We are a caring team of professional counselors, serving Crystal Lake over 30 yrs. We offer a wide range of specialties for all ages and concerns. We are located at 185 Heritage Drive, Unit 1, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014.
We offer comprehensive counseling services in Crystal Lake including:
We have been helping Crystal lake residents choose alternative treatments first rather than medications for many years. Our mission is to promote health through natural remedies for anxiety, depression, ADHD and other mental health concerns—meeting individuals and families in their need, and at their comfort level.
We do not take a hard-line stance against using medications. Many people have experienced tremendous relief and a new freedom in their life using medications. Yet, many of our clients will request that we explore all natural options first before trying medications.
We are intimately acquainted with the paramount stressors on our Crystal Lake families these days. It is our mission to come alongside our parents to help their children navigate school academics, peer pressure and the negative influence of too much screen time.
Family life can be especially challenging for our single parents and we understand the unique pressures trying to balance work life while raising kids.
NPS is committed to helping our Crystal Lake couples communicate more effectively. Marital distress or chronic conflict is at the core of many people’s unhappiness. We also help couples heal from the deeper wounds of betrayal, pornography, infidelity, or years of neglect. Our heart’s desire is to help you take the next step and renew your hope.
NPS is premier in the speciality of evaluation for ADHD. We have been helping individuals, families and marriages in Crystal lake for over 30 yrs. We offer assessments to help tease out if ADD/ADHD or another condition or both is responsible for what is the cause of a person’s struggles.
Many people are misdiagnosed with ADHD or this condition gets missed in the midst of the family or marriage struggles. Our ADHD computer test helps to tease out ADHD from other conditions so we can arrive at a clear diagnosis.
After we diagnose, we offer ADHD coaching and support for the marriage/family for school, home life and work. We will offer alternative natural treatment options to medications as well as discuss the pros and cons of medications.
NPS has specialized in working with Crystal Lake adolescents & teens for over 40 yrs. It has been our passion to help this age group navigate the many obstacles facing them socially, academically and in their families. Balancing technology and too much screen time, homework and home life has been an increasing challenge for our parents.
Your teen will find our counselors easy to approach and able to gain the trust and respect needed to speak into their life if they are struggling with depression, anxiety, self harm or challenging dating relationships. We believe in including parents and family members in the counseling process.
NPS counselors know the language to engage the men in the Crystal Lake area. There are multiple homelife, professional, financial and societal pressures on men that create high levels of stress. This results in physical and mental fatigue, feeling worn down, using alcohol, food or TV to self medicate or burned out.
We help men in their various roles create a life script that can help them be balanced, successful and available to the important people in their life.
Women need to be heard and feel understood. Staying balanced with children, professional careers, self care, and relationships is challenging at best. We at NPS meet you where you are at, offering you tools to navigate through your current concern and move to the next step.
Our approach is holistic—including body, mind, and spirit. We bring extensive experience in the area of counseling for women in the Crystal Lake area.
Christian counseling for our Crystal Lake residents is distinct in that it incorporates the spiritual dimension into healing and growth. Depending on your type of faith background or interest, a Christian counselor may integrate biblical principles when working through an issue, or may suggest a spiritual discipline as part of your personal healing plan.
Our NPS counselors understand that for many clients seeking a Christian counselor and having their faith central to the counseling is of highest importance.
Depression is becoming a national issue, even for Crystal Lake residents given the challenging times we are living in. Depression is a serious medical issue. It’s more than just feeling “down in the dumps” or “blue” for a few days. It’s feeling down, sapped of energy, and hopeless for weeks or longer at a time.
Our NPS counselors are trained to tease out “situational depression” from an underlying physiological condition contributing to depression. The treatment approach is different for either one and we develop a unique treatment plan for recovery.
We offer both natural alternatives first and if warranted, medications as treatment options to address mind, body and soul.
If you are a Crystal Lake resident suffering from anxiety, the good news is that there is help and hope. Your life does not need to be marked or controlled by this distracting, troubling, and often overwhelming challenge.
Getting the IEP and 504 educational support, accommodations and services that your child needs is, at times, a complicated task. An educational services coordinator listens to your concerns, desires, and goals, and then helps create a plan that works best for you and your child.
The aim is to keep the process as smooth and simple as possible, by making sure that you’re equipped with the right information, and by checking that each step is followed correctly.
At NPS, we are familiar with the various underlying conditions that can be the cause of academic struggles. We have decades of experience with the Crystal Lake area schools.
Sexuality is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. Pornography, on the other hand, is sexuality on steroids! It’s a supernormal stimulus, and with regular use, it can alter the brain both physically and chemically, leading to addiction.
If you’ve been trying to manage a pornography addiction or your spouse or child is struggling, please know that success doesn’t come down to your character or sense of morality. Changing this habit takes more than willpower, determination, and sincere desire to quit.
At NPS, we help Crystal Lake residents understand that effective counseling must always take the neuroscience of addiction into consideration. We have helped many find freedom from addiction.
Typically when we think of trauma, we may think in terms of experiencing physical violence or witnessing the same. While this is certainly true in some cases, there are psychological sources of trauma as well. An abusive parent, spouse or dating partner can induce trauma through what is known as gaslighting.
At NPS, our counselors support our Crystal Lake residents who have been impacted by a trauma event or abusive relationship by walking beside them to make effective decisions on navigating or terminating the abusive relationship and helping them heal.
Young adults 18-25 years old, face many unique challenges these days. While many thrive away at college, it is not uncommon for some young adults to struggle out of high school in finding their footing toward professional and financial independence.
“Failure to launch” is a relatively new phenomenon for our younger generation just out of high school. The counselors at NPS take an empathic yet practical approach with Crystal Lake young adult residents who are struggling to find a job, have productive days taking college classes, or getting training in practical hands-on or technical fields.
NPS counselors serve our Crystal Lake residents who are part of the LGBTQ community. Our NPS counselor is sensitive, empathetic and skilled in understanding the unique pressures that arise with self acceptance, dealing with family members, peer acceptance with sexual orientation and transitioning.
At NPS, our counselors support our Crystal Lake residents by coming alongside the individual after they have taken the first step toward sobriety and completed a substance abuse program for alcohol or drug abuse.
We have an NPS counselor who specializes and has years of experience in supporting the individual in recovery and family members by helping them to understand how to support their loved one in their recovery.
Neal Psychological Specialties has been serving the Crystal lake area for over 30 years. We offer a variety of types of counseling for all ages covering a wide range of psychological counseling and testing services. Reach out to us today.