Welcome to Center for Authentic Living

                                                           Mental Health and Energy Healing

                                                    Holistic Healing Modalities for Mental Health and Wellness


   We are honored to assist you on your path to your most authentic self! Our philosophy is based in compassion and mindfulness. A mindful based perspective helps us to understand the root of our conditions, the meaning behind them, and provides us with a doorway into out core. We invite you to develop a sense of curiosity into your life, relationships, and behaviors. This will give you greater clarity as you approach your true orientated life.

We had a dream of creating a space where health care was a warm, welcoming space with gifted practitioners who listened carefully and provided effective treatment to help you live your best quality life. 

Our clinical care team offers integrative specialized treatment with the objective of creating a connection between body mind, preventative medicine, individualized and collaborative care, a treatment team approach, traditional and indigenious wisdom, and an innate ability to heal.  

   We offer this  innovative treatment for children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. 

               New at our center: Psychedelic assisted therapy, contact Dr Mari for more information

Some of our expertise is but not limited to:

  • Eating disorders
  • Substance Use and Recovery
  • Complex PTSD
  • PTSD
  • Trauma related issues
  • Mood disorders 
  • Dissociative disorders
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Prenatal and post natal issues, child loss
  • Stress management

The goal of our treatment is to improve your well-being, to assist you in connecting with your inner-self, and for you to develop a more healthy approach to life so you can live as your most authentic self.

We are proud to offer you a unique and innovative treatment program through the use of a team of professional therapists that can work with a wide variety of issues. We can effectively manage every aspect of your journey and support the community in thriving. 

We offer rentals for Independent therapists:

Monthly and daily rentals are available, the metra train is across the street, wonderful restaurants, shops, quiet setting

Prime location in uptown Park Ridge

Included utilities, hi speed internet, waiting are, and kitchen, use of mailing address

Working in a communal space with like minded therapists, mindful zen atmosphere

     CFAL is proud to announce we won the community award for best of counseling four consecutive years     (2018,2019,2020,2021,2022,2023). in the Park Ridge Community, we won an award for our presence and quality care to the   community during covid. Dr Mari also received business person of the year with Alignable. 


                                     We stand by our quality care approach to working with each and everyone of you.

   It is our mission to commit to early intervention and prevention. 

     Our goal is to guide you to the most beneficial recovery for your body mind and spirit.

❤️ We are LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice

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