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Nicole O’Dea, LCSW


Nicole received her Bachelor of Psychology degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her Master of Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults in addressing challenges related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, academic stress, divorce, marital and relational complexities, caregiving, mental health crises and additional life transitions and stressors. Nicole provides individual as well as family therapy. 


She strives to guide individuals and families in strengthening skills, enhancing their strengths and building resiliency. She believes each person is capable of creating a life worth living. Nicole uses holistic and strengths-focused approaches, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness practices in her therapy. Nicole is a certified Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Instructor and facilitates trainings educating the public on how to recognize and respond to an individual whom may be suicidal. She is also a member of the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force.

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