Elitza Lauterwasser, MA, LCPC
Elitza is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She received a Masters Degree from Argosy University and a Bachelors Degree from Loyola University. Elitza has worked with clients in outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings. She specializes in areas of Eating Disorders, PTSD, sexual trauma, self- injury, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, domestic violence, addictions, and personality disorders. Elitza provides individual, family, and couples therapy. She has experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy. She works with clients to explore life goals, values, strengths, and help them gain self-awareness in order to overcome challenges and help promote positive change.
Nancy Mulvihill, Ph.D., MA, LCPC
Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in forensic Psychology from Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Doctorate in Community Psychology from National Louis University. Nancy has specialized experience working with First Responders who are dealing with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and substance abuse. She also has experience working with domestic violence and the criminal justice system doing mental health evaluations. Nancy utilizes a variety of approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral, Psycho-dynamic, DBT, Solution-Focused and mindfulness strategies to help clients regain a positive outlook in their lives.
Rita Sanders, MA, LCPC
Rita has a solid background in diagnosing and providing treatment for a diverse clientele in a variety of settings. She provides individual, couple, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Rita is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Masters degree in counseling from Governors State University. She is experienced in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger management, phobias, trauma/abuse survivors, grief/loss issues and relationship conflicts. Rita's approach is to emphasize and build upon her client's strengths, teach life skills and healthy coping skillsto improve their quality of life and to find resolution to internal and external conflicts.
Kyle Lisowski, Ed. S, LCPC
Kyle is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with an Educational Specialist degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Kyle's eclectic approach incorporates 3rd Wave Cognitive Behavior Therapy including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Kyle specializes in treating 'phase of life' issues, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship struggles, and trauma. Kyle is motivated to help his client's reach the changes they want to see in their own lives.
Kristina Staack, MA, LCPC
Kristina is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master's degree from Adler University. She has experience working withboth adolescents and adults. Kristen has provided individual, group, couples, and family therapy in a variety of outpatient settings. She has a background in treating bipolar disorder, psychosis, depression, trama, as well as relationship conflicts, low self-esteem, and communication issues. Kristina has a collaborative approach to therapy where she helps individuals identify their values, goals, and strengths to develop healthy coping skills and improve overall wellness and quality of life. When working with couples, Kristina utilizes Gottman methods to build a stronger relationship and cope with conflict.
Victoria Victorenko, MS, LSW
Vickie is a licensed Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Aurora University and Masters of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University. Vickie has experience working in medical settings including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Physical Rehabilitation Hospitals and Community Hospital settings working with individuals on a broad spectrum of issues. Additionally, Vickie has over 8 years doing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) with children who are diagnosed with Autism, as well as a certificate in Health Coaching, working with individuals to make lifestyle changes. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults by focusing on areas including self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress management, medical and health concerns, grief and loss, work and vocational issues. Vickie uses a variety of interventions in a collaborative, client centered approach while establishing a supportive and empathetic relationship to help clients see themselves from a strengths perspective and achieve their personal goals.
Rachel Zajicek, MSW, LCSW
Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and is currently working on her Doctorate in Social Work through Aurora University. Rachel has several years' experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults in residential, outpatient, and inpatient settings. Working with individuals to help them become better versions of themselves is where her passion lies! Rachel has experience working with individuals and families cope with anxiety, depression, and various life transitions (including grief/loss, divorce, medical diagnoses, and school/career changes). She uses different clinical approaches including: client-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, systems theory and motivational interviewing. Rachel strives to normalize her clients' past experiences and create a safe, non-judgmental space, in order to help them uncover their strengths and interests to be able to live their best lives.
Jamilah Akbar, MA, LCPC
Jamilah is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who obtained her Masters degree from Roosevelt University. Jamilah provides counseling services to children, adolescents and adults and has extensive experience working with a variety of issues including ADHD, oppositional and conduct disorders, adjustment and attachment issues, self-injury, adoption issues, anxiety and depression. Jamilah utilizes various therapeutic techniques such as cognitive/behavioral, solution-focused, family systems, directive and non-directive play therapy and client centered therapy. Jamilah strives to establish a supportive and trusting environment to help clients acquire skills they need to achieve their therapeutic goals.
Katrina Neubauer, MA, LCPC
Katrina is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis University. She specializes in treating anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, self-esteem issues, interpersonal relationship struggles, and trauma. Within the therapeutic relationship, Katrina takes a collaborative, client-centered approach while promoting vulnerability and open, honest communication. Katrina strives to establish a supportive, trusting and empathetic relationship with individuals to assist them in improving on the skills needed to achieve their goals and live abundant, healthy, fulfilled lives.
