"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others."


We know it takes courage to ask for help and to make significant changes in your life.  Please call us today.  We want to help!

About Northwest Treatment Counseling Associates, Inc.

Northwest Treatment Counseling Associates is an established group private practice founded in 1997.  NWTA offers evidence based, trauma informed behavioral health counseling on an outpatient basis for persons of all ages to address a variety of presenting problems to diverse populations.  With seven clinicians on staff, each brings their specialty focus to the practice, using the highest ethical standards possible. 


Given our 21 year history NWTA has earned an outstanding reputation for our clinical expertise particularly in our work with mental health  concerns that impact the lives of children, youth and families.  NWTA therapists are educated and trained in the use of play therapy and expressive modalities for our work with children, as well as traditional individual and couples, group and family therapy modalities. Treatment plans are individually tailored to the unique needs of the client. NWTA group practice takes pride in going above and beyond the others for the benefit of our clients. 


Additionally, as a group practice, we specialize in the treatment of sexual abuse and trauma as well as sexually problematic behaviors and compulsions.  We aid our clients in developing a healthy sexuality so that they can live fully and freely without shame. 


NWTA therapists can help you navigate a challenging life event, cope with a mood disorder, improve your parenting skills, help your sensitive child learn to relax, guide your teen in the development of a strong sense of self or overcome peer difficulties, social anxiety or bullying.  NWTA family therapists can help you resolve family conflicts and our trauma specialists can help you find healing and recovery from trauma or abuse..  With certified drug and alcohol addictions therapists on staff, overcoming  substance abuse or eating disorders becomes a reality. Additionally,  NWTA couples/marital therapists can help you attain a rich and satisfying intimate relationship using the Gottman method and Emotionally Focused couples counseling techniques to help you improve and solidify your most important relationships.



Carol is the best counselor I have had the privlege to work with.  She has helped our family in countless ways.  She will always have a special place in my family.” 


Gaia, November 2017

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815-337-1234 Woodstock Office

847-608-8570 Elgin Office

"Believe you can and you are halfway there".