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Rosecrance Therapies

Our most personalized level of outpatient care for mental health and substance use disorders, Rosecrance Therapies provides care through an outcomes-based approach that supports the journey toward a more fulfilling life.

Rosecrance Therapies treatments include individual counseling and group therapy with skilled licensed therapists, and support through specialized behavioral health therapies.

Most people start with 1-to-1 therapy so we can get to know you. From here, we work together to create a highly individualized and evidence-based treatment approach from a team who offers support along the way.

We accept most major insurance. Learn more about our locations and offerings.

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What makes Rosecrance Therapies special

From your initial contact with Rosecrance, our Access Services staff – who assist with services, assessments and admissions – provide a personalized discovery and onboarding experience. These members are well-versed in our entire care continuum, and are available to help navigate the process.

 

You are welcomed by our team, and we make sure every touchpoint puts your needs at the forefront.

Frequently asked questions

  • A future full of opportunity is possible, at any age. That’s why our care solutions are tailored to age, from youth to adolescent through adult. With deep roots in caring for the young, Rosecrance is able to provide the mental and behavioral health tools to thrive specific to the youth and adolescent mind.

  • Families are integral to overall patient care: Studies show that when family members and loved ones get involved in treatment, patients and families do better.

    Rosecrance is here to help you support your loved one’s recovery at every stage. We encourage families to visit, be a part of family sessions, join our educational events, actively support discharge planning and relapse prevention, and more.

  • Guided by mission, Rosecrance staff work alongside an established, trusted network of facilities to provide the highest quality of care. You will receive the most comprehensive, innovative, medically based experiential approach to care in the Midwest.

    Each patient is treated as an individual to support a successful outcome and feel whole. The continuum of care available is unmatched in the healthcare industry.

  • With locations throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa, our campuses and offices are designed with comfort and recovery in mind. These locations offer safe, secure spaces in a therapeutic environment that will help you focus on your addiction treatment recovery. Amenities can include healing gardens, walking paths, fitness center, outdoor dining, community areas, art rooms, and more.

Three weeks in, I noticed a difference ... I just felt better. Mentally, I felt a lot clearer.

– Matt G., who completed TMS therapy

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Rosecrance Therapies Team

Puneet Lakhmani, M.D.

Medical Director

Puneet Lakhmani, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Puneet Lakhmani is the medical director for Rosecrance Therapies. He evaluates and cares for clients living with mental health and substance use disorders and provides medication management. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, he earned his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Davidson College, where he worked as a volunteer firefighter. He earned a master’s degree in biostatistics and epidemiology from Northwestern University. He completed his medical degree at Tulane University and his residency at the University of Tennessee, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Lakhmani completed his fellowship in addiction medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago. As an addiction medicine physician, he specializes in the medical management of substance use disorders and their psychiatric and medical comorbidities. In his free time, he enjoys ceramics, yoga, and reading.

Ian Powell, M.D., FASAM

Physician

Ian Powell, M.D., FASAM

Physician

Dr. Ian Powell helps manage outpatient treatment services, including medication management, for clients seeing treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Powell has worked in the mental health and addiction medicine field since 2001 in settings such as medical hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, residential facilities, and outpatient clinics. He joined Rosecrance in 2022 and enjoys helping clients achieve recovery from substance use disorders with the aid of recovery medications. Dr. Powell is also passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental health problems and substance use disorders and helping bridge the gap between mental health problems and substance use disorders when they co-occur. Away from work, he enjoys spending time outside, beekeeping, and coin collecting.

Leslie Taylor, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Leslie Taylor, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Leslie Taylor is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in mood disorders, addiction, clinical research, and medication management of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Taylor is a pioneer in guiding FDA-approved TMS treatment at Connections Counseling, a behavioral health group of Rosecrance Therapies, in Madison, Wisconsin. She has over 25 years of experience treating adults and adolescents.

Yee Xiong, M.D.

Physician

Yee Xiong, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Yee Xiong is a board-certified psychiatrist with an addiction specialty who earned her medical degree during an addiction MD fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Xiong provides psychiatry via telehealth only.

Debra Corrigan, M.S., APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Debra Corrigan, M.S., APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Debra Corrigan is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Aspen Counseling, a behavioral health group of Rosecrance Therapies, in Rockford, Illinois, with training and experience using evidence-based practice guidelines in treating children, adolescents, and adults with mental health needs. Her education includes a master’s degree in nursing with a psychiatric nurse practitioner specialization from the University of St. Francis, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Anthony College of Nursing. Corrigan has an extensive and diverse nursing background primarily in the outpatient setting. She previously worked in primary care and served administrative nursing roles at the Rosecrance. Through these experiences, she recognized her passion for serving individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. The desire to utilize her skills to provide access to quality psychiatric care led her to the expansion of her nursing role. Corrigan values the uniqueness of each individual and will collaborate to recognize strengths, set client-directed goals, and create hope for achieving optimal wellness.

Abbey Lake, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Abbey Lake, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Abbey Lake is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, with doctoral-level training and experience using evidence-based practice guidelines in treating children, adolescents, and adults with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice, specializing in psychiatry across the lifespan, from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Rockford University. Lake is nationally recognized through the American Nurses Association as a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She is a part-time assistant professor for Chamberlain University, educating the next generation of registered nurses to provide optimal mental health and fundamental skills of nursing. Lake has over 12 years of experience working with patients and families in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic psychiatric settings. She previously worked in adolescent and adult detoxification programs and served administrative nursing roles at Rosecrance. Psychiatric and substance use nursing has been a long-lasting passion of hers, as she strongly believes that this population is vulnerable to stigma and is often overlooked and undertreated in the healthcare system. Lake works collaboratively with Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer Dr. Raymond Garcia, therapists, primary care providers, and family members/loved ones to advocate for individuals, develop patient-directed and specific goals, and to instill hope in every case. Her core values include individuality, autonomy, advocation, and humor, when appropriate. Through collaboration with the patient and their loved ones, setting patient-specific goals and instilling hope are necessary to achieve optimal wellness and recovery.

Lynn M. Wheeler, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lynn M. Wheeler, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lynn Wheeler has worked in psychiatry for nearly 40 years, primarily in direct patient care but also in nursing administration, beginning as a registered nurse and later as an advanced practice nurse. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in nursing with a psychiatric nurse practitioner specialization from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her American Nurses Credentialing Center board certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in 2010. She has worked in the Rockford area through the years providing mental health care across the lifespan in multiple clinical settings: inpatient, outpatient, residential substance use treatment, and private practice. She has experience working with individuals ages 5 to 65+ with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), trauma, OCD, behavior disorders, and more. Wheeler embraces a comprehensive and collaborative partner-with-patients approach to healthcare with an emphasis on health promotion and risk prevention. She incorporates evidence-based practice with a holistic biopsychosocial approach to clinical management. In her free time, Wheeler enjoys being with her family, friends, and her menagerie of pets. She also enjoys road trips with her husband, especially cross-country touring on their Harley-Davidson.

Divya Navi, M.S.

Regional Director, Rosecrance Connections Counseling

Divya Navi, M.S.

Regional Director, Rosecrance Connections Counseling

Divya Navi is the Regional Director of Rosecrance Connections Counseling in Madison, Wisconsin. Originally from India, Divya relocated to the United States at an early age to pursue her academic passions. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in biochemistry and emerging global diseases, as well as a master’s degree in neuroscience, both of which were obtained from Iowa State University. Navi has held numerous managerial and supervisory positions in various medical offices, including surgery and dermatology, and she was the clinical director for a free primary medical clinical. She is inspired to infuse her compassion and dedication to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives for all since coming to Connections Counseling in January 2023. Navi has an unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the world around her.

Leah Scanlan, M.A., LCPC

Director of Aspen Counseling

Leah Scanlan, M.A., LCPC

Director of Aspen Counseling

Leah Scanlan oversees daily clinic operations at Aspen Counseling in Rockford, Illinois, and manages the intake and referral process for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and employee assistance programs (EAP). She has 15 years of experience in the mental health field, where she has worked as a case manager and clinician. Scanlan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in clinical professional psychology from Roosevelt University. She joined Rosecrance in 2013.

Rob McCreadie, CSAC, ICS

Assistant Director

Rob McCreadie, CSAC, ICS

Assistant Director

Rob McCreadie is a licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and a trained Brainspotting practitioner at Connections Counseling, a behavioral health group of Rosecrance Therapies, in Madison, Wisconsin. He has nearly two decades of experience helping adults develop coping skills and expand support systems that foster growth, positive change, and healing. McCreadie performs in administrative, supervisory and clinical capacities, but his passion is direct client care in both the individual and group setting. He has facilitated inpatient, residential, and outpatient groups and continues to facilitate intensive outpatient groups, aftercare groups, and relapse prevention groups. McCreadie has years of experience working with medication-assisted treatment as a tool to help clients achieve their goals. He enjoys working with individuals experiencing substance use disorders, self-destructive thinking and behavior, and trauma. His approach is that of a fellow traveler, who meets clients where they are, walks alongside them, and guides them to achieve their goals through the use of evidence-based practices such as crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, Brainspotting, and other modalities. McCreadie does not believe that recovery is a one-size-fits-all proposition and is dedicated to helping each of his clients identify and follow the path that best meets their needs. It is also a pleasure to work with affected family members to provide support and education on the physical and behavioral consequences of substance use disorders. He sees himself as an advocate for positive change, healing, and recovery.

