Yvette Aguilar 

LCPC, CADC, CCTP

Bilingual Therapist

Yvette is bilingual in Spanish and English and is passionate about providing therapy from a culturally aware perspective. Currently, she works at the Glendale Heights Police Department, where she provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families and case management to members of the community. Additionally, she facilitates several NEDFYS programs, including PEACE, a trauma-focused group offered to adolescents in the juvenile justice system.

Prior to NEDFYS Yvette spent most of her time working in private practice as well as non-profit mental health centers. She has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents and at-risk youth. Yvette believes in the power of change and uses a collaborative approach to help clients understand, manage, and reduce their symptoms so that they can feel satisfied and productive in their everyday lives.

Fun Fact​: Yvette loves to explore and is always looking for the next adventure, whether it’s camping, hiking, or traveling.

Specialties

  • Substance abuse

  • Trauma

  • At-risk youth

  • Children & Adolescents 

  • Individual and family counseling

  • Group therapy

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Domestic violence

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

  • Motivational interviewing

  • Mindfulness

Education

  • Roosevelt University, MA, Clinical Psychology

  • Roosevelt University, BS, Psychology

  • Certifications:

    • Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC)

    • Clinical Trauma Professional  (CCTP)