A letter from co-founders Phil Kirschbaum and Nancy Flaherty

Dear Friends of GCC,

It’s been an extraordinary privilege and responsibility to partner with all of you in helping to serve the individuals and families in our community for over three decades. 2016 is the year we celebrate our 30th year as Gurnee Counseling Center. We’ve seen the tremendous growth of this community – Gurnee and Lake County – and have been honored to be able to make a significant contribution to the mental health and well-being of the people who live here. We’ve been amazed to see – literally – generations of families come through our doors. We are in awe of the courage, resilience and the accomplishments of the people who come here for help: men, women, children and families who repair their relationships, overcome losses, trauma, addictions, and learn to live healthfully and to laugh again.

What we know is that we couldn’t have accomplished this alone. Only in partnership and collaboration with you could this have happened. We are so appreciative of your trust and support over the years.

We know that we can’t just rest; we know that there’s important work ahead. To that end, we are very proud to let you know of a change in leadership and ownership at Gurnee Counseling Center. As of October 1st, Christine Taylor, LCPC, has accepted the responsibility of carrying on the tradition of quality care for our community. She has been with us for four years, has already taken an active role in leadership within the organization, and has our complete confidence in steering Gurnee Counseling Center into the future. We (Phil and Nancy) intend to continue to serve in a clinical and consultative capacity to ensure continuity of care and a seamless transition. We couldn’t be any more excited about the future of Gurnee Counseling Center.

With Gratitude,

Phil Kirschbaum, LCSW  and Nancy Flaherty, LCPC