Do you feel like you have done everything you can to try to feel better, help your child or help your family? Maybe your child can't ever sit still. Maybe you or your child is dealing with anxiety or depression. Maybe you are fed up with your family fighting constantly. Maybe you don't know how to talk to your child anymore. Or maybe you don't feel like your parent understands you. No matter when you began facing whatever you are going through right now, you have made the decision to find support, and you are brave and strong for doing so. Everyone has strengths and your strengths can only help you now more than ever.
Hello! My name is Briena Wyckstandt, and I am a licensed clinical social worker located in Illinois. I have spent most of my career working with children, parents, and families who have experienced abuse, generational hardships, and trauma. I am trained in EMDR therapy, sand tray therapy, and trauma-focused CBT. My current experiences include a vast array of ages, situations, and life changes. My goal for all clients is to be part of obtaining your goals. I look forward to being there to applaud all of your successes!
Hello, I am a professional counselor in Chicago with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. As a young professional and mother, I understands the day-to-day stressors women face as they seek to balance career and family life. I bring personal and professional experience to the therapeutic relationship where my goal as a clinician is to empower individuals to overcome challenges, enabling them to control the narrative of their lives and to be the author of their own story. Call 24/7 to schedule or request an appointment online https://intouchmindhealth.com/request-an-appointment. I have Saturday appointments available.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by powerful emotions? Are worry and fear controlling your life? Are wounds and hurts from past experiences taking over your life? Desire more close, satisfying relationships? Even the strongest people need help to work through some of life's more challenging problems. We do not heal in isolation.
Life is a work in progress, and progress isn't always a linear path. It's inevitable to have hurdles along the way, and we sometimes need support to better cope with these hurdles. I'm a firm believer in You being the most important person in Your life. You matter most, you know yourself best, and are the star of your life story. I want to be able to offer an empathetic, nonjudgmental, and safe space for you to process your thoughts and feelings, adding a bit of humor along the way. I want to be along side with you, to help you see your own strength, and work collaboratively with you to help cope with the daily hurdles of life.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Maybe you're feeling weighed down by memories that you've been trying to shake. You want to connect with a partner, but the same negative patterns keep playing out in your romantic life. A good night's sleep is rare, the tightness and stress in your shoulders is constant, but you have trouble pinning down what it's all stemming from. And maybe you want change, even if aren't sure exactly where to start. The good news is that you don't have to go through this season alone. I'll walk with you as we address your current challenges, and I'm confident that through our time, you'll begin to feel better.
Are you struggling with relationship issues? Do you feel distant from your partner? I help couples find peace in their relationship by fostering communication, managing conflict, and rebuilding the foundations of the union that are vital to the success of any relationship. Your goals for your relationship are my goals for your relationship. I work with clients from all backgrounds, including traditional and non-traditional relationships or unions. LGBTQIA-plus allied, as well as poly affirming.
The clients I work alongside of often seek reflection and changes in their life. This can sometimes be scary, painful, intimidating and occasionally leading to leave things as they are. However in my experience, the thirst for a more fulfilling life is always present. Sometimes hiding behind a hobby or creative interest, music we listen to, places that make us feel at home or a certain moment of the year when we feel more hopeful. I deeply enjoy helping my clients find those special pieces of fulfillment together. With time and intention, these later become the foundation for healing, change, and deeper reflection.
I have extensive experience in treating anxiety, intimacy issues, relationships, sexuality, couples, self-doubt, trauma, faith-based therapy, grief, as well as adoption and fertility matters. I am also a subject expert on minority, faith-based, cultural, and ethical issues. Combining my experience in trauma and family dynamics, as well as my passion for diversity, I excel at providing care to clients regardless of where they come from or how they identify.
Therapy is an empowering journey of self-discovery, where you will learn valuable skills that will serve you throughout your life. I value creating a strong therapeutic relationship to support your growth and validate your emotional experience. I strive to empower you to create change, let go of behaviors that no longer serve you, and achieve your personal goals. I use a client-centered and relational approach to support you with adjusting to new life’s stressors, coping with interpersonal conflict, managing academic and professional concerns, and practicing self-compassion.
End-to-end encrypted telehealth therapy with secure email, video streaming, and intake system. Enjoy therapy. I provide in-depth, client specific psychotherapy for children, young adults, individuals, couples, and families. I help clients face challenges that they struggle with overcoming on their own. With comprehensive experience and deep theoretical understanding, I support my clients to move forward safely and securely. I treat clients who have challenges including Personality Disorders, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Anxiety, Panic, Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
My hope is to cultivate a therapeutic environment that is authentic, empathetic, non-judgmental and filled with compassionate curiosity. I view therapy as a collaborative process that encourages growth, resilience, self-compassion, and empowerment in the areas that are important to you. As an art therapist, I can incorporate the art making process as a restorative tool to increase insight using nonverbal forms of expression and expanding imaginative capabilities within oneself. My desire is to provide a safe space to explore past experiences and traumas while creatively working towards healing and growth.
My focus is on helping parents find balance, learn self-care, loosen the guilt and learn about their littles. I help those in all types of parenting roles with their new or changing identities as they're shifted into a life different than the one they once had. Parenthood brings to the surface a lot of old feelings and wounds that often need to be processed as well as figuring out which patterns are being played out from their own childhood and if there are any they need help not repeating. I have a specialty in babies, toddlers and preschoolers but assist them by working with their parents. I do 1:1 therapy with adults and kids.
**Presently, I am only able to accommodate immigration evaluations.** Therapy is an adventure where you are the pilot, I your co-pilot, and together we can create a unique path to help you rise to your potential. Beginning your journey in therapy can be a daunting. It is my priority to help guide and support you in a journey that will be a parallel collaboration of learning and rediscovery. I believe that therapy is a fluid process that can help you not only work through distress, but also help discover your strengths and insight. Therapy will empower you by giving your experiences a voice and a say in the outcome of your future.
I am ready to partner with you as we commit to your growth as a person and professional. It takes great courage to sit with another person and share what you have kept dormant. Often times this includes a secret carefully stowed, aspirations and dreams waiting to ignite, and your deepest desires for connection, belonging, and purpose. I work hard at earning your trust, devote the time and resources to grow as a clinician, have a team of mentors and consultants, and built the foundation of my skills in the most challenging/rewarding training environments. My success is only possible when current/previous clients are soaring!
Dr. Rios works with a broad spectrum of clients and has experiences in working with clients with a range of problems including: depression, anxiety, trauma, school problems, and relationship difficulties. Dr. Rios specializes in individual, couples and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds. She enjoys learning and understanding the unique elements that all of her clients bring with them in therapy. Dr. Rios values her relationships with her clients and sees the therapy relationship as one of mutual respect and trust.