Eleanor Nolan, MSW
Eleanor is a certified Light on Anxiety Treatment Specialist, who received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology with a focus on Public Health from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. She holds a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools from the 3C Institute and an active state educator’s license for school social work. She is also a Certified Light on Anxiety Treatment Specialist. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, and is passionate about supporting youth and their families through parent coaching, and navigating whatever challenges life brings.
Eleanor’s therapeutic work is profoundly influenced by her own experiences with anxiety and her time working in special education and with organizations focused on disability care and advocacy. She strives to create accessible, neurodiversity-affirming spaces. Eleanor draws from feminist theories in therapy and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, therapeutic play, and other evidence-based approaches. Additionally, Eleanor believes that movement, creativity, and humor can be awesome and effective tools in coping with anxiety and stress. Outside of work, Eleanor loves to dance, cook, and explore the city.