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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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. Tak-Seng Lodro

Dr. Tak-Seng Lodro

Dr. Tak-Seng Lodrö, PsyD, works with every client in a collaborative manner, and a great deal of emphasis is placed upon the development of an open, honest, direct, and genuine therapeutic relationship. It’s vital that each person feels safe and understood in sessions so that they can uncover the painful experiences that often underlie our…

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,…

Kristen McCourt, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Kristen McCourt

Dr. Kristen McCourt, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, develops a trusting, therapeutic relationship where clients feel heard and understood. She helps people of all ages with autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, psychosis, mood disorders, and more. Dr. McCourt earned a B.S. in pharmacology from University of Toledo, an M.S. in nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago,…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…