Mercedes Conus, LPC

Preferred Name: Mercedes

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

We all have a story and this story guides us. I believe that life is a journey with good and bad moments. Coping with these challenges could be difficult; why do you have to go through it alone? I believe EMDR therapy is a place where you truly find yourself and grow as person and process your traumas. I believe it takes great courage, self insight, and strength to reach out for help. Often when we are adjusting to new life circumstances, we don't realize the importance of acceptance. Therapy is a great place to process, explore and adapt to these changes. In therapy, we will work together to identify your needs and find the best of you.

Education & Experience

I have a master degree from National Louis University. I have been practicing as a mental provider for over 10 years and EMDR certified since 2019. I have been using EMDR as a primary approach to help clients not only with PTSD also sleep disturbance, pain, anxiety, personality disorders, and psychosis and more. I also a DBT provider which help clients to increase their resources tools.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I have been working for a non for profit for over 7 years helping clients with dual diagnoses, addictions and any severe mental health to improve their life. I also help my company to remove clients from the street by looking for resources and linking them with other companies. I used to be volunteer in AMITA hospital in Hoffman Estates.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale