Hello, I am Dr. Christian Straube, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), in the state of Illinois. and Early Intervention provider. During my 28 years of clinical experience I have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful clients. My areas of specialty include working with individuals with Autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger management, challenging behaviors and general life concerns that we all have. I believe that my lifelong personal experiences have made me a better counselor.
My therapeutic approach is pretty straightforward, through cognitive-behavior therapy and reality based counseling I focus on skill building to help adults through the everyday struggles we cope with. Through careful analysis of your background and present life experiences we tailor a treatment plan that fits your needs.
Having also worked with hundreds of children and adolescents, I am in the unique position of providing concrete, successful, creative parenting strategies to those caregivers seeking support. While the sessions are on-line, I email information and handouts that caregivers can easily use to help their children.
I am an avid sports fan (Go Badgers) and love to spend time walking my dogs with my wife and daughter. I enjoy running, meditation and golf on a regular basis to reduce stress and keep me focused.
Thank you for reading my profile. It takes strength to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to listen, support and encourage you.
Additional areas of focus: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy
IL LCPC 180.001146