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Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CADC
Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CADC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Alcohol and Other Addiction Counselor (CADC) specializing in the treatment of addictive disorders and trauma. I am also a NLP Master's level Clinician (Neuro Linguistic Programming is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy ~ the basis of which asserts a connection between the neurological processes, language, and the behavioral patterns learned through experience that can be changed to achieve goals). I have studied with Pia Mellody and am certified as a PIT Therapist (Post InductionTherapy). The premise of PIT is that childhood trauma is the origin of developmental immaturity also known as codependency. I have also completed the three year Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Program based on Peter Levine's ground-breaking research on the treatment of trauma.                                                                                                                 

I treat adolescents and adults in individual, group, couple's, and family therapy. I have been in private practice
for over 25 years with offices in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. I have extensive clinical experience with diverse populati
ons and have worked with multidisciplinary staffs.
My clinical work includes a history of working at some of Chicago's premier treatment programs. 

Drawing from my education, my own spiritual journey, and the wisdom of the mentors I have studied with
(and continue to study with), I work with each individual to help them identify and build on their own strengths in
order to achieve the
ir personal goals. In addition to my
clinical work, I work with family businesses and I conduct clinical trainings throughout the United States and Canada.


MA in Counseling Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Certified Addictions Counselor 
Master Level NLP Practioner
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Post Induction Therapy (PIT) Certified by Pia Mellody
Somatic Experiencing

Additional Training
Continuing Education with an emphasis on Addictions, Trauma Resolution, Spirituality, and Family of Origin Dynamics
Completed Peter Levine's 3 year Somatic Experiencing ® Practitioner professional training program based on decades of his research

Professional Activities and Memberships
Provide Clinical Supervision, Member of three clinical supervision groups, Member of American Counseling Association