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Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Renae Mendez

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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.
Call or Renae Mendez now for a free 15 minute consultation - (224) 218-5387

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

Crystal Lake, IL 60012

(224) 218-5387
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues and Self Esteem 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Let's Connect (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for in-person and online therapy.

Crystal Lake, IL 60012

(224) 218-5387
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues and Self Esteem 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $165
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible

Insurance

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Illinois / 149.022995 Renae Mendez
  • Membership with American Group Psychotherapy Association 2016
  • Certificate from International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists 2021
  • Attended University of Hawai'i at Manoa, MSW, Graduated 2006
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem

Expertise

  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Veterans
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Hispanic and Latino

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Hispanic and Latino

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
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

Crystal Lake, IL 60012

(224) 218-5387
Call for a free consultation now - (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Call for a free consultation now - (224) 218-5387
Photo of Renae Mendez, LCSW   , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW