Palos Heights Staff


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.



Ellen zEllen Zelent is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois. She received her Master in Social Work from the University of Maryland with dual concentrations in Clinical and Community Organization. She also has a Post-Graduate certificate in Couples and Family Therapy from the Chicago Center for Family Health. Ellen’s special areas of interest are anxiety, stress management, meditation, brain-based interventions and academic performance issues.

Ellen has a wide range of experience working with children, adolescents, families, adults and couples. Her background as a school social worker has allowed her to focus on treatment of severely behaviorally disturbed adolescents and youth in treatment foster care and intensive in-home services. Her work at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois allowed her to extend her clinical experience to include comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments, individual, group and family therapy. Ellen has provided training for parents of at-risk children and teens. She also has extensive experience working with trauma, attachment issues, behavioral issues and social-emotional learning around bullying, stress management, test-taking anxiety and other academic issues.

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