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Christine Benton


I am a licensed professional counselor who understands that life can sometimes get pretty messy. I believe one of the most important aspects of therapy is the therapeutic relationship, as it allows you to experience trust and to feel comfortable exploring parts of your life that may be presenting a challenge.


With compassion and understanding, I will work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing. I am also dedicated to using evidence-based practice on a variety of presenting concerns you may have including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress-management, parenting, and many other issues.


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Mark Carich

MA, BS, Ph.D., LCPC (IL & MO), LSOTP, NCC, Published Clinician & Instructor

I have been in the field of mental health since 1981. I have had a variety of experiences working people who have had different types of problems. Most people have issues of some type or another, as part of the human condition. It is about how people manage them. These days it is more acceptable to ask for help.


In my current and past experiences, I have worked with a variety of individuals having problems ranging from anxiety, depression, anger management, chronic habitual problems, compulsivity, bipolar, sexual addiction, sexual offending/deviant behaviors, and psychotic issues. The important aspect of therapy is that clients come with said issues and expect some result in the form of change. It is my job to help facilitate that process.


I have developed an integrated approach, recognizing that there are numerous techniques and approaches to help people accomplish treatment goals. I employ a variety of techniques ranging from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), including the use of imagery and hypnotic techniques to help clients. My philosophy includes Humanistic Positive Psychology and Post Modernism (people create their own inner realities) with the promotion of the Good Lives Model and Adlerian theory. This means that people have life plans, needs and goals in life. I realize that many people have the resources within themselves to resolve their own problems with some guidance.


I have spent a significant portion of my professional life working in prisons with a variety of problems, including sexual aggression. I have done a lot of work with RP (Relapse Prevention) related approaches including change maintenance, life (risk) management, etc. Lastly, I hold licenses in clinical counseling in Illinois and Missouri, along with specialized license in sex offender assessment and treatment.


Call today and let’s create new behaviors, minimize the stress and overcome setbacks.

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Rachel Cochran


As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe that no one should go through the challenges of life alone. My goal is to guide you to reach your full potential for your mental health well being.


No judgments here, just support and some new tools for your mental health toolbox.

My counseling style will change to meet the needs of the client, Mental health is individualized and no one technique will work for everyone. Person centered, CBT and Motivational Interviewing techniques are used often but not always.


Through the last 20 plus years, my primary work has been with children, adolescents and their families in the child welfare system and the communities they call home. I have had experience with in-patient hospitalization services and with inmates in the Illinois Department of Corrections system. I have worked with a variety of people in various situations in life. I have participated in several trainings related to trauma focused therapy.


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I will typically respond to questions within 24 hours and look forward to meeting you.

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Ben Droney

MA,  LPC (IL & MO)

Life can present many challenges that sometimes can be overwhelming. As a Licensed Counselor my goal is to work with all clients to help them develop the skills needed to live a full and fulfilling life. I work to apply my life experience and counseling knowledge to each individual’s situation with compassion and empathy.

As a Military Veteran with multiple deployments I have experienced firsthand the difficulties faced by veterans and their families including challenges faced by family separations and combat experiences. Additionally I seek to offer assistance to clients and families who are struggling with Gender Dysphoria through Gender Exploratory Therapy.

I believe trust is very important in a counseling relationship. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) but incorporate many parts of other modalities to find which works best with each individual client. My goal is to focus on a client as an individual and work to help them develop their best path.

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Felicia K Ewing


The path to healing after a trauma is unique to each individual.  I believe in helping you discover the best path for you.  I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor within a private practice setting. I graduated in 2018 from Wake Forest University with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since then, I have had the opportunity to serve a diverse range of clients in community and private practice settings.  I have provided individual, family and group therapy to adults and children.  I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma in their life to include children, adolescents, and veterans.

I best assist my clients by utilizing an Eclectic therapeutic approach specifically tailoring evidenced based approaches to the individual client needs. My counseling style primarily relies on CBT, Solution Focused, and Person Centered/strength-based approaches.  I have been specially trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

I make it a priority to provide a safe, open and non-judgmental environment for each of my clients. I am passionate about helping you achieve your therapeutic goals and building upon your strengths to improve your quality of life.  I am a military veteran with extensive deployment experience which enables understanding of concerns unique to military life.

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Marjorie K. Garcia


I enjoy working with individuals and their families seeking help with current or past issues that seem to be affecting their everyday life. 

I fully believe as a therapist using compassion and understanding can help clients gain confidence in themselves to achieve their goals. If I am a good fit as your therapist, I would like to walk alongside you on your journey for positive change to help you achieve those goals despite the current challenges you face.

I have a passion in working with children, families, and adults. I have experience in variety of issues such as complex trauma, anxiety, depression, family conflict, relationship issues, stress, emotional and behavioral problems, parenting, self esteem and many others. 

My approach to counseling utilizes trauma informed care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Person Centered -Therapy. I also have specialized training in EMDR and TF-CBT for those who request those approaches. 

