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Navigating the Currents of Life

As we navigate life, we all need the opportunity and support to evaluate our progress and re-chart our course.

We are Here to Help You

In life, we encounter turbulent waters. During times of rough water, we need the opportunity to evaluate our progress and re-chart our course. At Safe Harbor Counseling, we provide a convenient, quiet, and confidential place for children, adolescents and adults.

Safe Harbor Counseling therapists provide a warm, comfortable space where it is safe to discuss challenges and hardships in life.  At Safe Harbor Counseling, therapy is based on Christian principles which honor and respect the value of each person regardless of personal circumstances.

Contact us to schedule a counseling appointment today so we can help you find the strength and confidence you need to bring about lasting change. We are here for you.

About Dr. Beth Plachetka, LCSW

Founder, President, Therapist

Counseling Services

Dr. Beth Plachetka’s philosophy is, “No one makes positive changes based on criticism. It is by identifying and building on the individual’s strengths that effective and lasting change takes place. Speak truth with kindness.”  She brings this philosophy into all her counseling sessions for children, teens and adults.  She helps individuals who are seeking help with:

  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Parenting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Special Education Process
  • Asperger’s

Speaking

Providing informative solutions to prominent topics in the workplace, school and community is Dr. Beth’s mission.  Her topics are relative to what is happening around us everyday.  Her topics include:

  • Workplace Bullying
  • Mental Health
  • Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Special Education
  • Behavioral Health
  • Ethics
  • Diversity
  • Specialized Workshops

Education / Prevention

Dr. Beth Plachetka has dedicated her life to a career of service both in the schools and in the community as:

  • Safe Harbor Counseling Owner/Therapist
  • McKane & Associates
  • School Social Worker Pre-12 Geneva 304
  • Youth Minister – Aurora Central Catholic High School
  • Professional Educator – Aurora Catholic Schools
  • Aurora Police Department
  • Community Counseling
  • Breaking Free

Because of her dedication to the community, she has won the Kane Co. RJ Mades Educator of the Year 2006.  She is a member of NSSW, and National Speakers Association.  She has truly has shown what service means.

Dr. Beth’s Tip

The nervous system controls our body’s reaction to stress, nervous feelings or anxiety. When feeling anxious or nervous, you can shift the response of the nervous system simply by doing a new action. A discreet action using one hand could be to touch each finger with your thumb. Do it slowly, methodically a couple of times until you feel calmer.

Articles

WSPY News Radio 107.1, Your Life Matters with Safe Harbor Counseling & Dr. Beth Speaks

Bullying Behavior Thank you, Mike Williams from WSPY news radio 107.1 for having me on the weekly show, Your Life Matters.  Tune in on Mondays at 8:55 am to hear us discuss topics and answer questions from the audience.    To learn more about Safe Harbor Counseling...
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WSPY News Radio 107.1, Your Life Matters with Safe Harbor Counseling & Dr. Beth Speaks

Bullying Roles and Importance Thank you, Mike Williams from WSPY news radio 107.1 for having me on the weekly show, Your Life Matters.  Tune in on Mondays at 8:55 am to hear us discuss topics and answer questions from the audience.   To learn more about Safe Harbor...
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National Bullying Awareness Month

Bullying- It’s not just for kids any more.  Life is interesting to me.  I’m always amazed when circumstances and events play out in unexpected ways.  Take bullying for example.  I never expected to become an expert on bullying, but life provided an unexpected...
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WSPY News Radio 107.1, Your Life Matters with Safe Harbor Counseling & Dr. Beth Speaks

Thank you, Mike Williams from WSPY news radio 107.1 for having me on the weekly show, Your Life Matters.  Tune in on Mondays at 8:55 am to hear us discuss topics and answer questions from the audience.   To learn more about Safe Harbor Counseling and to listen to our...
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Is There a Dictator in Your Workplace?

Are you ready for a quiz? What do these men have in common? Adolf Hitler Joseph Stalin Benito Mussolini Suddam Hussein Muammar Gaddafi Idi Amin Francisco Franco Manuel Noriega If you responded “They are all dictators” you are correct! “A dictator is a leader who holds...
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Why Clients Choose Safe Harbor Counseling…

“Beth’s insights into student behaviors and management always felt easy and intuitive due to her unique combinations of experiences and problem solving. She is a go-to for difficulties because she listens very well, and coaches in implementing practical and intuitive solutions. Her vast knowledge, experience and kind & confidential openness always creates a safe environment to ask for help without judgement or repercussion “Beth is smart, insightful and has a deep understanding students’ diverse needs balanced with a respect and understanding of the classroom environment.”

Ame Kazmer, LSB1, MAEL, Special Education Teacher, Geneva, IL

“I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done. I have admired you as a woman, mother and professional. I have been blessed by your mentoring and friendship.”

Kelly V.

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