Araceli M. Avila, LCPC, CADC

Araceli M. Avila, LCPC, CADC, is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a certified alcohol and drug counselor, certified in school counseling from Northern Illinois University, in addition to a qualified counselor in the use of Experiential Therapy. Araceli has a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Chicago. Araceli is married and a mother of three young children.

Araceli integrates her knowledge of education and mental health to empower families and children in teaching problem-solving skills to overcome personal struggles and working towards obtaining positive home and school experiences. Araceli's knowledge and experience in working with high-risk substance using youth allows her to provide your child and family with quality care and services to help alleviate the stress this can cause on all family members.

Araceli provides individual and couples therapy to overcome personal obstacles and improve relationships. Using clinical techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Client-Centered approaches she personalizes treatment to fit the client's specific needs. Araceli assists clients in implementing solution-focused tools to obtain overall therapeutic success.

Araceli has worked with many clients over a decade, and has worked in multiple settings, such as community mental health agencies, intensive outpatient centers, and in private practice. Araceli offers family, couples, LGBTQI and individual therapy; she specializes in working with anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD/Trauma, and relationship concerns. Research shows that using unhealthy coping skills can cause both emotional and physical stress. Araceli is passionate in her work to help clients learn healthy coping skills and improve ones overall well-being and find their way in life.

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