Diane Mcdonald
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Last updated: 10/10/2017
Diane Mcdonald
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  I provide individual, family and couples counseling in the western suburbs of Chicago. I see school-age children, adolescents, and adults.
Areas of specialty include: depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, behavior disorders, and life transitions.

Gottman Level 1 trained.
  Person Centered Planning (Wraparound, PATHs, RENEW) for college and career development

Person Centered Planning (Wraparound, PATHs, RENEW) for children and adults with disabilities: developing comprehensive plans

Using Functional Behavior Assessment to develop behavior plans across home, school, and community settings

Developing trauma-informed systems (for schools)

Trauma-informed practices: school-wide and classroom

Youth Mental Health First Aid certified trainer

Positive Behavior Supports - schools, families, and communities
  I have an extensive background as a national trainer, coach, and facilitator developing college and career plans for teens and young adults. I utilize a strength-based person-centered planning process (wraparound, futures planning, PATHs and RENEW). I have supported schools with developing comprehensive plans with students who are at risk for drop-out and students with disabilities.

In my private practice I have worked with teens and young adults using a futures planning process to develop college, career, and life transition plans.
  YES, I am licensed to be in Private Practice