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Ana Raquel C. Florencio, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Based on your specific needs and personality, I take a holistic approach drawing from various therapeutic approaches, recognizing that all people are individuals and all difficulties are unique. I specialize in trauma work, relationships, self-esteem, mood disorders, parenting issues and family conflicts, and have experience working in private practice, as well as different community mental health centers providing therapy for individuals ages 5 and up, couples and family therapy, and group therapy.

No matter what difficulties we all face, what pain we go through, what age or background, we all experience a longing for acceptance and connection, to feel empowered and have a meaningful life (yes, even our kiddos!). I believe the best place to start the process toward well-being is accepting where we are in the here and now, while also learning to listen to our longings of where we want to be. I view my role as a counselor to foster an accepting environment while empowering individuals of all ages and families to take steps toward healing and growth.

I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling, from Wheaton College Graduate School, and have earned Illinois Licensure as a Professional Counselor. I have acquired additional training toward certification as Clinical Trauma Professional, in Play Therapy, as well as in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I provide therapy in Portuguese, Italian, or English. I am married and have two children, joys of my life.

You are one step closer to living life to its fullest. I look forward to walking with you in this process!

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When choosing a therapist, it is important to consider their Areas of Practice. Ana’s include:

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict and Parenting
  • Foster Family and Adoption Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Impulse Control
  • Marriage
  • Online Counseling
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality