Meier Clinics

Meier Clinics Staff

Our Team

To help you get acquainted with our staff of therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists across the country, we have provided brief biographies describing some of the mental health concerns and ages that they work with. Please note that not all staff may be listed, and that each biography is not a comprehensive description of all issues and services.

    Bothell, WA

    Kelly Samli

    MA, LMHC, ADHD-CCS

    Chance Gallo

    PysD, LMHC-A

    Accepting New Patients

    Carol Christensen

    MA, LMHC

    Accepting New Patients

    Daniel Hartman

    PsyD

    Ellen McMahon

    PysD, MBA

    Hannah Hollie

    RN. LCSW

    Accepting New Patients

    Kathie Stabbert

    LMHC, CCTP-II

    Accepting New Patients

    Lilla Marie

    LMHC

    Nancy Crowley

    PsyD, LMHC

    Accepting New Patients

    Nicole Cho

    MSC, LMHC

    Accepting New Patients

    Rod Young

    MA, LMHC, MHP

    Accepting New Patients

    Chicago, IL

    Sergio Martinez

    LCSW, CADC

    Tomeka Holloway

    PSYD

    Colby, KS

    Angie Witman

    LPC, LCMFT

    Geneva, IL

    Andrew Linder

    LCSW

    Goodland, KS

    Angie Witman

    LPC, LCMFT

    Laguna Hills, CA

    Cathy Evangelatos

    Post Doctoral Fellow, PsyD

    David Adams

    PSYD, LPCC, BCBA-D

    Richardson, TX

    Audrey Duggar

    LPC

    Accepting New Patients

    Revis Ann Massey

    PsyD

    Chelsey Kinney

    MA, LPC

    Michaela Neff

    MEd/Eds, LPC

    Dr. Paul Meier

    MD

    Tracy Smith

    LPC

    Stacy Adelstein-Wilcox

    LPC-S

    Rinda Jordan

    RN, MSN, FPNHNP-BC

    James Gray

    LMFT, LPC, CSAT

    Marcy Blake

    LPC

    Kendra Dailey

    LPC, LMFT

    Keith Cobern

    Ph.D., LMFT, LPC

    John Nord

    M.Div, CCTP, CSAT, LPC

    Ha Vu

    DO

    Grant Davis

    APRN, MSN, PMHNP-PC

    Gina Little

    LPC-Associate

    Accepting New Patients

    Esther Areba

    MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

    Susan Austin

    MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

    Accepting New Patients

    Rockville, MD

    Barry Levy

    LCSW-C, LMFT, CCDC, BCIA

    John O'Brien

    LCSW-C

    Sun Valley, ID

    Dr. Lisa Day

    RN, PhD

    Accepting New Patients

    Wheaton, IL

    Hezekiah Franklin

    PsyD

    Accepting New Patients

    Ines Chen

    M.S.,M.A.,DCoun.,LPC

    Accepting New Patients

    Anna Brose

    M.A.

    Monica Grana

    PsyD

    Accepting New Patients

    Anne Osielski

    MA, NCC

    Accepting New Patients

    Matthew Dzikowski

    PsyD

    Cindy Bandukwala

    LCSW

    Dr. Valencia Wiggins

    PhD, LPC

    Brad Kahle

    LCPC, CSAT, CPTT

    Curt Calas

    PsyD

    Dr. Steve C. Lee

    MD

    Dr. Theresa Sakyiama

    MD

    Sergio Martinez

    LCSW, CADC

    Sandy Bandel

    APRN

    Patrick Fallon

    MA, LPC

    Kevin Pruitt

    LMFT

    Accepting New Patients

    Kelsie Helm

    MA, LCPC

    Kelly Marquie

    PsyD

    Katie Cockrell

    LCSW

    Karen Watson-Jarvis

    LCPC

    Joseph Rahman

    MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

    John Hoekenga

    MA

    Gary Casaccio

    MD

    Carol Davis-Serpas

    LCPC

    Luke Tseng

    PsyD

    Jane Jung

    PsyD

    Claudia Haas

    PsyD

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    Kelly Samli

    MA, LMHC, ADHD-CCS

    Treatment Issues: ADHD, Bipolar, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Executive Functioning, Relationships, Women’s Issue

    Education & Training: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Washington University, 2001; Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Northwest University, 2011. ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider, 2022.

    Background and Experience: Kelly worked at her local church as a lay counselor as she was earning her degree. Then Kelly started an externship at Meier Clinics in 2011, working in the intensive Catalyst Day Program. Kelly loved her work at Meier Clinics and has continued working there, as Day Program support, lead intake specialist and as an outpatient therapist. She has developed a special interest in helping individuals work through their challenges with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Kelly also enjoys working with clients struggling with anxiety and/or mood disorders, such as bipolar. Drawing from a solution- focused perspective, Kelly seeks to help clients find and use their God-given strengths. Pointing them towards new coping techniques, as well as resources to achieve their goals for growth and development.

    Special Interests & Services: Kelly is interested in helping adults with ADHD in individual therapy, as well as leads a weekly ADHD group therapy to learn, grow, and support each other in their journey with ADHD. This group focuses on practical strategies and skills such as: time management, motivation, organization, tips for emotional control and other executive functioning skills. There are 10 sessions that can be taken in any order.

    Chance Gallo

    PsyD, LMHC-A

      Treatment Issues: Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum & Other Psychotic Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Personality Disorders, Couples/Families, Building Emotional Awareness in Men, Spiritual Health, and Psychological Testing.

      Education & Training: Doctor of Psychology, (PsyD) in Counseling Psychology – Northwest University 2022; Master of Arts, (MA) in Counseling Psychology – Northwest University 2020; Bachelor of Arts, (BA) in Psychology – CSU Channel Islands 2017; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-P) – UW Seattle; Gottman Counseling Level 1; Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma

      Background and Experience: Dr. Gallo has a wide range of experience in working in inpatient psychiatric care, to outpatient care, to corrections. Dr. Gallo has been working in mental health since 2016 and prides himself in being able to help a diverse population of people seeking mental health treatment.

      Special Interests & Services: Dr. Gallo specializes in working with adults who live with chronic mental illness, trauma, and personality disorders. He also works with adolescents and adults who are experiencing various challenges in their mental health. He uses a holistic approach addressing the biological/psychological/social difficulties many people face in their lives. Dr. Gallo also conducts psychological testing for ADHD, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and diagnostic clarification (i.e., please contact the clinic for details). Dr. Gallo is also an active member in the academic community, helping to mentor students with their doctoral dissertations. He is an active member of his church and serves on his church’s security team and as a small group co-leader. In his spare time, Dr. Gallo enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.

      Carol Christensen

      MA, LMHC

          Treatment Issues: Marital and Family issues (Love Knot), Anxiety, Bipolar/Depression/Mood Disorders, Anger, Panic/Social Phobia, Boundaries/Codependency, Control issues, Grief and loss, Loneliness, Personal faith, Personality Disorder, PTSD/Trauma, Relationship issues.

          Education & Training: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications from the University of Washington.  Graduate degree in Bible from Multnomah College of the Bible.  Master’s degree in Spiritual Nurture from Western Seminary.  For over 20 years, Carol has treated a host of mental health issues, ranging from anxiety, depression, and mood disorders at Meier Clinics.  All her therapy focuses on helping people gain the tools to achieve healing, growth, and personal development.  Carol has authored the book Power Over Panic, Answers for Anxiety and has published over 60 articles included in a host of Christian magazines.

          Background and Experience: Carol gained mental health experience working at three inpatient hospital facilities. She served for ten years as the Executive Director of a national organization spearheading a team of professionals who formed an educational campaign addressing substance abuse, suicide prevention, and sexual issues that reached over a million students annually across the country.   She has found these shattered relationships collide with relational dysfunction and mental health topics.

          Special Interests & Services: Carol created and continues to develop the intense Love Knot program for mending significant relationships, marriages, friendships, and family dynamics.  Sessions are tailored to meet real needs, as Carol works jointly with each client to design a treatment plan consistent with their relational goals. Her weekly therapy groups also focus on practical skills where group members can put concepts into practice. “I’ve learned more about my wife in one week of counseling with Carol, than in 20 years of marriage.” – a grateful client

          Additional Info: Carol enjoys working with individuals, singles, couples, and families struggling with loneliness, anxiety, grief, and trauma, where these issues have the potential of disintegrating the family and destroying personal faith.

          Daniel Hartman

          PsyD

                Treatment Issues: Acute Stress Disorder,  Adolescent Issues, Anxiety, Bipolar, Character Disorders, Depression, Diagnostic Clarification, Family Issues, Identity Development, Marital, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personal Growth and Maturation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychoses, Sexual Compulsion, Spirituality

                Education & Training: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.  Masters and Doctorate in Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California, (APA approved), 1986.  Licensed in the state of Washington.

                Background and Experience: Dr. Hartman has developed inpatient, outpatient, and day hospital programs.  He has been a licensed psychologist since 1987 and has trained and supervised therapists since 1989.  Dr. Hartman began his practice with the Cloud-Townsend Clinic in 1986 in California, moving to Seattle in 1991 and developing a clinic for Cloud-Townsend prior to joining the Meier Clinics.

                Special Interests & Services:  Dr. Hartman currently manages the Meier Clinics Intensive Day Program, an outpatient practice, and supervises and trains therapists.  He enjoys working with clients dealing with the full spectrum of anxiety and depressive disorders as he sees these woven through the difficulties and stresses of life.  Dr. Hartman enjoys the challenge of difficult diagnostic clarification and complex cases.  His training in Psychology and Theology and integrating spirituality and relationship are deep passions of his.  He works with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents.

                Additional Info: This Provider Is Taking New Clients For Waitlist Only

                Ellen McMahon

                Psy.D., MBA

                        Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Life Transitions, Pre-Marital, Couples, Parenting, Relationships

                        Education & Training: B.A. from the University of Washington and M.B.A from Seattle University.  Currently enrolled in the Counseling Psychology Doctorate program at the College of Behavioral Sciences at Northwest University.

                        Background and Experience: Ellen has worked in big business, government positions, and small non-profits including Boeing Computer Services, the City of Kirkland, the Eating Recovery Center of WA, Northwest University, and various volunteer positions supporting her community. She has worked as a volunteer in pastoral ministry at Overlake and Evergreen Medical Centers. She also is currently employed as a teacher’s aid at Northwest University and as a milieu coordinator at the Eating Recovery Center of WA.

                        Special Interests & Services: While Ellen draws from different theoretical viewpoints and provides a variety of approaches to meet the individual needs of her clients, she is primarily influenced by Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT) and Internal Family Systems psychotherapy model. EFT upholds that adaptive emotional regulation is key to addressing the needs of the individual. CBT serves to assist in addressing negative belief systems and help the individual transform those to productive and beneficial thought processes. As the name suggests, BSFT is solution, not problem-focused, and is a collaborative, goal-setting approach that helps clients move toward more a satisfying life. The Internal Family Systems model helps identify connections between early childhood attachment and family of origin issues as the root of many psychological concerns. Ellen strives to provide an environment that allows her clients to feel safe to share their stories. She offers reduced fees to those who meet the financial guidelines.

                        Additional Info: Ellen’s father served in the U.S. Air Force and, as a child, her family lived in many areas of the United States, as well as, Stuttgart, Germany and Taipei, Taiwan. She continues to be passionate about traveling and has visited many countries including Thailand, Korea, Turkey, Cuba, Mexico, El Salvador, Poland, and many European countries and Caribbean islands. She loves to sail, kayak, play tennis, cook, work in her garden, read books and watch movies. Most of all, Ellen is passionate about working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and she firmly believes that the approach to healing needs to embrace the whole person.

                        Hanna Hollie Swardstrom

                        RN, LCSW

                                  Treatment Issues: Abuse Issues, Anxiety, Child and Adolescent Issues, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.), Panic Disorder, Women’s Issues

                                  Education & Training: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education from Wadworth College.  Master’s in Social Work from Aurora University, Aurora, IL. Nursing degree from Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s School of Nursing.  Attended Fuller Seminary for Psychology and Family Studies.  Licensed by the state of Washington as a counselor since 1998.

                                  Background and Experience: Hollie worked as a school social worker in the Naperville, IL, school district previously and was a research coordinator in behavioral studies. She was a public health nurse and a consultant in the juvenile court as a counselor for DuPage County, IL.  She has been counseling adolescents and adults since 1987. 

                                  Special Interests & Services: Includes working with children, adolescents, and adults on a wide range of issues.  Hollie uses cognitive behavioral and solution focused approaches, focusing on interaction and education of clients’ roles and skills. 

                                  Additional Info: Hollie has a medical background in research working also in behavioral sciences at UCLA and other centers that incorporate a total balanced life, including consideration of nutritional intake, physical activity, and spiritual components.

                                  Kathie Stabbert

                                  LMHC, CCTP-II

                                  Treatment Issues:  Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Bipolar, Emotional Abuse & Neglect, Relationship Issues, Marital & Premarital, Grief, Family Systems, Parenting, Women’s Issues, Life Transitions, Empty Nesting, and Identity Issues

                                  Education & Training:  Kathie has her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School, is trained in EMDR, is a Certified Complex Trauma Practitioner – II, a Certified Grief Educator (David Kessler Training), and a is Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (1987) from Seattle Pacific University.


                                  Background and Experience:  Kathie has been with Meier Clinics since 2020. Previously, she worked in big business, with non-profits, and within the church. She traveled to Mexico, Cambodia, and China engaging the needs of children, the marginalized, and the displaced. For over 20 years, she worked extensively with women and youth as a teacher and mentor. She delights in engaging individuals in their healing journey through a person-centered and narrative approach, including strengths from Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).


                                  Special Interests & Services:  Kathie’s professional interests include issues of anxiety, depression, grief, transitions, and healing from shame-based wounds. She engages clients in understanding their past to heal in the present and move with hope into the future. This requires curiosity about oneself to move beyond feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness.


                                  Additional Info:  For several years, Kathie worked with the homeless in Seattle through the Union Gospel Mission. Within the intercultural community, she taught English overseas in China and Cambodia and directed language acquisition work with Westminster Language Academy. Through her work, she is active in listening, learning, and affecting change for the vulnerable and marginalized populations within our community. In recent years, she has worked with local organizations to help empower youth in the Extended Foster Care system. Kathie offers a sliding scale for clients who meet Meier Clinic’s financial criteria.

                                  Lilla Marie

                                  LMHC

                                              Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Asperger’s, Attachment/Adjustment Issues, Boundaries, Depression, Divorce, Grief and Loss, Global Nomads and Multicultural Issues, Life Transitions, Pre-Marital, Parenting, Relationships and more.

                                              Education & Training: M.A. from Northwest University’s LEAP (now CAPS) program. She is licensed as a master’s level clinician and has completed her academic classes for her doctorate which is currently on hold.

                                              Background and Experience: Lilla has been leading groups for over 20 years. She has worked in both big business and small non-profits. Lilla is a student of cultures, having been raised overseas in over 30 countries, and integrates her knowledge of cross-cultural issues into her therapy.

                                              Special Interests & Services: Lilla describes her style as developmental, using cognitive/behavioral, gestalt, and various other techniques. She likes to evaluate learning styles and tailor the therapeutic process to each individual. Because Lilla believes that culture impacts every aspect of how we view the world, as well as how we function in relationships, she pays special attention to the cultural values in family-of-origin stories. Lilla has a unique take on homeschooling which allows her to bring fresh insight to families who are transitioning into the public school system. She offers reduced fees to those who meet the financial guidelines.

                                              Additional Info: Lilla has traveled around the world several times, speaking and serving in a variety of functions. She has lived for long periods in Liberia, WA; Argentina, SA; Papua New Guinea; and Hong Kong, and has lived short-term in Israel, Australia, Korea, Nepal, Switzerland, and England. She has also lived in multiple locations across the United States. Lilla speaks Spanish, although she admits her accent is a jumble of Argentine, American, African and Mexican.

                                              Nancy Crowley

                                              PsyD, LMHC

                                              Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Adolescence Issues, Attachment/Adjustment Issues, Blended Family Transitions, Boundaries, Betrayal Recovery, Depression, Divorce, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Pre-Marital, Parenting, Relationships, Sexual Issues, Spiritual Identity Issues.

                                              Education & Training: Nancy has earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University (NU).  She is currently in her fourth year of a five-year program, working on her Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (Psy. D.) degree at the College of Behavioral Sciences at NU. Her anticipated completion date is summer of 2018. In addition, she has earned her Associates of Arts in Theology from The Pacific School of Theology and her Associates of Arts in Graphic Design from Arapahoe Community College.

                                              Background and Experience: Nancy has had additional training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Child (PCIT-TC), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training, Undoing Institutionalized Racism (UIR) workshop, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  She is a lifelong learner and continues to seek areas of professional training that will enhance the therapeutic experience for her clients.

                                              Special Interests & Services: Nancy’s approach to therapy is relational and client-centered. Her priority is to create a safe and trusting therapeutic setting where her clients can begin healing. Nancy’s understanding of healing through relationship is fundamental in her work with her clients. Her authentic, caring and unconditional positive regard for her clients help to facilitate the healing journey.  Because Nancy believes in the importance of early attachment and bonding within all families, she includes work around family-of-origin and how that might affect current adult relationships. Nancy also customized her techniques and interventions to best suit the needs of each individual client.

                                              Additional Info: Nancy is an Adjunct Professor at NU, teaching General Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. In addition, she has traveled to El Salvador as part of cultural immersion experience provided through the program at NU. Nancy enjoys traveling and has been to Europe several times with family and friends. She will continue to visit other countries, learning about the cultures and customs of different people groups as she travels. One of Nancy’s life philosophies is that true riches in life are experienced through meaningful connections within intimate relationships and that we all have a capacity to share ourselves in an authentic way.

                                              Nicole Cho

                                              MSC, LMHC

                                                            Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Anger, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Depression, Identity Development, Shame/Guilt, Family Relationships, Children of Divorced parents, Family of Origin issues, Parenting, Blended families, Bonding, Boundaries, Cross-Cultural Issues, Asperger’s, ADHD, Early Childhood Development

                                                            Education & Training: 1.) Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2011) from University of Washington – Seattle, WA; 2.) Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from (2011) University of Washington – Seattle, WA; 3.) Foundations of Biblical Counseling Certificate (2014), CCEF – Philadelphia, PA; 4.) Master of Science in Counseling (2018) from Clarks Summit University – Clarks Summit, PA

                                                            Background and Experience: Nicole has experience in daycare work, administrative work, and youth and children ministry. Having interned in the Catalyst Day program, Nicole helps you set goals that are reasonable and measurable so that you can heal, grow, and develop. She will help you practice getting the grace and truth you need over time in healthy and safe relationships.

                                                            Special Interests & Services: Nicole is a therapist who enjoys working with children and adolescents. She can help with disruptive behaviors, emotional regulation, sensory difficulties, and social and life skill development. Depending on what the individual needs, she can utilize CBT and Interpersonal techniques, Creative Expressive Arts Therapy, Object Relations theory, and Family Systems therapy.

                                                            Additional Info: Having grown up as an American born Chinese, Nicole is a cultural broker between American and Chinese cultures. She has developed a general awareness and sensitivity to how people relate to one another across the world. For families that hold Christian beliefs, Nicole can also bring elements of faith and a Biblical perspective into treatment when needed.