 

Jennifer Pitzo, M.S., LPC, CSAC, ICS

Clinical Supervisor

Jennifer Pitzo, M.S., LPC, CSAC, ICS

Clinical Supervisor

Jennifer Pitzo enjoys working with clients from all walks of life and diverse populations, and believes a holistic approach is important in supporting clients to make lasting changes. She is an EMDR practitioner and is also nationally certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. She serves clients from adolescence to adulthood in mental health and substance abuse counseling and works from a place of cultural humility. Trauma and perinatal care are areas of special interest. Pitzo earned a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling and is a past president of the Wisconsin Counseling Association.

Shadow, M.S., LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Shadow, M.S., LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Shadow has had her license in Clinical Social Work since 1997. She supports and teaches individuals wanting to work toward clarity, integrity, and self-compassion around trauma, stress, parenting, personal growth, sex, and relationships. In her sessions, she holds space for mind-emotion-body-spirit awareness to be used as a guidance system to make cognitive and behavioral choices that are in alignment with who a person wants to be. She specializes in trauma, anxiety, and depression and because these affect body systems, she obtained her massage license, personal training certificate, energy trainings, and has taught yoga for 25 years.

Shadow has worked in residential treatment for adolescents, disordered eating, K-12 schools, substance use recovery, public safety for victims and witnesses, and with incarcerated new moms. All her science degrees, including her master’s degree, were accomplished at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her 3,000 post-grad hours were earned at centers working with children surviving abuse (sexual, physical, emotional) and neglect, Parents of Murdered Children & as a facilitator for Alternatives to Aggression (a mandated men’s program for those charged with domestic violence). Shadow’s early work was in both rural and urban settings from Phoenix to Kansas City supporting and advocating for children and families in their homes and in their communities. Shadow’s private practice with individuals started in 1998.

Shadow’s work draws from complex trauma training, internal family systems (IFS), spiritual teachings, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness. She is earning her EMDR training this fall.

Alexis Aney, M.A., LPC-IT and SAC-IT

Therapist

Alexis Aney, M.A., LPC-IT and SAC-IT

Therapist

Alexis Aney earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling from UW-Whitewater. As a therapist, she works toward building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients by utilizing a person-centered approach along with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and art therapy. This integrative approach allows Aney to empower her clients and help them build skills to help regulate and better understand their emotions. She is interested in working with emerging adults, the LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals from various backgrounds. Her clinical interests include exploring sexuality, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, and trauma.

 

McKenzie Beyer, M.S., LPC-IT

Therapist

McKenzie Beyer, M.S., LPC-IT

Therapist

McKenzie Beyer is a master’s-level graduate from the University of Wisconsin’s Stout’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She takes a client-centered approach to therapy with an emphasis on building the therapeutic relationship. Beyer has had training in different treatment modalities such as DBT, CBT, ERP, and CPT, and tailors treatment to the specific client. This allows her to meet the client where they are at and allows for different treatment options based on the client’s specific needs and goals. Beyer has had additional training in trauma, substance use, and eating disorders. She also has had experience in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and PTSD. Beyer is an LGBTQ+ ally, is culturally competent, and feels comfortable seeing people of all ages including adolescents and couples.

Steve Bloomfield, M.S., LCPC, NCC

Therapist

Steve Bloomfield, M.S., LCPC, NCC

Therapist

Steve Bloomfield is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology and his Master of Science in educational psychology from Duquesne University. His background also includes a certification in clinical hypnosis from Adler University. Bloomfield has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing mental health and substance use disorders. His approach is to treat each client as an individual, utilizing a holistic approach to treatment that is tailored to the individual’s needs and pace. The key therapies that Bloomfield employs are CBT and DBT. He also integrates exercise, mindfulness, and coping strategies into the treatment process. Clients also learn tools to manage pain, manage their weight, and become nonsmokers. Bloomfield uses a collaborative therapeutic structure working with the client to identify the treatment goals and life changes that the client is willing to work toward and achieve. Educating the client on their mental health issues as well as the neuroscience affecting their mental health is a cornerstone of his treatment. Bloomfield seeks to assist clients in developing healthy coping strategies to manage their symptoms in day-to-day life settings such as relationships, parenting, and occupational and financial stressors. “I enjoy teaching a large set of mental health tools that the client can use to self-regulate their emotions, set boundaries, and manage their interpersonal relationships effectively.” His approach is practical as well as therapeutic, focusing on the present life issues that are challenging for each client. “Therapy, like life, is a journey that we travel at the speed set by the client.”

Carson Borbely, M.S.W., CAPSW

Therapist

Carson Borbely, M.S.W., CAPSW

Therapist

Carson Borbely earned a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology/global health and environment from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a concentration in clinical mental health. She is a Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker (CAPSW). Borbely is passionate about using a strengths-based approach and meeting clients where they are in the present moment. She especially appreciates working with fellow members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Borbely utilizes a blend of modalities, including aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to encourage self-compassion and self-regulation. She also cherishes the opportunity to work with adolescents, couples, and families. Her central values are compassion, balance, community, and peace.

Kylee Britton, B.A.

TMS Coordinator

Kylee Britton, B.A.

TMS Coordinator

Kylee Britton grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and went on to earn dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Her educational background is rooted in the importance of understanding the whole person, not only on an individual level, but also through socioeconomic and intersectional understanding. She has spent her career focusing on interacting with as many demographics of people as possible to create a well-rounded, care-centered clinical approach. Britton has worked with all ages and ability levels. She has professional experience in education and career mentoring, respite care, inpatient and emergency behavioral health, and most recently developed a passion for TMS technology and the notable difference it can make in people’s lives. She has an unfaltering desire to learn as much as she can about all things human and believes in the healing power of music, art, and language. Working at TMS Center of Madison allows her to watch as depressed individuals reinvest in themselves and meet tangible goals through the neuroplasticity that TMS treatment provides.

Holly Brun, LCPC

Therapist

Holly Brun, LCPC

Therapist

Holly Brun is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Marquette University. She has worked in the behavioral health field since 2010 and has experience treating individuals throughout the lifespan in various settings, including jails, hospitals, residential facilities, outpatient centers, and crisis centers. Brun is experienced in providing individual, group, and family therapy, as well as crisis intervention services. She has specializations in trauma-focused therapies and pediatric mental health and has many years of experience working with children and adolescents who deal with trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, ADHD, and autism. Brun enjoys utilizing art and play in therapy to foster connection and teach therapeutic principles. She acknowledges each client as their own unique self and, while always leading with compassion, empathy, and a bit of humor, tailors an integrated therapeutic approach to each person’s individual needs. Brun believes in empowering each client to identify what positive change and growth looks like for him/her/themselves and supports her clients to embrace this change to truly bloom wherever they are planted.

Alice Daniels, LPC-IT

Therapist

Alice Daniels, LPC-IT

Therapist

Alice Daniels enjoys working with adults and adolescents from a variety of backgrounds who present with mental health, substance use, trauma, and interpersonal concerns. She utilizes a person-centered approach to counseling to support clients and their goals in the context of their culture, needs, and strengths. Daniels incorporates elements of narrative therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in her counseling sessions. She believes that healing often starts with developing greater understanding of ourselves and the systems we live in. Daniels earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from UW-Madison and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Capella University. She values inclusion, compassion, mindfulness, and authenticity.

Cindy Fisher, LCPC, CADC

Therapist

Cindy Fisher, LCPC, CADC

Therapist

Cindy Fisher is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over a decade of experience helping adults and adolescents. She is experienced in providing individual and group therapy through private practice and working with individuals experiencing issues concerning anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, grief, stress management, anger management, and substance use. She leads individual and group sessions, as well as intensive outpatient therapy and other group therapy with special issue focus. “My approach is rooted in the belief that each person comes to me with a unique set of beliefs and life experiences. Effective therapy must embrace those individual needs. I enjoy developing a strong rapport in a safe, nurturing environment that helps each person focus on goals for positive life change.”

Locations: Rosecrance Virtual and Rosecrance Therapies – Frankfort 

Caroline Golko, M.S., LSW

Therapist

Caroline Golko, M.S., LSW

Therapist

Caroline Golko is a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for the first responder and military population stemming from lived experiences coupled with her previous training. She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology/sociology with a minor in psychology and a master’s degree in social work and a specialization in military culture and military mental health/trauma from Dominican University. She has experience working with several different therapeutic issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, suicidality, ADHD, and substance use. Before joining Rosecrance, she served homeless veterans by aiding them in securing housing and employment at a not-for-profit agency. She completed an internship at an inpatient behavioral health hospital serving families, adolescents, and adults with various mental health barriers. Golko approaches therapy from a client-centered approach and welcomes her clients to lead their therapeutic journey. She offers a judgment-free space to unload raw emotions and process them in a safe environment while utilizing various therapy modalities (cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT, cognitive processing therapy, motivational interviewing, and grounding work) to guide the client’s unique healing. Each individual presents with distinctive and complex biopsychosocial issues, and she believes that approaching therapy from a holistic approach is crucial to moving forward. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her first responder family, being outdoors, raising her daughter, and traveling to her stepson’s college football games.   

