Paula Petrosino

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

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Paula Petrosino, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago
(708) 866-1093

Paula Petrosino

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC


Location

Elemental Center
612 S Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60643
(708) 866-1093

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Elemental Center
15010 S Ravinia Ave
Suite 15
Orland Park, Illinois 60462
(708) 866-1093

It is my belief that therapy should revolve around the individual and be adapted to meet that individual's specific needs and concerns. Mental illness and behavioral health issues present differently in every individual which is why I focus on treating each person's specific needs. My experience spans vastly, from crisis work to therapy in numerous settings including, hospitals, communities, private practices and schools. Prior to completing my Masters in the US I studied in Italy which allowed me to view mental health in a different light and learn approaches to treatment such as water and music therapy.

I use an integrated approach which often includes CBT as well as other orientations. I practice in a variety of ways, ranging from traditional talk therapy to mindfulness to hands on approaches including play therapy and art therapy. I have experience working with individuals from different backgrounds of all ages.

Along with my MA in clinical psychology I have a Concentration in Clinical Child and Family Studies. I also have an emphasis in Neuropsychology and have been conducting Neuropsychiatric research for several years. I have a great deal of experience administering psychological measures, neurocognitive assessments, and structured clinical diagnostic interviews.

Qualifications

  • License and State: 178.0141000

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
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Location

Elemental Center
612 S Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60643
(708) 866-1093

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Additional Location

Elemental Center
15010 S Ravinia Ave
Suite 15
Orland Park, Illinois 60462
(708) 866-1093
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

I also speak: Italian
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019
Paula Petrosino, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago

Paula Petrosino

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC