Carolina Garcia-Leahy

Psychologist, PhD, ABPP

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Carolina Garcia-Leahy

Psychologist, PhD, ABPP

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Location

Cognizant Psychological Services
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(224) 207-4062
Offers online therapy

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Virtual only for clients in Florida
Miami, FL 33137
(224) 207-4062

About

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Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and registered to provide telehealth psychotherapy to clients in the state of Florida (www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/). If you are having difficulties adjusting to any of the many challenges of life, feel stuck in your current situation, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships or quality of life, I can help. I have experience and expertise treating depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma including PTSD, ADHD, and the emotional effects of chronic illnesses, burnout, and immigration.
I am a bilingual (Spanish/English) Board Certified Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of practice in the field. My diverse professional experiences have given me the opportunity to work with a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds, disabilities/abilities, sexual orientations, medical conditions, and mental health concerns.
I have integrated different evidence-based theories and techniques to serve clients with a practical approach based on each individual's needs and background. My goal is to build a trusting relationship, so we can engage in a collaborative process geared towards self-discovery, personal growth, conflict resolution, and improvement of overall quality of life.
Licenciada en Psicologia Clinica en el estado de Illinois y registrada para brindar psicoterapia via telesalud a clientes en el estado de Florida (www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/). Si esta teniendo dificultades para adaptarse a cualquiera de los muchos desafíos de la vida, se siente atrapado en su situación actual o se siente insatisfecho con sus relaciones o su calidad de vida, yo puedo ayudarlo. Tengo experiencia y experticia en el tratamiento de trastornos depresivos y de ansiedad, trauma, deficit de atencion, y los efectos emocionales debido a enfermedades crónicas, o el proceso de inmigración.
Soy una psicóloga clínico bilingüe (español / inglés) con 20 años de practica. Mis diversas experiencias profesionales me han dado la oportunidad de trabajar con una amplia gama de edades, antecedentes culturales, discapacidades / habilidades, orientaciones sexuales, afecciones médicas y problemas de salud mental.
He integrado técnicas basadas en evidencia para servir a los clientes con un enfoque práctico basado en las necesidades y antecedentes de cada individuo. Mi objetivo es construir una relación de confianza, para que podamos participar en un proceso de colaboración orientado al autodescubrimiento, el crecimiento personal y la mejora de su calidad de vida.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $200 per session
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
If you have other insurance than the ones listed I can provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance for out of network benefits.
Email me or call (224) 207-4062 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 21 Years
  • License: Illinois / 071.008275
  • School: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Year Graduated: 2010
I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Andres Bello Catholic University / Licensed Psychologist
  • Year graduated: 2002

Location

Cognizant Psychological Services
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(224) 207-4062
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Virtual only for clients in Florida
Miami, FL 33137
(224) 207-4062
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Burnout
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Issues/Acculturation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Carolina Garcia-Leahy

Psychologist, PhD, ABPP