Brian McCallum, LCPC




Brian McCallum, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), holds a master’s degree in community mental health counseling from National-Louis University. He has gained a diversity of clinical and helping experience in various contexts: hospital, group practice, community agencies, and churches. Brian responsibly draws from various models, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Though he believes that the therapeutic relationship is crucial, Brian also strives to empower people with skills and tools for change. He enjoys helping people with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, stress, loss / grief, transitions, spirituality, and more. Brian is comfortable working with pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults, including individuals and couples. He is a Prepare-Enrich facilitator, guiding premarital couples and married couples to stronger, healthier relationships.

Brian has completed 60 hours of continuing education in the area of domestic violence as well. Brian is also trained in QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer) and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) models of suicide prevention and intervention in addition to PFA (Psychological First Aid). Brian provides external consultation to NAMI McHenry County, too.  Finally, Brian is certified by Telementalhealth Certification Institute to provide counseling via phone and / or web conferencing (audio/visual).

Brian accepts the following insurance:

  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Magellan
  • Meridian
  • TRICARE East (Select)
  • United PPO

To contact Brian McCallum, please call 847-382-HOPE (4673) X 316; or email: bmccallum@sccnw.org

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“Even though I had difficulty communicating my issues, Brian was always patient and helpful.”

“I am happy with the professionalism of Brian because he is so responsive and a very good listener. He has great resources and follow-up.”