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Alisha (Ali) Rybicki Barnum is the founder of Kane County Counseling Services, LLC, a private practice located in Saint Charles, Illinois.

She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Board-Certified Counselor with over ten years of experience that includes direct service, case management, career counseling, community mental health counseling and private practice counseling.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology from UIC. Further, she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in the state of Illinois.

Ali works as an Individual, Couples and Family Therapist at Kane County Counseling Services in Saint Charles, IL and proudly serves the surrounding communities, including, but not limited to: Geneva, West Chicago, Elgin, Schaumburg, Barrington, South Elgin, Batavia and Sugar Grove.  Her focus includes treating anxiety, depression and trauma in adolescents, teens, and adults. She offers guidance and support to individuals, couples and families who face a variety of challenges and transitions including emotional and behavioral concerns, communication difficulties, relationship conflict, separation, and divorce.

Ali specializes in working with families going through life transitions, with a focus on providing the following: family planning, guidance for blending/blended families, helping families resolve family conflict, improving communication, creating effective and lasting parenting strategies, and any other challenges that may arise.

Many of the strategies she uses are derived from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  She helps people work through overwhelming emotions by teaching them evidence-based strategies to manage their emotions in a healthy way and increase their tolerance to stress.  She believe that all individuals deserve to be respected, heard, and have their needs met in their relationships.  She teaches individuals and couples how to express emotions effectively while being mindful and considerate of others.

Ali is an open-minded, active listener who provides a safe and comfortable environment for people to share their thoughts and emotions without feeling judged. She helps clients to make connections between their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, and teaches them how to look at challenging situations from different perspectives.  She enjoys helping people to set realistic, attainable goals, and supports them as they work towards those goals.  She uses motivational techniques and strengths-based strategies to empower individuals to make lasting changes. She is passionate about helping people learn the skills necessary for a greater sense of peace, happiness and fulfillment in their lives; especially in their relationships with others!

Ali is currently accepting new clients.  She can be reached at 630-797-9192 or by email at kanecountycounseling@gmail.com.


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