Hello, my name is Dr. Vanessa Houdek and I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Illinois) and certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C). I am the owner and founder of EECS.
My clinical experiences have ranged to meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults and families with a variety of emotional and behavioral health concerns. My doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency focused on trauma therapy and assessment, including providing trauma treatment to survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, and other trauma; a deeply rewarding experience.
I have expanded my areas of clinical expertise to focus on women’s issues including trauma, grief and loss, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (postpartum). I often provide support related to anxiety and stress, family issues, relationship traumas, the transition into parenthood and role concerns, self-esteem and perfectionism concerns.
While I have a passion for improving the lives of women and working on women’s issues, I am also available and enjoy working with male clients and partners.