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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Steven Lesniak, LPC

Steven Lesniak

Steven Lesniak, LPC, uses a strengths-based approach to help clients develop the necessary skills to reach their goals. Steven earned an undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and an MA in school counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. He spent over a decade as a school counselor and also has experience as a teacher and coordinator…

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,…

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, Advanced Practice Nurse (PMHNP-BC, MSN FNP-BC), is passionate about educating her patients to ensure an open and honest relationship. Her holistic approach to treatment considers mental, physical, and social health to provide custom solutions for each patient. Heidi received an honors degree from Olivet Nazarene University and is currently enrolled in a Psychiatric…

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…

Gabriella Palma, LCSW

Gabriella Palma

Gabriella Palma, LCSW, is here to celebrate her client’s successes as well as sit with them during their hardships. She values diversity, culture, and believes in the power of human connection and sharing who we are leads to embracing our wholehearted self. Gabriella earned an undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and a Masters of…

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…

Scott Shippert, LCPC

Scott Shippert

Scott Shippert, LCPC, 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 and will…

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…

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…

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…

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…