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  • Psychotherapy focused on improving the lives of women


    Everyday Empowered Clinical Services, Ltd is a therapy practice focused on improving the lives of women. Individual and family therapy services are available. Practice specialties include perinatal, postpartum and maternal mental health, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, stress and life transitions.

    I don’t recognize myself anymore…Will this ever get better? Do other people feel this way?

    Dr. Houdek is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in “Moms,” working mostly with women throughout different phases of motherhood including those trying to conceive, soon-to-be, new and seasoned mothers. Protecting and supporting mental health throughout each phase may look different for each client; however, her approach is always centered on creating a warm, supportive and relatable space. She focuses on connection and finds space for humor. Dr. Houdek normalizes so much of what women experience along this journey in becoming “Mom” but also provides real skills to use in daily life. She relies on evidenced-based practices, often incorporating cognitive-behavioral (understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors) interpersonal and relational (understanding relationships and social roles) as well as trauma-informed approaches. Mindfulness is used to ground and increase presence.

    If you are searching for support related to pregnancy and postpartum mental health such as fertility difficulties, pregnancy loss/infant loss, traumatic birth, coping with a NICU stay, anxiety/depression during pregnancy/postpartum period, or adjustment to parenthood CONNECT TODAY.

    Why wait another day to improve your life?

    Outside of the postpartum period? Dr. Houdek recognizes each phase of motherhood as uniquely challenging and welcomes clients beyond the first year postpartum to support overall maternal mental health.

    Of course, dads and partners are welcome too!

    Telehealth available in: 

    AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, CNMI, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, 

    MO, ND, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI and WY

    Compassionate & Professional

    We care about you, your family, and your story. You can trust that we will treat you with respect, dignity and compassion in every interaction, while maintaining the highest standards for integrity and ethics.

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    About Me

    Hello, my name is Dr. Vanessa Houdek. I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Illinois) and certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) with specialty training in telehealth. I am the owner and founder of EECS.