Thelma Razo, LSW, Grief and Trauma Specialist at Creating Space Therapy in Batavia, IL

Thelma Razo

Licensed Social Worker  

Certified Grief  Counselor,

EMDR-trained psychotherapist, and

Bilingual and Bicultural in English/Spanish

I've created space just for you.

You remember a time when feeling depressed, insecure and lonely wasn't the  "norm"... but those days feel like a distant memory. Feelings of loss, uncertainty, and deep sadness don't seem to stop.

Don't you wish you knew how to change that?

You've come to the right place.

I’m Thelma and as a bicultural therapist who is a somatic and attachment-focused, trauma-informed EMDR-trained therapist and Certified Grief Counselor, I understand how challenging it can be to navigate life’s challenges. I specialize in helping adults just like you: ones who have had life-changing experiences and need some help to make sense of it all.  

I help my clients find confidence, meaning, and harmony in their life by equipping them with the tools they need to feel secure, confident, and better capable to manage their often times overwhelming and conflicting feelings. 

Many of today’s solutions are to “push away the difficult feelings” and "just be positive", leading so many to feel isolated, confused, and insecure. I know that your circumstances are unique, so I will work with you to process, explore and develop coping skills with your values and goals front of mind.

First, we will explore the various factors that may be contributing to concerns. Then, we help you develop an effecitve plan to help you cope with your unique life challenges and emotions. Through our work together, you’ll develop a greater understanding of yourself leading to growth and self-compassion. 

I am committed to your personal journey of healing and growth.
I'll be there with you every step of the way.

My training and experiences as a grief and trauma therapist mean I have the expertise you need and deserve when coping with complex life challenges. But at the end of the day, you want to know you’re working with someone who “gets” what it means to struggle to cope in today’s world. 

I get it because I am a Latinx woman who has dedicated her career to helping adults from all backgrounds develop confidence and self-compassion. I know how hard it is to feel lost, lonely, anxious, and sad. So, when we work together, you won’t just get a trained therapist. You’ll get someone who truly understands what you’re going through

Education & Experience


  • Master in Social Work (MSW)


  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Certifications and Trainings

  • Certified Grief Counselor

  • S.A.F.E. EMDR-trained Therapist

  • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Cross-Training Certification