Monique Heilemeier

Monique Heilemeier

Monique Heilemeier

Monique has over 18 years of experience in counseling adolescents, adults, and seniors in a variety of outpatient settings. Monique is a Military Veteran, has been married for 15 years, has two children, and a doggie. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and crafting.

Monique provides services for the following challenges:

  • Healing from trauma and abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions and changes
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress, anxiety, and panic
  • Depression, lethargy, lack of motivation
  • Frustration, irritability, and anger
  • Work and school challenges
  • Attention, focus, and concentration
  • Time management
  • Parenting and family issues
  • Relationships and communication
  • Separation and divorce
  • Chronic illness/pain
  • Military deployment
  • Veterans


Monique is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems,

Internal Family Systems, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as a foundation for services. In addition, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her approach involves helping you understand the influence of all life experiences on your beliefs, perceptions, and functioning in the world. Monique believes you are the expert in your world and will respect your opinions and beliefs. A comfortable, nonjudgmental, and supportive relationship between you and Monique is the foundation for a positive experience and relief from stress. If you wish, she can use techniques like cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, relaxation, and grounding skills to help you learn, heal, and live the life you want.

Monique’s Personality

Monique’s personality is her greatest asset. Referred to as the “Zen Goddess”, Monique creates a safe, relaxing, and easy-going atmosphere. Her warmth and genuine interest in others are unparalleled. After years of helping individuals with trauma and experiencing her own life challenges, you can bet she understands how difficult it is to pave a new path in life. Monique is also described as “incredibly sweet” with unprecedented dedication to the people she serves. In appointments, she will help you feel comfortable, valued, and important, which are basic rights we all deserve, at all times. If you are worried or hesitant about starting services, set that aside. With Monique, the moment you meet her, those thoughts will dissolve.

Monique works with teens (over 13), families, and adults of all ages. Please contact to request an appointment.

Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association

Education & Training

MSEd. in Counseling, Northern Illinois University

License & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Board Certified Counselor

Contact Today

1500 E. Lincoln Hwy, Suite 1
DeKalb, IL 60115

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