Meier Clinics

Healing the Wounds from a Narcissistic Mother

The second in a three-episode series on narcissistic mothers. Dr. Lisa Day talks about the challenges of growing up and learning to parent yourself in healthy ways the harmful and long term effects from being raised by a narcissistic mother. 

Healing the Wounds from a Narcissistic Mother

The second in a three-episode series on narcissistic mothers. Dr. Lisa Day talks about the challenges of growing up and learning to parent yourself in healthy ways the harmful and long term effects from being raised by a narcissistic mother. 

Ariel Soule

B.A, Intern

Treatment Issues: ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Aspergers, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Codependency, Trauma, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Intimacy Concerns, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Spiritual Concerns.

Education and Training:  (Current Student) Master of Arts in Behavioral Health Counseling, from Northwest University, Kirkland WA, 2022-2025. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from Northwest University. Kirkland WA, 2022.

Background and Experience: Ariel has experience working as a registered behavior technician with adolescents who have Autism. Volunteered peer counseling services at a homeless shelter for adults with various mental health issues. Additionally, she has experience with providing individual and group therapy sessions.

Special Interests and Services: Ariel has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in clinical and volunteer settings. Ariel developed a passion for treating Autism when working with adolescents using Applied Behavioral Analysis. She is passionate about helping other people with ADHD learn skills to help them tackle their struggles. Utilizing a research based approach that is tailored to the individual needs of each client, Ariel is passionate about incorporating tools from various therapeutic modalities including but not limited to person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, creative expressive arts, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and emotionally focused therapy.

Additional Information: Ariel enjoys traveling and deeply appreciates any form of artistic expression. Additionally, she enjoys spending time in nature, watching movies and reading books.

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)

                                                                      Claudia Haas

                                                                      PsyD

                                                                                                                                        Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Asperger’s Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Communication Problems, Conflict-Resolution, Cultural Issues, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Family Issues, Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Marital Concerns, Self-Worth Issues, Trauma

                                                                                                                                        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.”

                                                                                                                                        Jane Jung

                                                                                                                                        PsyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Jane Jung is a licensed psychologist at Meier Clinics.  She has worked with individuals, couples, and families for 16 years on issues such as anxiety, depression, complex PTSD, low self-esteem, relationship struggles, parenting, major life transitions, and spiritual faith issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kristen McKnight

                                                                                                                                                                                                          PsyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Treatment Issues: Bipolar Disorder, Boundaries, Communication, Overeating Issues, Feelings of Emptiness, Managing Stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Concerns, Same-Sex Attraction, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, and Spiritual Issues

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Education & Training: Kris received her Doctorate from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 1992. She is currently a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Background and Experience: Kris has been working with Meier Clinics since 1991. She works with men and women for individual counseling, from approximately age 18 through adulthood, including senior citizens. Kris describes her therapy style as relational, interpersonal, insight oriented, and cognitive-behavioral. She particularly enjoys working with clients who desire to integrate Christian truths and principles into their therapy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Special Interests & Services: For clients who desire to integrate Christian truths and principles into the counseling sessions, I especially value being able to openly talk about God in the sessions and to help clients understand how unhealthy views of God can impact how we view ourselves, others, and the world. I believe that God is the ultimate source of healing and that our worth and value come from being in a relationship with God. For clients who are not seeking Christian counseling, I desire to be (imperfectly) the unspoken presence of Christ through listening, caring, and displaying high respect for each person who enters my office.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Additional Info: In her free time, she enjoys daily walks, reading, gardening, and most importantly- being with her family and grandchildren. Kris has been married to Scot since 1973.  They have two adult, married children, and two grandchildren.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Luke Tseng

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Psy.D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Carol E Davis-Serpas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LCPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Self Injury

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gary A Casaccio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Treatment Issues: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Nutrition, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gary A Casaccio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Treatment Issues: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Nutrition, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John Hoekenga

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Treatment Issues: John serves as the Chaplain for Meier Clinics’ Catalyst program in Wheaton and also offers pastoral counseling for adolescents, adults, couples and families who are navigating the issues that life presents, including Grief/Loss, Engagement/Marriage, Conflict resolution, Stress/Anxiety management, Life adjustments, Doubt/Crisis of faith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Joseph Rahman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Karen Watson-Jarvis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LCPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Codependency, Depression, Dissociation, Divorce, Grief, Isolation, Marital Issues, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationships, Self Esteem, Shame, Spiritual Concerns, Trust

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Katie Cockrell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LCSW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Treatment Issues: Specialties I work with are: Grief, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harming behaviors, relationship issues, family issues, and life complications/stressors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kelly Marquie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PsyD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Communication, Eating Disorders, Depression, Family Issues, Identity, Loss, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Marital Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Injury, and Spiritual Issues

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kelsie Helm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MA, LCPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Treatment Issues: Kelsie has partnered with individuals navigating trauma recovery, relational challenges, short and long-term homelessness, mental health related legal involvement, self-concept/self-esteem, addiction support, and grief processing. Kelsie utilizes aspects of various trauma-informed therapeutic approaches including: cognitive behavioral therapy, Adlerian, and tenets of dialectical behavioral therapy. She believes in the value of caring for the whole person — mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually — and the role that a safe therapeutic space can have in that process.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kevin Pruitt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LMFT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Treatment Issues: Kevin is licensed in marriage and family therapy and provides counseling for couples, adolescents, and their families. He offers support for married couples experiencing relational challenges at every stage, from marriage preparation throughout the course of family development. His work with parents and adolescents, both separately and together, helps facilitate healthier family relationships and dynamics.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Patrick Fallon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MA, LPC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Treatment Issues: Anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment disorders, panic disorder, social anxiety, conflict management and resolution, relationships, self-compassion, aging-related issues, parenting concerns, life transitions, anger and stress management, health concerns, spirituality, school issues/challenges, as well as grief and loss.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sandy Bandel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          APRN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Treatment Issues: Sandy frequently works with adults with the following clinical concerns: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Health Issues, Panic Disorder, Personality Disorders, and Sleep Disorders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Theresa Sakyiama

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