Paul Avram, LCPC
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Specialization in Trauma
Employee Assistance Professional
Experience in Foster Care Administration
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with over 20 years’ experience in the mental
health field. I have received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago and my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.
I have worked in private practice, employee assistance, and the child welfare system. I spent the first 16 years of my career working with foster families, adolescents and children, as both a social worker and therapist, helping them heal from their trauma and live productive lives. I have also held the roles of clinical and program director in the foster care system, allowing me to develop a sense of the bigger picture when it comes to working my clients.
I’ve worked for the past 6 years in the employee assistance field where I focused on mental and
emotional health issues within the workplace. I worked with organizations in addressing employee
behavioral and work performance issues. I have supported organizations when trauma has occurred
within the workplace. I appreciate the role of the world in which my clients live and work and how it can impact their mental health.
I have taught psychology at Moraine Valley Community College. I take great pride in making
difficult concepts approachable to all my students and witnessed how learning has given them
confidence. I believe that there is a great value in understanding life’s challenges as you face them.
I carry these philosophies into the therapeutic session. I believe it’s important for my clients to
not look at themselves as merely a list of symptoms or disorders, but as a whole person. It is vital to see themselves in the bigger picture, recognizing the role of the world around them in their emotional challenges, and to have a solid understanding of the challenges that they are facing. This is the first step on the path to healing. I want us to look at your overall lifestyle, focus on your strengths and help you reach the goals that you have set for yourself.
Are you ready to connect? Let me know how I can help.
630-206-0272 ext 23