Andrea Bacon |Davena Beal | Ed Buck | Cagney Cappelli | Angelica Cornejo | Erik Engel | Lariza Fenner |Paul Flaherty | Fr. Michael Garcia | Marjorie Girotti | Kim Heil | Dennis Keppeler | Craig Kestenberg | Samina Khattak |Jessica Lepe | Stephanie Lilly | Joyce Logan |Meagan Maas | Daniel B. Martinez | Rachel Mikula | Sophia Papageorge |Ralph Romero | Eloisa Rosales | Dr. Aamir Safdar | Amy Sparacino | Brittany Stevenson | Maria Valdez |
Dr. Bacon desires to see people living abundant, thriving lives. For those suffering from overwhelming emotional issues, this is difficult to do. Time, relationships, opportunities, and money are often lost due to the negative impact overwhelming emotions have on a person’s life. Dr. Bacon has seen amazing results in people’s lives through the evaluation and evidence-based treatment of these issues. Treatment often includes medication, therapy, medical evaluation, and psychosocial interventions. Dr. Bacon believes in the appropriate use of medication and spends time with patients to assess medication effectiveness. She enjoys collaborating with other treatment providers to help patients recover. She is culturally agile and respectful of people’s faith backgrounds.
Dr. Bacon attended Meharry Medical College where she graduated with honors. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the Ohio State University and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Northwestern University. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Monday (Lombard) 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday (Oak Park) 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
My name is Davena Beal. I began working in the mental health field in 1998 as a Registered Nurse on the Adolescent Inpatient Program at the Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. In 2001, I moved to Chicago and began working as a Registered Nurse at Rush University Medical Center on the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit. In 2016, I completed my Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree through Rush University College of Nursing, and then began my career as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Comprehensive Clinical Services. Although most of my previous experience is with children and adolescents, I also love working with the adult population. Each patient is an individual with a unique set of skills and strengths that evolve throughout the lifespan. I believe that learning and change are lifelong processes that can be both difficult and joyful. Health education is one of the most valuable functions of mental health care providers, and serves as the key to the development of new habits and personal growth in our patients and ourselves. Outside of working in mental health, I enjoy reading, long distance running, and sewing.
Tuesday (Aurora) 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday (Lombard) 9:20 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday (1st-4th) (Lombard) 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ed Buck, LCSW
I have been in practice for 32 years. I began work with CCS three years ago. My role at CCS includes working with individuals, families and couples providing psychotherapeutic intervention. I also meet with our medical students.
These students are preforming their rotation in a psychiatric setting. My role is to meet with them, instructing them on our philosophy and belief in working with patients at CCS.
I am proud to be a part of the CCS team. We are a team of professionals
that are committed to helping people with mental and emotional issues. In doing this our mission is to dedicate our work toward upholding the belief that regardless of their problems all people have dignity and are entitled to our best efforts. We communicate with one another to help clients progress and make the needed changes that bring them resolutions to their difficulties.
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Cagney is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in the state of Illinois. He also is a Board Registered Mental Illness/Substance Abuse Professional. He received he Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Substance Abuse from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.
He has provided counseling, EAP, treatment groups and assessment across a variety of settings including private practice, community mental health and hospital settings. At the Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital, he worked with a dual diagnosis population facilitating therapeutic groups and providing individual counseling. He continued her experience in assessment and treatment planning, substance abuse psycho-education, group, individual and family counseling at the Ravenswood Hospital and Community Counseling Centers of Chicago. He has experience working with severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children and adolescents as well as work with court-ordered DUI offenders. He has worked in the private practice setting since 2005, offering individual, couples and family counseling.
He offers psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Monday (Aurora) 10-4 PM, 7-9 PM
Wednesday (Aurora) 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Thursday (Aurora) 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday (Aurora) 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Angelica Cornejo is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University. She is fluent in Spanish and has experience working with diversified populations in the outpatient setting, helping individuals and families with mental health concerns. In her current role as a Clinical Therapist, Angelica provides comprehensive and collaborative treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. She is committed to providing clients with compassion, professionalism, and support to help them reach their treatment goals. Ms. Cornejo uses a client-centered, strength base approach with individuals to promote overall well-being and improve their quality of life.
Saturday (Oak Park) 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Erik is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois who also holds his Type 75 and Type 73 Certifications to work within a school setting. Erik has a vast educational background with Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago, and dual Master degrees in Social Work and Art Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Erik works for DuPage High School in Addison as a School Social Worker in addition to providing Secular and Christian counseling at Leyden DuPage. Erik is also a past Staff Sergeant with the United States Air Force.
Erik has experience working in specialized settings and populations, as he has worked with Veterans, youth services and with the homeless. His work at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls provided behavioral and psychotherapeutic experience with children in a residential setting. He has experience working with PTSD in the military community with his work at MHN Government Services. Additionally, Erik created several workshops for teens and runs a support group for Young African American men. Erik’s extensive knowledge of adolescent and adult issues and experiences bridging the gap between clients and their schools and families add to the dimension of his work in the private practice setting.
