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Mary Ann Fosco, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Downers Grove, IL 
60515-0101

630-969-5339

Counseling Services 

  • Improve your relationship with self and others

  • Empower yourself
    Overcome obstacles

  • Balance personal/ professional life goals

  • Anxiety
    Mild Depression
    Stress
    Worry

  • Co-dependency

  • Binge-Compulsive Eaters

  • Substance abuse/ addictions

  • EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

  • Tele-Counseling

Couples Counseling
Developing practical skills to improve your relationship

  • PAIRS Training- Practical Application of Intimate
    Relationship Skills
    - Communication
    - Negotiating    
      conflict

    - Building trust in 
      relationships

  • Prepare and Enrich

Group Services

  • Psycho-educational  

  • Women's issues

  • Binge/Compulsive Eaters

Group Presentations

  • Civic

  • Community

  • Business Organizations 




Creating A Safe Harbor For Change
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Mary Ann Fosco MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

            Empowering!   

Motivating!

      Enlightening

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: LEARNING WHAT YOU WERENíT TAUGHT

Did you know love could be addictive? Whatís the difference between healthy love and addicted love? What exactly is a healthy relationship? Learn about fair-fighting, communication, setting boundaries and achieving your own emo≠tional well being so you can get your love life back on track.

THIS ISNíT WORKING, IS IT? THE JOURNEY TO A FUNCTIONAL LIFESTYLE

This presentation will explore characteristics of co-dependence, warning signals, patterns of denial, fair-fighting guide≠lines, the healthy family and more.

BECOMING OUR OWN BEST FRIEND CAN AFFECT OUR LIVES ON A DAILY BASIS

Interactive discussion on how negative thoughts creates a hostile environment within us. Learn to replace nega≠tive thoughts with positive, self-motivating ones that will change your life.

BECOMING CONSCIOUSLY AWARE OF HOW ATTITUDES AFFECT OUR DAILY LIVING

A source of chronic life pain lies in the past. Going back to earliest memories, youíll find that self-defeating patterns and attitudes have become an unconscious life program, which has defeated you repeatedly. Learn how to avoid repeating the past for a healthier, happier tomorrow.

YOUR'E SPEKAING ENGLISH BUT I CAN'T UNDERSTAND A WROD YOUR'E SAYING

What do women hear from men? What do men hear from women? And why arenít they the same thing? Explore the subtle language differences that have resulted in a breakdown in communication between the sexes and find out what skills we need to master so we can finally speak the same language.

DESIGNING A LESS STRESSFUL LIFE

Stressóthe curse of perfectionism. It starts in your thoughts and often manifests itself physically.  Control your thoughts and you will control the stress. Learn ways to do that.

FOOD: FRIEND OR FOE?

Diets donít work! Many of us have developed a lifelong intimate relationship with food. This program will discuss the emotional cause of eating disorders, depression, how to avoid food cravings and binge-eating as well as provide simple tips on good nutrition and fitness.

PROCRASTINATION:  THE THIEF OF TIME

What are the qualities of high performance people? What are the keys to success? Some successful tips about what it takes to stop procrastinating in order to be more productive.

MAKING PEACE WITH YOURSELF

This life-altering program shows how to love, nurture and re-parent yourself. Learn to forgive lifeís most painful expe≠riences and free yourself to live a more loving, fulfilled life.


Presentations can be tailor made to 
meet the needs of your group.  

More Speakers Topics Are Listed Here

  • Co-Dependent Relationships

  • Family/Parents: Healthy/Toxic

  • Relationships

  • Addictive Relationships

  • ACOA (Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families)

  • Assertiveness/Communication

  • Food Addiction And Weight Management

  • Stress Management

  • Goal Setting And Time Management

  • Five Roadblocks To Weight Loss

  • Overview of Eating Disorders

  • Stress Roadblocks To Weight Loss

  • Basic Needs And Emotional Needs In Relationships

  • Most Common Self-Defeating Attitudes (Of Adult Children)

  • Inner Child

  • Self-Esteem

  • Visualization

  • Eliminating A Self-Defeating Behavior

  • Adventures In Attitudes

  • Youíre Very Best

  • Procrastination

  • Motivational Presentations

  • Dynamics of Personal Time Control

  • Think And Grow Rich

  • Dynamics of Success Attitudes

  • Living Without Limits

  • The Importance of Feeling Good


"Compelling. Dynamic. Inspirational."  These are but a few words that capture the essence of the lectures, seminars and classes presented by Mary Ann Fosco.  Her early years in the theatre add a level of energy to her presentation skills that results in a rare and delightful audience experience.

Mary Ann brings to each presentation her years of experience as a Psychotherapist in which her unique style of compassion≠ate counseling has assisted countless individuals, couples and groups.  Describing her approach to counseling as eclectic, Mary Ann has made a real difference in the lives of her clients.

Mary Ann is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masterís Degree in Human Services from National-Louis University with Certification in Substance Abuse and Addictions.  She has a strong specialization in Eating Disorders and facilitated a weekly Binge/Compulsive-Eaters group at Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville for nearly two years.  She has also completed PAIRS training which enhances her skills with couples.  Mary Ann maintains a private counseling practice in Downers Grove, Illinois, assisting individuals, couples and groups as they explore relationships, addictions, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, anxiety, stress, co-dependency weight management, emotional/verbal abuse and personal growth and other issues.

Mary Ann will help you select a presentation tailored to your business or organization.  Your decision will result in a meaningful experience you will long remember.