In addition, I also have experience utilizing play-therapy techniques for my younger clients with emotional and behavioral issues.

I look forward to speaking with you to see if I am a right fit for your therapy needs and goals.


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Jennifer Gerlach


Your story matters. And you are more than a story. People usually seek therapy when trying to make sense of a piece of their story or trying to create a new chapter.

My approach to therapy seeks to hear your story as we both learn more about who you are and what matters to you. I love to help people improve their relationships with themselves and other.


I have specialization in recovery from mental health challenges such as Depression, self-harm, Borderline Personality, Bipolar Disorder and voice hearing/psychosis. I also have experience helping adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum seeking their way in a neurodiverse world. Still, my focus is on people over diagnosis.


I have training in ACT, DBT, EMDR, and CBT. I use these as tools where it makes sense for a given person. If you are interested in something specific, like EMDR, we can go that route. Or, we can draw up a map together as we go.


Feel free to reach out and we can talk about your story, and what you are looking for.

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Yvonne Licavoli


Life can sometimes take away bits and pieces of us, and make us forget who we are. 

We can sometimes feel lost and alone, and lose our drive to be our best selves. 


Have you found yourself in that position?  Feeling as if you don’t know who you are, where you belong, and have no one to listen?  I create a safe, non-judgmental space 

to allow you to find yourself again, whether it be in your family, your work, or your marriage. 


I find joy in helping people to live their best life and be their best authentic self.  I utilize a person-centered, holistic approach to therapy, focusing on the person as a whole. We are a sum of all of our parts, and all of our parts matter!


I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years, working with individuals suffering from addiction, trauma and grief.  I have experience with couples working through infidelity and communication barriers, as well as in the community as a job coach and a community living instructor. 


I also understand, that sometimes, like any relationship, we may not fit, and this is ok.  I will be happy to offer referrals.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Michelle McCaskey


My passion involves working with individuals struggling with addiction, co-occurring disorders, trauma, and a variety of other issues. Building a strong rapport and meeting my clients where they are in their mental health journey is one of the foundations of my practice and I believe harm reduction can be a goal for many struggling with a diagnosis.


Together, we will work on a treatment plan that is tailored to your issues, needs and goals. Being a Gold Star Daughter inspired me to work in veteran, and Gold Star family communities for 25 years. Teaching Pre K for 9 years was incredibly rewarding. 

I offer a variety of therapy modalities to fit your individual needs, ranging from CBT, talk therapy to MBCT, and combining modalities. You are the expert regarding your past and present life, your experiences and how they have played a part in your mental health. It is vital that we work as a team to create the best possible approach for your therapy goals.

My belief is that my background and experiences have not only inspired me to work in the mental health field but have also taught me empathy and advocacy for those who are struggling their mental health. I believe that it is "ok to not be ok", but it is also vital to have the right therapist when and if you decide that therapy is for you.

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Brad Wahlig

LPC,  Military Veteran

My counseling style is family-centered and blends a variety of therapeutic elements. One of our goals in therapy will be self-actualization - setting & achieving personal goals that will help you realize your full potential.

As a Veteran, I have a specific interest in working with Veterans and their families. I specialize in PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and in adults with developmental disabilities.

I also work with individuals experiencing a range of symptoms: depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, substance use, grief, chronic stress, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

I have specific experience working with teens and also with the unique grief of a loved one who is suicidal or who has died by suicide.

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Chad Welch

LCPC,  AMTP,  CCTP,  Military Veteran

When choosing a therapist it is important to consider many different perspectives. 

First and most importantly, is this someone that you will be comfortable working with? Education and experience are also factors in the decision. However, when it comes right down to it, it’s about connecting. All the great tools that a therapist may have will do no good if you do not connect with them. I have heard from many of my clients about negative experiences in the past with therapists and how they feel like nothing really happened. I believe my clients experience this differently. If I cannot assist and we don’t connect, I will use my network to ensure you connect with the right therapist.

For me, it is about the success of the client, not adding a client. I have been trained in IMAGO relationship theory and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and enjoy working with couples. I also enjoy working with men who are not sure about this whole counseling thing. I am also certified in Anger Management.

If you’re stuck and have lost some of the joy of living and laughing, let’s connect.

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Sonya Willis-Baquedano


I am a trauma informed therapist who seeks to collaborate with my clients using empowerment and encouragement. My goal is to help assist you towards healing and enlightenment. My passion is to inspire and motivate leading to effect change! I can assist you in building solution focus skills to find your 'true north', while bringing practical solutions to the reality of circumstances that have affected your living. 

As a holistic, healthcare practitioner and a licensed trauma informed psychotherapist, I focus on understanding your adverse childhood experiences and how your past affects your present. Through evidence based practices of Mindful Based (MBCT), DBT, and Trauma Informed Care, I guide you to build skills and gain power to establish a safe environment and get unstuck. I engage in a positive, motivational, faith based (when requested) approach derived from experiences in order to relate, build rapport and help you regain comfort with you! 

Please contact me for an appointment.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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