Dr. Vanessa Houdek


My experience & passion focus on improving the lives of women.

Clinical Psychologist in Wheaton, IL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family

About My Clients

Many of my clients seek support related to anxiety and stress, perinatal/postpartum anxiety and depression (PMADs), trauma, grief/loss, relationship and role concerns, the transition into parenthood, self-esteem & perfectionism concerns. I work with dads and partners too!

My Background and Approach

I founded Everyday Empowered Clinical Services as a virtual therapy practice (IL) focused on women's issues. I am a licensed clinical psychologist certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) and have specialty training in telehealth. I use evidenced-based practice and research to best inform my clinical work to provide the highest standard of care. My approach to counseling services is centered on creating a warm and supportive space. I work hard to understand each client as a unique person to determine the best course of treatment. I rely on evidenced-based practices and incorporate cognitive-behavioral (understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors within context) interpersonal (understanding relationships and social roles) and trauma-informed approaches into session as appropriate. I also find the use of mindfulness in sessions as helpful with many clients. As a client, you can expect me to be warm and genuine with a sense of humor.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 180/session

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