Isabel Decian, MA, LMHC, RPT
Are you find your child is constantly struggling with tantrums, whining, crying, sleep issues, clingyness, bodily complains which puts a strain in your child-parent relationship? Childhood doesn't have to be a constant struggle for you or your child. Your child and you deserve support.
Are you a teen or young adult feeling anxious all the time and challenged by navigating transitions in your life? You don't need to be in constant fear, or struggling alone anymore.
I'm here to help.
As a Registered Play Therapist, I devoted my career in specializing in helping children and parents, as well as teens and young adults like you, to feel more connected and regulated while providing evidence-based tools to help you decrease suffering. Childhood should be a happy, joyous time. I'll help your child learn to find better ways to express themselves, to regulate, and decrease challenging behaviors thru Play Therapy while strengthening your child-parent relationship.
As a teen and young adult therapist, my goal is to help you understand why you are suffering, to provide the tools to manage and decrease your symptoms, and to help you re-connect and listen to the wisdom of your body to heal.
In therapeutic safety, my clients learn to express their emotions, mindfully listen to their bodies, and use calming strategies to find relief. I incorporate expressive modalities, such as Sandtray Therapy to aid in deepening self-understanding while utilizing evidence-based tools to feel regulated and whole again.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important avenue for change and my goal is for clients to feel safe so they can explore what's most challenging for them and heal within the safety of the therapeutic relationship.
I am am mother myself, so I know first hand how challenging parenting can be at times. I also know how amazing it is to see your child grow, discover new things, and flourish and I'd love to help you re-experience the joy as you first felt when you held your child for the first time in your arms.
I also know first hand the unpleasantness you experience when anxious, and I believe I can create space and give you tools so you don't feel this way anymore.
I was born and raised in Brazil and I am an immigrant, fully bilingual in Portuguese. To connect with me and see if i can be of help to you or your family/child send me a message .
"The way we behold our people cannot help but echo within them and begin to reshape their inner world"
I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy.
I was born and raised in Brasil and I am fully bilingual. I offer counseling services both in English and Portuguese.
Registered Play Therapist
Association for Play Therapy
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Department of Health
Certificate in Play Therapy
Seattle, AW 2019
Master's of Arts
Governors State University
University Park, IL 2013
Bachelor's of Arts
North Central College
Naperville, IL 2010