Stephanie Caballero Novak

LCSW, CRSS (Glen Ellyn, Jefferson Park/Chicago)

    “There is no correct or easy path through trauma and the problems it creates in our lives. It is true when they say that the, “only way out is through”. As someone who personally and professionally has experience with trauma, I am able to therapeutically guide individuals through the healing process without judgment. I use a person-centered and strengths-based approach, which are just fancy ways of saying that I create space for self-discovery and highlight the positive qualities we often ignore or can’t see in ourselves. I also utilize mindfulness techniques such as breathing, grounding, and meditation. I identify as biracial and multicultural and understand issues pertaining to race and identity of self within the larger context of society. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I am also a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS). Being a CRSS allows me to use my own personal recovery experience as a way to empower, instill hope, and assist individuals with improving their lives. I have followed my own healing path, have walked through the darkness, and came out on the other side towards a life of joy. I aim to accompany you on your own path.I have experience working in recovery of trauma, mental health and co-occurring disorders, geriatric and aging issues, caregiver stress, grief and loss, racial identity, chronic pain and/or illness, relationship and family dynamics, and survivors of incest and rape. I work with older adolescents, adults, and seniors. I see clients in the Glen Ellyn and Jefferson Park, Chicago office.”

    Education & Certifications

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS)
    • Certified in Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
    • Master of Social Work, University of Illinois-Chicago; Jane Addams College of Social Work

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