Hello, my name is Don Olund. I am a native Chicagoan and vividly remember when the Prudential Building was the tallest skyscraper in the city! Having lived in the city and surrounding suburbs my entire life gives me a unique perspective of the “windy city” culture.
Call me a late bloomer. I returned to college after a 20 year hiatus to complete a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Governors State University. I was nominated and selected student speaker for commencement services at Governors State University. The picture above was taken during my address to the graduation class.
Professional recognition includes board-certification by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and licensed by the State of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
Currently I am the LifeWork Counseling. My clinical focus is in marriage and family counseling, helping families adjust to life-cycle changes, particularly those with parent and adolescent transitions. In addition, I am a contributing author in clinical books on the subject of family therapy. In 2013 I published my first book, “Bringing Respect Back: Communicating Without the Conflict”.
I write a weekly blog on couple and family relationships. Visit my blog.
In addition to my clinical practice, I am a board-certified executive coach. I have also served on the faculty of Governors State University as a lecturer in the master’s program in counseling.
Prior to entering the field of professional counseling, I served twenty years as a pastoral minister in the southwest suburbs. During this period I held several local and regional positions within my denomination including youth director, men’s director, senior pastor, and executive assistant pastor.
I bring a special gift of integrating spirituality into the therapeutic setting. Additionally, I enjoy public speaking in various formats including workshops, seminars and special topics related to relationships, parenting and personal growth, as well as spirituality.
Apart from work I enjoy an active life which includes exercise, basketball, biking, hiking, and traveling. I am happily married to my wife Marian and have three adult children and five grandchildren.
If you are interested in learning more about LifeWork Counseling feel free to call us at the phone number below or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org