Nina Bednarz, MAEd LPC
✖️ Not currently accepting new patients
- Life Transitions
- Sexual Abuse
I have a firm and foundational belief that every individual is inherently deserving of compassion, understanding and acceptance. Emotional and psychological suffering can feel confusing and intensely painful, but through psychodynamic-based therapy we can work towards identifying not only what that suffering means to you, but where and what it is rooted in. Through a process that includes safety and mindful intention, it is my goal to help you find a sense of liberation and clarity.
I invite all parts of you to be present throughout the therapeutic process, including parts of you that may be ridden with shame and thus hidden as a result. I view the relationship that takes place between therapist and client as the vehicle to understanding, leaning into, and accepting your authentic self. We sometimes cultivate ways of moving throughout the world in order to survive unbearable experiences and although those strategies may have served us well at the time, they may also be part of what’s causing current distress.
I have experience working with adolescents, people with mental and/or physical disabilities, and adults of all ages. I have a specific clinical focus in complex trauma that occurs throughout the span of childhood and how that manifests later in life. Whether therapy is something you’ve engaged in before or this is your first time, I will meet you where you are at with patience, engagement, and warm intention.
MAEd, DePaul University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling