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Alyssa Antos, LSW

Alyssa Antos

Alyssa Antos, LSW, believes in creating an open, comfortable, and understanding environment where clients can find the healing, courage, and hope they desire. Alyssa received a BSW from Lewis University and an MSW from Aurora University. She was formerly an ABA therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum, and also has experience working with children…

Victoria Astrosky, LPC

Victoria Astrosky

Victoria Astrosky, LPC, promotes a non-judgmental and empathetic therapeutic relationship to meet each client where he or she is presently. She includes several tools and collaborates with each client to fulfill his or her goals. Victoria earned both her BA and MA from Southern Illinois University. She has previous experience working in an outpatient setting…

Damaria Bates, LCPC

Damaria Bates

Damaria Bates, LCPC, CADC, meets clients where they are and offers support while they achieve their goals. She serves children, adolescents and adults with an eclectic, results-oriented approach. Damaria earned a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in clinical mental health counseling from Chicago State University. She has over a decade of experience treating children…

Tonya Battle, LCPC, PsyD

Dr. Tonya Battle

Dr. Tonya Battle, PsyD, LCPC, believes in the capacity of the human spirit to change, adjust and overcome life’s challenges. Dr. Battle is available for individual, couples, spiritual/Christian counseling, and group therapy. She also offers psychological testing for clients of all ages. Dr. Battle is both a PsyD and LCPC with nearly two decades of…

Robert Beach, LPC

Robert Beach

Robert Beach, LPC, sees therapy as a team effort, and he loves helping children, adolescents, and families make progress and reach their goals. Robert earned an undergraduate degree from University of Iowa, an M.A. in teaching from Olivet Nazarene University, and an M.A. in school counseling from Concordia University. In addition to his role at…

Erica Bell, LMFT

Erica Bell

Erica Bell, LMFT, provides a welcoming environment where clients feel safe to open up in a non-judgmental space. She empowers her clients to be an active part of the therapeutic process and works with them to achieve goals and create a life balance. Erica received a BA from DePaul University and an MA from Northern…

Cindy Bill, LCSW

Cindy Bill

Cindy Bill, LCSW, CRADC, CCTP, collaborates with clients to find solutions. She realizes that goals and motivation for treatment change over time, and she helps clients adjust and progress as these changes occur. Cindy received both an undergraduate degree and an MSW from Aurora University. She has extensive social service experience including homelessness prevention, additions,…

Kijuana Boulrece, LPC

Kijuana Boulrece

Kijuana Boulrece, LPC, believes any goal can be achieved with action, consistency and accountability, and she gets great satisfaction with helping clients through that process. Kijuana received a Masters of Counseling from Northwestern University and an MBA from North Central College. Throughout her career, she worked in both teaching and counseling roles to help students…

Dr. Ruby Brar, MD

Dr. Ruby Brar

Dr. Manjinder (Ruby) Brar, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, considers a patient’s environment, life experiences, physical and psychological factors when diagnosing and treating emotional issues. Her comprehensive yet balanced approach puts adults struggling with depression, bipolar conditions, addictions, ADHD, schizophrenia, PTSD, and more on the path to a more fulfilling life. Dr. Brar earned an MD from Saba…

Deb Brozewski, LCPC, CADC

Deb Brozewski

Deb Brozewski, LCPC, CADC, is collaborative and non-judgmental, knowing the decision to enter therapy can be difficult. Deb assists clients in assessing and developing strengths to empower positive and healthy decisions. Deb received both a BA and an MA from Northern Illinois University. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with substance…

Amber Burchett

Amber Burchett

Amber Burchett, LPC, helps clients identify emotions and strengths to lead them to a successful life. She knows change doesn’t happen when we are comfortable, and Amber is here to guide clients as they expose themselves and step out of their comfort zones. Amber earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree in clinical psychology from…

Tara Cassidy, LCSW

Tara Cassidy

Tara Cassidy, LCSW, enjoys helping children, adolescents, and adults with various challenges such as anxiety, depression, parenting issues, trauma, substance abuse, and behavioral issues. Tara received an undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and an MSW from University of Illinois at Chicago. By providing a genuine atmosphere of acceptance and warmth, Tara helps individuals feel…

Adianis Contreras

Adianis Contreras

Adianis Contreras, Clinical Intern, wants each of her clients to reach a place of hope. Hope is the precursor of change. Without hope, it is difficult to come up with a goal or create steps to get out of an undesired situation. Adianis received a psychology degree from University of Missouri  and is currently finishing…

Kate Culen, LCSW

Kate Culen

Kate Culen, Chief Clinical Officer, uses her extensive experience with at-risk children and adults to lead the clinical team at Edgewood. In addition to her leadership duties, Kate helps clients navigate the challenges of mood disorders, life transitions, family instability, relationship problems, and grief. Kate received a BA from Ball State University and an MSW…

Mary D’Adam, LPC, CADC

Mary D'Adam

Mary D’Adam, LPC, CADC, creates a calm, inviting space where clients feel safe to explore their struggles and collaborate on ways to move forward when ready. Mary received a BSW from Illinois State University and an MA from Governors State University. Her previous experience includes work as a residential counselor, community support specialist, and group…

Cecilia Deandresi, LCPC

Cecilia Deandresi

Cecilia Deandresi, LCPC, assists each individual to reach their goals in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Cecilia is a National Certified Counselor and received an MA from Chicago State University. She has experience working in a variety of settings including community mental health, residential, hospitals and volunteered to help those in the community. Throughout her…

Julia Dombrow, LPC

Julia Dombrow

Julia Dombrow, LPC, introduces healthy strategies to encourage change and healing for her clients. She is able to help clients work and persevere to reach goals, even if the path looks different than initially imagined. Julia received an MSEd from Northern Illinois University. Prior to joining Edgewood, she worked in both inpatient and community mental…

Dr. Sanjeev Dwivedi

Dr. Sanjeev Dwivedi

Dr. Sanjeev Dwivedi, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, believes you don’t have to navigate mental health challenges on your own, and he is here to provide care to children, adolescents, and adults with issues such as OCD, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. Dr. Dwivedi completed his  fellowship at the Institute for Juvenile Research and his residency at Chicago Medical…

Cindy Edwards, APN, PMHNP-BC

Cindy Edwards

Cindy Edwards, APN, PMHNP-BC, helps each client achieve and maintain emotional, mental and physical well being through a combination of self-care, therapy, medication management, and positive social interactions. Cindy earned a BS degree, MS in Nursing, and PMHNP from the University of Texas at Austin. Her career background includes positions at various health centers and…

Jenni Ford

Jenni Ford

Jenni Ford, LCPC, ATR-BC, LMHC, helps clients feel safe, secure, and supported to make positive changes in their lives. Her therapy style encourages creativity within structure and gently attunes to each client’s deep strengths to help them lean into their truth and advocate for their needs. Jenni is a licensed clinical professional counselor providing support…

Megan France, LCPC

Megan France

Megan France, LCPC, strives to connect clients to their own internal strength and wisdom so that ultimately they become their own therapist. She loves helping clients reach their goals and heal past wounds. Megan earned a BA from Gordon College and an MA from Wheaton College. Her previous experience includes clinical management positions as well…

Amber Franco

Amber Franco

Amber Franco, Psychiatry Department Director, manages operations so our doctors can focus on patient care. Her goal is to ensure patients receive a comfortable and individualized experience as they work through difficult times. Amber received a BA from University of Illinois and an MA from Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining Edgewood, she…

Rebecca Gadomski, LCSW

Rebecca Gadomski

Rebecca Gadomski, President and COO, has been counseling individuals and families for nearly two decades. She believes therapy is a process of self-exploration through which people increase self-awareness and realize the power they have to make changes in life. Rebecca will do whatever it takes to best serve her clients, and she stresses this philosophy…

Michael Gadmonski

Michael Gadomski

Michael Gadomski, Facilities and Expansion Director, oversees our maintenance operations and explores client-focused opportunities for growth. Michael received a BA from University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining Edgewood, he served as a Clinic Director in the health wellness, orthopedic rehabilitation, and fitness industry. With his experience in healthcare leadership and his knowledge about…

Shelly Gessler, LPC

Shelly Gessler

Shelly Gessler (she, her, hers), LPC, believes people are greater than the sum of their parts, so her counseling reflects a holistic, mind-body approach. She encourages clients to explore their counseling goals both mentally and physically so they realize and embody new ways of being. Shelly received a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling…

Barbara Giordan

Barbara Giordan

Barb Giordan, MSW, LCSW, is gentle, compassionate and open. Her life is shaped by a passion to help others, and she is honored and privileged to listen to people’s stories and come along side those who are suffering. Barb received an MSW from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Fairfield University. With over…

Melissa Grupe, PhD, LCPC

Melissa Grupe

Melissa Grupe, PhD, LCPC, strives to understand the perspective of the client to meet his or her goals. She takes a non-judgmental and empathetic approach while considering the complexities of one’s life, including such variables as cultural, political, historical, global, biological, psychological, and spiritual factors. Melissa earned a BA from Alverno College, and an MA…

Karen Hammond

Karen Hammond

Karen Hammond, LCSW, ABD, has extensive experience healing trauma in adolescents and adults. Her goal is to walk clients through the process of healing past wounds in order to move forward and live a full, content life. Karen received a BFA from Texas Tech and an MSW from Aurora University, where she is also set…

James Hemmens, LCSW

James Hemmens

Jim Hemmens, LCSW, helps clients become self-reliant and goal directed to allow them to create their best life. Prior to joining Edgewood, Jim worked in numerous behavioral health counseling roles. He received a BS in psychology from University of Wisconsin, Whitewater and an MSW from University of Tennessee. In therapy, Jim uses CBT and various…

Megan Heniff, LMFT

Megan Heniff

Megan Heniff, LMFT, provides an approachable and relaxing environment and finds great joy in helping clients along their path to successful treatment. Megan received a BA from Northern Illinois University and an MA from Adler University. She has previous experience working in clinical, school, and residential settings as a systemic counselor. Her work experience ranges…

Barbara Henry, LCPC, ATR-BC

Barbara Henry

Barbara Henry, LCPC, ATR-BC, takes a holistic approach to treating individuals, couples or families struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and PTSD. Her area of expertise is helping people recover from trauma, coping with anxiety, and working with women who are experiencing midlife transitions such as menopause, divorce, children leaving home, and job changes. Barb…

Laura Hill, AMFT

Laura Hill

Laura Hill, AMFT, empowers her clients to feel confident to create the change they want in their lives. Her therapy approach is empathetic, non-judgmental,  collaborative, and catered to match specific needs. Laura received both an undergraduate degree and graduate degree from Northern Illinois University. She also earned a graduate certificate in trauma-informed counseling and is…

Mike Hobart, LPC

Mike Hobart

Mike Hobart, LPC, emphasizes a humanistic orientation in working with clients based on a respect for their uniqueness and potential. He uses a warm, empathetic approach to help people through whatever life challenges they might be facing. Mike received a BA from University of Illinois and an MS from Benedictine University. Throughout his career, Mike…

Vicky Hunter

Vicky Hunter

Vicky Hunter, Front Desk Manager, uses an extensive coaching background to grow Edgewood’s reception team. Vicki received a Juris Doctorate from Purdue University and held numerous operational and compliance management positions in the medical field. She enjoys working with people and is always eager to build her skills and evolve her team.

Marta Jarka, LPC

Marta Jarka

Marta Jarka, LPC, quickly builds rapport with clients by providing a safe space to heal, grow and learn. As Carl Roger’s said, “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” Marta earned both a BA and an MA from Benedictine University. She completed her clinical…

Anjelica Joy, LCPC

Anjelica Joy

Anjelica Joy, LCPC, creates a safe and comfortable space for clients to find their strengths during challenging times. By highlighting these strengths while increasing personal awareness, she guides clients on their journey and helps them become the people they want to be. Anjelica earned a BS from Purdue University and an MA from Valparaiso University.…

Rupa Kantorek, LCSW

Rupa Kantorek

Rupa Kantorek, LCSW, offers compassion, warmth, and a non-judgmental attitude to each and every one of her clients. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors. Rupa often incorporates play, creative therapies and mindfulness into sessions.   Rupa earned a BSW from the University of Illinois and an MSW from the…

Jenny Kepler, LCSW, CADC

Jenny Kepler

Jenny Kepler, LCSW, CADC, provides a safe, accepting atmosphere for clients to explore issues and overcome challenges. Jenny received a BA from Lake Forest College and an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. Throughout her career, she served clients of all ages in outpatient, educational and private practice settings. In therapy, Jenny has a special interest…

Carolyn Klinkert

Carolyn Klinkert

Carolyn Klinkert, LCPC, believes that all people have potential to change when they’re ready. For all of her clients, she creates a safe environment to feel heard, build on strengths, and challenge barriers to help increase meaning in their lives. Carolyn earned her BA at Old Dominion University and a MA from Saint Xavier University.…

