Thea Swiderska is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose experience involves working with diverse populations including children, adolescents, adults, geriatric, families and couples and reflects over multiple clinical settings (psychiatric hospitals, community mental health, healthcare, and hospice). Thea obtained both her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago. Thea believes therapy is a collaborative process working towards wellness and achieving goals by supporting clients to become the best version of themselves. Thea’s approach is individualized, supportive, and strengths-based in order to assist clients in reaching their highest potential. Thea’s approach includes cognitive- behavioral therapy, solution-focused and supportive psychotherapy. Thea specializes in assisting clients to manage depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, low self- esteem, relationship/peer difficulties and trauma. Thea believes that we are often faced with challenges throughout different stages of life, but that this does not define who we are and strives to create a safe space that will allow her clients to gain clarity, acceptance, hope, and balance in order to live a life that they value.