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Ewelina Beardmore is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who uses a relational and strength-based model to help individuals and couples gain awareness of the roles and the dynamics present in their relationships. She has expertise in helping individuals heal from trauma such as sexual assault, childhood abuse as well as physical and emotional abuse. In addition, Ewelina has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which allows her to assist couples improve their communication styles and explore goals throughout each stage of their relationship. She is also trained in a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients manage anxiety, depression, and life transition issues. Ewelina also values the role and importance of sexuality in clients' overall health and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Sex Therapist via the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.  

Ewelina's international background allows her to connect with individuals struggling with cross-cultural issues and assist in developing coping skills to manage life's anxieties. Additionally, she has offered guidance to clients on issues involving work-life balance and behavioral and emotional health in an employee assistance setting. Ewelina earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, graduating with honors. She is fluent in French and Polish and offers services in both languages.

Ewelina Beardmore, 

LCPC

Psychotherapist & Clinical Manager

Felicia Levy, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience. Her therapeutic style is warm, compassionate and interactive. She provides support, empathy and insight with integrity and humor, which allows clients to step back from stressful situations, gain perspective and feel better. Felicia believes everyone has the capacity to learn, grow and discover their own strengths which are already inherent, yet just perhaps a bit forgotten. Counseling gives clients the opportunity to explore issues in a safe place, without judgment and enables clients to reach their desired goals. She is passionate about helping people find balance, reach their goals and live happy lives. 

Felicia is trained in EMDR and also has extensive experience working with employee assistance programs. Felicia has specific interest in working with clients who struggle with issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem and wellness, as well as addictions, including problem gambling. Felicia received her Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University and her Masters of Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work.   

Felicia Levy,

LCSW

Psychotherapist

Jamie Edwards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples, and families. Her approach to psychotherapy centers around a caring, nurturing relationship coupled with a safe and non-judgmental environment. Jamie recognizes clients' inherent strengths and in the development of the therapeutic relationship, helps clients to discover how they can be used to facilitate change. She believes that even adversity can be a source of strength and an opportunity to better oneself. Jamie has a special interest in treating mood disorders, anxiety, grief, life adjustments, and trauma. She has worked in child welfare, domestic and sexual violence, hospice, and long-term care settings. 

She has been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), an evidence-based therapy that can quicken the healing process, as well as Level 1 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and other therapy modalities. Jamie uses a holistic approach that includes mind, body, and environmental factors. She believes strongly in using a variety of techniques in order for clients to reach their maximum potential and happiness.

Jamie Edwards,

LCSW

Psychotherapist

Kyle provides individual, couples, and family therapy with an integrative approach rooted in an Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy, drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate for diverse individuals with unique needs. He believes the individual seeking therapy is the agent of change in their own lives, and that a therapist offers meaningful partnership in the exploration and development of their authentic self. He provides a supportive, warm, and accepting environment for clients that allows them the freedom to make closer emotional contact with themselves and others and create new meaning in life. Kyle is passionate about diversity and social justice, and enjoys working with clients from various backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, and religious or spiritual paths. Kyle holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Kyle Shiver,

LPC

Psychotherapist & Administrative Associate

Cara is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over eight years of clinical experience working with individuals and families with a focus on work-life balance, stress management, and substance abuse treatment. Cara believes the most productive approach to therapy is leveraging a client’s strengths to bolster overall process. Cara utilizes a solution-focused approach which guides clients towards interventions and solutions that are effective, while being tailored to a person’s own definition of success and progress. While her clinical interests lie in the ways in which family and relationships shape the individual, she balances process oriented work with an emphasis on concrete steps rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Cara works to establish an empathic and compassionate space, meeting clients where they are. She strongly believes that therapy should be a “two-way street” where she is as engaged and active in the work as her clients. Cara received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tennessee and her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Downtown Chicago.

Cara Chae,

LCPC

Psychotherapist 

Alana Lehrfield is a Licensed Social Worker who enjoys working with clients to help them live fuller, more meaningful lives. She utilizes a strength-based approach and strives to assist her clients identify their successes as well as address any areas where they may feel “stuck” or “out of control.” As a clinician, Alana uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including, psychodynamic, family systems, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. With a client-centered approach she tailors her interventions to each individual client. Her work with trauma, in addition to her cross-cultural experiences and deep interest in diversity, gives her an ability to work with people from a myriad of backgrounds and cultures. Alana has a special interest in working with children and adolescents specifically with ADHD. Her experience also extends to working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, divorce, and trauma, and couples who want to improve their communication skills. Alana obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Knox College and a Masters in Social Work from Dominican University.

Alana Lehrfield, 

LSW

Psychotherapist & Intake Coordinator

Joe Kanengiser is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and Bachelor's degree from Kenyon College. He has experience working with a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from professionals to adolescents to those struggling with homelessness and serious mental illness. His training includes Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Career Counseling, Coaching, Post-traumatic growth and Problem-Solving Therapy. Additionally, Joe has provided training to therapists and other clinicians in areas such as self-care, mindfulness, trauma informed care and developing advanced communication skills.

While Joe has expertise in a wide variety of methods, he believes the client is the expert on oneself. Therefore, therapy is a collaborative process where goals are set to increase fulfillment and quality of life. He generally believes in a focus on developing coping skills (including mindfulness and awareness), stress management, deep-self exploration and seeking to make practical changes in your daily life. Joe takes a multidisciplinary approach to therapy to achieve goals in a manner that suits the client best.

Joseph Kanengiser, 

LCSW

Psychotherapist