Kirsten Knight

Kirsten Knight

Kirsten Knight, LCPC, employs a relational approach, believing that the most important factor in successful therapy is a strong relationship between client and therapist. Kristin received a BA from Southern Illinois University and an MA from Lewis University. Kirsten served clients in several settings including a residential treatment facility, a psychiatric hospital, a therapeutic day…

Daniel Laluna

Dr. Daniel Laluna

Dr. Daniel Laluna, PsyD, Assistant Clinical Director, has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with issues such as anxiety, self-esteem, bullying, school refusal, depression, parental divorce, impulsivity, behavior struggles, and grief/loss. He also specializes in expressive arts processing groups to help children and adolescents explore their identity and express emotions through poetry, music, art,…

Paula J. Lambur, MS, LCPC, CADC

Paula J. Lambur

Paula J. Lambur, MS, LCPC, CADC, believes that by therapeutically acknowledging pain, accepting flaws, and making peace with the past, you can heal.  She is here to help clients learn to move forward in a meaningful way despite what has come before. Paula received a degree in clinical psychology from St. Xavier University and an…

Kate Le Tourneau

Kate Le Tourneau, LPC, takes a creative approach to therapy. Through the use of counseling, art therapy, and dream work, she treats individuals of all ages struggling with depression, trauma, domestic violence, and addictions. Kate earned a BA and MA from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Prior to joining Edgewood, she facilitated both…

Adiana Lebrón, LSW, CFTP

Adiana Lebron

Adiana Lebron, LSW, CFTP, is passionate about helping people heal from the inside out. She values collaboration and communication when fostering a therapeutic relationship and believes each client requires personalized care. Adiana earned a BA from Columbia College and an MA in social work from University of Chicago. Prior to joining Edgewood, she served as…

Dr. Yae Rim Lee

Dr. Yae Rim Lee

Dr. Yae Rim Lee, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, provides psychiatric care to both adolescents and adults. Through comprehensive evaluation and using a biopsychosocial model, she creates treatment plans for patients with affective disorders, anxiety issues (including PTSD), and chemical dependencies. Dr. Lee earned an MD from Chonbuk National University in South Korea.  She completed her residency in…

Amber LaFevour, LMFT

Amber LeFevour

Amber LeFevour, LMFT, uses humor and playfulness to connect with her clients. She is down to earth and practical when connecting with clients, and she believes that everyone has a unique story that is worth sharing. Amber received a BA from Bradley University and an MA from Northern Illinois University. Amber’s focus has always been…

Megan Letts

Megan Letts

Megan Letts, Director of Human Resources, specializes in compensation, benefits, employee relations, employee engagement, talent acquisition, training, and professional development. Megan received a BA from Elmhurst College and an MS in Human Resources Management from Roosevelt University. She holds several certifications including a Leadership Coaching Specialist (LCS), Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP),…

Dr. Tak-Seng Lodro

Dr. Tak-Seng Lodro

Dr. Tak-Seng Lodro, PsyD, is collaborative and works to develop an open, honest, direct, and genuine relationship with each client. He ensures each client feels safe so they can work together to uncover often painful experiences that underlie difficulties in life. Dr. Lodro received a Doctorate in clinical psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology.…

Patti Lorenzo, LCPC

Patti Lorenzo

Patti Lorenzo, LCPC, helps clients find a their unique set of skills to achieve quality of life despite any conditions. She guides them to develop new ways to manage current issues and cope with stressful situations. Patti received a BA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in counseling from National…

Kristin Marshall, LPC

Kristin Marshall

Kristin Marshall, LPC, creates a warm and non-judgmental environment to allow clients to feel safe and open to grow and heal through their counseling journey. She employs a holistic approach that focuses on the relationship between the mind and body to allow clients to see themselves as a whole person and not just their diagnosis.…

Tiffany Mateo

Dr. Tiffany Mateo

Dr. Tiffany Mateo, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, treats a broad range of psychiatric disorders with special areas of interest in mood and anxiety issues. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. Prior to joining Edgewood, Dr. Mateo received a bachelor’s degree from Washington University and a medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine.…

Blake Mathews, LCSW

Blake Mathews

Blake Mathews, LCSW, provides a safe and welcoming space for clients to achieve the goals that are most important to them. He is open to discussing challenging topics without judgment and is always empathetic to client needs. Blake earned an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois and an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. He has…

