Clinical Psychologist, Crystal Lake and Schaumburg Locations, Extension 325
Dr. Monica Saavedra is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who incorporates a Humanistic-Existential approach to working with clients. She has experience working with individuals and couples across the lifespan, utilizing various modalities including traditional talk therapy and existential therapy modalities such as Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy. Dr. Saavedra believes that a collaborative approach to therapy, where the client and therapist work together to understand patterns and affect change, is incredibly beneficial. As a bilingual and bi-cultural therapist, Dr. Saavedra values understanding each person's cultural identity and experiences. Dr. Saavedra believes that each person has unique experiences, thoughts, and behaviors that all deserve respect. It is through a therapeutic relationship that a foundation for change can be built.
She has extensive experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, grief/loss, relational conflict, depression and anxiety. Dr. Saavedra enjoys working with individuals and couples to identify personal strengths, self-awareness, and meaning in order to transform pain and encourage personal growth.
Dr. Saavedra is in network with Aetna and BCBS.