It starts with caring, compassionate and contemporary.
It continues with the space. Custom designed. Innovative. Chic, spacious counseling offices for gathering. Contemporary art. Exceptional service and staff. Whatever your life challenges - 2SC is there.
It culminates with your wellness. A seamless blend of comfort and insight designed to create personal transformation.
We believe that the pages of a healthy life have special meaning, which constitutes an evolving life story with chapters containing the human precepts of integrity, compassion, wholeness and integration.
In what can often be unforgiving world, 2SC serves as a safe refuge where individuals are encouraged to identify and then connect with the more deeper parts of themselves, those whom they care for, and their community.
We believe in positive regard for each life that we encounter and encourage integration of the accepted self.
We employ the concept of Clear Counseling ©, an approach that strives to offer real solutions to real problems ... real clear.
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John D. Moore, Ph.D. , LCPC, CADC, ACS
Dr. John Moore is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Moore uses a warm, affirming and interactivel approach to help clients explore barriers that keep them from reaching their full potential. Conversational & intuitive, Moore uses a strength based model to identify unproductive thinking patterns while assisting clients in the development of healthy coping skills. This interactive partnership is used to empower clients and formulate new goals for the future. Moore earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from the School of Behavioral Science at Northcentral University. Additionally, he holds a MBA from the Indiana Institute of Technology & a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from Cornell. Prior to transitioning to field of mental health, Dr. Moore worked for over 15 years in the corporate sector.
Moore's areas of expertise:
- Career Counseling & Life Transitions
Thomas E. Fransen, LCSW
Fransen holds an undergraduate from Marquette University and a masters of social work from the University of Chicago. He has worked in a variety of environments, including outpatient psychotherapy settings and residential facilities. Additionally, he has offered his services as a medical social worker to various organizations, specializing in helping individuals, couples and families impacted by various health challenges, including HIV disease, cancer, substance abuse and other health related concerns. He has an office at 2SC where he works with clients.
Fransen's areas of expertise:
- Substance abuse and dependence
* Member of the 2SC Circle Alliance. Listed therapist is a recommended counselor in private practice and not an employee of 2SC.
We are a privately owned counseling, consulting and behavioral sciences collaborative founded in 2006 with its primary offices in Chicago's Lakeview area. Clients range across all cultural, racial and economic backgrounds, including individuals from different sexual orientations. All receive high quality services throughout the lifespan of the professional relationship.
To learn more about our nonaffiliated, recommended therapists, please read the listings below.
Alexandra DeWoskin, MSW, LCSW *
Alliance Counselor (4003 N. Broadway)
Alexandra, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earned her Bachelor of Science from DePaul University and Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She is a conversational therapist and empathic and intuitive listener allowing her to hone in on client strengths and clarify concepts and patterns of thinking. This interactive approach creates a partnership with the client necessary for development of goals, healthy boundaries, and empowerment of the client for change. Directly communicating client strengths and modeling new behavior offers the client the opportunity to achieve milestones leading to increased self-esteem and more satisfying relationships.
Alexandra’s specialty areas include:
- Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management
- Substance Abuse and Dependence
James L. Lawyer, LCSW *
Alliance Counselor JAMES L. LAWYER, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and a board- certified Cognitive Behavior Therapist. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Lawyer has more than 30 years of counseling experience and has consulted with agencies, schools and corporations. Jim's interactive approach is solution focused. He works with individuals and couples, including the Chicago GLBT community.
Costa holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from DePaul University a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, and Certified Professional Coach, Costa utilizes a variety of therapeutic and motivational approaches to help clients overcome barriers. He has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings over his career, serving both as a clinician and clinical supervisor. His wealth of knowledge areas allows him to assist clients with a variety of life challenges. Costa's Lakeview office is located at: 3513 N. Lincoln Avenue.
Provis's areas of expertise include:
- Depression, Anxiety & Anger Management
- Adjustment Difficulties & Conflict Resolution
Glenn Dillon, LCSW *
Glenn is a licensed clinical social worker providing both short and long term therapy for individuals and couples. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago. He has experience working with a diverse range of clients and presenting issues. He has worked in community mental health, outpatient, substance abuse and residential settings. Glenn offers a warm, empathic approach to helping clients explore the nature of their problems and discover avenues for positive change. Glenn uses the 2SC offices to work with his clients.
Glenn’s Specialty Areas Include:
- Depression, anxiety and stress management
Costa Provis, LCPC, NCC, CPC *
Greg Harms, LPC, CADC *
Greg his Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University his Masters in Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a licensed professional counselor and a certified in addictions counseling. Greg is also a certified IAC affliated career coach. He works with clients to explore new paths, take on entrepreneurial challenges, and navigate the uncertain and stressful process of changing jobs.
Greg's areas of expertise include:
- Career management and transitions
- Subtance abuse counseling
Deb Klecha, LCPC, CADC *
Alliance Counselor (Office is at 2334 W. Lawrence)
Deb earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and holds a Master in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor.
She has a wealth of experience addressing health and wellness issues including weight loss, smoking cessation, and chronic illness (including HIV). Deb's private office is at 2334 W. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Square area
Deb’s areas of expertise:
- Career and Life Transitions
Daniel R. Sullivan, LPC, NCC *
Daniel R. Sullivan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor through NBCC. He earned his Masters of Arts in Community Counseling at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Chicago. Additionally, he holds a certificate in Addiction Studies from Harold Washington College. A multi-culturally competent counselor, Sullivan is experienced in working with individuals, couples, and groups.
Sullivan's areas of expertise include:
- Substance Abuse & Addictions
- Non-Traditional and Polyamorous Relationships