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Raquel d’Escoto (she/her)

Hi! I’m Raquel d’Escoto (she/her).

Life can give us experiences of fun and excitement. At the same time, there are periods where day-to-day life becomes overwhelming. When these waves of overwhelm arrive, we can experience difficulty identifying ways to deal with our feelings. We may struggle in naming what we are feeling and subsequently experience a sense of impossibility and helplessness. Through my work with individuals and couples, I developed a repertoire of interventions to guide my clients who are struggling with relational issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and emotional dysregulation. 

As a modern, eclectic, and trauma informed therapist, I recognize and understand the importance of creating a space that enhances your ability to be expressive and be met with a non-judgmental perspective. To aid you in this process, I utilize insight-oriented Psychodynamic Therapy to help you deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships. In addition to helping you gain insight, I utilize evidence based approaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Gottman Method Relationship Counseling to help you have the change you desire through tools and skills building.

My approach is collaborative and tailored specifically for you. As your therapist, I will strive to build a relationship that is trusting and meeting you where you are at. Pulling from various therapeutic approaches, I will help you empower yourself by working through the difficulties you are facing and developing coping strategies that will stay with you for years to come.

I fully acknowledge the importance of sharing one’s life story and I will manage that with care and attention. I am honored to work with you, get to know you, and to hear your life story.

Personal

I like to read, hike, go on walks, travel, try new food, spend time with family and friends, watch Netflix.

Education

Master of Social Work from Erikson Institute

Focus: Youth, Family and Community

Bachelors of Science from Iowa State University

Focus: Child, Adult and Family Services

Site Clinical Supervisor

Crystal Thomas, AM, LCSW, LICSW

Payment & Insurance Accepted

Self Pay & Insurance

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

CareFirst BCBS PPO

Cigna

Self-Pay

Insurance Benefits Verification

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Locations

While Raquel’s office is located in South Loop, Chicago within Dearborn Station for in-person sessions, she also welcomes and serves clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, West Loop, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Rogers Park Logan Square, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Little Village, Bronzeville, South Shore, Hyde Park, Back of the Yards, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.