Winnie Landon, BSW
Winnie Landon is focused on fostering self-determination and understanding how different identities and experiences intersect each other. She is a kind and thoughtful counselor, who is striving to celebrate the diversity of people in new and different ways. She focuses on supporting others to recognize the strengths and resilience we have within ourselves, to cope with life’s struggles. She’s motivated to help you make your individual experience be heard.
Understanding healthy communication skills to effectively express your emotions and build positive relationships with those around you is a key part of the healing process. By emphasizing collaboration, and active participation, she is able to create a therapeutic alliance that allows her to provide clients with effective strategies to manage distressed moods, unhelpful behavior, and dysfunctional thoughts.
Empowering clients to be heard, she believes she is able to provide insight on the internal and external factors that are causing distress. Working from a feminist, sex positive, strength-based, approach and utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Winnie is able to work with clients to develop a healthier outlook on life.
Winnie specializes in:
· Sexual Issues
· Gender and Sexual Identities
· Crisis intervention
· Stress Management
Winnie graduated from Illinois State University with her Bachelors in Social Work in 2010. She worked with adults experiencing mental illness for two years at Thresholds and Association House of Chicago. She is currently obtaining her Masters of Arts in Clinical Social Work from University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration with a course concentration on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Winnie uses She/Her/Hers pronouns. Winnie works with clients who are self-pay or have Medicaid/Medicare, offering sliding scale appointments in Naperville and Chicago.