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

Wait List; 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

Not accepting new patients; Collaborative management with adolescents and adults; anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and other mental health issues requiring medication. X 330

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

Not accepting new clients;  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

Wait List; 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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Dr. Stephanie Conforti, Psy.D, LPC

Not accepting new clients; Provides individual and family services for adolescents, young adults, adults, and families dealing with a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma and loss, identity development, LGBTQIA issues, interpersonal relationships, and helping children and adolescents who may be at a higher risk of using maladaptive coping strategies to deal with stressors. X 338

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Jaime Altman, LCSW

Not accepting new clients; 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

Wait List; 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
Accepting new clients

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

Not accepting new clients; 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

Accepting new clients; 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, PMH-C
Accepting new clients

Wait List; 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)

Accepting new adolescent and adult clients! 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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