Stephanie Carrera

Psychologist, PhD

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Stephanie Carrera, PhD, Psychologist in Evanston
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Stephanie Carrera

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Vita Nova - Psychology Associates
636 Church Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
(224) 204-0966

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Vita Nova LLC
307 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1014
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(224) 204-0966
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I work with adults and adolescents to help them understand the impact of their thoughts, feelings, and actions on their wellbeing. I offer an active and empowering space to navigate issues such as anxiety, low mood, family conflict, identity confusion, and cultural transitions. I also provide therapy/coaching for work and school-related stress, low motivation, attention difficulties, and time management. People working with me will learn how their life experiences affect their ability to cope with challenges effectively.

Identifying as Ecuadorian-American, I am bilingual and bicultural. I have also lived abroad; these experiences and my identity as a woman of color working in several professional settings fuel my empathy for people navigating cultural/social pressures at home, work, and school. I fuse therapy with advocacy alongside people who feel silenced and marginalized.

I completed my clinical training (Postdoctoral Fellowship) at Northwestern University and my Doctoral Internship at the University of California, Berkeley. I graduated with my doctorate in Counseling Psychology (PhD) from Iowa State University, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association. – I offer limited weekend and evening hours.

Ella trabaja con adultos y adolescentes para ayudarles a comprender como sus pensamientos, sentimientos, y acciones impactan su bienestar. Ella ofrece oportunidades para afrontar problemas de ansiedad, bajo estado de ánimo, dificultades con la familia, confusión sobre la identidad, y ajustes culturales. También ofrece terapia y asesoramiento para conflictos en el trabajo y la escuela, la motivación baja, dificultades con la atención, y problemas con el uso eficiente del tiempo. Con la Dra. Carrera, clientes reforzarán el conocimiento de cómo sus experiencias afectan su habilidad de superar sus retos.

La Dra. Carrera nació y creció en un hogar ecuatoriano-americano. Su identidad como Latina trabajando en varios medios profesionales le ayuda a mostrar empatía a clientes que afrontan varios mensajes culturales y presiones sociales. Se ha comprometido en integrar el trabajo clínico con la defensa de justicia social con clientes que llegan sin voz y poder.

La Dra. Carrera completó su entrenamiento clínico en Northwestern University y su internado doctoral en la Universidad de California, Berkeley. Obtuvo su grado doctoral en Orientación Psicológica de Iowa State University, un programa acreditado por la Asociación Americana de Psicología. Ella es miembro de la Asociación Nacional de Psicología Latinx.

Qualifications

  • School: Iowa State
  • License and State: 071009925 Illinois

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Psychological Association
  • Membership: National Latinx Psychological Association

Location

Vita Nova - Psychology Associates
636 Church Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
(224) 204-0966

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Vita Nova LLC
307 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1014
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(224) 204-0966
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Low motivation
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Multicultural
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Stephanie Carrera, PhD, Psychologist in Evanston

Stephanie Carrera

Psychologist, PhD