Moving You to Better Health
Walk and Talk Therapy
Unsure about sitting in an office? We get that!
Teens & Youth
The mind body connection, your own natural ability to heal yourself.
Individual Counseling
Act, do and change, gain more skills and tools.
Supervision & Case Consultation
Being a counselor or therapist can be hard work.
about me

Professional Therapy

Sandra Montes is a bilingual, Latina therapist and the owner of In Motion Counseling.

She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her education at Loyola University Chicago. She holds Professional Educator License in the state of IL (formerly Type 73) and is a certified alcohol and other drug counselor (CADC). She is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

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Services We

Have you been struggling with changes in your life? Feeling unlike yourself? Counseling can provide a safe, confidential space to talk about whatever is heavy on your heart or mind. Sometimes we just need to say our thoughts out loud to a non judgemental ear.
  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • Teens & Youth
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Counseling
  • Supervision and Consultation
  • Telehealth(for residents of IL only)

Walk and Talk Therapy

We offer walk and talk counseling sessions to take the pressure off “talking”. Maybe you’ve tried traditional therapy in the past and are looking to try something different.

Teens & Youth

We have worked with teens and adults with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, stress and anger management.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.

Individual Counseling

Through understanding an individual’s life experience is essential in delivering effective care.

Supervision and Consultation

Being a counselor or therapist can be hard work and you don’t have to do it alone. InMotion Counseling provides reflective supervision and case consultation services for all clinicians.

Telehealth ( For IL residents olny. )

You’ve thought about talking to someone but have a very busy schedule.
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How InMotion Counseling works?

At In Motion Counseling we believe in: the mind body connection.

The mission of In Motion Counseling is to provide culturally affirming, trauma-informed care for women and teens. We promote mental health and provide quality care to clients and families of all backgrounds in our community. Our vision is to inspire change through services that improve the overall health of our community. We are committed to decreasing the mental health stigma and closing the gap between our community and the healthcare system.

step 1

Schedule your Free Consultation

Call or fill out our contact form. InMotion Counseling will then reach out to you.

step 2

We discuss it and create a plan

What would you like to work on/see change? Who would you like to be involved in the sessions?

core belief

We do “action” based counseling


Asked Questions

Here are some questions we frequently get about therapy, therapists, and the process. Click on the question (or the plus arrow at the right) to see the answer.

Once you have made a decision to see a therapist, you still might be apprehensive about the process. Many people feel nervous before their first appointment. Therapy is a shared journey; a shared process, I hope some of these questions ease your mind.

  • What is Walk and Talk Therapy?
    Research shows that "behavioral activation" (a fancy way of saying get your body moving) is one of the best ways to combat and prevent depression. Let’s take our sessions outdoors, get some fresh air and move both physically and emotionally.
  • What type of therapy is offered?
    Walk and Talk, Telehealth, Yoga Nidra,
  • How long does therapy last?
    Sessions are planned and scheduled out as needed.
  • How do I pay?
    We are in-network with most Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Choice plans and Cigna. We also accept self-pay for those without insurance.

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