Project Description

What does “happiness” and “contentment” look like for YOU? This is the question that forms the basis of my therapeutic approach. You and I will team-up to find the most meaningful answers for you – not the person down the street, not the motivational speaker on LinkedIn – YOU! Our partnership will guide you through healthy acceptance of the past, energizing strategies for the present, and hope for the future. In our sessions, you will build a fresh, authentic view of the world AND yourself. How does that work?

Openness, supportive honesty, and a comforting space for practice. That’s what I provide to help you move from where you are now, to the person you hope to be and all the healthy thoughts and behaviors that includes. People like you who have struggles and traumas in their pasts still find a route to self-validation, hope, and empowerment through intentional

self-improvement. You’re reading this because you’re ready to make a change… well, so am I.

Let’s get started.

Areas of Focus

Phillip Hallinger, LCPC specializes in treating adults and young adults with life-direction questions, anxiety, depression, and trauma. For over 10 years, he has worked with people who have anxiety, PTSD, and trauma-related experiences to identify everyday strategies for thriving. His Pathfinder services help college students and young adults develop clarity and confidence as they investigate their life purpose. Phillip’s clients from various religious, racial, national, and sexual orientation backgrounds say that his affable nature is helpful in forming long-lasting and meaningful partnerships built on trust and respect.


Phillip Hallinger is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois with certificates in Relaxation Strategies and Stress Reduction from the Stress Institute at Roosevelt University. He earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Illinois and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.