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Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Arlington Heights, IL

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Natalia Yangarber-Hicks, PhD

Natalia Yangarber-Hicks, PhD | Mental Health Counselor / Therapist photo
Do you find yourself repeatedly drawn into the same frustrating emotional patterns and relationships despite your best intentions and efforts to change? Perhaps an approach that addresses the underlying meaning of these seemingly irrational behaviors is called for. I believe that honesty about our desires, motives, and feelings is the first step in the process of growth and change. The courage to honestly face previously disowned experiences, while ultimately freeing, is not easily achieved alone, apart from a trusting relationship. It is my privilege to create a safe context for you to examine your life in all its complexity.
I am convinced that when shameful and painful experiences can be brought to light, understood and fleshed out, troubling symptoms tend to subside and relationships improve. Most importantly, it often becomes easier to feel a greater sense of agency, freedom, and purpose in life.
I believe that therapy can give you the courage to shed unnecessarily rigid and self-defeating ways of being and relating to others and allow you to experience more contentment and hope in the future. I welcome the opportunity to partner with you in this process.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self-Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Life Transitions
Licenses/Certifications
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
Education/Training
I received my PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. In the last 8 years, I have been in private practice, teaching, doing research, and mentoring graduate students. Since fall 2009, I have also been a candidate in the psychoanalytic training program at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.
Memberships
American Psychological Association (APA)
Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of APA
Society for Exploration of Psychoanalysis and Theology
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Other Languages
Russian
Payments Accepted
BCBS-PPO, check
Hours:by appointment
License:071-006811 IL
Location
3411-C North Kennicott Avenuenue
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