About Us

At Clear Sky Counseling Services, we believe in the transformative power of compassionate and professional counseling. Our mission is to guide individuals on their journey to healing and personal growth. Located in Northern Illinois, our clinic provides a safe and supportive environment where clients can confront their mental health challenges.

With twenty plus years of combined experience, Jordana Ballesteros and Becky Vinson-Boyer have provided clients with a safe space to discuss life challenges that can sometimes involve legal mazes. We are dedicated to unlocking your potential through specific goal setting and interventions. We affirm your desire to let go of what no longer serves you and embrace the positive changes waiting for you.

Our team is composed of dedicated, licensed therapists who specialize in a range of therapeutic techniques tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their full potential, equipping them with the tools to improve their emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

In addition to serving the general public, Clear Sky Counseling Services proudly collaborates with the justice system to provide court-ordered counseling services. We are equipped to meet the specific requirements of legal mandates, offering specialized therapeutic interventions for individuals referred by the courts. 

Understanding the diverse needs of our community, we are also proud to offer bilingual counseling in both English and Spanish. This ensures that we can effectively communicate and serve a broader spectrum of clients, facilitating better outcomes for those both within and outside the justice system. Our commitment to accessibility and comprehensive care makes us a trusted partner in rehabilitation and recovery, contributing positively to individual lives and community well-being.

At Clear Sky Counseling Services, we embrace a holistic approach to therapy, addressing the physical, emotional, and social aspects of healing. We understand the courage it takes to seek help and are dedicated to maintaining confidentiality and respect for all our clients. Whether you are dealing with complex trauma or seeking support to navigate life’s challenges, we are here to help you on your path to recovery and resilience.

Mission Statement

At Clear Sky Counseling Services, we empower individuals to overcome personal challenges and enhance their well-being through professional, compassionate, and culturally competent counseling. We provide a space for taking time to reflect on and evaluate one’s own experiences, thoughts, and emotions; to consider how those things impact our lives and the decisions we make. We are dedicated to providing specialized therapeutic services that support healing and resilience in those affected by abuse, addiction, anger, violence, and mental health disorders. Collaborating closely with the community and the justice system, we strive to foster recovery, transformation, and hope for a better future.

Vision Statement

Clear Sky Counseling Services is a beacon of hope and a leader in mental health and recovery services, setting the standard for compassion, effectiveness, and respect in therapy. We envision a future where every individual has access to the support they need to heal, grow, and thrive in a stigma-free society.

Meet Our Team

Becky Vinson-Boyer

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

I am a co-owner of Clear Sky Counseling Services, PLLC.  I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).  I am an established clinician that has worked in Lake County since 2006.  Originally from Southern Illinois I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2003.  Following graduation, I moved to Chicago to attend The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  I graduated in 2005 with a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology.  I have worked in various mental health settings from non-profit, government and private practice/contract throughout Lake County.  In addition to my LCPC I hold two specialized licenses for evaluation and treatment.  

I utilize various therapeutic treatment approaches in treatment planning.  Those approaches can include but are not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), client-centered, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapy with awareness brought by psychodynamic therapy.  

Professional memberships:

American Counseling Association

ATSA Clinical member 

My top priority is for you to feel supported in a nonjudgmental safe environment.  This therapeutic alliance is the most powerful factor in the process of healing.  

“Every journey begins with a single step” Maya Angelou

Jordana Ballesteros

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, CADC

I am a co-owner of Clear Sky Counseling Services, PLLC. I am a Licensed Clinical
Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor based in Northern
Illinois. As a proud member of the Latina Community, I bring over a decade of
experience working with both court and non-court involved clients. This has led me to
provide counseling services to a diverse clientele. Fluent in both English and Spanish, I
am committed to breaking down cultural stigmas and fostering understanding across a
variety of cultural backgrounds.

My approach to therapy is rooted in a deep understanding of the unique challenges
faced by individuals from different nationalities, guided by the belief that effective
counseling must be culturally responsive and inclusive. I specialize in helping clients
navigate complex issues such as bullying, mental health struggles, addiction, and
violence, by employing a compassionate, client-centered approach to therapy. I utilize
various therapeutic techniques as part of our road map. Some of these techniques are
the utilization of reflective work such as journaling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Motivational Interviewing, and the Strength-Based Model.

I am dedicated to empowering you by providing a supportive and safe environment. I
am passionate about advancing the field of mental health and continue to advocate for
the importance of specialized therapeutic services within the justice system and beyond.

“We are always in the process of becoming.” Dr. Edith Eva Eger.

Soy copropietaria de Clear Sky Counseling Services, PLLC. Soy Consejera Profesional y estoy Certificada como Consejera en Alcohol y Drogas en el norte de Illinois. Como  miembro orgullosa de la comunidad latina, tengo más de una década de experiencia, trabajando con clientes involucrados tanto en los tribunales como fuera de ellos. Esto me ha llevado a brindar servicios de asesoramiento a una clientela diversa. Hablo inglés y español con fluidez y estoy comprometida a lidiar con los estigmas culturales y fomentar el entendimiento entre una variedad de orígenes culturales.

Mi enfoque terapéutico se basa en una profunda comprensión de los desafíos únicos que enfrentan personas de diferentes nacionalidades, guiada por la creencia de que el asesoramiento eficaz debe ser culturalmente receptivo e inclusivo. Me especializo en ayudar a mis clientes a navegar problemas complejos como el acoso, salud mental, la adicción y la violencia, empleando una terapia compasiva y centrada en el cliente. Utilizo varias técnicas terapéuticas como parte de nuestro mapa vial. Algunas de estas técnicas incluyen, la utilización de trabajo reflexivo, cómo llevar un diario, terapia cognitivo-conductual, entrevistas motivacionales y el Modelo-Basado en los puntos fuertes del cliente (Strength-Based Approach).

Me dedico a fortalecer a mis clientes al brindarles un ambiente seguro y apoyo posterior. Me apasiona el campo de la salud mental y sigo defendiendo la importancia de los servicios terapéuticos especializados dentro y fuera del sistema judicial.

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $85
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible

Insurance

  • Major insurances accepted
  • Reduced fee available upon eligibility and approval
  • Call for current in network eligibility

If you see your insurance provider above, please make contact with your provider regarding fees prior to scheduling a session.