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Dr. Anneli Riismaa

Hello, I am Dr. Anneli Riismaa. I have a Doctorate in clinical psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Illinois and New Jersey. I have worked as a therapist in the state of Illinois for over 8 years. The majority of my work as a therapist has been with individuals with the history of domestic violence; trauma; sexual, emotional and physical abuse; as well as with individuals with the history of pornography use problems and their families. I work with individuals as well as couples. My work with couples focuses on the improvement of communication and intimacy. I utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches, favoring the non-directive client-centered method of therapy.

I had a privilege to be a presenter at the American Psychological Association (APA) convention in August 2016 on the topic of depression, marital communication, congruence with religious values and pornography use. Additionally, I was a presenter at the Midwest Psychological Association (MPA) conference in 2013 as well as at the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapist (AMCAP) convention in 2013.

I was born in Estonia and has resided in Finland and Sweden prior to moving to the United States. Before switching careers nearly a decade ago, I was a dental hygienist and a translator, as well as an instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry/City Colleges of Chicago for 4 years and as a faculty member at the Sanford Brown College.

Nora Ochoa, MS, LCPC

I am a supportive counselor dedicated to helping clients identify barriers in their life, confront and resolve them, thus, allowing a change to take place. When working with people, I maintain a standard of compassion for all. I work with a wide range of age groups varying from adolescents, teens, and adults. I use a variety of theories and techniques and I seek to establish a collaborative relationship with clients, as they work through the challenges they face. I am skilled in providing a combination of therapeutic approaches that are customized for each client.

Sarah Sohail, LPC

I have a Master's in Counseling from California State University, East Bay and a Bachelor's in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. I have worked as a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern in California from 2010-2014 and have been a LPC in Illinois since 2015. My experiences includes working at school sites to provide individual and group counseling to students and to provide support/education for families and care providers.

Elizabeth Escobedo, LCSW

Seeking therapy is not easy decision to make. I am a warm, empathetic, and culturally sensitive therapist with experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My goal is to provide a safe and non- judgmental space where individuals can feel comfortable exploring the reasons that have led them to seek therapy. Feeling connected and understood is crucial when working collaboratively with a therapist to help identify personal issues and moving towards a better self, marriage, or family life and improving overall functioning.

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