Our Therapists

Photograph: Lindsay Currie, MSW, LCSW

Lindsay Currie, MSW, LCSW

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Children & Teens
  • School Issues
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Autism & Asperger's
  • Self-Injury, Anger Management & Self-Control

Lindsay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of experience working with children, teens and families. She has a strong understanding of the way that mental health issues can affect school success for children and teens. She has worked as a School Social Worker at the elementary level, and at an alternative school with students who have been removed from their school for various reasons. Lindsay has experience helping families with truancy and juvenile justice issues, as well as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, school concerns, divorce, autism and Asperger's, self-injury, anger management and self-control. Lindsay uses a variety of methods to help families work toward a common goal, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Photograph: Antonio C. Ellzey, Sr., MS, LCPC

Antonio C. Ellzey, Sr., MS, LCPC

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Individual, Couple & Family Therapy
  • Divorce Therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Antonio is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who helps clients to discover or recover the zeal of life, and provides tools and interventions to achieve success, manage intense emotions, and find balance. He has extensive experience with adolescents and families, has conducted parenting classes, helped families with anger management, ADHD, suicidal ideation, and DCFS involvement and the criminal justice system. He has worked with adults developing educational and vocational goals to get on the right track. If clients are interested, Antonio can provide Christian Counseling, utilizing spirituality as a means to guide individuals, couples and families. He works to help everyone gain a deeper understanding of self and others, and through therapeutic assignments helps clients secure the esteem needed to navigate difficulties and forge healthy relationships. Antonio's motto is ---Change Is Inevitable but Growth is a Choice--- ---Finish What You Started---

Photograph: Rebecca Vacco Giudice, LCSW

Rebecca Vacco Giudice, LCSW

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Individual, Couple & Family Therapy
  • Teens & Children
  • New Parents
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Acute & Chronic Disease in Children & Adults
  • Health Issues
  • Couple and Family Communication & Conflict

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a focus on pediatric and family counseling. Because of the strong relationship between psychological and physical well-being, I have chosen to specialize in helping children, teens, and families cope with acute and chronic disease. Although I have a special interest in coping and adjustment related to health issues, I also enjoy working with a variety of clients. I provide services for children, teens, and adults coping with various concerns and diagnoses, including depression and anxiety, family conflict, rules and discipline, and becoming new parents. My comprehensive approach incorporates parents, schools, and the medical team as much as possible.

I have also dedicated much of my work to helping couples and families communicate more effectively and work towards strengthening their relationships. The best part of my job is watching the progress clients make throughout the therapy process.

Photograph: Helene A. Jacques, LCPC, NCC

Helene A. Jacques, LCPC, NCC

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Post-Abortion Issues
  • Medical & Healthcare Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

Helene is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who has been in practice since 2000. Helene has extensive experience working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adoption concerns, relationship problems, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, stress management, medical and health concerns and post-abortion issues. Helene was trained in an eclectic model of therapy and relies on this knowledge base to select effective treatment approaches for each client or family.

Photograph: V Manger MA, LCPC, CAADC, MISA II, LPHA. ICCS

V Manger, MA, LCPC, CAADC, MISA II, LPHA. ICCS

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Believing that we...ourselves are responsible for our own lives...No matter what comes our way...We have a choice as to how we will respond to the situation that will always be in our own best interests. Working together as a team, you will be assisted in choosing the best 'interest' for you, and how you can work toward achieving this goal. Being mindful that you have the power within to choose, work toward and achieve any goal you create and accomplish.

"Have the courage to be imperfect!"
Alfred Adler

Working in numerous different areas, I welcome anyone with the courage to move forward and grow to contact me and begin to move toward their positive!

Utilizing my education, experience and over 27 years of working in the field of Psychology, I offer the best of my ability to assist you in working through your situation.

Photograph: Kara Martino, MS, LCPC

Kara Martino, MS, LCPC

  • Individual and family therapy
  • Children, adolescent, adults
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Grief and loss
  • ADHD
  • Parenting issues

Kara is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of clinical experience. She has worked extensively with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues. She has also worked with adults who are dealing with mood and anxiety disorders. She believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship is an important, foundational step in the therapeutic process, in which everything else is built upon. In addition, she believes in meeting patients where they are at, building upon strengths, and teaching new coping skills. She has training in use of Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavior therapy techniques and believes in a combination of teaching skills and improving insight into problematic behavior patterns.

