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Encompass Counseling

At Encompass Counseling Center, we believe there are 5 components of a person—areas that if left underdeveloped can impede personal and relational growth. But if developed, these 5 aspects of one’s being can bring a tremendous sense of healing and peace. That’s why we created the 5 Core Counseling model.


5 Cores

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  • Emotional Health
  • Care for Others
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Intellectual Acumen
  • Physical Well-Being
5 Cores
Mind Others Spirit Emotions Body


Your thoughts—whether positive or negative—have a profound effect on what you do.

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Do you think of others more than yourself, or do you mostly put yourself first? Are your relationships good, or do they suffer from a lack of connection or satisfaction?


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Turn to your spiritual beliefs instead for the peace and comfort you need to fight off the tidal wave of emotions that can highjack our brains.


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All too often common sense deserts us when we need it the most to deal with life’s challenges.


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In addition to the other core elements of your being, the body is a key component of who you are.


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We emphasize the 5 parts of the person because it is how we are made by God, who desires to strengthen us at our CORE. What is at the core? Body, mind, spirit, emotions, and others are at our essence. In order to become more fully human, we need to hone our emotional and psychological growth, spiritual curiosity, intellectual acumen, and physical well-being. In doing so, we can also improve our relationships, helping them become all we want them to be.

Experience interactions with others in a more holistic way. Find greater satisfaction with yourself. It’s possible through a focus on the CORE.

Encompass Counseling

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of our Bloomingdale and Naperville locations. At this time, we will not be accepting any new clients at those locations.

HOWEVER, Michael Angelo, owner of Encompass Counseling Center LLC, will continue to see clients at a new location in Naperville: 1717 N. Naper Blvd. He is accepting new clients with Aetna, BCBS PPO and United Health Care.

All of our current therapists have established their own practices at different locations. They are in the process of or have already been credentialed with various insurance companies. You may contact them directly to determine if they can accept your insurance and if they are accepting new clients.




Gabriel Cardenas, LMFT

(331) 251-1102

Amanda (Morrissey) Herrera, LCPC

(630) 414-3465

Heidi Gibbons, LCPC


Letha Howell, LCPC


Michael Walters, LCPC


Becca Van Loan, LCPC


Please note the following: DULY HMO and Northwestern Medicine (NMPN) HMO have made the decision to not recredential Gabriel Cardenas, Amanda Morrissey-Herrera, Heidi Gibbons, Letha Howell, Michael Walters, or Becca Van Loan—all of whom have practices independent of Encompass Counseling Center LLC. So, if you have those HMOs, I recommend you call DULY’s or NMPN’s customer service department to find someone in their network.