourage couples to work together to solve problems.

Identify Problematic Behaviors

Therapists identify and discourage behavior that can have psychological, physical, or economic harm.

Alter Perspective of Relationship

Our therapists encourage the two parties to work toward viewing their relationship in an objective manner.

Decrease Emotional Avoidance

By avoiding the expression of feelings, couples can grow emotionally distant. Our couples therapy encourages partners to express their needs for closeness by bringing out the emotions and thoughts that they fear expressing to the other person.


Family Counseling and Therapy

Family Conflicts

Disagreements are common among family members. However, these conflicts can reach a level that is detrimental to the health of individual family members, occasionally becoming physically violent in nature. Our behavioral health professionals help to improve family relations (similarly to couples therapy) by encouraging open communication to mediate the conflict.

Child/Adolescent Behavioral Difficulties

When a child or young adult has trouble in social situations with their peers, it is possible that they are dealing with a diagnosable behavioral disorder. We assess and identify these disorders (ADHD for example) and work to help patients manage their behavioral problems.

Child and Adolescent Therapy

Child Trauma

Foundations Counseling, LLC also provides a number of services that are intended for children, teens, and families who have experienced sexual abuse and maltreatment. We perform assessments and counseling sessions as well as help them deal with similar situations through prevention.

Academic Problems

Children, adolescents and young adults with learning disabilities can often struggle emotionally in an academic environment. Individual treatment can remediate stress experienced at school and improve the learning process.


Public Speaking and Workshops 

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Anxiety and Mindfulness
  • Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Goals Setting
  • Lecture Presentations on Conflict Resolution
  • Professional Development
  • Self-Care
  • Stress Management

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What Our Customers Are Saying

“I would highly recommend this business to family, friends, or co-workers and can't wait to return again!”

-Jane Henry

"Samantha Allen is a wonderful therapist and an overall amazing person. She’s attentive, supportive, and sympathetic to every concern I have.Mrs. Allen has helped me overcome the challenges that were present in my life and continues to be a confidant. As a result, I feel more confident knowing that there is no judgement during our sessions and I have an awesome mental health provider who wants to see me, and others, succeed".

-Ms. Jackson

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