A few words from…

Theresa K. Albini, L.C.S.W.

“Therapy is part science, part healing art. It’s music for the spirit, played with a complexity of talents and tempos. My mission, my absolute commitment, is to deepen the beauty of that music — restoring the lost, calm harmony to every client’s life.”


An outstanding education forms the foundation of effective therapy.

Board-Certified: Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois Society of Clinical Social Workers.
M.S.W.: Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1975.
A.B.: McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, 1971; junior year at La Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
Postgraduate Training: Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Institute for Juvenile Research, Institute for Family Studies, University of Illinois School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR Institute, Inc.

Clinical experience adds real-life perspectives to treatment.

Program Director: Beacon Therapeutic, Chicago. Clinical supervision of mental health staff in Shelter Outreach Services.
Program Supervisor: Tri-City Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center, East Chicago, Indiana. Clinical supervision of staff in both Adult Outpatient Services and 24-hour Emergency Services.
Supervisor: Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago. Supervised staff and trainees in clinical social work, psychology, and child psychiatric fellowship programs. Also, classroom consultation with teachers in local schools, adolescent group therapy, couple and family therapy, individual therapy, play therapy, and diagnostic assessments.
Expert Case Consultation: As member of the Technical Assistance Unit at the Institute for Juvenile Research, provided guidance to Illinois Department of Mental Health facilities statewide. Also served as member of the department’s Region II Individual Care Grant Eligibility Board.
Therapist: Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, Therapeutic Day School for Preschoolers. Conducted parent groups, couple therapy, child guidance, family and individual therapy, diagnostic assessments, and play therapy.
Internships: Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago — inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room services; Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago — diagnostic assessments, individual and group therapy.

Professional contributions to advance understanding in her field.

Teaching: “Process in Psychotherapy” for third-year medical students and first-year clinical social work students; “The Engagement Process” and “Play Therapy” for second-year clinical social work students.
Publications and Presentations: “Normal and pathological dissociations of early childhood” (with T.E. Pease); “The unfolding of the psychotherapeutic process in a four-year-old female patient with incipient multiple personality disorder”; “Normal and pathological dissociation in young children”; “The engagement process of hard-to-reach clients”; “Psicotherapia del Niño Pre escolar.”


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