Beginning in July 2018, New Legends Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting, LLC will begin offering services for children and adolescents! While Dr. Shultz has been working to teach families, couples, and individuals communication, conflict resolution, self-regulation, and self-development skills for over seventeen years, an additional focus of the practice will now target the development of skills and abilities in children and adolescents. Standardized skill assessments will be conducted to determine social and emotional skill competencies in need of further development and groups and/or individual sessions will be implemented to target these skills. New Legends’ staff is highly experienced in the social and emotional learning of children in school settings and seeks to deliver services that target the development of a growth mindset in children.
Dr. Robin Shultz, LCSW, LMFT, CADC, CTRS has been (and continues to be) a school social worker for 17 years working with elementary, middle, and high school students as they learn to navigate the educational landscape. Prior to that, Robin worked in a residential drug and alcohol treatment center for several years with both adolescents and adults helping them to learn how to claim their lives from addiction and substance abuse. Her work with families and couples as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy has taught her the critical importance of the family system, its functioning, and its potential for healing if each person is willing to look at their part. Robin’s most recent work, completing her Doctorate and its accompanying research on family interaction patterns and their association with children’s social/emotional functioning, has led her to the realization that social and emotional skill building for both parents and children is crucial to the ongoing development of health and wellness in children. To this end, New Legends Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting, LLC aims to help families, individuals, couples, parents, children, and schools learn how to build the skills and resiliencies needed in individuals so that they may create self-directed, well-connected lives and contribute to the long term success of a healthier society.
Kevin Cox, CTRS, LBS1 is a 12 year veteran Special Education Teacher for adolescents in west suburban middle school. Prior to that, Kevin worked in a therapeutic day school with elementary, middle and high school students with social, emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric disabilities. In the roles of both teacher and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Kevin mentored students in their strivings to develop the skills necessary for creating healthy leisure lifestyles supported by personal attitudes of positive thinking. Kevin is skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships with the most difficult to reach children which allows him to, once a relationship is established, focus on the development of necessary skills.
Amy Miller, LCSW, is both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed School Social Worker (Type 73) who has been (and continues to be) an educator in a west suburban school district. Amy has functioned in the role of teacher for the past fourteen years. Amy also holds the position of school liaison between the school and a community youth and family service organization in the area. In this role, Amy assesses student functioning, develops behavior management plans, provides academic support, and conducts therapeutic interventions for stressed students. Amy currently serves on the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Committee for the school district with which she works and is highly invested in advancing the development of social and emotional learning and skill building in children and adolescents.