Foundations 4 Life Philosophy & Approach
We believe the key to living a healthy and fulfilled life lies in nurturing all dimensions of our life’s wellness. At Foundations 4 Life we provide a safe environment for individuals, couples and families to explore struggles and issues they face. We facilitate both in-person counseling services as well as remote teletherapy via confidential video & phone platforms. The following are descriptions of our clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic intervention that addresses how thoughts effect emotions and behavior.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic technique that is designed to foster healthier living by utilizing Mindfulness & Mindful Living skills to strengthen effective communication, emotion regulation & personal effectiveness.
Strength Based Solution Focused Therapy (SBSF) is a therapeutic intervention that utilizes one’s current strengths to provide time-framed and realistic solutions for short-term goal attainment.
Family Systems Theory (FST) is a therapeutic modality that examines personal development within the context of a multi-generational family or system.
Experiential Therapy is a process where people develop enhanced skills and new ways of thinking & feeling in the present moment via direct hands on learning experiences such as yoga, meditation, exercise, team building activities, art, music & animal therapy.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a therapeutic intervention that incorporates animals such as dogs or horses into the treatment plan. We utilize our in-house certified animal therapy dog Louie the Vizsla to help our clients strengthen their mental, emotional physical health.
We offer individuals, groups, businesses & community organizations one-hour to full-day workshops, seminars & presentations on Mindfulness & Mindful Living skills. The hands-on training’s are facilitated on & off-site & are designed to provide participants with information & skills they can immediately apply for strengthened health, well-being & functioning in the following ways:
—Increase mental focus & expand emotion regulation skills
—Manage stress & cultivate healthier eating & living habits
—Lower blood pressure & support healthy immune system functioning
—Advance personal & professional development & build stronger relationships
Mindfulness 101 – Education: What mindfulness is & is not. How mindfulness works (brain science) & health benefits. Chronic effects of stress & health. Skills: mindfulness of breath, meditation, body scan, loving kindness meditation, gratitude.
Mindful Communication – Education: Cognitive processing. Wise mind. Communication styles. Communication with self & others. Skills: Communication 101. BLEND. PAUSE. STOP.
Mindful Eating – Education: Mental, physical, emotional, social aspects of our relationship with food. Skills: mindful eating exercises that focus on present moment & sensory responses during the eating process.
Mindful Movement & Living – Education: How to practice mindfulness & live more mindfully in day to day life. Skills: Breathing, sitting & walking meditations. Mindful eating exercise.
Suicide Prevention – Task Force & Support Group for Wauconda Teens – monthly virtual teen task force & support group to create awareness & understanding; provide resources & solutions; cultivate hope & change.
Task Force meets 1st Wednesday of every month @ Zoom from 4-4:45pm. Contact counselor facilitator Lori Corrigan, MA, LCPC – [email protected] or 847-497-0524 x2 to learn more or to obtain Zoom link for participation.
Support group meets 1st Friday of every month @ Zoom from 4-4:45pm. Contact facilitator counselor Samantha Ruda, MA – [email protected] or 847-497-0524 x3 to learn more or obtain Zoom link for participation.
Contact us today for a free consultation! (847)-497-0524