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Ilsza Williams

LCPC, CADC

My Approach

lsza appreciates the courage it takes to reach out for help and views it as a strength. Ilsza uses an integrated approach that allows her to individualize the needs of each unique patient, while using relational skills to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and offer a different perspective. From the onset of treatment, Ilsza ensures that her patients feel safe and secure to process their feelings on the road to healing. She always uses a kindhearted, nonjudgmental, and empathic approach when interacting with her patients. While Ilsza has specialized training in the behavioral management of substance use and dependence, she is also a generalist practitioner and works with a variety of mental health diagnoses. Ilsza understands that a presenting concern may shift throughout the course of treatment and she is easily adaptable, open-minded, and able to transition topics based upon patient’s needs and concerns. She has a unique way of using humor when appropriate, because it can provide comfort and hope, while strengthening the relationship between patient and therapist. Ilsza also believes that resilience and strength often come from the darkest of places, but with hard work and collaboration, patients can feel healed and restored.

Ages Treated | Adults, Elders

About Ilsza Williams

My Experience

Ilsza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education from University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Counseling with an emphasis of treating addiction disorders at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Ilsza primarily works with adults, but has experience working with patients of all ages. She has previously provided psychological services in hospitals, public schools, residential treatment facilities, community mental health centers, PHP and IOP programs, and outpatient private practice. Ilsza is extremely passionate about facilitating group therapy and has experience leading co-ocurring groups (ie. addiction and mental health concerns.) Ilsza uses a strengths-based approach while incorporating mindfulness. Ilsza also turns to evidence-based modailities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) when needed.

Education

Bachelor’s in Psychology and Education from University of California at Berkeley
Master’s in Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Languages Spoken

Hungarian, Spanish

Gender

She/Her

Treatment Modalities

  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy (SFBT)

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