Hello, my name is Dori Choy and am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been in the social work field for 20 years, have been a therapist for the past 12 years. My approach is realistic, strengths based and confidence building. I believe that there is value in every life and that hope can be found in any situation. My preference is to work alongside my clients, allowing them to explore their own thoughts and feelings week to week. Feeling heard, supported and understood is the foundation needed to build healthy habits and work through difficult seasons in life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149022706
IN LCSW 34006742A
Very attentive and resourceful. Always had insightful feedback and is a great listener.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Doriece for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
She was fantastic! Really listened to me and my concerns. She was very relatable. Gave me different ways of thinking about things.
Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Doriece for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Doriece for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dori listens and is great at her job!
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Doriece for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Dori makes me feel relaxed and comfortable, something I didn't get from the first 3 therapists I tried here. She is laid back but also very competent. She is able to schedule appointments outside her normal schedule to accommodate me. I also feel like she has personal experience with some of the difficulties I'm having; I think she is a great fit for me.
Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Doriece for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Dori is great at hearing me and providing perspective. She explains things very well and helps me understand when I don't comprehend terminology. She also has many wonderful examples and homework, but never pushes me to do it and reminds me it's ok if I don't get to it. She is very understanding and u really appreciate her!
Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Doriece for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd