Conversational in Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian and Spanish
Adelisa is a therapist who works with adult and adolescent individuals using a strengths-based and person-centered approach. As a therapist, she believes in meeting clients where they are and working collaboratively with them to explore the issues they currently face as well as their potential for growth.
Adelisa obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and her Master’s in Social work from Loyola University Chicago. Her previous experience includes working in an inpatient facility serving women recovering from substance use disorder and providing counseling services to clients typically aged 14 and up in the Chicagoland area. Through this work, she has learned to take a flexible and eclectic approach to therapy to accommodate the uniqueness of each client and their situations. Some of the approaches she uses to inform her practice include Solution Focused Therapy, Existential-Humanistic Therapy, and behavioral therapies such as CBT, DBT, and ACT.
In addition to these approaches, Adelisa also considers how sociocultural factors can play an important role – both in a client’s life as well as the development of a strong therapeutic relationship. She, herself, is a first-generation Bosnian-American bisexual woman. As such, She particularly enjoys exploring LGBTQIA+ issues as well as issues commonly experienced by immigrant communities and their children. However, she is also committed to working with clients who have different backgrounds and experiences, and she aims to approach those relationships with curiosity, humility, and empathy while remaining open to client feedback.
Above all else, she understands how important is for a client to feel safe presenting their authentic selves to anyone, and it is her aim that every person working with her is given a space to show up exactly as they are.
Adelisa Turnadzic’s SpecialtiesLGBTQIA+ Anxiety Disorder Depression Relationship Issues Cultural Identity Grief and Loss Life Stage Adjustment/Transitions Stress Management