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My name is Wes, and I am grateful you are here.


Professional Counselor Associate, MA, QMHA

Counseling is my third career. I spent the first six years of my career in medical sales. I then opened two small businesses. One was featured on The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. My greatest joy in life is my family. I have been with my amazing partner for 20 years. We have a young son who is the light of my life.

In 2018, I began volunteering at a crisis intervention center where I supported veterans, abused women, teenagers, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and many other people from diverse backgrounds.

In 2020, I began a Master’s degree in clinical mental health at Northwestern University. I graduated in March 2022 and I am a Professional Counselor Associate. I work under my supervisor, Karen Van Acker, LPC.

I help couples communicate better so they enjoy healthy and loving relationships. I help men overcome anger issues that may be causing work and relationship issues. I also help individuals with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD, and ADHD.

I practice science-based psychotherapy, which includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychodynamic Therapy.

I also use Shame-Informed Therapy to help clients address core shame issues that may be preventing authenticity.

I strive to give all of my clients a comfortable and nonjudgmental space where they can be heard. I value creativity, compassion, courage, kindness, collaboration, loyalty, humility, reliability, authenticity, and vulnerability. I also believe that we all have superpowers and unique abilities.

If you believe we may be a good fit, call or email me, and we can schedule a time to connect. Thank you for reading my story. I wish you and your loved ones good health and happiness.


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