The founder of Englewood Therapy, Dr. Nadine O'Reilly is a licensed psychologist dedicated to the emotional health and wellbeing of each and every person who walks through the door. Nadine opened this center in 2018 to be an inclusive, judgement-free safe space for people of all ages and backgrounds to address their difficulties. When Nadine isn't in session, she's attending classes and trainings to bring the most innovative and up-to-date therapies to address her patients' needs. Nadine specializes in helping first responders, and couples and individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community.
You know there's more to life and you need a safe space to map it out. You're worried about confidentiality, being judged, speaking your truth.
You're not into the "fluff" and are looking for a straight-shooter who won't waste time in getting to the difficult questions.
You don't want to spend hours rehashing the past. You want to process the here and now. You're stuck, and you want out.
You've come to the right place.
A little bit of the past with a focus on the here and now.
Many people think that if they start therapy, they're committing to a life on the couch. While many of my clients have chosen to stay on and work with me for years, it's different for everyone. When you partner with me, we'll get to the heart of the matter within a handful of sessions. Yes, we'll explore your background and how you came to be where you are at the moment, but we don't have to dwell there.
Whether you choose to set a single goal and work intensely on achieving it or want to take time to dive deeper into what ignites your soul, my aim is to get you clarity and peace.
Your background, beliefs, political affiliations...they're all valid in my eyes. My office is a safe zone.
There's freedom in being able to be yourself, in not having to worry about being judged. Let it all out and rid yourself of the burden of anxiety and stress.
Just as every person is unique, so is my approach to therapy. The most commonly sought out treatment (and my favorite) is talk therapy. When appropriate, we'll thread in elements of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through guided dialogue, we identify your limiting beliefs, challenge negative thoughts, and target new skills that serve you rather than hold you back.
I am also EMDRIA-certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and use that modality frequently with clients with single-incident traumas.
Regardless of the approach, the result is that you'll get clearer about who you are and what makes you tick. You'll feel better, which will inspire further growth. The more you grow, the better you'll feel. And such is the upwards spiral.
But it all starts with taking that first step.
Our first session will last approximately 45-60 minutes. During this time, you'll describe what brings you to therapy, and you'll tell me a little bit (or a lot) about your history and the path you've been on so far. We'll identify your goals and map out a way to help you reach them. We'll schedule your next session after determining what frequency fits best. I recommend weekly sessions in the beginning for maximum benefit but as you start to feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin, we may decide that twice a month or monthly is enough for your needs.
Follow-up sessions are 45-minutes long. Through conversation and targeted inquiry, we'll process what's working for you and what's working against you. We'll explore your home life, work environment, career goals, family dynamics, and internal dialogue and get to the root of your difficulties.
You're not oblivious. You have a sense as to why you're struggling. I see my role as a psychologist not as one where I tell you how to live your life. Instead, it’s to hold space for you so that you feel empowered to let it all out. I will listen not only to what you say but how you say it, so that I can help you interpret your feelings beyond the obvious. Throughout our time together I will help you gain new insight, tools, and skills that will help you grow comfortably into your new skin. I’ll be right by your side when it gets uncomfortable (and fair warning, sometimes it does).
Will it be easy? Probably not.
Will it be worth it? Count on it.
If you are ready to start experiencing the world through a new lens, it's the right time.
My journey to becoming a psychologist was definitely not a straight line, so I’m personally acquainted with how scary change can be. My first “real job” was Executive Assistant to a high-ranking professional at a global company. At the time, I was 22 years old, newly married, and eager to start life in earnest. I credit that job with pointing me to the place I am today. Over time, my boss recognized my strength in building trusting relationships and encouraging people to leave their comfort zones to lead fulfilling careers and authentic lives. He encouraged me to pursue psychology as a career and I’m forever indebted to his advice.
It might feel hopeless right now, I've been there as well. But if you've gotten this far, we speak the same language and and I highly recommend you take the first step towards feeling better (even if not with me). Life is so short. There's no reason to not give it a try.
I look forward to standing in your corner.
Yes, it absolutely can.
All of this is possible.
When you work with me, you get to drop the mask and be yourself. You get to be vulnerable and real, sarcastic, irreverent, weepy, exhausted, and all the feelings in between.
As we build our bond, you’ll feel safe to explore the thoughts and feelings you’ve been avoiding. You can gain the confidence you need to be yourself wherever you go and with whomever you meet.
That’s my goal for you: Permission to be yourself, unapologetically.