Patti Ecker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois

Patti Ecker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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I am a Christian counselor who has a passion for working with people who have experienced trauma or loss.

I have worked as a counselor for 14 years, including in a community mental health center, as a pregnancy counselor, and in a residential addictions treatment program for adults. My overall counseling approach is psychodynamic — that is, I like to get to the root of the problem, whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma or something else. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for the treatment of trauma, including advanced training for attachment issues, chronic pain/somatic disorders, and complex PTSD.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hoarding
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Community Specialties

  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Health Alliance
,
Optum
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
14
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
180.009164
Illinois
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Illinois Counseling Association
Professional
Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Lincoln Christian University
Master of Arts in Counseling
2008