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“You can choose comfort or you can choose courage, you cannot have both”
— Brene Brown
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“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” –
— Buddha

Kavita Adatia MsEd, LPC, PEL

One of the hardest yet bravest things one can do when life is chaotic, doubtful, and uncertain is to reach out for help. Whether you are struggling in relationships, experiencing a life changing event, or are unable to find satisfaction with the quality of life, my goal is to help you find the path to the best version of yourself. As your clinician, I provide a safe space to learn and practice healthy coping skills, process life’s challenges, and teach how to apply your identified strengths and resources to meet your goals.

I earned my Master’s degree in school counseling from Northern Illinois University, and am currently a licensed professional counselor. I also hold my school counseling license and worked in a variety of settings including various departments at Northern Illinois University, the Illinois Math and Science Academy as a live-in resident counselor and was recently a school-based therapist in district U-46 providing intensive community-based support services for families in Elgin and surrounding communities. I have extensive experience working with young adolescents and young adults with diverse presenting issues including adjustment issues, life transitions, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, relationships, stress management, student related counseling and more.

My practice draws from building a person-centered relationship with clients while also utilizing strength-based interventions, psychoeducation, mindfulness, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT). Regardless of my approach, I strive to create a strong client-counselor collaboration centered on your needs and goals.

If you are reading this, please be extremely proud of taking that first step in your journey! It’s not always easy, but as one of my professors used to say “Life happens…Trust the process” To begin your journey with Holding Hope Services, please email contact@holdinghopeservices.com or call 847-220-1442 and mention that you would like to see me.

 
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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw