Providers

Jenna McDonnell

Jenna McDonnell has her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She specializes in working with those who struggle with self-injury and trauma related disorders, as well depression and anxiety. She is passionate about helping clients build insight into how feelings and experiences affect both the mind and body. She works with teens and adults to build a collaborative, meaningful relationship and uses an eclectic therapeutic approach in order to assist clients in growth and healing.

 

Svitlana Volos

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Svitlana has over 8 years of experience as a Neurotherapy Practitioner providing EEG Biofeedback training. She helps clients reduce or eliminate chronic pain, migraines, depression, anxiety, insomnia, substance abuse, PTSD, fibromyalgia and more. She has proven to be more successful than other traditional medical procedures. Neurofeedback is a safe, widely recognized and non-medication approach for many conditions. It uses the power of the mind for personal healing.

 

Megan Baumdicker

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Megan Baumdicker graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Science. Megan is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist. She treats children as well as adults. Meghan has experience treating unique diagnoses varying from sensory processing disorder, movement disorders, developmental disabilities, genetic disorders, home safety modification, autism, and overall holistic health guidance. She provides a treatment plan that improves numerous aspects of wellness while providing support to both her client and their family.

 

Anita Johnson

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Anita is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with over 20 years of experience. She works with individuals experiencing depression\anxiety, relationship issues, women’s issues, disability awareness, workplace issues, and more. Anita is well-versed in stress management techniques, positive problem solving, self-esteem building, and effective ways to handle frustration. Her focus is teaching clients how to rebuild their lives by identifying and tapping into sources of inner strength. This process of self-discovery and self-care often leads to wholeness of mind, body, and spirit.

Briana Jakubik

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Briana Jakubik has her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler School of Professional Psychology. Briana specializes in trauma, multiple diagnosis, parenting education, and LGBTQ-related issues. However, she is especially talented at treating children, teens, and adults with anxiety and depression. She has experience working with groups as well as in individual sessions. Briana is passionate about building a trusting relationship while focusing on solutions based on each person’s unique experiences to facilitate change.

 

Julie Trytek Vague

Julie Trytek Vague is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a Masters in Community Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University.  She has over 15 years of experience including extensive history in working with adults experiencing substance use issues, mood disorders, relationship issues, LGBTQ-related issues, trauma, and women’s issues.  In addition, she has experience in working with eating disorders.  Julie works collaboratively with her clients using a combination of Motivational Interviewing, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  She believes in assisting her clients in achieving their goals while empowering them and instilling hope.  Julie uses a compassionate and empathetic approach to assist her clients in finding life-style balance and living a meaningful life.​

Rachel Ackerman

Rachel Ackerman has her Master’s degree in Counseling and Art therapy from Adler University in Chicago. She has a passion for treating families and young children from birth to old age, as well as individuals with disabilities. Rachel also has experience working with at risk families and survivors of domestic violence. She specializes in using visual arts healing to assist with parenting, pregnancy, relationships, anxiety and depression.

Wes Salsbury

Wes Salsbury obtained a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education and Clinical Psychology at Western Kentucky University. Wes has held his Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) license since 2000. Much of his therapeutic work has been with children and adolescents and their parents. Initially trained as a Client-Centered clinician, he studied at the Jungian Institute in Chicago where he developed an understanding of ego and its effects on character development.

His skills include an understanding of the benefits and concerns of psychiatric medications and his awareness of psychodynamic issues of adolescent males and adult men. Wes understands that counseling may not be about diagnosis. Often times, it is a therapeutic process which may lead people to a better understanding of deep rooted issues, which may go beyond the initial motivation to seek counseling.

 

Cheri Bennett

Cheri is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International Graduate School in Deerfield, IL. Cheri’s interests include working with families, adolescents, and women at all stages of life. She enjoys helping adolescents and parents navigate their relationship and work with the struggles of the teen years. She has extensive training in working with women who are in difficult relationships, or who are in partnerships with men with sexual addictions.   She understands transitions, moving to new places, and the challenges of starting over ( whether after divorce or other transitions)

Cheri enjoys helping clients who want to include their spirituality as part of their therapy, and who also want the best psychological help to accompany their faith.

 

Roxanne Gajewski

Roxanne is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s degree in Counseling from Adler University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Roxanne has experience working with adolescents and adults in both an individual and group setting. Most of her experience has been working with those whom are experiencing substance use issues, depression, anxiety, relational issues, trauma, and more. Roxanne‘s goal is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship, in which her clients feel safe opening up and working through unresolved issues. She strives to help her clients identify and process their issues in order to help them better themselves and live a meaningful life.

Donna Mare

Donna holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University, licensed in Illinois. Donna has been in the Mental Health field for over 10 years. Donna’s experience is extensive when helping others with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and healthy relationships. Donna has experience in running groups and individual therapy. Donna is also an RN, Board Certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Donna is caring, understanding and will never judge issues important to you. Donna believes in a person’s strengths and feels Mindfulness is a very powerful tool in helping people reach their goals.

Erica Bland

Erica is a certified Reiki Practitioner; she was certified at Gyan Yog Breath in Rishikesh, India. She has experience treating adults and children. She works with those are seeking relief from stress, depression/anxiety, insomnia, physical pain, low self-esteem, substance abuse and other imbalances.  She works with the unseen “life force energy” that already flows through us and enlivens us. Reiki can be likened to an energetic massage that activates the natural healing processes within and restore us to a state of physical and emotional well-being. Her goal is to provide her clients with not only relief, but also a sense of balance and inner peace.

 

Tammie Walker

Tammie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Master’s degree from Governors State University in University Park IL. Tammie’s interest includes working with families, couples and children with grief therapy focusing on related fields of relevance to bereavement or to those who care for bereaved people.

In addition, Tammie has a great passion in Mindfulness meditation and strongly believe that mindfulness practice with emphasis on presence, acceptance, and the ever-changing impermanence of life, can have beneficial effects for mitigating symptoms of complicated grief. Tammie has experience working with anxiety, depression and behavior modification.

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