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Clinicians

Dr. Terry Dornak, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist | Clinical Director

I received my Doctorate of Psychology and Master of Arts from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have gained my therapeutic experience not only working in private practice settings but through working in residential settings as well.

 

It is my goal that each person who steps into my office feels  comfortable and accepted.  I respect each individual's culture, gender, race, and sexual identity.  I am passionate about my field and believe that each individual that comes into my office is unique.  I use an integrated approach that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic techniques.  I work with each client to design a treatment plan that meets his or her own personal needs and goals.  I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults, and I provide individual, family, as well as relationship therapy.

I have extensive experience and training in treating mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, substance use, and anger. In addition, I specialize in treating the psychological struggles frequently associated with chronic pain including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship difficulties.  I also specialize in treating post-partum depression and infertility.  

I welcome feedback from my clients.  When a client feels that a certain technique is not working, I encourage him or her to tell me so that we can work together to find another technique that may work better.  I think therapy is definitely a team effort.

Tara Link, LCSW, CADC, Certified Meditation Teacher, Tibetan Sound Healer

Therapist

All of us struggle at different times in our life. We often feel stuck in our current state or situation and wonder if this is how life has to be. Whether you are facing a conflict that seems irresolvable, are searching for more meaning in life, or want to heal past wounds to feel a deeper sense of peace, making the decision to seek help takes courage. My belief is that we all have the power to limit the chaos of our own mind through developing a strong and loving connection to ourselves.

I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified drug and alcohol counselor. I completed my Master of Social Work with specialization in mental health from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Throughout my career, I have worked in various settings within the therapeutic community with a diverse client population including adult men and women, families, children, and adolescents. I’ve held positions at the Department of Corrections in the addiction and trauma program in addition to inpatient psychiatry, veteran’s rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and in the development of mental health programs internationally.

Through my own journey, I have experienced the difficulties of life and realize the freedom that comes through developing self awareness, resilience, and inner peace. I believe in building an authentic and trusting therapeutic relationship, where you can truly be yourself, are accepted, and feel heard.

My style is genuine, compassionate, and practical. My approach to healing is holistic and integrative, combining evidence-based modalities including Cognitive and Dialectical behavioral therapy, with mindfulness, transpersonal psychology, and alternative healing modalities such as sound healing, naturopathy, meditation, and breathwork. As a certified meditation teacher and sound healing practitioner, I enjoy introducing new tools and ways of coping in conjunction with traditional talk therapy. Because no single treatment is suited for all, I strive to tailor our sessions in line with your unique values and needs. I encourage you to follow your intuition and welcome the opportunity to work with you.

Jo Flannery, MFT, MA Sexologist

Therapist

The most significant relationship in life is your relationship with yourself. It is essential to happiness to be intimately in touch with, and know how to ask for others to meet your needs, wants and desires. My office is held as a sacred space where you discover what it takes to love and accept yourself. I work synergistically with you to co-create a space wrought with support, encouragement, personal responsibility and compassion. I am a culturally competent therapist trained to work with a breadth of sexual and relational issues. I work with individuals, couples and intimate constellations. I have extensive training in working with sexual issues, including sexual dysfunction, sexual desire discrepancy, issues related to BDSM, Kink, and consensual non-monogamy, and paraphiliac disorders. Ideas and issues relating to one's sexuality, sexual identity, and desires deserve attention and care. 

Anthony May, LCSW, CADC

Therapist

If you are looking for a therapist, there is a reason; something in your life that you want to improve. My approach to counseling is eclectic. I emphasize finding solutions in the short term and later looking for insight into the way you have been influenced by your past. Clear perception of events and situations, past and present, can enable more appropriate emotional responses. These responses in turn may lead to more effective action. Authentically feeling ones emotions in all their intense complexity can be a challenge. Taking action and making changes in one’s life is stressful. As a therapist, I try to help you to determine and coordinate the most beneficial strategy to follow.

I specialize in problems related to addiction – a catch-all word encompassing problematic habits of substance or process use. Most addictions fill a need in someone’s life. If they were non-toxic, we would call them something else, like hobby, coping skill, or interest. The mind is biologically programmed to seek pleasure and avoid pain, but choosing short-term pleasure which ultimately causes longer-term pain is not an optimal behavior. The bad news is that making bad choices can be harmful or fatal to yourself and others. The good news is that everyone is capable of making better choices.

Involvement in the recovery community led me to become a social worker. I live recovery every day, and never give up on myself or anyone else. I have also been close to a variety of other non-mainstream and sometimes at-risk populations. The tools and strength-based approach I prefer can be applicable no matter what a person’s sexual identity may be.

Taylor Moore, LCSW, LADC, CADC

Therapist

It is an honor for me to be present to people’s stories and work with them to discover their inner strengths and wisdom. I work to support my clients in providing a safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental space where we can develop trusting connections that can facilitate healing and growth. I view my role as a therapist to provide a compassionate and caring space where you feel seen and heard, so that we can uncover your strengths, dreams, and to learn how to navigate through the complexities of life in alignment with your values.

