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Kari Sandy, LCSW 

My therapeutic approach is to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore client concerns, and to provide practical feedback to help clients effectively address life challenges. I utilize cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies including EMDR. These combined techniques provide a powerful tool through which we can understand ourselves with more clarity and improve relationships with others. 
With more than 15 years’ experience as a social worker, I truly enjoy helping people identify issues and make effective change. My clinical focus includes emerging adults, adolescents, couples, individuals, and first responders and their families. I have enjoyed past experiences working with patients in hospital and community settings, including community mental health. I believe change is possible for every person, and I am an engaged, solution-focused therapist.
I bring the unique perspective of a social worker with years of experience working with families in crisis. I help individuals identify areas of crisis and navigate challenging life events to effectively implement change. I offer qualified guidance to assist individuals and families resolve issues through skill building and strengths-focused services.
I completed my MSW from Dominican University with site placements at Rush Medical Center and Mount Prospect Social Services/Police Department. I have completed additional training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). As an undergraduate, I studied Sociology and Women’s Studies.
Through compassion, kindness, and a bit of humor, I work with people to facilitate change, build strengths, and achieve growth.

Mitchell Sandy, PsyD. 

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