SPECIALTIES

ADD/ADHD

Years in Practice

3-5 years

where

Naperville IL 60563 - United States

Credentials

LCPC, NCC

I Practice in

My state/province only

I AM FLUENT IN

Spanish

I Believe

"I am convinced that owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing we will ever do." ~ Brene Brown

About Jennifer Curtin

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois working with people from age 5 through age 65 of all races, genders, sexual orientation and cultures. I received my Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University. Throughout my internship and clinical practice, I have developed skills working with children living with ADHD, Gender Identity exploration, Behavioral Problems, Depressive disorders and Anxiety. I have also cultivated a specialty in working with parents of special needs children. My other areas of expertise are working with families of addiction and/or mental illness, couples counseling, anxiety/depression, mood issues and working with Transgender and gender queer teens and young adults. I am a member of WPATH and am part of Lurie Children’s Hospital Gender Non-conforming Clinicians Collaborative.  I have completed continuing education in the areas of Trauma and Attachment, Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Counseling for Transgender Clients, Ethics and Couples Counseling from the Male Perspective.

I believe in the transformative power of the therapeutic bond – I have experienced it as a client and I am privileged to share it with my own clients. Life is ever changing. With that change comes struggle, challenge, failure and crisis. All of these things are essential to evolve. These changes require guidance and sometimes healing. Because everything in our lives grows from the base of our relationships, my practice is deeply rooted in family systems. I do not see therapy as something for the “afflicted”, I see it as a vehicle to help us reach our highest potential psychologically and relationally. My therapeutic approach comes from psychodynamic, cognitive and attachment theoretical frameworks. This work is my passion, and my clients describe my style warm and authentic.