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Simone Ayala, LCPC

Simone Ayala

Simone Ayala, LCPC, builds a strong therapeutic partnership with clients. She is supportive and challenging when necessary, and her overall goal is for clients to thrive throughout changes in life and become the best version of themselves. Simone earned both a undergraduate and graduate degree from Northern Illinois University. She has many years of private…

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…

Rob Bender, LCSW

Rob Bender

Rob Bender, LCSW, CADC, helps clients experience immediate and sustained relief, improved mood, and enhanced performance. He supports children, adolescents and adults with identifying and building on strengths. Rob received an undergraduate degree from Illinois Benedictine and an MSW from Aurora University. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate therapy, private practice, schools,…

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…

Sheila Corbett, LCPC

Sheila Corbett

Sheila Corbett, LCPC, partners with clients to help them gain insight to the answers they possess within themselves. She builds rapport and trust through honesty, transparency, and helping clients find the answers they seek. Sheila earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and a M.A. in community agency counseling from St. Xavier University. She works with…

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…

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…

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…

Susy Hoben, LCPC

Susy Hoben

Susy Hoben, LCPC, approaches clients with the understanding that they are doing the best they can given their current skills, knowledge, and access to resources. She takes a holistic approach to therapy, incorporating upbringing, life experiences, spirituality, and physical health and their impact on emotional health. Susy earned an undergraduate degree from Indiana State University…

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.…

Kelli Kohlstedt, AMFT

Kelli Kohlstedt

Kelli Kohlstedt, AMFT, is warm, empathetic, and loves to teach clients new skills to utilize outside of therapy. She strives to help each client feel confident to create the change they are looking for in life. Kelli received both an undergraduate and graduate degree from Northern Illinois University, holds certificates in adolescence and trauma-informed counseling,…

Amber LaFevour, LMFT

Amber LeFevour

Amber LeFevour, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor, 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…

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…

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,…

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)…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…