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Compassionate Grief and Trauma Counseling

Get to know us.

As seasoned specialists in addressing grief and trauma, we incorporate various grief and trauma-informed and evidence-based approaches, such as EMDR Therapy, parts work/Internal Family Systems, and an in-depth comprehension of Polyvagal theory.  With a focus on your unique story and goals, we create personalized treatment plans using a person-centered approach.

Compassionate Grief and Trauma Counseling at Creating Space Therapy in Batavia, IL
Compassionate Grief and Trauma specialists at Creating Space Therapy in Batavia, IL

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a caring space that honors each person's story. We strive to create a space that is supportive and nurturing-- fostering a felt sense of safety.


By helping our clients experience true acceptance, they are able to connect with others and themselves in a way that can bring about healing. 

Compassionate Grief and Trauma Counseling at Creating Space Therapy in Batavia, IL

Our Vision

Our vision is to help our clients transform their lives in ways that allow them to feel whole, worthy, and at peace.

Compassionate Grief and Trauma specialists at Creating Space Therapy in Batavia, IL

Our Values

We hold steadfast to a set of core values that guide our approach and shape our interactions with clients. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and equitable environment, firmly rooted in anti-racism and being staunch allies to the LGBTQIA+ community. Our values are as follows:


Empathy and Compassion

We believe in the power of empathy and compassion to create a safe and nurturing space for our clients. We strive to deeply understand and honor each person's unique story, fostering a sense of genuine care and support.


LGBTQIA+ Allyship

We are dedicated allies to the LGBTQIA+ community, recognizing and affirming the unique challenges and experiences faced by individuals within this community. We strive to create an environment that is safe, affirming, and supportive of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations.


Professionalism and Integrity

We uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethical conduct in all aspects of our practice. We continuously seek professional development opportunities to ensure that our services are based on the most current and evidence-based practices.


Inclusivity and Diversity

We embrace diversity in all its forms and are dedicated to providing therapy services that are accessible, inclusive, and respectful of all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background.


Safety and Trust

We prioritize creating a therapeutic environment characterized by safety, trust, and confidentiality. Our clients can openly share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, knowing that they will be heard, validated, and respected.



We actively oppose racism in all its manifestations and work towards dismantling systemic barriers and biases that perpetuate inequality. We are committed to continuously educating ourselves, challenging our own biases, and advocating for racial justice.


Growth and Healing

We are driven by a commitment to empower our clients on their journey towards personal growth and healing. Through collaborative and individualized treatment plans, we aim to facilitate transformation, allowing our clients to reconnect with their innate worth, find inner peace, and embrace a sense of wholeness.

Grief Counseling and Trauma Therapy at Creating Space Therapy in Batavia, IL

We've created space just for you.

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