Dr. Vanessa Houdek

Accepting Clients

My experience & passion focus on improving the lives of mothers. Those trying to conceive, new and seasoned mothers. Telehealth 35+ states

Clinical Psychologist in , IL


About My Clients

My experience and passion focus on improving the lives of women. I specialize as a pregnancy and postpartum mental health expert (fertility difficulties, pregnancy loss/infant loss, traumatic birth, coping with a NICU stay, anxiety/depression during pregnancy/postpartum period, adjustment to parenthood...) but welcome clients beyond the first year postpartum and support overall maternal mental health at any phase of life, including those trying to conceive. I welcome dads and partners too!

My Background and Approach

I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in "Moms," working mostly with women throughout different phases of motherhood including those trying to conceive, soon-to-be, new and seasoned mothers. Protecting and supporting mental health throughout each phase may look different for each client; however, my approach is always centered on creating a warm, supportive and relatable space. I focus on connection and find space for humor. I normalize so much of what women experience along this journey in becoming "Mom" but also provide real skills to use in daily life. I rely on evidenced-based practices, often incorporating cognitive-behavioral (understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors) interpersonal and relational (understanding relationships and social roles)as well as trauma-informed approaches. Mindfulness is used to ground and increase presence. Telehealth available in 30+ states, current list: https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 200/session


630-614-1900 Email Dr. Vanessa
Telehealth available 35+ states
, IL 60187

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