Dr. Amanda Karlen, Psy.D, LCPC, Certified Clinical Hypnosis, Certified EMDR, Certified Gottman’s Martial Therapy
Dr. Karlen works with children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, providing psychotherapeutic services and helping clients on the path to recovery. Amanda’s approach to therapy is evidence-based and holistic. In therapy, Amanda explores mental health issues from social and neurological perspectives, as well as from a psychological standpoint.
She works with challenging clients, including clients with complex mental health problems. Amanda creates a calm and comfortable environment for clients to heal and grow.
Dr. Karlen takes pride in tailoring treatment interventions for each client’s unique needs. Starting from an understanding that a person’s thought impacts emotions and behaviors, she conceptualizes clients from a cognitive behavior orientation. Amanda can draw on training in a repertoire of interventions, including DBT, hypnosis, behavioral analysis, and EMDR.
Sharon Bremer, MSW, LCSW, Certified RRT
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over ten years of experience. Sharon focuses on adult clients.
Sharon’s experience includes:
-Therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups.
-Short-term and long-term therapy.
In therapy with Sharon, clients work on relationship issues, and recovering from depression, anxiety, codependency, grief, abuseor neglect. Some clients are simply having difficulties adjusting to change or meeting challenges and need extra support.
Working with Sharon you will learn coping skills. In therapy, she uses an eclectic approach which draws from a variety of clinical frameworks including but not limited to: Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Psychodynamic Therapy; Rogerian/Person-Centered Therapy; and Problem-Solving Therapy.
Heidi Wodrich, MA, LCPC, NCC
Heidi Wodrich is a licensed psychotherapist in McHenry.
Heidi is here to offer you her support in managing or removing the obstacles impeding your journey towards a more joyful life.
As an experienced teacher and therapist, Heidi has worked with children and adults of all ages, from 3 to 93, towards identifying solutions to life’s most common issues affecting individuals, couples, and families. Are you struggling to cope with your life? Heidi can help.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” –Victor Frankel.
When worry or anxiety become overwhelming, allow me to help you choose your response… and create a brighter tomorrow.
Heidi offers solution-focused therapy based on your strengths to help you experience positive growth and gain mastery over your circumstances.
Dr. Jonathan Easton, Psy.D, CADC
Dr. Jonathan Easton is a psychologist in Illinois with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups.
He helps his clients deal with a full range of struggles including depression, bipolar, anxiety, addictions, stress, anger, and pain management. Dr. Easton is also a certified drug counselor.
Dr. Easton is committed to helping you develop the tools and techniques necessary to help you overcome your struggles and live a richer and more fulfilling life.
Therapy with Dr. Easton focuses on the unique needs of each client, and uses a variety of evidence-based techniques in order to provide the most effective treatment for your needs and goals.
Kimberly Giannini, MA, LCPC
Kimberly’s approach to therapy is evidence-based and holistic and is focused on helping you develop strategies and solutions so you can live a fulfilled life.
Kimberley Giannini specializes in marriage, divorce, depression, behavioral modification, child/family difficulties, and individual therapy for all ages. She also specializes in sport and health psychology, meeting health needs, and identifying and overcoming barriers to sport performance.
Michael Thiel, MS, LPC
Michael Thiel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. His areas of specialty include bipolar disorder, anger management, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Michael has a passion for helping people through effective, understanding, and compassionate counseling. He uses evidence-based techniques designed to help you control your emotions, manage stress, be more effective in your relationships, and lead a fuller, richer life.
In therapy with Michael, you will learn to detach yourself from harmful thoughts, find out what kind of person you really want to be, and gain the strength to do the right thing, even when it’s difficult.
Amy Shane, MSW, LCSW
Amy Shane is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in McHenry, IL. She will support you with a holistic treatment approach to help you triumph over depression, anxiety, and other problems holding you back so you can truly thrive and reach your full potential.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Victor Frankel
Amy will work closely with you to build a collaborative relationship where you can find the space to understand the root of unpleasant emotions and implement practical strategies that will help you experience reality in an entirely new way. It takes bravery to start the process of therapy and Amy places a lot of emphasis on making sure you feel secure and finding your inner courage to change.
