Kevin Elliott Counseling Inc. has been serving individuals, couples and families in the community since 2002, addressing the entire range of emotional and mental health issues, whether it is to assist in addressing anxiety or depression, to find answers to chemical dependency problems or eating disorders, to help to resolve marital or family conflict, to facilitate healing from the effects of trauma and loss, to aid in dealing with grief or coping with stress, or to provide support and direction for any number of other issues arising from interpersonal relationships, the workplace, school, or self-exploration and personal growth.Kevin Elliott Counseling Inc. currently employs a select group of the best and most well-regarded therapists in the community, bringing diversity in personal characteristics and culture, in style and orientation, and in experience and areas of specialization.
We work with all age groups, from pre-school-aged children (utilizing play therapy), through adolescence and adulthood, to elders.
In addition to providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy, we provide many additional services. Please see the services page for those details.
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Bash Nicole, Business Development Associate
Nicole coordinates registration for therapy groups, promotions, advertising, and events. She is also an intake specialist as she works toward her Life Coaching certification.
Interesting fact: Nicole was a teen mother at the age of 15 and has went on the raise four children, all who are A – B students.
Interesting fact: She is a full time student.
Interesting fact: She has been married for 8 years.
Interesting fact: She hopes to one day share her story with other troubled teens and empower them to take hold of their choices in order to create happier and more successful futures.
Karen has over 15 years of extensive experience working in billing and administration for a crisis care facility in Arizona. Her focus here at Kevin Elliott Counseling is on managing and reconciling client and insurance accounts in order make sure client accounts are accurate. She also oversees AR and AP.
Interesting fact: Karen lived in Arizona for 16 years and never saw a scorpion.
Marsha is working with our financial department as billing clerk. Marsha was an effective office manager for a therapy office in the Chicago suburbs for 20+ years and worked in insurance billing for Carle's Pharmacy for seven years.
Interesting fact: I love to read true crime books and watch horror movies.
White Laura, IT and HR
Laura handles all IT. She also manages HR as she works toward her Master's degree in FCS and her Life Coaching Certification.
Interesting fact: Laura has been hit by lightning and lived to tell the tale.
Interesting fact: She is also a single mom to one law student and two undergraduate students, all of whom she's hoping will support her one day.
Velles Farron, Receptionist
As our receptionist, Farron greets our clients, schedules appointments, and answers phones.
Interesting fact: Farron was born in Hawaii. Her bumper sticker reads Happa Girl, meaning half and half. Her mother is full blooded Hawaiian.
Sandra Ahten, Business Manager
As the business manager for Kevin Elliott Counseling, Sandra manages all personnel and business development. She is actively involved in marketing public relations. In addition she is on staff as a Life Coach.
Interesting facts: Kevin and Sandra are married.
Interesting facts: Most of the artwork in the office was created by Sandra who also holds a degree in art.
Sandra Ahten, Life Coach
What is a Life Coach?
Coaching starts from a premise of sound mental health and helps the client move forward from there.
The difference between therapy and coaching is perhaps more in mindset than in method. Coaches are trained to help the client look to the future more than the past; toward the client’s positive attributes and strengths more than the areas that need healing.
Sandra Ahten has been a trained coach since 1998, in private practice since 2005, and certified since 2006. Her specialties are:
• Couple’s strength building
• Diet and wellness and health issues for individuals or couples
• Dissertation/degree completion
• Project completion
• Career changes, especially toward self-employment/entrepreneur
• Life after addiction
• Parenting challenges
• Thriving through mid-life
An initial 20-minute phone consultation is free for the potential coaching clients. Click here to request consultation. During this consultation both Sandra and the potential client will assess whether they feel there is a good match between coach and client, and agree on the coaching program, fees andmeeting schedule.
Coaching is not eligible for insurance reimbursement.