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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

Navigating Mental Health

Where Do You Go For Help? Looking for the right mental health care professional can be confusing and sometimes frightening.  Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Beth Plachetka from Safe Harbor Counseling and Dr. Beth Speaks with Mike Williams from WSPY News Radio...
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Calling all Middle School and High School Parents! Know the Warning Signs of Anxiety!

Stress, Anxiety, and Our Children, Where Can We Find Help? Attend: The Parent University on Anxiety in Our Children.  Sponsored by: The Geneva Education Association and Geneva Support Staff Association Loosing the Grip of Anxiety in Our Families Middle School Students...
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 A New Decade is Dawning!

There's Still Time for Change! One decade is ending and a new one is beginning.  There's no time like now to make changes. Let Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Beth Plachetka from Safe Harbor Counseling and Dr. Beth Speaks with Mike Williams from WSPY News Radio...
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Your Life Matters! Listen Live Today and Every Monday at 8:55 AM.

You’re invited to listen to clinical social worker, Dr. Beth Plachetka of Safe Harbor Counseling and Dr. Beth Speaks today and every Monday morning at 8:55 am on WSPY 107.1.  Join Dr. Beth as she discusses topics related to mental and emotional health, parenting,...
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Calling all Middle School and High School Parents! Know the Warning Signs of Anxiety!

Anxiety is on the rise in our middle school and high school students. Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Beth Plachetka from Safe Harbor Counseling and Dr. Beth Speaks and Mike Williams from WSPY News Radio 107.1 discuss anxiety in our youth and why it is on the rise. To...
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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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