ANGEL CARACHEO Jr, MA, LPC


Therapist

Pronouns: He/Him
Location:
Andersonville & The Loop
Languages I Speak: English & Spanish

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Acculturation & Immigration
  • ADHD & Attention Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic Attacks
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Grief & Loss
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infidelity
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Stress
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Individuals (Adolescents, Adults, Seniors)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule,  Separation/Divorce)

TYPES OF THERAPY

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Bibliotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Collaborative Couples Therapy, Conflict Resolution Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management, Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Couples & Individual Therapy (EFT), Group Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Interventions, Multicultural Therapy, Person Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

PHILOSOPHY

I see therapy as a collaborative journey where clients can identify the strengths and skills they already possess. As a therapist, I focus on guiding clients to develop their full potential through self exploration and hands-on processing. I rely on cognitive behavioral therapy and affirmative therapy as my main approaches while integrating other therapies to create a holistic approach that can meet the client’s expectations. Since each individual is unique, I firmly believe that therapy needs to be flexible enough to fit the needs of those seeking healing and support. I have worked with individuals of all ages and populations with different backgrounds at various levels of care including inpatient and outpatient settings.

THERAPY WITH ME

Clients can expect to be in a collaborative alliance with me as we walk together through the journey of self-exploration. I firmly believe that people already have the potential of growing and becoming a better version of themselves; however, stressors and everyday expectations influence our ability to identify such potential. By creating a non-judgmental environment, I enjoy assisting my clients in achieving their goals whilst learning to value who they truly are.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (License No. 178009020)
    Practicing under the supervision of Mario Alvarez Serrano, LCPC (License No. 180011027)

Degrees:

  • MA in Clinical Professional Psychology, Roosevelt University
  • BA in Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University
  • AA in Social Sciences, Harold Washington College

Certifications:

  • Medicaid CANS Training & Certification
  • Ryan White Medical Case Management, AIDS Foundation of Chicago