The Midwest Institute & Center for Workplace Innovation offers an
interdisciplinary approach to counseling, coaching and developmental therapies to support your well-being, your career satisfaction and your children’s growth.
We are glad you are here! Our therapists and coaches offer therapy and coaching for adults, children, couples, and families.
Are you ready to enjoy more meaning and fulfillment in your life?
Are you ready to help your children gain the tools they need to thrive?
Our mission is to help you overcome challenges, enhance your relationships, support your child, navigate life transitions, maintain work-life balance, and find career satisfaction.
It is time to partner with a counselor, coach or therapist.
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.
Empower your leadership potential and align your purpose and strengths to support career success.
Career guidance and discovery for new graduates, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Gain clarity, direction and purpose!
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.
MEET THE CLINICAL TEAM
Steve Ritter, LCSW
Executive Coach & Founder
Kerry Galarza, MS, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Rachel Surprenant, LSW
Cara Milianti, LCSW
Therapist & Coach
Kris Kirilova, LCPC
Katie McDougall, LCSW
Child & Family Therapist
Nicole Francen, Psy. D.
Darcy Josephson, M.S. CCC-SLP/L
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
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.
Questions or curious to learn more?
Midwest Institute for Workplace Innovation
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.