Beatrice Cross (she, her), MA, LCPC

While I identify as a personal-centered therapist, I believe in taking an integrative approach and utilizing components from various theories including Cognitive behavioral therapy, Narrative therapy, Solution-focused therapy, and family systems. I have experience utilizing different techniques such as play therapy and trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I am EMDR trained.

Regardless of your motivation for seeking out therapy, it is important to understand that anyone can benefit from having a safe space where they can work through any stressors including grief-related issues, life transitions, trauma, and relational issues. I look forward to being in that safe space on your journey to healing.

Clinical areas of interest/ training

I have clinical experience working with sexual trauma, high-risk sexual behaviors, self-injurious behaviors, self-esteem-related issues, Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Relational Struggles, Crisis Intervention, Substance abuse, LGBTQ.

I have worked in community-based agencies and school settings providing a variety of mental health services to individuals and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. I currently work at a residential facility in a supervisory position where I work to teach trauma-informed care to direct care professionals, while also providing therapy services to youth who are considered “at risk”. I have experience working with Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, ASD, Self-harming, Substance Abuse issues and Sexual issues. I enjoy working with Teens, Adolescents, Adults, Families, and Individuals. My passion is working with individuals with trauma, and I have experience utilizing clinically supported interventions including TFCBT.

Education

I started my journey to become a therapist by earning my BA in Psychology from Northern Illinois University in May (2013). I then worked to obtain a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Governor’s State University in August (2017). While working to obtain my master’s, I completed a year-long internship at Nexus Indian Oaks, where I was with high-risk youth to address complex trauma and sexually reactive behaviors. While at Nexus Indian Oaks, I worked with individuals, and families and regularly facilitated groups.

License

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. My license number is 180.014094.



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