Janet Hecht, LPC, PEL
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Janet Hecht
M.Ed., LPC, PEL, Staff Therapist/Counselor

Sometimes life can be filled with stormy skies, let Janet be your rainbow in the clouds. Janet Hecht is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University. She centers on navigating life's challenges, both personally and professionally. With a focus on families, parents, and adolescents seeking guidance, she brings a unique perspective to counseling sessions. Drawing from her background as a teacher, certified school guidance counselor and mother to three, she understands the intricacies of life's challenges that individuals and families often encounter.

By choosing Authentic Growth Wellness Group, you're embracing a compassionate and empathic approach. Janet’s certification as a school guidance counselor and her personal journey equips her to guide you through your own. Utilizing a strong therapeutic alliance, she will cultivate an atmosphere of trust, respect, and positive transformation. Embark on your journey towards healing and personal development with us. Reach out to us and become part of the Authentic Growth Wellness Group Counseling experience. Together, we will navigate towards brighter horizons, tailored only for you and your journey.

  • Aetna, BCBS PPOs, + Cigna PPOs If you are looking for a clinician specifically in-network with United Healthcare/Optum, please contact Emily Pagone since she is the only one currently permitted by United/Optum to be the sole clinician in-network with their plans. We hope to have the rest of our teammates join United/Optum panels as soon as possible.

  • Janet has immediate openings for afternoon and evening appointments in Glen Ellyn.

  • EMDR-Trained Clinician


✔ MS.Ed. in Counseling - DePaul University, Chicago.
✔ B.A. Music Education, Choral Emphasis - University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).
✔ Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1-Trained.
✔ Janet is an Illinois-Licensed Professional Counselor, and also holds an Illinois-Professional Educator's License.
✔ Janet has immediate openings for in-person sessions in Glen Ellyn + Hinsdale, as well as via virtual/telehealth in IL.

“Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud”
-Maya Angelou