Hello! My name is Mary Madsen-Heskin and I am the therapist (also called counselor or clinician) at River’s Journey Counseling and I am honored to work with you on your journey to change.
Since 1998, I have provided counseling services in residential, inpatient, and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment settings. My work at not-for-profit agencies was fulfilling; but I always felt like there was a piece missing to my therapeutic scope. I was not able to explore a more holistic approach with clients or offer non-traditional opportunities for relaxation, stress management and personal growth (Reiki). My hope is that all of my clients find a safe and healing space at River’s Journey Counseling; to discover, explore and include all facets of the self which hinges on the mind-body-spirit connection of holistic care.
I utilize an integrative and Person-Centered Therapy style to best meet your needs and goals. We will work together to change any negative and faulty thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors that are keeping you feeling “stuck” in life (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I will help you to focus on real-life solutions (Solution Focused Therapy) to create positive change in your life. You will learn to tap into your strengths and increase your sense of self-assurance; knowing you have the skills to tackle life’s ups and downs (Strength-Based Therapy). Together we will create strategies for managing moods, fostering healthy relationships, feeling fulfilled with school or work, and/or managing life challenges. I will provide support along the way; assisting you in your journey to begin feeling more confident, satisfied and active in your life.
At River’s Journey Counseling, I am bridging the gap between traditional talk therapy–counseling–and wellness services to assist young adults and adults in reaching their fullest potential.
All sexual orientations and gender expressions are welcome in my office.
Contact me today if you ready for change!
Illinois School of Professional Psychology–1998–Master of Arts, Prof. Counseling
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC)
Usui Reiki Master Practitioner/ Teacher
Illinois Counseling Association
Illinois Mental Health Counselor Association
International Center for Reiki Training-Affiliate Member