LIFE = WORK + LOVE + PLAY
Personal Mentoring Services (PMS) is a new, exciting and
highly individualized non-clinical "life" service now available at Northern
Illinois Counseling Associates, P.C. (NICA).
Ideally, a "mentor" is a seasoned community elder with true
experience, knowledge and wisdom to be a valued "pathfinder" for
another who is committed to their journey in life.
A high functioning mentor is ready, willing and able to "go long and
deep" in service of the best interests of their client (variously
referred to as a protege, mentee or partner).
The ultimate goal of traditional professional counseling and
psychotherapy is to help you address various problems-in-living with
recourse to a model of clinical psychopathology.
However, unlike the traditional approach to mental health service
PMS is a personal mentoring service, there
is no need to diagnose or treat any mental disorder!
Psychological or psychiatric "treatment" may last weeks, months or
even years. For those with mental health insurance benefits, these
benefits are often tightly managed.
PMS, you get to choose the time, frequency, duration and
content of contacts in an emerging and evolving relationship with
your own personal mentor who works with you.
There is absolutely no interference from any third-party decision
makers who typically operate out of their benefit, usually, without
regard for what is in your best interests.
PMS provides you with your very own personal
"sage-on-your-stage" along with a "guide-on-your-side" to help you
along your way as you create your path in life.
services can be provided by phone, Zoom, Skype or
For more information about Personal Mentoring Services, call us at 815-455-6736
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