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Yadira Chavez, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

As a bilingual Latina and child of immigrant parents, I strive to provide a safe space for clients of all backgrounds and experiences. I am here to offer acceptance and support while helping clients navigate and cope with life’s challenges. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy and I find it important to explore specific strategies and tools that work for clients and their goals. I have experience working in community behavioral health and have extensive knowledge of mental health needs.

This experience has helped me find my passion in working with individuals struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, relationship stress, painful life transitions, individual and intergenerational trauma, cultural stressors. My style is meeting my clients where they are at while using humor and spirit to build a strong relationship.

I utilize eclectic strategies from various theoretical approaches such as but not limited to cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and attachment. As a team, clients and I explore areas for change and growth.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

IL LCSW 149023913