Our Philosophy

About Us

 Center for Authentic Living is celebrating its 25th year history in providing clinical outpatient treatment to adults, adolescents, couples, and families active in recovery, health and wellness. 

CFAL won the Park Ridge Hall of Fame Counseling Award for quality and devotion to the community two years in a row 2018 and 2019. We recently won the Park Ridge Community Award for our devotion to the community during Covid. 

The continuum of care starts at our intake where you will have support in your journey...

We are a multidisciplinary team that offers expertise through integrative modalities for health, wellness, and recovery. We place a great importance on developing an individualize treatment plan to successfully address physical and behavioral health concerns during your healing process. 

We offer traditional therapy, CBT, DBT, ACT, IFS, body centered psychotherapy and our holistic modalities including body therapies. These holistic modalities address distress from chronic pain, anxiety and depression, and stress management during your recovery process.  


  * (IFS) Internal Family Systems 

  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • DBT
  • ACT
  •  Hakomi Psychotherapy
  •   (SP) SensoriMotor Psychotherapy 
  •   (SE) Somatic Experiencing
  •   (SMT) Somatic Movement Therapy  
  •   Meditation 


Group Therapy:

  •    DBT Skills Group
  •   Women's Circle-Women changing Women  
  • Journey to Healing Trauma Group
  •   Meditation Group

Body Therapies:

  •  Zen Shiatsu
  • Acupuncture
  • Jin Shin Do Acupressure (trauma informed acupressure)
  • Yoga therapy
  • Reiki  
  • Shamanic journeying

These treatment protocols address both our mental health and physical health during recovery. These adjunct body therapies are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy medicine, yogic philosophy, and trauma-informed psychotherapy. 

*These modalities are powerful tools for stress reduction, resolving trauma, anxiety, and depression. Body Mind Spirit.






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