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Sebastian Szőllős, M.A.

Advanced Doctoral Intern in Clinical Psychology
Downtown Naperville Office and Telehealth

Sebastian Szőllős, M.A., (he/him) is a clinical psychology extern at Konick and Associates working under the supervision of our team to provide assessment and therapy services to children. Sebastian earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. as well as his Master’s degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. He is an advanced graduate student pursuing his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Northern Illinois University with a focus on the study of social anxiety and working with children and adolescents.   He is experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of presenting concerns, including:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Anxiety

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Grief

  • Life Stressors

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Parenting support

  • School problems & school refusal

  • Social anxiety

  • Social skills deficits

Sebastian grew up in Columbia, Maryland, where he studied anxiety in children at the Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program of Dr. Andres De Los Reyes at the University of Maryland. His experiences working with children, adolescents, and families at the Psychological Services Center at Northern Illinois University have given him a variety of experiences in exposure therapy, psychodiagnostic assessments, and manualized treatments for a range of diagnoses. Sebastian also had the privilege of working for a specialized summer camp program designed to use evidence-based exposure therapy with children and adolescents with selective mutism and social anxiety disorder as well as working as a year-long extern at Florissa Pediatric Development Center. During his training at Florissa, he delivered evidence-based treatments and psychoeducation for a variety of clients aged 5 through 19 with social anxiety disorder, school refusal, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, intellectual disability, and grief. He also co-facilitated social skills groups for middle school and high school clients with autism spectrum disorder.

Sebastian uses evidence-based practices in both his assessment and therapeutic approaches that are grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He utilizes a collaborative approach with clients and their families to ensure that their unique perspectives are integrated into treatment. He seeks to intervene during the formative childhood years to prevent the development of lifelong disorders. Sebastian is excited to learn and grow professionally through this wonderful opportunity at Konick and Associates.

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