Hi! I am Asta and I am here to help you. I am the founder and executive director of Beautiful Mind Therapy, a private practice that provides effective counseling to individuals, couples, and families.
My clients tell me I am compassionate, warm, and goal-oriented. Life is too short not to laugh, so I frequently use humor in therapy sessions. You can count on me to help improve your life, reach goals, and find answers.
A career in clinical psychology was the natural choice for me since I always felt like psychology is my calling. I was born in Lithuania, yet spent most of my adult life in the United States. From an early age I have hoped that I would spend my life helping others. I started volunteering at a Suicide Crisis Line when I was sixteen. I later started a drug prevention program in Lithuania titled "Youth to Youth." My professional training began with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, IL. I completed my Masters of Arts in Clinical Professional Psychology at the same university, graduating with honors. Throughout my professional journey, I sought out the most cutting edge techniques, and I have trained extensively with the leading experts in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the world-famous Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference in Anaheim, CA (2013) and (2017) and learn from the most recognized psychologists in the field.
Following my education, I was offered opportunities to work in a variety of facilities, including several hospitals, mental health centers, and an emergency room. I have an extensive training in working with eating disorders as I was part of an inpatient treatment team at Alexian Brother's Behavioral Health Hospital eating disorders and self-injury unit. The ability to work with such a diverse group of facilities has allowed me to develop a wide range of professional expertise.
My clientele include someone who experience stress at work or school, and others who struggle with relationship issues, fear of change, and unhealthy eating habits.
Am I a good fit for you? This is an important question we can seriously consider together. Finding the right counselor will make a big difference in discovering a greater sense of happiness, meaning, and satisfaction. The best way to find out if we are a good fit is to contact me. Call 708-695-4808 or simply e-mail me. I will respond within 24 hours.
I look forward to speaking with you.