                                                            Rod Young

                                                            MA, LMHC, MHP

                                                                      Treatment Issues: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Trauma, Spiritual concerns.

                                                                      Education & Training:  Rod has a BA in Sociology from Seattle Pacific University (1998) and a Masters in Counseling from Western Seminary (2001).

                                                                      Background and Experience: Rod has worked in several mental health environments including working with Teenagers in a Group Home at the Virginia Miller House in Seattle, WA. There he provided In-Home family Therapy at Service Alternatives, worked with mentally ill adults as a Case Manager/Therapist at Community Psychiatric Clinic, and worked on the crisis team at Compass Health.

                                                                      Special Interests & Services: Rod enjoys working with adults 18 and over.  He prefers working from an existential perspective to emphasize client strengths.  He provides a safe environment for you to express your concerns and tell your story.

                                                                      Additional Info: Rod enjoys reading books and watching movies. His list of book and movie recommendations include: The Shawshank Redemption, Les Miserables, The Greatest Showman, Loves Executioner by Irving Yalom, and Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

                                                                      Sergio Martinez

                                                                      LCSW, CADC

                                                                                  Treatment Issues: Sergio provides counseling to individuals and couples and specializes in relationship issues, victims of trauma, spiritual integration, singleness, parenting, and mood disorders.

                                                                                  Education & Training: Sergio has sixteen years of experience in various mental health settings, including, private practices, agencies, and churches.  Sergio believes faith and spirituality can be a crucial piece of the therapeutic process when a client is open to the concept.  Recently, Sergio has been appointed as interim pastor and provides pastoral care for members of his local church.

                                                                                  Background and Experience: Sergio received his Bachelor of Social Work from St. Augustine College in 2005 and his Master of Social Work from Loyola University in 2011. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois since 2004 and a Licensed Social Worker since December 2020.

                                                                                  Additional Info: Sergio is a firm believer that growth is possible when people are equipped with the right tools to help them overcome obstacles in life. Sergio is passionate about working with individuals and families by helping them to identify what they want to achieve on an emotional level.  He utilizes Psychodynamic, Attachment and Cognitive Behavioral theories to empower individuals to confront and process the trauma they have experienced, and to assist them in discovering their full potential.  Sergio believes that people can thrive when faulty thinking and beliefs about one’s self are eliminated and replaced with increased self- awareness and positive self-talk.

                                                                                  Tomeka Holloway

                                                                                  Psy.D.

                                                                                                Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Complex Trauma, Depression, Nutrition, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress, Relationship Issues, Self-Defeating Behavior, and Self-Injury.

                                                                                                Education & Training: Tomeka earned her Bachelors from Concordia University in Art and Psychology. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Counseling and Art Therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. Tomeka has worked with children and adolescents in schools across Chicago, providing individual, group therapy, and psychological assessments. She has worked in Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient settings providing Individual, Group Therapy, and Psychoeducation to adolescents and adults.

                                                                                                Background and Experience: Tomeka is a mental health therapist who is excited about working with people in efforts to gain greater overall well-being. She uses both verbal and creative languages in treatment as, often times, painful experiences can be too difficult for words. In addition, the dual languages use both sides of the brain to achieve greater healing. When art is used, it is used expressively and not as a means of creating artwork that is beautiful.

                                                                                                Special Interests & Services: Tomeka describes her therapy style as relational, as she believes deeply in the healing that a safe and secure relationship can provide. She uses a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches which includes attachment based therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral techniques to meet the needs of the individual client.

                                                                                                Additional Info: Tomeka is the mother of a teenage daughter and pre-teen son. She and her family attend a Southern Baptist Church in the West Suburbs. She is also a professor at Adler University in the Masters of Art Therapy Department.

                                                                                                Angie Witman

                                                                                                LCP, LCMFT

                                                                                                                Treatment Issues: Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Family Issues, Grief, Marriage Concerns, Parenting Issues, Spiritual Issues, Stress Management, and More

                                                                                                                Education & Training: B.A. from Kansas Wesleyan University, 1988.  M.A. from Wichita State University, 1991.  Licensed as a Masters Level Psychologist (LMLP), 1991 and as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), 1998

                                                                                                                Background and Experience: Prior to joining Meier Clinics, Angie worked at High Plains Mental Health in Goodland and Colby, KS, from September 1991 until October 1998.  Angie sees clients at the Meier Clinics in Goodland and Colby.

                                                                                                                Special Interests & Services: Angie enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and couple therapy to address a wide variety of issues.  She describes her therapy style as primarily cognitive but was trained in cognitive-behavioral approaches.  Her strengths lie in relating well to people, being easy to talk to, personable, and empathetic, as well as having a strong Christian faith.  She invites her clients to become a part of the treatment process by having them define their therapy goals.  She enjoys enabling her clients to overcome issues with practical and sensible tools and strategies.  Angie is a firm believer in integrating the spiritual with the emotional, relational, and physical.  A high percentage of her referrals are from word-of-mouth and from previous clients.

                                                                                                                Additional Info: Angie is married with children and is actively involved with her family, church, and community. She teaches water aerobics and she and her family are actively involved with the local swim team.  Additionally, Angie and her children are involved in dance.

                                                                                                                Andrew Linder

                                                                                                                LCSW

                                                                                                                                Treatment Issues: Anger, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D./A.D.H.D.), Bipolar Disorder, Communication, Depression, Divorce, Marital Concerns, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Pornography, Spiritual Concerns, Sports Issues, and Trauma

                                                                                                                                Education & Training: Andy joined Meier Clinics in 1994 and works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. Andy received his  Bachelor of Arts from Trinity International University and his Masters in Social Work at the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois in Chicago.  He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois.

                                                                                                                                Background and Experience: Andy has gained valuable experience working as a therapist at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, and also as a unit counselor at Rawhide Boys Ranch. He has written articles on anger management and tips for college age students with Attention-Deficit Disorder.

                                                                                                                                Special Interests & Services: Andy utilizes various therapy styles including insight oriented, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, solution focused, and family oriented methods for an eclectic approach with clients based on their needs and wants. He also offers play therapy to his younger clients.

                                                                                                                                Additional Info: Andy is an active member of his church and has been involved in sports ministry for 30 years. He is a professional Footbag (Hacky Sack) player. He has appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records and holds five world records in the sport of Footbag. Andy offers reduced fees to clients who meet the financial guidelines.

                                                                                                                                Cathy Evangelatos

                                                                                                                                Post Doctoral Fellow, PsyD

                                                                                                                                                  Treatment Issues: Dr. Evangelatos has a broad range of clinical experience working with diverse client populations in a variety of settings. Dr. Evangelatos spent the past two years completing her post-doctoral training at Rose City Center in Pasadena, where she received specialized training in psychodynamic therapy, trauma-informed care and dream analysis. While at Rose City, Dr. Evangelatos worked with individuals and couples struggling with a wide spectrum of issues such as anxiety, depression, parenting problems, divorce, relationship difficulties, and sexual addiction.

                                                                                                                                                  Education & Training: Dr. Evangelatos earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology and a master’s in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

                                                                                                                                                  Background and Experience: Dr. Evangelatos served on the board of the Orange County Psychological Association as the early career professional chair and the social networking committee chair. She has worked as an adjunct professor at Stanbridge College in Irvine, California, where she taught undergraduate courses in world religions, psychology, and cultural diversity.

                                                                                                                                                  Special Interests & Services: Dr. Evangelatos primarily takes a psychoanalytic approach to psychotherapy along with Cognitive Behavioral interventions to help clients grow toward health and wholeness. Dr. Evangelatos considers the relationship between past and present and examines problematic relationship patterns to create new life possibilities such as increased self-esteem, better use of talents and abilities, and an improved capacity for developing and maintaining satisfying relationships. She enjoys working with clients wanting to incorporate spirituality as part of psychotherapy, which provides an opportunity to treat the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Additionally, she has experience working with those who had suffered from harmful religious practices

                                                                                                                                                  Additional Info: In the course of her training, she has worked in multidisciplinary settings professionals consisting of  psychologists, MD’s, psychiatrists, and social workers to provide multi-faceted care in an in-patient faith based residential drug treatment center and in community mental health organizations. She has also provided care to underserved populations in Missouri and in Los Angeles’ Skid-Row, including comprehensive psychological testing, crisis management, and individual therapy. She has presented her clinical research project, “Christian Therapists’ Experiences With An Integrated Faith-Based Practice” through poster presentations at the California Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Orange County Psychological Association. Dr. Cathy Evangelatos is a prelicenced psychological associate (PSB94024856). She is supervised by David Adams, Psy.D, (PSY 28442).

                                                                                                                                                  David Adams

                                                                                                                                                  PsyD, LPCC, BCBA-D

                                                                                                                                                                      Treatment Issues: ADHD, Anger,  Anxiety, Autism/Asperger’s, Behavior Disorders (Children), Conflict Resolution, Decision Making/Life Coaching, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Parenting, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Sexual Addiction, Shame, Spiritual Issues, Stress Management and Trauma.

                                                                                                                                                                      Education & Training: Dr. Adams received a doctorate in clinical psychology from California Southern University. He received a Masters in Divinity from Golden Gate Theological Seminary. In addition, Dr. Adams completed a post-graduate certificate in behavior analysis through the University of North Texas and another post-graduate certificate in Behavioral Intervention of Autism through the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.  Dr. Adams is a licensed Psychologist (#28442), a licensed clinical counselor (LPC #312) and a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D 1-04-1841).

                                                                                                                                                                      Background and Experience: Dr. Adams has been in practice since 2001. He has served in various roles including a child and family therapist, a behavior analyst in a school, and a clinical director for a few agencies that specialize in autism treatment. In addition, Dr. Adams is a former pastor.

                                                                                                                                                                      Special Interests & Services: Dr. Adams enjoys working with a variety of clients. He is passionate about helping children who are victims of trauma, abuse and depression. Dr. Adams also has a special heart for adults with issues of depression and anxiety. In working with the adult population, he uses a cognitive-behavioral framework. Dr. Adams is a life coach who strives to help others achieve their goals.

                                                                                                                                                                      Additional Info: In his personal time, Dr. Adams volunteers in orphanages in Mexico and Vietnam by providing training and interacting with the orphans. He is actively involved in his church and enjoys flying small planes as a pilot.

                                                                                                                                                                      Audrey Dugger

                                                                                                                                                                      LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                          Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Self-Injury, Panic Disorder, OCD, Anger, Spiritual Issues, Codependency, Communication, Relationship Issues, Social Anxiety, Boundaries, Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Conflict Resolution, Hopelessness, Sadness, Guilt, Self-Worth Issues, Shame Acceptance, Social Issues, Abuse/Neglect, Family Issues, School Problems, Adoption Issues, Sexual Abuse, and Trauma.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Education & Training: Audrey graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a B.A in Psychology in 2016. She went on to pursue her M.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A&M Commerce, which she completed in 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Background and Experience: Audrey has provided counseling at a community rape crisis center and at an adoption agency. She has experience with individuals and groups.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Special Interests & Services: Audrey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who is supervised by Chelsey Kinney, LPC-S. She works primarily through cognitive behavioral and insight-oriented therapy, with a Biblical foundation.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Additional Info: In her spare time, Audrey enjoys spending time outside with her husband and her two dogs!

                                                                                                                                                                                          Ages: 13+

                                                                                                                                                                                          Revis Ann Massey

                                                                                                                                                                                          Psy.D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Education & Training: Revis Ann completed her Master’s in Music Therapy at Southern Methodist University and a PsyD from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL with an emphasis in Health Psychology.  Her music therapy internship was in Galveston, TX at UTMB and Shriner’s Burns Hospital working with children and adults with health issues, rehab, and accidents resulting in burns (as well as families of these patients). 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Background and Experience: She taught in the Music Therapy graduate and undergraduate program at SMU for 4 years before moving to Miami, FL.  Her psychology internship was in Seattle, WA working with people suffering from chronic pain and cancer-related treatment issues and post-doc fellowship was in Augusta, GA at the Georgia Cancer Center.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Special Interests & Services: Working with people (and caregivers) of all ages who are coping with relationship problems, chronic illnesses or pain-related issues, women’s health, communication problems, anxiety, and depression.  She is licensed in the state of Texas as a Clinical Psychologist.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional Info: Revis Ann believes that we all struggle with emotional and mental issues at some time and need help to get back on track.  Our bodies are created with emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical components, equally important.  If one area is out of sorts, the whole body suffers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ages: 6+

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Insurance Accepted: Aetna, BSW, BCS, Cigna, UBH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chelsey Kinney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                MA, LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorders, Self-Injury, Panic Disorder, OCD, Personality Disorders, Anger, Spiritual Issues, Codependency, Communication, Relationship Issues, Social Anxiety, Boundaries, Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Conflict Resolution, Hopelessness, Sadness, Guilt, Self-Worth Issues, Shame Acceptance, Social Issues, Abuse/Neglect, Family Issues, Marital Concerns, School Problems, and Trauma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education & Training: Chelsey received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University in 2008 and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University in 2012.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Background and Experience: Chelsey has had the pleasure of working at Meier Clinics since 2011 and has been able to provide individual and group therapy to both adolescents and adults. She has previously served as the Outpatient Clinical Director for Meier Clinics Richardson and currently serves as Clinical Director for the Catalyst and Breakaway programs in Richardson.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Special Interests & Services: She describes her therapy as cognitive behavioral and helps clients make sense of their stories in order to find healing and restoration. She considers it an honor to get to walk alongside people while they work towards healing. Her hope is, “To provide a safe place for her clients while they turn towards their pain and begin to find hope and healing.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional Info: When not working, Chelsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and being involved with her church. She also enjoys training new counselors as they enter the mental health field.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ages: 18+

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Baylor Scott and White, Cigna PPO/HMO, Humana, Magellan (BCBS HMO), UHC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Michaela Neff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MEd/Eds, LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education & Training: Michaela is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. She received a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Florida.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Background and Experience: Before training to become a clinical counselor, Michaela worked as a patient advocate for a pediatric craniofacial clinic, where she developed antibullying programming and mentored children and adolescents experiencing bullying. When not providing clinical counseling now, Michaela likes to read, play outside, and work on creative projects.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Special Interests & Services: In Florida, Michaela worked as a counselor for people living in residence at a substance use rehabilitation facility, with formerly incarcerated individuals, with people experiencing homelessness, and with couples and families facing various types of social, medical and interpersonal challenges and trauma.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additional Info: Michaela’s approach to counseling is systemic and collaborative. All of her work is from a spiritual perspective, and with a Christian foundation, because Michaela knows firsthand that belief is a powerful force towards wellness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Paul Meier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Treatment Issues: Clinical Evaluation and Medication Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Education & Training: Masters of Science in Cardiovascular Physiology from Michigan State University.  Master of Arts degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.  Medical Degree (M.D.) from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine.  Psychiatric residency at Duke University. Graduate courses at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois in 1975-76 while on full-time faculty.  Active memberships include:  Christian Medical and Dental Society, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Dallas County Medical Society

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Background and Experience: Dr. Meier taught pastoral counseling at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois in 1975-1976, and at Dallas Theological Seminary (in Texas) from 1976 to 1989.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional Info: Dr. Meier is the co-founder and Medical Director of Meier Clinics.  He is a nationally recognized psychiatrist, and international guest speaker with numerous radio and television appearances.  Dr. Meier is acknowledged as a pioneer in the integration of the physical aspects of humans with the psychological and spiritual dimensions.  He continues to write, having authored, co-authored or edited over 70 books/publications. See Dr. Meier’s full list of books and experience here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ages: 18-64

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Baylor Scott and White, Cigna PPO/HMO, Magellan (BCBS HMO), UHC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tracy Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Treatment Issues: Tracy has worked with children and adolescents, individuals, couples, and families in the following areas:  Anger management, anxiety, communication, depression, family conflict, grief, marital issues, non-suicidal self-injury, parenting, school attendance issues, and self-esteem.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Education & Training: Tracy received her Bachelor of Arts in Professional Development from Amberton University in 2006 and her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in 2012.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Background and Experience: Prior to beginning her counseling career, Tracy was a special education elementary school teacher.  In addition, she is active her local church and has volunteered as a marriage discussion group leader in the marriage ministry program. Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, Baylor Scott and White, BCBS, Cigna PPO/HMO, Magellan (BCBS HMO), UHC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Special Interests & Services: Tracy began working with Meier Clinics in 2016.  She enjoys working from a CBT or Solution Focused Therapy model, with eclectic styles mixed into best suit the needs of the individual client or family. In addition, she uses the Bible as a resource for the spiritual side of the client’s emotional well-being.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ages: 8+

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Baylor Scott and White, Cigna PPO/HMO, Magellan (BCBS HMO), UHC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stacy Adelstein-Wilcox

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LPC-S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Treatment Issues: Adolescent Concerns, Anxiety, Communication Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Physical or Sexual Abuse Victims, Post-Traumatic Stress-Related Issues, Women’s Issues

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Education & Training: Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, 2006.  Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas since 2007.  Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor since 2012.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Background and Experience: Stacy worked in management for a year at Metrocare Services in Dallas supervising clinicians and counselors and working directly with the adult forensic population that also had mental health diagnoses.  She worked for a transitional housing program for four years assisting families with housing needs, helping them with education and employment, assisting them with budgeting and debt reduction, and walking with them through past hurts as they worked through the healing process.  Stacy counseled adolescents and children who were victims of domestic violence while they were in shelters in North Richland Hills and also counseled adolescents who were court-ordered for counseling because of truancy issues at school in Plano.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Special Interests & Services: Stacy works with children as young as eight, adolescents and adults, especially women, with a variety of issues.  She describes her therapy style as direct, empathetic, interactive, God-centered, and insight-oriented.  Stacy works with individuals one-on-one and in group settings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Additional Info: Stacy loves building relationships with people and makes family and friends a priority in life, second to her most important and valuable relationship with Jesus Christ.  Stacy is involved in her church, co-leads a young adults Bible study in her home, enjoys serving in the community, spending time outdoors, and taking on new adventures.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ages: 8+

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Baylor Scott and White, Cigna PPO/HMO, UHC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rinda Jordan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RN, MSN, FPMHNP-BC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Treatment Issues: Rinda Jordan is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in adult, adolescent and child psychiatry. She works closely with her patients, combining a firm grounding in psychiatric medical care with the unshakeable faith that they can find and thrive on their unique strengths and values. Her goal is to help her patients meet the challenges they face and enjoy happy, healthful lives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Education & Training: Rinda received a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Prior to working at the Meier Clinic, she was a nurse practitioner at the Holiner Psychiatric Group, providing both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care. She also has extensive patient care experience in community health, emergency room, and urgent care settings, as well as in schools and summer camps for children. Rinda is board certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and is nationally certified as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Additional Info: Rinda likes to spend her free time traveling, hiking, volunteering in church ministries and watching a good football game. Her considerable appetite for reading ranges from science to biographies to current novels. She is proud to have raised three sons who happily pursue the goals that affirm their beliefs and values.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ages: 13-64

