A Better Day LLP Counseling Services

Meet Our Therapists

Our Therapists

Veronica Martinez, LCSW

Veronica is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. She has over 15 years of experience as a school social worker, working with children, families, and staff.

Veronica also has also worked in psychiatric hospitals and with community agencies. Her role included assisting families in accessing services such as public aid and social security among others as well as referring to services as needed.

She worked in foster care and has knowledge of DCFS and the juvenile court system.

Veronica has experience working with children and adolescents who are experiencing trauma or illnesses such as depression, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, amongst others. She has worked with children who have suffered a loss or trauma, as well as those who have anger issues. Member of the National Association of Social Worker's.

DePaul University: BA in Psychology

University Illinois Chicago: Masters in Social Work

Ruth Vincent, LPC, NCC

Ruth has over twenty years of experience working with children, parents, and teachers supporting them on a variety of issues. She spent eight years as a bilingual special education and elementary education teacher. For more than fifteen years she has worked with students & families as a school counselor, addressing needs that include career exploration, high school choice, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self injury, OCD, Autism, and ADHD. She has experience with evaluations and advocacy for IEPs and 504 Plans for students in both public and private schools.

When needed, Ruth assists families in linking to community resources to address needs such as legal, housing, and medical. Ruth has presented at the annual Illinois School Counselor Association Conference. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. She is also a member of the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA), the Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA), and the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA).

University of Dayton: Bachelor in Elementary & Special Education

Columbia College Chicago: Masters in Multicultural Education

Northeastern Illinois University: Masters in School Counseling