Liana Gerdov

CH.t, LCPC, Psy.D.

Liana Gerdov

CH.t, LCPC, Psy.D.

Professions: Hypnotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180.009919
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • United Behavioral Health
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


1292 West Northwest Hwy
Palatine, Illinois 60067

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My Approach to Helping

I am a holistic psychotherapist and hypnotherapist that loves to help people manage anxiety, mood, resolve past trauma and get "unstuck." Do you have difficulty making decisions? Go out of your way to please others? Feel stuck, derailed from your purpose in life? Filled with negativity or self-doubt? Are your emotions difficult to control? Change can be scary! Sometimes even a negative situation can be familiar enough for us to remain stuck. You want to regain control of your life, to become confident and empowered. It is time to disconnect from anything holding you back and start fresh.

In a collaborative approach, I aim to guide you to the root of your issues, empower you to utilize your strengths and create a positive perspective to help rebuild your confidence and direction in life. I want to offer you hope again and unveil a new chapter in your life.
I have over 15 years experience and specialized training in social service work (adoption, immigration, refugees, domestic violence and trauma) and I have been a therapist for 6 years. I integrate traditional psychotherapy techniques, clinical and spiritual hypnotherapy, meditation, and mindfulness. Begin your healing journey, give me a call today.

Additionally, I offer virtual counseling and do my best to accommodate your busy schedule.

Assessments Offered:
-Immigration Hardship Evaluations to help families remain together
-Psychological Evaluations for adults

More Info About My Practice

Lotus Wellness Center thrives on the mission to provide holistic, nurturing, and caring approach to help clients nurture the mind, body, and spirit. We emphasize an evidence based approaches that help to cultivate growth and positive change. Currently, our practice includes dedicated therapists who bring forth their unique skills, methods, and clinical backgrounds; a chiropractic physician who works on applying body work to aid in lessening mental health symptoms, provides nutritional counseling, massage, and post injury care; and a yoga and meditation instructor. We offer a variety of mindfulnessmeditation, clinical, psychoeducational, and process groups and workshops.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to provide the most nurturing, unbiased, and open environment to help you challenge maladaptive beliefs and patterns, grow as an individual, and start noticing changes as a direct result. I will help guide you, provide you with specific clinical tools to practice on a daily basis, and give each client a completely unique approach to their challenges. I am a fond believer of building up an individual's support system and I see that my clients thrive best when they are able to communicate their needs better to their family and friends so that they are better able to support them. I welcome the opportunity to work with my client's significant others and families in order to better assist my clients.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Just like any relationship, the therapeutic relationship grows on trust and understanding. It is important for clients to feel comfortable opening up to their therapist with difficult issues. I am a firm believer that both sides need to be open minded and work together to formulate the best possible treatment plan. Additionally, I am fortunate to be working with an incredible team of clinical therapists who bring forth a unique way of working with clients. If upon our first few sessions, we realize that the client would be better suited for another clinician, I am happy to refer!

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Legal Documentation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Immigrants, refugees, post-adoption cases, domestic violence, survivors of adult and childhood trauma

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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