Orenza L. Jaske is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She graduated from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. In addition, Orenza has had subsequent coursework in substance abuse from the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL and a certificate in School Counseling from the School Counselor Institute also at Northern Illinois University. She also has Type 73 certification as a School Counselor.
Orenza’s experience includes working with child, adolescent, adult and family issues. She is especially knowledgeable in working with young people and their families. Orenza has assisted many young people and their families with issues such as poor grades, learning disorders, truancy, self-esteem, substance abuse, grief/loss, anger problems, divorce, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, cutting/self-injury, Bipolar Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
Before starting her own practice, Orenza was a therapist in a group practice, has worked in a community mental health center as an outpatient therapist, has counseled students in a therapeutic day school as a program therapist and has served the under-resourced in the child welfare system. Orenza is a member of the Illinois School Counselor Association, Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association and Illinois Counseling Association.