Juniper Center Workshop CEU'sThe biggest challenge Dr. Margo Jacquot, Founder and Director of The Juniper Center had in starting her own practice is that she never had one minute of business training.

“I was a mental health practitioner trying to build a private practice without any business training.”

When she started the business, she couldn’t have even imagined that it would grow into one of the largest woman-owned counseling and therapy practices, with 25 therapists in five locations across Chicagoland.


Monthly Professional Education and Networking Meet-ups

The Juniper Center sponsors monthly professional “meet-ups” the third Friday of most months throughout the year at the Park Ridge office. The event is free for professionals to attend. The fee for one (1) State of Illinois CEU is $10. There are 30 spots available each month.

Each program includes light refreshments, a speaker on a mental health and/or business related topic and lots of networking for the professional community.

Sampling of Past Speakers

Noriko Martinez, PhD, LCSW and Jay Einhorn, PhD, LCPC, on The Knowing is in the Being: Perspectives on Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Integrative Therapy

Marguerite O’Connor, M.Ed. on Navigating Stigmatized Death

Where’s the Owner’s Manual for This One: Helping parents and families who have gender creative, gender non-conforming and transgender children find their way in a new world.


Certified CEU Provider for the State of Illinois

The Juniper Center is a licensed to provide CEUs for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage & family therapists. CEU’s are required by all practitioners to maintain their license. The monthly meet-up events offer a chance to earn CEU’s as do other fee-based programs offered throughout the year.


Mentoring and Guidance

Have a question about running the business side of your practice?

“I had to learn so much on my own when I got started, and I want to share that with others to ease their path.”

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