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Jason Adams, LPC

Jason Adams, Therapist

Jason Adams, LPC, believes counseling is a journey of self exploration, and he is ready to help facilitate changes for clients and couple of all ages. Jason is a veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. He received a BA from Texas A&M University and an MA from Wheaton College. Prior to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jennifer Russotiesi, LPC

Jennifer Russotiesi, Therapist

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, 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…

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…