Valerie Ytzen (She/her)

Accepting Clients

I strive to provide an environment where each person feels heard, respected, and safe in order to share and reflect without fear of judgment

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hoffman Estates, IL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I specialize in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, and the effects of trauma. My focus is to build confidence, develop a stronger sense of identity, and process through negative beliefs and past traumas. In my work with families, I specialize in working with parents and families to build connection, communication, and structure.

My Background and Approach

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and registered art therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience. I have worked with children as young as 3 years old up to seniors at the end of their lives in hospice with a focus on trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, adoption issues, identity issues, and parenting support. I have formal training in Level 1 Theraplay, EMDR, and am a TBRI Practitioner. Some of the techniques that I utilize include EMDR, Art Therapy, Theraplay activities, and TBRI.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Connection is so important throughout the lifespan. People are meant to be connected both with themselves and with others. When we are not connected we can feel alone and isolated. Connection is the core of the therapeutic relationship, family relationships, romantic relationships, and personal relationships with ourselves. I believe that with connection, honesty, and vulnerability each individual and family is capable of healing.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Rate: $130 - 150/session


224-252-0480 Email Valerie
2300 Barrington Road
Suite 400
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

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