Paul Valipour, CADC

I am a Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor (CADC).  I have 14 years of mental health experience that ranges all available levels of care.  I specialize in working with individuals experiencing substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and OCD.
I began working in mental health in 2008 after my honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps.  I worked at Northwest Community Hospital’s adolescent residential facility as a substance abuse technician from 2008 to 2014.  During that time, I earned my CADC eligibility from Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL.
From 2014 to 2016 I worked at Central States SER, a non-profit organization that serviced Chicago neighborhoods.  I provided a range of services that included 1:1 counseling as well as home visits for those unable to attend in person services due to socioeconomic hardship.
From 2016 to 2022 I worked at Rogers Behavioral Health in Skokie, IL as a behavioral specialist at the PHP and IOP levels of care.  I worked in their depression recovery program, OCD/Anxiety disorder program, and was the addictions counselor for their mental health and addiction recovery dual diagnosis program.
During that time, I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and recently completed my graduate program at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL.    
I am trained in CBT, DBT, and ERP but include facets of Reality Therapy into my practice.  I believe that if we attempt to seek out “influence” rather than “control” in our lives, it can separate us from thoughts that might have been barriers to behavioral change.  I believe through therapy we can bring options to our daily lives.  I look forward to exploring those options with you!


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