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When Life Feels Like One Long Failure

Feel like a failure? Like you don’t deserve happiness? That even if you could behappy, the rug would be yanked out from under you? You might be wrestling with something therapists call cognitive distortion. Cognitive distortion happens when your mind imagines things that aren’t true — and then uses those inaccurate concepts to reinforce negative […]

What Is Beauty?

The word “Beauty” has come to mean something very specific in modern American society. Thin and or muscular have become the only acceptable physiques, despite the utter impossibility of achieving these standards, faced by the strong majority of the population. We need to make a conscious decision, moving forward to base our perceptions of beauty […]

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


                                                                      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


                                                                                                                                        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


                                                                                                                                                                                                          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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Steve C. Lee


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Curt Calas


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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. 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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cindy Bandukwala


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Matthew Dzikowski


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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 for information about participating states and additional information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monica Grana


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ines Chen

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hezekiah Franklin


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Lisa Day

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