Allison Foshee, MA, LPC
Allison Foshee, MA, LPC works with adults, teenagers, and children, using a collaborative, supportive approach to help clients achieve their goals, find their inner strengths and lead happier, more balanced, and satisfying lives.
Allison believes that you are the greatest expert about your own life and will work with you, not against you, supporting you on your journey to better mental health. She will meet you where you are and build a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel safe, supported, and ready to thrive and grow.
Allison specializes in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, and trauma. In her work with young people, she focuses on life transitions, self-injury, and school refusal. She often works with families and couples.
Michelle Diaz, MS, LPC, NCC
Michelle Diaz, MS, LPC, NCC is a therapist in McHenry, IL who works with children, adolescents, and adults, helping them to lead more functional, fulfilling lives. She works with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief, and other issues, assisting themselves in the process of overcoming obstacles and building a more fulfilling, meaningful life.
Michelle Diaz treats every client as a unique individual, developing a customized treatment program to help you reach a higher state of emotional and mental wellbeing.
Michelle Diaz is fluent in Spanish, as well as English, and welcomes Spanish-speaking clients who want therapy in their native tongue.
Ryan Shuda, MA, LCPC, CADC
Ryan is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. Ryan graduated from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, currently, the Adler University with a Master’s degree in the Art of Counseling and he also obtained a specialization in Sport, Exercise, and Health Psychology.
Ryan has worked in a variety of counseling settings including; a Division I University athletic department, a community mental health program, a private practice, and a residential substance abuse facility.
Ryan provides short term and long term therapy to adolescents, teens, and adults going through emotional and behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, life transitions, substance abuse, and trauma.
Charles Vorderer, BS, Psychometrician, Certified Mediator, Intern
Charles A. Vorderer is a psychometrician and trained mediator. As a veteran police officer with an extensive background in psychology, Charles has experience working with children and adults of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances. He provides a comfortable atmosphere for his clients.
Charles provides psychological and neurological testing to individuals who are looking to assess possible needs. Such needs may include, but are not limited to, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety, dyslexia, achievement skills, autism, and career development.
Charles is also a fair, alert, and patient mediator. His goal is to help the parties in conflict find resolution in a swift, tactful manner. He is objective and perseveres until an agreeable outcome is reached. His background in policing and knowledge of law provide him with an excellent basis for dispute and conflict resolution in an unbiased and impartial manner.
Michelle Krc, MSW, LSW
Michelle is dedicated to helping you work through difficult times, feel stronger, and get your life back on track.
Michelle provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with traumatic experiences. She helps people cope with difficult emotions as she has expertise in treating individuals with a history of self-injury, eating disorders, depression, and low self-esteem.
She specializes in supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. She also is knowledgeable in working with those dealing with codependency and unhealthy relationships.
Xanthi Zafiris, MS, LPC, Certified Reiki and Yoga Provider, Certified Clinical Hypnosis
Xanthi Zafiris is a Holistic Psychotherapist trained and practiced in both the United States and Europe.
“Holistic” dates back to the time of Hippocrates, over 2,500 years ago, viewing a person as a whole being made up of many parts that work in harmony with each other.
Guided by this approach and driven by her passion in helping people reach deep healing, Xanthi has integrated into her counseling sessions but is not limited to, heart-centered hypnotherapy, yoga, meditation, spirituality, and guided imagery. Through these therapeutic tools, Xanthi helps her clients gain awareness of the connections between their emotions, thoughts and physical sensations. She assists her clients to reach their goals by connecting with themselves, make wiser choices, overcome hidden obstacles that ultimately lead to a healthier and better life.
Sarah Bennett, MS, LCPC
“You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.” – Frederick Perls.
My work as a counselor begins with hearing your story, learning who you are, and where you would like to be. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, using first a person-centered and empathic approach to build a strong foundation of trust and openness with my clients. I believe all of us have the ability to find the answers and changes we seek, but many times we need some support and encouragement along the way.
