Bridgette Koukos, MA, NCC, LCPCDirector of Training ext.103
Bridgette is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Bridgette received her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in which she focused her studies on Addiction Treatment.
Bridgette’s clinical vision is to “ensure my office atmosphere is a safe place for clients and their families to experience their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories.” Bridgette implements both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered treatment interventions in her practice. “I have found that when using these interventions, individuals have the ability to overcome and understand their unhealthy or dysfunctional thought processes.”
Bridgette completed her master’s graduate internship at Presence Behavioral Health where her primal focus was with adolescents. Bridgette facilitated group therapy at both the intensive and outpatient level service clients and their families battling addiction and additional co-occurring disorders. With having undergraduate experience at both Rosecrance Griffin-Williamson treatment center and the Winnebago probation department, Bridgette’s compassion for adolescents is rooted from experience and understanding.
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
The National Certified Counselor is the premier certification for the counseling profession. NCCs have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling. They are competent in skills such as human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group counseling, career counseling, assessment, research and program evaluation, and professional counseling.