Online Clinical Professionals

Erica is focused on providing a collaborative and trusting therapeutic environment to help clients heal. Using warmth, humor, and directness, Erica aims to empower clients of all identities.

Location: Online & In-Person in Chicago

With the core belief that we learn from the part of the story we focus on, Dean takes a narrative client-centered approach to develop ways in which to heal from past wounds, integrate new skills, and remain present in the life we live today.

 

Location: Online & In-Person in Naperville

My approach to therapy is to foster a supportive and nonjudgmental environment. I believe in a strengths-based and collaborative approach to therapy. As your therapist, we will build upon your strengths in order to empower you to face life with your best foot forward. Together, we can build a plan that makes you feel safe, is unique to your experience and celebrates your identity.

Location: Online and In-Person, KCC

From a trauma-informed lens, Rebecca creates a safe and therapeutic space for individuals and couples to identify and healthily express big emotions – whether it be anger, fear, joy, or sadness – knowing that these are typically emotions we often try to minimize. 

Location: Online & In person in Chicago.

Through using evidence-based practices, Briana partners with clients on their journey to help water these seeds as they reclaim their purpose and connect with their higher version of themselves. Briana has a background in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and social work with strong interests in holistic, trauma-informed, and mindfulness-based approaches.

Location: Online, IVCC

Have you noticed patterns that leave you feeling hopeless, disconnected, or heartbroken? 

My therapeutic approach is to meet people with unconditional acceptance and care while using Relational Cultural Theory. Together, we can explore patterns, your identities, dismantle guilt and shame, and cultivate trust within yourself.

Bilingual-Spanish

Location: Online, IVCC

Joe Phillips is a MSW intern currently enrolled at Tulane School of Social Work. Due to graduate in December he is focused on utilizing the techniques he is learning to help individuals from all backgrounds to overcome obstacles in achieving their best possible lives. Joe believes that creating a safe place that is free from judgment for his clients to have open and honest conversations about where they are at and where they would like to go is the key to helping them achieve happiness and fulfillment.

Location: Online and In-Person, KCC

Kaitlan Johnson believes everyone deserves to have a fulfilling counseling experience. Kaitlin concentrates on making sure clients feel heard and seen.

Locations: Online – IL, and In person at Phalanx Family Services in Chicago.

In my counseling practice, I hold the belief that individuals are not defined by their traumas. Instead, I aim to empower clients to overcome life’s challenges by harnessing their inner strengths. Let’s work together and navigate the path towards resilience and personal growth.

Location: Online & In person in Chicago.

Alissa Rosen is dedicated to providing exceptional care and effective treatment plans that are tailored to the goals and needs of each client.


Locations: Online, Illinois
Pronouns: She/Her

Maria’s approach is informed by the belief that our bodies carry and hold more than we realize, disconnection from self – mental, emotional, and physical can make navigating life stressful and sometimes even scary. Reconnection and awareness can bring grounding, peace, and healing.


Locations: Online, Illinois

The Greatest Showman: THIS IS ME​ (song) 

 

This song really spoke to me when I heard it the first time. Something we have been thru is not all of who we are. We are glorious just as we are. Every one of us is a work in progress and that is what I am here for to help you heal those parts of you that are hurting you and to help you show the world that you that is GLORIOUS.

 

Using a person-centered approach, I incorporate mindfulness techniques and mind-body-spirit connection during our work together.


Locations: Online – IL
IN person & Online – Florida

Ashley Patterson is a compassionate therapist, who works with children, adolescents, adult individuals, and couples. Her techniques utilize mindfulness in combination with CBT and DBT therapy.


Location: Online, Illinois

Bazz joins us as an experienced Clinician who, as a queer and non binary healer, believes in creating space where you can be your full and authentic self.


Locations: Online, Illinois
Pronouns: They/Them

We go through life trying to make sense of it all; the good, the bad, and the ugly cries in between.  You do not have to do this alone. Whatever life throws at us, it is important that we stay balanced, healthy, and true to ourselves. I believe we all have the ability to find the power within ourselves to overcome any of life’s obstacles.