I find each person I work with unique and adjust my approach accordingly, integrating CBT, Motivational Interviewing, solution-focused, ACT, etc. I enjoy integrating creative ways to problems solve, express self and emotion, and find ways to overcome the hurdles we experience in life.
I have experience working with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, among a vast array of issues and disorders. I also enjoy and have a special interest in helping those struggling with low self-worth, poor self-esteem, body shaming, and women’s issues.
Gina Collori, MSW, LSW, CADC
Gina Collori is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor providing therapy to both youth and adults. Gina is dedicated to helping guide individuals on their journeys to healing and recovery through compassionate, evidenced-based practices.
Gina specializes in working with individuals who have co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
Gina is passionate about empowering others to activate their own capacity for positive change and healing. Gina’s approach to therapy is holistic, individualized and collaborative, in which she tailors treatment to meet your specific needs.
Christina Francisco, MA, LCPC
Christina is a fully Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, with a certificate in Brief Strategic Family Therapy.
She has experience working in an adolescent substance use agency, adolescent and adult behavioral hospital, and private practice settings, and in each setting, she have gained more knowledge and perspective.
In therapy, Christina believes in meeting your needs with different therapeutic approaches to encourage expression, rapport, and comfortability.
Christina offers relationship counseling, family therapy, and individual counseling for anxiety, depression, familial, and relationship issues. She empowers couples, individuals, and families to process through past or current obstacles and begin growing towards a more positive future relationship – with self and others.
Jennifer Caruso, M.A., L.P.C.
Jennifer Caruso, M.A., L.P.C., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Doctoral Candidate. She is completing her internship in Clinical Psychology and beginning her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in August 2019.
Jennifer’s goal is to provide a therapeutic relationship and environment of safety, allowing you to address problems and develop personal strengths vital to personal growth and a sense of competence. Her focus is to help children, individuals, and families work through challenges, develop and strengthen bonds, and explore personal and family unit resources.
Cynthia Apelbaum, MA, LPC, CADC
Cynthia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, with a Masters of Arts in Community Counseling. Her specialization includes Counseling in Codependency, Substance Abuse, Anxiety/Depression, Self Esteem/Self Image, Stress Management, Grief and Loss and Family Conflict.
Experienced in creating a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment, Cynthia helps people understand mental, behavioral and emotional issues that are preventing them from leading more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
“I would be honored to be a part of your journey toward greater personal happiness.”
Gita Tewari, MA, LPC
Gita is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She works with adults, adolescents, and children on issues that include anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship issues, behavioral issues, bereavement and loss, key life transitions and life-changing medical diagnoses.
She uses a client-centered approach to develop trust and rapport in therapy with you and an integrative approach that includes narrative therapy, CBT, and mindfulness based on what works for your situation. She also utilizes play therapy in her work with children.
Gita’s work with clients is strengths-based in nature to help you rediscover your internal strengths, resources, and resiliencies.
Patricia Michaels, MA, LPC, NCC
Patricia Michaels has a Master’s in Community Counseling from Argosy University, Schaumburg, IL. She interned at Clearbrook in Palatine, providing individual and group CBT to clients with Autism a well as other physical and cognitive impairments.
She is a versatile and dedicated professional with an extensive background working with children and adults with Autism in a variety of settings. She provides a compassionate, responsible, creative and flexible approach to dealing with educational and behavioral issues.
She is also a proficient Behavior Technician providing in-home ABA therapy and assisting individuals with developing skills and managing behaviors in an appropriate manner.
Amy Taylor, MA, LPC
Amy is a psychotherapist with over a decade of experience in working with adults, adolescents and children that struggle with mental health concerns and major life challenges. Amy specializes in anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Amy treats all her clients as the unique individuals they are; comprising of their own histories, strengths, struggles and personalities. Amy utilizes a variety of theoretical frameworks and evidenced-based practices to help her clients cope. Amy focuses on the therapeutic alliance and will work collaboratively with her clients from beginning to end of therapy.