Hello! I’m Cydney Oakes

I am fascinated with the mind and empowering our sense of purpose to fulfill relationships and experiences. Our life experiences can be a rollercoaster of emotions that throw us into a whirlwind of conflict. I want to guide you through these challenging experiences to help you heal and grow. My experience comes from working with various settings such as inpatient, various mental illnesses, and residential facilities. Clients can expect a non-judgmental and accepting environment. A peaceful environment helps build trust between the client and counselor. My goal is to respect you and your boundaries. I will do my very best with all clients to work together on these issues to help you feel more empowered. I look forward to meeting you.

My Timeline

Lead Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Coordinator at Fairview Nursing Plaza (Now called Forest City Rehab), Rockford, IL.
Memory Care Unit Director at Elmwood Care, Elmwood Park, IL.
Behavioral Health Technician at Rock River Academy, Rockford, IL.
Began Graduate University journey at Adler University

Person-Centered Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they...

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Existential psychotherapies use a range of approaches, but major themes focus on your responsibility and freedom.

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors...

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Dialectical Behavior

Dialectical Behavior

DBT provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing...

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Where I treat

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    Express Your Feelings
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    Find Peace of Mind
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    A Therapeutic Setting
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    Find Yourself
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    Form Better Relationships
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    Find Your Best Self Here
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    Work/Life Balance

"My mind was filled with such false beliefs and unrelenting self-criticism that the depression it left me with was consuming and left me feeling helpless. With my therapist's help, I have been able to work through these issues and see positive changes and a better life I never thought I'd get to see."

T G , client
Dr. Martha Crotts

I think that Dr. Nelson's ability to engage and guide [a] patient in the psychotherapeutic process has been nothing short of miraculous, and it has allowed her to make wonderful progress in a brief period of time.

Dr. Martha Crotts , MD Psychiatrist
Linda Chang

Dr. Nelson has exceptional clinical skills and flexibility to be able to work with individuals from different disciplines and always has an open-door policy for all learners.

Dr. Linda Chang, PharmD

I was able to unlearn the false truths developed at a young age and bring to light my real self, giving me confidence, and learning to love myself as I am. I'm forever grateful for the impact he has had on my life.

D B, client