Erik offers individual, family and couples therapy for adolescents and adults.
Monday (Oak Brook) 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Lariza is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). She has worked with people across the lifespan and has helped children, adolescents and adults who struggle with mental illness, community violence, substance use disorders, and early relational trauma. She uses a collaborative and reflective approach in which the patient and therapist co-create the process of change. Lariza believes that people know themselves and their experiences very well, so she seeks to create a place where clients can be empowered to find the change they want in their lives.
When working with infants, children and their families, Lariza assesses the development of the child, the attachment relationship between caregiver and child, and possible disruptions in these important relationships. As an art therapist, she utilizes creative techniques when words may fail in the therapeutic setting. Often, the creative process helps people focus on the present moment and the many aspects of self explored in therapy. Lariza draws from many therapeutic lenses such as Jungian, psychodynamic, systems theory, object relations theory, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. She invites the opportunity to get to know and work with those who seek counseling services.
Wednesday (Oak Park) 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience providing pyschotherapeutic interventions in clinical, educational and ministerial settings.
My principal focus has been providing supportive interventions to children, adolescents and their families. I have a client-centered, cognitive behavioral approach that identifies strengths and assets in order to address problems. I also work with adults and couples addressing a wide range of concerns, including relational conflict, anxiety and the effects of trauma. I have expertise guiding individuals that are searching and responding to the spiritual dynamics in their lives.
I received my Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University, my Master of Social Work (MSW) from Jane Addams College of Social Work and my Master of Divinity (MDiv.) from University of St. Mary of the Lake. I have a Master’s Degree in Education from NEIU and hold a PEL to work as a school social worker as well as a school administrator. I have ten years of experience working in ministry, ten years of experience working as a school social worker and seven years experience working as a middle school admininistrator.
I speak Spanish and have experience working in rural Mexico in addition to serving the Latinx communities in DuPage County and the Chicago area.
Tuesday-Thursday (Oak Brook) 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you feel overwhelmed by emotional issues that have interfered with daily living? Fr. Michael Garcia, OP, is a Roman Catholic priest of the Dominican Order, and is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). His professional studies (Loyola University – Chicago), prepared him to counsel individuals, groups, and families. His clients have included adolescent foster children and emotionally troubled high school students. He also has counseled adults, who experience issues of disruptive anxiety, depression, attention deficit, or hyperactivity. He has assisted young people and adults, adjusting to major changes in their circumstances of living. Fr. Garcia employs strategies of empathic listening, psychodynamic principles, and cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT). In these ways, he helps clients to discover new perspectives about personal challenges, and suggests ways to utilize new social and emotional skills to address their personal issues. He offers the following services:
- Individual English or Spanish counseling, ages 9-75+
- Couple’s counseling, and family counseling, to address significant personal challenges
- Professional partnership with psychiatrists who treat children, adolescents, and adults
Monday (Cicero) 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday (River Forest) 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday (Lombard)2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday (Lombard) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dr. Marjorie Girotti-Radzak is a Clinical Psychology post-doctoral fellow. She earned both her master’s degree in counseling psychology (with a concentration in Latino mental health) and her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago campus.
As a bilingual psychologist (Spanish/English), Dr. Girotti-Radzak enjoys working with a culturally diverse range of individuals across the lifespan and with varying concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorders, obsessive-compulsive difficulties, bereavement, low self-esteem, emotional and/or behavioral regulation difficulties, identity stressors (race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion/spirituality, ability status, and sexual orientation), parenting stressors, and relational issues. She provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.
As an integrative relational psychologist, Dr. Girotti-Radzak believes cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship is essential and is committed to providing a safe, supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental healing space. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is an animal enthusiast, curious about all things related to psychology, and enjoys the creative arts.
Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM to 8: 00 PM
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families.
Kim is a warm an integrative psychotherapist who uses traditional and evidence-based interventions. She combines this approach with therapies that integrate mindfulness practice and principles for a specialized approach to meet individual needs and achieve desired outcomes.
Specialties include empowering individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships, increasing self-esteem, managing grief and loss, changing habits that get in the way of being your best self, as well as helping clients with compulsive overeating issues, mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma related disorders.
Tuesday & Thursday (Lombard) 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Dennis L. Keppeler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who obtained his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Dennis has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Dennis has a special interest in working with youth and young adults, and he integrates a variety of techniques and interventions, including Mindfulness Meditation and aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), to provide supports to his clients. Dennis is also interested in working with individuals who struggle with communicating effectively, managing their emotions, and maintaining relationships.
