Theresa Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Theresa Kelly is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and an active Chicago Police Officer, currently assigned to the 018th district as the Mental Health Resource Officer and Domestic Violence Liaison Officer. Theresa comes from a Chicago police family and a long line of first responders. She takes an active role in the Chicago Police Department as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer, teaching and assisting officers at the district level on how to properly handle calls involving individuals in crisis. She is responsible for designing and implementing mental health and public safety programs within the community that aid in bridging gaps and building relationships with the police. Theresa has also worked in the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center as a correctional officer.
Theresa has 20 years of experience working in various capacities within the field of mental health. Her experience ranges from working in residential treatment facilities for juveniles’ post detention to teaching college level psychology courses, while working with both individuals and couples in private practice. Theresa received her master's degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical focus is anxiety, trauma, and stress related disorders. She utilizes an integrative approach, with a concentration on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She is also a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional (CCATP) and certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP).
Theresa is a member of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (SPCP) - International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) - Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) – International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).