Amie Bilson

She/Her/Hers

Clinical License

Illinois RN 041374632

Illinois LPC 178013492

Education

MA in Mental Health Counseling, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
BA of Science in Nursing, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

Specialities
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Chronic Health Concerns
  • Religious Trauma & Church Hurt
  • Transition into Parenthood
  • Anxiety & Depression
Techniques
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness and Contemplative Practices
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy

My Approach

As a Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Nurse, I work from a holistic, trauma-informed perspective. I believe our health is an interplay between our physical bodies, minds, emotions, and spirits. If one part of us is hurting and left untreated, the others are affected. Through my long career as a registered nurse, my dream to help bring hope and healing to those suffering in mind, body, and spirit led me to seek an advanced degree in Mental Health Counseling. My interest and study have been in trauma recovery, mind-body-spirit connection, and how the messages and experiences from our growing-up years influence our health and life today. International travel to places like India, Singapore, and Jordan and working with refugees have further influenced my approach to helping people understand their lives.

My personal journey of working through the messages from my family of origin, infertility, parenting, and chronic family illness has helped expand my empathy, wisdom, and care in my work. I understand how hard it is to reach out for the first time to set up an appointment with a therapist. And how vulnerable it can feel to share your story with someone you do not know. As hard as it was for me, I am thankful I took the risk! Outside the therapy room, you can find me playing with my two young children, hiking and camping, painting, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.

Take your next step toward growth.

Three female counselors in Chicago standing against a railing on the roof of their therapy office laughing.