Groups & Services

Free Community Events at Couch Clarity 101

Solid Ground Nutrition Therapy

February 26th at 12pm @ 101 W Vallette St, Elmhurst, IL

Victoria Mackowiak from Solid Ground Nutrition Therapy will be presenting on “Raising Intuitive Eaters”.  Learn the benefits of cultivating an Intuitive Eating style in your home. Explore the foundational basics of “intuitive eating”.  Walk away with tools to nurture a positive relationship with food for yourself and your loved ones.  All are welcome!

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This group is a free event for the community.



Sundays 5:30pm to 7pm starting March 17th, 2024!

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These classes are great options for those looking for a body-based practice to help with daily stress, burnout, significant anxiety and stress from life events, vicarious trauma, and general and acute trauma symptoms.  Re-regulate your nervous system from toxic or chronic stress and trauma using polyvagal techniques and poses from vinyasa, hatha, yin and yang, and restorative yoga as well as mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, and body relaxation exercises following the works of Stephen Porges, Bessel van der Kolk, David Emerson, and Arielle Schwartz.  Our classes are run by Jenni Sefcik, LCSW, CADC, RYT200, and are structured by starting with polyvagal yoga techniques that are accessible for beginners to advanced yoga students and then ending with extended Savasana, meditations, relaxation exercises, and breathwork.

Questions?  Email Jenni Sefcik, LCSW


Every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 4:30pm-6:00pm Starting March 16, 2024!

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An art therapy group for LGBTQIA+ teens (12yo-19yo) led by Danna Herbach, LCPC and Jamie Rosser, LPC.

Questions?  Email Danna Herbach

Therapy Treatment Examples

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse/Misuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Compassion Fatigue/Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Couples
  • Dating/Relationships
  • Depression

  • Divorce/Separation/ Remarriage
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Care
  • Empty Nest Syndrome
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy

    • LGBTQIA+
    • Marital/Premarital
    • Mid-Life Crisis
    • Mood Disorders
    • Parenting
    • Postpartum/Baby Blues
    • PTSD

  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Teen Issues
  • Work Related Issues
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • And many others!

Traditional On The Couch Therapy

We provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Our sessions are 53 minutes long and we create a treatment plan and goals for our clients based on their unique therapeutic needs. Some clients need weekly sessions, while others might be bi-weekly or monthly. Our experienced team will help you decide what type of treatment plan is best for you.

Couch Clarity is a private practice model created by Melissa Bercier, PhD, LCSW. Couch Clarity’s environment is part of the treatment process. The office space provides a healing milieu where our clients feel at ease, safe, and comfortable. All of our therapists are trained and supervised by Dr. Bercier and Callie Oetking, LCSW which ensures that all team members are following protocols that are compassionate and empathetic.

Walk and Talk Therapy

Walk and talk therapy is a refreshing way to deal with the issues that you are facing. Walk and talk not only involves a mild form of exercise but it also eases your mind, clears your head, and helps you feel more comfortable discussing your issues when you are outdoors and in nature.

Walk and talk therapy is an effective time-saving approach for working on life issues while also getting exercise. A number of studies have demonstrated a positive relationship between exercise and mental health. Walk and talk therapy reinforces mental health in a natural, holistic approach that releases endorphins.

Walk and talk therapy can help to:

  • Reduce tension and anxiety
  • Decrease depressive symptoms
  • Improve mood
  • Increase energy
  • Cope with stress
  • Improve sleep
  • Increase feelings of well-being
  • Improve self-image

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If you have an issue not included in this list, please contact our Intake Coordinator to discuss if Couch Clarity is a good fit for you!

844-984-7252 Ext 1