My name is Patricia Aniakudo. I am a firm believer in treatment accessibility to all who make the decision to move forward and thrive.
I believe in a client-centered, strength-based approach; based upon the knowledge that no one knows you and your family better than you. Your treatment will be based upon choices you make given new skills learned and opportunities we uncover together.
I have over 30 years of experience in the field and am happy to walk with you on your path as you develop and meet your goals.
A little bit about me; I have Master’s in Clinical Psychology from UW-Milwaukee, as well a Master’s in Social Work Loyola University of Chicago.
I am licensed as a professional counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and as an Independent Clinical Supervisor (ICS). I have worked in every setting imaginable from Regional Medical Centers, Hospitals, Community Centers, Residential Treatment Facilities, Weight Loss Centers, Mental health and/or Substance Abuse Clinics, Methadone Clinics, Schools, Prisons, Universities and Colleges.
My published research focused on “ism’s”. What it is like to be one person in a group of many people who are different from you on status; any status, e.g. race, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, sexual identification, health status, etcetera.
I have lectured nationally on the topic on the Psychology of women, as well as the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorders for women and for men. Over the years I have trained and specialized in multiple areas such as: gender specific treatment for women, gender specific treatment for men, filial therapy (a parent child therapy), trauma informed and trauma specific treatments including responding to and managing chronic community violence, Criminality, Violence in Partnerships and Families, Gambling Use Disorder, a multitude of evidenced based practices or treating Substance Use Disorders as well as Tobacco Cessation, Parenting as well as Co-Parenting for never married, divorced and/or blended families, reunification for estranged families working to reunite, and individuals and families involved in multiple systems. I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Biofeedback as well as Neurofeedback.
Specialties: Addiction Specialist, Anxiety Disorders, Bereavement-Grief Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Domestic Violence, Gay-Lesbian Issues, Gender Identity, Mens Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual-Physical Abuse, Stress Management, Substance Abuse Professional, Women’s Issues