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Sebastian Szőllős, M.A.

Advanced Doctoral Intern in Clinical Psychology

Sebastian (he/his) is an advanced clinical psychology intern at Konick and Associates who provides comprehensive assessment services to children, adolescents and adults. 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 a fifth year graduate student pursuing his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Northern Illinois University with a focus on the study of social anxiety in children and adolescents.   He is experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of presenting concerns, including:

 

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Grief

  • School anxiety and refusal

  • Selective mutism

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

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 manualized 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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