Make an Appointment: [email protected] | (630) 995-3193

  • VANESSA DIAZ, MASTERS LEVEL INTERN

    What makes me different:

    My goal is to create a safe space for clients to feel welcome and share concerns affecting their daily lives. In addition, my goal is to help clients understand themselves and establish goals to achieve a better lifestyle.

    Ages I work with:

    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • Teens
    • Adults
    • Couples Counseling
    • Family Counseling

    Accepted Payment Methods:

    • Aetna PPO
    • BCBS PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • United Healthcare (Shared Services, UMR, GEHA)
    • Self-Pay Rate Intern Rate

    Locations:

    Naperville (In-Person)

    Virtual

    About Me:

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Education: BA in Psychology, 2019

    Education: Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, current

    Focus:

    I use my knowledge of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Play Based Therapy, and Multicultural Therapy Techniques to address Trauma, LGBTQIA+ Topics, and Behavior.

    Favorite Quote:

    “Just breath. You are strong enough to handle your challenges, wise enough to find solutions to your problems and capable enough to do whatever needs to be done.” – Lori Deschene

    How I Help my Clients:

    I characterize myself as caring, understanding, and trustworthy.  Outside of counseling, I recently learned that I enjoy exploring nature, going on walks, and running at nights.

    As a counselor, I want to explore the client’s symptoms and discuss strategies when dealing with feelings of distress while maintaining professional boundaries.  My ideal client is a child, teen, or adult coming into therapy with past trauma. The client does not trust anyone, nor do they enjoy talking to anyone.  After creating a relationship with the client, I like to identify their struggles, frustration, and pain through play and work on communication and coping skills.

    More About Me:

    Introductory Video:

    Don't Wait to Get the Help You Need - Request an Appointment with me today!