CDCW offers psychological evaluations in several areas that include ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Personality, Mood/Anxiety, and more. If you or someone you know is need of an assessment, please have them contact our intake line so we may provide them with support and answer their questions. Psychological evaluations may be used to understand your strengths and weaknesses, set goals, create strategies for progress, and monitor progress over time. They may Read More»
We all struggle to monitor our child’s media devices. 20 years ago, a parent would be able to overhear a child’s conversation over the phone. A child would have to come out of their bedroom to watch a show on the television in the family room. If you wanted to watch the TV show Friends, you had to come out of your bedroom to be in front of a television, Read More»
The Staff of CDCW is very excited to announce the addition of four new providers to our staff! Below please find brief information regarding their clinical training and areas of expertise!
Dr. Mirna Ballestas is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 24 years of experience. Dr. Ballestas earned her clinical psychologist degree at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia; and later completed a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, IL), with an emphasis in Health Psychology.
Antonina Barr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, which includes a Professional Educator License with ISBE for children and teenagers Pre-K thru 12th grade. She obtained her Masters in School Social Work from The Jane Addam’s College of Social Work, a division of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Along with her masters, Antonina Barr also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Dance Therapy from Rockford and Regents College.
Emily Giacomino is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Registered Art Therapist and a Professional School Counselor. She attended Illinois Wesleyan University for her undergraduate studies and went on to earn a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Art Therapy from The Adler School of Professional Psychology.