Isabel Decian, MA, LMHC, RPT
Are you feeling anxious all the time, or experiencing symptoms of depression, or feeling stress, 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 your therapist, my goal is to help you make sense of your life experiences, to provide you with strategies to manage and decrease your symptoms, and to help you re-connect and mindfully listen to the wisdom of your body to heal.
I devoted my career in specializing in helping clients to feel more connected and regulated to help you decrease suffering.
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 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 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 joys of parenting. In my work with children, 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.
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 an email or call.
"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 am currently pursuing further training in Interpersonal Neurobiology with the unique Bonnie Badenoch, PhD thru a year-long Immersion training in IPNB. Additionally, I am actively engaged in receiving training in several other areas as well.
I was born and raised in Brasil and I am fully bilingual. I offer counseling services both in English and Portuguese.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Department of Health
Registered Play Therapist
Association for Play Therapy
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