Theresa Nyna OtuLPC

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What does a first session with you look like?

To me a first session is the most important session in the relationship between a client and a therapist. This is the avenue where the initial seed is planted once compatibility is established. This is also where the stage is set for optimal benefits working collaboratively. This is an opportunity to set the parameters using evidence-based strategies. This is finally where the foundation for the relationship is determined.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Personally, it is easy to determine whether or not you are making progress in therapy. If you can set a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) goals in therapy, it is much more easy to determine successful outcomes. According to Bill Copeland, not having SMART goals is like running up and down the soccer field without an opportunity to score.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I believe it is important that clients know that failure has no place in my life. This believe comes alive as I work with every client. Starting off negatively in life (not having appropriate role models. In other words, not knowing many successful people I can actually relate with), could have been a hinderance if failure was an option in my life. I believe you can level the playing field even though you started with some deficits.




Work Stress

Relationship Issues


General Expertise




Adolescent mental health

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Communication issues

Cultural adjustment



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session



Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Intensive Therapy

Training / Certifications

DBT, Suicide Prevention, Exposure Therapy


WI, LPC, 5157-125


Master of Science degree, Counseling Major, Indiana University

Work History

Throughout my career, I have continued to work with children, adolescents and adults. I have inpatient, outpatient and telehealth experiences. My specialization areas include ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Grief and Loss, Parenting Challenges, Relationship Related Issues, Self Esteem, Stress and Trauma. I partner with my clients to have difficult conversations by communicating effectively - we form meaningful relationships this way. I frown when advice is given during therapy interactions. I strongly believe clients are capable of drawing conclusions they can be proud of given the skills they need.


Remote Therapist, Kenosha, 53142, WI