Oak Brook Staff

ERIK ENGEL, MA, MSW, LCSW

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 LILLY, MA, LCPC

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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.

JOYCE LOGAN, JD, LCPC, CADC

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.

SOPHIA PAPAGEORGE, MA, LCPC, LMT

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.

LAURA ANDERSON, LCSW

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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.

DAWN WHETSTINES

Dawn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois. She has a Master’s of Arts, Social Work from the University of Chicago and a Master’s of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. She utilizes both evidenced based approaches along with a keen awareness of how intuition, spirituality and faith lead to emotional health and wellbeing.

With over twenty years in social work, she is experienced with concerns for depression, anxiety, PTSD, emotion dysregulation and anger management. As a couples’ therapist, she is trained in the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. This method guides couples to strengthen the friendship foundation, decrease conflict and increase shared meaning.

Dawn offers individual, couples, child & adolescent (ages 11 to 18) and family therapy.

Dr. William C. Corrado, Psy D

Whitney GipsonDr. Corrado is a seasoned, licensed doctor of clinical psychology. A practitioner for a combined twenty-two years in California and Illinois, he empowers and guides individuals, couples and families burdened with broken hearts, anxiety and trauma. He works with high-profile entertainers in the film and music industries as well as corporate executives and creatively-gifted individuals. A skilled diagnostician and empath, Dr. Will identifies and clarifies the crux of challenges his clients encounter as they navigate through life, relationships, catastrophic loss and careers. Dr. Corrado is informed by the contemplative practices of the Christian, Judaic and Buddhist traditions.

Dr. Corrado draws upon psychoanalytical, cognitive-behavioral, and hypno-therapeutic informed mind/body healing modes. He has considerable experience helping individuals on the Bipolar Spectrum to achieve balance and perspective. Dr. Corrado welcomes the LGBT and Senior communities to his practice and care.

Dr. Corrado creates a grounded, non-judgemental and safe environment in which clients are encouraged to work deeply and thoroughly which ensures enduring healing and change.

Jessica López, LPC, NCC, CAMS-II

Whitney GipsonI have a person centered approach and am dedicated to helping you learn skills to handle and cope through tough seasons in your life in effort to reach optimal well-being. I am bilingual (Spanish speaking), bi-cultural and believe in the importance of culturally sensitivity when implementing a therapeutic approach. My professional experience is working with individuals, families and couples. In addition, I have experience working with ages ranging from five years old to adulthood. I work with individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorders, impulse control issues, poor self-esteem, anger management, multicultural issues, life transitions and couples/marriage counseling.

I have a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience working in a crisis team for a hospital setting, non for profit agency /mental health center, juvenile justice system and in school settings. I have attended professional development for expressive art modalities. Furthermore, I am NAMA certified in Anger Management and have training under The Gottman Institute for couples and marriage counseling.

I tailor my treatment to the presenting issues you are struggling with by utilizing evidence practice base methods among other expressive art modalities. My goals is to normalize human experience and improve quality of life. I have an active form of therapy and believe in working as a team in effort to reach the life you want to live and reach personal growth as you explore within. I am here to provide a supportive environment for you in your journey.

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