Foundations Counseling Center

Mindfulness-based counseling & education for strengthened personal & professional development. Mental, physical, emotional, social & occupational health.

Foundations Counseling & Education Center believes life is a journey and at times we need support to keep moving forward on the path of achieving our goals and dreams. As a counseling & education organization we understand that while life is a blessing it can be challenging. We offer an open, peaceful, creative and safe environment for our clients to learn and grow in a healthy way. We are proponents of a psychological concept called Mindfulness which is clinically proven to help people reduce stress, improve mental focus and strengthen coping skills. We work with individuals, families, groups, businesses and community organizations to help them achieve their goals for healthier, more productive and fulfilled living/functioning.

Mission: We meet people where they are at in life and we work with them to help them feel better mentally, physically and emotionally. We aim to make a positive difference in society by helping others one person at a time and giving back wherever we can.

Close your eyes, take a deep breath & enjoy the beautiful Native American flute music!#ahhhhhhhhhh #musicforthesoul #grandcanyon

We had an awesome time yesterday at #wauconda Memorial Day parade honoring our courageous veterans who gave their lives for our freedom & enjoying the wonderful people who came out & the great festivities of the holiday. Thank you to all who stopped by @foundations_4_life to support our lemonade stand fundraiser for 'Stuff The Duffel' in memory of AJ. We are thrilled to say the fundraiser was a huge success (our delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies sold out!) & we raised enough funds to donate a dozen duffel bags filled with brand new basic need & comfort items to kids living in foster care. Thank you to all who stopped by & supported this important cause for kids who need it most!! #payitforward #serviceaboveself #explorewauconda #kidsareourfuture

Second Bridge

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! We hope everyone is enjoying the long holiday weekend. Our deepest thanks to those who have served to protect us. We would like to give back this holiday weekend so during the #Wauconda parade on Monday morning we will host a lemonade stand to raise funds for Second Bridge & 'Stuff The Duffel' cause in memory of AJ. If you are out & about enjoying the holiday festivities then please do stop by & see us & help support this meaningful cause! We will be selling tasty lemonade, delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies & soy aromatherapy candles (lemon & peppermint) & 100% of the proceeds will benefit kids living in foster care. #explorewauconda #payitforward #kidsareourfuture

Great article about Stuff the Duffel and the future plans of Second Bridge.

Look for April's 'Pink Moon' @ 6:12am CDT Friday morning! This special spring full moon is a great time to take a breath, become more heart centered & release worry. Heal. Let go of what is holding you back. Find you voice. Seize the day & be your wonderful beautiful amazing super fine true authentic self. #fullmoon #howlatthemoon #beyourtrueself #wauconda

Good #wellnesswednesday to all today! What will you do to care for your health & wellbeing today?!? Set an intention & make some time for you because your life is worth the effort. #healthylifestyle #selfcare #livelifetothefullest

Happy Monday everyone! Enjoy this beautiful day ☀️. #mindfulmonday #healthyliving

Today is #aprilfools day & the month of April is #nationalhumormonth which brings awareness for how therapeutic laughter & joy can be for your health. Laughter helps to boost morale, strengthen mental, physical, social & emotional health, increase communication skills & enrich overall quality of life, so where you can try & see the brighter side of things & use humor as your own personal superpower for happiness! #mindfulmonday #choosehappiness

It's #thankfulthursday & today we are honoring the one year anniversary of buying our own office building in awesome #waucondaillinois! We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to take our businesses to the next level & we have so enjoyed getting to know everyone in beautiful #wauconda. Cheers & looking forward to another great year of helping others learn & grow. #explorewauconda #dreamsdocometrue #hardworkpaysoff @ Wauconda, Illinois

How your body is feeling is a very good indicator of how you are doing day to day. A body scan meditation is a great way to check in with yourself & see what you notice. Are you feeling...tense/relaxed? cold/warm? alert/tired? hungry/full? Do you notice...pain? itch? hair? clothing? chair? floor? breath?#wellnesswednesday #mindfulliving #mindfulness

The mind body connection is real. Be mindful of your self talk because your body & behavior responds to what you say. #tuesdaythoughts #healthyliving #mindfulness

It was so much fun having King Louie in the Foundations house today! Our clients love to see him when he's around & some say they even miss him when he's not 😍. We sure do love our furry four legged friends don't we?!?
#fridayfun #puppylove #animaltherapy

Take time to pause, breathe & take in the beauty, wonder & stillness of this wintry day. #wellnesswednesday #mindfulness #mindfulliving

Self Compassion | Foundations 4 Life Wellness & Counseling Center

#wellnesswednesday tip of the day - be kind to your human self! A few easy #selfcompassion tips - Kindness & understanding starts with yourself. It is ok to be human! Mistakes & failure are part of the process - that is how we learn & grow.

Our monthly #meditation #yoga & #aromatherapy class is back this Saturday 10-11am in #wauconda! Come get healthy with us in 2019. Reserve your spot today as space is limited.

What experiences do you want to have in 2019 that adds to the rich tapestry that is the story of your life? #happynewyear #dreambig #anythingispossible

Cheers to using the abundance of wisdom we possess to our advantage in 2019! #happynewyear #liveyourbestlife #believeinyourself

The power of gratitude!

How cool is that! 🤯 🧠 😃

#nevergiveup or stop fighting for your hopes & dreams & what you believe in. Miracles can happen at any time! #tuesdaymotivation #staystrong

#Breathe & #Believe!

