Rhiannon Seward, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist. She received her Master's in Community Counseling from Loyola University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University. She is trained to work with both adolescents (15 years or older) and adults. Her clinical areas of interest include identity development, depression, body image, anxiety, domestic violence, self-injury, relationship/couples counseling, student concerns, and social skills training. She also enjoys working with student athletes at all different competitive levels. Rhiannon values working with diverse populations. She is sensitive to cultural diversity and the role that culture and the environment play in an individual's perception of the world. Conceptually, she approaches therapy by integrating psychodynamic, interpersonal, person-centered, and CBT with a multicultural emphasis. Rhiannon is trained in providing psychological testing to assess academic concerns, ADHD assessments, and to clarify diagnoses.
Her main objective is to empower clients and to create a safe space: feeling safe to explore areas of hurt, fear, and the unknown. In addition, she views her work with all clients as a collaborative partnership. She believes that both the client and therapist each bring expertise to the work they do together. Furthermore, she believes a healthy therapeutic relationship can encourage growth in other relationships and aspects of a client's life.