Hello!  It is a pleasure to meet you and to be able to introduce myself.  My name is Farrah Pece (she / her / hers).  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in the State of Illinois.  I have also obtained my Certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).  I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Psychology from Aurora University and my Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National-Louis University.

I have enjoyed working in a variety of settings in the mental health field focused on serving the needs of adults, adolescents and older children.  My professional background includes working as a inpatient counselor at a behavioral health hospital, a crisis worker responding to individuals in mental health crisis within the community, domestic violence and sexual assault case manager, and as an outpatient therapist working in a non-profit setting.  My experience has allowed me to treat individuals with a variety of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, trauma-informed care including treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from domestic abuse, accidents, assaults, and natural disasters, and difficulties with life adjustments.

I use a strength-based approach and believe that every individual has a set of unique strengths and abilities that can help them through life’s difficulties.  I believe strengths are just as important to discuss in therapy as are the so-called “presenting issues” which brought you into therapy in the first place.  I have a great appreciation for other people and my treatment is viewed through a multicultural perspective which allows me to have awareness and sensitivity to my clients’ diverse backgrounds and experiences.  I use the following evidence-based approaches to therapy:  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).  I provide teletherapy services for Generations Behavioral Healthcare, P.C. and Home Psych Services, P.C. using secure video teleconferencing technology for the comfort, convenience, added privacy and safety of my clients.

I reside in the suburbs of Chicago with my fiance and two dogs.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and learning new things.  My newest hobby is learning Spanish which I can understand well, but am learning to speak fluently.  I look forward to meeting you and helping you find your strengths and overcome life’s difficulties!