Who We Are

We’re partners for change.

For more than 25 years, Choices Counseling and Coaching has been helping individuals, couples and families create a brighter tomorrow for themselves by consciously choosing positive change and growth.

The average person makes 70 choices in a single day. Our organization’s name is based on the belief that our individual situations do not limit our choices — although we may not always be aware of all of the choices available to us. We each possess the power to choose how we act or react when it comes to seemingly overwhelming life events. At Choices Counseling and Coaching, we partner with you to help uncover all of the life choices available to you — and discover how to make the best of them.

You’ll find that our offices are quite cozy and welcoming. We hold our therapy sessions in private rooms with with soft lighting, comfortable couches and oversized chairs. Choices Counseling and Coaching is conveniently located above the Glen Ellyn Bank building at the corner of Roosevelt Rd. and Main Street-Glen Ellyn. For a map and directions, please click here.


The Choices counseling staff

Each of our counselors has his or her own specialties, but we all hold appropriate graduate degrees in a mental health and are licensed by the state of Illinois. Find a list of our areas of expertise here, or click the bio links below to learn more about each of us.

Susan Thorne-Devin, LCSW, ACSW

Choices Counseling Executive Director and founder, Susan specializes in anxiety/depression, adolescents and families, marriage counseling, divorce mediation, life coaching, child sexual abuse – adult survivors, and EMDR. See Susan’s full bio.

Clairmarie Szopa, MS, LCPC, NCC

Claire specializes in adolescents and young adults; couples, families, and individuals; depression and anxiety; bipolar disorder; stress management; relationships; personal growth; and life transitions (divorce, illness, etc.). See Claire’s full bio.

Laima Zavistauskas, MS, LCPC

Laima is multilngual, speaking English, Lithuanian and Russian fluently. She specializes in depression, self esteem, parenting, relationship difficulties, life transitions, multicultural counseling, and anger management. See Laima’s full bio.

Clay Green, MS, LPC, NCC

Clay specializes in children, adolescents, and young adults, couples and families, anxiety/depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions, anger management, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). See Clay’s full bio.

Beth Cipriano, MS, LPC, NCC

Beth specializes in adolescent and adult counseling, coping with stress, physical illness or disability, grief and loss, life transitions, career counseling, and developmental disorders. See Beth’s full bio.