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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…