Michael Albert, MA, LCPC

Contact Options

Client Portal(847) 438-4222 x 77Contact Form

Personal Statement

The process of seeking help can be intimidating and, at times, unnecessarily burdensome.   I hope that at its best, therapy can ease that weight and help develop that “still point in a spinning world.” My therapeutic style seeks to provide a comfortable sanctuary that although professional, still remains casual.  Working with children and families for 20 plus years has helped me to adapt a professional playfulness that allows for relationship building, while respecting the seriousness of their concerns.

Who I Serve

Although, working with nearly all populations, I tend to focus my work on those often marginalized by society, including children, adolescents, young adults, LGBTQ and those seeking gender affirming care.

Specialty Treatment Areas

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Child and adolescent behavior problems
  • Depression
  • Identity/Self-esteem/Body image
  • Trauma recovery

Additional Treatment Areas

  • LGBTQ+
  • Gender affirming
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Transition care post-hospitalization
  • Families
  • Sibling conflict
  • Parenting

Theoretical Approach

In accordance with best practice and in a desire to make the recognized therapies work for the client, I have chosen to avoid the “cookie cutter” approaches to counseling. Instead, I adapt a mindfulness strengths-based, flexible application packaged for the specific client.

Insurance Networks

  • Private pay
  • Aetna
  • BCBS PPO
  • Optum/UBH

Education/Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois
  • MA in Counseling Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP)
  • Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)