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Daija O'Banion

Title:Counselor
Email:obanion@sxu.edu
Department: Counseling Center

Biography

Daija O'Banion is a licensed professional counselor in Illinois. O'Banion graduated with a bachelor's degree in legal studies from Ball State University and a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Valparaiso University. She is also certified in trauma-informed care. O'Banion has experience working with adolescents and adults within the college population for various presenting concerns such as depression, anxiety, adjustment, family and relationship stressors, disordered eating, and mood dysregulation.


Education

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Valparaiso University

B.S. in Legal Studies
Ball State University

Areas of Specialization

O'Banion values the connection with her clients and uses the therapeutic relationship as a foundation to promote growth throughout sessions. She utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach and takes pride in accounting for diversity, inclusion and intersectionality to help clients find, accept and embrace their authentic selves and thrive in each area of their lives. O'Banion utilizes therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed therapy approaches.


Certification/Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Illinois
  • Certificate of Trauma Informed Care