Oswego Office Staff



Elitza is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She received her Master of Arts in Community Counseling at Argosy University, Chicago. Elitza also completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago. She is fluent in Bulgarian.

Elitza has worked in a variety of intensive settings including hospitals and therapeutic day schools. This experience has allowed her to become skilled with individual, family and group psychotherapy. At Central DuPage Hospital, Elitzka focused on assessment and referral of clients of all ages. She has facilitated groups, supervised outings and provided crisis counseling for teen girls at the Ben Gordon Center. Throughout her internship and clinical practice, Elitza has developed skills in working with children, teens, adults, families, couples and with Christian counseling.

Elitza does psychotherapy with children, teens and adults.


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.


cagney2Cagney is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in the state of Illinois. He also is a Board Registered Mental Illness/Substance Abuse Professional. Cagney received her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Substance Abuse from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

Cagney has provided counseling, EAP, treatment groups and assessment across a variety of settings including private practice, community mental health and hospital settings. At the Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital, Cagney worked with a dual diagnosis population facilitating therapeutic groups and providing individual counseling. He continued her experience in assessment and treatment planning, substance abuse psycho-education, group, individual and family counseling at the Ravenswood Hospital and Community Counseling Centers of Chicago. He has experience working with severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children and adolescents as well as work with court-ordered DUI offenders. Cagney has worked in the private practice setting since 2005, offering individual, couples and family counseling.

Cagney offers psychotherapy for 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.