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Dr. Christina Rudawski, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Greetings! My name is Dr. Christina Rudawski. Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Alcohol and Addiction Counselor. I obtained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Midwestern University in Illinois. I completed my internship at Elgin Community Mental Health Center and my postdoctoral training at Larned State Hospital in Larned, KS. I completed an Accelerated Addiction program at College of DuPage and interned at Lutheran Social Services in Elgin, IL. Additionally, I am a licensed sex offender evaluator.

I have a rich experience in applying behavioral science principles in a broad range of diversified settings and a wide variety of clinical psychopathology. My extensive background includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a primary therapeutic modality, consistent with evidence-based practice, and the current managed care environment. My clinical expertise includes Addictions, Adult and Adolescent Psychology, Health Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Integrated Behavioral Medicine, Medical-Psychiatric Comorbidity, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Personality Disorders, Parent Coaching, Parent Skills Training in Positive Discipline, Chronic Pain, and Trauma. I am proficient in psychological assessment and psychotherapy. I also utilize Biofeedback and Bibliotherapy as needed.

I believe in the power of self-knowledge. As a psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential in order to lead a life that is worth celebrating. My goal is to provide you with a safe, secure judgment free environment and to assist you in giving voice to the thoughts and feelings which are difficult to realize and give voice to.

I am a lifelong learner and am updating my skills through continuing education classes in order to provide you with the most up to date techniques and services.

Difficult situations of the past can’t be changed, however, we can work together to improve your personal self-understanding and resolve challenges in your life. Together we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you!

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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Languages

EnglishUkrainian

License information

IL Psychologist 071.008059

Reviews

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Dr. Rudawski is a very nice and empathetic specialist. I recommend

Written on Feb 17, 2024 after therapy with Christina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Rudawski is kind, empathetic and supportive. I'm so thankful I chose her.

Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with Christina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

After two sessions, I trust Dr Rudawski. She brings immense skill and experience to our sessions, which yield immense, ongoing benefit when I apply (and practice) her insights.

Written on Dec 22, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Rudawski is really understanding and helpful with understanding myself better. I feel very comfortable talking to her.

Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I’m so thankful I found Dr. Rudawski. She is a great listener, open minded and has great advice and experience. She has been a great support for me and I highly recommend anyone seeking a therapist to talk to her.

Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Rudawski is excellent. I appreciated our session and look forward to working with her.

Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Christina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and coaching