Althea Olson, LCSW

Clinical Social WorkFemaleAge 55

Clinical Social Work

Althea Olson, LCSW is a Clinical Social Worker in Plainfield, IL. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Althea Olson, LCSW

Aspyre Wellness, Plainfield, IL

24047 W Lockport St Ste 201F Plainfield, IL 60544
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Care Philosophy

"My clients describe me as direct and to the point yet in a way that builds their confidence and self-esteem.  They tell me I am able to take a complex situation and to help them find simple solutions that they ca..."

- Althea Olson, LCSW

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Althea Olson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling for Gay and-or Lesbian Individuals
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Grief
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Stress
  • Stress Management

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Althea Olson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Althea Olson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Althea Olson

4.9

Based on 19 ratings

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I've seen a few different therapists over the years, but none of them have made me feel as comfortable, and actually heard, as Althea. She's insightful, understanding, empathetic, and always seems to offer the perfect answer or ask the right question to make you finally say "omg why didn't I see that?!" She's very kind and approachable, but won't just tell you what you WANT to hear. She will tell you what you NEED to hear so you can start healing your broken bits. I'd recommend Althea to anyone struggling to find their way out of an icky mindset or situation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jess – Aug 03, 2020
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Working with Althea through my anxieties was much easier than I could have expected. She made it tolerable going to therapy because she had patience with me. She followed my lead and allowed me to heal at my own pace. Althea is very knowledgable, but does not make you feel like you are inferior. She is very easy to talk with and truly helped me to understand what I was experiencing while providing tips on how to continue moving forward.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Nov 20, 2019
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Althea is a very genuine, knowledgeable, and empathetic therapist. She helped me tremendously with my general anxiety and depression. Her years of experience and passion for helping others were apparent from the get go. I would highly recommend her services if you are looking for someone that truly cares.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Chris – Sep 17, 2019
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I have been attending therapy with Althea for almost a year, both individually and for couples counseling. Every time I leave her office I have a better understanding of who I am and what I need to do to overcome my anxiety. She listens, educates, and then challenges me to be the best version of myself. She truly has a gift and a passion for what she does. I highly recommend Althea.
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Laura – Jun 28, 2019
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My first visit to Althea was during the darkest period of my life, a true crisis when I could barely put one foot in front of the other. It's been some time and the journey toward healing and growth led by Althea has been pivotal to where I am today: healthy, happy, confident and thriving. She's professional yet approachable and always ready to challenge me to grow. For people looking to change their lives, I highly recommend Althea Olson.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Lisa – Nov 07, 2018
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My mind is always running a million miles an hour. After I rumble off everything I'm dealing with or what's on my mind, her response is simple and to the point of what I NEED to hear. She has been able to help me understand my behaviors that I started as a child and she makes good suggests to benefit me as a whole.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Katie – Oct 30, 2018
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I have gone through a lot of trauma in my life and I find it extremely hard to express or even know what my feeling are. She has helped me greatly, she is an extremely understanding person and an amazing therapist!!! She has a great way of making you feel like your her only patient and for me that is extremely helpful!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Rebecca in IL – Oct 26, 2018
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When you find the one, you know. I’ve been in therapy for 24 years. Since I was a child. I’ve had every therapist in the spectrum of awful to mediocre to tolerable. Althea is a God send to me. She is more than just ‘my therapist’, she has something no words can describe. My life has changed because of her techniques & knowledge. I can wholeheartedly say, while smiling inside so warmly, that she is the best of the best. She’s it. Althea has become a vital part of my life journey. A true blessing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Ashley in Plainfield, IL – Sep 22, 2018
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Althea provides interaction that is supportive and honest. She is able to listen well and provide relevant feedback. She has a fantastic ability to remember details from prior discussions so there is no need to revisit details allowing the each discussion to be productive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Anonymous – Aug 22, 2018
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She has been so helpful and understanding. I am extremely comfortable with her and she exudes professionalism at the same time as compassion, a rare find. I will recommend her to anyone and everyone looking for therapy. Her appointment hours are flexible and she quickly responds to any questions you have for her outside of appointment hours.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Anonymous – Aug 21, 2018
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Althea has helped me more than I can say. She really listens and provides helpful feedback and has helped me find ways to improve my mental health. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kimberly in IL – Aug 20, 2018
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First I will like to say that Althea Olson has helped me thru some ruff times she is very comforting, she takes time to really listen and give me way to help myself so I can feel better. I'm so grateful to have found her. As for her office I feel very relax and stress free when I'm their staff is friendly...??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Guadalupe in Romeoville , IL – Aug 20, 2018
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I started seeing Althea from a referral from a friend. So glad I did. I feel completely comfortable in their office. Its a no pressure stress free environment. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Amanda in Yorkville, IL – Aug 16, 2018
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I recommend Althea Olson to anyone who wants to experience a genuine positive change in his or her life. She brought me through the most difficult experience to a place I never imagined I could be. With compassion, empathy, and exceptional expertise and knowledge, she set me on a solid foundation with the tools to navigate whatever life throws my way. I highly recommend her professional care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 30, 2016
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I came to Althea through my company EAP in March 2015, specifically for anticipatory grief. My Mom was not doing well and went into hospice. Althea helped me with this, as well as my Mom's death not long after. She would also address other items I'd bring up in our sessions, and I have gotten so much helpful advice and tools from her! All of my relationships are better because of her - with family, and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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David in Bolingbrook, IL – Mar 25, 2016
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Very good at helping analyze what is going on in my thoughts. She gives different suggestions on how to approach problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lockport, IL – Feb 09, 2016
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My experience with Althea has been life changing. She has been an unbiased, professional, and personable source of emotional strength and knowledge that I so desperately needed. Her matter-of-fact style helped me face a denied truth that had caused me a lifetime of emotional pain, and gave great advice in moving forward with my life. I continue to see Althea because I know there will be triggers that can set me back. Knowing that she can guide me through uncertain times is very comforting.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Cathy Oleksy in Naperville, IL – Feb 08, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My clients describe me as direct and to the point yet in a way that builds their confidence and self-esteem.  They tell me I am able to take a complex...Read more

Biography

As a seasoned clinician for over 25 years & owner of Aspyre Wellness, I realize that everyone who passes through my door enters with a unique set of...Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Social Work
  • Social Work

Education

1996
George Williams School Of Social Work, Aurora University
1990
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, Ca
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Althea Olson, LCSW offer telehealth services?

Althea Olson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Althea Olson, LCSW accepting new patients?

Althea Olson, LCSW generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Althea Olson's profile to make an appointment.

Does Althea Olson, LCSW accept my insurance?

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What are Althea Olson, LCSW's top areas of care?

Althea Olson frequently treats Adjustment Disorder , Adolescent Counseling, and Adolescent Depression. See all procedures and conditions Althea Olson treats.

Where is Althea Olson, LCSW's office located?

Althea Olson's office is located at 24047 W Lockport St Ste 201F, Plainfield, IL 60544. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Aspyre Wellness, Plainfield, IL

Aspyre Wellness24047 W Lockport St Ste 201F Plainfield, IL 60544
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