Meet Our Team

Althea Olson, LCSW

Adult, Adolescent, and Couples Psychotherapist

Small Changes Make a Big Difference

As a seasoned clinician of over 25 years, I know that everyone who passes through my door brings with them a unique set of needs and experiences. I let my clients set the pace of treatment and together, as a team, we determine what is needed to improve their quality of life. Whether our work can be accomplished in just a few sessions or something more long term is needed, I am here to help clients navigate life’s challenges.

My superpower is the ability to break down complexities to simple solutions, and my diagnostic skills are precise. I find success lies in building on already existing strengths and using them as a foundation.  My clients describe me as direct and to the point, while still being validating and empathetic. This builds confidence and a belief that they can begin changing desired behaviors.  I want every client is to walk away from each session with practical knowledge they can begin applying that day.

I am experienced in treating

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar
  • Addictions
  • Loss & Grief Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage and Couples Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Chronic Pain & Autoimmune Disorders
  • First Responders
  • Christian Counseling
  • Chronic Mental Illness and Psychosis

I am also a writer and a national speaker.  My husband and I author several monthly law enforcement magazine columns.  We also travel the country to speak about morals, ethics, emotional self-care, marriage, relationships, and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

My treatment modalities are diverse, since one size does not fit all:

  • Behavior Modification
  • CBT
  • Client Centered
  • DBT
  • Evidence-based Techniques from John Gottman
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychoeducation
  • Solution-focused
  • Strength’s Based


George Williams School of Social Work at Aurora University, MSW, 1996

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Mike Wasilewski, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, & National Speaker

Humor Heals

My clients describe me as accepting, compassionate, and kind, yet direct and able to get to the heart of a complex issue with simplicity, providing solutions they can begin implementing that day.

As a seasoned first responder, I have seen it all and know how hard life can be. I know everyone carries pain and it can be difficult to find your way out. I am here to help you on your journey so that you can make the changes needed to live the life you desire.

Meet Our Team

I love using humor in my work with clients. They often describe me as accepting, compassionate, kind, direct, able to get to the heart of a complex issue, and funny. Maybe it’s my experience as a police officer. When you’ve seen people at the very best and very worst, you learn to truly appreciate this gift of life we’ve been given. I want all of my clients to have that experience.

As a seasoned first responder, I also know everyone carries pain. It can be difficult to find a way out.  I am here to help clients on their journey so that they can make the changes needed to live the life they desire.

​​​​I work with adolescents, adults, families, and couples specializing in:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/OCD
  • Bipolar
  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Co-dependancy
  • Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma/Job Burnout
  • First Responders
  • Impulse Disorders
  • Life Transistions
  • Long term and situational depression
  • Loss & Grief
  • Parenting Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias and Social Anxiety
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • School Refusal and Anxiety
  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Work/Life Balance

I am a constant researcher combining traditional and current modalities into my treatment style.  I am well versed in DBT, CBT, Solution-focused, Psychodynamic, ACT, Client Centered, and The Gottman Method.

My wife, Althea Olson, and I have co-authored several monthly columns for law enforcement publications and traveled the country as police trainers and keynote speakers.

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We offer telehealth session, as well as in-person visits in our new office at 24047 W Lockport St, Plainfield, Illinois. Our telehealth sessions are secure and HIPPA compliant. Your privacy is our priority.

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