Relationships are the fabric of our lives. At times they can be joyful and at times they can be stressful, even painful. I specialize in relational difficulties. I will assist in recreating these connections so they can be of benefit to you and those you love. Together we can address current and past relationships and pinpoint the areas of your life where you seek improvement. Feelings such as depression, anxiety or struggles with self esteem can stem from relationships or traumatic events we have experienced. My focus is to free you of these negative emotions.
I am here to remove the road blocks that can sometimes slow us down or bring us to a stop. Contacting me is the first step in moving forward and improving your relationships. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, families and caregivers.
I utilize methods that are effective for most clients in just 3-5 sessions. The benefits are persistent and provide clients with not only relief of symptoms from issues such as PTSD, but also a sense of resiliency as life poses new challenges.
Call or Email Jean McGurk O'Brien for a free phone consultation now - (618) 205-6790


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License No. and State: 180.009439 Illinois


  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral
  • Anthem EAP and Aetna EAP
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MH Net and GHP
  • MHN
  • Mercy EAP
  • Mercy Managed Behavioral Health
  • New Directions EAP
  • Other insurances, please call for detail
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Rapid Resolution Therapy Insti/Certified Practitioner
  • Certificate Date: 2012


  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression


  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Panic Attacks and Guilt
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy
  • Rapid Trauma Resolution
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015
Jean McGurk O'Brien, MA, LPC, NCC, CRRT, Counselor in Glen Carbon

Jean McGurk O'Brien

Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CRRT