Yvette Gonzalez, Ph.D.

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I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in working with children and their families for over 15 years. In addition to working at Tompkins and Associates, I am the Program Coordinator of Assessment services at the Erikson Institute Center for Children and Families in Chicago. I am also a certified specialist in Infant Mental Health and completed an internship with the Fussy Baby Network where I had an opportunity to work with mothers experiencing postpartum depression, as well as working with couples seeking support in caring for their infant. Before working at the Erikson Institute, I worked at the Children’s Research Triangle in Chicago and I have been a School Psychologist in the Washington DC area for seven years.

I received my doctorate degree from DePaul University in Chicago and completed my clinical internship with children and adolescents at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine. Following my internship I worked as a research assistant at University of Chicago.

My areas of interest include working with young children and their parents, children presenting with anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, developmental challenges, and attachment difficulties. I use an integrative approach when working with families, including developmental guidance, collaborative problem solving, cognitive-behavioral play therapy, and child-parent psychotherapy.

On a personal note, my family means everything to me! I have two sisters to whom I am very close, their children, my parents, and my extended family. Although I have enjoyed living in the southwest and east coast, for me there is no place like home in Chicago.

SPECIALTIES

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CHILDREN

Our practice works to provide a safe environment for both children and parents to develop a clear and detailed understanding of where guidance is needed. Through our three-step process we will work closely with parents, to analyze different areas of concern and deliver proper resources for success.

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ADOLESCENTS

Treating adolescents is different than treating children.

Adolescence brings unique developmental challenges and there is a greater degree of confidentiality required.

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WOMEN

We are dedicated to working with women in all stages of their life. We help women experiencing anxiety and depression as a result of stressors across their relationships and lifespan, with a special focus on women facing a difficult pregnancy, fertility issues, miscarriage, difficult birth and fetal loss. We understand all facets of a woman’s development.

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