Monday (Oak Park) 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday (Oak Park) 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday (Lombard) 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday (Lombard) 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday (Oak Park) 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday (Lombard) 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Dr. Kestenberg has enjoyed treating people of all ages and walks of life with their psychiatric issues since 2001. He is board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Kestenberg enjoys providing patients and their family members with the most appropriate patient-centered treatment options, which is based on his great medical knowledge from past training, continuing education and variety of clinical experiences. His areas of clinical interest are fairly expansive and span the gamut of emotional issues that often manifest during the childhood and adolescent years. He often readily assists other physicians in order to provide the best care for patients, whether they are children, adolescents or adults. In addition to working in a private practice setting, Dr. Kestenberg looks forward to working in different community mental health settings. He also enjoys continuing to provide inpatient care and performing consultative work as a staff physician within the Edward Hospital and Linden Oaks Hospital system since 2011. He also has a zest for teaching and mentoring medical students.
Monday (Lombard) 10:20 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday (Lombard) 2:00 PM to 6:40 PM
Wednesday (Lombard) 11:00 AM to 6:40 PM
Friday (Lombard)10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday (3rd) (Lombard) 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Dr. Samina Khattak is a licensed physician, Board Certified in General Psychiatry. She has had experience working with all populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, dealing with both acute and chronic psychiatric conditions. Dr. Khattak has worked in community mental health and area hospitals providing psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, and medication education, as well as psychiatric management and collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams.
Wednesday (4th) (Lombard) 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Virtual Only)
Friday (1st) (Lombard) 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Jessica Lepe is a certified physician assistant. She received a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Dominican University in December 2018. Prior to that, she received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jessica completed a clinical rotation at CCS during her training in physician assistant school and was drawn towards the empathetic relationships between patients and their providers. Upon finishing school, she decided to pursue a career in mental health. Jessica strives to make a personalized connection with each patient in an effort to find the best individualized treatment. She is fluent in Spanish.
Monday (Lombard) 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday (Oak Park) 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday (Lombard) 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Thursday (Lombard) 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Friday (Oak Park) 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Saturday (Oak Park 1st & 3rd) 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Stephanie’s approach is holistic, allowing for individualized treatment plans that are supported by evidence-based techniques. She focuses on building a trusting, therapeutic relationship with clients to provide the optimal environment for positive change. She has advanced training in play therapy and behavioral modification therapy that brings excellent results while working with young children and their parents. She also works with adolescents and young adults struggling with self-injury, suicidal ideation and mood disorders. Stephanie also enjoys working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
Stephanie offers psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Saturday (Oak Brook) 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Joyce is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. After a legal career of 20 years, she decided to pursue her other dream: counseling. For 14 years, Joyce has been helping people identify their strengths and develop new skills to better understand themselves and to achieve their goals.
Do you feel like your life is spinning out of control? Do you worry too much, or do you see life these days through a negative lens? Are you experiencing conflicts in your relationships? If so, Joyce can help. She has expertise in treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, life transitions, and anger management problems. She also has significant experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ADHD, phobias, grief and loss, Tourette Syndrome, and Trichotillomania.
Clients say Joyce is easy to talk to and non-judgmental. She assists clients in becoming aware of negative and unrealistic thought patterns and behaviors that lead to distress, and then helps them find more accurate and effective ways to interpret their experiences and make positive behavior changes.
Joyce works with adolescents, adults, and couples.
Tuesday & Friday (Oak Brook) 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday (Schaumburg) 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meagan Maas, MD, is a Midwest native and has interests in both Child and Adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry. She has specific interest in the intersection between emerging pediatric psychiatric disorders and substance abuse, with previous research examining the role mental health recovery courts play in reducing recidivism. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists. When not in the office, she enjoys exploring the Chicago food scene, walking and biking outdoors, and watching movies.
Saturday (Oak Park) 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Daniel B. Martinez, M.D. is Board Certified in adult and child psychiatry. He has also been certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He obtain his Bachelor of Arts from DePaul Univerisity in 1990. He graduated in 1995 from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and completed his training in child psychiatry at Northwestern Children’s Memorial Hospital in 2000. He serves as medical director for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. He is President of Comprehensive Clinical Services, P.C. (discoverccs.org), a multidisciplinary private practice. He has a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the former Chair of the Child and Adolescent Committee for the Illinois Psychiatric Society. He participates on the IPS Telepsychiatry Committee and has been providing telemedicine for over 10 years. He belongs to numerous civic and professional organizations and has received many awards recognizing his contributions in many areas of service and academic achievement. He is a member of the Council on Minority and Mental Health Disparities for the American Psychiatric Association. He is the first author or the APA position statement, in review, on how the U.S. government should deal with detained immigrant who have mental illness. His main areas of interest include: ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Psychiatry and the Law, Community Psychiatry and Cultural and Spiritual issues in treatment.