Happy Monday everyone. Have yourself a great day. #choosehappiness

A little #lovingkindness for yourself & others goes a long way 🙂. Have a wonderful day. #mindfulliving #mindfulness

Good #MindfulnessMonday Foundations friends! Enjoy this beautiful & peaceful nature clip from the #GreatSmokyMountains in gorgeous Gatlinburg TN & have yourself an awesome day.

Your brain is the most powerful tool in your body. Your thoughts can make or break your day. If you think you can't do something you won't & if you think you can you will. #growthmindset #respondvsreact #tuesdaythoughts

Wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend. As we enjoy & celebrate let's remember to take a moment to honor those who made our freedoms possible. "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy #freedom #memorialdayweekend

#happiness is a choice. It is up to us to see the good in our lives & in the world. What are you grateful & thankful for today? #gratitude #thankfulthursday #mindsetiseverything #growthmindset

Happy Monday all! Wishing everyone an amazing day & week. May you see possibilities in challenges & have strength to persevere. The journey of life is yours to define. #mindfulmonday #mondaymotivation #livelifetothefullest


Powerful inspiration from someone who repeatedly persevered in the face of challenge. Never give up & do something your future self will be proud of. #hope #life #love #believe

Confronted with a deadly disease and an even deadlier treatment, Michael Crossland faced death multiple times over and still beat the odds. This is the true story of the bravest man that ever lived.

Speaker: Michael Crossland for WORLDZ

A little self-care goes a long way! You can do more to help yourself & others when you are strong in mind, body & spirit. What will you do today to strengthen your health & well-being?!? #fitnessfriday #mindfulliving #healthylifestyle

#thursdaymotivation #hardworkpaysoff #believe

Happy Monday all! Wishing everyone a great day & an even better week. Believe in yourself & go out there & make the life you dream of happen - one small step each & every day. #mondaymotivation #lifeisworthliving

Good #MindfulMonday everyone! Today is a brand new day & week filled with possibilities. Your brain is the most powerful tool in your body - what you think will be. #Mindfulness #MindfulLiving #MindOverMatter

May is #MentalHealthAwareness month! Regular #Mindfulness practice - living mindfully in the present moment of life, responding vs reacting & noticing vs judging - strengthens mental, physical, emotional, social & occupational health. You can get started being mindful right here & right now by taking a deep breath & seeing what you note with your senses - what are 5 things you see, 4 things you hear, 3 things you feel/touch, 2 things you smell & 1 thing you taste? #WednesdayWisdom #MindfulLiving #54321Mindfulness

Breathe. Dig deep. Think positive. Never give up. Always remember how awesome you are & that your goals & dreams are worth every single ounce of the heart & soul you put into them. #fridayvibes #lifeisajourney

Happy #mindfulmonday all! It's a brand new day & week filled with possibilities so go on out there & make life what you want it to be. #mindfulness #onedayatatime #nevergiveup

Good #fitnessfriday to all today! What will you do to care for your health & wellness today?? #tgif #healthylifestyle #onesmallstep

It's moving day at Foundations Counseling Center!! We are so excited about our new home at 227 N Main Street in vibrant downtown #Wauconda overlooking beautiful Bangs Lake. It's a dream come true & we are so thankful to all that have pursued health, healing & philanthropy with us in #Barrington for the past 6 1/2 years. We look forward to getting involved & bringing love & light to our wonderful new community!
#movingonup #newbeginnings #dreamsdocometrue

Happy #monday all! It's a brand new day filled with possibilities - go out there & make your hopes & dreams come true. #mondaymotivation #nevergiveup #keeponkeepingon

Looking to strengthen your health & fitness but don't know where to start? 4Fitness Personal and Group Training can help - give Dawn a call today!

**Tuesdays spots are filled!
We will be starting to workout outside in April! Don’t miss an opportunity to get some fresh air while getting in a better workout than just a walk!

Please share this post on openings in upcoming sessions to be entered to win a free registration in the District 25 Just Move It 5k/1 mile event worth up to $25!

Good #fitnessfriday all! What will you do today to care for your #mindbodysoul? #onesmallthing #nevergiveup #tgif

This very moment right here & right now is all we truly have. The past has already happened & the future has yet to come. Meet life where it's at today & do the best you can with what you have because every single minute makes up the colorful tapestry of our precious lives. #beherenow #mindfulness #mindfulmonday

#LovingKindnessMeditation for all on this day of #love.

So grateful for the bright, warm, beautiful sunshine & afternoon tea break today to help revive & recharge! #ThankfulThursday #MindfulLiving

Tiny Buddha


“You aren’t treating yourself with love and respect when you regularly do things for others that they’re avoiding doing for themselves. You aren’t treating yourself with love and respect when people violate your boundaries and you don’t speak up about it. You aren’t treating yourself with love and respect when you say yes to something but really want to say no. You aren’t treating yourself with love and respect when you internalize others’ dissatisfaction and take it on as your own problem. You aren’t treating yourself with love and respect when you hurt yourself in order to make others happy.” ~Ilene S. Cohen

Happy #MindfulMonday everyone! #Mindfulness classes are back at Foundations Counseling in February - how can we help you feel better & live more mindfully?!? #HealthyLiving #2018goals

High School Model UN Opportunity June 2, 2018 | Rotary District 6440

Great opportunity for local youth to be a part of solutions for #peace & #literacy. Serving Northeast IL, Rotary District 6440 is part of a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities.

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227 N Main Street
Wauconda, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
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