Yunuen Rodriguez

MSW Candidate
Graduate Student Therapist



773.880.1310 ext. 7639

English, Español

Education & Training


  • BA, Beloit College, 2011
  • MA, University of Chicago, 2019
  • MSW Candidate, University of Chicago, Expected 2023
  • PhD, University of Chicago, Expected 2027

Values & Philosophy

My practice is grounded in the belief that every single person is powerful no matter how much it may sometimes feel otherwise. We live in a world where stress, pain, or confusion may feel overwhelming. I understand. I use the therapy space to build a trusting and collaborative relationship where I learn about your needs, help you set meaningful goals, and work together to achieve them.

I am an optimist. I think it is possible to build towards greater satisfaction, meaning, and joy. Though stressful circumstances may remain outside of your control, I am committed to helping you better respond to these through multiple cognitive behavioral approaches, including distress tolerance, acceptance and commitment, or mindfulness. As long as you remain committed and open to the process of change, I welcome the opportunity to work together toward a better version of yourself.

Area of Focus & Specialization

  • Parents and caregivers
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Life Transitions
  • Immigrant & Refugee Issues
  • Minority Stress
  • Addiction
  • Complex Family Dynamics
  • Family of Origin Concerns
  • Identity Exploration, Development, & Intersectionality

I work with…

  • Individuals
  • Adolescents


  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Solution-Focused
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Critical Race Theory Approach

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