Hello!  My name is Candice Graddy and I am so happy that you are interested in working with me.  I would be delighted to tell you a bit about myself.  I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of Illinois. I earned both my Bachelor of Social Work degree (B.S.W.) and Master of Social Work degree (M.S.W.) with a specialization in working with vulnerable populations from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago in 2020.  Over the years, I have gained invaluable experience working with children, families, couples, and adults as agent of change.  I have experience working with non-profit programs, assisting the elderly with everyday life tasks, working with children with physical and mental disabilities, and working in education as a school social worker.  I feel as though I’m ready for taking the next logical step in career progression to start working as a clinician in private practice.

I have received several certifications over the years such as Child Welfare Employee Licensure, Think First interventions, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  I am able to provide high quality behavioral healthcare services across the lifespan and have worked on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, immigration and acculturation issues, LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized communities, burnout, job stress, trauma, substance abuse, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), family problems, relationship trouble, and self-esteem / women’s issues.  My areas of strength include working with loss and trauma, social-emotional learning initiatives, family counseling, crisis intervention, and mindfulness-based therapy.

I have always been a “nurturer,” and am instinctually drawn to care for others.  I am delighted that you have found me here and look forward to helping you on your healing journey!

I provide teletherapy services for Home Psych Services, P.C. and Generations Behavioral Healthcare, P.C. using secure video teleconferencing for the comfort, convenience, and added privacy and safety of my clients. When I’m not in my remote office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children and exploring all that Chicago has to offer.  My interests include traveling and family time.

I appreciate you reading up about me!  I look forward to learning more about you and helping you take the next bold steps toward changing your life for the better!