I'm worried about the future, can you help?

By Giana Ferrari Ayers

This is something I was asked all too often while working with families and young adults. Recently graduating from high school, their child felt lost and parents felt overwhelmed.  Despite their academic success, they had trouble navigating the adult world.  Many were dealing with anxiety, depression, and other health issues and disabilities which created an additional barrier towards independence.  What if there was a way for these families and other individuals to get the support they needed at the adult level?

What if I could provide that resource?

Upon graduating from my Master’s program in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling at NIU, I started working with a couple of local families who needed my help.  I began providing tutoring, employment training, and guidance for young adults who needed extra support.  Word about my services quickly caught on, and my business (and team) grew.  

Today we continue to work in private practice serving individuals and families.  We work with a limited number of clients in order to provide the best service possible.  Throughout the year we offer workshops and seminars at local libraries and organizations.

My Background

  • M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling (Northern Illinois University)
  • B.S. in Business and Psychology (Elmhurst College)
  • Worked at the university and community college level as an instructor and disability accommodations counselor.
  • Trained in vocational assessments, job development, job coaching, personal counseling, employment and educational planning, and teaching.