Cynthia Sanchez Vazquez, NCC, LPC
Direct Line: (815) 909-0839
No matter what challenges her clients may face, Cynthia believes the first step toward their self-empowerment is to establish a therapeutic alliance in which they feel safe to disclose information that leads to positive change.
“All clients are unique. My job is to create a space where they can share their stories freely,” Cynthia explains. “Creating that collaborative foundation encourages them to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and helps me apply treatment strategies that best fit their specific needs.”
Cynthia specializes in treating clients suffering from depression, anxiety, work/life balance problems, interpersonal conflicts, and those experiencing difficulties with transitions and emotion regulation. She applies an integrative approach that incorporates the psychodynamic perspective and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Her treatment plans also consider multi-cultural factors – including race, religious or spiritual orientation, class status, and more – and their potential impact on individual clients.
Cynthia graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. She earned her B.A. in Nutrition, Dietetics, Wellness and Psychology (with a Minor in Spanish) from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.
She also completed an outpatient internship at Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health, Arlington Heights, IL, and a therapist-in-training program at The Family Institute, Chicago.