Create a Masterpiece of Your Life

Counseling for Boys and Men in Barrington, IL


Stephen Borgman, LCPC

*Due to the COVID-19 crisis, I am offering telehealth services through a HIPAA compliant, encrypted platform and via telephone.  Insurance companies will cover these services during challenging times.

Men often feel like anything but a

When we’re fighting with our wife and kids, angry, irritable, anxious, sad, feeling stuck, or addicted to pornography or alcohol, life is like a nightmare merry-go-round.

We feel like nothing makes sense.

Life is scary when it seems out of control.

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
– Michelangelo

It takes vision to see the masterpiece that is you.

Any beginning sculptor learns to envision the statue within the block of stone.

He must envision what he wants that block of stone to begin.

Then he begins to chip away and hone the rough edges.

After a lot of hard work, mistakes, and learning, the masterpiece emerges.

Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the
task of the sculptor to discover it.
– Michelangelo

It’s time to start creating your

Like a beginning sculptor, you’ll need to envision who you want to become, and how you want your life to be.

It will take vision, and it will take work. But the result will be beautiful.

Over time, problematic thinking and behavior creates destructive results. Men too often lose their families, their careers, and their health to anger, depression, anxiety or addiction.

The costs, both financially and relational, are devastating.

The good news is that you can learn a different way to live.

All masterpieces begin with a decision.

The cost of not addressing your challenges can be devastating. But counseling can help you
overcome life’s challenges, and it’s an investment that’s priceless

With courage and work, you can create new connections, possibilities,
and joy. A life filled with joy and meaning.

Start the journey of chipping away at the stones of problematic patterns, thinking, and behavior.

Working with a therapist who has experience helping men overcome
problems and discover opportunities is that next step.

Let’s Talk

Hi, I’m Stephen.

I’m ready to be that therapist.

Are you ready to start creating your masterpiece?

Together we can do it. The process is difficult, but the reward is a life that works!

I’m here to help you tell your story, identify your vision, purpose, and values. Then we’ll chip away at negative thoughts, beliefs, and behavior patterns.

My warm, yet challenging, practical, and action-oriented therapy relationship will empower and encourage you to do the work of creating your future.

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