Eileen C Sullivan obtained her Master of Social Work from Aurora University. She is a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor from Adler School of Professional Psychology. Eileen received a Master’s in Education from Fordham University where she studied Counseling and Personnel Services. She is a graduate from the Lynch School of Education from Boston College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Through internships, graduate education and work experience Eileen has over 20 years experience working in the human services field. Eileen offers a supportive, encouraging environment in which treatment takes place. Her style incorporates motivational interviewing, skill building, development of insight, and is supportive and encouraging.
Prior to joining the Centennial staff, Eileen spent 7 years working with adolescents, young adults and adults as a case therapist at Central Dupage Hospital Behavioral Health Services. In that role Eileen had extensive experience conducting assessments, individual therapy, and group therapy, family sessions and psycho education lectures.
Eileen has worked in the Employee Assistance field counseling employees and their family members experiencing personal concerns, including health, marital, family, financial, alcohol, drug, legal, emotional and stress, that may affect job performance and work/life balance. In addition to counseling Eileen had the opportunity to co facilitate a variety of educational programs designed to create a more compassionate healthcare system.
In earlier years Eileen was an early childhood education teacher focusing on curriculum development. Eileen has a passion for working with children and young adults along with their families. Her treatment approach integrates a holistic, curious approach using creative therapies.
Eileen believes the relationship with self and others is vital to the therapeutic process. Treating clients with respect, authenticity and compassion come naturally to Eileen. Through her strength-based approach, she strives to help individuals achieve the goals they have in mind for themselves and feeling “less alone” in life’s challenges.
Eileen cherishes time with her family and friends. She enjoys spending time attending sporting events and time outside exercising and gardening. Eileen is married and has four children. Eileen works out of the St. Charles office.