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Associate Director, Trauma
Master of Social Work — The Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. in Psychology — Northern Illinois University
I Treat
Young Adult
Older Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Issues I Treat
Depression / Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Life Stage Transitions
Men’s Issues
Grief & Loss
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Polyamory, Non-monogamy, Non-traditional Relationships
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Emotion Regulation Issues
Empty Nest Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Aging Issues
Kink / Alternative Lifestyles
Anger Management
Work / Life Balance
Physical Abuse
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Caregiver Issues
Racism Issues
Retirement (Transition to)
School Stress
Sibling Issues
Spirituality / Religion
Therapists in Therapy
Workplace Issues
Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Couple Therapy
Family Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Narrative Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Relational Cultural Therapy

Mr. Lopez specializes in trauma and has been certified in ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation & Competency) since 2013. Including ARC, which is an evidence-based framework for therapy using a trauma-informed perspective, Mr. Lopez has extensive training and experience in trauma-informed therapy practice. He helps clients work through and process complex trauma experiences that may have occurred recently or in their past, supporting each person throughout the discussion of memories and issues at their own pace. He also works with individuals that may be experiencing trauma vicariously. Many service providers are affected by vicarious trauma and they too can benefit from processing their experience, including emotional responses. 

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Throughout his career, Mr. Lopez has worked as a crisis counselor, a staff therapist and a clinical supervisor. He worked as a crisis counselor for eleven years and provided home-based services for much of the northern Chicago area. He later provided outpatient therapy in a community mental health setting for three years, prior to his promotion to clinical supervisor. Eventually, Mr. Lopez developed a private practice where he continued to provide therapy and clinical supervision. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Mr. Lopez infuses a multicultural perspective within the therapeutic relationship to allow him to explore cultural issues, which may be impactful. Some additional therapeutic foci include using a strengths-based perspective, mindfulness techniques, solution-focused techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), relational therapy and a systems approach to therapy.

Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay