Our Counseling Team

Over 40 years of professional experience addressing and solving psychological, social and interpersonal issues. Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, groups.

Dr. Beth Plachetka, LCSW, MSW, MAEL & Founder of Safe Harbor Counseling, P.C.

“Positive change occurs by identifying and building on the individual’s strengths.” Dr. Beth Plachetka, LCSW, brings a unique blend of professional experiences to her work as therapist, teacher and school social worker. Dr. Plachetka offers services to children, adolescents and adults in the areas of relationships, PTSD, bullying, anxiety and depression, special education and workplace issues using a variety of therapeutic techniques including EMDR.  Consultation and supervision services as well as professional development presentations that include CEUs are offered.

My Core Belief

“Each individual is valuable by the fact of their existence, in my experience, no one makes positive change 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. ”

Janet Meeks, LCPC

JANET MEEKS, LCPC provides services for adolescents and adults in the areas of relationships, depression and anxiety. Janet’s experience as a special education teacher is the foundation of her expertise in successful interpersonal skills at school and work. She is an experienced clinician in CBT and behavioral therapy and is an excellent guide through the special education process. Janet has provided training for professionals as well as therapy for both individuals and couples.

My Core Belief

“Recognizing and becoming aware of the interconnectedness of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors allows individuals to identify where change is needed and to keep track of the results.”

Janet Meeks

Kimberly Rhodes, LCPC

 

KIMBERLY RHODES, LCPC Kim brings a well deserved reputation of highly effective clinical skills and knowledge. Kim previously provided clinical direction and therapeutic services through Family Counseling in Aurora, IL, where she also served as clinical director. Kim uses a variety of therapeutic techniques in working with clients on issues of trauma, domestic violence, Asperger’s, group, individual and couples therapy.

My Core Belief

“Potential is something everyone comes into this world with.  I use an artful and compassionate integration of theories and therapies that will help you to recognize, experience, and then maintain your individual potential in order to live life to its fullest.” Artful and compassionate integration of theories and therapies to clients recognize and experience their individual potential.”

 

Katherine Dolewski, MSW

 

KATHERINE DOLEWSKI, MSW offers therapeutic intervention for children pre/k through 6th grade as well as adolescents and adults. Katherine has taught “Zones of Regulations” and “Social Awareness” groups as an elementary school social worker in Elmhurst.  Katherine teaches the skills necessary for self-control and getting along with others and recognizes the importance of including parents and other significant adults in the process.

Core Belief: “Everyone has a story and all stories involve conflict. The fastest way to create a new conclusion to our story is to focus on one’s self. Through honest exploration of our life’s path we gain clarity into our ingrained emotional responses, perspective on how our behavior impacts our opportunities for growth both personally and relationally, and the ability to view problems as another stepping stone on our journey to fulfillment.”

My Core Belief

“Everyone has a story and all stories involve conflict. The fastest way to create a new conclusion to our story is to focus on one’s self. Through honest exploration of our life’s path we gain clarity into our ingrained emotional responses, perspective on how our behavior impacts our opportunities for growth both personally and relationally, and the ability to view problems as another stepping stone on our journey to fulfillment.”

Maricela Perez, APN 

We welcome Maricela Perez APN as our tenant who shares our offices. Maricela Perez APN, is owner of Santa Maria Health and provides bilingual services for patients requiring medications.  Santa Marie Health is located at Safe Harbor Counseling.  Appointments are scheduled by calling (630) 346-3995 or emailing at santamariahealth@gmail.com.

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