Sara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Sport Psychology Consultant. She works with adolescents and adults, athletes AND non-athletes. She specializes in solution focused work to help individuals overcome obstacles, gain personal strength and clear vision of their goals and plans for attaining them. She believes in the healing power of connection between mind and body. Her work involves cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, mind-body work, acceptance and commitment therapy as well as many other solution-focused skills.

Sara is recently certified in Yoga-Informed Therapy, and is currently training to become a certified Yoga Teacher. She is a graduate of Adler University, where she earned her Masters in Counseling with a Specialization in Sport and Health Psychology. She is a 2010 graduate of University of Vermont, where she played four years of lacrosse. She pursued the field of Sport and Health Psychology driven by her experience as an athlete, working through injury, developing leadership skills, and forming great compassion in creating a space for athletes to meet their full potential mentally, physically and emotionally.

Consider working with Sara:

  • Athletes looking to enhance mental skills, and/or dealing with set backs
  • Life transitions and change
  • Athletic injury and rehabilitation
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self Growth and wellness enhancement
  • Teams and Groups
  • Career professionals
  • High school and College Students



Kristina Pecora, PsyD

Clinical Director

Dr. Pecora is a licensed clinical psychologist working in private practice since 2008. As a Health Psychologist, she firmly believes that therapy is a healthy support system for creating positive change in your life, both physically and emotionally. Her goal is to help you uncover your true potential, and lead a life that is worth enjoying. While people cannot change difficult situations or the past, Kristina works with you to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Through application of complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will work together to unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may hold you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, more meaningful life.

Kristina is a graduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (PsyD, Clinical Psychology, 2008), The Catholic University of America (MA, General Psychology, 2003), and Hope College (BA, Psychology, 2000). She will achieve a Certificate in Global Mental Health with a specialization in trauma and recovery from Harvard Medical School (scheduled May 2016). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (Div 38-Health Psychology, Early-Career Professional Counsel), and the Association for Contextual & Behavior Therapies (Chicago Chapter). In her spare time, she enjoys running the lakefront, drinking lots of coffee, and enjoying everything Chicago has to offer.


Consider working with Kristina:

  • adjustment to and management of health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease
  • anxiety
  • cultural differences and transitions
  • depression
  • life transitions, such as grief and loss, divorce and marriage
  • meditation and mindfulness
  • relationship issues
  •    work-life balance