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Rachela Ranaldi counselor

Rachela Ranaldi

Professional Counselor

Rachela Ranaldi, MA, LPC

Hoffman Estates Licensed Professional Counselor

Therapy can often feel intimidating, and taking the first step to growth takes a lot of strength. My goal is to guide you through the process of therapy with support, empathy, and the occasional cheesy joke. I create treatment plans that are flexible and individualized and allow for us to collaborate as a team to meet all of your therapeutic needs.

I hope to develop a therapeutic relationship that allows you to feel comfortable delving into difficult topics while also allowing you the time and space to talk about the nuances of your day. We never know what others are going through on a personal level, and I strive to help you develop the tools to combat those personal struggles and advocate for what you deserve in life.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I spent several years working as an inpatient therapist in a behavioral health hospital and have also worked in correctional settings and with juvenile offenders.

I specialize in working with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, and suicidality and guide all of my treatment through a trauma-informed care model. My passions also include working with those involved in the criminal justice system and those with sexual issues. I utilize CBT and DBT interventions most frequently in my treatment plans and love to integrate new techniques into care whenever I can. I also love to provide psychoeducation and answer questions about psychology.

Although being a therapist is a huge part of my identity, I also like to make time for my personal passions, including cooking, going to hockey games, watching scary movies, reading, and playing with my dogs.

I cannot wait to work with you and be a part of this new adventure in therapy.

Contact Rachela Ranaldi to start improving your life. Call (888) 870-1775.

Rachela Ranaldi provides individual counseling in Hoffman Estates in the Central North Western Suburbs of Chicago. You can make an appointment to see her at the Hoffman Estates, Illinois office.

Make an appointment today by calling us on (888) 870-1775 or by filling out our Contact Form.


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LOCATION: Hoffman Estates IL
PROVIDES SERVICES FOR: Children (8 yrs up) ~ Teens ~ Adults ~ Couples ~ Families ~ LGBTQ ~ Forensic / Legal ~ Sex Offenders
SPECIALTIES: Anger Management ~ Anxiety ~ Child Welfare ~ Court Evaluations ~ Depression ~ First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) ~ Forensic / Legal Issues ~ Learning Disabilities ~ Phobias ~ PTSD ~ Relationship Issues ~ Self-Harming ~ Severe Mental Illness (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, etc.) ~ Sex Offenders ~ Stress Management ~ Suicidal / Homicidal Thoughts ~ Trauma and Abuse ~ Work Life Stress / Transitions
METHODS: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) ~ Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) ~ Play Therapy ~ Mindfulness ~ Psychodynamic Therapy ~ Strength Based ~ Exposure Therapy