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.