Shayna Friedman - MA, LPC, NCC, ALMFT

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (ALMFT). Shayna obtained her Master of Arts degree in Family Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University.

I have counseling experience in mental and emotional health working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am passionate about working with children and their families to help them overcome challenges they are facing and providing them with the support they need, working with adults and couples to help them navigate their relationships better by building communication and relational skills and helping individuals process through trauma from abusive relationships.

My approach to counseling involves setting clear goals at the beginning of treatment and helping you find the solutions that work best for you to create the positive change that you want to see in your life. As a counselor, my mission is to implement a comfortable space, support, strength, and guidance for individuals, couples, and families to process through emotions and foster positive growth, as well as advocating for and providing a voice for children.

I believe that through fostering support, empowerment, and healing, the life you want to live is always possible.

I look forward to working with you and helping you find your voice.



  • B.A in Psychology

  • M.A in Family Counseling

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

  • Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (ALMFT)


Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Solution-Focused

  • Strengths-Based

  • Client-Centered

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Relational Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Systemic Family Therapy


  • ADHD

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Anger Management

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Boundaries

  • Bullying

  • Communication Skills

  • Coping Skills

  • Couples Therapy

  • Depression

  • Domestic Violence

  • Emotion Regulation/Expression

  • Family Therapy

  • Life Skills/Transitions

  • Mindfullness

  • Mood Disorders

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Parenting

  • Personality Disorders

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationships

  • Self-Awareness

  • Self-Care

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Injurious Behaviors

  • Social Anxiety

  • Stress Management

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma