North Naperville Staff

ARTURO ANDRANGO, PHD

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Arturo is a Bilingual psychotherapist who received his post-doctoral training at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. With experience working with a diverse population, Luis currently focuses his practice on individuals from 6 years old through the lifecycle and provides individual, family, group and marital counseling. Arturo is also a Christian counselor. Arturo has over 15 years of clinical experience within a variety of therapeutic settings. Having completed the Illinois DCFS training and certification, Arturo has helped children and adolescents within the Foster Care systems at Guardian Angel Community Services and Catholic Charities. He developed skills in assessment, psychotherapy and treatment plan development within various community and private practice settings. His training and experience provides Arturo with deep knowledge of crisis intervention, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, marital issues, religious and/or spiritual issues and foster care supervision.

MIKE LEWIS, MA, LCPC

Mike is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lewis University. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Illinois Counseling Association. Mike also is an associate member of the American Psychological Association. In addition to providing clinical services, Mike serves as an Adjunct Professor at Lewis University.

Mike has over twenty five years experience working within inpatient and outpatient settings providing counseling, assessment, treatment planning and supervision. His clinical experience is in community mental health where crisis, bereavement, emotional issues, relationship issues and mental illness/substance abuse is of focus. He has specialized experience in all aspects of substance abuse counseling and program implementation.

Mike offers psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

RICHARD DAMIANI, MS, LCPC, NCC

richard-damianiRichard is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. He is also a National Certified Counselor, a New Life Ministries Credentialed Counselor and a Certified Forensic Counselor. Richard received his Master of Science in Counseling from the Baptist Bible College and Graduate School. He has completed continuing education in counseling victims of sexual trauma, resistant depression via Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and anger, forgiveness and the healing process. Richard provides both Secular and Christian counseling.

Richard specializes in helping victims of trauma, especially victims of sexual abuse, rape and sexual torture heal from the deep wounds of their past. His work at New Hope Counseling and Geisinger Community Medical Center provided rich experience helping those who have suffered from emotional, psychological and physical abuse from both childhood and from relationships. Richard has additional expertise working with people who have been in high demand groups, churches, relationships, and cult-like churches and groups. In his private practice experience, Richard has become adept at helping couples whose marriage is in deep distress, as well as those who need help in their relationship. He also counsels for sexual problems and disharmony. Richard’s approach is to provide a safe place where clients can talk freely without fear or embarrassment. He works with mood disorders, and all manner of personal and relational problems in a respectful, nonjudgmental way.

Richard offers individual, family and couples therapy for children, adolescents and adults.

SERGIO GARCIA, MA, LPC

sergiogarciaSergio is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He received his Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University. With a culturally sensitive approach, Sergio provides psychotherapy in English and in Spanish.

Sergio spent the majority of his career providing therapeutic services in community mental health settings. He works with mood disorders, developmental/behavioral disorders; family issues and has experience in partial hospitalization and outpatient environments. While working at the Kenneth Young Center, Sergio provided comprehensive assessments; created collaborative individualized treatment plans with children, adolescents and their families and offered individual psychotherapy across the life span. His ability to effectively case manage across a client’s entire care team is key to his successes. Sergio has worked individually and with groups utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In his private practice, he approaches each client on a case-by-case basis employing a holistic and eclectically focused therapeutic approach.

Sergio is a member of the American Counseling Association, The Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling and the Illinois College Counseling Association.

Sergio offers individual, family and couples therapy for children, adolescents and adults.

JOSEFINA HIRSCH, MS, AMFT

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Josefina Hirsch received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. She holds a license as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Illinois. Born in Argentina, Josefina is fluent in Spanish and provides psychotherapy in English and Spanish. Josefina has expertise in working with clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. She also has special interest in working with couples and families.

Her experience working at the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans allowed her to help teach coping skills, relational skills and emotional regulation to eight men healing from the mental wounds of war in a group setting. She gained extensive experience working in a bilingual setting with couples, families, adolescents and children across diverse issues such as complex trauma and bicultural marital and parenting relationships. Josefina has experience working with verbal abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and domestic violence. Through her work at Warrenville Youth and Family Services she also helped people through anxiety, depression, gender identity issues, grief and loss. Her career focus is on establishing processes and services to cater to the Spanish-speaking community.

Josefina offers therapy for children, adolescents and adults for individual, family and couples therapy.

IZABELA LOMNICKI, LPC

izabellalomnickiIzabela is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University. Izabela is SPS certified in suicide prevention. She provides counseling services in English and in Polish.

Izabela’s expertise spans multiple settings and populations. She also works as a clinical therapist in the Linden Oaks Eating Disorders program where she facilitates individual and family therapy for clients with dual issues of eating disorders and other co-occurring mental health issues like PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse and self-injury. Additionally, she works as a resource and referral counselor for Linden Oaks Hospital providing level of care recommendations and assessments. Izabela has professional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy. In addition to her individual and family work, Izabela has led several therapeutic groups for substance abuse, psychosocial rehabilitation, process groups for inpatient and for outpatient levels of care. She has worked with a wide variety of populations and mental health issues.

Izabela offers psychotherapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families.