Our Team


Izabel (Izzy) Favela, MA

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Intern


Play therapy
Art therapy
Child therapy
Social Skills
Adjustment Disorders
Learning Disorders
Family difficulties


Doctoral Training: Clinical Psychology, Adler University, Chicago, IL
Master’s Degree: Clinical Psychology, Adler University, Chicago, IL
Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Izzy is a Doctoral Intern conducting therapy services at MiraCare. She is currently in the final year of her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Adler University, specializing in the treatment of children. Izzy’s previous clinical experience includes working with children by providing therapy and neurofeedback at private practices and administering and scoring psychological testing at a therapeutic day school. Izzy has additional experience working with children and their families through nannying, camp counseling, and working in a child development laboratory school for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. She has also worked with individuals across the lifespan through the National Institute of Mental Health in Sri Lanka.

Izzy’s clinical interests include working with children and their families through play, art, and talk therapy to help them manage their emotions, find their strengths, improve their interpersonal connections, and thrive. To do so, she enjoys modeling healthy relationships, building cognitive flexibility, and helping children and their families learn how to constructively communicate their emotions and thoughts. She enjoys helping patients learn to deal with behavioral difficulties commonly associated with anxiety, anger, bullying, family difficulties, and adjustment problems more effectively.

Izzy acknowledges how crucial building a strong relationship with each patient is and seeks to foster a warm, safe, and fun environment to allow them to feel understood and accepted. She believes that every person carries the ability to thrive and grow, and she aims to help them learn and tap into their own resources to do so.
In her free time, Izzy loves to spend quality time with her two fluffy dogs, friends, and family. She loves making art, reading, decorating her home, and spending time in nature.

additional information

  • Location: Palos Heights

  • Telehealth: Yes, if appropriate


By working together in one collaborative environment, patients and families benefit from a higher level of listening, bridging and sharing.


With a long history of caring for children and teens in an inclusive manner, family is rooted in the MiraCare continuum of care.