Renae Mendez

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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(224) 218-5387

Renae Mendez

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(224) 218-5387
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

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Renae Mendez currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

I believe therapy is an opportunity to create a new path toward living a meaningful life. Often struggles or hardships we experience push us into following old patterns that may not fit our values or how we want to effectively live our lives. It can also be space to understand how we can be more fulfilled or effective in our many roles. I specialize in treating trauma and whether the event happened a month ago, or 20 years ago, there are effective, evidence-based strategies we can use to grow beyond that harm. I also enjoy working with people in the areas of self-esteem, anxiety, attachment, relationships, & LGBTQIA+ issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in trauma treatment with individuals and groups for 15 years. My experience has included working in hospital and private practice settings. I have also led process groups and experiential groups for 10 years because there are unique ways we can grow in both individual and group settings.
I love to explore with clients how understanding the connection between our brain, body responses, emotions, and thoughts can help us take a fresh perspective on challenges that you may be facing. My approach is to collaboratively develop a clear plan to reach your goals for treatment while uncovering and building from your strengths in a courageous space.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $165
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 149.022995
  • School: University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • Year Graduated: 2006

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists
  • Certificate Date: 2021
  • Membership: American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • Member Since: 2016

Location

Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(224) 218-5387
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Accelerate Resolution Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • EMDR
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Gestalt
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 15 Apr 2022
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Renae Mendez

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW