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Jean Cortez, LPC, NCC, believes every person is a treasure and deserves dignity and respect. Her mission is to instill hope in bringing emotional/mental well-being to those in need of help. Her goal is to assist the client with interventions of practical strategies they can use to find or regain a more meaningful and purpose filled life.

She holds Master Degrees in Human Service Administration and Psychology with a Specialty in Counseling from National-Louis University and Argosy University-Illinois School of Professional Psychology. 

With extensive experience in mental health, substance abuse and grief counseling with individuals and groups (adolescent to the baby boomer) as well as families; Jean has worked as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. She provides a blend of cognitive and behavioral therapies such as Dialectical Behavior (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) with the innovative use of Mindfulness.

Jean has developed and presented mental health workshops for middle school, high school, college and community associations. In 2015, she was provided the Connie Noel Humanitarian award for her compassionate reach out toward those experiencing emotional hurts and struggles.