A Chicago-based practice providing therapy, mental health resources and community wellness
We believe in the interconnectedness of therapy, wellness and community
You can expect to find an approachable community of individuals, professionals and clients, committed to achieving their personal and mutual potential, and helping you do the same in your life
Accessible and Adaptive
Thrive Ahead Co. offers private, professional therapy and wellness resources for your healing and growth, geared to your specific needs and goals
What’s Challenging You?
Difficulty Taking Action
You had great plans in your mind for these last few months and you lay in bed at night frustrated that they aren’t happening. You don’t have the energy, relationships are changing and you don’t know how to get what you want out of life
There’s so much you think to yourself when around others and in conversations but you hold yourself back thinking, “I’m too awkward”, “It’s not worth it, I’ll just keep it to myself”, or “I can’t say that, they’ll think ___ of me”
You tell yourself you should limit the amount of news you’re consuming but you realize that whatever amount you are taking in, it’s having an impact on your energy and you don’t know what to do with it
Transition & Adjustment
You often feel unsettled and anxious—with all of the changes that have happened in the last few months, you’re not feeling very grounded or at-home in yourself or your surroundings
You’ve always been in a caretaking role and now you’re thinking: “I’m burnt out! How do I even start to focus on myself and my goals? Isn’t that selfish?”
Even though Covid restrictions have been lessened for awhile, you are still feeling inner isolation, you would like to be more connected
We Get It! We Got You!
At Thrive Ahead Co. we don’t hire folks who aren’t down-to-earth or who you would have a hard time connecting with! You can expect that your therapist is well-trained and able to adapt to your needs, offering strategies that will allow you to live authentically and more grounded in the life that you have. We’re in the business of insight, awareness and change and our goal is to help you lessen the obstacles within you and increase your confidence as you live the life you want… and if you could benefit from additional wellness resources beyond therapy we have a wide network of community-oriented, experienced providers to introduce you to. And you can bet they’re down-to-earth as well!
Sometimes talking about what’s happened is a great way to connect and grow but sometimes talking through things and gaining insight and empathy isn’t enough. That’s where our other wellness resources come into play. We have resources and connections with providers of the following:
For those who experience anxiety and depression in bodily/somatic ways.
Nutrition Counseling and Dietetics Support
For those who are aware that their eating and nutrition pattern have been affected by their mental health.
For those would would like to gain confidence through physical activity, strength and empowerment.
For those chronic pain and tension concerns.
Psychological & Neuropsych/ Diagnostic Testing
For those who would benefit from understanding more about their abilities, strengths and patterns and how they relate to personality and challenges.
For those who would like to understand if they have ADHD or rule this out as a potential way to understand your struggles.
Private Practice Support
Wellness Professional Partnership Opportunities
“Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
Why the “Co.” in Thrive Ahead Co.?
Why the Co. in Thrive Ahead Co.? Well, Co- means with, together, jointly and we believe that not a lot of growth, insight, or fun comes without being together with others who we can share the same humor, bounce ideas off, or who can challenge us to see ourselves in a different light. Co- is about cultivating the relationships and community that help us grow this way. At Thrive Ahead Co. we are intentional about this work and growth toward our personal and mutual potential and we want to welcome you into that space. Our intention is to connect and partner with other professionals who embrace this same spirit to welcome you on a path to holistic wellness no matter where it’s comfortable to start.
And the “Thrive Ahead”,
where does that come from?
When studying a kind of skills-based therapy that some therapists use called DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), a client would learn about a skill called “Cope Ahead”. In this skill a client is encouraged to name emotions and thoughts that might come up in a near future situation that they’re imagining will be stressful or dreadful and think about what coping skills they are going to use when those thoughts or feelings come up. It’s meant to get clients out of a reactive mode and into a responsive mode before the stressful things actually happen. While all of us can see why this might actually be helpful, do we really just want to have to cope with life all the time? Isn’t there any way to change our circumstances and overall patterns so we can have less reactive moments in general? At Thrive Ahead Co. we change this skill and flip it on it’s head, we encourage you to use your strengths to build a life, relationships and environment around you where responding is more prevalent than reacting because you know when you have control, you can work with when you only have influence and you can admit and accept when you don’t actually have control over the situation. You don’t have to just cope, because to us, living in that space regularly isn’t helping you enjoy yourself, your life and the people in it. We want you to Thrive!