Email: cshields [at] cedartreecounseling.com
Cari Shields | LCSW
Clinical Focus: Women, Couples, & Families
Location: St. Charles
What can you do when you no longer feel at home in yourself, in your daily living, in your relationships, in your life?
You might feel anxious, sad, or angry too often. Sometimes it’s the big things that throw us off balance – past and present hurts, losses, family conflict, major changes. Other times it is the accumulation of little things and we might not even know why we are overwhelmed or struggling.
Here’s the good news. Things can be better and you don’t have to go through this alone. I have over thirty years of experience helping women of all ages navigate life and improve relationships.
When you come in by yourself or as a couple, my goal is to make it okay for you to be you. That’s where we start the journey. I want to provide a place where you can learn to breathe deeply and move towards what the author Brené Brown calls “knowing you are worthy of love and belonging.”
Call today and take the first step towards restoring healthy connections and joy in your life. (630) 797-9872 x707
M.A. in Social Work, Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA.
B.A. Sociology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
“After years of crippling anxiety and depression, I finally found ways to cope and relax. Cari helped me discover inner strengths that I never knew I had. I am surprised to find that I am actually enjoying my life.- School Teacher from Aurora
” We were in big trouble as a couple and not sure if anything could help. Cari provided a safe place for us to be vulnerable and kinder to each other even when we were discussing old hurts. It feels good to be comfortable with each other again and to believe we have a future together.”- Naperville Couple
“Thanks for all that you did to help me find the courage to take this step and go back to college. Understanding my depression and destructive thought patterns has helped me make better choices. I could not have done it without your support.”- College Student from Geneva
Articles By Cari Shields
You know the feeling. You wake up in the morning and already feel like you are behind. Your heart and your thoughts are racing. During the day when a friend or co-worker asks how you are doing, you reply, “I’m overwhelmed.” You are stressed. Most stress is born in the...