Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

WELCOME TO

Glenview Counseling Group

Therapy for youths, adults, couples & families

ABOUT

FIND OUT A BIT ABOUT US


WHO WE ARE

Glenview Counseling Group is a small team of clinicians working with individuals and couples as well as children, adolescents and their families in an individual and family counseling setting.  We are caring and compassionate people who are dedicated to meeting the emotional and psychological needs of our clients.

WHAT WE DO

We use a variety of treatment methods to best fit the needs of each individual or family. We would like to be partners in the journey to well-being and happiness. We believe that each person possesses the potential to live the life they want and we make it our mission to help unlock that potential.

OUR SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Counseling offers you a chance to speak with a trained professional about making changes in your life in a caring, nurturing environment. It is a collaborative experience that requires us both to examine your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to make lasting changes.


YOUTH & FAMILY THERAPY

The focal point of your child's world is your family (even if your teen tells you it's his or her friends). Although teenagers begin to move away from this as they mature, it is still parents, siblings and home life that are the center of their universe.


MARITAL THEARPY

Marriage therapy offers valuable opportunities for couples who want to make real changes in their marriage and build a healthy and long-lasting relationship. It can be a worthwhile investment for the long-term, providing couples with the skills and strategies they need to manage life together in a healthy way.


GROUP THERAPY

Group therapy involves one or more therapists who lead a group of roughly five to 15 clients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week, every other week, or once monthly. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.


TELETHERAPY

In our increasingly digitally connected world, we're finding new ways to connect. Therapy is yet another area that has caught on to the power of digital connection and is already using it to help more people access the support they need.


OUR SPECIALIZATIONS

ANXIETY

The word "anxiety" has become a catchall term for stress, nervousness and worry.  However, Anxiety Disorders are much more than that and in many cases require evidence-based interventions to manage.  We often meet people who's quality of life has been significantly impacted by an Anxiety Disorders and need our help getting back to living the life they want.

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TRAUMA & EMDR

Trauma is a word that that refers to an experience within a spectrum of diagnoses, the most well known being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. However, broadly speaking, Trauma refers to a single or series of events that happened in the past that continue to affect us negatively for a long time afterwards.

DEPRESSION & MOOD

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.

OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that causes perfectly rational people to think and act in ways they know are irrational, but cannot stop.   People with OCD get caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions.

ADHD

ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. He or she may also be restless and almost constantly active.

LOSS & GRIEF

Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone or something important to us. We may be grieving a loved one, going through a divorce, lost our job or a cherished dream. Grief can encompass a wide range of feelings from numbness to sadness, anger, guilt or even relief. 

CAREER

Your career development is a lifelong process.  There are a number of factors that influence your career development, including your interests, abilities, values, personality, background, and circumstances. Career Counseling is a process that will help you to know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions.

AUTISM SPECTRUM

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions marked by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.  

OUR CLIENTS

Before your first appointment at Glenview Counseling Group you should take a few steps to ensure that your initial session goes smoothly.


If you are planning to use your insurance please click on the Fees & Insurance tab at the top of the page to understand the process for using your insurance or how to use your out-of-network benefits.


Prior to your initial session you should also complete all of your paperwork and follow the instructions for filling out the forms.  Please also bring your insurance card to the first session so that we have it on file and can call to confirm your benefits.


If you know the name of the counselor you would like to meet with contact that person directly. If you would like our intake coordinator to help you make a match based on style, availability or any other criteria, please leave a message in our general voicemail box at (847) 699-2490 x0 or send us an email through the Contact Us form at the bottom.

New Clients

All new clients of Glenview Counseling Group are required to fill out the following forms: Intake Forms, New Client Assessment & Telehealth Authorization. 


Additionally, new clients may also fill out the Release of Information form, which allows your therapist to communicate with any other providers or family members of your choosing.

Established Clients

The following page includes forms that are intended only for established clients of Glenview Counseling Group who need to update information in our system. If you are a new client of the practice please refer to the "New Clients" section to the left.

FEES & INSURANCE

Counseling Fees

Fees are set by our practice or by your insurance provider's contracted in-network rate. We believe that everyone should be able to afford counseling and so we offer a sliding scale fee in certain situations. For more information feel free to contact us.


All of our providers are in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice. Some of our providers also accept Medicare and some HMOs. Please inquire about Medicare & HMO coverage if you plan to use these types of insurance plans.


In-Network Insurance

The best way to verify that your counselor is an in-network provider for your insurance plan is to simply call the customer service phone number on the back of your card. Let them know that you would like to begin counseling with one of our providers and they can verify your benefits and confirm that he or she is an in-network provider. You may also be able to utilize online provider lookup, if offered by your insurance carrier.

Out-of-Network Benefits

If our counselors are not considered in-network providers for your insurance plan we are happy to provide you with receipts for services to be submitted to your insurance carrier. If you have any questions regarding your insurance company's out-of-network benefits, simply call the customer service number on the back of your card. Payment for all out-of-network clients is due at the time of service.

If you must cancel an appointment we ask that you do so with your provider with at least 24-hour notice. Anyone canceling an appointment with less than a 24-hour notice will be charged a cancellation fee which may be as high as the full session fee. We ask that each new client leave a credit card on file to help maintain copayments and charges.

MEET THE TEAM

MICHAEL

BLUMBERG

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

OCD · Panic & Anxiety Disorders · Phobias · Behavioral Problems · Men's Issues · Agoraphobia ·  Perfectionism

MARC

PECHTER

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

ADHD · Depression · Divorce · Grief & Loss · Self Esteem · Asperger's & Autism Spectrum Disorders · Trauma

CHRISTINA

SIDERS

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Life Transitions · Early Adulthood · Stress Management · Self Esteem · Career Counseling & Assessment

CARLY

CATALANO

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Anxiety & OCD · Parenting & Family Conflict · Relationship Issues · Depression · Life Transitions · Children & Adolescents

SUSAN

KOGAN

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Trauma · Life Transitions · Grief & Loss · Women’s Issues · Relationships · Depression · Anxiety ·  Hablo Español

ANNIE

MEREL

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Anxiety & OCD · Life Transitions · Depression · ADHD · Sensory Integration ·  ASD · Adolescent Issues · Early Adulthood

ZOE
LESHNER

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Anxiety & Depression · Family Conflict  Marital Issues· Children & Adolescents

ADHD · Anger Management

KATHRYN

KRAUSE

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Marital Issues · Grief & Loss ·  Life Transitions · Stress Management · Depression

SAMANTHA

SIMMONS

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Social Anxiety · Self-Esteem · Depression · Family Conflict · LGBTQ+ Issues · Communication · Social Skills

· Behavioral Problems

CONTACT US

If you have questions for us or are interested in seeing one of our therapists please call us at (847) 699-2490 x0 or fill out the form below on the left and we will be in touch with you shortly.  You may also reach out to each of our therapists individually if you prefer.

Call us at 847.699.2490



Julia Hamptonjhampton@glenviewcounseling.com x0
Michael Blumbergmblumberg@glenviewcounseling.com x11
Samantha Simmons
ssimmons@glenviewcounseling.com x12
Annie Merelamerel@glenviewcounseling.com x13
Zoe Leshnerzleshner@glenviewcounseling.com x15
Kathryn Krausekkrause@glenviewcounseling.com x16
Marc Pechtermpechter@glenviewcounseling.com x17
Christina Siderscsiders@glenviewcounseling.com x18
Carly Catalanoccatalano@glenviewcounseling.com x20
Susan Koganskogan@glenviewcounseling.com x21
Latrice Drainldrain@glenviewcounseling.com x22