There are a variety of ways to help people cope and deal with their traumas. At New Transitions, we specialize in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy, along with cognitive behavioral therapy. These types of therapy are extremely effective when it comes to processing trauma. They can be used with both children and adults, and all take a personalized approach. We understand that no two people are alike, which means that no two traumas are the same either. Our therapists take the time to understand your trauma and find the best solution. 


While there are a variety of ways to treat trauma, New Transitions specifically use EMDR therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Both of these are extremely helpful and can truly help a person work through their trauma, essentially being able to move on in their life and cope with daily experiences without being triggered or experiencing things as intensely. During EMDR therapy sessions, you relive traumatic or triggering experiences in brief doses while the therapist directs your eye movements. EMDR is thought to be effective because recalling distressing events is often less emotionally upsetting when your attention is diverted.

With cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, exposure to the trauma narrative, as well as reminders of the trauma or emotions associated with the trauma, are often used to help the patient reduce avoidance and maladaptive associations with the trauma.

Both of these options for trauma therapy are relatively timely and New Transitions wants you to know that you don’t have to live with the traumatic experiences you’ve gone through forever. Our therapy practices help give you the skills and treatment you need so that you’re able to go through life and cope with your emotions, triggers, or other experiences that would have been affected by your past traumas. 


Aside from trauma therapy services, we offer so many other types of therapy and counseling. New Transitions is currently offering the following services: 

  • Individual Therapy

    • Anxiety therapy
    • Autism therapy and support groups
    • Grief counseling
    • Depression therapy
    • Substance abuse therapy
    • Adult therapy
    • Child and teen therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • New Transitions Teen Center
  • Family Therapy 
  • Group Therapy

    • Adult social therapy groups
    • Youth social therapy groups 
    • Girls groups
    • Play therapy
    • Parent support groups
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Postpartum Depression
  • And More

If you’re still not seeing what you’re looking for, contact us, and we will be able to help you find a solution that is best for you!


Due to the current state of the world right now, the coronavirus pandemic has shifted the way that we experience daily life, including therapy. If you’re someone who feels comfortable coming in and would prefer to do an in-person session, we are open and available to help. However, if you are someone who would like to experience our services in the comfort of your own home for whatever reason, safety or not, we also offer all of our services virtually. 

Regardless of your stance upon the pandemic, we will respect your wishes, however, we do ask if you have been exposed or are feeling any symptoms of the virus, that you stay home and either reschedule your appointment or do it virtually. In order to keep all of our clients and staff safe, we may ask you to reschedule your appointment to a later date if you’re showing signs of symptoms or feeling unwell. To learn more about what we are doing or how we’re keeping our offices safe, feel free to connect with us directly.



As we mentioned above, we’re proud to serve Palatine and the surrounding areas in Illinois. The areas that we currently serve are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Palatine
  • Barrington
  • Inverness
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Schaumburg
  • Lake Zurich
  • Deerfield
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Arlington Heights
  • Mount Prospect
  • Prospect Heights
  • Vernon Hills
  • Des Plains
  • Northbrook
  • Wheeling

If you are not in one of these areas, but are still interested in counseling, therapy, and psychology services, still reach out to us. Due to our increase in virtual services, we may still be able to help you, or point you in the right direction.