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Dr. Jessica Adams, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jessica Adams, PsyD, provides comprehensive care to help clients reach their maximum potential throughout the therapeutic experience and beyond. She has extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief, behavioral issues, trauma, abuse, adjustment issues, and personality disorders. Dr. Adams earned a BA from North Central College and a PsyD from Midwestern University. …

Alyssa Antos, LSW

Alyssa Antos, Therapist

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, Therapist

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, Post-Doctoral Fellow

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…

Erica Bell, LMFT

Erica Bell, Lead Clinical Therapist

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…

Stacey Belmonte

Stacey Belmonte, Clinical Therapist

Stacey Belmonte, LCPC, works to understand where a client is coming from and what motivates them in order to resolve conflict, overcome difficult situations, attain goals, and reach their full potential. She is intrigued by the unique qualities of each person and believes each individual comes with unique strengths and challenges. Stacey earned a BA…

Kijuana Boulrece, LPC

Kijuana Boulrece, Therapist

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, Psychiatrist

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, Clinical Coordinator

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…

Tara Cassidy, LCSW

Tara Cassidy, Clinical Therapist

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…

Kate Culen, LCSW

Kate Culen, Chief Clinical Officer

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, Therapist

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, Clinical Therapist

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, Therapist

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…

Megan France, LCPC

Megan France, Clinical Therapist

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, Psychiatry Department Director

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, President & COO

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…

Barbara Giordan

Barbara Giordan, Clinical Therapist

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, Clinical Therapist

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, Clinical Therapist

Karen Hammond, LCSW, 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 to…

Amy Henderson, LCPC

Amy Henderson, Clinical Supervisor

Amy Henderson, LCPC, believes healthy relationships and making good choices are the keys to a healthy, happy, and successful life. While she works with clients of all ages, she is especially skilled at helping adolescents/teens, couples, and parents. Amy utilizes a positive focus in therapy to help improve relationships. Amy earned an MA in Marriage…

Megan Heniff, LMFT

Megan Heniff, Therapist

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, Clinical Therapist

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…

Mike Hobart, LPC

Mike Hobart, Therapist

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…

Ava Howard

Ava Howard, Client Services Director

Ava Howard, Director of Client Services, leads Edgewood’s clients services, billing, and reception teams. Ava received an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to joining Edgewood, she held positions as Senior Operations Director for Physicians Immediate Care and VP of Field Operations for United Dental Partners. As an experienced change management professional and a Lean…

Vicky Hunter

Vicky Hunter, Front Desk Manager

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.

Rachel Ibrahim

Rachel Ibrahim, Clinical Intern

Rachel Ibrahim, Clinical Intern, meets clients where they are to gain a better understanding of the resources they need to move forward. Rachel received a degree from Illinois State University and is currently finishing her MSW specializing in addictions at Aurora University. Prior to joining Edgewood, Rachel worked in probations with the domestic violence offenders…

Marta Jarka, LPC

Marta Jarka, Therapist

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…

Carolyn Klinkert

Carolyn Klinkert, Clinical Supervisor

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, Clinical Therapist

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…

Amanda Kunzer

Amanda Kunzer, Community Relations Manager

Amanda Kunzer, Community Relations Manager, strives to make the process of getting mental health treatment a smooth, easy process. She is an expert at linking clients to the appropriate people and services Edgewood has to offer. Amanda earned a degree from Northern Illinois University and is currently both a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and…

Daniel Laluna

Dr. Daniel Laluna, Clinical Manager

Dr. Daniel Laluna, PsyD, 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, and drama. Dr.…

Kate Le Tourneau, Therapist

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…

Dr. Yae Rim Lee

Dr. Yae Rim Lee, Psychiatrist

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, Lead Clinical Therapist

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, Human Resources Director

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),…

Patti Lorenzo, LPC

Patti Lorenzo, Therapist

Patti Lorenzo, LPC, 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, Therapist

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.…

Angie Martin, LCPC

Angie Martin, Clinical Supervisor

Angie Martin, LCPC, believes that each of us has the ability within ourselves for health and self-fulfillment. Sometimes we need an objective observer to help us uncover our unique potential and strengths, and Angie is prepared to be that person. Angie earned a BA from Whittier College and an MS from Benedictine University. She helps…

Tiffany Mateo

Dr. Tiffany Mateo, Psychiatrist

Dr. Tiffany Mateo, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, treats a broad range of psychiatric disorders with special areas of interest in mood and anxiety issues. While her focus is children and adolescents, she is able to provide care to patients of all ages. Prior to joining Edgewood, Dr. Mateo received a bachelor’s degree from Washington University and a medical…

Holly Mauer

Holly Mauer, Therapist

Holly Mauer, LPC, uses positive psychology to empower clients to be their authentic selves and live life to the fullest. Prior to joining Edgewood, Holly worked with many systems including schools, DCFS, and community social service providers. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and teens with Down syndrome and on the autism spectrum. She…

