YESSICA OCAMPO, MA
What makes me different:
I aid clients in reflecting on their knowledge, skills, and capacity to shift difficulties into strengths and enhance their well-being.
Education: BA Early Childhood Education, Ashford University
Education: MA Clinical Counseling, Lewis University, 2019
Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
I use my knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Child Centered Play Based Therapy, and Culturally Sensitive Therapy Techniques to address ADHD, Cultural Issues, Family and Parenting Issues, and Life Transitions.
“We’re only as needy as our unmet needs.” — John Bowlby
I characterize myself as warm, empathetic, and sincere. Outside of counseling I am an avid reader; I adore children’s literature and have a slight obsession with books. I am intrigued by culture and hope to continue exploring cultures worldwide through traditions, music, and food.
I specialize in working with young children and their families using child-centered play therapy, filial therapy, and other play-based approaches. As part of the Latinx community and bilingual therapist, I enjoy working with individuals and families of color on difficulties surrounding race/discrimination, family separation, and acculturation.
Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health
Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling in Illinois
Illinois Association for LGBTQ Issues in Counseling
Illinois Counseling Association
Illinois Counselors for Social Justice
Gateways to Opportunity