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Welcome to Aspen Counseling and Consulting, LLC. We're a caring, innovative team that will walk with you through every step of the healing journey. Our licensed counselors are here to help you experience help, hope, and a fulfilling life.

Aspen is proud to be a full-service clinic with experienced therapists here to work you through stress and anxiety, and develop strategies to manage mood or substance use disorders. We offer testing, individual and group therapy for adolescents and adults, as well as family therapy and TMS. When you reach out to us, we make it simple to start treatment, and we work with you to customize the best plan for care.

What is TMS?

For some patients, medications do not provide relief from the symptoms of mental health conditions, and in others, the side effects experienced reduce our quality of life. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has emerged as an evidence-based alternative to help adults who live with major depressive disorder (MDD), anxious depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Aspen Counseling was the first treatment center in northern Illinois to offer TMS.

During TMS therapy, pulsed magnetic fields are repetitively transmitted into the left prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is thought to regulate mood, in order to stimulate the firing of neurons (nerve cells). It triggers a cascade of neurochemical events, including the release of neurotransmitters (such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine), and helps regulate neurotransmitter function.

Brainsway TMS Therapy is treatment first cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008. It is available at Aspen Counseling for patients with major depressive disorder, anxious depression, and OCD.

TMS therapy is a treatment that is performed in our office under the supervision of a psychiatrist.


Aspen Counseling provides a safe and therapeutic setting to help clients improve their quality of life and handle stress and anxiety, as well as develop strategies to manage mood disorders, such as major depression, bipolar and dysthymia. Our licensed, experienced professionals help clients find solutions to problems so they and their families can lead productive, fulfilling lives.

Why choose Aspen?

Aspen has established roots in the Rockford community, with staff dedicated to improving the lives of their friends and neighbors. We have strong ties to local healthcare organizations, including affiliation with the nationally recognized behavioral health treatment center Rosecrance. As one of the first counseling centers to embrace evidence-based treatments, we were the first clinic in region to offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). We also offer alternative techniques such as eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and psychotherapy. This innovation allows us to customize treatment to focus on your needs. Our staff are experts in a wide range of counseling methods, so we will connect you with the best people to serve you. Once you start a program, these talented team members will walk with you through your entire process. We know the healing journey can be a long road, and we want to be there for every step of it.

Aspen offers free consultations for TMS therapy. During these consultations, you will have the opportunity to tour our facility, see the TMS chair and discuss options with our staff. The purpose is to help you learn more about the process and whether or not you may be a good candidate. Our TMS coordinator is here to help you make an appropriate decision.

Should you elect to pursue TMS, our staff and psychiatrists will be with you throughout the process. We are available 24 hours a day, should the need arise. Your TMS sessions will be scheduled at your convenience, and we do offer early morning and evening appointments. We will engage you in the counseling process both during the treatment and in weekly individual therapy sessions.

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