Tuesday (Oak Park) 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday (Lombard) 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Rachel Mikula is a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families who struggle with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, behavioral difficulties, and life transitions. As an integrative, relational therapist, Rachel uses a collaborative, strength based approach to promote and support healing, growth and change in each unique individual.
Tuesday & Wednesday (Lombard) 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Thursday (Lombard) 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sophia is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Professional Psychology at Roosevelt University. Sophia has a Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Studies. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. Sophia is fluent in Greek and provides secular and Christian counseling.
Sophia has worked with children, couples, families and adults across a range of mental health issues in both community health and private practice settings. While at the Hellenic Foundation, Sophia provided counseling and psycho educational groups among a vast multi-cultural and socioeconomic population. She also assisted in various case management services like SSD, SSI, public aid and immigration. In her private practice experience, she enjoys helping people navigate life adjustments, overcome dependencies and making positive change for better success.
Sophia offers psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Tuesday & Thursday (Lombard) 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Ralph Romero, LSCW, is a well rounded therapist with experience with treating adults and children suffering from trauma, bereavement and major mental illness. He also has extensive experience working with families and with people who are recovering from substance dependence. In addition to inpatient and outpatient mental health experience, Ralph has also worked with individuals and families in the crisis. Ralph’s approach to therapy is based on the strengths perspective and focused on motivating individuals to rediscover inner strengths to deal with life’s challenges and adapt to changes.
Saturday (Melrose Park) 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Eloisa Rosales, LCSW, obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007, and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Rosales previously worked with the DCFS system as a case manager. She also has experience working in a residential setting for individuals diagnosed with severe mental disorders. In her current role as a Clinical Therapist, Ms. Rosales provides treatment to children, adolescents, and adults. Ms. Rosales is bilingual and bi cultural (Spanish) however; she does provide therapy services to individuals of other ethnic backgrounds. Ms. Rosales has facilitated several social skills groups with adolescents and adults. She has provided various workshops for parents including violence prevention, bullying and parenting skills. Ms. Rosales works very closely with families in order to educate them on mental disorders and how they can provide supportive services for their loved ones.
Hours (In Office/Virtual)
Saturday (Oak Park) 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Aamir Safdar is a Board Certified Adult as well as Child and Adolescent psychiatrist. He completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and then went on to do a fellowship in Child and Adolescent psychiatry at the Institute of Juvenile research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Safdar enjoys working with patients from all age groups but has a particular interest in the younger population. He uses the Bio-psycho-social model in his treatment approach. He has a global cultural perspective with his work history in countries including USA, Canada, Great Britain and Pakistan.
Tuesday (Lombard) 2:40 PM to 6:40 PM
Wednesday (Lombard) 4:00 PM to 6:40 PM
Thursday (Oak Park) 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Virtual)
Friday (Lombard) 3:00 PM to 5:40 PM
Saturday (Lombard) 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Amy B. Sparacino is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who obtained her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling in Loyola University Chicago. She has experience working with both inpatient and outpatient populations treating all age groups. Her special interest is counseling adults who struggle with anxiety and depression, using various therapeutic theories and techniques to meet her clients’ individual needs. She is dedicated to providing clients with both professionalism and warmth as she helps them pursue and reach their treatment goals and enhance their overall well-being. In her free time, Mrs. Sparacino enjoys being out in nature and spending time with her family and friends.
Wednesday (Oak Park) 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday (Palos Heights) 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday (Oak Park) 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Brittany is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, certified in domestic violence, mediation, and partner abuse intervention. She tailored her master’s degree to couples therapy and also has a knack for working with teens. Brittany is internally connected with the great outdoors and can be found hiking on a regular basis. She runs a recreational therapy business, HykeLyfe, outside of Leyden where she takes clients hiking while counseling.
We all tend to feel down at times and the negative thoughts that come with these instances send us into a downward spiral. This can contribute to depressed mood, feelings of worthlessness, anxiety, or a lack of motivation. Let Brittany help you reshape the way you think, bring positivity and light back into the way you feel, and create productive goal-achieving behavior. Brittany has been practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the last 7 years. She has experience in treating anxiety, depressed mood, personality disorders, relationship issues, partner abuse recovery, parenting problems, teen development, adjustment disorders, grief counseling and anger management problems.
Clients say Brittany is non-judgemental and relaxed. She can help discover and integrate positive patterns of thinking to counter automatic negative thought processes in order to build insight and the confidence needed to lead a productive, happy life.
Brittany works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
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Maria Valdez is a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Her background includes treating clients of all ages that have mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions, and family systemic difficulties.
She is committed to offering a supportive, non-judgmental environment in helping individuals, couples, and families improve their quality of life.
Tuesday (Lombard) 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday (Lombard) 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday (Lombard) 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday (Lombard) 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday (Lombard) 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM