Vlasta Kudina LPC CADC, LPC CADC


About Me

Hi! I’m Vlasta, EMDR Therapist. I specialize in the areas of trauma, PTSD, addiction, and anxiety disorders . My goal as a therapist is to help my clients free themselves from symptoms and behaviors that have been keeping them stuck, preventing them from living life on their own terms. As a former athlete and coach, I like to approach therapy with the same goal-oriented manner, working on developing and mastering skills. I understand what it is like to feel betrayed by your own body and mind, but it is important to know that it is never too late to regain control and mastery over both. Through EMDR techniques you will gain insight into what has been holding you back and allow yourself to release what does not serve you. Contact me or schedule an appointment at ChicagoEMDR.com to find out how I can help. I look forward to working with you!

Education & Experience

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Specialization in Counseling. Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC). Trained in EMDR Therapy through the EMDR Institute

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Russian


  • BlueCross BlueShield