I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, who specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Diagnosis and OCD. I have a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters of Art in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My professional experiences have allowed me to work well with people of all ages and backgrounds. I began my career working six years at a pediatric hospital providing both inpatient, outpatient and residential therapy. After that, I worked at two different emergency rooms, where I did hundreds of crisis and non-crisis assessments. I moved on to work with chronically mentally ill adults at a community agency before joining another hospital's Anxiety and OCD department. My last hospital job allowed me to received extensive training in effective and cutting edge techniques to treat OCD and all other anxiety disorders (panic disorder, social anxiety, specific anxiety, generalized anxiety, PTSD).
I enjoy the work that I do and I always look forward to working with challenging or new situations. Even though, I see myself as someone who uses a broad range of therapeutic techniques, my therapy sessions often utilize CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and ERP (Exposure with response prevention). I take pride in helping people find their inner strengths, and push through the many challenges they are faced with. Some of my clientele has included celebrities, high profile athletes, and top executives. As my client you can rest assured that there is hope and that together we will identify ways to cope and lead more fulfilling lives.
Diana Flores, LCPC
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide guidance and assistance to people who are seeking immediate improvements in their quality of life. Previously I have worked with adults and children from very diverse socio-economic backgrounds who suffer from mood, personality, psychotic, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders, as well as OCD and PTSD. I have experience in helping couples/partners, families, and organizational leaders and employees solve relationship and communication issues.
Because every client’s specific needs and issues are different, I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches such as compassion-focused therapy, mindfulness/relaxation techniques, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, positive/strength-based therapy, and spiritual therapy. When doing brief or solution-focused therapy, I utilize Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and various Cognitive Behavioral techniques such as Socratic questioning, reframing, exposure therapy, guided discovery, role playing, brainstorming, and problem solving therapy. Regardless of the approach, what matters most is my ability to be authentic and genuine while establishing a strong empathic relationship with my clients.
I got a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and business from the University of Michigan. I also earned a Master’s and Ph.D. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and lastly, I received another Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I’ve had the distinct privilege and honor to be able to run a medium-sized family business, one with multiple retail/wholesale outlets. It was during this time that I was nominated for Young Executive of the Year by the Automotive Service Industry Association. I am passionate about the field of counseling and its ability to make a difference in people’s lives. I am looking forward to working with you and in getting you back on track. Please call the office with any questions.
Thomas A Rogers, LPC, Ph.D.