Deanna Stacy, LCPC
Taking the first step toward change can be scary, but we will work through it together!
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 8 years experience. I hold an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University and additional credentials in Family Psychology and Stress Management. I regularly guide clients to develop coping mechanisms for their anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other struggles in life. My experience working with the foster care system assists me in supporting children, teens, and adults through many complex issues including abuse and trauma. I am also adept at helping couples build proper communication to strengthen marriages and relationships.
I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist others through the challenges life sometimes brings. I am a firm believer in meeting you where you are and not forcing a counseling template on you. I will work with you to create a therapeutic environment that is unique to your path. Life can sometimes become overwhelming, so there will definitely be a lighthearted and supportive tone to our communications.
My goal is to give you the skills to excel through challenging times in life. Whether it's building better communication to strengthen relationships, or finding the courage to make a change, you have the power to begin the journey to a better you today. I look forward to providing you support and guidance during this transformation.
About me: I live in the suburbs of Chicago with my overly attached pug, Thornton. I love reading anything I can get my hands on and am a life long learner so I love to hear stories from other people about their jobs and life experiences. I've wanted to be a counselor since I was 13 and realized I could use the natural tendency others have to share their feelings with me for a career.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180009845
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Deanna Stacy gave me a safe place to vent all my frustrations and then worked on the issues one by one with practical steps to make improvements. She frequently checked in on my progress and was a supportive guide as I climbed out of the hole. Thanks so much.
Written on Sep 21, 2019 after therapy with Deanna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Stacy has been so accommodating and helpful throughout my sessions. She has really helped me with my depression and anxiety issues that I have been having lately. I was in such a dark place and Stacy is helping me cope with all the issues in such a professional, yet considerate manner.
Written on Jul 25, 2019 after therapy with Deanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd