Alcohol Counseling in Chicago. Helping You Free Yourself From the Cycle of Problem Drinking.

Serving Adults and Young Adults Challenged with Problem Drinking as well as Those Who Love Them.

If you are challenged with problem drinking, we offer alcohol counseling in Chicago and we can help.

As one of the many successful professionals in Chicago who enjoys a rich social life, you likely face countless drinking situations. Even if your drinking seems "better than most people", there may be some occasions that leave you feeling worried. Have you crossed the invisible line into the territory of problem drinking?

You can regain control, we can show you the way.

It doesn't have to involve rehab, AA, or even a lifetime of abstinence. For the vast majority of problem drinkers, moderation is possible.

Our Counseling Services to Help You or a Loved One
Alcohol Counseling in Chicago

Alcohol Moderation Counseling

Do any of the following sound familiar?
  • You feel frustrated because drinking feels beyond what you can solve (and you usually solve your own problems)
  • You know about or even tried AA but is not a good fit for you
  • You wake up with anxiety or shakiness, and find that the only thing that seems to help is "one small drink" to "take the edge off"
  • You worry your significant other will leave you, throw you out of the house, or force you to give up drinking forever
If any of these sound familiar, you may be feeling like it's time for a change. Moderation counseling can help you:
  • Wake up free of regret
  • Feel good about yourself
  • Gain the self control needed for drinking moderately in social situations
  • Reduce your anxiety
Learn more about how we can help you succeed with moderate drinking.

Young Adult Alcohol Counseling

Are you a young adult that has experienced any of the following?
  • You feel anxious and worried all the time or a lot of the time
  • You feel lost and unsure What you wanted in life isn't what you want anymore and you don't know why
  • You worry that your drinking is affecting your family
  • You feel alone and like there is no one to turn to when you feel bad
If these sound like something you've been going through, then counseling can help. Our services can help you:
  • Find purpose and direction in life again
  • Manage the stress in your life
  • Be social with confidence
  • Get better relationships with family, friends, and partners



Learn more about how we can help you unlock your inner potential.

Counseling for Partners

Do any of the following resonate with you?
  • You feel disappointed with how your partner chooses alcohol over you and your children
  • You are hopeless about your loved one's drinking behavior
  • You feel like you have to be the "enforcer" in your marriage but you don't want to be
  • You suffer so much because it's hard to watch someone you love drinking so much, yet you feel like there's nothing you can do
If these reflect your experience with your partner, know that you don't have to go through this difficult time alone. Counseling can help you:
  • Understand why your loved one engages in problem drinking
  • Regain the ability to take care of yourself and finally get some "me-time" again
  • Stop resenting your partner and start understanding them


Learn more about how we can help you change your partner's drinking.

Alcohol Recovery Counseling

Are you currently dealing with any of the following?
  • You're tired of programs that don't work. You've been through detox, rehab, or IOP, but you aren't getting the individual attention you need
  • You feel like shame and guilt are bigger triggers for you than "people, places, and things"
  • You are frustrated with AA because it feels like it isn't tailored to YOU
  • You want to stop thinking life is about counting "sober time"
If any of these rang true for you, alcohol recovery services may be a good fit for you. Counseling can help you:
  • Get control and steer the wheel when it comes to your recovery
  • Create life-long, lasting change
  • Stop the cycle of chronic relapse



Learn more about how we can help you thrive in your recovery.

What Makes Our Chicago Alcohol Counselors Different?

We are a group of counselors helping adults and young adults challenged with problem drinking. Here are some reasons you may want to work with us:
1. We are passionate about helping you create immediate and lasting change.
Our alcohol counselors help you find solutions that lead to the life you desire. Through our research-based methods you will get tools to help you transform your behavior starting from the very first session. Together we collaborate with you to find solutions that lead to relief from problem drinking.
2. We use data-driven strategies to help you get the life you desire.
We stay up to date on the latest research on alcohol abuse as it emerges in the areas of both human behavior and neuroscience. To create a plan tailored to your goals, we are referencing the most recent information and techniques as they relate to helping with the challenges of alcohol abuse.
3. We focus on possibilities, not labels.
Most people who struggle with problem drinking are riddled with shame and worry about being labeled an alcoholic. There is nothing helpful about calling someone an "alcoholic". Your counselor will provide a judgement-free space and work closely with you towards the life you want.
4. We support the family system.
If you are not the one struggling with problem drinking, we are here to provide support and guidance while you navigate the challenges of loving someone who is challenged with problem drinking. We are here to help you understand the "why" of your loved one's drinking while designing a path forward. We offer strategies that WORK for parents and significant others who are worried about problem drinkers.
The bottom line is: We are committed to serving you.

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If you struggle with alcohol abuse or are worried about your loved one, we can help you develop the roadmap to change. Our expert Chicago alcohol counselors have extensive experience in helping you and the people you love find freedom from problem drinking. We are here to help you achieve lasting change. Contact us at our Chicago office today.
Our Specializations
Alcohol ModerationDepressionAnxietyAddictionComplicated GriefSelf-Destructive BehaviorTrauma
Call to book your session: (312) 715-8234
We're here for you.

Chicago Compass Counseling, LLC
25 E Washington Street, Suite 2036
Chicago, IL 60602



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