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Baylor Scott and White, Cigna PPO/HMO, Medicare, UHC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              James Gray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LMFT, LPC, CSAT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Treatment Issues: James has a passion for working with people, especially men, struggling with compulsive sexual behavior. He has received specialized training in treating sexual addiction and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Sexual addiction can create a stranglehold in your life, in your marriage, or any aspect of your life. You deserve the best treatment to be free from it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education & Training: James also holds a Marriage and Family Therapist license in Texas. He knows relationships are hard, but they are worth fighting for. He believes we are created for connection through intimacy, and relationships can be beautiful. And when you have two people with different values from different families with different histories and experiences, it’s a setup for conflict and tough times. Yet there is hope. With time and hard work, you can overcome these differences and difficulties in your marriage. James can help you make your relationship the best it can be.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Background and Experience: He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in various settings providing a high level of care with individuals dealing with a wide variety of issues—major depression, severe anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, panic attacks, anger, burnout, suicidality, low self-worth, shame, grief, and boundary issues. He earned his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in 2013.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Additional Info: James has been married to his wife since 1995, and they have adopted two children from foster care. He enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies, playing games (video, board and cards) and playing with his dog. James spent the first 20+ years of his adult life as a software engineer, and his own journey of healing and transformation led him to become a therapist. He enjoys guiding others on their own journey and would love to walk with you on yours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marcy Blake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Treatment Issues: Anxiety, ADHD (Children), Bipolar Disorder, Blended Families, Boundaries, Codependency Communication, Decision Making, Depression, Divorce (Children), Family Issues, Grief, Guilt,  Managing Stress, OCD, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Sadness, School Problems, Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Self-Worth Issues, Shame,  Social Anxiety, and Social Issues

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education & Training: Marcy received her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Sam Houston State University.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Background and Experience: Prior to working at the Meier Clinic, Marcy worked at the South Texas Children’s Home; she counseled children and teens that were living away from their families. She currently leads parenting workshops in the community as well as groups for teens. She is also involved in her church’s counseling ministering, providing training for lay counselors. Marcy offers reduced fees to clients who meet the financial guidelines. Marcy has been working for Meier Clinics since 2005, working with children as young as six, adolescents, and adults. She describes her therapy as solution-focus cognitive behavioral therapy and her goals for her clients are to learn new ways of thinking and alternative ways of coping that can be applied to future problems or concerns. Marcy strives to help clients identify negative thought patterns and replace them with truthful, healthy thoughts.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Keith Cobern

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ph. D., LMFT, LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Treatment Issues: Family Intervention, Marriage and Family Counseling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Education & Training: Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion, Philosophy and Sociology from Dallas Baptist University.  Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and Doctorate degree in Psychology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Licensed in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Background and Experience: Dr. Cobern has worked for Meier Clinics since 1991.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Special Interests & Services: Includes working primarily with marital and family issues, communication problems, relationship problems, marital affairs, divorce, blended families, alcoholic and dysfunctional family systems, family intervention and family coaching, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and individual coaching.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional Info: Dr. Cobern provides supervision for LMFT and LPC interns and is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Counseling at Dallas Baptist University in the Master of Arts in Counseling Program. Insurance accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Humana, Fed Med, BCBS HMO (Magellan).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ages: 18+

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Humana, Magellan (BCBS HMO)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Keith Cobern

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ph. D., LMFT, LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Treatment Issues: Family Intervention, Marriage and Family Counseling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education & Training: Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion, Philosophy and Sociology from Dallas Baptist University.  Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and Doctorate degree in Psychology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Licensed in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Background and Experience: Dr. Cobern has worked for Meier Clinics since 1991.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Special Interests & Services: Includes working primarily with marital and family issues, communication problems, relationship problems, marital affairs, divorce, blended families, alcoholic and dysfunctional family systems, family intervention and family coaching, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and individual coaching.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additional Info: Dr. Cobern provides supervision for LMFT and LPC interns and is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Counseling at Dallas Baptist University in the Master of Arts in Counseling Program. Insurance accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Humana, Fed Med, BCBS HMO (Magellan).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ages: 18+

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Humana, Magellan (BCBS HMO)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John Nord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M.Div, CCTP, CSAT, LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Treatment Issues: Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Boundaries, Burnout, Codependency, Depression, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth Issues, Sexual Compulsion, Shame, and Spiritual Issues

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Education & Training: John received his Master of Arts in Counseling in 1990 and Master of Divinity in 1995 from Oral Roberts University. He received his Chaplain Residency (Clinical Pastoral Education) at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas in 1997. John is licensed as a LPC in the state of Texas.  He obtained his certification as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) in 2011 through the International Institute of Addiction Trauma Professionals (IITAP) and he became a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) in 2017 through the INternational Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Background and Experience: John has many years of experience working in both an inpatient and outpatient setting, primarily focusing on adults experiencing issues related to addictive disorders. He describes his therapy style as client-centered and insight-oriented, primarily using cognitive behavioral therapy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Special Interests & Services: Before working at Meier Clinics, John worked for over 12 years as a supervisor/counselor at Parkland Hospital in the adult alcohol and drug program. John provided services such as screenings, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, case management, referrals, family counseling, education services, and consultations. John is actively involved in the 12-step community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ages: 18+ (Male Only)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Cigna PPO/HMO, Humana, UHC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ha Vu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Treatment Issues: Dr. Vu also has expertise working with the following areas: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. Given his additional training in Psychosomatic Medicine, he emphasizes a whole-person approach to treatment and care. He integrates both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in his practice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education & Training: Dr. Vu has joined the Meier Clinic’s team in 2016 and provides clinical evaluations and treatment for adults. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, and he has special interests in working with psychiatric sequelae of medical conditions. He completed his training at LSU-Ochsner Psychiatry Residency Program in 2014, and he is a member of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ages: 18-64

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Baylor Scott and White, Cigna PPO/HMO, Magellan (BCBS HMO), UHC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grant Davis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        APRN, MSN, PMHNP-PC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Treatment Issues: Grant has experience working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, psychosis, adjustment disorders, OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety, separation anxiety, sleep disorders, eating disorders, impulse control disorders, anger issues, and grief.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education & Training: Grant Davis received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing and his Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing center as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Background and Experience: Grant is a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Grant provides psychiatric medication management for children, adolescents, and adults. His approach to medication management is client focused and collaborative based on information shared between clinician and the client.  Grant believes that a strong therapeutic relationship between clinician and patient is vital for positive mental health outcomes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Special Interests & Services: Prior to working at the Meier clinic, Grant worked at the Holiner psychiatric group as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. There he provided both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric care. As an RN, Grant worked on the inpatient eating disorder unit at Children’s Medical Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additional Info: His hobbies include sports and basketball. He volunteers with the Dallas Diesel Basketball Club in Richardson. Faith also plays a pivotal role in Grant’s life. He and his wife are members of the Village Church. He enjoys sharing and incorporating faith and scripture when appropriate: When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (Psalm 94:19).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ages: 13-64

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Insurance Accepted: Aetna PPO/HMO, BCBS, Baylor Scott and White, Cigna PPO/HMO, Magellan (BCBS HMO), Tricare Prime, UHC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gina Little

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LPC-Associate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Treatment Issues: Children, adolescents, and adults; Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Conduct Disorders, Self-Injury, Panic Disorder, Personality Disorders, Anger, Spiritual Issues, Codependency, Communication, Relationship Issues, Social Anxiety, Boundaries, Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Conflict Resolution, Hopelessness, Sadness, Guilt, Self-Worth Issues, Shame Acceptance, Social Issues, Abuse/Neglect, Family Issues, and borderline personality disorder.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education & Training: Gina received her master’s degree in professional counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Gina is currently working toward full licensure.  At this time, she is an LPC-Associate (Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate). Gina utilizes the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to counseling as well as a child-centered approach in Play Therapy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Background and Experience: Gina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.  Before deciding to finish her education, Gina worked in corporate America with a fortune 500 company for 17 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ages: 5+

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Esther Areba

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Treatment Issues: Esther Areba is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Child, Adolescent and adult psychiatry. Has experience in treating various conditions ranging from; depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, insomnia, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education & Training: She received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2005 from El Centro College in Dallas, she then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington. She is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner since 2016. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Delta Chapter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Background and Experience: She has experience in community outpatient mental health care in the Dallas area. Prior to working in psychiatry, she worked as an assistant nurse manager of an orthopedic trauma floor. She has spent all her adult life working in the medical field and enjoys helping other people get better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Additional Info: She was born and raised in a Christian family and still practices her Christian believes. She enjoys working at Meier clinic as she can incorporate her faith into her practice. She is married and has two children.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ages: 13-65

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Insurance Accepted: Aetna, BSW, BCBS, Cigna, Medicare, UBH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Susan Austin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Treatment Issues: Susan is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in adult, adolescent and child psychiatry. Susan is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-focused care. She is concerned about the happiness of those whom she works with and prioritizes listening to her patient’s needs, experiences, and goals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Education & Training: Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Baylor University, 2009; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Women’s University, 2013; Master of Science in Nursing from University of Texas at Arlington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Background and Experience: Susan has experience working with anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, postpartum depression, major depressive disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, psychosis, and bipolar disorder. Prior to working at the Meier clinic, Susan worked for nine years as a nurse on a labor and delivery unit. This helped contribute to her proficiency in the area of women’s mental and physical health. She also previously worked at an outpatient facility dedicated to working with individuals dealing with addiction and mental health challenges.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Special Interests & Services: Susan has experience working with anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, postpartum depression, major depressive disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, psychosis, and bipolar disorder.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional Info: Susan enjoys running, and she has even previously qualified for the Boston Marathon. Some of her other interests include traveling, listening to podcasts, and playing with her four-year-old daughter and German Short-Haired Pointer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Barry Levy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LCSW-C, LMFT, CCDC, BCIA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Treatment Issues: ADD/ADHD, Adolescent Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Issues, Grief and Mourning, Marriage and Pre-Marital Counseling,  Men’s Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Sexual Compulsion, Spiritual Abuse Recovery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Education & Training: Master of Arts in Theology from St. John’s University.  Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland. Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1989.  Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor since 1991.  Certified EMDR Therapist since 1993.  Marriage and Family Therapist since 1989.  Extensive Training in Post Traumatic Stress and Dissociative Disorders since 1989.  Training in Neurofeedback since  2006.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Background and Experience: Barry’s previous professional work experience includes six years as a Youth Minister prior to beginning work in the mental health field at Woodley House. He has also worked in an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, 28-Day Chemical Dependency Program Inpatient Unit, the Montgomery County Crisis Center, Abused Persons Program and Rape Crisis Center, and several Employee Assistance Programs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Special Interests & Services: Barry works predominantly with adults, couples and adolescents over a wide range of counseling and mental health issues and several specialties developed over 23 years in the mental health field plus 6 years in full-time ministry. He has been trained in Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, EMDR, EEG Biofeedback, Brain Mapping, and has a Chemical Dependency Counseling Certification.  Although the Rockville Clinic operates as a fee for service clinic, because of State Social Work licensure, most services are reimbursable through many insurance plans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional Info: Barry was raised in a Jewish home.  He placed his faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized in 1973.  Barry was married in 1977.  He received his Master’s Degree in Theology, specializing in Religious Education.  Barry worked for six years as a full-time youth minister followed by a 25 year career as a psychotherapist.  He began working for Meier Clinics (formerly Minirth-Meier) in 1990.  In 2006, Barry expanded his ability to help adults and adolescents as well as couple and families by pursuing extensive training in Neurofeedback, a powerful tool for enhancing self-regulation as well as complementing treatment of ADD/ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, optimal performance, and stress management.  He offers Brain Mapping, diagnostic, and treatment services utilizing his Neurofeedback training and other biofeedback modalities. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John O’Brien

