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Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling — Adler University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling — Adler University
B.A. in Psychology — DePaul University
I Treat
Older Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Issues I Treat
Substance Abuse
Anxiety Disorders
Video Gaming
Stress Management
Anger Management
Work / Life Balance
Workplace Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Developmental Disorders
Racism Issues
Aging Issues
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
College (Transition to)
Money / Finance Related Issues
Domestic Violence
Emotion Regulation Issues
Job Loss
School Stress
Life Stage Transitions
Grief & Loss
Couples Conflict
Medical Illness / Chronic Illness / Disability
Families with Chronically Mentally Ill Members
Health Enhancement / Smoking Cessation / Diet / Illness Prevention
Caregiver Issues
Cognitive Flexibility / Executive Functioning
Sibling Issues
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
In-law Relationships
Therapists in Therapy
Women's Issues
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Narrative Therapy
Relational Cultural Therapy

Ms. Hardney is a graduate of DePaul University with a bachelor’s in psychology concentrating on Human Development. She earned her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University as well as a certificate in Substance Abuse counseling in 2018. Before joining The Family Institute, she spent time providing individual and group counseling services at an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility and also helping individuals through crisis line work.

Ms. Hardney believes in using a person-centered and holistic approach while paying careful attention to the individual needs of the client. She recognizes that seeking counseling and opening up are not easy and a priority of the therapeutic journey should involve feeling empowered, safe and heard in a nonjudgmental setting.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

American Counseling Association and Illinois Counseling Association

Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay