Dr. Hana Yoo
Phone: (630) 797-9872 x715
Email: hyoo [at] cedartreecounseling.com
“Hana helped me figure out how my past has affected my relationships. I now have more confidence in myself and understand who I truly am.”
Clinical Focus: Teenagers, Women’s & Couples Counseling
Location: Hinsdale, IL & Telehealth
Anxiety | Couples | Adolescents | Depression | Faith Integration | Family Backgrounds | Women’s Issues
Education & Licenses
Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science (Specialization: Couple and Family Therapy), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
B.A. in Theology, Chongshin University, Seoul, Korea
Marriage & Family Therapist
Message from Dr. Hana
All relationships go through difficult seasons.
In times of relational distress, it’s easy to point fingers at each other. Spouses might blame one another for their unhappy marriage. Even when they try to work things out, they might feel that the other person is “too aggressive” or “too passive” in doing conflict.
When these things happen, it’s difficult to fully understand all the relational dynamics going on. More importantly, we might forget how much we all want to be loved by and connected to each other – even the ones who seem to hurt us.
I am a marriage and family therapist with the goal to help you better understand yourself and strengthen the relationships that are important to you.
Problems and issues don’t arise in isolation. There are always more complicated backstories for why we feel certain ways and why we do what we do. And oftentimes, we can find clues from our family relationships – both the families we grew up in and the families we created as adults.
I also believe that various contextual factors can affect our lives. Our racial/ethnic identities, cultural backgrounds, economic status, gender, and sexuality play important roles in how we see ourselves and how we relate with others.
If you feel stuck in relationships and you want to move forward, or if you want to better understand yourself based on your unique experiences and backgrounds, I can help. Schedule an appointment today.
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Cedar Tree's Mission:
There are a lot of broken families who struggle to do life well together.
That’s why we help families create an environment where deeper connection & healing can happen.