125 Fairfield Way Ste 380 Bloomingdale, IL 815.295.5470 erinredfern@essentiallyyoucounseling.com

Meet Us

Essentially You Counseling and Wellness Services, LLC was founded by Erin Redfern, LCPC  a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, who has been working with children, teens, and families since 2003.  At Essentially You Counseling and Wellness Services, our therapists are engaging and approachable, warm and empathetic.  We strive to provide you with a comfortable environment. 

Erin Redfern

Erin Redfern

President/Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

The thought of meeting with a therapist can be intimidating and I pride myself in my clients describing me as being down to earth and easy to talk with. Most individuals who have never pursued therapy before are surprised at how much they enjoy the counseling relationship. Think of it as a gift to yourself!!  It is important that my clients are comfortable so they can address their past and present concerns and discover the best version of themselves.  I believe that therapy is unique to the individual and that techniques used should reflect the individual’s needs.

While some problems have concrete solutions, often it is a matter of figuring out how to get through the painful situations in life; not to necessarily solve the problem but learn to find acceptance in it, and determine what it means for you as you move forward.

Within my practice I work with a variety of populations.  If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, domestic violence, grief and loss, or other issues, I can help you set goals for yourself and work toward achieving them. I look forward to working with you!

erinredfern@essentiallyyoucounseling.com


 

Stephanie Coutts

Stephanie Coutts

Licensed Professional Counselor

Welcome! You have taken the first step towards self-discovery, growth, and wellness. Seeking help in any situation can often be difficult, however, I know and understand the many obstacles and challenges we face throughout this journey. It is my passion to help others navigate through these life challenges towards finding peace. You will find I am genuine, empathic, and understanding. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to help foster your growth and development. We will work together towards achieving life goals, and I will be by your side to help overcome obstacles along the way.

I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families with a variety of concerns including but not limited to: trauma and PTSD, abuse, anger management, ADHD, depression, self-harm, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, behavioral issues, social skills, family and peer relationships, school issues, coping skills, and self esteem.

I believe in a holistic approach. We are all capable of creating meaningful change within our lives if we desire. Together, we will figure out the best method and approach towards self-awareness, healing and growth.

stephaniecoutts@essentiallyyoucounseling.com


 

Amanda Wilhite

Amanda Wilhite

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

An avid runner, Amanda believes there is a strong connection between the mind and body and incorporates a holistic approach in her therapy. Whether it is offering nutritional suggestions on foods that help alleviate depressive symptoms, or helping clients identify a form of exercise that helps them reduce their stress, Amanda looks at her clients as ‘whole people’ rather than a collection of symptoms. Often described as patient and calm, Amanda utilizes these traits to create a safe space for clients to explore their difficulties and find solutions.

Practicing from a solution-focused perspective Amanda believes that even the smallest changes are a step in the right direction. She works alongside her clients, as a guide, and focuses on her clients’ strengths to help them build upon what is already working. Amanda has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families.

amandawilhite@essentiallyyoucounseling.com


 

Holly Ciznauskas

Holly Ciznauskas

Licensed Professional Counselor

My motivation and passion for counseling stem from an innate desire to help others. We can encounter many trials and tribulations on this journey of life, and often times feel stuck and helpless. I want to guide you through these challenges to feel empowered, and find the strength to lead a fulfilling life. I have been told I am relatable, empathetic, and provide a calm disposition, most especially during times of stress and anxiety.

I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a multitude of settings, whom present with concerns such as: depression, anxiety, loss, academic issues, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship troubles.

hollyciznauskas@essentiallyyoucounseling.com


Kelly McCauley

Kelly McCauley

Licensed Professional Counselor

Does something in your life need to change but you aren’t sure how to make this happen? Maybe you’ve thought about counseling but you’re nervous about reaching out for help? I believe every person has a unique life story and their own journey that is no one else’s. It’s okay to ask for help. My non-judgmental, laid back and down to earth personality will allow you to open up in a safe and comfortable space and together, we can find the right plan that helps you achieve your goals.

Throughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood, life has obstacles and challenges that can present themselves unexpectedly. It is my passion to help my clients conquer these obstacles by educating, empowering and encouraging them to achieve their most impossible goals and improve their overall quality of life.

While I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families, I also enjoy working with adults and couples.

kellymccauley@essentiallyyoucounseling.com


 

Monika Breidenbach

Monika Breidenbach

Licensed Professional Counselor

Does something in your life need to change but you aren’t sure how to make this happen? We all experience difficulties in life at some point, I would love to walk along side you and build a
partnership working towards personal growth and achievement. The decision to seek out help can be a tough one, I understand that, but it can also be very fulfilling and rewarding.
 
My clinical interests include stress management, depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, life adjustments and cultural issues. Tell me your story and I will listen intently and compassionately.
 
I love helping my clients develop coping strategies to manage difficult stressors that everyday life brings. My approach is strengths-based, and I believe therapy is an active, creative collaboration between the client and the therapist.  I am fluent in English and Polish.
 
 

T. Will Fisher

T. Will Fisher

Licensed Professional Counselor

Life can be overwhelming!  Sometimes we feel like we don’t measure up or fit in like we are supposed to. We can start to feel tired and alone.  Maybe we can’t seem to concentrate on work, school or other important areas of our lives. Sometimes what seems like a simple task for others makes us feel nervous and overwhelmed. The therapist is both a safety net and a guide, someone to help you discover and recover from what life throws at you. I will strive to make the time spent together a safe place for you to learn more about you, your uniqueness, and your strengths.
 
I work with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ or Men’s issues, relationships, ADHD, youth and adult bullying and more.
 
It would be great to have help, someone to talk with, someone to walk with you through your pain and doubt. I welcome the opportunity to help. Time with a therapist should be judgment free. It should be a place to get to know the self, the real self. I pride myself in being that therapist.
 
 

Shannon Cagle

Shannon Cagle

Licensed Professional Counselor

Let me help you live a happier, healthier life!   With therapy we can reduce the negative impact mental illness has had over you.  Therapy is not only a valuable tool to support you through the hardest times, it can also help you identify your strengths and tap into inner wisdom for lasting healing in all phases of life!
 
Our sessions will be tailored to your needs, and can adapt as your goals evolve.  I have experience working with adults with a variety of concerns including but not limited to: trauma and PTSD,  stress depression, self-harm, anxiety, coping skills deficits and self esteem.  I genuinely care for every one of my clients and believe effective therapy is only possible if the client and therapist work as a team.
 
Together we can tackle your issues and lessen their hold on your life.
 
 

Nicky Clark

Nicky Clark

Licensed Professional Counselor

Everyone needs help at times, whether it requires addressing past issues or more current problems, therapy enables you to receive necessary support, develop skills, embrace your strengths, and make desired changes in a safe, judgment-free space.  As no two individuals are exactly alike, sessions are tailored to meet your own unique needs. I enjoy assisting my clients in the creation of meaningful, realistic goals for themselves. I will strive to provide you the support, empathy, and empowerment needed in order to help you successfully achieve your goals by building upon your existing strengths and skills.  

I have been described as easy to talk to, genuinely understanding, and laid back.  I enjoy working with children, adolescents, as well as adults, and I am experienced working with depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, social skills, and more.   

Together, we can address the issues holding you back, establish goals, and take the steps necessary to make these goals a reality.

nickyclark@essentiallyyoucounseling.com


Heather Hahn

Heather Hahn

Medical Billing Specialist/President of Premier Medical Billing Services

Having started my medical billing career in 1999, I am passionate about the work that I do. I am here to help you navigate the maze of insurance coverage, out of pocket cost, and gaining access to the mental health care you seek. I welcome your questions and enjoy helping you resolve any concerns you may have. Working together we will stay ahead of your insurance changes and account balances.

With demonstrated success in healthcare as both an administrator and medical biller for over 20 years, I started my own medical billing service in 2015. Helping doctors and patients regain control of their benefits and healthcare services has been ultimately fulfilling. Working constantly in staying up-to-date in the field thru continuing education has kept me in sync with not just medical billing requirements, but medical compliance and insurance regulation.

Reach out to us anytime with any questions or comments, we’re here for you!