Holly Mauer

Holly Mauer

Holly Mauer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.  Holly received her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University. Holly has experience in working with adults going through all stages of life.  She works with individuals and families,…

Amy Medlin

Amy Medlin

Amy Medlin, LCPC, strives to create a warm and non-judgmental environment built on self-acceptance and compassion. She uses evidence-based practices to help clients create change in their lives. Amy earned a master’s degree in counseling from Northern Illinois University. She began her career in the mental health field more than twelve years ago working with…

Gary Michelsen, LCPC

Gary Michelsen

Gary Michelsen, LCPC, believes everyone has the capacity for change. In therapy, he helps empower others to build upon their strengths and develop skills to enhance their interpersonal relationships and quality of life. Gary earned an MA from Concordia University, and has BA degrees in both psychology and sociology.  With over 20 years of experience,…

Lynwood Morriss

Lynwood Morriss

Lynwood Morriss, LMFT, has a passion for seeing individuals of all ages discover and release the untapped potential within them. He also has unique skills regarding issues of spirituality. Lynwood completed a two-year training program in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Family Institute of Chicago, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,…

Roseann Murray

Roseann Murray

Roseann Murray, LCPC, CADC, engages with an empathic, non-judgmental approach to make clients feel at ease during therapy sessions. She believes that building a strong and collaborative therapist-client relationship is essential to the therapeutic process. Roseann earned both a BA and an MA from Lewis University. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)…

Heidi Napolitano

Heidi Napolitano

Heidi Napolitano, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, started her career in healthcare almost 30 years ago as a Nursing Assistant in a long-term care facility. Her experience there sparked her interest in a nursing career. As a registered nurse, she has worked in critical care, emergency care, medical/surgical units, labor/delivery/postpartum care and inpatient/outpatient behavioral health. Heidi continued her…

Brittany Nelson, PsyD

Dr. Brittany Nelson

Dr. Brittany Nelson, PsyD, believes in creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment foster therapeutic change. Her extensive background includes treating people of all ages in areas such as trauma, physical, mental, and sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, eating disorders, parenting, attachment issues, personality disorders, and sexual health. Dr. Nelson earned a BS degree…

Peter Nichols

Dr. Peter Nichols

Dr. Peter Nichols, Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, provides psychiatric care for both children and adults. Using a supportive and collaborative approach, he guides patients through the understanding of treatment possibilities, medication options, personal care, and also connects them with valuable community resources. Dr. Nichols earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley…

Bailey O’Rilley

Bailey O'Rilley

Bailey O’Rilley, Clinical Intern, helps clients feel safe and heard in the therapy room. Her goal is create a warm and collaborative environment where clients feel confident to make changes. Bailey earned a BA from North Central College and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in marriage and family therapy from Northern Illinois University. Her…

Nora Ochoa, LCPC

Nora Ochoa

Nora Ochoa, LCPC, focuses on fostering a nurturing environment during sessions where clients can feel safe. She works in a variety of areas and populations, and incorporates exceptional clinical techniques to promote positive change. Nora earned a BA from University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA from National Louis University. For over a decade,…

Angela Olson, LCPC

Angela Olson

Angela Olson, Clinical Director, believes therapy is about personal wellness and that everyone can benefit from the process. She places a strong focus on helping clients achieve their full potential with a flexible, eclectic approach to identifying and meeting the individual needs of each person. Angela received a BA from Michigan State University and an…

Jeannine Pacetti, LPC

Jeannine Pacetti

Jeannine Pacetti, LPC, LDN, Rd, strives to help clients achieve healthy relationships and life balance. She serves clients of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and more. Jeannine is a licensed professional counselor, registered dietitian, and has over 30 years experience in educational settings. She’s a well respected therapist and advocate and…

Pamela Pawelski, LSW

Pamela Pawelski

Pamela Pawelski, LSW, meets clients where they are and helps them grow into the people they want to be. From managing stressful life situations to seeing the positive opportunities around them, Pamela provides clients a safe space to be themselves. Prior to joining Edgewood, Pamela served in various counseling and corporate healthcare roles. She earned…

Gabrielle Pelham, LPC

Gabrielle Pelham

Gabrielle Pelham, LPC, ATR-P, works collaboratively with clients to develop individualized goals, build on existing strengths, improve functioning, and foster a sense of personal well-being. She strives to support and empower her clients throughout their therapeutic journey. Gabrielle received a BA from Adrian College and an MA from Alder University. She has led a variety…

