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: inattention, hyperactivity, mood depressive disorders, anxiety and adjustment disorders.

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

  • Ms.
    Amber Boeschel
    LCPC
    Therapist

    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
    LCSW
    Therapist

    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.
    Melissa Wasko
    Therapist

    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
    LCPC
    Therapist

    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.

  • Ms.
    Stephanie Kozlowski
    Marriage & Family Therapist

    I believe everyone’s journey is unique and deserves to be told. As a marriage and Family Therapist, I will meet you where you are at to help navigate what is not working for you. While helping clients reach their goals, my goal is to help make the therapy process a positive and helpful tool for my clients in their everyday life. I have years of experience working with men, women, children, marriages and families who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, loss, ODD, OCD,  ADHD, intimacy issues, affairs, abuse, co-parenting and behaviors. I have additional training in the area of family studies and crisis intervention.

    The thought of therapy can be different and even scary. However, my guess is if you’re here, you are wanting something to be different. My goal is to help you explore that different. Let’s face it, we can all be flawed and still be pretty fabulous. I am excited to work with you and be part of your journey.

  • Ms.
    Jeannine Hasenfang
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience; I have worked in various settings including therapeutic schools and hospitals.  I work with children, adolescents, and families and have a passion for helping others struggling with emotional and/or behavioral concerns. I have extensive experience working with young adults and adults who want to focus on issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD.  Although I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, my primary goal is to establish a positive therapeutic relationship with clients that allows each person to feel safe and supported in our work together. My goal is to work as a team as we explore whatever may be troubling someone, whether it is a current stressor, or something from the past that continues to cause distress. I prefer a more casual communication style knowing that developing a relationship can take time, and I will work with each client to make sure feel they feel comfortable and understood. 

  • Dr.
    Cindy Cook
    DSW
    LCSW

    I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 24 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and starting where they are at. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

    Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems,  Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Impulsivity, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

    Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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