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If there are any areas of your life that you’d like to explore. Terese encourages you to take that first step. She believes that through therapy, together you can explore any unresolved and arising issues in your life and work towards subjects such as freedom from – shame, guilt, anxiety and depression and work toward healthier ways of living to help you create a meaningful and authentic life.

Terese Castellanos, LCSW

Terese Castellanos, LCSW

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In her 19 years of counseling experience, Terese Castellanos has developed a treatment style that is engaging, goal-oriented and strength based – allowing her clients to participate in their own growth and healing. Understanding that there is not a one size fits all in therapy; Terese is able to find an approach that works best for each individual client. It is important to her that she creates a friendly, comfortable and non-judgmental space where clients can express themselves openly and freely. Her clients describe her treatment style as authentic, warm, engaging and collaborative.

Terese works with adults, adolescents, couples and families experiencing, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, parenting, school and work performance, relationship issues and major life transitions.

She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University and her Bachelor degree in Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago.

In addition to her work in Private Practice, she works as a Critical Incident Response Consultant, a mental health consultant where she supports early childhood staff through training and provides direct service to families. In addition, Terese is a certified Reiki Practitioner and spiritual healing arts practitioner.


Working with Terese has helped me grow tremendously as an individual. She is always attentive and present and more than anything has helped me understand that the first step in healing is acceptance. I look forward to my sessions with her.

– Kevin R.

Therapy with Terese has been such a positive experience. Before beginning therapy, I was stuck in destructive patterns and didn’t know how to set boundaries. With Terese’s help, I have learned how to be better for myself and for the people closest to me.
– Ashlea H.

“Our non-profit organization worked with Terese Castellanos on our annual retreat for our team of 50 staff. She presented on the topic of compassion fatigue and did an incredible job. She was powerful, engaging and authentic in her approach. Everyone walked away with deeper insight and understanding of their work and how their own self-care can impact their effectiveness.”

-Stephen Vick
Infant Welfare Society of Evanston
Executive Director