Photograph: Janice (Jan) Nass, MA, LCSW

Janice (Jan) Nass, MA, LCSW

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Aging
  • Chronic Pain
  • Grief & Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment to Life Changes

Janice Nass, LCSW has worked for over 30 years in the fields of addiction, long-term care, and education since her graduation from The University of Chicago. Having worked with individuals and families of all ages, Janice has worked most recently in the past 10 years as a school social worker supporting adolescents as they face issues of anxiety and/or depression. In addition, Janice holds a nursing home administrator's license and has assisted seniors and their families cope with challenges that life often brings in one's later years. Her focus in the long-term care industry centered on helping individuals and their families more effectively cope with issues such as chronic pain and loss. Jan's current specialty in private practice is working with woman's issues, including anxiety, depression and helping women of all ages to navigate life changes and life span development issues. Although borrowing therapy techniques from a variety of styles, Janice utilizes primarily cognitive behavior therapy to guide her patients to a better understanding of how thoughts, feelings, and actions are interconnected.

Photograph: Dr. Wanda Parker, EdD, LCPC, NCMAC, CADC, CPPA

Dr. Wanda Parker, EdD, LCPC, NCMAC, CADC, CPPA

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Individual, Couple & Family Therapy
  • Teens & Children
  • Abuse
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Affective Disorder
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief & Loss
  • Geriatrics
  • Personality Disorders
  • Conflict Resolution
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Issues

Dr. Wanda has 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field, including 15 years of clinical leadership experience and 10 years in higher education. She has extensive experience working with all age groups from pediatric to geriatric in individual, couples and family therapy. Dr. Wanda also has a specialization in working with those that struggle with addictions, mood disorders and adjustment disorders. She sees the therapeutic relationship as a partnership and would like to assist you on your journey to wellness, empowerment and peace.

Photograph: Ana Lorena Perez, MA, LCPC

Ana Lorena Perez, MA, LCPC

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Children, adolescent, adults
  • Couples
  • Depression & Anxiety in Children & Adults
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • ADHD
  • Parenting issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Women's Issues

Ana Lorena Perez is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been working with Individuals, Couples & Families for 20 years. She works with adolescents and their families to provide counseling for depression, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, troubled family relationships, school issues or hospitalization. She helps couples to navigate relationship issues by addressing communication problems, improve listening skills developing empathy, and discovering triggers from the past affecting current functioning. Ana is Spanish Speaking, and has been a court advocate for families with domestic violence issues and criminal court circumstances. She has been a supervisor and Clinical Director for the SASS Program, providing clinical supervision to 21 therapists who provide services to children and families.

Photograph: Deanna Stacy, MA, LCPC

Deanna Stacy, MA, LCPC

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Individual, Couple & Family Therapy
  • Teens & Children
  • Anxiety & Depression in Adults and Children
  • Stress Management
  • Impulse Control in Children & Adolescents
  • ADHD
  • Parenting Issues
  • Adoption Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma Recovery

Deanna is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Additionally, she has obtained certificates in child and family psychology and stress management also from Roosevelt University. Deanna has several years of experience working with youths in the DCFS system. While working with DCFS, she has assisted clients in the transition of adoption as well as impulse control disorders in children and adolescents. Along with this, Deanna has aided many families in reuniting following DCFS intervention. Deanna is also experienced in treating clients with mood disorders. She specializes in working with clients to develop coping mechanisms for their anxiety. Deanna has also guided couples toward proper communication and building stronger marriages and relationships.

Photograph: Judy Stengele, MAPC, LCPC, RN

Judy Stengele, MAPC, LCPC, RN

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Abortion Issues Rachel Ministry
  • Women's Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Female Adolescent Issues
  • Couples

My experience has taught me that treating the whole person has the most beneficial outcome for the client." As an Internal Family Systems Therapist, the client is assisted in discovering his or her innermost emotions, and learns to manage them in an empowering way. As a compassionate and understanding therapist, she believes that each person has, within him or herself, a better and more mentally and healthy person. Finding that person within can be a rewarding journey. Her insights, not just as a Therapist, but as a retired registered nurse, have helped to unlock the better person within by approaching individual situations from various perspectives.

Judy has years of experience with Christian Counseling if requested, and can help clients address Spiritual components of healing. She has also worked with groups to address domestic violence and anger issues for both Adults and Adolescents.

Photograph: Donna M. Welter, MSW, LCSW

Donna M. Welter, MSW, LCSW

(tel) 708-995-7226
  • Individual, Couple & Family Therapy
  • Divorce Therapy
  • Anxiety & Phobias
  • TFT (Thought Field Therapy) for Anxiety & Phobias
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Women's Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Sexually Compulsive Behavior

Donna has been working with couples and families for 20 years in a number of capacities. She currently specializes in couples therapy and has been an outpatient Clinical Social Worker for 20 years. Donna believes that behavior patterns and coping skills are developed and learned over the lifecycle, and helps clients discover the underlying motivations for their current behaviors and patterns of thinking, and suggests new ways of viewing their problems to feel more empowered to address them. Donna believes in letting clients direct their treatment and choose their goals while helping them prioritize the treatment objectives.

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