Annette Krason, MA, LCPC
Annette is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who obtained her Master’s degree from Saint Xavier University. She has a wide range of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Annette has a background in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, grief/loss, and substance abuse. Annette takes a client-centered approach, values psychoeducation to empower clients, and utilizes cognitive behavior therapy and other research-based techniques. She helps clients recognize their own strengths, clarify goals, develop coping skills, and make positive changes in their lives. Annette believes that therapy can support individuals in becoming their best selves and find clarity and comfort in the direction of their lives.
Andrea Swanson, MA, LCPC
Andrea Swanson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been providing therapeutic services since 2010. She has clinical experience working with all age groups, including adults, with specific emphasis with children and adolescents. She has experience doing individual, group, and family therapy in an outpatient and partial hospitalization setting. Andrea uses a variety of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Play Therapy, which will be tailored to you and your family or individually, to help meet your needs and achieve your therapy goals.
She has experience working with a variety of issues, including anxiety disorders, depression, self-injurious behavior, anger management, ADHD, ODD, social skills, self-esteem, communication issues and conflict resolution. Andrea believes that the therapeutic relationship is an important part of successful treatment and will begin establishing this from the first session.
Chris Wild, MA, LPC, PEL
Chris is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and received his Master's degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. During his undergraduate studies, Chris majored in Psychology and Physical Education at Elmhurst College, while playing college football. At this time, Chris is working with adolescents as a School Counselor within a local Junior High. Chris has been working with adolescents for the past eight years in a variety of settings including outpatient PHP/IOP at Alexian Brother Behavioral Health Hospital, inpatient at Linden Oaks, Junior High School, and school coaching. Chris's experiences as well as ability to build and maintain therapeutic relationships with his clients is a vast and invaluable skill. Chris strives to provide a safe space where clients can feel and seek no judgment as he helps them to reach their greatest potential.
Marie A. Kress, MS, LCPC, NCC
Marie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Masters of Science in Human Services Degree from Capella University with a specialty in mental health counseling. Her undergraduate studies were completed at DePaul University in the field of psychology. Marie's professional background consists of providing counseling services to individuals, couples and families since 2007 in a variety of settings to diverse clientele. She has experience diagnosing and treating a variety of mental health issues including mood, anxiety and behavioral disorders, trama, psychosis and personality disorders. Marie uses cognitive-behavioral and play therapy interventions as well as positive, client-centered talk therapy to assist clients with finding symptom relief while building self-esteem. She is a strong proponent of psycho education and enjoys aligning with and engaging clients in building awareness around mental wellness to help them improve overall quality of life.
Laura Jackman, MA, LCPC
Laura is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and received her Masters degree from Wheaton College. Laura specializes and is clinically trained in the area of marriage/family counseling. Laura also works with individual adults who present with various concerns including depression, relational issues, anxiety, some forensic work, life transitions, grief, and life coaching. Laura works with clients to ameliorate psychological and emotional pain with caring, compassionate counseling. Her approach to therapy is straightforward, honest, empathetic, and relational. Laura's goal is to assist client's to modify their ineffective thoughts and behavior patterns to better achieve their life goals, arriving with a sense of contentment, fulfillment, and resolution.
Kristen Cooke, MSW, LCSW
Kristen Cooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained her Master's Degree from Dominican University. Kristen has her School Social Worker certificate and also works in an Elementary School District. She has worked with youth, young adults, and families for over 10 years in a variety of settings including foster care, residential homes for DCFS wards of the state with severe mental health diagnosis, and therapeutic day schools. Kristen Also has experience working with youth from the Juvenile Justice System and a variety of Chicagoland impatient psychiatric hospitals. She has extensive experience working with youth and young adults with anxiety, depression, self-injury, suicidal ideation, mood disorders, ADHD, grief, and trama. Kristen is able to build positive relationships with hard to reach clients and families. She is determined to make her clients feel safe and comfortable while building a postive therapeutic relationship in a non-judgemental enviroment. Kristen utilizes a variety of techniques such as mindfulness, play therapy, art therapy, solution focused brief therapy, and Dialectical behavior therapy. Through the strengths and perspective Kristen's goal as a therapist is to help her clients recognize their personal strengths, achieve life goals and achieve personal happiness.