I am a individual and family therapist licensed in Illinois with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have specialized experience working in residential based treatment providing long term care-treatment as well as short term crisis outpatient-field work. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns and diagnoses including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, abandonment issues, grief and loss, trauma, mood disorders, etc.
As a child, I always wanted to pursue a career where I could assist with an individual’s growth, creativity and happiness. I learned at a young age the struggles that life can bring, not only through the inevitable, but also through situational traumas that we at times have to face and endure. Being an active member in the clinical field of helping professionals, I have certainly learned the importance of patience, empathy and peace. Identifying and securing ones’ purpose in life, creates the true masterpiece of one’s story. My goal is to assist you in your journey to self-actualization.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I meet my clients where they are using therapeutic approaches that will better meet their needs. I often use client centered, CBT, DBT and mindfulness therapeutic approaches in my practice.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is wanted and needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), 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, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, 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, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LCSW 149.023650
Daffaney has really changed my mind about therapy in a positive way. I never expected I would actually get something out of signing up for Better Help. It’s nice to always have a support person no matter what I’m going through in life.
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Daffaney for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Daffaney is honestly such a gem. Truly an amazing person who meets you where you are and helps you grow from there. Allows a listening ear. She’ll always tell you what you need to hear even if it’s not the hear in the moment because she knows it will help you grow in the long run. Truly an amazing person!
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Daffaney for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She is a good well-rounded listener, i selected her for focus on forgiveness and trauma plus autistic experience. i look forward to continuing to working with her.
Written on Apr 30, 2023 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Daffaney is a pro listener. I have trouble focusing on subjects sometimes and Daffaney is excellent with helping keep me on track with my ideas. She is good at allowing me to find my own way to the solution.
Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Great at what she does, really makes you feel comfortable. She helps keep the sessions moving and asked questions that really get you thinking
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Mindful that people have to process things in their own way. She offered suggestions and activities that helped me understand “me”. I grateful for her expertise and her active listening skills
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue