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Drama Therapy Student


  • MA in Clinical Psychology | Wheaton College

  • BA in Communications and Theater | Northwestern Illinois


Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO


Type of Therapy

  • Drama Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT)

  • Strength-Based Therapy


Patient Population

  • Parents

  • Teens

  • Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Theatre Artists

  • People of Color

  • LGBTQ+ Ally

Issue Focus

  • Parent Coaching

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • LGBTQ+ Challenges

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Self-Expression

  • Self-Esteem

About Linnea Carrera

Linnea Carrera holds a BA in Communications and Theater from Northwestern Illinois University and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. She is currently completing training in Drama Therapy.

She has worked as a theater educator and private coach for over ten years. She provided individual counseling to students at Judson University as part of her internship. Prior to working at the center, she worked in a residential treatment center for adolescents providing group therapy and support services. She specializes in mood disorders, LGBTQ+, anxiety, skills building, and self-esteem.

Linnea is excited to be able to use the arts to help facilitate healing and growth. She combines a variety of therapeutic and creative approaches to tailor her intervention to each client’s needs. She is passionate about meeting each client where they are and creating safe and caring spaces for people to grow and heal.

Unique Approach to Therapy​

What makes my approach unique? I am regularly asking for feedback from my clients. How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress? At the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, we help people actively engage in making therapy as useful and user friendly as possible. We use this feedback to improve treatment methods, guide therapist training and improve overall customer satisfaction. We believe this patient-centered approach makes the Center for Creative Arts Therapy world-class.

Specialized & Extended Training

What makes Linnea Carrera stand out is her high level of education and experience. She, along with all Center for Creative Arts Therapy therapists, attends at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development per year in treating anxiety, depression, work stress, and relationship problems. This rigorous instruction differentiates Azizi from others in the field and allows her to provide the highest quality of service to clients.




To get started with the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, schedule an appointment or call 847-477-8244.


During the scheduling process, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs including service type, emotional symptoms and availability.

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