Locations: Rosecrance Therapies- Norwood Park and Rosecrance Virtual

Jess Grover

Intake Coordinator & Client Care Lead

Jess Grover

Intake Coordinator & Client Care Lead

Jess Grover is dedicated to helping clients in any way she can as our intake coordinator and client care lead. She plays an active role in finding a provider that is a great fit for you and is passionate about creating a positive client experience for all individuals at Connections Counseling, a behavioral health group of Rosecrance Therapies, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Marqueeta Harrington, M.S., CADC, QMHP

Addiction Counselor

Marqueeta Harrington, M.S., CADC, QMHP

Addiction Counselor

With over 15 years of experience, Marqueeta Harrington has worked with individuals recovering from mental illness, behavioral problems, sexual abuse, and substance misuse. She earned her bachelor’s degree in administration of justice and master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and training from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Harrington is a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC) and is working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has worked in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient, Illinois Department of Corrections, group homes, and transitional living. Harrington joined Rosecrance in 2014 as a therapist in McHenry County and has since held several positions. As an Addiction Counselor, she provides high-quality behavioral health services to adults.

Toya Hodges, M.S.W., LCSW

Senior Therapist

Toya Hodges, M.S.W., LCSW

Senior Therapist

Toya Hodges is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a decade of experience providing case management and therapy to a diverse population of individuals. Her background includes working with unhoused individuals, children and families, adolescents, teens, adults, and the LGBTQIA+ communities. Hodges earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Northeastern Illinois University with a specialization in addiction studies and her Master of Social Work from Aurora University with a specialization in child welfare. She believes in providing a client-centered, solution-focused holistic therapeutic approach to treatment in the least restrictive environment conducive for the client. Areas of expertise are mood disorders, substance use disorders, grief/loss, and anger. Hodges utilizes various therapeutic modalities (CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing) to guide the client’s overall path to wellness and freedom. In her free time, she spends time with family and friends, engaging in community service work with her sorority, grilling, baking, doing karaoke, traveling, and being outdoors, specifically around water.

Teisha Hoppe, LCSW

Therapist

Teisha Hoppe, LCSW

Therapist

A graduate of Aurora University, Teisha Hoppe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who currently splits her time between the school setting and private therapy. She has experience working with preschool-aged children through adolescence, adults, families, and couples who deal with anxiety, major depression, trauma, oppositional defiant disorders, ADHD, bipolar, and Autism. Hoppe utilizes various therapy modalities in her work, including CBT, REBT, EBT, play therapy, mindfulness, and grief therapy. She helps her clients develop coping skills and mindfulness techniques to self-regulate and find calm in difficult situations. She also has experience as an adjunct professor in Aurora University’s graduate social work program. In her spare time, Hoppe loves hanging out with her puppies while training them to become therapy dogs.

Locations – Rosecrance Virtual and Aspen Counseling, a division of Rosecrance Therapies, Rockford, IL 

 

Elizabeth Johansson, M.A., LPC, EMDR, C-NPT

Therapist

Elizabeth Johansson, M.A., LPC, EMDR, C-NPT

Therapist

Elizabeth Johansson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her master’s degree from Wheaton College. As a therapist certified in neuropsychotherapy and trauma, she brings specialized training and a profound interest in supporting adolescent (ages 16 and older) and adult clients impacted by trauma, substance use, complex PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Johansson guides individuals through their healing journey with a focus on employing EMDR therapy as an effective tool. She recognizes the inherent complexities of trauma as well as recovery from substance use disorders. Johansson implements neuropsychotherapy to customize treatment strategies to address the specific neural pathways affected by various mental health conditions.

Tim Kauer, M.S., LPC-IT

Therapist

Tim Kauer, M.S., LPC-IT

Therapist

Tim Kauer is a behavioral health therapist who believes focusing on the individual is a key component in his work. He strives to build strong therapeutic relationships with each person he sees, customizing therapy to promote positive outcomes. Kauer’s goal is to create an integrative and holistic approach for treatment and healing that promotes lasting change. He is available to support people of any background, but also has a particular interest in anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, PTSD, and other trauma. Kauer earned a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Kathleen Kruse, M.S.W., LCSW

Therapist

Kathleen Kruse, M.S.W., LCSW

Therapist

Kathleen Kruse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She graduated with her master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois, where her education emphasized mental health services and program administration. Kruse began her career with high-risk adolescents who had behavioral and psychiatric issues. She has served as the clinical director in two residential facilities, providing services to adolescents and their families. In the last 15 years, she has worked in private practice with adolescents and adults. Kruse has extensive experience and is trained to provide individual, group, family, and couples therapy. She is also a Qualified Substance Abuse Provider (SAP) for DOT client and a Medicare provider. She enjoys the diversity of her work and the opportunity to help her clients address their specific needs. “I consider it an honor to assist others in improving their emotional/mental health, relationships, and quality of life.

Locations – Rosecrance Virtual and Aspen Counseling, a division of Rosecrance Therapies, Rockford, IL

Robert Laib, M.A., LCPC

Therapist

Robert Laib, M.A., LCPC

Therapist

Robert Laib is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Trinity International University. He has provided office-based mental health therapy services for adolescents and adults for two decades to assist with a range of personal difficulties, including depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, stress, sex addiction, and relational conflict. Laib seeks to create a friendly, insightful, and comfortable environment to pursue a client’s objectives, drawing from an array of clinical foundations such as attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, emotional intelligence, and integrating the client’s faith background where appropriate. His perspective is holistic, searching for ways to bring all life’s highs and lows into balance for greater fulfillment. In addition to enjoying his work with clients, Laib enjoys hanging out with family and outdoors.

Gregory Love, M.A., LPC

Therapist

Gregory Love, M.A., LPC

Therapist

Greg Love is a licensed therapist with experience providing individual, couples, group, and family therapy. He earned his master’s degree in mental health counseling from Northwestern University and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He has worked as both a private practitioner and at a community health center. These settings provided him with navigational techniques to meet clients where they are in their lives. His s experience includes working with adults, families, and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses, from generalized anxiety and adjustment disorders to mood disorders. Love understands that most people need a space where they can feel comfortable and not judged to share their journeys. He is honored and enthusiastic to be the person to share that space and navigate that journey together.

Location: River North, Chicago

Lori Martineau, LCSW

Therapist

Lori Martineau, LCSW

Therapist

Lori Martineau is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. She employs such therapeutic interventions as CBT, DBT, grief counseling, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques. Martineau is experienced in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and stress management issues; she also supports individuals and families in hospice care. She is a graduate of Aurora University. “My goal is always to empower clients and focus on their strengths to help them live their best lives.”

Locations – Rosecrance Virtual and Aspen Counseling, a division of Rosecrance Therapies, Rockford, IL

Lisa Moon

Substance Abuse Counselor

Lisa Moon

Substance Abuse Counselor

Lisa Moon is a Substance Abuse Counselor in long-term recovery who began her own sobriety journey with Connections Counseling in 2017. She enjoys working with adults both in individual counseling and group facilitation. As a counselor, Moon strives to help clients reframe their choices and find their unique strengths. She transitioned from a career in speech and language pathology, working in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and home care settings across a diverse span of age ranges and abilities. Moon is a certified recovery coach and trained yoga teacher, and served as a mentor for several years before moving into her role as a counselor. She enjoys public speaking and has a passion for exploring the intersection of recovery and spirituality. Moon is deeply engaged in ongoing training as a modern shamanic practitioner.

Danielle Murphy, M.S.W., LCSW, CADC

Senior Therapist

Danielle Murphy, M.S.W., LCSW, CADC

Senior Therapist

Danielle Murphy takes a relational and collaborative approach to working with clients and enjoys using treatment modalities such as DBT, CBT, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Governors State University and a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in mental health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her master’s program, she participated in the Integrated Behavioral Health Treatment Program, helping with the incorporation of behavioral health and substance use services in hospital settings and MAT programs. She joined Rosecrance in 2015 as a clinical intern for outpatient services in Frankfort, Illinois, and completed multiple internships providing both case management and clinical services to clients in a wide variety of settings. Murphy joined the Rosecrance Lakeview team in June 2016 when the location opened its doors. She enjoys working with folks of the emerging adult age and all that comes with it. As a leader, she has a passion for empowering those in the helping field to grow and reach their full potential. Away from work, Murphy is a huge Chicago sports fan and loves to catch a game or talk about fantasy football in her free time.

Maria Nadupparambil, M.A., LPC

Therapist

Maria Nadupparambil, M.A., LPC

Therapist

Maria Nadupparambil is a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes that healing consists of creating partnerships with clients to work toward empowerment. She is passionate about encouraging adults and adolescents to embrace diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, religion, culture, and sexual orientation. Maria strives to create a safe therapeutic environment in each setting while working with mood disorders, multicultural issues, relationship conflicts, communication issues, ADHD, women’s issues, self-esteem, and life transitions. Nadupparambil’s therapeutic approach is solution-focused; she helps clients overcome life’s obstacles by teaching coping skills, improving self-esteem, and encouraging clients to live a life aligned with their values. Her background greatly influences her work in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), behavior modification, and positive psychology. She uses her knowledge of therapeutic modalities, experience in a variety of mental health settings, and her own cultural experiences to destigmatize mental health and provide effective services to underserved communities. When not meeting with clients, she spends time with family and friends, trying local restaurants, relaxing outdoors, or traveling to learn about different cultures.

