A statewide order has been issued for Illinois residents to stay at home or in their place of residence. The order requires all residents to stay home, unless traveling for essential needs or business, and requires businesses not engaged in essential activities to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. *The order will take effect on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m., across the State of Illinois and will remain in place until the Governor’s Disaster Proclamation expires on April 7.
Vanessa Bradden, LMFT
For more than 15 years, Vanessa has had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families facing a wide range of issues that keep them feeling stuck and unfulfilled. As a marriage and family therapist, Vanessa believes that problems are best understood and addressed in the context of relationships. Her approach to therapy is holistic. Vanessa sees her clients as having innate strengths that have helped them solve problems in the past. Her work with clients focuses on cultivating strengths and developing new skills. Vanessa prioritizes her clients concerns and strives to provide a safe space for them to examine difficult emotions, create new experiences, and restore a sense of wellness to their lives. Vanessa's clinical experience and interests include:
Depression and anxiety
Major life transitions —marriage, separation, divorce, reconciliation, becoming parents, co-parenting, job loss, moving
Co-dependency, identity, and self-esteem issues
Grief and loss
Postpartum depression/anxiety and OCD, and perinatal mood disorders
Renata is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and young adults facing a variety of mental health issues. She has worked in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings. Renata thrives on assisting clients toward lasting change by developing various skills and coping strategies, improving relationships, and empowering their lives. She is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Renata is passionate about the struggles and stressors of parenting. She knows from personal experience the challenges that every parent faces and enjoys aiding parents on building a more consistent and effective parenting style; one that is unique and individualized to each family. As a former teacher, Renata utilizes her experience to create a curriculum for a parenting support-group that aims to explore a range of challenges that parents often face.
Renata’s clinical experience and interests include:
Children, adolescents, and young adults
Families —attachment, behavioral issues, poor communication, and generational conflicts
Major life transitions —entering adulthood, marriage, separation, divorce, reconciliation, becoming parents,and co-parenting
Parenting support groups
Trauma and PTSD
Depression and anxiety
Stress management and self-care
Relationship issues —ADHD, life adjustments, infidelity, premarital counseling, parenting issues, and marital distress