Serena Wadhwa

Serena Wadhwa

Three Dimensions of Wellness; Substance Use Disorders and Recovery; Stress, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue; Grief and Loss; Sabotage and Seduction; Ego and Spirit; Yoga; EFT

Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, RYT holds a doctorate in clinical psychology.  Dr. Wadhwa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. She is the Director of TriQual Living Center (). Dr. Wadhwa works as an educator,  coordinator, therapist, stress coach, consultant, creator, presenter, trainer, lecturer, radio talk show host, yoga instructor and author.

Chicago, Illinois

Phone: 773-368-4363   
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Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, RYT

2007    Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University,                      Chicago, IL (APA accredited

1999    M.A., Human Development Counseling, University of Illinois at Springfield                (CACREP accredited

1996    B. A., Psychology, University of Illinois at Springfield

Certifications and Licenses

 Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.)  State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Division of Professional Regulation                     

 Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (C.A.D.C.) Illinois Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Incorporated

Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT. 200 hours. Yoga Alliance:

Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning (ONTL)  Governors State University, Completed 2013.

Certification Training for the 16PF. (Training completed 9/12)

About Dr. Serena: 

Dr. Serena works her mission of helping others connect with their inner fire and bringing that light, energy and passion to wake up others in their world. She helps others understand their blocks to change and work through their willingness, readiness and ability to ascend these. She also assists with smoothing the stress flow.

As a stress coach, she offers individuals one-on-one coaching or coaching in a group or corporate environment.  While the modern world is stressful, it’s essential to relax, have fun, stay connected and keep the personal fire ignited. Stress weakens this core foundation.  Dr. Wadhwa focuses on changing one's relationship with stress, as optimal stress invigorates, excites and lights the inner fire.She is the founder of the Stress Intelligence coaching program.  a consultant, creator, presenter and performer. Currently, she is integrating knowledge on social media, comedy, awakenings, and global citizenship into her path. Her website is .

Dr. Serena is a local and global presenter and trainer for clinical professionals and non-clinical professionals relating to her areas of expertise in substance use disorders and stress, including yoga.  Her book, Stress in the Modern World, is scheduled to be released January 2017. She has a book on substance use in the workplace and grief in the workplace published through Get to the Point Books. Her 2nd stress book, Stress Intelligence, (365+ways to smooth your stress flow) is scheduled for release this fall. She also blogs and hosts a wellness radio show. She is an avid writer and author, blogging on stress tools ()  and other pieces for publication. 

Dr. Wadhwa has worked in a variety of roles within the substance use field, ranging from helping individuals entering detox to therapy in groups and one-on-one. She is also an avid educator and program coordinator to bring the next generation of substance use counselors into the field within the every-changing world. She continues to work in other roles as an educator for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level students; an individual and group therapist;  a supervisor of master level students.  She is a co-editor for the Trauma Psychology Newsletter Book Review column of Division 56. She is also the Chair for the Illinois Counseling Associations' Webinar Taskforce, developing a cadre of webinar presenters and producers for future webinar presentations.  She can be contacted at .


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TriQual Living Center
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Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, RYT has worked in the field of addictions for over 15 years. She is an assistant professor/program coordinator at a university. She provides individual therapy (for over 10 years) and group therapy (DBT and process groups) for about three years. Dr. Wadhwa works in a variety of roles as a consultant, creator, presenter, trainer, lecturer, radio talk show host and author.