Location: River North, Chicago

Jennifer Olson, LMFT

Therapist

Jennifer Olson, LMFT

Therapist

Jennifer Olson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). She earned her master’s degree in applied family and child studies with a specialization in marriage and family therapy from Northern Illinois University. Olson has experience working with children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults in crisis and with less acute symptoms. She works with clients from a strength-based and systemic perspective. She acknowledges the power of the mind-body connection and incorporates this into her work. Olson works with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders and other mental health diagnoses, self-esteem/self-empowerment, grief and loss, and relationship/family concerns. Her creativity, compassion, and sense of humor help her connect with the people she works with, and she partners with them on their journey of healing, change, and self-expression.

Locations: Rosecrance Virtual and Aspen Counseling, a division of Rosecrance Therapies, Rockford, IL

Keo Phasouk, M.S.W., LCSW

Therapist

Keo Phasouk, M.S.W., LCSW

Therapist

Keo Phasouk is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with clients of all ages in many different settings, such as hospitals, clinics, crisis centers, group homes, and classrooms. She has a master’s degree in social work from Aurora University. Phasouk has extensive experience and training in individual and group therapy using many different modalities, such as CBT, DBT, mindfulness, solution-focused, and grief therapy.  Currently, she works with adults struggling with various mental health concerns and enjoys educating her clients about their mental health diagnosis. She seeks to assist clients in developing healthy coping strategies to manage their symptoms in day-to-day life settings such as relationships, parenting, and occupational and financial stressors. “I enjoy teaching DBT skills individually and helping clients learn to self-regulate their emotions, set boundaries, and manage their interpersonal relationships effectively.”

Locations: Rosecrance Virtual and Aspen Counseling, a division of Rosecrance Therapies, Rockford, IL

Jason Plesh, LPC

Therapist

Jason Plesh, LPC

Therapist

“Wellbeing is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello. If one practices the skills of wellbeing, one will get better at it.” –Dr. Richard Davidson

Connecting with another person, addressing your feelings, and focusing on skills that can produce greater life satisfaction is what this therapeutic experience is ideally all about. Jason Plesh’s style is person-centered and solution-focused, and he strives to be a trusted support while collaborating to identify areas in your life that can be improved with practice. Although difficult, if you want to realize change (or play the cello), you can.

Christina Schneider, M.S., LCSW

Therapist

Christina Schneider, M.S., LCSW

Therapist

Christina Schneider is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience and passion for working with pediatric and adult populations. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Northeastern Illinois University and her Master of Social Work from Aurora University with a specialization in healthcare. Schneider previously worked with adult and adolescent clients in outpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient program settings. She has treated clients with mood disorders, anxiety, low self-esteem, school refusal, autism spectrum disorder, social (pragmatic) communication disorder, adjustment disorder, trauma, PTSD, oppositional defiant disorder, gender dysphoria, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. Her therapeutic style is client centered, and she works with each client to create a custom treatment plan tailored to their needs and goals. Schneider uses the following modalities in sessions with clients based on age and treatment objectives: CBT, DBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, play-based therapy, and art interventions.

Locations: Rosecrance Therapies – Norwood Park and Rosecrance Virtual

Margaret Simkins, M.S.W., APSW

Mental Health Counselor

Margaret Simkins, M.S.W., APSW

Mental Health Counselor

Margaret Simkins a Mental Health Counselor with more than 30 years of experience working with adults and families. She earned her Bachelors of Arts with a major in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master of Social Work from SUNY Buffalo. Simkins has counseled survivors of domestic violence in Dane County, coordinated services for families with young children with developmental disabilities, then transitioned to working to improve experiences for children and families involved in the child welfare system. Most recently, she has served as a mental health counselor for adults with severe mental health diagnoses, substance abuse, and complex trauma. She joined Rosecrance in May 2024 and provides individual therapy to clients and also facilitates an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and mental health recovery groups. Simkins ascribes to the wellness and recovery model for both substance dependence and mental health. Her approach is to help individuals not only manage their symptoms, but adopt self care, compassion, connection and long term healing. She strongly believes in working with individuals within their own cultures and contexts and specialize in proven interventions of CBT, DBT, IFS and EMDR.