Danielle Pertiller, LPC

Danielle Pertiller

Danielle Pertiller, LPC, guides her clients to achieve the things they believe are important to becoming their optimal selves. She is an empathetic, non-judgmental advocate as she helps clients navigate the hurdles of life. Danielle earned a B.A. from Southern Illinois University and an M.A. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining…

Julie Peterson, PsyD

Dr. Julie Peterson

Dr. Julie Peterson, PsyD, places a large emphasis on support in addition to symptom reduction. She thoughtfully integrates perspectives from Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Adlerian theory to assist clients through discouragements that may cause them to feel stuck in life transitions. Dr. Peterson earned a BA from North Central College and MA and PsyD…

Shelby Phillips, LSW, CADC

Shelby Phillips

Shelby Phillips, LSW, CADC, wants clients to leave each session feeling heard, understood, and validated. She supports clients as they find areas in need of reflection and helps them reach their therapy goals in a safe, empathetic environment. Shelby obtained an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and an MSW from Aurora University.…

Lauren Polcyn

Lauren Polcyn

Lauren Polcyn, LCPC, Staff Development Coordinator, works to educate Edgewood staff through continuing education courses, enrichment workshops, and more. She also serves as a Clinical Therapist and prides herself on building a strong rapport with each and every client. Lauren earned a BA from Eastern Illinois University and an MA from Valparaiso University. In addition…

Gretchen Renfro, LCSW

Gretchen Renfro

Gretchen Renfro, LCSW, offers a calm, inviting, and engaging therapy style that provides direct, solution focused feedback to clients. She works with individuals, couples, and families through the peaks and valleys of life’s journey. Gretchen received an MSW from Loyola University Chicago and a BA in social work from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame.…

Tony Rio

Tony Rio, LCPC, takes a non-judgmental approach to help foster a safe and welcoming therapeutic atmosphere. He is committed to helping his clients work toward reaching their full potential. Tony earned a BA from Bradley University and an MA from Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has experience with clients from adolescence to older adulthood,…

Michelle Rogers, LCSW, CADC

Michelle Rogers

Michelle Rogers, LCSW, CADC, recognizes that difficult times in our lives, although stressful and frightening, can provide amazing opportunities for deep healing and transformation. She strives to offer a safe place of acceptance, compassion, understanding, challenge, and support. While change can be difficult, uncomfortable, or overwhelming, her goal is to help you discover your true…

Samantha Rose

Samantha Rose, LSW, is able to quickly build a rapport with her clients by providing a safe environment to grow and heal.  Samantha enjoys the opportunity of truly getting to know and understand her clients so she may best provide the tools and skills to live a more satisfying life. Samantha earned a BA from…

Adam Russo, Chairman / CEO

Adam Russo

Adam Russo, Chairman and CEO, founded Edgewood in 2004 after years of providing clinical support in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He works with clients of all ages who face many difficulties, including mood instability, acting out behaviors, adjustment disorders, family conflict, PTSD, legal issues, and social withdrawal. As a seasoned speaker and author, Adam…

Jennifer Russotiesi, LPC

Jennifer Russotiesi

Jennifer Russotiesi, LPC, offers a therapeutic approach that focuses on problem solving and making better choices in order to achieve specific goals. While she serves clients of all ages, she has extensive experience with families, teens, and young adults in the areas of family adjustment (including divorce), parenting, couples therapy, career counseling, and learning disabilities.…

Shobana Shanmugavelayutham

Shobana Shanmugavelayutham

Shobana Shanmugavelayutham, LCPC, believes everyone has the ability to grow and change in a supportive, collaborative, non-judgmental and caring environment. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationship/family conflict, ADHD, eating disorders and emotional regulation issues. Through her experience, Shobana provided counseling services in therapeutic day schools, community and…

Akshatha Shetty

Dr. Akshatha Shetty

Dr. Akshatha Shetty, Board Certified Psychiatrist, believes a balance of medication and psychotherapy is the key success when treating psychiatric disorders. She brings over 15 years of experience to treat a broad range of mental diagnoses, with a special interest in OCD and anxiety and mood disorders in women. Dr. Shetty is trained in evaluating…