Dr. Joseph McNally

Dr. Joseph McNally, Psychiatrist

Dr. Joseph McNally, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, believes you don’t have to navigate mental health challenges or stress on your own, and he is here to provide expert care for children and adults with issues ranging from OCD to ADHD. Dr. McNally earned his BA at Creighton University and an MD at Loyola University Stritch School of…

Amy Medlin

Amy Medlin, Clinical Therapist

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…

Jodi Metcalf

Jodi Metcalf, Clinical Therapist

Jodi Metcalf, LFMT, emphasizes a safe and constructive environment for clients to feel heard and empowered to develop a plan for change. She understands how overwhelming and scary it can be to take the first steps to seek help, and she is here to help clients achieve goals and make positive changes in their lives…

Gary Michelsen, LCPC

Gary Michelsen, Clinical Therapist

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, Clinical Therapist

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, Clinical Therapist

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, Advanced Practice Nurse

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…

Brittany Nelson, PsyD

Dr. Brittany Nelson, Post-Doctoral Fellow

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, Psychiatrist

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…

Jennifer O’Malley

Jennifer O'Malley, Billing Manager

Jen O’Malley, Billing Manager, leads Edgewood’s billing team and helps clients better understand their benefits and fee structure. Jen attended North Central College and has extensive experience in administration and management in corporate healthcare settings. She loves helping people and finding solutions to complex administrative issues.

Nora Ochoa, LCPC

Nora Ochoa, Clinical Manager

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, Clinical Director

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…

Ednalice Pagan Romney, PsyD, LCPC

Dr. Ednalice Pagan-Romney, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Pagan-Romney, PsyD, LCPC, helps clients understand the root, triggers, and dynamics most likely maintaining their distress. She then works to promote positive change using strength-based and person-centered approaches. Dr. Pagan-Romney earned an MA from Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico and a PsyD from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship…

Julie Peterson, PsyD

Dr. Julie Peterson, Clinical Psychology Supervisor

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…

Lauren Polcyn

Lauren Polcyn, Staff Development Coordinator

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…

Tony Rio, Clinical Therapist

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, Clinical Therapist

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, Therapist

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, Chairman & CEO

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…

Catherine Schumacher

Catherine Schumacher, Clinical Intern

Catherine Schumacher, Clinical Intern, believes in a warm and collaborative approach to therapy and works hard to tailor the therapeutic experience for each client. Catherine received a degree from Indiana University and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Adler University. Prior to joining Edgewood, she worked on investigations and case…

Shobana Shanmugavelayutham

Shobana Shanmugavelayutham, Clinical Therapist

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…

Katie Sheehan, Therapist

Katie Sheehan, LSW, believes in empowering her clients with tools to manufacture their own success. She enjoys watching clients grow and gains deep satisfaction knowing she has played a role in their success. Katie received a BA from Hope College and an MSW from Aurora University. She was formerly an ABA therapist and has experience…

Akshatha Shetty

Dr. Akshatha Shetty, Psychiatrist

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, Clinical Therapist

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…

Kevin Sprenkle, PsyD

Dr. Kevin Sprenkle, Clinical Psychologist

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…

Kristina Staack, LCPC

Kristina Staack, Clinical Therapist

Kristina Staack, LCPC, believes that each and every one of us is the expert of our own lives. She guides clients to reach their goals and discover personal strengths to live a more fulfilling life. Kristina received a BA from DePaul University and an MA from Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has extensive experience…

Daniel Sterdt

Daniel Sterdt, Therapist

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,…

Debbie Sternecky

Debbie Sternecky, Clinical Intern

Debbie Sternecky, Clinical Intern, helps clients discovers their own strengths and overcome obstacles. She strives to create a safe environment for clients to feel empowered and ready to achieve goals. Debbie received a Master of Education from Northern Illinois University and is currently completing her MSW from Aurora University. She has over 30 years’ experience…

Kate Stevens

Kate Stevens, Clinical Therapist

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…

Angie Stiner

Angie Stiner, Facilities Manager

Angie Stiner, Facilities Manager, keeps all Edgewood locations running smoothly. From managing supplies to making sure everything is working properly, she completes every project on time and with enthusiasm. Angie has a background in medical administration management and loves team building and working with people. Her positive attitude is infectious, and she is always available…

Megan Sullivan, PsyD

Dr. Megan Sullivan, Post-Doctoral Fellow

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…

Annie Tormos, Clinical Therapist

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, Clinical Therapist

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, Advanced Practice Nurse

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, Clinical Psychologist

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…

Nicole Thompson Wilson, PsyD

Dr. Nicole Thompson Wilson, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Thompson-Wilson, PsyD, specializes in individual and family therapy to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and related interpersonal symptoms. Dr. Thompson-Wilson received a BS from Western Illinois University and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. She enjoys working with people of all ages, but has extensive experience working with children and families in a…

Courtney Wiseman, MD

Dr. Courtney Wiseman, Psychiatrist

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, Clinical Supervisor

Ashley Wooley, LMFT, 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 school settings…