YVETTE GONZALEZ, PH.D.
Dr. Gonzalez is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with young children (ages 0 to 8) and their parents. Dr. Gonzalez works with children presenting with a range of issues including behavioral disorders, separation anxiety, adoption, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, developmental challenges, ADHD, and attachment difficulties. Dr. Gonzalez obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University and completed her clinical internship with children and adolescents at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is also a certified Infant Mental Health Specialist and completed an internship with the Fussy Baby Network where she had an opportunity to work with infants and their mothers experiencing postpartum depression, as well as working with couples seeking support in caring for their challenging infant.
Dr. Gonzalez has worked with children and adolescents for more than 20 years. Currently Dr. Gonzalez is the Program Coordinator for Assessment Services at Erikson Institute Center for Children and Families in Chicago where she leads an interdisciplinary team conducting child evaluations, trains and supervises the work of postdoctoral and graduate level students, and conducts weekly relationship based therapy for families. Prior positions include Clinical Psychologist at the Children’s Research Triangle/Child Study Center in Chicago where she specialized in assessing and treating children with mental health issues who were adopted internationally and domestically and as a School Psychologist in the Washington D.C school district.
Dr. Gonzalez recognizes the importance parents have in their children’s lives and seeks to positively transform the parent/child relationship. She works closely with parents in a collaborative manner that incorporates their cultural values and points of view into her work. Dr. Gonzalez utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach when working with children and families, including developmental guidance, reflective processing, non-direct play therapy, cognitive-behavioral play therapy, child-parent psychotherapy, and behavior management.
Direct Contact Information
Yvette Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Phone: (630) 717-5911 – option 4