Oak Brook Staff


Amy-BergholtzAmy Bergholtz is a licensed psychologist in the state of Illinois, with a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University with a double major in Psychology and Women’s Studies, and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Amy has extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, and their families at Allendale Association in Lake Villa, Illinois, a residential treatment center. The children and adolescents at Allendale have mood disorders, stress disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and substance abuse problems. She also has experience working with families of abuse and domestic violence in a violence intervention program in Los Angeles, California. These families had difficulty with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and severe behavior problems. Amy has worked with a variety of cultural groups as well as with adults with anxiety and depressive disorders. She is also passionate about working with marital conflict, and anger management. Amy works in our Oak Brook office.

Amy’s specialties are working with Self-injury, OCD, ADD/ADHD, Marriage, Addictions, Anger management, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Women’s issues and Mood disorders.  She sees children, adolescents, adults and couples.




Anthony is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He received his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from National-Louis University. Anthony has specialized areas of focus with DUI offenders, sex offenders, domestic violence, anger management and PTSD. Anthony served as a Hospital and Field Medical Corpsman in the United States Navy. Anthony provides both secular and Christian counseling services. With over 38 years of experience in health care, Anthony offers experience with clients across a multitude of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds from both the community and private practice sectors. He is a Board Approved provider for the Sex Offender Management Board as well as a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Anthony has extensive post-graduate professional training across a wide range of topics spanning Mindfulness, Crisis Prevention and Intervention, Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Treatment of Sexual Abuse, Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Relationship issues when sexual abuse is present. He has worked with at-risk teens as well as adults requiring psychotherapy in family, individual and group settings for trauma, abuse and anger oriented issues. Anthony offers individual, family and couples therapy for adolescents and adults out of our Oak Brook location.



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Luis is a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist 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. Luis is also a Christian counselor. Luis has over 15 years of clinical experience within a variety of therapeutic settings. Having completed the Illinois DCFS training and certification, Luis 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 Luis with deep knowledge of crisis intervention, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, marital issues, religious and/or spiritual issues and foster care supervision.



Erik Engel photoErik is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois who also holds his Type 75 and Type 73 Certifications to work within a school setting. Erik has a vast educational background with Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago, and dual Master degrees in Social Work and Art Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Erik works for DuPage High School in Addison as a School Social Worker in addition to providing Secular and Christian counseling at Leyden DuPage. Erik is also a past Staff Sergeant with the United States Air Force.

Erik has experience working in specialized settings and populations, as he has worked with Veterans, youth services and with the homeless. His work at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls provided behavioral and psychotherapeutic experience with children in a residential setting. He has experience working with PTSD in the military community with his work at MHN Government Services. Additionally, Erik created several workshops for teens and runs a support group for Young African American men. Erik’s extensive knowledge of adolescent and adult issues and experiences bridging the gap between clients and their schools and families add to the dimension of his work in the private practice setting.

Erik offers individual, family and couples therapy for adolescents and adults.



Stephanie’s approach is holistic, allowing for individualized treatment plans that are supported by evidence-based techniques. She focuses on building a trusting, therapeutic relationship with clients to provide the optimal environment for positive change. She has advanced training in play therapy and behavioral modification therapy that brings excellent results while working with young children and their parents. She also works with adolescents and young adults struggling with self-injury, suicidal ideation and mood disorders. Stephanie also enjoys working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression and relationship issues.

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


joyceloganupdatedJoyce Logan has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Counseling and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois. Since leaving the legal profession, several years ago, Joyce has focused on working with adolescents and their families with drug and alcohol problems. She is an Illinois Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and was the Clinical Coordinator at PEER Services, Inc., in Evanston and Glenview, Illinois.

Joyce is also interested in Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations. She has been a member of the Board of Directors and vice-chairman of programming for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois since 2003.

Joyce has also been involved in treating families of divorce, and has worked collaboratively with many school districts, community agencies, hospitals and local physicians to create service linkages. Joyce’s specialties are Addictions, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anger Management, Depression and Stress Management.

Joyce offers psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and couples.


sophiapapageorgeSophia is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Professional Psychology at Roosevelt University. Sophia has a Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Studies. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. Sophia is fluent in Greek and provides secular and Christian counseling.

Sophia has worked with children, couples, families and adults across a range of mental health issues in both community health and private practice settings. While at the Hellenic Foundation, Sophia provided counseling and psycho educational groups among a vast multi-cultural and socioeconomic population. She also assisted in various case management services like SSD, SSI, public aid and immigration. In her private practice experience, she enjoys helping people navigate life adjustments, overcome dependencies and making positive change for better success.

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


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.


peterlocascioPeter is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services from DePaul University. He has experienced working within a multi-cultural, multi-socioeconomic environment and also uses Art Therapy interventions.

Peter has over 10 years experience working across a wide variety of counseling environments. He has worked with severe primary psychiatric disorders, developmental/cognitive disorders, severe learning disorders, substance abuse, suicide prevention and grief counseling. Peter has experience in crisis intervention and stabilization as well as working with Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, and assessment. Peter has developed several therapeutic plans that have benefitted at-risk youth, and utilized brief psychotherapy to maximize insurance based therapeutic services. Peter has experience providing individual, group, couples and family psychotherapy.

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


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..



Laura received her Master of Arts in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago, and her bachelor’s degree in Religion from Calvin College. She combines a knowledge and passion for holistic health with her belief that every person is capable of change and possesses unique strengths. In therapy, Laura works to provide a safe environment where personal meaning, growth, and change are possible.

Over the course of her career, Laura has worked in schools, community mental health, churches, and the private sector. The majority of her work involves psychodynamic talk and play therapies with children, teens, adults, and couples. She has additional experience leading psycho-educational groups, and providing counseling for weight loss and athletic performance enhancement. She is trained in Brainpaint Neurofeedback therapy. Laura specializes in work with child trauma, abuse, and behavioral problems, relationship issues, anxiety/depression, religion/spiritual dilemmas, and Christian counseling.


jeanetteJeanette is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She completed her Master of Arts in Psychology at Concordia University. Jeanette has additional training in Substance Abuse, Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Law. She is also a certified counselor for Stress Management.

Jeanette brings a maturity and perspective to her counseling practice as she has had an extensive career in business and marketing prior to becoming a counselor. Through her work in private practice, Jeanette has managed client cases for adults across a wide variety of psychological issues and diagnoses. She is skilled at diagnosis and treatment planning and enjoys forming a lasting therapeutic bond with her ongoing clients to promote healthy change.

Jeanette offers psychotherapy for adults and couples.


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 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.


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.