Theresa C. Risolo, Psy.D.

Psychologist & Counselor   |   Online TelePsych

Dr. Risolo is a licensed psychologist providing individual and couples counseling. The therapy relationship is used to gain insight and to learn a new behavioral skill set. Dr. Risolo utilizes a variety of theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, behavioral, and family systems. She enjoys creating a deep rapport with a client and believes in the mutuality of the working alliance.  Among other things, she encourages clients to use readings, humor, and other artistic expressions to become more aware of the mind-body connections.  Dr. Risolo strives to create a therapeutic environment in which vulnerabilities are accepted and mutual trust is realized.

Dr. Risolo’s work with clients has included individuals making life changes, individuals wanting to deal with family of origin issues, and those concerned with working on issues of intimacy or other relationship issues.  Dr. Risolo has extensive experience with clients who:

  • Are experiencing depression and/or anxiety
  • Encountering developmental transitions in life stages
  • Have been victims of domestic violence and/or child abuse
  • Are contemplating, undergoing, or have completed divorce proceedings
  • Have created blended families
  • Are experiencing grief or loss due to a death or illness
  • Are experiencing professional of career challenges
  • Are LGBQ
  • Are or have been a member of a religious community

Dr. Risolo has supervised clinicians, as well as provided educational and psychologically oriented programs to adults. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree from Loyola University, Chicago, and her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she also served as a Board member and Acting President. She completed an APA accredited internship at the Institute for Juvenile Research/Child Psychiatry Clinic, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, and maintained a private practice many years.

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