2016 Independent Private Practitioner
2015 Member of Academy of Cognitive Therapy
2015 Licensed as an Independent Social Worker in state of Iowa
2013 Hospital Social Worker
2011 Licensed Clinical Social Worker in state of Illinois
2006 Licensed School Social Worker
2006 Graduated The University of Chicago with Masters in Social Work with specialization in Clinical Social Work and School Social Work
2002 Graduated Eastern Illinois University with Bachelors in Psychology, minor in Community Health
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and Certified Cognitive Therapist with The Academy of Cognitive Therapy. I have been working in the mental health field for over 15 years. My history of working in the behavioral health field includes working with individuals, families and groups in mental health agencies, schools, hospitals and private practice settings. I have had formal training in several different types of evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I provide services for individuals and families with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, anger management, obsessive-compulsive disorder and issues with body image. My approach to therapy is integrative and tailored to the needs of the individual. My goal as a therapist is to build strong, supportive therapeutic relationships, while creating an environment where clients can feel comfortable and understood. I believe in my client's abilities to gain skills and insight to aid in positive change and growth, leading to enhanced quality of life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy
LISW #077009 (Expires: 2022-12-31)
Deanna is always amazing when we speak and I always feel better after our live meetings.