Our Mission

Welcome to Balance Counseling and Wellness.  We are a group of professional counselors who offer compassionate psychological services in a non-judgmental environment.  We strive to meet  you where  you are and work with you to develop a plan to solve problems, discover your personal strengths, and help you achieve balance in your life. 

Your wellness is our passion.

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Dr. Deb Majewski
LCPC, NCC

Deb is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been in practice since 2004.  She is the owner of Balance Counseling & Wellness and is currently employed as a professor of Counselor Education at a local university.

 

She believes people have inherent value and the ability to be well.  Her goal is to help you regain your equilibrium.  She does this by working with you to understand the process that brought you to this place in order to identify areas that if changed, will lead to greater life satifaction.

 

To schedule an appointment with Deb:

 

Call: (708) 794-0270 or

Email: debzenergy@gmail.com
 

Deb currently accepts clients with BCBS, Magellan, and Cigna insurance.

Payment plans and sliding scale can be arranged.

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Patti Ahern

LPC

Patti is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Previously, Patti worked as a newspaper and magazine freelance writer, a career that taught her the value of listening carefully.

 

Patti blends person-centered counseling with cognitive behavior therapy, and is interested in depression, anxiety, addiction, and the LGBTQ community, including family members.

 

She cares deeply about her clients, and listens carefully.  She truly wants to know the issues and thoughts that you choose to share with her. 

 

To schedule an appointment with Patti:

 

Call: (773) 234-4773

*Telehealth Available

Patti accepts BCBS PPO clients.  

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Jeanine Bakker

LPC

Jeanine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years’ experience as a teacher, administrator, literacy tutor and reflexologist. Her strength-based therapy approach begins by building a collaborative and trusting working relationship and is grounded in the conviction that one size does not fit all. Change comes through a process of self-awareness, acceptance, and commitment to one’s personal values.

 

Jeanine uses clinically based research to blend ACT, mindful self-compassion, energy and bodywork, family and cultural influences, and behavioral skill building to assist clients seeking to create more meaningful lives. Specific interest areas include living with learning differences, bereavement, and life transition issues.

 

To schedule an appointment with Jeanine:

 

Call: (312) 447-9121

Jeanine accepts BCBS, self-pay, and sliding scale clients.

Nancy Panzica

LCPC

Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  Previously, she worked as a registered nurse for over 20 years, while receiving training in Healing Touch and Reiki.

 

Nancy approaches counseling from a client-centered and holistic (mind, body, spirit) perspective.  She holds special interest in post-traumatic stress and issues related to chronic pain and medical concerns.

 

She is understanding, compassionate, and will assist clients in working through the therapeutic process, believing that therapy can assist in experiencing positive change during difficult life circumstances. 

To schedule an appointment with Nancy:

 

Call: (708) 820-8250

Nancy accepts BCBS, self-pay, and sliding scale clients.  

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Gigi Sappenfield

LPC

Gigi is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a progressive client-centered approach that is blended with a variety of techniques used to uncover the root of problems, and how these issues are affecting your life and relationships.

She has experienced assisting clients with: anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships, couples, and family dynamics. 

She has a genuine, comfortable approach which allows her clients to feel safe and connected.  

To schedule an appointment with Gigi:

 

Call: (708) 762-0960

Gigi accepts BCBS, self-paying, and sliding scale clients.

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Amber Drozd

LPC

Amber is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She also works as an administrative assistant at Balance Counseling.  

Amber is a caring and empathic listener who seeks to help her clients resolve their inner conflict and find peace within themselves.  She works with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, couples and family dynamics. 

  

To schedule an appointment with Amber:

 

Call: (708) 719-1536

Amber accepts BCBS, self-pay, and sliding scale clients.