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stephanie COCCARO

LPC, CADC

 

Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois as well as a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor.  Stephanie earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University.  She completed her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling, with a focus in Addictions Studies, from Lewis University.  Stephanie is proud to hold a position as a Mental Health Counselor with Family Guidance Centers, Inc, in addition to working at Oswego Wellness.  

Stephanie uses a flexible and integrated approach to therapy, which includes a client centered, cognitive behavioral (CBT), and rational emotive behavioral (REBT) approach. She understands that a non-judgmental and genuine therapeutic relationship is important to the therapy process. Stephanie has worked with a variety of clients, but a majority of her time has been spent assisting clients struggling with opioid use, legal involvement such as on Probation/Parole, or that are involved with Drug Court programming in Will County.

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”- Oscar Wilde