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Emily Zibell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor in the Chicagoland area. She specializes in the treatment and care of adults (18+) with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Emily comes from a background of working for many years in an outpatient behavioral health hospital setting treating adults with mood disorders. This experience has given her the opportunities to specialize in acute mental health crises and gather numerous coping skills and techniques to assist clients in regaining their functioning and becoming the best version of themselves, regardless of the diagnosis or stressor.
She uses a therapy approach that combines many different techniques but focuses primarily on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). Her goal is to work with her clients where they are at and allow them to be active participants in their therapy process. She likes to include existential and philosophical conversations into her practice about why we do what we do and how to make the world a better place alongside psychoeducation and coping skills. Along side all of this, she's found that humor, compassion, and lightheartedness are some of the most important parts to the therapeutic relationship.
Currently she is seeing clients exclusively through Telehealth. She's found this has been the most effective way to serve her clients in a post-pandemic world. In the future, she does hope for a dual approach that involves in-person therapy.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life
Years of Experience: 8 years
Ascension Illinois, Behavioral Health Therapist, 2016 - 2022
Adler University, Masters Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2016