Secure connections are essential for living meaningful and satisfying lives, says Bessel Van Der Kolk. Hey, My name is Tanya, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families of diverse backgrounds in many different settings. My specialties include working with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, abuse, and family issues. I will try to offer a realistic perspective on almost any problem. I draw upon many schools of thought, including CBT, mindfulness, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care.