Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

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Alan Tony Amberg APRN PMHNP-BC

Practice location: Available at-
South Chicago Clinic - 8419 S. Cottage Grove Ave Chicago, IL 60619.
Loop Office - 111 N. Wabash Ave 13th Floor Ste 13000 Chicago IL 60602.
Bio : Living with a psychiatric disorder is tough. Ordinary things that should make you happy don’t. Ordinary relationships become difficult. Even if you can see that you’re succeeding, sometimes you just can’t feel it. When you work with me, I’m in there with you: finding positive vision and hope, working week by week with what hurts. I believe that all experiences can be ultimately integrated, and that on the other side of pain is personal power. On the other side of feelings of worthlessness are gifts of great value. Together we approach the scary and painful slowly and manageably.
I draw on psychotherapeutic themes, but also spiritual ones. I believe we’re here to look at our thoughts, our stories and our realities and to decide whether we want to keep them or change them. When we see them, we can master them. I do some therapeutic work as part of your visits, but also prefer that you work with your own therapists for best results.
One of my specialties is working with complex health issues. I’ve spent five years in hospitals working with patients actively coping with surgery, cardiac and renal problems, infections, and other major diagnoses. When you want psychiatric care that is compatible with your other health conditions, I’m your guy.

Quinette Iheahyichukwu APN-PMHNP-BC

Practice location: Available at-
East Dundee Clinic - 455 E Main St, East Dundee, IL 60118
Bio : I am a board –certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. As a Nurse, I fell in love with the field of Psychiatry where I gained vast knowledge working alongside other great Psychiatric team treating patient with different mental/behavioral illness such as Mood disorders, Anxiety, Eating disorder, Substance abuse, ADHD/ADD, Self-Injury behavior, Schizophrenia, Trauma etc. I have a total of 11 years of Nursing experience of which a combination of over 5 years are in Psych/mental health. I was fortunate enough to have worked both Inpatient and outpatient settings at Streamwood Behavioral Health System (2014-2016) and Amita Health/Alexian Brother’s Behavioral Health Hospital (2016 -2019). I came on board here at 7HLLS Health care after advancing my career as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I enjoy practicing the full scope of behavioral/mental health treating clients 12 years and above who are going through life challenges. My goal is to work with patients and their families in collaboration with other healthcare team members in making sure patients receive the best treatment options available to them. I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your needs and provide the highest level of care. I sought out to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders so I can provide quality care to patients, educate, advocate, collaborate and create awareness. My treatment approach is based on a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body, and an abiding commitment to individualized, personalized, comprehensive care for patients. I believe in treating most psychiatric illnesses with an emphasis on physical health and wellness as a part of mental health.

Christina Kassenbrock DNP

Practice location: Available at-
East Dundee Clinic - 455 E Main St, East Dundee, IL 60118
Bio : I am a Family Nurse Practitioner whose heart has been drawn to the specialty of psychiatry. I received my Doctorate Degree in Nursing Practice at Rush University in Chicago. My nursing career began at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton where I worked in both leadership and as a nurse at the bedside for 10 years. It is there that I first discovered the true power of healing.
My calm demeanor, kind spirit, and willingness to listen has brought me here to 7 Hills to care for you. I believe that health is achieved by caring for one’s own body, mind, and soul. I have immense respect for those who find the strength to accept help and hope my sincerity makes you feel welcome.

Pooja Patel APRN

Practice location: Available at-
South Chicago Clinic - 8419 S. Cottage Grove Ave Chicago, IL 60619.
Bio : I have come across many individuals that are currently going through mental health problems and requires guidance to get help or to be treated. Mental health is as important as other medical issues. Mental health plays an important role in the way we deal with daily life stress, how we relate to others, and the decisions that we make reflects to our daily lives.
Without positive mental health, it will be almost impossible to realize your full potential, work productively, make a meaningful contribution to yourself and a family, or handle the stress that comes with life.
I primarily work with children and adults with diagnosis of depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, PTSD and bipolar disorder.
Make your mental health a priority and take the next step to see me. My motivation is to listen your concerns and work with you weekly basis if necessary to facilitate achieve your goals. I can assure you to provide and offer advanced treatment and interventions.

Vibhuti Patel APRN

Practice location: Available at-
East Dundee Clinic - 455 E Main St, East Dundee, IL 60118
Bio : I am a nurse practitioner working in field of psychiatry with the ability to connect to my patients. I focus on treating my clients with compassion and advancements in the practice of psychiatry. My extensive background, my ability to listen and extensive knowledge of psychiatric conditions are a perfect fit for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety and bipolar, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and psychiatric disorders. I appreciate that every patient's needs are unique and will create personalized plan of care
I enjoy working with behavioral patients and helping them find solutions for their care. My past experience as a nurse has given me the training to have good bedside manner and have compassion for my patients. As a nurse practitioner I can prescribe appropriate medications for patients.
Working with my team, I can provide the resources you need including, therapy, psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, medication management, family and group counseling. Our complete behavioral medical home can be a vital resource to you.

