I would like to share a little bit about myself in an effort for you to get to know me and the training and skills I have that will inform our work together.
Training, Skills & Experience
I received my Master’s in Professional Counseling and my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Schaumburg IL and my professional experience spans all ages.
I enjoy working with parents and my training as a Certified Parent Educator allows me to help them with their children’s behavior issues, emotional regulation or develop tools to help when their child has ADHD or Aspergers.
I also love working directly with children and adolescents. Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) a short-term here and now therapy, I empower my clients to learn tools to overcome their struggles which may relate to issues such as anxiety, depression, attention, trauma, self-esteem or school/peer relationships. To read more about CBT click here.
Working with couples is also a passion of mine. I enjoy helping couples through crisis and helping them find joy in reconnecting and rekindling their love for one another. My couples work is informed by the Gottman method which is particularly useful for couples experiencing conflict and arguments, communications difficulties or specific problems relating to sexual difficulties, infidelity, money and parenting. To read more about the Gottman Method click here.
Lastly, I have many years experience working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders or are in the middle of a particular life or relationship stressor and may have been trying to deal with things by themselves but are now ready to get help. I can teach coping strategies and also supporting them when they need someone to understand and listen to what they are going through. Often times when there is a life stressor or a history of trauma it is not unusual to need help in order to get your life ‘back on track’ so as well as talk therapy I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) a proven technique that is effective for the treatment of trauma. If you would like to read more about EMDR click here What Is EMDR?
I provide services in English and Spanish.
My Goals For Our Work Together
I have 11 years of experience and what I have learned is that clients are the experts in their lives and often just need help identifying and verbalizing the problem that is getting in their way. Our work together will help you get your life back on track through strategies that really work and are geared directly towards you. I will listen to you and then create a customized plan to meet your direct needs. I believe that we are all capable of living the life we want and I am honored to help you in your journey to living the life you want.
I am in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL PPO. Please visit the page below rather than the general Fees and Insurance to read more about using your BLue Cross PPO benefits.
If you would like to set up an appointment with me please complete the form below and mention you would like to work with Dr. Zaida.
I am a professional member of the following organizations:
Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) – www.ilcounseling.org
Postpartum Support International (PSI) – www.postpartum.net