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Demetrea Edwards, LPC, NCC

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Demetrea Edwards, LPC, NCC


Demetrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees clients via telehealth.

Do you feel like you are doing the mental gymnastics of managing stressors related to microaggression and implicit bias? I realize how these stressors can be unique to historically marginalized identities. I am passionate about working with clients beyond coping skills and towards micro-resistance. Coping skills are great to learn for managing stressors of the environment, whereas micro-resistance focuses on advocating for a substantive change of problematic behavior.

In addition to specializing in challenges related to microaggressions and implicit bias, I work with young adults and adults living with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, life transitions, amongst other things. I utilize a client-centered approach with a multicultural lens. The therapy approaches I use are Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and Strength-based Therapy.

By creating an open, nonjudgmental safe space, I hope you will facilitate growth on your own terms. In my counseling practice, I emphasize the fact that change will not happen until you accept who you are, right now, in this very moment. Through this experience, I hope we can work together to enhance your understanding of yourself.

License / Credentials
Northern Illinois University
Cultural Identity
Black/ African American, Cis-woman, Straight, English speaking, Lives with chronic pain, 20-something.
Age of focus
Young Adult/Adult
Clinical Therapist- Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO- Edward-Elmhurst/IL Health Partners/ Behavioral Care Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)- NorthShore University Healthsystems/Swedish Covenant, Self Pay
Post-Graduate Trainings/Certifications
National Certified Counselor
States Licensed In
Acceptance & Committment Therapy (ACT), Anti-racism/Anti-oppressive-based topics, Anxiety, Body Image, Body Neutrality, Body Positivity, Burnout, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), College Students, DEI trained, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gender Affirming Therapy, Health At Every Size (HAES) Approach, LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy, Life Transitions, Mindful Self-Compassion Therapy, Obsessive Complusive Disorder (OCD), Panic, Perfectionism, Postpartum Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Shame Resliency, Stress Management, Trans-Affirming Therapy, Values Work, Work-Life Balance

Schedule a time to chat with someone from our Client Care Coordinator Team to get set-up with either a free 15-minute phone consultation or an initial evaluation.