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LCSW-C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education & Training: John has experience in a variety of mental health circumstances. He has worked in an inpatient behavioral health unit, a community mental health clinic, elder care case management, a shelter for homeless men, a day program for adults with special needs, and nursing homes. He has seen God’s desire for people to find healing in many different circumstances.  He believes that God wishes to heal the serious traumas of our lives, as well as the major and minor bruises we all experience in our many life situations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Background and Experience: He is a committed counselor and continuously seeks ongoing training. Since graduating from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2002, his work has been informed by training in Accelerated Expressive Psychodynamic Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Spiritual Direction, and specialized courses in suicidality, psychosis, and autism.  He can also help with the interface regarding medications with a client’s prescribing physician.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Additional Info: This office is handicapped accessible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Lisa Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RN, PhD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Treatment Issues: Dr. Day has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, behavioral/medical issues, relationship struggles, interpersonal boundary concerns, work/life balance, major life adjustments, divorce recovery, crisis, grief, forgiveness, and loss. She has worked in a variety of settings, including working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient programs as well as working as a coach in assisting individuals to identify and reach their full potential in their social and occupational endeavors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Background and Experience: In addition to being a licensed psychologist, Dr. Day is also a licensed registered nurse. This allows her to treat the whole person and understand how various stressors affect people both physically and emotionally.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special Interests & Services: Dr. Day is an expert in assisting clients to develop healthy boundaries, integrating healthy communication skills, and utilizing mindfulness in applying healthy coping skills to deal with the stressors contributing to their challenge. Dr. Day works with eating disorders ranging from anorexia and bulimia to compulsive overeating.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hezekiah Franklin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PsyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Treatment Issues: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Holistic Wellness, Marital Difficulties, Gender/Sexuality Concerns, Boundaries/Assertiveness Skills, Existential/Spiritual Difficulties, Sex/Pornography Addiction, Psychological Testing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education & Training: Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy from Louisiana State University, 2015. Master of Arts and Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton Graduate School, 2017 and 2021, respectively. Doctoral Internship completed at San Quentin State Prison in San Francisco, CA, 2021. Post-Doctoral Residency completed at The Well Clinic in Louisiana, 2022. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Louisiana, 2022. Licensure by endorsement in progress in Illinois, anticipated 2023

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Background and Experience: Dr. Franklin worked in academic settings for two years at Wheaton College Counseling Center and the University of Chicago treating undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, he worked with adults and couples from various backgrounds for three years in private practice in downtown Chicago at Chicago Clinical Associates and in Louisiana at The Well Clinic. Dr. Franklin also spent two years working with more clinically severe populations at San Quentin State Prison and Meier Clinics’ intensive care programs, where he also received psychological assessment training.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Special Interests & Services: Dr. Franklin treats adolescents ages 16 to 18, adults, and couples with a wide range of issues. Dr. Franklin describes his therapy style as research-based quality care that is tailored to the presenting concerns of every individual and couple. Some of the frameworks Dr. Franklin employs include EMDR, Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Existential-Humanistic Therapies. Dr. Franklin especially appreciates the opportunity to serve persons of color and people from predominantly underserved communities using multicultural frameworks. Additionally, rather than the traditional approach to treatment that merely focuses on symptom reduction, Dr. Franklin is passionate about fostering holistic flourishing using positive psychology and a strengths-based approach to wellness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Additional Info: Dr. Franklin is also in the process of completing a Master of Arts degree in Systematic Theology from Wheaton College to especially better assist Christian clergy struggling with spiritual concerns. Dr. Franklin is privileged to walk alongside troubled marriages, widowed mothers, burnt-out students, and many others as they recover a sense of wholeness and meaning. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing ping pong and enjoying a good book.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ines Chen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  M.S., M.A., DCoun., LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Treatment Issues: Marital & Premarital, Spirituality, Self-esteem, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Career Issues, Racial Identity, Stress, Women’s Issues, Grief, Trauma and PTSD.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Education & Training: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas, 1996 & 1999. Master of Arts degree and Doctorate in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, 2015 & 2019. Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois, 2022.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Background and Experience: Dr. Chen worked as a family counselor in a Christian homeless shelter in Kansas City. She also provided pastoral counseling services for laypersons, seminary students, and staff for 15 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Special Interests & Services: Dr. Chen can work with people in various stages of life: teenagers, adults, and seniors. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), and eclectic therapy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional Info: Having an Asian heritage has helped her to be inherently culturally sensitive. Dr. Chen is also multilingual, fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Anna Brose

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                M.A.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Treatment Issues: Treatment issues of interest include anxiety, depression, chronic pain, grief, sexual and gender identity, and religious or spiritual concerns. Anna also has experience administering a range of psychological evaluations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Education & Training: Anna received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary (2020) and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College (2023) and is currently working toward her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Background and Experience: Anna completed a one-year internship in counseling in churches and worked as a church counselor prior to attending Wheaton College. Anna has also completed a therapy and diagnostic assessment externship at Hesed in St. Charles, IL and now works as an advanced practicum student at Meier Clinics serving in their adult and adolescent PHP, IOP, and outpatient services offering therapy and assessment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Special Interests & Services: Anna is a generalist and has experience working with clients across the lifespan with a range of clinical concerns. Anna particularly enjoys working with adolescents and young adults. Treatment issues of interest include anxiety, depression, identity formation, chronic pain, grief, sexual and gender identity, and religious or spiritual concerns. Anna describes her therapy style as client-centered and frequently works from cognitive-behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapy perspectives. She offers a sliding scale for clients who meet the financial guidelines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional Info: Anna has worked alongside Dr. Mark Yarhouse through the Sexual and Gender Identity Institute administering gender assessments to children, adolescents, adults. Anna continues to work with Dr. Yarhouse as a consultant for local and global organizations, churches, schools, etc., on sexual and gender identity issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Monica Grana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PsyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Treatment Issues: Depression, Anxiety, Psychological Testing, SI/NSSI, Personality Disorders, Family of origin issues, Attachment and behavioral issues in children and adolescents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education & Training: Wheaton College – Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wheaton College in 2018; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Adler University in 2023. Currently employed as a Post Doc at Meier Clinics while working to obtain licensure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Background and Experience: Worked with children on the spectrum using Applied Behavioral Analysis and providing in-home therapy services for one year. Completed my diagnostic training year at NeuroCare and Family Services where I provided neuropsychological testing services to a lifespan population. Worked at a therapeutic day school as a therapist to special education students with behavioral and emotional issues, including individual and family services. Former employment at Streamwood Behavioral Health Hospital working on the inpatient units for children and adolescents, providing crisis and case management services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Special Interests & Services: I describe my therapy style as client-centered and collaborative. I help clients gain insight and awareness into their behaviors to improve the quality of their life and build meaningful relationships. I also use Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients build coping skills and practical problem-solving abilities to manage complex daily stressors. I am especially interested in helping clients and their families in the areas of abuse, neglect, divorce, and boundary issues. I offer a reduced therapy fee for clients who meet the financial guidelines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additional Info: Completed my dissertation surrounding health-related outcomes for former foster care youth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Insurance Accepted: BCBS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anne Osielski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MA, NCC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Education & Training: Anne received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College, having completed an internship at Meier Clinics in the Partial Hospitalization Program and also in outpatient counseling. Anne has taken additional coursework in Sexuality and Sex Therapy and is working on a certificate in Trauma Therapy (anticipated June 2024).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Background and Experience: Anne grew up as a missionary kid in Southern Africa and understands missionary, cross-cultural, and spiritual issues from the inside out. She has been married for 26 years, has four children, and has experienced life as both a stay-at-home mom and as a working woman. Before children, Anne was a financial aid counselor at Wheaton College and the College of DuPage, where she enjoyed helping college students and their parents work through the often stressful hand-off of financial responsibility. Anne has also worked as a Low-Income Tax Return Preparer through the Center for Economic Relief.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Special Interests & Services: Anne treats couples, families, and individuals for a wide range of issues: anxiety, attachment, communication, conflict-resolution, cultural issues, depression, family concerns, identity, marital concerns, obsessive-compulsive disorder, parenting, self-worth, spiritual concerns, and trauma. Anne describes her therapy style as person-centered, evidence-based, insight-driven, and specific to the needs and concerns of the individuals present.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matthew Dzikowski

