CALLIE REDA, M.A.
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
"THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE IS STILL BEING WRITTEN. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS IN YOUR HANDS."
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Illinois and a registered mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I currently reside in the sunshine state and provide teletherapy services to clients residing in the state of Illinois under the clinical supervision of Dr. Stephanie Bonza. I hold a master degree of forensic psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a bachelor degree of psychology- with a minor of criminology- from Florida State University.
I am currently employed full-time as a mental health therapist at a local elementary school and volunteer as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) within the local family court systems. As a mental health therapist for students, I provide short-term individual services to help students address a range of social and emotional challenges including family conflict, bullying, attention and concentration issues, and behavior and classroom management challenges. As a Guardian Ad Litem, I aid the court in examining the dynamics of the families I support and provide case management and oversight.
Prior to relocating to my home state of Florida in July of 2020, I provided in-person and remote individual and family counseling services at Zeal Family Wellness, LLC and interned at a local youth detention center where I provided mental health services to adolescent males who resided there.
My personal zealous pursuits include running, going to the beach, spending time with my family, and traveling.
MY APPROACH TO COUNSELING
I believe that counseling is a collaborative experience that works best when there is a genuine connection between a counselor and her client(s). I enjoy working closely with my clients to develop a strong therapeutic relationship and a tailored treatment plan to help them overcome painful life experiences. The individuals and families I support are typically seeking relief from feelings of sadness, anxiety or worry, shame, hopelessness, anger, or confusion associated with divorce or separation, grief and loss, childhood adversity, family issues, and trauma.
As a counselor, it is my responsibility to create a empathic and nonjudgmental space built on mutual respect and understanding. My goal is to provide evidenced backed interventions using a personable, straightforward, and compassionate approach. My clients have shared that they appreciate my cheerful and optimistic disposition and my relaxed demeanor.