What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a form of listening and reflecting by a licensed practitioner that engages our capacity to heal and transform the conditions and problems that undermine our mental health and wellness. It is useful for individuals, families and couples. Pastoral Counseling is a psychotherapy that helps you access your own faith as a resource in the process of meeting the challenges of life. A pastoral counselor does not impose religion on the therapy process. Pastoral Counseling helps ...access one’s faith and spirituality to create a sense of wholeness and well being... ... listening with the heart ... find one’s best self in the midst of conflict and pain. to the sacred story of one’s life
Joseph Kilikevice O.P.

Why seek Counseling?
We all experience upheaval in the lifelong process of maturation. These are natural, yet difficult events which respond well to counseling. • • • • • • • • • • • ...balance one’s emotional and spiritual and physical health.
Anxiety, stress, self doubt, unmanageable fears. Difficulty adjusting to aging. Depression, lack of energy or joy. Relationship problems (at home and work). Parenting, Divorce, Family blending. Sexual desire problems, inhibition of intimacy. Sexual identity and coming out issues. Trauma related to abuse in the life stories of adults, children and families. Chronic crisis in the family lives of those who struggle with addiction. Couples who face unresolved conflict and a lack joy in their relationship. To facilitate joy and peace during grief and trauma.

What is Pastoral Counseling?

It creates a safe space where the story of one’s life can unfold and become open for change.

Psychotherapy (Counseling) is confidential and embraces all aspects of human experience: the joy, fury, peace, anxiety, tranquility or sorrow contained in our personal experience. Please call if you have questions:

Rev. Betsy Ritzman Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Phone: 708 848 9900

Pastoral Counseling is inclusive and non-dogmatic.

All of life is sacrament and every breath is prayer
A Southern Hymnody

A Special Program For Congregations and Religious Institutions

BETSY RITZMAN, LCPC brings warmth, compassion and a sense of humor to her work. She has over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families as they move through the process of human transformation and it’s hazards. She earned her Master’s of Counseling from Kansas State University and her Master’s of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. She is ordained clergy in the American Baptist Churches, USA, and has received ongoing training from many institutions including Stone Center, Loyola Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, Howard Brown’s LGBT Studies program and the Cape Cod Institute. Member: American Association of Pastoral Counselors and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Illinois.

Reverend Betsy Ritzman M.S., M.Div. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

PARISH CARE is a unique opportunity for your congregation to emphasize it’s role in the health of it’s members. For a minimal enrollment fee, your congregation or institution can access the following benefits:

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Clinical phone consultation for your staff. Waiver of all professional fees for initial visits by your members. Customized health education presentations provided at your facility. Periodic newsletter and bulletin inserts for your mailings. Informational materials explaining PARISH CARE.

AltCare Health Center

Ph. 708 848 9900

831 South Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, Illinois 60304

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Provider

To make an appointment call 708 848 9900