Megan Steinhoff, M.A., LPC, NCC

Therapist

Megan Steinhoff, M.A., LPC, NCC

Therapist

Megan Steinhoff is an adolescent and adult counselor at Rosecrance Therapies | Naperville/Warrenville. She has a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Northwestern University and is currently in a clinical psychology doctorate program at Capella University. Steinhoff has a wide range of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, substance use, mood disorders, PTSD, life transitions, and self-esteem issues. Steinhoff provides a comfortable, honest, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship for her clients. Clients are encouraged to speak their minds, work toward goals, and address issues that are causing barriers in their personal lives. She utilizes a broad set of modalities based on client needs, including psychodynamic, feminist, cognitive behavioral therapy, Gestalt, narrative, Adlerian, dialectical behavior therapy, Internal Family Systems, and person-centered theory. Steinhoff also employs play, art, and music to enrich the therapeutic relationship. She is an LGBTQIA+-affirming therapist and fluent in Polish.

Locations: Rosecrance Therapies | Naperville/Warrenville and Rosecrance Virtual

Suzanne Sweetnam, B.A., SAC-IT

Addiction Counselor

Suzanne Sweetnam, B.A., SAC-IT

Addiction Counselor

Suzanne Sweetnam is an Addiction Counselor at Connections Counseling, a behavioral health group of Rosecrance Therapies, in Madison, Wisconsin. Sweetnam earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from UW-Madison, with plans to pursue a Master of Social Work in the near future. She is a native Madisonian and has an extensive knowledge of community resources in South Central Wisconsin. Sweetnam has worked in many roles within substance use treatment and social services. She has experience in providing substance use assessments, relapse prevention planning, short-term case management, referrals to community resources, and harm reduction approaches, as well as experience working in a hospital setting as part of an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals who support clients experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms or biomedically complicated cases of substance use. Sweetnam currently provides individual substance use counseling and substance use assessments, and is a co-facilitator of Connections Counseling’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) for substance use. She strives to support clients in their recovery process by understanding their unique life situation, and by providing individualized and person-centered substance use treatment. In her free time, Sweetnam enjoys spending time in nature, learning new languages, and cooking.

Kathy Terzinski, M.A., LCPC, EMDR

Therapist

Kathy Terzinski, M.A., LCPC, EMDR

Therapist

Kathy Terzinski is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor, and a fully trained eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. She earned a master’s degree from Roosevelt University. Terzinski specializes in trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, guilt, and a range of life adjustment issues. She works with individuals to help make sense of the past and to understand and neutralize the negative influence it has on present functioning and relationships. By clearing up the “debris” from the past, we can fully focus on being our best in the present and in the future. Inspired by experiences with trauma, Terzinski focuses on learning effective interventions for those traumatized by nature or by other people. EMDR is the foundation on which she helps survivors of child abuse, sexual abuse, guilt, and negative beliefs. She strives to help people fully process and definitively overcome the past.

Nathan Whinnery, M.S., LCPC, CADC

Therapist

Nathan Whinnery, M.S., LCPC, CADC

Therapist

Nathan Whinnery is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Northern Illinois University and his Master of science in mental health counseling from Walden University. He has been in the behavioral health field since 2002 and has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, and their families experiencing mental health and substance use disorders. Whinnery approaches each client as an individual but always leads with compassion and empathy while utilizing an integrated theoretical approach to fit individual needs. He believes in empowering individuals to embrace their ability to change from within and enjoys using humor and metaphors to bring normalcy and enjoyment to the counseling process. He also serves families in Rockford, Illinois, as a photographer with the Haven Network, an agency that serves families experiencing perinatal loss.

Locations: Rosecrance Virtual and Aspen Counseling, a division of Rosecrance Therapies, Rockford, IL

Sydney Turner, M.S., LPC-IT

Therapist

Sydney Turner, M.S., LPC-IT

Therapist

Sydney Turner’s goal is to create a therapeutic relationship that promotes growth, wellness, and empowerment. She believes you are the expert of your life experiences, and her goal is to assist you in meeting your identified goals in a way that feels natural to you. Turner aims to have an approach that is both culturally sensitive and trauma informed. She hopes to provide a safe space to be able to process difficult emotions, improve communication, and make behavioral changes to foster a healthier way of living. As a therapist, Turner provides an authentic and compassion-focused approach. She utilizes components from cognitive behavioral therapy, relational-cultural therapy, family systems, and attachment-based theories. Turner has experience working with substance use, trauma, anxiety, depression, and body image-related concerns. She provides individual therapy services to adults (18+) via video telehealth and in person.

Cindy Webber, M.S., LPC-IT

Therapist

Cindy Webber, M.S., LPC-IT

Therapist

Cindy Webber is passionate about working with adults addressing mental health and substance use concerns. She approaches therapy as a collaborative activity in which both the therapist and the client bring ideas and expertise. Webber practices constructivist psychotherapy, supplemented with tools from dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. The thread between them is fostering change, a movement toward connection with others, a better relationship with thoughts and emotions, and development of a life of intention and meaning.

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