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At Bright Light Counseling Center, we believe that everyone has the potential to live a full and vibrant life. However, we know that sometimes life can get in the way of that, and it's not always easy to navigate the ups and downs on your own. That's where therapy comes in - it's a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and work towards creating the life you deserve.

Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome?

Sometimes, seeking help from an expert is the best way to put things into perspective.

Bright Light Counseling Center Therapists


Julie Gruca, MA, LPC

Therapy in Illinois


Lee Rogers (Catherine E. Lee), MSSW, LCSW

Therapy in Texas, Colorado, and Florida


Abia Hashmi, MA, LCPC, LPC

Therapy in Illinois, Texas, and Florida

Adam Scartozzi, MA, LCPC

Adam Scartozzi, MA, LCPC, LMHC

Therapy in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Florida

Dr. Beth Marnix

Therapy in Illinois, Texas, Indiana, and PSYPACT states

Individual Counseling

Individual therapy, also known as talk therapy or counseling, is a form of mental health treatment that involves one-on-one sessions between a client and a mental health professional, such as a counselor, social worker, psychologist, or therapist. The mental health professional works with the client to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to help them develop coping skills and strategies to manage their mental health concerns. Individual therapy can be short-term or long-term, depending on the individual's needs and goals, and can be tailored to address a wide range of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. The therapist provides a safe and confidential space for the client to talk about their experiences, and works collaboratively with them to develop a treatment plan that is personalized to their unique needs and circumstances.

Our team of expert clinicians is here to help you rediscover your own bright light, one session at a time. We understand that each person is unique, and that's why we take a personalized approach to therapy. Developing a supportive therapeutic alliance is our top priority. We'll work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan that's tailored to your individual needs and goals.  


Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, individual therapy can be an effective way to address these challenges. Our therapists are skilled at using evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and more, to help you develop the skills and insights you need to overcome your obstacles and create a life that's worth living.

At Bright Light Counseling Center, we believe that therapy doesn't have to be boring or stuffy - in fact, we think it should be fun! Our therapists are warm, engaging, and approachable, and we strive to create a relaxed and comfortable environment where you can feel at ease. We'll work with you to help you rediscover your own strengths and resources, and empower you to take charge of your own life.​

So, if you're ready to take the first step on your journey towards a brighter future, contact us today to schedule your first individual therapy session.

We can't wait to help you rediscover your own bright light, one session at a time!​​​​

We offer individual counseling with specific expertise in the following areas:

Relationship Problems and Conflict

Decision Making Difficulties

Difficulty with Work/Life Balance

Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

Personal Life and Career Dissatisfaction

Grief and Loss

Let's rediscover your Bright Light.

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