Jeni Lucas, MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
I specialize in providing LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy but also work with individuals and couples for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, chronic mental illness, relationship issues, stress, personal growth, and more. My clients find me to be calming, open, non-judgmental, and easy to build a strong relationship with quickly. It is my privilege to work with and get to know every individual who comes into my office. From the first time you come for an appointment, I want you to feel as comfortable as possible - whether that just means knowing that this is a safe space, to enjoying a cup of tea or helping yourself to a piece of chocolate, to taking off your shoes and curling up in a blanket on the couch! Counseling is an intimate and collaborative relationship and I respect my clients' willingness to allow me into some of the most private parts of their lives. Being a counselor isn't just what I do, it's very much a part of who I am.
I completed my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Governors State University and am a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). After doing my internship at Turning Point, I have been very happy to be able to continue my work here in private practice. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Social Work & Human Services from Lewis University and have over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field, including partial hospitalization programs, inpatient psychiatric programs, and an outpatient community mental health center.
I am a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the ACA Divisions of Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE) and Association
for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). Additionally, I am a participant in The Gender-affirming Clinician’s Collaborative (GCC), a volunteer-managed network of behavioral health
clinicians throughout the Midwest and facilitated by the Gender and Sex Development Program at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, which meets quarterly for peer-based group consultation focused on gender-affirming mental health services offered to gender-nonconforming and trans* children/adolescents. I actively pursue supervision, trainings, and seminars specifically for working with the LGBTQ+ community on a regular basis.
By Appointment Only
Due to COVID-19, video sessions
are an option through Doxy.me/Jeni
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Mokena, IL 60448
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