Licensed Clinical Psychologist
COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND ADULTS
On a professional level,
Dr. D. Felix Casados is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois and a family practitioner. He specializes in the treatment of Children, Adolescents, and Adults, and has helped a wide range of clientele with various clinical concerns. He especially enjoys working with elementary aged children, adolescents, and young adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic-Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and Mood Disorders. Individual and Family Therapy is often an important component of his treatment approach. This includes managing problems with anger expression and interpersonal conflict. Clinically, Dr. Casados believes in building the therapeutic relationship using empathy to provide a supportive treatment environment that is comfortable, warm, and relaxed.
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Educationally, Dr. Casados earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Colorado State University of Pueblo and his Clinical Psychology Master’s and Doctorate degrees from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Casados’ training background is diverse, including work for Colorado’s Department of Corrections at San Carlos Correctional Facility, as well as Chicago Read Mental Health Center, American Indian Health Services of Chicago, Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s outpatient clinic, and, for the past several years, Dr. Casados has been providing therapy in a private practice setting. Dr. Casados also has experience in managing crisis work, having completed emergency room rotations in Chicago and in Upstate New York, where he also completed his internship at the State University of New York—Oneonta, Counseling Center. He is well qualified to help with many clinical issues and concerns.
To further sharpening these clinical skills, as well as to stay current with the latest research, Dr. Casados also teaches at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. As an Adjunct Faculty member, his classes are Advanced and Basic Family Systems Therapy, Psychopathology, and Advanced Interviewing. He finds teaching both personally and professionally rewarding, because it is the best way to keep growing as a clinician. Call today, if you have any other questions about his qualifications, level of expertise or experience.
"Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown."
Dr. Casados has participated in a number of voluntary social service activities to help local communities.
Click links below to learn more!
"Out of the Darkness" ("Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk," for research and awareness of suicide and its prevention.)
The Spirit of Giving (Native American homeless food drive. Scroll down to "The Chicago School Community Shares in the Spirit of Giving," pg. 2)
Dr. Casados is also an active member of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (C.H.A.D.D.) and the International OCD Foundation.
On a personal note, I enjoy nature, going for walks, reading books, caring for my plants, eating spicy food, attending live shows, and playing my guitar.
As a Coloradan, one of my favorite places to relax is near a crackling campfire, especially if I am able to watch the stars.
I enjoy laughing at live comedy, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family. These things are my therapy!
I believe the best therapist is the one who connects with you!