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PREMIER COUNSELING, THERAPY & COACHING

For growth, balance, clarity, and direction

 

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INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Client-centered counseling empowers self-determination, clarity, and personal growth.

COUPLES & MARRIAGE COUNSELING

Sustain long lasting relationships, resolve conflict, and improve your life satisfaction.

CHILD & FAMILY THERAPY

Improve the relationships among members of the family and support your child’s development.

CAREER & EXECUTIVE COACHING

We offer a collaborative goal setting and pace in a dynamic, evolving partnership. Coaching is focused on supporting your professional growth, emotional intelligence, and career satisfaction.

EXECUTIVE COACHING

Empower your leadership potential and align your purpose and strengths to support career success.

CAREER COUNSELING

Career guidance and discovery for new graduates, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Gain clarity, direction and purpose!

CAREER CHALLENGES

Career issues or Set backs? Navigate workplace issues and find more balance.

FEATURED BOOKS

Elevating Your Kid’s Growth: Family Environmental Assessment Tool

by Kerry Galarza and Steve Ritter

The Family Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) offers a simple way of measuring the subtle influences in kids’ development so that parents and professionals alike can identify early chances to address problems spots and capture growth opportunities. 

The FEAT is based on the understanding that growth occurs in cycles where foundation strengths enable kids to connect effectively. These connections provide avenues of growth which, in turn, make the kid more resilient. Resilience, of course, further strengthens the foundation. The booklet is designed to help you choose the right actions for the right moments.

USEFUL PAIN: WHY YOUR RELATIONSHIPS NEED STRUGGLE

by Steve Ritter, Founder of the Midwest Institute & Center

What if everyone was accountable for their contribution to the health and wellness of every relationship they joined? Consider the consequence of more lasting friendships, more loving marriages, more satisfying affection, more productive problem solving, and more resilient adaptation to change.

Useful Pain is all about embracing life’s challenges as a path to stronger, more rewarding and more enjoyable relationships with all the people in your life – from the boardroom to the bedroom.

INTERPERSONAL ASSESSMENT WORKBOOK

See What’s Inside

MEET THE CLINICAL TEAM

Steve Ritter, LCSW

Steve Ritter, LCSW

Executive Coach & Founder

Kerry Galarza, MS, OTR/L

Kerry Galarza, MS, OTR/L

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Rachel Surprenant, LSW

Rachel Surprenant, LSW

Therapist

Cara Milianti, LCSW

Cara Milianti, LCSW

Therapist & Coach

 

Kris Kirilova, LCPC

Kris Kirilova, LCPC

Therapist

Nicole Francen, Psy. D.

Nicole Francen, Psy. D.

Psychologist

Darcy Josephson, M.S. CCC-SLP/L

Darcy Josephson, M.S. CCC-SLP/L

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Location

We are conveniently located downtown Elmhurst, IL, and serve Chicago Western
suburbs. We are just minutes from the city of Chicago, and accessible by Metra train.
Our Elmhurst therapy office offers a safe and comfortable setting for counseling,
coaching, and therapy.

For organizations, we provide executive coaching services on our site or yours.

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Midwest Institute for Workplace Innovation

OUR MISSION


Midwest Institute is a premier counseling, coaching and therapy firm located in Elmhurst, IL, serving adults, children, families & companies interested in optimizing health. Providing developmental therapies, wellness services, career counseling & executive coaching, we help clients in Elmhurst, Oakbrook, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, and Chicago communities.

LOCATION


111 E. 1st Street, Ste #102
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Phone: 1-630-832-6155