Scott Shippert, LCPC

Scott Shippert

Scott Shippert, LCPC, Clinical Supervisor, isn’t afraid to try new ideas or activities in counseling. “I’m always open to new therapeutic strategies,” he states. “The client is in control of our time together, and their priorities and needs will always come first.” In his personal life, Scott is a big fan of games and movies…

Connie Shyu

Connie Shyu

Connie Shyu, Physician Assistant, wants clients to feel more confident and in control of their well being, and she is here to provide expert care for adults with issues ranging from depression to PTSD. Connie earned a B.S. from University of Illinois and an MA in medical sciences from Midwestern University. Prior to joining Edgewood,…

Jamie Simmert, LSW

Jamie Simmert

Jamie Simmert, LSW, meets each client where they are and empowers them to play an active role in their recovery process. She creates a safe, non-judgmental environment and strives to make each client feel they are receiving a positive return on the investment in themselves. Jamie received a BA from Lewis University and is earning…

Kevin Sprenkle, PsyD

Dr. Kevin Sprenkle

Dr. Kevin Sprenkle, PsyD, utilizes both psychotherapy and psychological assessment to empower patients of all ages. He works collaboratively with patients to offer both traditional and new methods to therapy such as existential and client-centered approaches. Dr. Sprenkle earned a BA from Point Park University and a PsyD from Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior…

Daniel Sterdt

Daniel Sterdt

Daniel Sterdt, LPC, enjoys working with individuals of diverse age groups, cultures, and life experiences. He believes in the therapeutic nature of a warm, trusting, and non-judgmental relationship, as well as in the inherent abilities and values within each client. Daniel has extensive private practice experience including a hospice bereavement counselor role that helped individuals,…

Kate Stevens

Kate Stevens

Kate Stevens, LCPC, believes that each client is unique, and treatment should be focused on where clients are when they walk through the door. Kate works side by side with her clients to create achievable, positive goals to ensure that counseling is a space where clients are able to see a future full of hope…

Megan Sullivan, PsyD

Dr. Megan Sullivan

Dr. Megan Sullivan, PsyD, provides therapeutic care to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Her area of expertise includes depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, physical, mental, and sexual abuse, substance abuse, and personality disorders. Dr. Sullivan received a BA from Aurora University and a PsyD from Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical experience includes working with…

Donna Swanson, LCSW

Donna Swanson

Donna Swanson, LCSW, keeps conversations simple, honest and direct during therapy sessions. She believes everyone has the potential for growth at their own pace and that even the smallest gains can make a huge difference. Donna received a BA from Rockford University and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has over…

Annie Tormos

Annie Tormos, LCPC, believes that every person has the ability to live a happy, healthy, engaging life, but at times individuals need an objective observer to help uncover what that life looks like. Annie is both a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. She earned a BA…

Debbie Vaughan, LCPC

Debbie Vaughan

Debbie Vaughan, LCPC, empowers clients to gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. She both challenges and supports clients to help them overcome issues and reach therapy goals. Debbie earned a BS from Creighton University and an MS in community counseling from University of Nebraska. She worked at Edgewood from 2009 to 2013…

Arturo Ventura, MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Arturo Ventura

Art Ventura, MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, has more than 25 years of psychiatric nursing experience.  Art completed his nursing school at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, obtained his masters degree at Chamberlain College of Nursing and his postmasters certification in psychiatric nursing at Regis College. Being licensed in both psychiatric and…

Dr. Heather Wells

Dr. Heather Wells

Heather Wells, PsyD, specializes in working with youth and families who have endured chronic developmental trauma and youth who are exhibiting emotional and behavioral dysregulation that is impacting their daily functioning and interpersonal relationships. She emphasizes the importance in forming a trusting therapeutic relationship with each client and their family to provide the best environment…

Courtney Wiseman, MD

Dr. Courtney Wiseman

Dr. Courtney Wiseman, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, expertly treats psychiatric disorders for patients over the age of 18. Dr. Wiseman received BA from University of Notre Dame and an MD from Georgetown University. She completed her residency in psychiatry at University of Illinois, Chicago while simultaneously earning an MA in public health at University of Chicago. Following…

Ashley Wooley, LMFT

Ashley Wooley

Ashley Wooley, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor, believes in the importance of healthy relationships and strives to empower others so that they may gain the self-awareness and the self-acceptance needed to reach their personal goals. Ashley earned a BA from University of Iowa and an MA from Northern Illinois University. She has extensive experience in community and…