Paul Valipour, CADC
I am a Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor (CADC) as well as an intern earning my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University. 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 as well as began my graduate program at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL.
I recently stepped down from my position at Rogers to begin my internship here at Chicago Counseling Center.
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!.
Contact: (773)932-9597 ext. 703 or firstname.lastname@example.org