Serena Wadhwa, PsyD, LCPC, CADC, RYT in Hoffman Estates
Are you feeling stuck, uncertain, depressed, anxious, disconnected? When your mind tells you one thing, your heart another, and your body is in Timbuktu, it's easy to feel these things. I work with you to determine where you are, where you want to go and provide constructive options to get there. My approach is not specific to one therapeutic school, as I take from the psychological, counseling, spiritual, and substance abuse approaches I have been trained in and see what best fits you. I provide a safe environment where you can develop the knowledge and skills to move forward.
I specialize in substance use disorders, the prevention, management, and reduction of stress, pain management, and trauma. I work well with issues of oppression, empowerment, and acculturation. I have extensive knowledge and skills in providing effective therapy in these areas.
Visit my facebook page: for upcoming workshops on stress and yoga. My website also provides details . My book Stress in the Modern World: Understand Science and Society has been released. A second stress book is coming soon.
Call or Email Serena Wadhwa for a free phone consultation now - (773) 904-2140


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: 180.006631 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130+
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
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Serena Wadhwa's Groups

DBT and Advanced DBT

This DBT skills group is intended for individuals who seek the knowledge and skills related to Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion regulation. This is a 20 session weekly group. The next regular DBT group begins mid-June 2016. Advanced DBT meets for one hour and incorporates role playing, script writing and review of previous skills and learning of new skills. This group meets from 12-1pm every Saturday.

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Stress Intelligence

****Online**** This is an online Coaching program available through TriQual Living Center. We are currently seeking applicants for a focus group, allowing you to take this 6-week on-line program for free. This program covers assessing stress, identifying patterns and identifying individualized tools (from over 365 available ones), that will help you be more effective in reducing, preventing, managing and optimizing your experience with stress. Please visit to find out more.

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  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Experiential/Somatic
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoeducational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017
Serena Wadhwa, PsyD, LCPC, CADC, RYT in Hoffman Estates

Serena Wadhwa