My name is Rita Seggelke and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Illinois. I have been a Social Worker for over 30 years. I graduated from the U. of I. in 1988 with a specialty in Child Welfare and additional certification in School Social Work. I received my LCSW in 1991.
My experience includes many years working with families experiencing various problems including, divorce; child abuse or neglect; blended family issues; custody/marital issues; general relationship issues; career issues and major life transitions.
I am a certified Life Coach, a former Hospice Social Worker and have been a Red Cross volunteer. I have deployed to several National disasters including, Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey.
I enjoy working with women who are divorced, widowed or never married and looking to enrich their lives with new possibilities. Finally, I am a Christian and available to discuss your presenting issues from a faith-based perspective, if that is your preference.
I am a therapist, who is compassionate and a good listener. I look forward to meeting you and developing a relationship that will be rewarding and help you reach YOUR stated goals.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149004317
She is so wonderful. Its so helpful to have someone who listens and helps you figure out your past and present situations. She has been supper supportive and also honest with me in what she sees even if I don't see it. Eventually I see it and change my thinking and how I approach things.
Written on Oct 22, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Rita is exactly who I needed, when I needed a therapist the most. Her style is instantly disarming and allows for an easy judgement free environment to really explore uncomfortable areas. I have left ever session feeling better than I did when I started.
Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd
Finding a counselor who is able to keep redirecting it to you, you life and your needs is paramount to healing especially for a person like myself who tactfully or even unconsciously avoids self-compassion or even really hard inner work. She is able to hone in on your difficulties with kindness and patience. I am greateful to have had her in a really hard time in my life.
Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Rita has been a breath of fresh air to me. I met her while going through a particularly difficult time in my life and she helped give me tools that I was able to integrate into my daily routine that have greatly improved my situation. She is caring and attentive and highly insightful. I would recommend Rita to anyone!
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I am so fortunate to have been paired with Rita. She listens in a way that makes me feel heard and understood. Her empathy is genuine and I've felt so comfortable opening up. Rita also has a fantastic sense of humor which takes the clinical aspect of therapy that I was used to out of the equation.
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
All I can say, is Rita is the best and I look forward to our conversations and her counseling.
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties