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Corina's photo captures her dark brown hair, which is curly and shoulder length with a part to one side, white skin with rosey cheeks. In the photo, Corina is wearing a black and white sweater that goes to her knees, and is open in front with a black tank top underneath. The top half of the sweater appears speckled with black and white while the bottom half of the sweater is white. Corina is leaning forward with her elbows resting on top of the metal handle at the top of a chair. Corina's hands are folded together. The chair is largely out of the frame of the picture. Corina is smiling and looking directly at the camera. Corina identifies as a cis, queer, white, Italian America and Irish American woman.
  • Leadership & Admin
  • Supervisor
  • Therapist

Corina Maria Teofilo Mattson


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

COO, Clinical Director, Bilingual Staff Psychotherapist, Training Team



English, Español

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  • Clinical & Supervisory Team Management
  • Financial & Business Management
  • Community Relations
  • Grievance & Complaints Management (regarding services at Live Oak)
  • External Partnership Development
  • Human Resources Issues (related to employees)
  • HIPAA Concerns or Complaints

Values & Philosophy

I’ve had an interest in the stories of people’s lives from a very early age. When a person joins me for a first session, I begin by learning as much as possible. You’ll find that I am interested in knowing your story from all sides, including the perspectives of those in your life. Slowly, we will work to develop a fuller understanding of your context. With this increasingly nuanced understanding of your life, and the lives of those within your systems, we will begin to track patterns in thoughts, emotions, words, and actions.

My own personal work over the past several years has been to better understand and interrupt my internalizations of white supremacy and anti-Blackness, misogyny and misogynoir, heterosexism, transphobia, and capitalism within my beliefs, thoughts, emotions, nervous system, and actions on an interpersonal, organizational, and community level. This work is located within the context of my white, (ethnically Italian, Irish, German American), cis-female, queer, neurotypical identity.

On the organizational side, I work with CEOs, therapists, and those in supervisory positions who are invested in doing the same work.

Education & Training


LMFT, 166.000818
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2010


MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Wisconsin, Stout, 2007

Areas of Focus & Specialization

  • Multigenerational Family Work
  • Identity Exploration, Development, & Intersectionality

I Work With

  • Individuals (Adults)
  • Relationships (couples)
  • Families (chosen & family of origin)


  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Feminist Approaches
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Intergenerational Family Therapy