Estrella Askren-Gonzalez

Pre-Licensed Professional

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
(224) 243-4193 Website

Estrella Askren-Gonzalez

Pre-Licensed Professional

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Waves Healing & Psychotherapy
Chicago, IL 60640
(224) 243-4193
Offers online therapy

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Waves Healing & Psychotherapy
Skokie, IL 60077
(224) 243-4193

About

How often have people told you how “responsible” or “mature” you were for your age as a child? Maybe you feel highly impacted by others' emotions or reactions. What's it like to consider that these things may have developed as a means to survive chaos, abuse and neglect? We'll work together to embrace what we feel plague us. There's strength and power in all of these things. I work with clients processing childhood trauma + neglect, those looking to improve their relationship with food + their bodies and clients living with intrusive thoughts, panic and obsessive thinking.
I work from an anti-diet, size inclusive framework to help you reconnect with your body. I often use inner child + attachment-style work to help my clients better understand themselves & their needs. From there, we might use internal family systems, somatic, cognitive behavioral, exposure or narrative therapy to help you heal and welcome change.
I show up in the world as a fat, Hispanic woman and my identity as a counselor reflects that. I know how powerful therapy can be when you find a good fit! My own therapy journey in healing from an eating disorder, OCD and trauma absolutely transformed my world. As your clinician, I hope to lead you down your own path to peace and self-acceptance.
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“I know how hard and scary it can be to reach out for help. Wherever you are in your healing journey, I'll be right by your side.”

Finances

  • Session Fee: $100 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $100 per session
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • School: Roosevelt University
  • Supervisor: Megan Adrienne Ross (Herrington)
  • Supervisor License: Illinois / 180.012136

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC, CTP
"Estrella is compassionate, warm, and dedicated clinician that creates an authentic, safe space for healing, change, and growth for all of her clients."

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
"Estrella is a brilliant therapist who offers genuine compassion and care to her clients!"

Estrella Askren-Gonzalez's Groups

Fat Acceptance and Process Group

A virtual group led by a fat, woman-identifying therapist. Begins 6/10/23.

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Healing your Inner Child

A virtual space for those looking to heal from childhood wounds. We seek to bring closure to childhood wounds, nourish and honor our innate need to be loved and care for and bring compassion to the ways in which we coped in order to survive. All genders, ages and backgrounds welcome. Begins 6/6/23.

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Binge Eating Support & Skills Group

No formal diagnosis required All genders, ages and backgrounds welcome. Begins 6/6/23.

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Location

Waves Healing & Psychotherapy
Chicago, IL 60640
(224) 243-4193
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Waves Healing & Psychotherapy
Skokie, IL 60077
(224) 243-4193
Specialties
  • Childhood Trauma + Neglect
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 2 Feb 2023
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Estrella Askren-Gonzalez

Pre-Licensed Professional