Jean Kim-Snyder, LCSW

Website: www.jeansnyder.com

Email: [email protected]

Address: 28 E Garden Ave, Palatine, IL 60067

Jean Kim-Snyder is a trauma informed mental health professional who utilizes both top down and bottom up modalities to resolve trauma. Top down modalities refer to those that engage with a person’s cognition or thinking. It focuses on using logic and behavior to identify and change negative thinking patterns. While this can be helpful, it is insufficient for trauma resolution. The bottom-up approach recognizes that trauma occurs on the level of body sensation and feelings prior to cognition. Bottom up approaches recognize that it is important for the client to experience a “felt sense” of safety BEFORE they can regulate their feeling states. Jean has training and experience in several trauma informed approaches including EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Trauma informed yoga and Internal Family Systems to resolve trauma. In addition, Jean has experience treating both Big T traumas (sexual assault, combat) as well as little “T” traumas such as emotional abuse/neglect, bullying and racial discrimination.

  • Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross, Blue Shield PPO
  • Language(s) Spoken: English
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) – Part 1 & 2
  • Somatic Experiencing – Intermediate Level 2 
  • Supplemental Care: Trauma-Informed Yoga

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