Regina believes you have an inner strength that often goes unrecognized. Awareness of that inner strength 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 to take control of your therapy and explore the stressors and concerns in your life. Regina has experience working in adolescent outpatient settings, group homes, and therapeutic foster care. Regina spent the last several years working with adult clients in outpatient settings who are in need of addictions counseling, domestic violence, depression, mood disorders, grief and loss, and crisis intervention.
She has utilized a variety of therapeutic methods, including The Grief Recovery Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 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.
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Swati Bajpai is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has done MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois, Chicago.
Her internships were with the Senior Services at DuPage County and with the Community Center at DuPage County Health Department.
Swati has worked as Emergency Services Counselor at the DuPage County Health Department.
She has experience working with people with severe and chronic mental illness and has worked with a wide range of ages and diagnosis including mood, behavioral, psychotic and personality disorders. Swati also worked with the Senior populace to assess their needs and help them find joy, hope and meaning in life through therapy and resources.
Swati uses Psycho education, CBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Based Therapy,, Motivational Interviewing and Grief Therapy techniques to help her clients.
Swati’s goals within therapy is to meet her clients where they are and work with them to identify their strengths, challenges and securing resources to chart out a path to recovery and a feeling of well being. She believes that for the inner person to be happy, they have to be in tandem with nature and the surroundings along with their feelings and relationships.
Swati speaks fluently in English, Hindi and Urdu.
Swati also has a Masters in English Literature and Post graduate diploma in Journalism and has worked with a leading newspaper in India.
Swati enjoys reading, writing, gardening and being out in the lap of nature.
Areas of Specialization and Experience Include: Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Grief Recovery, Trauma related issues and PTSD, Family and Couples Counseling, Self Esteem issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness
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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.
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 own cognitive distortions, solution focus approaches, client center, motivational interview and play therapy among others.
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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Liza has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Liza's goal are to tailor treatment to meet your needs. She will meet you where you are, emotionally and mentally, and together. Her areas of specialization include, anxiety/stress management, depression. Her counseling approach includes many therapeutic inventions such as cognitive behavioral techniques, client-centered therapy, traditional psychodynamic theory, family systems work along with mindfulness and meditation-relationship/peer issues. She has experience with children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. She is supervised by Regina Thomas, LCPC, CADC, GRS.
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Candice is currently finishing her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families, along with adolescents and teens. Her therapeutic approach includes family systems, CBT, and Holistic Methods, as well as other interventions that engage individuals and families as co-facilitators of emotional healing. Candice's areas of expertise include, but are not limited to couples counseling, premarital & marriage counseling, anxiety, chronic illness, depression, addictions, life adjustments, stress management, self-esteem, anger management, parental coaching, mediation & reunification counseling, along with family court evaluations. She has completed the premarital training and certification using the PREPARE/ENRICH couples thearpy and assessments. Additional completed training in the areas of trauma and crisis, grief, domestic violence, and sexual assault trainings and certifications. 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 Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology from the Ashford University, San Diego, California. Her therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, using traditional Psychodynamic Theory, Family Systems Work and the influence of Positive Parenting Solutions, along with Mindfulness and Meditation. She is supervised by Regina Thomas, LCPC, CADC, GRS.