Lark Syrris, MS, MA, LCPC
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and I have an M.S. degree in Human Services and an M.A. degree in English. My counseling career began at the Elgin Police Department and Family Services Association in Elgin. I have counseled adolescents and adults of all ages and socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. I have helped adolescents with issues ranging from gang violence, teen dating violence, conflicts with their parents, peers, and teachers, and mental health problems with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. I have helped couples and families to mend their relationships, and I have helped victims of domestic violence to end the abuse in their lives. I have helped parents to improve their parenting skills and many individuals to overcome depression, anxiety, and grief. I have also helped families to cope with the painful process of divorce and successfully adapt to the changes in their lives. I have presented at ECC and local Elgin schools and organizations on various topics, including effective parenting, teen dating violence, domestic violence, and conflict resolution. In addition to my professional experience, I bring to sessions a wealth of personal experience, including being happily married for 33 years and parenting two children who are now teenagers. I enjoy helping families to become a happy team, adolescents to launch successfully into adulthood, and individuals to discover what makes them truly happy and effective and use this knowledge to transform their lives.