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Linnea Carrera, MA

Drama Therapist

MA, Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College

BA, Communications and Theater, Northwestern Illinois


  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

  • Depression

  • LGBTQ+ Ally

  • Anxiety

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Self-Expression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Trauma

Using the Arts to Facilitate Growth

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.

Let us support you and your family through compassionately creative counseling and arts-based psychotherapy services. Give us a call today to learn more about creative arts therapy (art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance/movement therapy, expressive arts therapy) in the Downers Grove, Hinsdale, DuPage county and Chicago area! Feel free to call us at (847) 477-8244 or email us.

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst,

Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.


Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.