Counselor Support

Support for Counselors

As a current or aspiring counselor, you need support too. Not just for how to counsel and help others, but also your own emotional and spiritual care.

At Meadowspring Counseling, Ltd. we're passionate about helping counselors navigate the unique issues and challenges that they face, as well as supporting them in their careers and journeys as counselors. We want to be a key resource for counselors in the Chicagoland area to receive encouragement and support. We also specialize in supporting counselors who are Christians and the unique issues they deal with. Learn more below and join us!

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Meadow Care:

A Faith-based Support Group for Counselors

Quarterly Meetings, Noon - 1 p.m., Dates TBD

Feeling drained, anxious, or burned out? Counselors are some of the most compassionate people, but we also need to feel seen and cared for too. Supporting people through their difficulties can be rewarding, but compassion fatigue and burnout are common. You do not have to travel this road alone. Meadow Care is a faith-based support group for counselors looking for support emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Cost: $240/year. Contact Sally to learn more. Group Led By: Sally Secker, Owner and Clinical Director, Meadowspring Counseling Ltd. Sally's Bio.

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Additional Details About Meadow Care

The group runs from 12:00 to 1:00 or 1:15 p.m. with quarterly meetings every three months. Additional time slots or days may be added so feel free to inquire about other days/times. We want everyone to be able to attend. If the cost is a burden, don't hesitate to inquire. Groups for 2024 will meet online via Zoom with occasional in-person meetings and gatherings also scheduled.. Counselors are welcome and encouraged to join us while eating on their lunch break.


Free Mentoring for Aspiring Counselors

Free meetings. Dates vary.

Considering or working towards becoming a counselor? Counseling is an incredible field with a lot of opportunities, but navigating that path can be both challenging and confusing. We want to help support you as you make decisions and take steps towards your potential future career as a both a Christian and a mental health therapist. Aspire is a free mentor group led by Sally and Eric Secker for college students and Master's students currently pursuing a degree in a Psychology or a mental health counseling field.  Contact Us to learn more. Led By: Sally Secker, Owner and Clinical Director; Eric Secker, Business Manager; Meadowspring Counseling Ltd. Sally graduated from Judson University with a B.A. in Psychology and from National Louis University with an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Sally's Bio. Eric attended and spent five years working at Judson University, and also graduated from Trinity International University with a degree in Christian Ministries.

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Additional Details About Aspire

Aspire is both a mentor group and small group where aspiring future counselors can connect with one another, be supported emotionally and spiritually, and ask questions related to pursuing their career. At Meadowspring, we're passionate about helping others find their path and calling and always looking for ways we can give back to the community in a sustainable way. Groups will form as we gather interest. Meeting times vary and may be a mix of both online and in-person opportunities.

Counselor Supervision

Individual Supervision Sessions with Sally

Scheduled as Desired

Looking for one-on-one supervision? Sally loves to help other counselors with clinical supervision as well as their own personal care. Sally specializes in helping counselors work through stressful client scenarios, better balance their work and personal life, process their own issues in order to be even better counselors, and affirm the great work that they are already doing.

If you are interested in weekly, quarterly, or even just a one time supervision session with Sally, don't hesitate to reach out.

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Why Christian Counseling?

Our Belief of God's Role in Your Journey

For Christians, finding a counselor who shares their beliefs can be important both for feeling like someone understands their values and for supporting how their beliefs relate to their healing. At Meadowspring Counseling, we believe in helping people find hope and joy amidst trials in life. We believe that God is the author of all healing, and including your faith in the counseling process can be a source of that hope, joy, and strength. For Christians, their hope and joy is often deeply rooted in God and Christ. Hope is rooted in God's promises and joy in hope realized through Christ and the Holy Spirit. Trusting God, knowing He is with us, and loving Him and loving others in the midst of trials in life are central themes that helped people throughout the Bible and continue to help countless people today.

Wherever you find yourself on your journey right now, you do not need to go through anything alone. There is hope for more — a hope for a much greater joy and a deeper purpose in life.

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13

Find Your Hope and Joy.