Ilene Berns-Zare, psychology counselor and blogger

Helping people attain their full ability is the intention of Arlington Heights resident Ilene Berns-Zare who’s a non-public and leadership instruct. Berns-Zare additionally writes a blog for “Psychology Today.”

Q: Why did you decide to grow to be a train?

A: I’ve always had a totally keen hobby in helping people attain their full potential. I started out in schooling. In the ‘90s, I labored for District 214 Community Education in substance abuse prevention, leading a community coalition. I went lower back to school for my doctorate in psychology because I desired to recognize extra approximately the human condition and resilience.

Q: What form of help do you provide humans as a train?

A: I do character and institution coaching and additionally give talks to businesses. I attempt to help human beings carry body, mind, and spirit into stability with their strengths, callings, and capability, to assist people to figure out what’s next and a way to navigate that.

Q: How could you describe your customers?

A: A lot of the clients I work with are seeking out greater work-lifestyles stability. Some people are constructing management capabilities. I also paintings with a variety of humans in transitions, midlife and beyond—empty nest or awaiting retirement.

Q: What issues do you cope with for your Psychology Today blog?

A: The blog is referred to as “Flourish and Thrive: navigating transitions with mindfulness and resilience.” I write on subjects related to transitions.

Q: What do you enjoy most approximately dwelling in Arlington Heights?

A: The colleges are notable, which is one of the reasons we moved right here. I love our downtown and how it’s shifted during the last 20 to twenty-five years. And we’ve were given quite a few friends here.

Q: What’s your favorite nearby eating place?

A: La Tasca.

Q: What ebook are you presently analyzing?

A: “Into the Magic Shop” with the aid of James R. Doty, MD.

Q: Is there a TV display you couldn’t miss.

A: We like “This Is Us.”

Q: What do you do to unwind?

A: I love to sing. I love my spiritual studies. I’m a Reiki grasp. Gardening and yoga.

Q: Where do you sing?

A: I sing with my synagogue choir at Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove. I have the joy and privilege of making a song a solo every 12 months for the high holy days.

Q: Who’s your hero?

A: My high school song teacher. If it hadn’t been for her, I don’t recognize that I might have gone to college or maybe known my strengths and who I am