Certified Counseling Professional & Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
My name is Joe Rubin, and I am a certified counseling professional and licensed clinical professional counselor. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. I specialize in transforming lives through the power of mindfulness. I work with my clients in a way that helps create real, lasting change and promotes all-around awesomeness in their daily lives.
I first began my mindfulness journey when I hit a roadblock in my life and struggled to move past it. I knew there had to be a way to free myself from the fear and doubt that kept me from fully experiencing life and held me back from achieving more in my home life, relationships, and career. I began to study and integrate the best and most researched methods from Western psychology along with Eastern philosophy and healing techniques in order to create a system that would not only help me but would also provide much-needed healing to so many others who want more in their lives but are just not sure how to achieve it.
Through hard work, my life was transformed along with the lives of so many others I have had the pleasure of working with. This work is my passion, and it shows in the personalized coaching and counseling I provide to each and every client.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My name is Margaret McKenzie, and I am a licensed clinical social worker with vast experience working in both hospital and private practice settings. I received a Masters in Social Work from Aurora University and completed a two-year post graduate-program in family systems therapy at the Center for Family Consultation. I am also certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and have been a practitioner of the Japanese therapies of Naikan and Morita for the past 15 years. I offer my clients a reflection of both Eastern and Western streams of learning that have been so helpful in my own life. Through the therapy process, ideas about creating effective and helpful change appear. We can then move forward together to take action toward a healthier and more meaningful life.
If you have any questions about what we can do to help you or would like to schedule a consultation, please get in touch today.