Cathryn  Biga

Cathryn Biga

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Accepting new clients for daytime & weekend appointments in North Shore practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Life transitions
  • Loss and grief

Professional statement

Cathryn Biga is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Mt. Prospect, IL who has extensive experience working with high school and college students and adults across the lifespan. She also has experience working with couples, including those going through a divorce, and families. She specializes in depression, anxiety and panic disorders, life transitions, substance and alcohol abuse, and grief and loss.

Cathryn takes a solution-focused, goal-oriented approach and primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her sessions are client-centered and frequently involve helping her clients develop realistic goals. She works with her clients to develop healthier coping strategies and learn how to manage their symptoms on a day-to-day basis.

Cathryn cares about each of her clients and is there to help them grow and take control of their lives. She has been a therapist for over a decade and worked in hospital settings before starting her private practice. Her office is conveniently located right near the Mt. Prospect Metra station. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

Taking care of you is a healthy and productive way to be the best version of yourself.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $125
  • Initial session: $150 (55min)

Therapist's note

Cathryn can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

North Shore practice

200 East Evergreen Avenue

Suite 122

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

CTB Counseling, Private Practice, 2007 - Present

Northshore Healthcare Systems, 2017 - 2018

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, 2002 - 2018

National Board of Certified Counselors, Nationally Certified Counselor, 2005 - Present

National Louis University, MS in Human Services and Counseling, 2001

Elmhurst College, Bachelors in Interdepartmental Communications, 1998


Languages

  • English

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