At Partners in Mindful Living we offer:

  • Counseling and coaching services to individuals (children and adults), couples and families
  • Expertise in chemical and process addictions
  • Creative and innovative approaches grounded in a framework of respectfully meeting you where you are
  • A safe space where you can experience increased self-awareness and find the courage to create the life you want

Are we right for you?

Help Deciding

Robyn-Norman-headshotRobyn Norman, LCPC, CADC, BCC
Founder & Owner

Call Robyn at (630) 220-9223
or email her at robyn1001@comcast.net


Robyn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, certified addictions’ counselor with CADC and MISA II certifications, and certified coach with more than 20 years of experience as a mental health professional. She uses a broad array of therapeutic approaches, with a significant focus on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness. 

ACT is an evidence-based behavioral therapy that has gained recognition for creating positive outcomes across a broad range of life issues. Its basic premise is:

We can’t force our thoughts and feelings to change, yet we can still create behavior change by acting in ways that are consistent with our most important values. In other words, we don’t have to wait to act until we think or feel better, we can move forward productively right now!

Robyn’s work is guided by two primary values: first, that life is an amazing adventure,  beckoning to us 24/7 to pay attention; and second, that we are so much more than we allow ourselves to imagine.

Call Robyn at (630) 220-9223 or email her at robyn1001@comcast.net

Read “The Back Story”

“I have been seeing Robyn on and off for the last 5 years and have never had such a positive experience with a therapist or counselor. She has helped me to feel comfortable taking an active participant role in my life, instead of merely observing it.” ~ BD, Naperville

 
More Kind Words

headshot of Jason KnorrJason Knorr, MS, LCPC

Call Jason at (630) 670-7130
or email him at jasonknorr4@gmail.com


I am a practicing Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience as a mental health professional for children, adolescents and adults. I utilize best practice therapeutic approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with focus on creativity and client/family values.

My goal in working with you is to support your path to achieve a more Balanced life. It is a destination filled with learning experiences and self introspection. We get closer to this goal with practice in virtue (to act with decency, honesty and integrity) and diligence (to make the most of our time and talents). When we are true to ourselves and our values we are closer to reaching our goals and leading a more satisfying life.

I look forward to providing you support and guidance!

Call Jason at (630) 670-7130 or email him at jasonknorr4@gmail.com



Karen Caldwell-Littleton, LCPC

Call Karen at (773) 719-7496
or email her at kcaldwell.lcpc@gmail.com


My approach is laid back and transparent.  I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is critical for growth and change to occur, and collaboration is key.  I use my background and training in counseling to partner with you.  Together we use your expertise of your life, my training, and our relationship to create a new narrative with less suffering and more meaning.

 

 

It isn’t always easy to decide to enter a therapy or coaching relationship. Here are some thoughts that might help.

 

 

Q: How do I know if Partners in Mindful Living is right for me?

A: In my experience there seem to be two sets of people for whom this work makes sense. The first are those who are experiencing success in many life areas, yet feel stuck around one or two issues. Others, for a variety of reasons, are experiencing a period of extreme dissatisfaction with life in general.

If you hear yourself making some of the following statements, you may want to explore whether or not they are really true for you:

  • It’s not that bad. I’ve lived with it so long, I can’t change it now.
  • I don’t have the time.
  • There’s something wrong with me; or something wrong with them.
  • If I do that, people will think I’m selfish.
  • I can’t say no.
  • But I’m too _____, so I can’t do that!
  • That’s just who I am. I’ve always been that way.

Q: How does it work?

A: A powerful obstacle to finding and living out the life we want can be a set of limiting beliefs. Beliefs are mental models of how things work. Sometimes we’re aware of our beliefs, sometimes not. Problems arise when we assume these beliefs (or opinions) are facts and use them as a basis for life decisions.

We’ll help you clarify your beliefs and values, and identify the things that really matter to you, to ensure that you are moving in the directions you want to go. Some of us are naturally more comfortable experiencing and expressing feelings. Others are more at home with ideas and concepts. Most of us tend to overdo some things and ignore others. Life is rarely orderly. We’ll also look at behavior patterns and see how they are working for you.

You’ll explore the skills of observing, accepting and managing yourself, identifying and investigating options, and making self-affirming decisions that lead to productive and meaningful action. Once you have practiced the concepts and skills in one or two life areas, you may find that they translate to other situations in your life. The frequency and duration of our relationship will depend on you. Together we will identify your focus.

Q: How do you handle fees and insurance?

A: The session fee is $150/55 minutes. We are preferred providers for BC/BS PPO and various other insurance companies. We will gladly file insurance claims on your behalf. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for your session fees.

For clients who do not have insurance or who prefer not to use their insurance plan we offer a sliding scale and we can talk about that when you call for your first session. If you do not have insurance payment is expected at the time of service via cash/check. Co-pay and/or co-insurance will be paid at each session.

Please contact your insurance provider prior to our first session so that you have a full understanding of your benefits, including deductible, co-pay and co-insurance. Some questions to ask your provider: What is my deductible? What portion (co-pay or co-insurance) am I responsible for? Is there a limit to the number of sessions, either annually or lifetime?