"Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t."

How Can I Help?​


You have reached your limit. You find yourself in a place between feeling too proud to ask for help and longing for the joy and contentment that others seem to have found in their lives. You aren't alone. The majority of my current and former clients struggled in silence for a long time, believing that they just needed to "be stronger" and push through on their own. When you are experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, or facing a major life change, it's not a matter of strength. It's a matter of finding the courage to ask for help. It takes time to build up the courage to reach out for support, especially from a stranger, but I'm here to help guide you. 

Dr. Erin Sheffer provides counseling in Arlington Heights

The therapeutic alliance is the cornerstone of successful outcomes in psychotherapy. You need to trust your therapist and feel heard before any progress can be made. For this very reason, I focus on creating a warm and welcoming therapeutic environment that centers on acceptance, empathy, and trust. My extensive background working in a range of settings allows me to effectively help with a wide range of issues. I assist my clients in making positive changes in their lives when fear, stress, indecision, and bad habits have previously held them back. We will go over tangible tools to help you manage uncomfortable thoughts, emotions and harmful behaviors. Healing your past experiences, learning effective coping strategies, and finding a more robust sense of well being; you will gain the potential for success, meaningful relationships and lead a life you've always wanted to live.