Tina Mavalankar is a licensed clinical social worker working in the field since 2010. She has worked extensively with clients who have depression, mood disorders, addictions, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and trauma. She also enjoys working with clients on cognitive rehabilitation and is certified in Cogmed coaching.
Tina uses several modalities and treatments but focuses on a person-centered approach. She strives to create a non-judgmental environment where clients feel heard and supported. She uses evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Her aim is to provide not only emotional support but practical suggestions as well to help clients feel better.
Tina received her MSW from Jane Addams at UIC with a focus on mental health. She completed internships at the UIC hospital and at the non-profit organization Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Tina has worked with older adults in memory care and extensively worked with adults of all ages with chronic mental health issues. Tina enjoys working with diverse populations. She is sensitive to the needs of BIPOC and strives to provide a safe and inclusive environment.