Our Staff


Meet Us


Sara A. Buxton, M.A., Co-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.



Kristina Pecora, Psy.D.

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.



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.



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.



Cynthia Holmes, MSW

Chicago CBM is PROUD to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, etc. community!! Some ways we can support you:

LGBTQ+ COMPETANCE IN A COUNSELOR: LGBTQ+ folks can be challenged by anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life changes and stress just like everyone else. While everyone is different and will bring their own experience to counseling, you should not have to educate a clinician around the basics of gender and sexuality. You deserve a therapist who is familiar with the needs of the community and who will offer a safe and affirming environment to work through any issues you are facing and help you live your best life.



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.



Caitlin Liddle

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.



Stephanie Hamilton

Stephanie Hamilton is a seond-year doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she is studying clinical psychology. Her current training includes neuropsychological diagnostic assessment of adults and children for a variety of concerns including traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, learning disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).