Darley Giraldo, LCPC

Therapist

South Elgin Campus

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Darley is bilingual (English-Spanish) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from La Sabana University in Bogota, Colombia.  He received his Master’s degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he graduated as a member of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology.

Darley has had the opportunity to work with children, adolescents and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds providing individual, family, and couples counseling.  He has worked at crisis intervention units, residential treatment centers, day programs for people with severe mental illness, and has done most of his work in outpatient therapy centers.  He had the opportunity to become the Director of Outpatient Therapy of one of these centers where he supervised a group of therapists.

Darley loves working with people who live with anxiety.  He has a specialization in the treatment of  mood and anxiety disorders from the University of Leon in Spain.  In addition to this, he has a lot of experience helping children and adolescents with Attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder, and complex behavior problems.  He has worked extensively with parent in order to help them create structure and discipline to improve family life and children and parent relationships.

“I have had the opportunity to experience therapy from both perspective-as the client on the couch as well as the therapist in the chair.  This has shown me the importance of a warm, caring, supportive, and encouraging therapist relationship that I strive to create in the therapeutic environment with my clients.”