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Licensed Professional Counselor in Bartlett, IL

Reshma Lagomarcino, LCPC

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Health And Healing Therapy
I am a firm believer that if you are willing to work, you can greatly benefit from therapy. I also think it is important to address your concerns in mindful manner, so that issues are being processed and not just stated and glossed over. I believe that good therapy challenges us to learn how to manage becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable. Sometimes important feelings and issues that need to be worked through can cause discomfort.

Furthermore, I believe that for therapy to be beneficial for you, together we will need to build a relationship where you can feel respected, connected, and invited to be transparent. I will strive to help you develop a sense of safety and security as I support, encourage, gently challenge, and validate your feelings while creating a place of acceptance.

I hope to provide for you a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can feel validated, but also challenged to work through negative beliefs, trauma and traumatic memories, grief/loss, difficult emotions, and other issues which may come up that cause you to feel afraid, ashamed, sad, and/or alone.

We often create incorrect beliefs about ourselves because of what we are told as children which can carry over into adolescence and adulthood. I will give you space to explore those beliefs and connect them to how they may create stress and anxiety in your life and relationships. Together we will help you decide if you want to begin to challenge any of the negative self-talk or negative beliefs about yourself, others, or your environment. You will always decide what you focus on and the areas we explore in therapy.

If you are open to doing so, I will encourage you to see what it could be like to begin being vulnerable with yourself and others. By being more open and striving for connection with others, we can become more real and authentic. I will assist you in addressing any uncomfortable emotions including the difficult feelings of guilt and shame that may be getting in the way of living the full life you want and deserve.

I use a collaborative approach for treatment, and I believe it is necessary for people to gain insight into their problems before they can begin to make changes in their lives. I focus on identifying strengths while gently challenging negative thought patterns and narratives people have created as a result of their difficult, stressful, and/or traumatic experiences.
Bio
I have been involved in the helping field for almost 15 years, working in several different roles and with various populations. I began working with families with young children and then transitioned to working with teens, adult, couples, and families. Most of my clinical work as a therapist has been focused on working with those who are dealing with adoption concerns, anxiety, body-image issues, depression, eating disorders, LGBTQ issues, relationship issues, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and dissociation.

During the past 7 years of my clinical experience and post-graduate study, I have focused on expanding my knowledge and skill-set to help people who have experienced childhood trauma, sexual trauma, relationship trauma, physical trauma, dissociation, and the effects trauma has on their sense of safety, well-being, health, and relationships.

I believe that because this is an ever-evolving field that it is important to keep up with training and education and am passionate about keeping up with the research and discoveries being made within the field. I believe it is important to treat the whole person and not just a symptom, and therefore I am a trained and registered yoga teacher and feel that yoga can be beneficial for a variety of issues.

If that is something you feel you can benefit from, I can incorporate this into your treatment. In my yoga practice, I have found it is beneficial to be mindful of slowing down and being aware of your breath and how that helps slow down your thoughts, your nervous system, and your anxiety or stress.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders  Play Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Relationship Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Group Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Stress Management
 Children's Counseling  Loneliness  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Women's Issues
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Domestic Violence
Certifications
 Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Education/Training
B.A. Applied Psychology, University Of Illinois at Chicago
M.A. Community Counseling, Argosy University
Payments Accepted
Credit- visa, mc, insurance, fsa/hsa
License:180.007921
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Location
850 W Bartlett Rd
Ste 14C
BartlettIL 60103
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