Resources to Help You on Your Journey

Helpful Resources for Career Development and Transition

ILLINOIS STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES 

Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA) is a professional association of Illinois career development professionals. You can find a comprehensive list of resources on the ICDA web site. And, if you are looking for someone to assist you in career development, decision making and transition issues you can search to find a career counselor near you through this site as well.

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
IDES provides unemployment insurance (UI), employment services and guidance to workers, job seekers, and employers through a statewide network of IDES offices and Illinois workNet centers. The agency combines federally-funded job training programs in Illinois into a “workforce development” system where individuals can find a job or train for a new career.

Illinois Worknet
Through the Illinois workNet Portal you will be able to access a variety of workforce development resources of interest to  individuals, businesses and workforce professionals.

CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA RESOURCES

Career Transitions Center
The CTC is a not-for-profit organization which provides professional, emotional, and spiritual support to those seeking a job, looking for meaningful work, or otherwise going through a career transition.

CHICAGO SUBURBAN RESOURCES

WorkNet DuPage  The goal of workNet DuPage is to “provide job seekers with the job search tools they need for successful employment, and to help local businesses develop their workforce and hire local talent.”

Community Career Center (Naperville)
The Community Career Center located in Naperville, Illinois provides a supportive and professional setting where job seekers can conduct an effective and successful job search.

MENTAL HEALTH

Anxiety and Depression

Char Brower PsyD, Naperville (630)420-2596, www.providencecounselingassociates.com

Kim Kobus, PhD, Naperville, (630)585-3988, www.kimkobus.com

Maureen McKane, LCSW, McKane and Associates, St. Charles, (630)377-7226, www.mckaneassociates.com

JoAnne McKee, M.S., CRC, LCPC, Naperville (630) 235-5699

Ted Welsch Ph.D, Client-Centered Counseling Associates, Plainfield, (815)577-6686, www.ccca-online.com

 Art Therapy

Suzanne Peroutka, Labyrinth Counseling, Naperville (630)305-5702 www.labyrinthcounseling.com

Laura Wolfe, MsEd, LCPC, Naperville (708)769-3489

Children and Adolescents

Mollie Holman, LCSW, Naperville,  (217)766-6488, meholmanlcsw@gmail.com

Christian Counseling

Nancy Rivas, PhD., Naperville, (630)881-6604, nancy.rivasphd@gmail.com

Couples Counseling

Kathleen Jacob, LCSW, Downers Grove, (773)787-7763, www.kathleenjacob.com

Marriage and Family

Janice Jones, LCSW, Wheaton, (630)462-1966, www.jjonestherapy.com

Men in Mid Life

Martin Lemon, Ph.D., Clarus Center, Naperville (630)393-9800 ext. 205 www.claruscenter.com

 Trauma

 P.J. Hruby Ed.D., Labyrinth Counseling, Naperville (630)305-5702, www.labyrinthcounseling.com

Stacey Hurst, LCPC, BC-DMT, Mind Body Connections, Naperville, (312)543-2133, www.MBConnections.net

PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Acupuncture

Lauren McLaughlin, Joyful Balance Wellness, Naperville (630)453-5300 www.joyfulbalancewellness.com

Chiropractic Physicians / Physical Therapy

Susan Kelenyi, DC, Optimal Health and Wellness Center, Ltd.
Glen Ellyn (630)858-9900 www.optimalhealthctr.com

Kim Trager, DC, Trager Healing Center, Naperville (630)717-5060

Mary Lou Savino, Be FIT Physical Therapy and Pilates, (630)964-4008 www.befitpt.com

West Suburban Transition/Relocation Assistance

Please note that the resources presented here are for your convenience and consideration. We know the owners of these businesses to be highly competent professionals and individuals of great integrity.

BUSINESS ACCOUNTING/PLANNING

Accountants

Patricia Munro, Munro Associates, Naperville, (630)781-2511

Kathy Thomas, Century Accounting and Financial Solutions, Inc. (630)916-0990 www.century-accounting.com

COMPUTER CONSULTANTS
Hardware/Software/Training

Sue Martin, The Martins Computer Consulting, Glen Ellyn (630)942-8622
www.tmc2.com

FINANCIAL CONSULTING/PLANNING
Certified Financial Planners

Portia Carmichael, Naperville (630)983-6360

College Planning

My College Planning Team, Downers Grove (630)853-4195 www.mycollegeplanningteam.com

INSURANCE FOR BUSINESSES

Amy Mulcare, Allstate Insurance (630)653-2570 www.allstateagencies.com/caseymulare

HEALTHCARE PLANS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Mary Barczak, Welbiz Solutions (815)274-5235 www.welbizsolutions.com

PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Kelley Rice, Imagination Print and Design (630)229-6520 www.imaginationpad.com

RELOCATION SERVICES

Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning

Bonnie Miga, Better Maintenance Cleaning Services (630)355-3580

Mortgage Brokers

Melissa Olson, PNC Bank, Glen Ellyn (630)337-2990

Real Estate Staging

Kelly Oosterbaan, Changing Spaces, Naperville (630)460-1229

Realtors

Mary Nitsch,Charles Rutenberg Realty, Naperville (630)452-8903

CC Whitt, JWReedy Realty, (630)915-0486, www.ccwhitt.com

SOCIAL MEDIA

Mary Hanley, My Virtual Service, Lisle, (630)251-6552

WEB DESIGN

Cathy Sirvatka, Sirvatka Creative Services, Inc., (630)254-2301
www.sirvatka.com

HOLISTIC HEALTH AND BUSINESS SERVICES

www.chicagohealers.com