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Welcome! If you’re looking for an experienced behavioral therapist in the Arlington Heights area, we are glad you found us! We invite you to explore how our Arlington Heights counselor Katrina Christie, MEd, LCPC can help you address emotional problems that you may be experiencing. If you have been looking for an experienced behavioral therapist in Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows or the surrounding suburbs, look no further, First Health Associates Center for Integrative Medicine has had the privilege of providing quality health care in this area since 1981. If you’re looking for natural, non-medicinal ways to restore or maintain optimal health you’ll find an array of good choices here.

Life can get complicated and, at times, present us with challenges that may seem unmanageable. Challenges that range from life stressors such as the death of a loved one or a career change, to struggling with depression or anxiety. Counseling services are an effective option for navigating through these challenges. No matter the challenge, as an understanding behavioral therapist I can help you through and get you back on track.

Taking The First Step To Starting Counseling Services Is The Hardest

It takes courage to begin counseling services, but taking the first step is always the hardest. I am ready to help you overcome the struggles you are facing and discover a happier, more joyful life.

Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care including behavioral health services in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Conveniently located off I-90 near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine and Des Plaines.

Katrina Christie Can Help With Depression, Anxiety and an array of other Behavioral Health Issues

Behavioral therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor Katrina Christie, MEd, LCPC, has more than 18 years of experience helping people who struggle with personal and outside issues. Our behavioral health services are effective in treating a variety of conditions, including depression and anxiety.

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When feelings of nervousness or panic seem to take over your life, anxiety treatment with our Arlington Heights counselor can help you work through and overcome the issues that are causing those feelings.

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Marriage Counseling

All relationships go through hard times, but when the hard times become the norm and you’ve lost interest in or start resenting your partner, marriage counseling with a licensed professional counselor can help.

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Everyone feels sad or low at times. Depression treatment is indicated when feelings of emptiness or hopelessness occur every day or last for more than two weeks. Our Arlington Heights depression therapist can help.

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Parent Counseling

The expectations of being a parent are the source of great joy. It can also be the source of overwhelming stress that can become unmanageable. Parental counseling services can help address the issues that are challenging your ability to be a successful, nurturing parent.

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Family Counseling

Family dynamics are more stressed than ever. With dual-income households, jam-packed kids’ schedules, and societal pressures, it’s easy for the family “system” can break down. Our Arlington Heights family counseling service can find solutions that help make you a stronger, happier family.

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Anger Management Therapy

Anger is a natural emotion that everyone experiences. Anger management therapy is needed when anger is uncontrollable as it will lead to both psychological turmoil and a myriad of chronic health issues. When anger takes control, our Arlington Heights counselor can help.

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Binge Eating Disorder

Its perfectly normal to have random times when we feel like we’ve eaten too much. These occasional bouts of overeating happen to us all, occasionally. Overeating clinically becomes a binge eating disorder when it feels as if it’s out of control. Our experienced Arlington Heights counselor can help you address and manage the emotions and eating behaviors.

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Life Transitions & Changes

When life gets in the way of living, life transitions counseling can help you sort it out. As we go through life, changes and transitions are part of the journey. But there are times when these changes are more than just a bump in the road. They might require us to adjust to new situations or address feelings that we might not be ready to handle.

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Asperger Syndrome

Nearly one in 70 people have Asperger syndrome, or Aspergers. It is an autism-spectrum condition that affects how someone interacts with the world and results in communication and social difficulties. Our Arlington Heights counselor can help you devise coping strategies that will enable you to live a full and productive life.

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Adolescent / Teen Counseling

Most children develop the social and emotional skills needed to lead a happy, healthy life. However, in today’s complex environment, some children and teens struggle with these skills. Adolescent and teen counseling are a naturals at First Health. Our Arlington Heights counselor has over 18 years experience and 13 years as a school counselor.

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Student Athlete – Life Balance Counseling

Balancing academics with studies can be daunting for any student athlete. Add the demands of playing an elite sport and student life can seem overwhelming. As a full ride Northwestern scholarship athlete our Arlington Heights counselor can help you manage the added stress that being an athlete can pose.

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a lifelong condition that affects nearly six million adults in the United States. Our Arlington Heights counselor can help you manage your symptoms, reduce the intensity of manic and depressive episodes and give you the opportunity to live a full and productive life.

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