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Theonita Wright

Theonita Wright

Theonita Wright, M.S.W., L.S.W. is a Licensed Social Worker with a master’s degree in Social Work from Dominican University, River Forest, IL, with an emphasis in Global social work. Theonita focused on children, youth, and families throughout her career and completed her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Illinois State University.

Theonita has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples and has been a licensed therapist for years. She began her career at Sarah Circle, working with people who experience homelessness. She partnered with Boys to Men Treatment center to facilitate behavioral modification sessions to help clients change behaviors.
Theonita transitioned to Youth guidance and worked with children and families. She worked for multiple programs at Youth guidance like S.T.R.I.V.E., a D.C.F.S. program to help youth with their social and emotional needs with a concentration on educational development. She transitioned to developing programs for behavioral modification in schools, and participated in I.E.P. development, and created self-esteem personal empowerment groups. Theonita worked as a consultant at Ladder Up, Children’s Home and Aid, GRO community, and Lawrence house concentrating on youth development and clinical assessments. Theonita is also trained staff at DePaul University at the Edger Learning Center in classroom conflicts resolution., Southwest Youth Collaborative to develop community programming. In addition, she provided clinical support for a mental health hospital to assist with clinical case management.
Theonita‘s areas of expertise include family, relationship issues, stress management, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, behavioral modification, self-esteem, and personal growth. She especially enjoys working with youth, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Theonita uses the strength perspective with a holistic approach to help clients with personal issues and develop goals to achieve success. She aids In building self-worth, improving communication in their relationships, and reaching their goals.
Theonita is an interactive social worker and uses a real-life approach to help youth, adolescents, and families to reach personal goals and positive outcomes. Theonita‘s professional career outside social work includes writing and performing poetry for youth at schools such as University Charter School, Harper High School.