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Doug's specialities are marriage counseling, men's work, family of origin and trauma, grief counseling and facilitating groups and intensives.

For the past 20+ years Doug has worked as both a pastor and lay counselor in the city of Chicago.  Feeling a call into a new direction he recently completed his Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University.  Doug has also completed the Sexual Abuse and Trauma Counseling certificate program from the Allender Center in Seattle and has a strong desire to work with men and couples struggling with relational issues.  He is very eclectic in his counseling style but believes that the best results come with a strong therapeutic relationship.  Working in the city Doug has grown a deep love for racial diversity.  He feels comfortable relating cross-culturally and honors our many differences.

Doug is currently pursuing his CSAT certification (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) under the leadership of Patrick Carnes and the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals.  He currently individuals in recovery from harmful compulsive sexual behaviors and co-leads a weekly men's group in Palatine.

Doug helps lead and develop a men’s ministry called Redemption Road.  It helps men grow to live free from the lies and personas men feel they need in order to make it in life.  Along with this comes many men’s most personal and difficult relationships, marriage and family. 

Doug also has a deep passion to work with couples in need of a tune up or a complete overhaul in their marriages.  He and his wife have been facilitating and leading marriage workshop to help distressed couples get unstuck and on their way to a new and better relationship. 

Addictions and the 12 steps are also close to Doug’s heart and he feels very comfortable working thru these difficult challenges as well.  He did a year and a half internship at Keys to Recovery Rehab center in Des Plaines doing individual and group counseling. 

Just getting his “second wind” Doug is excited for the relationships that he will be able to have with those who choose to come for support and help. 

Doug can be reach at 224-801-1700 Ext 4 or by emailing doug@recover-restore.com