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Dr. Rinaldi is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience working primarily with children, adolescents, and their parents.
She utilizes evidence-based treatments and her specialty areas include behavioral issues, social/peer issues (that often accompany mild autism), anxiety, and trauma. She includes parents as a very important part of the treatment process and sometimes works individually with adults to address issues around transition to parenting, stress, identity, and coping. Her treatment approach is skills-based, active, and goal oriented, built upon the foundation of a strong therapeutic relationship.
She has spent the majority of her career working in a top pediatric hospital in Chicago. She was also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and enjoyed teaching and mentoring. Most of all she has a huge passion for clinical work and having a direct impact on improving the quality of lives of others.Feeling in better control one’s emotions can lead to better relationships, increased happiness, and greater success at school and in life. She works with her clients and their parents to help them learn how to accept one’s own feelings while learning to communicate them effectively. She looks forward to working with your family to build more cohesion among you.
- Neurocognitive Testing
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Parent Coaching
- Early Childhood Mental Health
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Coping Skills
- Learning Disabilities