VILTE BALIUTAVICIUTE, MA, QMHP


Therapist

Pronouns: They/Them
Location: 
Andersonville & The Loop
Languages I Speak: English & Lithuanian

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Acculturation & Immigration
  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness / Chronic Pain
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders, Body Image & Obesity
  • Family & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality & Religion
  • Stress
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that clients are fundamentally trying their best to survive and thrive in the world as they understand it, and may need assistance in gaining new tools, new perspectives, or adapting to a new context. My therapeutic approach is eclectic but draws heavily from intrapersonal neurobiology. I am a member of and passionate about working with the disabled, kink/BDSM, and alterhuman & furry communities.

THERAPY WITH ME

I strive to provide a sense of continuity across sessions for my client. At the end of every meeting, I ask for any next-session topics that could use further exploration, and at the beginning of each session, I follow through on prior goals as well as ask about anything new that might need priority. My hope is to provide structure and context while still allowing for flexibility. During a session, my goal is to find the underlying thread in thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and reflect this big-picture view back to my clients. My ultimate goal is to provide tools and skills to help them become their best-aligned selves.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

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

Degrees:

  • MA in Counseling, The Family Institute, Northwestern University
  • BA in Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Individuals (Adults, Seniors)

TYPES OF THERAPY

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Breathwork, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Feminist Therapy, Group Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Neuropsychology, Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Positive Psychology, Psychodynamic Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy.