Paramount Counseling Services, PLLC
(847) 305-3555
Paramount Counseling Services, PLLC
(847) 305-3555

Therapy in Northbrook, IL


Therapy is a process of self-discovery. It's scary to face our fears and insecurities but also incredibly liberating. We're here to help you on your journey to self-acceptance and healing.

Therapy Northbrook
Therapists in Northbrook IL

What are Therapists?

Therapists offer a counseling service that helps people work through personal issues. We provide a safe and confidential environment for our clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Our goal is to help our clients find solutions to their problems and improve their overall well-being.

Therapy can benefit people of all ages who are struggling with personal issues. Some common reasons people seek treatment include:

  • Coping with anxiety or depression
  • Dealing with relationship problems
  • Managing stress
  • Overcoming trauma
  • Improving self-esteem

These are just a few examples of the issues we can help with at Paramount Counseling Services.


What is the Goal of Therapy?

Therapy aims to help our clients find solutions to their problems and improve their overall well-being. Out Therapists works with our clients to help them understand their thoughts and feelings and to find new ways of coping with the challenges in their lives. The goal of therapy is different for everyone. Some people come to treatment with a specific purpose, while others want to explore their thoughts and feelings.

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What to Expect from Therapy in Northbrook

What to Expect from Therapy

At Paramount Counseling Services, we believe therapy is a collaborative process between therapist and client. Therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes long. This time allows you to talk about whatever is on your mind. We will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Does Therapy in Northbrook Work?

Does Therapy Really Work?

A lot of research shows therapy is an effective treatment for many mental health issues. Therapy has effectively treated anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. It can also help people improve their relationships and self-esteem. We encourage you to contact us if you are considering therapy. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our services—Call 847-305-3555 to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation by phone for therapy in and around the Northbrook area.


What can I expect during a therapy session?

The format of therapy sessions can vary depending on the type of therapy being provided and the client's individual needs. However, therapy sessions are conducted in a safe and confidential setting where clients can openly share their thoughts and feelings. Sessions may also include activities or exercises to help clients explore their emotions and learn new skills. For example, during children's therapy children may participate in play therapy to express themselves and work through challenges.


How long will I need to attend therapy?

The time needed for counseling services can vary depending on the individual's goals and progress in therapy. Sometimes, clients only need a few sessions to address a specific issue. However, other clients may require ongoing counseling to manage chronic mental health conditions. Most sessions run from 53 to 55 minutes weekly.

Paramount Counseling Services, PLLC

Specializing In

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Grief and Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Couples and Family Conflict Resolution
  • Personality Disorders
  • Parenting Skills

Therapy Services

Individual therapy patient

Individual Therapy

One-on-one, client-centric therapy approach that provides a safe, comfortable space for the client and therapist to work together towards individual goals.

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Couples & Family Therapy

Helping you to navigate various relationships by resolving conflict, strengthening bonds through improved communication, and building trust with your partner or family.

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Child / Adolescent Therapy

Focusing on the unique challenges facing children and teens in today's technology-driven world. Our therapists promote social interaction and mindfulness to combat the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the anxiety, depression, and isolation it intensified.

Meet Our Therapists

Sara Bartus, LCSW

Sara Bartus


Sara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree with extensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has over ten years’ experience in the field, and is extremely passionate about helping her clients grow and reach the goals they’ve set.

Sara specializes in helping children, teens, and adults suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, stress, relationship issues, and behavioral issues. Her ability to relate to clients on a personal level, while providing insightful guidance and coping strategies, has helped her to improve the lives of many clients.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys spending time outside with her family and dog, Luca. She enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking, and going to outdoor concerts.

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