My name is Fran Tierney, MA, LCPC  and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of professional experience in working with individuals, couples, families and groups. I provide mental health counseling/therapy in a warm, comfortable & confidential private practice setting, located in Sycamore Illinois.  


My areas of treatment specialty for adolescents and adults is vast due to my many years of experience in working in the mental health field.  These areas include:  Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trauma Related Disorders, BiPolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Non-Suicidal Self Injury, Body Image Issues, Perfectionism Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Women's Issues, Life & Professional transitions, Work/Life Balance, Motivational Challenges, Co-Dependency Patterns, and Marital/Relational Couples-such as communication skills and relationship rebuilding.   I also provide therapy for compassion fatigue for other helping professionals.    


My therapy approach for each client is informed by evidenced-based treatments.  I believe that clients benefit most in a therapeutic relationship which is based on positive regard, understanding, support, acceptance, encouragement and expectations for accountability.  I work in partnership with each of my clients to identify areas of desired growth and change, while assisting them in navigating the stages of change, and ultimately encouraging them to develop new skills which will allow them to live the life and experience the relationships that they desire.  

I am ready to help you to live your most healthy and rewarding life.


To schedule an appointment:  

Response to COVID-19

**Please Note** Effective March 2020- Until further notice, I am now only offering virtual therapy services.  If you are a past or current client, please email me or call the office to schedule.  

If you are interested in starting therapy services with me, please know I am accepting new clients on a very limited basis.  Please call to inquire.  

Please call me at the office of:  Associates in Counseling:  Phone number: 815.899.0501

Located in Sycamore Illinois.  (23 miles west of Geneva, Batavia & St Charles; 15 miles west of Elburn; 25 miles south of Rockford;  21 miles west of Aurora; 15 miles east of Rochelle) 

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Did you know that 1 out of 4 people in their lifetime,  will experience significant mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or trauma and will require counseling or therapy to assist them in regaining balance and improved abilities to cope?  



Outpatient therapy/counseling allows you to develop the skills you need to manage and improve your life and relationships.  


As you develop coping skills, emotional regulation, cognitive restructuring, behavioral improvements, and overall self care strategies, your outlook on life and the challenges you face, will seemingly become more manageable.  

As this process occurs, you will begin to notice significant improvement in your overall subjective emotional evaluation of your own worth and abilities. 

Are you interested in scheduling?  


Your Greatest Self.


What can you expect at your first appointment? 

You will be asked to arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your first appointment, and there will be brief paperwork to fill out.  You will need to provide your id and insurance card, as well as your co-pay.  You will be welcomed into a warm, comfortable office setting, where you and I will discuss your current challenges, what brings you to therapy at this time, and hopes and goals for your future.  




Therapy is a process.  It is the gradual evolution of a new approach to understanding how experiences, thoughts and emotions impact you and your world view.  



Fran Tierney, MA LCPC


Recovery is something we have to do everyday, not just once.

~Client in treatment for an Eating Disorder



True progress and change happens when you get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

~Fran Tierney


People think depression is sadness, crying or dressing in black.  But people are wrong.  Depression is the constant feeling of being numb.  You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again.





I get nervous about everything, sometimes I literally don't know why I'm anxious I just am and noone seems to understand that.

~Social Anxiety Truths and Help




​© 2017 Fran Tierney MA LCPC

*Member of the American Counseling Association 

*Endorsed by Psychology Today

Accepting many major insurance plans, including BCBS.  Please confirm coverage and benefits prior to first appointment.

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