All clinicians at the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs are licensed by the State of Illinois and/or certified by a professional organization. They represent a variety of professional backgrounds, including: clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and pastoral counselors.

All clinicians have at least one master’s degree as well as a minimum of 10 years of experience.

 

Dr. Melissa Katz
Psy.D., Clinical Director
Psychologist, Clinical Director, specializes in children, adolescents and their families, addressing anxiety, ADHD, trauma, giftedness. Trained in CBT, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. X 325

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Dr. Kathryn Singer, M.D.
Psychiatrist

Collaborative management with adolescents and adults; anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and other mental health issues requiring medication. X 314

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Dr. Lora Wiens, Psy.D., LCP
Samaritan's Founding Clinician

Specializes in relationship issues, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, suicide prevention, LGBT issues, experiences of loss and trauma. Trained in DBT and EMDR. X 315

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Dr. Vicki Santos, Psy.D., LCP

Specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, health -related stress, boundary work. Trained in EMDR, CBT, and psychodynamic models. X 317

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Dr. Kate Curtis, Psy.D., LCPC

Works with depression, bipolar, anxiety, relationships, parenting, life transition struggles, grief, trauma, and health-related stress. Trained in CBT, DBT. X 311

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Jaime Altman, LCSW

Specializes in working with adolescents and their families, and adults on substance abuse, depression, anxiety, anger management, and coping with stress. Fluent in French. X 318

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Liz Doyle, CCMHC, NCC, LCPC

Specializes in children, adolescents, young adults; anxiety, depression, trauma, anger issues. Uses CBT, Incredible Years, and Transition to Independence Process. X 323

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Sharon Fu, LPC

Works with all ages on anxiety, ADHD, emotional and cognitive regulation, LGBTQ-issues, domestic violence survivors. Trained in DBT, QPR, ASIST, Theraplay. X 319

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Carol Irons, LCSW

Addiction specialist. Works with individuals and couples dealing with grief, depression, anxiety, and coping with life transitions. Specializes in Gottman Method of couples therapy. X 321

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Dan Martin, LCSW, CADC

Supportive and interactive style. Specializes in mood disorders, chronic mental illness, family/relationship issues, geriatric issues, and substance abuse recovery. X 328

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Brian McCallum, LCPC
Intake Coordinator / Staff Counselor

Empowers children (ages 7+), adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, spirituality, relationship issues. Trained in ACT, CBT, DBT, SFT, EMDR, Positive Psychology. X 322

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Rachel M. Menge, LCSW

Primarily uses a method of therapy known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Rachel offers therapy for adolescents and adults in individual, family, and group settings. X 324

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Nicole O’Dea, LCSW

Works with couples, adolescents, and adults. Focus is relationships, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, loss, and caregiving. Holistic and strengths-based; CBT, DBT, QPR. X 320

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Sarah Serrato, LPC

Works with adults, couples, adolescents and children. Specializes in relationship issues, grief, culture shock, abuse and grief. Trained in CBT and Life Coaching. Fluent in Spanish. X 326

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Counselors In Training

Yolanda Kaczmarczyk
Counselor In Training (CIT)

Her approach is client-centered, incorporating mind-body movement into her work with individuals and groups. She specializes in women's empowerment and wellness. X 339

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Justin Noe
Counselor In Training (CIT)

Justin is a Navy veteran with 5 years of mental health professional experience. As a counselor in training, he uses CBT, and Psychodynamic Therapy to address trauma and stress. 

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