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Solution-Focused Online Therapy in Chicago, IL


You’ve succeeded at almost everything. Except when it comes to a certain behavior.

If you are a high-achieving professional who enjoys an active social life when you're not going all-out at work, you face unprecedented levels of stress. This is especially true for those who face tough challenges using logic, an even-temperament, and an unstoppable drive for success.

Achievement-oriented people are more likely to fall into patterns of problem behavior. You can be successful in all that you do - except when it comes to a problem behavior. You might find yourself in situations that include overuse of alcohol, gambling, drug use, overeating, or extramarital encounters. Even though your use of alcohol or other limiting behaviors rarely leads to problems, it makes sense if you want to prevent yourself from ending up in a bad situation in the future.


Free yourself from the cycle of self-destructive behavior.

With our many behavior change counseling services, and team of specialized counselors to meet your needs, you can regain control. It doesn't have to involve intensive treatment or admitting that you're powerless. Unleash your power to change.

Call or text (312) 715-8234 to get started. We're here for you.


Help With Problem Drinking

Do any of the following mirror your current experience? Do you

  • Drink past the “tipping point” and experience memory brownouts or blackouts?
  • 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”?
  • Worry that your significant other will leave you, throw you out of the house, or force you to give up drinking forever?

If this sounds like you, you are not alone and counseling may help you.

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Services and Specialties

Alcohol Moderation

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Concerned Significant Others

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Video Game Addiction

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Complex Pain

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Addiction Recovery

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Emotional Eating

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Chicago Compass Counseling’s Team

Matt Lawson, MA, NCC, LPC
Matt Lawson, MA, NCC, LPC
Michelle Byrd, MA, NCC, LPC
Michelle Byrd, MA, NCC, LPC
Dennis Nguyen, LCSW
Dennis Nguyen, LCSW
Alexandra Backis, LCSW
Alexandra Backis, LCSW
Sarah Suzuki, AM, LCSW, ACSW, CADC
<br>Owner and Clinical Director
Sarah Suzuki, AM, LCSW, ACSW, CADC
Owner and Clinical Director

If you  or someone you love is struggling with self-destructive behavior, we can help.

Our expert team at Chicago Compass Counseling has extensive experience helping people create immediate and lasting change. We will collaborate with you to regain control. Contact us in our Chicago office today.