Brianna Wicinski APRN

Practice location: Available at-
East Dundee Clinic - 455 E Main St, East Dundee, IL 60118
Bio : I have become increasingly aware of the significance and importance of mental health and the impact it has on physical health and overall well-being. As a nurse practitioner, I have become skilled in providing personalized and comprehensive healthcare management, including both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical approaches, to individuals seeking psychiatric and medical care. I continue to focus on plan-oriented goals and help my patients meets those goals to better improve their overall quality of life.
Through supporting my patients in overcoming their physical and emotional challenges, I have developed a passion for working with individuals struggling with mental health disorders and thoroughly enjoys supporting and empowering her patients to strengthen their mental health throughout their recovery process. In both her professional and personal lives, Brianna values empathy and support, and utilizes her strengths in these areas to build a therapeutic relationship with her patients that is built on trust, connection, and professional collaboration.

Therapists

Behavioral Health Director


Alexandra Warner LCSW

Practice location: 455 E Main St, East Dundee, IL 60118
Phone: 847-428-2273x 105 (Confidential voicemail, calls will be returned)
Bio : I am aware that beginning your search for a therapist, can be quite overwhelming. If you are ready for real change in your life and are tired of being stuck in the same routine, same fears, or same unhelpful thought patterns, then we will work very well together.
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and life transitions. I use EMDR to help people who have experienced a trauma. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). My style is direct, down to earth and focuses on a collaborative approach.

Associate Behavioral Health Director
Marc Genson LCPC

Practice location: 455 E Main St, East Dundee, IL 60118
Phone: 847-428-2273 x 112 (Confidential voicemail, calls will be returned)
Bio : My role is to help clients overcome these difficult situations through support, encouragement and working to challenge negative thinking patterns that prevent us from finding the motivation we need in ourselves. I work to help clients discover their strengths, internal motivation and desire to change what they do not value about themselves.
I specialize in treating children, teens and adults who are facing depression, anxiety, stress, mood changes, life changes, relational problems, grief and loss, psychosis and feelings of insecurity and self-doubt. Each client is unique in their needs and my approach is tailored to each specific client.

Jalinia Logan LCSW, LPN

Practice location: 8419 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60619
Bio : I enjoy working with people seeking additional supportive care services such as counseling and mental health referrals. While working with people, I tend to utilize a strengths based approach. I believe in meeting people where they are and providing educational as well as social support with mental health services. I like to implement ACT,CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused Therapy. I work with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and adults in counseling.

Kim Nygaard LCPC, CADC

Practice location: 455 E Main St, East Dundee, IL 60118
Bio : I am very passionate about my career. I have been a licensed professional for 23 years. I hold my LCPC,(for therapy) as well as, CADC (addiction certification) I have substantial background working with various ages, disorders and populations. This includes, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addiction, dual diagnosis and intellectual disabilities I have experience with couples, individual, group and family counseling, as well as tele-medicine.

Jamie Moler LCSW

Practice location: 455 East Main St, East Dundee 60118
Bio : I am a Child and Family Therapist. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have 5 years of clinical experience working with children and their families. I specialize in childhood trauma and attachment, adverse childhood experiences, as well as foster care and adoption. I utilize Play Therapy with children ages 3-12 years of age, as well engaging adolescents in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Regina Freeman Hodges LCSW

Practice location: Home based
Bio : Regina Freeman-Hodges, LCSW She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams School of Social Work in 1998. Since that time, Ms. Freeman-Hodges has worked in the field of child welfare, mental health and homelessness.

Carrie Jura LCSW

Practice location: Home based
Bio : Carrie Jura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Carrie has over 16 years of experience in a variety of settings with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Areas of expertise include: Depression and Anxiety, Relationship challenges, Phase-of-life changes, grief, and loss, Life stresses and next steps. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago then went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University.

Loi Logan LCSW

Practice location: Home based
Bio : I have been a Social Worker for over 10 years in the state of Illinois. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and teenagers with a variety of mental health struggles. These struggles range from Depression, Anxiety, Self-injury, Eating disorders, Persistent suicidal thoughts and Psychosis. I have spent most of my career working in Group homes, Residential Treatment Center and both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. During this time, I facilitated individual, group and family therapy. In my practice I am not only focused on the needs of clients but also the needs of the family members. I use evidence based modules such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), plat therapy and narrative therapy. I make it a priority to accommodate each family members needs.

Tom McCann LCSW

Practice location: Home based
Bio : Tom received his master’s in social workfrom The University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013. Believing in a client centered approach, Tom will help you be mindful of your thoughts and feelings and help you identify personal values and goals. Tom works with adults and children as young as 7. Tom works with people struggling to address anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, substance abuse, and other mental health issues.

Sandra Young LCPC

Practice location: Home based
Bio : Hello my name is Sondra Young and I received my Master of Arts in Clinical professional psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. I have experience in individual and family counseling for adolescents and adults of various backgrounds. I have experience working with individuals dealing with chronic mental health issues,dysfunctional family systems, and co-morbid disorders.