 

I am dually licensed in clinical social work and chemical health with experience working in outpatient therapy, community mental health, intensive outpatient, and residential treatment centers. I have experience working with a range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, substance use, relational and communication issues, stress, and life transitions. I have worked with people of all identities, including: LBGTQ+ individuals, various gender identities, cultural and racial backgrounds, and creatives.

I believe our relationship is the primary tool in therapy to work towards acceptance and change in your life. To ensure that I am continuously meeting the needs of my clients, honoring their inner-strengths, goals, and context of life, I use an integrative approach including psychodynamic, strengths-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Therapy, relational, mindfulness, and psychoeducational approaches. My hope is to create a space of exploration, where you can feel empowered, laugh, be vulnerable, and grow in your awareness and healing of self.  

Mada Leanga, LCPC

Therapist

I believe that my role as a counselor is help others become congruent to their truth. I do this by focusing on client strengths, and creating a safe and supportive environment for insight and transformation to occur. I see myself as an empathic and intuitive listener, as well as a direct communicator. I can tell it as I see it, with tact and sometimes humor, and I find creative ways to challenge the barriers clients may encounter in their life journey. I believe in personal responsibility, and I see the counseling process as an active and collaborative one.

I use an Integrative approach to therapy (EMDR,Mindfulness Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral, Adlerian, Client Centered, Solution Focused, Trauma Informed to name a few). I have extensive expertise and advanced training in: Perinatal mental health, Trauma and Abuse, Grief, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Personality Disorders.

Given my personal experience as an immigrant, I approach counseling from a multicultural perspective. I find that identity, family of origin, group affiliations, and systemic culture, can all contribute positively or negatively to our life experiences, and can be worth exploration.

Kat Aldag, LPC

Therapist

Therapy is about building an understanding of yourself and creating a path forward to grow.  I want to connect with you and help you connect with yourself, at your own pace. To accomplish this, I create a compassionate space in which you can cope without criticism.  As an intersectional feminist, I approach therapy as a collaboration between equals, and I believe that you are the authority on yourself. In my practice, I avoid condensing you to a simplistic category; I take into account personal and social issues such as identity, the mind-body connection, power, and privilege — all the things we can and cannot control. Considering and accepting your whole self, you can work to withstand and welcome the world in a way that works for you.

 

Prior to clinical mental health counseling, I studied linguistic anthropology – the interaction of culture, communication, and self.  Combined with psychotherapy, this provides a unique framework through which to explore and assert autonomy, authenticity, and connection.  In our sessions, you will have the opportunity to reclaim and reshape your own narrative; you are the author of your story, and I serve as your psychosocial thesaurus guiding you decidedly toward your chosen path.  In addition I speak both English and Spanish.

Sania Hussain, LPC

Therapist

According to Berne Brown, “we can’t be brave in the big world without at least one small space to work through our fears and falls.” I would like to be able to provide you with that space to work through current issues, future goals or past trauma. I take a warm, non-judgemental, culturally humble, and compassionate stance with my clients, providing them with a safe space, the opportunity for psycho-education and introducing them to coping skills that can make a difference in their lives. I work towards separating the problem(s) from my clients and help them look at the issue from a different perspective. I believe that everyone is different and therefore individually tailor therapy for my clients. I use an eclectic approach and work with my clients to find the right fit for them. Some approaches that I use are not limited to but include mindfulness- based CBT, ACT and DBT. I also use the trans-theoretical model to meet my clients where they are at. I aim to help my clients gain greater self-awareness and hope they are able to take the tools offered in session out in the real world. My ultimate goal is to work with my clients to increase their growth, satisfaction and wellbeing.

 

I have received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults. I have previously worked in Loyola Medical Centre’s EAP department, where I supported physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals navigate through workplace and personal life stressors and issues. I have experience working with ADHD, schizophrenia, eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia), anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management and relationship concerns.

 

Seeking help is not easy, in fact it takes a tremendous amount of courage. Whether you are struggling, or just need someone to talk to, I am here to listen and help you navigate through life’s curveballs or day to day stressors. Reaching out is the first step to change! In addition I speak English, Hindi, and Urdu.

Jing Han, LPC

Therapist

I believe we’re naturally good and unfortunately taught to feel shame, worthlessness, inadequacy, and the ideas of “bad” and “wrong”. I’m dedicated to providing a non-judgmental environment to support clients, explore their situations, and achieve their goals. I strive to hear and understand your feelings, past and current experiences, as well as to provide information and new coping strategies to help you deal with your concerns, difficulties, and struggles. We will sort out what’s going on in your life and sort it out together.

 

I received my Master’ degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University. I have received training  in CBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and personality disorders treatment and management. It is my goal to keep enlarging my toolbox in order to provide more efficient and effective support to my clients.

 

I offer therapy to individuals, couples, and families in English, Mandarin, and Japanese. The differences between cultures, languages, and environments may cause frustration or even conflict, and having new information and ways to handle them will create fresh insights and help you accomplish your goals. I hope after every session my client feel more confident, having healthier boundaries, and enjoy their lives more.