Do you have a chronic illness?

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Heart Disease
  • and more

Then you probably have…

  • Financial stress
  • Relationship stress
  • Medical stress
  • Stressful emotions
  • Uncertainty about the future
  • Discrimination at work
  • Lack of social support
  • Diet stress

For better or worse, it’s often an invisible illness.

You may not have a diagnosis, and the root cause may remain unknown, but what is known is that everyday life can seem like a struggle; unending fatigue and tiredness, foggy brain, reactions or changes with eating certain foods that never have caused an issue, and just not having the same amount of energy to use for everyday life.

You might look ”fine” and those around you may wonder why you don’t ‘just step up.’ You know, at your core, that it’s not that simple. It can feel near impossible to figure out a ”formula” for success: one-part healthy environment, two-parts tools, skills, and resources, finish with a dash of support.

However, invisible illnesses are real, and they are a rapidly increasing issue across our society. In fact, ”more than 133 million Americans, or about 45% of the population, have at least one chronic condition. These conditions include arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular (heart) disease, depression, and diabetes, although these are only a few.”

THRIVE – Free Support Groups open to the public!

These groups are designed to be an open-minded, close space that allows you to feel connected, heard, and supported by members of the community who face some of the same daily battles as you. Come to as many as you would like, as often as you can. Grab a friend or family member, and know that you are heard and validated.

All groups are held at Elliott Counseling Group and led by Sheerine Bazargani, LPC
201 Lincoln Square, #154A, Urbana








    201 Lincoln Square, #154A, Urbana




    201 Lincoln Square, #154A, Urbana


    Sheerine Bazargani is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters from the University of Illinois Springfield. She has great knowledge and expertise working with addictions and recovery, but also specializes in treating ADHD, especially in adults. 

    Sheerine is a certified Yoga Instructor, and often uses yoga as a therapeutic modality in her sessions. She utilizes a holistic approach for healing, which includes mindfulness, and channeling the body-mind connection. Sheerine believes in instilling hope and inspiring change in her clients, and approaches counseling with compassionate curiosity and collaborative strategies to engage clients in the process of treatment.

    Sheerine is also our Wellness Coordinator here at Elliott Counseling Group. She is an expert in the Health and Wellness field, and excels in creating, planning, and coordinating wellness events. Her education and experience in the mind-body-spirit connection goes unmatched.

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