About Us

  • Dr.
    Dawn Kusinski
    Owner/Clinical Psychologist

    Dr. Kusinski specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in two locations; Channahon and Mokena, IL.  Dr. Kusinski has over 20 years’ experience working in schools, hospitals, clinics and private practice.  She has extensive experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life transitions. Additionally, she has experience working with children and their families, single parents, families going through a divorce or those on the verge of blending families; which can all present with specific challenges.  Other areas of expertise include: autism, inattention, hyperactivity, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, and adjustment disorders.

    In addition to her degree in clinical psychology, she holds a Type 73 certification as a Licensed School Psychologist. Her experience in this area, offers families a chance to gain insight and guidance regarding special education services and procedures.

    Dr. Kusinski is accepting new patients at the Mokena location.

  • Ms.
    Amber Boeschel

    Amber understands that committing to starting therapy can be hard. She will work side by side with you to identify what's not working and how to make healthy changes. She works hard to make the therapy process as enjoyable and positive as possible and recognizes the importance of respecting your time and goals in treatment. Amber have over 10 years of experience in the field working with adults and teens who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and addiction-related issues. She has also worked extensively within the criminal justice system and can provide court-ordered evaluations. I look forward to collaborating with you!

    I have experience in treating issues related to addiction, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, parenting issues, situational changes and stressors, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, behavior disorders, grief, and those issues relating to being criminal justice involved.

    Sometimes the idea of being in therapy can be frightening if you don't know what to expect. We will work collaboratively to identify your goals and desired outcomes and I will explain the process every step of the way.

    Amber is accepting new patients at the Channahon office.

  • Ms.
    Wanda Perkins

    As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Wanda's emphasis is meeting clients where they are and providing the type of support needed to assist them with overcoming challenges. For the past 18 years, Wanda has worked with children and their families to seek solutions to social, behavioral, and emotional issues that impact the home and school environment. One of her primary goals is to equip children and their parents with the tools needed to be successful in any situation or environment. 

    Wanda is also licensed as school social worker.  With that being said, she is abundantly experienced working with children and families who struggle with a multitude of personal and academic issues. Some of these issues include attention disorders, impulsivity, building meaningful relationships with others, anxiety, emotional disabilities, stress/anger management, and helping families connect.

    Wanda creates an atmosphere that is nonjudgmental and where others feel welcomed and supported throughout their healing process. Wanda is accepting new patients at the Mokena office.

  • Ms.
    Natalie Bjorklund

    Most of my work has been with the child and adolescent population. When working with this population, I have helped them learn identify,express and cope with their emotions. I have also helped them learn how to be assertive, understand and implement healthy boundaries as well as healthy versus unhealthy relationships and much more. I have also worked closely with the parents to help them learn how to connect with their child to reduce conflict. The majority of my clients have struggled with anxiety, depression, PTSD as well as various other issues.

    Therapy can be scary, so I try to make it a safe place to be open and vulnerable without judgement. I am very creative in my approach with therapy and I utilize your strengths,interests as well as your personality. Sand-tray/sand-play, art,music, narrative and mindfulness therapy are just some of the techniques I offer.

    Asking for help can be very difficult, so the fact that you are on this website shows real courage and strength.I take a client-centered approach meaning you are in control of what you want to work on. I am also an ally for both to LGBTQ+ and any person of color. and although I'll never understand your struggles, I am here to listen and provide support.

  • Ms.
    Melissa Wasko

    Melissa has experience in outpatient and residential settings; working with individuals, couples and groups. Her experience includes treating those with depression, anxiety, hoarding issues, behavioral concerns and difficulties adjusting to life transitions such as relationship changes, aging, or illness.

    Her goal is to work with clients to identify what is important and develop strategies in how to achieve those personal outcomes.  She believes small steps in a positive direction can develop lasting habits which contribute to greater overall happiness and a greater sense of balance in life.  She strives to help clients see hope for change, empower them to make changes and celebrate successes.

    Melissa is accepting new patients at the Channahon office.

  • Ms.
    Vessela Andreeva

    Vessela offers expert, compassionate, individualized counseling to help clients gain insight into their feelings, behavior and relationships.

    Her areas of expertise include working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with adjustment, anger issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, problem-solving and challenges in life. She has extensive background in providing services for those with a history of mental health struggles, difficulties with family relationships and those at risk of psychiatric hospitalization.

    Together we work to understand the way your thoughts and emotions affect your behaviors and how to develop new, healthy ways of coping to get you effectively living your life and achieving your life goals.

    Vessela is accepting patients at the Channahon office.


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