Helena Bentil, LMSW

Helena Bentil

Helena is a licensed Masters's Social worker in the state of Illinois with 5 years of professional work experience. She received her Master of social work in counseling from the University of Illinois University- Carbondale with a concentration in Health and Mental Health. Helena has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, child-parent relationship training, trauma, and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. She believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. She is passionate about normalizing mental health treatment and improving access to mental health care for all. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to signing up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Helena is originally from West Africa, Ghana to be precise. She was raised in Ghana and Chicago. Helena is from a family of 8 and she’s the 3rd child. Helena is married and has a 10months old baby.

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Specialties

Mental Health

Behavior Therapy

Anxiety/Depression

Social Skills

Bilingualism

Behavioral Difficulties

Ages

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

College

Languages

English

About

Helena

Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?

Just knowing that I’m making a difference in that student life.

What advice would you give to a family who is on the fence about signing up for a learning assessment (or counseling/therapy)?

Stay Positive. It may seem a bit cliche to say that positivity is key, but the truth is often worth repeating

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