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Recovering from a breakup or divorce? Endings come with difficult thoughts and feelings including sadness, confusion, anger, fears about the future, changes in our identity and even physical pain that take time to heal. We will meet you where you are at in your recovery process and provide you with supportive counseling based on your strengths while you build insight and tools to better manage thoughts and emotions in order to transition faster and with less pain.

We also specialize in helping clients be strong and single while managing dating and the overwhelming world of online dating for a more successful experience. Clarify what patterns you don’t want to repeat, what you are looking for and how to find it!

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Are there parts about your relationship that you love and parts you are unsatisfied with? You don’t have to navigate this alone! We offer couples or individual counseling for those experiencing relationship uncertainty, sexual or emotional discord, relationships impacted by or suffering from addiction and recovery, recovery from infidelity as well as pre-marital counseling.

With a directive and supportive approach we’ll help you sort through your internal conflicts that are keeping you from taking action, expressing how you feel and improving communication, identifying your needs and non-negotiables and making positive change. We will take the time to learn what you’re struggling with in your relationship and help you work through it and decide if this is the right relationship for you!

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Adulthood is one transition after another. Even happy change can be stressful. Career decisions, grief and loss, shifts in relationships, family discord, addiction and recovery, motherhood, moving to a new city, leaving school or simply being in a different phase of your life then your friends. We can help you adjust!

How you approach and perceive your life change will impact how you get through it and how you will feel moving forward. We will help you let go parts of the past that keep you from being happy in the present and provide you with tools to help you to feel more in control. This may include increasing coping and self-awareness, and helping you examine and identify your values and strengths in order to make realistic goals and movement towards the life you want.

Why Choose Us

  • We’ve done the research on what works.
  • Learn fool-proof tools to get you through stressful and hard times.
  • We understand what it’s like going through difficult life changes.
  • Custom-tailored treatment for your unique needs, goals and strengths.
  • Holistic treatment approaches including meditation, relaxation and breathing techniques.

Testimonials

“Ilene Kastel creates a welcoming and safe place to help clients feel comfortable in their individual process. While she specializes in “break-up recovery”, she is an effective and knowledgeable therapist with other issues as well. Blending several approaches into her unique style, she has demonstrated ethical and clinical integrity in collaborating with her clients.”
Serena Wadhwa Psy.D., LCPC, CADC
“Corey Wetzel is extremely committed to addressing the unique and individual needs of each client. Her engaging manner allows for the creation of a safe therapeutic environment, where clients feel at ease working through sensitive and life changing issues. Corey demonstrates professionalism and integrity and I value her as a colleague.”
Kelly Sappington, M.A., LCSW
“As a therapist, Ilene Kastel demonstrates that she is invested in truly understanding her clients’ needs, working collaboratively with them toward reachable and life-enhancing goals, and promoting mindful awareness in both her clients and within herself. Ilene’s passion for her work and respect for each client’s unique situation are clear. She provides a fine balance of warmth and directness in her therapy work. I do not hesitate sending potential clients her way and know she has helped her clients successfully move toward experiencing their lives with greater satisfaction, gratitude, and sense of power.”
Monika Sharma, Psy.D., CHHC
“Corey Wetzel is thoughtful in her clinical approach and easily builds the trust of the clients she works with. She has a recovery based, non-judgmental attitude that allows a safe space for clients to explore relationships and life changes. Corey is a compassionate, professional, experienced clinician with a broad range of skills. I highly recommend Corey and feel confident she has the ability to facilitate growth and change with young adults and families.”
Susan Doig, M.A., LCSW
“Ilene Kastel always practices with admirable integrity and knowledge. Her commitment to identifying and prioritizing the needs of the client makes the therapy sessions extremely individualized and effective. Ilene’s ability to guide her clients through their struggles with the ending of relationships, mood instability, weight and healthy lifestyle issues, and phase of life challenges brings much needed clarity and relief to the individuals who reach out to her.”
Laura Foster, LCPC, ATR-BC
“I have known Ilene Kastel for over 5 years and can confidently say that she is a very warm and highly skilled clinician. She is passionate about her work and strives to always give the best possible care to her clients. Ilene is intelligent and competent and I am proud to call her a colleague and a fellow counselor.”
Cynthia Bassuk M.A. LCPC