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PsyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Treatment Issues: Dr. Dzikowski’s clinical interests include: anxiety disorders, panic disorder, depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder (including scrupulosity), personality disorders, as well as communication and relationship problems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education & Training: Dr. Dzikowski received his master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Arlington, VA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Background and Experience: Dr. Dzikowski is a licensed clinical psychologist, who works with adolescents and adults. He has experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and various settings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Special Interests & Services: In treatment, Dr. Dzikowski uses cognitive-behavioral and schema-based techniques to help individuals understand and address their difficulties. He also utilizes aspects of psychodynamic therapy, exposure and response prevention, as well as acceptance and values-based strategies, based on an individual’s needs, sensitivities, and preferences. Dr. Dzikowski strives to provide therapeutic support in a collaborative, respectful, and compassionate manner, mindful of each person’s unique life history and personal experiences.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Additional Info: Dr. Dzikowski is able to see individuals using teletherapy in Illinois and other states that participate in PSYPACT—an interjurisdictional agreement that is designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology across state boundaries. Please visit https://psypact.org/ for information about participating states and additional information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cindy Bandukwala

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LCSW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Treatment Issues: Cindy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with diverse populations of individuals and families in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, social service agencies, family homes, and residential placements. She has worked with families involved with DCFS, traditional families, adoptive families, and foster families.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Education & Training: Cindy received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University and her Masters degree from Loyola University. She integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches to support and guide each person to help them identify and build upon their strengths in order to achieve their goals. She has focused her career on providing trauma-informed care for children, adolescences, families, and individuals. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Attachment Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Background and Experience: Cindy has extensive experience in working with teens experiencing suicidal ideations and self-injurious behaviors. She has successfully worked with children, adolescents, families, and individuals experiencing depression, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, sexual and physical abuse, attachment disorders, low self-esteem, life transitions, relationship concerns, family instability, and social skill concerns.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Special Interests & Services: Cindy is passionate about working with children, adolescents, families, and individuals and is committed to collaborating with each person to provide a non-judgmental, personalized therapeutic experience. She is dedicated to helping others to understand their difficulties and to create healthy ways to value themselves and others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Additional Info: Cindy is a licensed foster parent and a host family for Safe Families. She is active in her church through volunteering in the nursery and leading a teen youth group.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Valencia Wiggins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PhD, LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Treatment Issues: Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Abuse, Family Issues, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Trauma, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Codependency, Grief/Loss, and Crisis Management.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education & Training: She integrates family systems, psychodynamic, and interpersonal methods for an eclectic approach to therapy with clients.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Background and Experience: Valencia joined Meier Clinics in 1997 and provides counseling for adolescents and adults for a wide range of issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Special Interests & Services: She accepts many insurance plans and will take clients at a reduced fee for those who meet financial guidelines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional Info: In addition to her work at Meier Clinics, Valencia works full-time at the student counseling center at Wheaton College as a staff therapist. She has a Ph.D. from Walden University. She also worked as a counselor for another college counseling center in Chicago, and she has prior experience working as a mental health counselor on an adult psychiatric unit in the western suburbs of Chicago.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Curt Calas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PsyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Treatment Issues: ADHD, Adoption Issues, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Childhood Dysfunctions, Communication, Depression, Infertility, Men’s Issues, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Relationships, and Spiritual/Faith Concerns

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education & Training: Dr. Kahle received his Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute for Professional Psychology.  He is a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and is licensed in the state of Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Background and Experience: Dr. Kahle had extensive experience working in an inpatient setting prior to joining Meier Clinics in 1990.  He currently sees adolescents and adults in the Wheaton and Geneva clinics and is the National Clinical Executive Director for the Meier Clinics nationally.  He uses various techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy and insight-oriented therapy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional Info: Dr. Kahle is able to provide psychological and A.D.D. testing for his clients.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Curt Calas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LCPC, CSAT, CPTT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Boundaries, Communication Issues, Conflict-Resolution, Depression, Family-of-Origin Issues, Grief & Loss, Life-Transitions, Premarital Counseling, Spirituality, and Trauma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Education & Training: He received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University in 1996 and became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois in 2006.  Curt was certified as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals in 2008.  Curt has received specialized level 2 training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 2009 for the treatment of trauma and stress. He completed The Crucible Project Two-Year Transformational Program in 2008. Curt is also a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist and a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator for Engaged or Married Couples.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Background and Experience: Curt joined Meier Clinics in 2009 and has provided counseling to clients since 1996. He meets with adult clients on an individual basis for a variety of concerns including anger, prodependency/codependency, men’s issues, self-esteem, and sexual addiction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special Interests & Services: Curt integrates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and interpersonal approaches into therapy to meet the needs of each client. He has extensive experience working in both an inpatient and outpatient setting, working with individuals,  and facilitating groups.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Additional Info: Curt feels blessed to be a family man. He has been married since 1996 and has two children. Hobbies: Guitar, Hiking, Exploring Nature, Backyard Birdfeeding, Landscaping, Reading, Films, Snow Skiing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Steve C. Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Treatment Issues: Dr. Lee frequently works with adults with the following clinical concerns:  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, and Panic Disorder.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Education & Training: Dr. Lee received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1998.  He attained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 2002 and was a Chief Resident in Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center in 2006.  Dr. Lee served as president of the medical student chapter of the Christian Medical & Dental Association in Rockford, IL.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special Interests & Services: Dr. Lee ascribes to the consensus view of psychiatry that integrates biological, psychological and social factors in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.  He believes that spiritual matters are not an isolated, circumscribed entity, but are the overarching and underlying basis on which these factors subsist. He appreciates the progress the field of mental health treatment has made but also acknowledges there is a continued need for better diagnostic and treatment tools and for a greater appreciation of the extent to which each person’s condition and situation is unique.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Theresa Sakyiama

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Treatment Issues: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. Dr. Sakyiama received her Medical Doctorate from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1994. Her postgraduate residency training in psychiatry was completed at North West Anglia Healthcare Trust, UK between 1997-2000.  Higher specialist training in Adult Psychiatry was attained through University of Cambridge, UK between 2000-2002. Dr. Sakyiama completed her fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Elmhurst, NY between 2002-2004. Dr. Sakyiama is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and is licensed by the State of Illinois to practice medicine. Specific board certification in Adult Psychiatry was received in 2005 and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Certification was attained in 2009 through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Education & Training: Dr. Sakyiama received her Medical Doctorate from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1994. Her postgraduate residency training in psychiatry was completed at North West Anglia Healthcare Trust, UK between 1997-2000.  Higher specialist training in Adult Psychiatry was attained through University of Cambridge, UK between 2000-2002. Dr. Sakyiama completed her fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Elmhurst, NY between 2002-2004.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Background and Experience: Dr. Sakyiama provides medication evaluations and treatment for children from age 3 through adults. Her prior experience includes working with clients at the Covenant Medical Center in Iowa in the Psychiatry Clinic and Hospital for five years, in addition to another counseling agency in Illinois before joining Meier Clinics in October, 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special Interests & Services: Dr. Sakyiama is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and is licensed by the State of Illinois to practice medicine. Specific board certification in Adult Psychiatry was received in 2005 and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Certification was attained in 2009 through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Additional Info: Dr. Sakyiama is very committed to the Christian faith and strives to help clients draw on their faith for strength during times of crisis and difficulty. She has been working with clients for medication management since 1997.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sandy Bandel

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Education & Training: Sandy received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1999, her Masters of Arts in Education in 2009, and her Masters of Science in Nursing along with her Post-Masters Certificate as a Nurse Practitioner in 2015. She is credentialed as a Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Sandy is licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse and an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Illinois.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Background and Experience: Sandy has worked in a hospital in both the adolescent and adult psychiatric units, has worked with patients in an out-patient setting, and has worked in a school district since 2003. She also volunteers at an out-patient clinic caring for persons without insurance. Sandy has received training as a Stephen Minister at her Lutheran Church, which allows her to meet confidentially with others to actively listen to issues they may be dealing with, give them support and encourage them in their faith.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special Interests & Services: Nurse practitioners are mid-level health providers that successfully complete a Post-Master’s Degree program specifically intended to train Graduate level nurses to provide health care, education and treatment to their patients. Nurse practitioners are able to prescribe medications, order diagnostic tests, diagnose patients and treat them accordingly. Nurse practitioners are taught to educate patients about their health and options for treating any health conditions they may have.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Additional Info: Sandy has been married to her husband since 1978 and has two adult children and three adult step-children. She also has six grandchildren. She enjoys traveling and re-decorating her home, as well as spending time with her family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Patrick Fallon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education & Training: Patrick received his Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University (Deerfield Illinois) in 2018. Other education: Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (1977) from The Ohio State University, a Master of Arts degree in Special Education (1980) from Michigan State University, and a Master of Arts in Education degree in Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation Research (1988) from The University of Illinois at Chicago. He became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois in 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Background and Experience: Patrick completed his internship experience at a community counseling agency working with individuals, couples, and families. He also served in the counseling center at Trinity International University for his semester practicum experience. Prior to entering the field of mental health counseling, Patrick worked in various regular and special education positions (teaching, administration, consulting) in public education, grades K-12, for 30+ years. He also served for four years, part-time as the director of congregational support and care at a local church. He currently serves as the volunteer coordinator and co-facilitator of mental health support groups at this same church.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Special Interests & Services: Patrick works with clients 13 years and older. He draws from a variety of counseling approaches including cognitive behavioral (CBT), solution-focused (SF), acceptance and commitment (ACT), and strength-based and narrative therapies. Patrick provides an empathic, encouraging, and highly collaborative space in order to help his clients achieve their goals for counseling and he enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional Info: Patrick also offers reduced fees to clients who meet the financial guidelines. Patrick has experience teaching undergraduate students majoring in special education, presenting workshops, and leading short-term mission trips. He enjoys spending time with his family and is actively involved with his local church. His personal hobbies and interests include biking/hiking, learning to play the guitar, photography, model railroading, hearing live music, and volunteering with the American Red Cross in the areas of disaster mental health and general disaster assistance in the Chicago area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Education & Training: Kevin graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an MA in Counseling and holds an MS in Psychology as well as a BA in Religion. Kevin has been a pastor for thirty years and has worked as a child and adolescent counselor at Gateway Foundation in Aurora.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Background and Experience: Kevin uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy from a spiritual foundation to help his clients experience the freedom and peace God promises. Realizing that every relationship has challenges, he strives to provide a supportive environment where families can discover the answers they need for their unique situation in life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kelsie Helm

