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George D. Beukema


Alfred Adler (Adlerian Psychology) and Heinz Kohut (Psychology of the Self) are the two primary influences that inform my approach to psychotherapy. In Adler we find the affirmation of every person’s inherent will to achieve fulfillment. While the obstacles to such achievement may be significant, one is never beyond the help that can come from proper encouragement. Kohut takes Adler’s idea of encouragement further by showing how the particular dynamics within the therapeutic relationship itself strengthen one’s confidence, self expression and self knowledge. Kohut’s ideas have made a world-wide impact on the practice of psychotherapy today.

Licensure. I am licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (lcpc). This license grants me the freedom to practice independently. It also holds me accountable to highest level of professional and ethical standards.

Masters in Counseling Psychology. This degree was awarded from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois. The Adler School provided me with substantive training in Adlerian Psychology as well as the other major therapy modalities (cognitive-behavioral, family systems, etc.).

Doctorate in Transformative Education. This degree was awarded from Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan. It reflects my interest in the connections between emotional support and personal transformation. This area of study continues to inform my work as a therapist, consultant and educator. Masters of Divinity. This degree was awarded from Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan. It reflects my interest in the ways in which religious experience connects to the human need for belonging and life-meaning. My background in the church helps me to connect effectively with clients who come with a particular religious history or religious struggle.

My Fees

My fee is $175.00 for an Individual Counseling Session and $200.00 for a Couples Counseling Session. The fee is collected at the end of each session. A credit, debit, HSA or FSA card is the preferred form of payment


I do not take insurance, however, it is likely your insurance company will reimburse you for a portion of my fee through your out-of-network benefits. If you wish to submit for reimbursement, I will provide you with an invoice that will contain all the necessary information required by your insurance company and guide you through the process.

My Specialties

Individual Counseling

People seek therapy for different reasons. Some just want to work through a particular situation. Others want help in working through a long-standing struggle or problem. Increasingly, men and women are discovering that therapy adds value to their work, relationships, and overall quality of life.

Couple’s Counseling

Healthy relationships contribute significantly to a person’s health and well-being. But many struggle to experience the kind of connection they long for. Couples often get stuck in patterns that leave them feeling alone and frustrated. I can help you make sense of these patterns which makes change and greater intimacy possible.

Men’s Counseling

Men often find the process of therapy un-inviting and unhelpful. I bring a particular sensibility to, and understanding of, the unique challenges men face in navigating the world of emotions. I work with men to help them gain greater depth and meaning in their personal and relational life.