The Center for Courageous Living LLC


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Practice Specialties

  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Bilingual Christian Counseling
  • Christian Divorce Counseling
  • Counseling to Pastors and Wives
  • Couples Christian Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression Stress and Anxiety Therapy
  • Divorce Prevention
  • Empty Nest Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Bereavement Christian Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement Counseling
  • Leadership and/or Executive Coaching
  • Marriage and Family Christian Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Seniors Adults and Young Adlutls
  • Sex and Intimacy Christian Counseling
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions Christian Counseling
  • Teen Christian Counseling
  • Teen Counseling


We are a thriving Christian, Faith-Based practice in Crystal Lake, IL.


Our ideal client lacks empowerment, may be beaten down in relationships, feel powerless to change things. They may have confusion about their negative cycles and how the family is showing similar negative cycles. Teens that are troubled, anxious, depressed, parents who are fighting, split in parenting, fits of rage, withdrawal, use of alcohol, marijuana, eating issues, loneliness, hopelessness, despair, separation, divorce, regret, shame, guilt, fear...


Faith: Our ideal client incorporates their faith in God as an empowering source that restores hope and moves them beyond the client's view of what's possible.

Courage: By faith, clients take action in their own story, maybe it's to face their traumatic stories, guilt, shame, secrets, maybe it's to leave an unsafe relationships, maybe the client is unsafe due to anger issues, maybe that means addressing anger, telling the truth, standing up, facing hard things.

Connection: Our ideal client seeks counsel and is willing to trust the restorative relationship of a counselor cheerleader who will advocate, join and walk with the client in the valleys to a place of rest and hope.

Faith, Courage and Connection is the path to healing! We Believe It, and we Live It.

Call today to find hope again: (815) 707-4806

My Christian Faith and My Professional Practice

My Christian faith is the foundation from which I serve, both within the company and in service to the community. The Center for Courageous Living is the outcome of a vision I had in my early 30's to provide for those who are hurting, warn, weary and hopeless.

Our Group Practice continues to grow and reflects the values of personal faith in how we honor and care for our clients and for one-another. We care not only for faith-based community, we care for all clients regardless of faith, spiritual practices and differences of color, gender, orientation; we are honored to serve all members of the community.

Faith, Courage and Connection is our Mission and Vision

GAME CHANGER: Faith first, Courageous action, Connection to our counselors who walk with and beside teens, couples, parents, families, individuals through elderly population.

Call today to find out more...

Client Payment Information

  • Accepts insurance
  • Client rates are on a sliding scale

Therapists on Staff

Kelly Allen
Domenica Doro
Katie Kroening
Sarah Levon
Ashley Mika
Laura Prado
Lisa Schultz
Kelly Allen

Kelly Allen

Meet Kelly. Kelly is an empowering therapist who believes change can happen when clients are supported in their painful life experiences. Kelly uses strength-based approaches to healing. Kelly offers adult therapy for issues such as depression, anxiety, complex medical issues, marriage/relationship issues and grief and loss. Kelly offers Christian, faith-based counseling to foster hope and healing in their stories. Open to see clients starting week of September 1, 2022.
Domenica Doro

Domenica Doro

LPC; Child Therapist
Meet Domenica. Domenica is a Christian, compassionate, energetic, and empathetic therapist with a heart for children, especially those who are struggling. Regardless of where someone might be on their journey, Domenica’s goal is to create a place where all of her clients feel connected, supported, and understood. Therapy with Domenica is centered around fun, and play-based activities that help foster an environment which feels safe, inviting, and engaging for children.

Domenica has high standards, is bright, clinically excellent and creative. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Katie Kroening

Katie Kroening

Christian counselor who passionately journeys with clients desiring faith-based approaches to a place of healing. We form a trusting connection, embrace the faith of the client, and by doing so, create a platform of courage and connection. We help clients face really hard things, it's a gift to see clients restore hope, and move to the other side of their battles.
Sarah Levon

Sarah Levon

I am a Christian counselor with a desire to provide compassionate care and clinically sound therapy. I offer years of clinical therapy knowledge with an approach that is both values-based and skills-based. It is important to me that each client feels safe, secure and clear about the therapy process. I work with clients to create treatment goals and achieve the desired outcomes. I love connecting with adolescents and young adults who are college and career age and believe that collaboration with families, schools and outpatient providers supports better outcomes."
Ashley Mika

Ashley Mika

Ashley is a Christian counselor who loves working with faith-based clients to incorporate their faith in the healing process. Ashley has a warm, bright disposition by which she puts her clients at ease. Ashley has a broad range of experience and has been offering counseling services for many years. She is certified in Grief therapy, and she enjoys serving clients through the lifespan; including couples, family and individual therapy. Ashley is effective and highly knowledgable in research-based therapies to best help her clients.
Laura Prado

Laura Prado

As a therapist, I have learned that most people are on a journey to discover their true authentic selves. It is my joy and honor to walk alongside individuals in their journey. I work from a relational approach to counseling while being genuine and empathetic in each unique session.

My experience consists of working with young children, adolescents, adults, and families with a range of mental health and behavioral problems.

For client's seeking Christian and faith-based approaches, faith and Christian principles embraced as a source of strength and hope through he healing process.
Lisa Schultz

Lisa Schultz

If you are a person of faith and are looking for counseling with a theological lens rooted in Truth, I offer the ability to explore and support you as you journey with God. It’s my understanding that God’s design and His creation declares His glory! As humans made in the image of God, we are his creation in the following holistic dimensions:
A physical person with bodily needs,
A social being with relationship needs,
A thinking person with cognitive needs, and
A spiritual being with a need for God’s Holy Spirit.
I have savored personal restoration and am excited to offer others that same taste of freedom, as we know God at the intersection of Theology and Psychology, through a redeemed Story utilizing Narrative Therapy.

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