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Education & Training: Kelsie Helm is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. Kelsie holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University. She has experience in community-based mental health settings, working from a trauma-informed lens with individuals experiencing mental health challenges. Kelsie has worked with both children and adults providing both clinical counseling and an art-based approach to therapy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Background and Experience: Kelsie’s goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to feel valued and heard. In her work as a therapist, she seeks to partner with you as you process your own thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Kelsie looks forward to providing an authentic, non-judgmental, thoughtful therapeutic relationship as you seek to gain greater awareness of yourself and the world around you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kelly Marquie

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education & Training: Kelly graduated from Wheaton College with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at Meier Clinics in Wheaton, IL. Other training and work experience was gained in community, school, and hospital settings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Background and Experience: Kelly provides counseling for adolescents, adults, and older adults within individual, family, and marital sessions. She integrates psychodynamic and insight oriented approaches for an eclectic style of therapy to meet the needs of her clients.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additional Info: Kelly offers reduced fees to clients who meet the financial guidelines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Katie Cockrell

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Education & Training: I received both my Bachelor’s degree (2010) and Masters’s degree (2011) in Social Work at Aurora University in Aurora Illinois. I am clinically licensed in Illinois and received my clinical license in 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Background and Experience: My clinical background includes: Crisis intervention and assessment from 2012-2014: I worked with children and adolescents providing crisis intervention therapy for issues of depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, and family issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Special Interests & Services: I work with clients 18 years of age and older. I have experience working with couples and families as well. I see clients primarily struggling with grief-related issues, depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, addiction issues, relationship issues, and family-related issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Additional Info: I received 40 hours of sexual assault and trauma training from the YWCA. I have experience in community speaking, particularly talking about mental health care in the high school setting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LCPC

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Education & Training: Karen received her Master’s degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and is currently licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, which she utilizes with clients when appropriate. Karen is Phase I, II, and III Brainspotting trained and also certified in Accelerated Resloution Therapy for rapid treatment of trauma. Karen has been the keynote speaker at many seminars and conferences. Additionally, she has been on the radio and TV, and has written many articles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Background and Experience: Karen works with adolescents and adults in individual and family therapy specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and marital concerns. She joined Meier Clinics in 1990 and has over 20 years of experience, which includes working with crisis adolescents in a hospital setting as well as adults in a Day Hospital. Karen most enjoys marital counseling and helping people resolve traumas in their life. She specializes in helping couples rebuild their love and avoid divorce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special Interests & Services: Karen describes her therapy style as cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, spiritual, and eclectic. She feels honored to integrate scripture and prayer into her counseling and looks to the Bible for guidance and healing. Her goals for the client are for them to rely on biblical guidance for healing, and to help them deepen their faith and trust in God as the healer. Karen loves using her talents to lead others to trust God for healing and believes that deep healing can be obtained.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Additional Info: Karen is a co-author for the book “Christ’s Touch Changes Us: Embracing True Guilt and Breaking Free from False Guilt”.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education & Training: Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wheaton College.  He obtained his Master of Science in nursing degree from Depaul University and later completed his post-graduate advanced practice mental health certification at the University of St. Francis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Background and Experience: Joseph is board certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is nationally certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This allows Joseph to see clients across the lifespan including adolescents, adults and the elderly. His approach to psychiatric diagnosis and medication management utilizes a biopsychosocial perspective, along with evidence-based practice, to inform his clinical decision making.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Special Interests & Services: Joseph is an avid sports fan and loves to watch and play basketball. He also enjoys traveling with his wife and experiencing new cultures. Joseph’s Christian faith and worldview guide both his professional and personal life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John Hoekenga

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Education & Training: John received his Master of Arts degree in Counseling Ministries from Wheaton College and is a certified Prepare-Enrich marriage facilitator. In addition to his role at Meier Clinic, John is the Director of Care Ministries at Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, Illinois.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Additional Info: John is not eligible for insurance; therefore, he accepts reduced fees of $85 per session.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gary A Casaccio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MD

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Education & Training: Dr. Casaccio received his Medical Degree (M.D.) from Chicago Medical School with a psychiatry residency at Loyola University, and he is currently licensed in Illinois as a psychiatrist.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Background and Experience: Dr. Casaccio has worked at Meier Clinics since 1994. He is very interested in health, fitness, and nutrition.  His areas of specialty include depression, seasonal affective disorder, nutrition, and social anxiety disorder.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carol E Davis-Serpas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LCPC

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education & Training: Carol received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in 1991 and completed her clinical internship at the Illinois Psychiatric Institute. She has over eleven years of experience in psychiatric hospitals as a Christian counselor and has worked as an outpatient Christian counselor for nine years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Background and Experience: Carol joined Meier Clinics in June of 2004 and continues to provide individual and family therapy for adults and older adolescents. In addition to providing weekly outpatient therapy, Carol also works with clients in Meier Clinics’ Adult Day Program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Special Interests & Services: Carol describes her therapy style as warm but direct. She uses a variety of psychotherapy approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, insight oriented, dialectical behavior therapy, and client-centered methods to meet the needs of each individual client.  Carol has received specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma and grief.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional Info: Other issues that Carol frequently works with: Communication, Relationship Issues, Singleness, Conflict-Resolution, Grief /Loss Recovery, Marital Concerns, Feelings of Emptiness, Family Issues, Parenting, Trauma, Divorce, and Hopelessness.  Carol attends a local, non-denominational church and has one adult son. She accepts clients who qualify for a reduced fee based on financial guidelines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Luke Tseng

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Treatment Issues: Dr. Tseng has completed both his Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School.  Prior to entering his doctorate program, Dr. Tseng served as a cross-cultural worker in China for 2.5 years, teaching English to local students while also conducting member care for other cross-cultural workers.  More recently, he worked with individuals struggling from severe mood disorders in primary care mental health settings, including Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and Linden Oaks Hospital.  At Meier, Dr. Tseng provides therapeutic and testing services to adults and adolescents in outpatient therapy, and the Catalyst program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education & Training: Dr. Tseng specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a therapeutic orientation that combines the evidence-based background of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the humility and person-centered approaches found in Humanistic psychology.  Dr. Tseng is a firm believer that the key to meaningful change is to understand the self within our socio-cultural context.  This builds the foundation necessary to create space for intentional, yet flexible, change to occur.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Special Interests & Services: Some special areas of interest: missionary/member care, cross-cultural transition or relationship issues, race/ethnicity-related issues, depression-related disorders, anxiety-related disorders, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, suicidal ideation, and addiction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jane Jung

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Boundaries, Codependency, Cultural Identity, Depression, Family Issues, Grief/Loss, Loneliness, Marital Concerns, Parenting, Perfectionism, Rejection, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Injury, Spiritual Concerns, and Stress Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Education & Training: Dr. Jung received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University in 1999 and her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in 2005.  Her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology was attained from Wheaton College in 2010. She became a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of IL in 2013.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Background and Experience: In addition to outpatient counseling, Dr. Jung is also the Director of Breakaway, an intensive after-school program for adolescents at Meier Clinics. She also serves as the clinical coordinator of the ProActive Kids Foundation and trains staff in working with children and their families in preventing obesity. Dr. Jung was trained in PREPARE/ENRICH by Life Innovations, Inc. in 2009 and Family Wellness in 2007.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Special Interests & Services: Dr. Jung enjoys working with children, adolescents, couples, and women within individual, family, and marital counseling.  Her therapy style is relational, client-centered, insight-oriented, and eclectic.  Dr. Jung views therapy as a relational process that aims to provide hope and healing. She enjoys integrating faith into counseling with those who specifically desire this.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Additional Info: Dr. Jung is Korean-American and is married with two children. She enjoys strolling through beautiful gardens, drinking tea over coffee, and finding a good deal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Education & Training: Dr. Haas worked for six years in the outpatient department of a Community Mental Health Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. Her responsibilities included leading adolescent substance abuse groups, conducting extensive assessments for adolescents placed into state custody, working within the juvenile justice system, and providing services for outpatient and day hospital patients.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Background and Experience: Dr. Haas joined Meier Clinics in 2004 and has worked in a variety of settings with clients since 1998. Dr. Haas attained her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.  Her clinical internship was completed with Carolina Medical Group in Charlotte, North Carolina, which included rotations in primary care physicians’ offices, school-based services, mental health emergency rooms, as well as child and adult inpatient and outpatient services. Dr. Haas is licensed in the state of Illinois as a Clinical Psychologist.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Special Interests & Services: Dr. Haas currently counsels children, adolescents, and adults within individual, family, and marital counseling. She also provides psychological and A.D.H.D. testing. Approaches to eclectic therapy that Dr. Haas commonly utilizes include cognitive-behavioral, family oriented, and client-centered methods.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Additional Info: Dr. Haas attended the Illinois Marriage and Family Therapy conference on Forgiveness in 2010 and recently treated a family using the Maudsley approach for anorexia nervosa, a family-based treatment for adolescents with eating disorders. She also had an article published in Better Homes and Gardens on “Emotional Eating and Children.”

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