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Sara A. Buxton, MA, LPC, Director

Sara Buxton is a graduate of the Adler School of Professional Psychology where she received her Masters in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport and Health Psychology. She is provisionally certified by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, one of the few among a small number of certified consultants in the state of Illinois. Her masters training included, working with adolescents and adults in weight management, adjusting to healthy lifestyles, athletic challenges for amateurs and high school athletes and an array of clinical work in depression and anxiety. Read More >>


Kristina Pecora, Psy.D., Clinical Director

Dr. Pecora is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois, working in private practice since 2008. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, she specializes in Health Psychology, and treats a wide range of adolescent and adult complaints and comorbidities, including anxiety, depression, couples/relationship issues, culture/diversity issues, work-life balance, and life transitions. Kristina has most recently received training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and enjoys incorporating mindfulness techniques and hypnosis with her clients to expand their experience of life. Read More >>


Casey C. Burden, MA, LPC

Casey Burden is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, addictions, and co-dependence in private practice at the Center for Behavioral Medicine and Sport Psychology in Chicago, IL. As a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Casey now specializes in clinical counseling and the treatment of addiction disorders. Read More >>


Katie Richburg, MA, LPC.

Katie Richburg is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University where she received her Masters of Arts in Counseling. Katie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hope College. Katie has 9 years of experience working in social service field. Clinically, she has worked with adolescents, young adults, and families. Her previous clinical experiences include working with adolescents in residential and school settings, assisting them with behavioral difficulties, emotional regulation, improving communication skills, and conflict resolution within peer group and family systems. Read More >>


Cynthia Holmes, MA, LCSW

Cynthia is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and the University of Michigan’s Women and Gender Studies program. She has her License in Clinical Social Work and has been working in the social service field for 15 years. Cynthia works with adults going through life transitions, overcoming obstacles and creating positive changes. This may include job or career changes, navigating family or relationship issues, body image, LGBTQ, gender, sex, sexuality, stress, anxiety, depression, and anything getting in the way of your happiness; even figuring out what is the source of your struggle. Her methods are empowerment and strengths base approaches and actions to collaborate with individuals to help them live their best lives.  Read More >>



Dustin Morici

Dustin Morici is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and provisionally certified by the Association of Applied Sports Psychology. He graduated with his Masters degree in Counseling Sport and Health Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2013. His clinical training included working with students dealing with depression, anxiety, adjustment, and acculturation issues. In sports settings Dustin has worked with teams and individuals to improving cohesion and mental skills in a variety of sports including triathlon, basketball, tennis, cycling, and swimming. Read More >>


Caitlin Liddle, LCSW

Caitlin Liddle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently providing individual and group psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. Caitlin uses an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from her training in dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems, to best meet the needs of her patients. Read More >>


Andrew J. Rehs, MA, LPC., CADC

Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Chicago area, specializing in Substance Abuse and Marital/Relationship concerns. As a behavioral based therapist, he focuses on motivational issues using techniques from Cognitive as well as Dialectical Behavioral therapy models. Through his years of experience in the field of substance abuse counseling, Andrew helps clients conquer matters ranging from relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, motivational issues, substance abuse concerns, as well as past trauma all while focusing on lifestyle balance as a key component of his approach. Read More >>


Lela Fausze, MS, RDN, LDN

Lela Fausze is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Prior to pursuing a career in nutrition, she was an upper-level manager in the business consulting field. In that capacity, her health declined to its worst, and she weighed well over 300 lbs. After successfully losing over 140 pounds, she returned to school to pursue an education in nutrition. Lela holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her clinical training involved counseling individuals for weight management, eating disorders, sports nutrition, and chronic disease management including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In addition to nutrition, a large portion of her graduate studies was focused on exercise physiology. Read More >>


Victoria Kessinger

Victoria Kessinger is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she got her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology. Her graduate training involved providing counseling to individuals and families with a broad range of concerns including trauma recovery, interpersonal difficulties, stress management, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and personality disorders. Read More >>


Erica Stone, MA, LSW

Erica Stone is a Licensed Social Worker providing integrative outpatient therapy to adults, adolescents, and children in Chicago and the Northern suburbs. She is passionate about the stories people tell about their lives and harnessing the power of those stories to facilitate healing. Read More >>


Anne Carter

Therapy can be a safe environment to sculpt your truth and create a more abundant life.
As a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor I specialize in individual and group psychotherapy. I work with adolescents and young adults facing issues around codependency, addiction, and general mental health concerns including anxiety, depression and relationship transitions. I have extensive experience in addiction and trauma work, and have an understanding of 12-step recovery. Read More >>