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.
With over 25+ years of professional experience in the mental health field, Antonina has worked as a School Social Worker for 10+ years which also includes a decade of experience at a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility where she performs as the Clinical Director. Antonina has years of specialized training and experience in therapy and evaluation for the diagnosis of children and adolescents who are dually diagnosed, have extensive trauma and often with developmental disabilities/cognitive delays
Antonina provides Individual, Family, Group and Couples Therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families. Her areas of expertise include Mood and Emotional issues, Dysregulation, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Postpartum Depression, Women’s Issues, Grief/Loss, ADHD, Special Needs/Autism, Self-Injury and Behavioral Modification.
Antonina offers a treatment style that includes a Holistic, Family Systems Approach that incorporates Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT and CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) and Psycho-educational/Supportive methods that are solution focused and emphathic.