Theresa Bussert, MSW, LCSW
President and Therapist
I am so glad you are here. I know personal growth and change is not always easy, but it is possible. Our lives change constantly in both great ways and challenging ways, and sometimes the way we manage or cope with these challenges actually make us feel stuck.
We all need support, guidance, and encouragement to make our way in this world. I believe in an integrative and personalized approach to therapy for each of my clients. Everyone has different life experiences.
I am passionate about working with clients from a wide variety of life stages, experiences, backgrounds, and cultures. My specializations include eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, anxiety depression and grief/loss and related difficulties. From an early age I had a strong desire to create hope and healing.I have worked in various settings and utilizes mindfulness-based approaches with clients in developing practical strategies unique to the individual own strengths. I am committed to providing a warm, nurturing, supportive, nonjudgmental environment to help adolescents and adults on their journey to health. My approach is to draw from various therapeutic to foster learning,healing, and change. I work with clients who are struggling with life’s challenges, looking for help in coping with a recent change, or suffer from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and/or grief and loss.
Theresa Bussert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW and President of Natural Motivations in Naperville, IL. She earned her M.S.W. from Fordham University. Theresa is a psychotherapist, educator, and advocate with over 20 years’ experience. In addition to serving as a guest speaker at various schools and colleges, she enjoys being a resource and presenter educating community groups and the public on the importance of mindfulness, self-care, hope and healing.
She is certified in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), Mindfulness in Treating Kids and Teens and was awarded Certification as a Clinical Trauma Specialist by International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Theresa is a proud member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), and is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist (CGRS).