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Renée Shutay, MA, LCPC

Bio for Renée Shutay, MA, LCPC

Renée received her Master's Degree in Psychology Counseling in 1998 from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She received her Bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1998 she passed the NCC & LCP licensing exams. After her 2000 supervised hours she passed the LCPC exam in 2005. She has worked for Non-profit organizations and opened Shutay Counseling & Consulting Services as a private practice in 2009. She completed the EMDRIA Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) training program in 2009. Renée is a Certified Instructor through the International Center for Children and Families.  She is the Founder, Owner, and counselor/therapist for Shutay Counseling & Consulting Services. Renée provides counseling and educational services for families and individuals for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, pregnancy complications and loss, positive parenting, dealing with disabilities, and assessment for developmental delays for infants and toddlers. Provides counseling for families dealing with divorce, parenting issues, behavior problems, self- esteem issues, relationship issues, and other family stressors. Renée teaches courses in Redirecting Children’s Behavior (RCB) for parents. Theories and therapy modalities used are individualized to meet the client’s needs. They may include, but are not limited to CBT, EFT, DBT, Family Systems Therapy, Reality Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Mindfulness,

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and RCB. 



• Active Member of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association.

• Active Member of the American Counseling Association.

• Team Captain for the March of Dimes Walk America for 12 years.

• Past Member of WAABI – served as Community Chairperson and Vice President in the past.

• Procured and assisted in organizing “Koats for Kids” with CAU & WAABI to provide coats to over 600 children in the Family Case Management Program in the Chicago Area for over 18 years.


• Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor – L.C.P.C.

• Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker

• Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP)

• Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)

• Certified Parent Educator in Redirecting Children’s Behavior through the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF).

• EMDR trained through EMDRIA. 


• Shutay, J.; Williams, J., & Shutay, R. (2011). Predicting conduct disorder, drug use and court involvement for expelled adolescents: Developing theoretically based explanatory models by gender. Journal of Applied Psychology and Criminal Justice, 7(1), 9-28.

Jana Hacker, MA LPC

Jana Hacker has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.  Jana practices from a person-centered approach to therapy, believing that her clients are the experts in their lives.  She utilizes interventions and techniques from various disciplines, such as cognitive behavioral and trauma-informed therapies.  She is also currently being trained in EMDR Therapy. 

Jana has over ten years of experience walking alongside her clients to support them as they discover the best version of themselves.  Jana works with teens and adults with a variety of concerns, including: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Family Issues, Interpersonal Relationships, ADHD, First Generation College students and Incarceration and its aftermath.


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15915 Crystal Creek Drive

Unit E

Homer Glen, IL 60491


Sessions are by appointment only. 

Mon:  10am-5pm

Tues: 10am-8pm

Wed:  10am-8pm

Thur:  11am-4pm

Fri:     11am-4pm
Sat & Sun: Closed


Accepted I​nsurance Plans:  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna and private pay. 


Renée Shutay is an excellent therapist. I have been to numerous therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists over the past 41 years who subscribe to various methods of therapy or psychoanalysis. Some are stuck using specific therapies to the exclusion of others. Some left me feeling like an amoeba being poked at in a Petri dish. Renée takes an individual approach and is capable of using any number of methods. For me, conversational therapy works. Renée listens ... really listens ... and is great to converse with. I have seen her individually, as a couple with my husband and with my son as a family. On subjects with which she's less familiar, she has an open mind and a curiosity to learn. Renée has a great sense of humor, she is smart, intuitive, and she has a lot of heart. Both my husband and my son respect Renée immensely as she has had real life experiences and does not place herself "above" in some ivory tower of glorified indifference, instead she gets in there to really understand. Renée challenges me to think critically about my own thoughts and feelings to see in a different way ... and it is freeing when an old pattern of thinking or doing can be changed for the better.  Sometimes that takes a while and it doesn't always tie up neatly with a bow. By the time someone reaches my age, there's enough baggage to begin one's own experiential thrift store. My baggage is not some lovely matching high end set, it's a complicated mess. Honestly, I thought I wouldn't be able to find a therapist who could see, deal with, and help me organize and toss some of that baggage, but Renée has opened up every one and looked through it all with me unflinchingly. While not fun, it is necessary to understand ourselves, put things into proper perspective and heal. Yes, she is my favorite therapist ever, but it isn't without merit and it is for all the best reasons. Highly recommended. - Ann

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