Is fear of the unknown making you anxious? When do you feel lonely and sad? What makes you stressed out or angry? What are the reasons why you think you are not good? You are good. Life is just full of difficulties.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I have provided therapy to individuals with various backgrounds and issues. Growing up in Japan and conducting therapy in the US for over 15 years, my insight into the problems we face in this society is unique while integrating Eastern and Western philosophies. Also, by providing therapy to people at risk in a law enforcement agency, I am fully aware of social injustice, discrimination, institutional racism as well as what law enforcement staff and their families go through.
In our current situation with the pandemic, violence and disunity, our collective goal is to bring peace into ourselves and to others by self-reflecting and improving ourselves. The focus is on you. I believe that you want to have the best and happiest life you can possibly have. With my unique techniques and experience, I can help you achieve that goal.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), 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, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.014630
Hiroko Goodfriend is very kind and a great listener. She takes her time to understand you and works to help you reach your goals. Highly recommended!
Written on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Hiroko for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
She is very kind and understanding. I feel like she really wants me to improve myself and become more confident and self-assured! I recommend her to anyone who is trying to heal from their past trauma.
Written on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Hiroko for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
This is exactly what I needed to put my life back into perspective.
Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Hiroko for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes
Hiroko is amazing! She always knows what to say & how to direct the therapy session. She remembers what I say from previous sessions & keeps the sessions moving forward. Her & I are forming a really great therapeutic relationship. & for that I am grateful!!
Written on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy with Hiroko for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Hiroko is very knowledgeable and considerate. She asks good questions and listens to my ramblings.
Written on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Hiroko for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue