Office Hours in Bolingbrook, IL, and Woodridge IL.
Regina believes you have an inner strength that often goes unrecognized. Awareness of that inner strength and power that will allow you to overcome the barriers that have prevented you from moving forward and improving your current situation. As your therapist, she will assist you in taking control of your therapy and explore the stressors and concerns in your life. Regina has experience working with adolescent outpatient settings, group homes, and therapeutic foster care. Regina spent the last several years working with adult clients in outpatient settings who need addictions counseling, domestic violence, depression, and mood disorders, grief, and loss, along with crisis interventions.
She has utilized a variety of therapeutic methods, including The Grief Recovery Method, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy Solutions, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Christian Counseling; each tailored to your specific needs, goals, and intervention.
Regina emphasizes the use of the grief recovery method as she noticed that a majority of individuals she has worked with had been emotionally incapacitated due to loss of loved ones, hopes, and or dreams.
Office Hours in Aurora, IL
Alfrieda believes throughout the life cycle, and there are life events that bring about change in one's life ranging from "manageable" to "difficult and complex." When no longer manageable, these changes sometimes become problematic, interrupting one's emotional and psychological well-being and the ability to function effectively is hindered. As a counselor, Alfrieda will listen to clients from a caring and non-judgmental perspective while being supportive and encouraging. Moreover, her philosophy is "I care" and will administer counsel with "integrity," helping clients resolve problems, develop resilience, learn healthy behaviors, and improve relationships.
Her services include working with individuals, groups, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, and bereavement. She has also worked in a therapeutic capacity with Community Health, Human Services, and Faith-based organizations.
Office Hours in Aurora, IL.
Claudia Araiza is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Argosy University in Schaumburg, IL in 2013, and received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, IL, in 2017.
She completed her internship at a non-profit organization in Aurora IL., and currently works with children, adolescence, young adults, along with the adult population. In addition, she has experience within a non-for-profit organization and a crisis unit as an emergency counselor providing crisis intervention, psychiatric stabilization, and resources within the community. Claudia is fluent in Spanish and English. Claudia appreciates and values the idea that everyone is unique; therefore, while working with clients, she tailors the therapeutic approaches base on the individual’s needs. Therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavior theory techniques; and identifying how one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact our use of coping skills and allowing one to identifying their cognitive distortions, solution focus approaches, client center, motivational interview, and play therapy among others.
Office Hours in Bolingbrook, IL
Candice currently is a Masters's level Clinician. She is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families, along with young children/adolescents, and teens. Her therapeutic approach includes Traditional Psychodynamic Theories such as Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques (CBT), Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Family Systems Theories / Works. She includes the influence of Positive Parenting Solutions when working with families and young children. Candice believes that using holistic methods, such as Mindfulness, and Meditation throughout the therapeutic approach, with interventions, will engage individuals and families as co-facilitators of their emotional healing. Candice's areas of training include, but are not limited to, couples counseling (premarital & marital), anxiety, & depression, addictions, life adjustments, stress management, self-esteem, anger management, parental coaching, mediation/reunification counseling- family court evaluations. She has completed the premarital/martial training and certification using the PREPARE/ENRICH couples therapy and assessments. Additional certifications and training are training areascompleted within Trauma, Crisis, Grief & Loss, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault. Candice believes that healing is a holistic process that happens in the context of a close therapeutic relationship in addition to a spiritual one.
Candice received her Masters of Science from Walden University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology from Ashford University, San Diego, California. She is supervised by Regina Thomas, LCPC, CADC, GRS.
Meet our graduate student clinical interns for the 2019- 2020 term. They will serve clients at our locations in Bolingbrook, Woodridge, and Aurora offices.
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Office Hours in Bolingbrook, IL and Woodridge IL.
Supervised by Regina Thomas, LCPC, CADC, GRS.