 

Bilingual-Spanish

Location: Online, IVCC

Hello there, beautiful creature of nature! Now I know, it is often said that it is unwise to “assume” but I’m a firm believer that assumptions are a necessary pre-lude to the expansion of one’s knowledge and clarity. It’s what you plan to do with that assumption but more importantly how you communicate and find supporting evidence to legitimize your findings that is essential. 

 

Locations: Online and in-person in FL

Renee Edwards is committed to helping her patients finding answers without judgement, specializing in working with veterans and other high-risk work-related issues.


Locations: Online in FL and IL

Julie Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a focus on individual goals and specific needs, creating a safe and supportive space for all her clients.


Locations: In person in Florida & online in Illinois

Michael Alexander-Luz is our Director of Student Training, with specialized training in youth/adolescents, LGBTQ+, abuse/trauma history, and WPATH Standards.


Locations: In person & online Florida.
Online, IL.

Michelle Thorpe is passionate about fostering client’s resiliency. Through a holistic based approach, working to help clients handle strong emotions.

Location: Online & In person in Chicago.

Have you weighed the pros and cons but still struggle to determine your next move? Does it feel like your feelings are often dismissed or misunderstood? No matter what you do, does it feel like you cannot escape that feeling of loneliness? 

 

When working with me, I want all my clients to feel comfortable and safe while feeling heard and validated.

Locations: In person & online in Florida

Are you struggling to “find yourself” or your purpose in life? Do you feel overwhelmed with obstacles in life and that no one understands what you are going through? Life can be hard in general and particularly so when you feel you have no support. Many people learn to isolate themselves when feelings of anxiety and depression arise, which only makes those feelings worse and can lead to more long-term issues.

Locations: In person & online in Florida.

We are all learning to adapt and thrive in this digital age due to the social and political impacts we face, and with this our mental health suffers. I primarily work with teens and adults who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and their families and loved ones.

Locations: In person & online in Florida.

Struggling to manage life’s challenges or unmet goals? I specialize in helping adults, couples, and families improve mental well-being. Together, we create a supportive space to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I offer personalized strategies and tools to empower positive change. Schedule an appointment and take a step toward a better you.

Location: Online & In person in Naperville.

Dalton Williams has a passion for compassion. He always wants to create a warm and welcoming environment where clients can feel comfortable and accepted while traversing whatever they may be going through Building a collaborative and equal relationship that works towards beneficial solutions and realizing goals is of the utmost importance to his practice.

Locations: Online Florida

Jessica Oladapo is a warm and inviting therapist dedicated to assisting clients in developing resilience and wellness as a state of being.

Locations: Online- IL and In person in Chicago

Feeling unheard? Feeling misunderstood? Feeling lost or abandoned? Feeling like time has passed you by and you’ve missed the mark? Feeling unmotivated? Or like you’ve lost yourself?

If so, then, I am who you’ve been searching for!

Locations: In person & online in Florida.

Using a client-led and holistic approach, I aim to foster a calm and supportive environment where clients can discuss a wide range of challenges they are facing. Life has many complexities, and we will collaborate to develop methods of coping and working through these complexities that are tailored to your individual needs.

Locations: Online and In-Person in FL

Our stories and experiences have a powerful impact on us. How we learn and make meaning of these experiences and how we choose to define ourselves have even more power. My hope is to offer guidance, tools, and unconditional care and support to hear you and work together to meet your goals so that you can live an empowered and meaningful life as your genuine authentic self.
 

Locations: Online and In-Person in Chicago

Dr. Jessica Swenson is a warm and compassionate clinical therapist and Community Psychologist who specializes in Relationships. So, that doesn’t mean just romantic couples: it also encompasses all the other relationships we have – parents, siblings, children, community, extended family, your boss or employees, friends and of course, your romantic partner. 

Currently, she is accepting new clients.

Locations: In-Person & Online in Naperville

With a proven track record spanning over 15 years in public service, Jen Brens is an esteemed authority in workplace mental health and mental health first aid training. Her diverse portfolio includes pivotal roles in nonprofit organizations, city establishments, learning institutions, and chamber bodies. A notable highlight of her service is her tenure as the president of the board for the chamber of commerce and her leadership as the executive director for a public television station.