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Psychiatrist - Tinley Park

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Doreen Zaborac, M.A., L.C.P.C., NCC Director

      Doreen is a licensed clinical professional counselor who has been in a private practice for 20 years. Her Master of Arts in community counseling graduate degree is from Governor's State University. Doreen graduated with high honors from this nationally acclaimed counselor education program in 1994, and has continued to serve as a site-supervisor for counseling interns for the University since that time. She is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and the American Counseling Association.
      Doreen has extensive experience working with adults, couples, families, teenagers, children and seniors. She works with various populations dealing with issues concerning depression, anxiety disorders, life transitions, parenting, eating disorders, grief and loss, spirituality, divorce recovery, relationship counseling, anger-management, co-dependency, and stress management.
      Doreen's eclectic theoretical approach comes from the belief that each individual enters therapy with a unique set of beliefs and life experiences, and that effective counseling must embrace each person's specific needs. She believes in providing clients with a safe, nurturing environment that will promote healing and personal growth and will encourage positive life change.



Lindsey Folk, L.C.P.C. Therapist

      Lindsey is a licensed professional counselor, specializing in children and adolescents. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois State University. Lindsey conducted psychological research at ISU, including children’s perceptions of peers diagnosed with ADHD. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from Lewis University, specializing in children and adolescent counseling. While attending Lewis, Lindsey completed both a practicum and internship at a local non-for profit agency.
      Lindsey is highly trained and experienced in working with children, adolescents, families, and adults, both in individual and group settings. She uses the most up-to-date and effective behavioral therapy when treating childhood disorders and life problems. Lindsey uses play therapy in addition to behavioral therapy with children, in order to create a positive atmosphere for her young clients. Lindsey works closely with parents to effectively treat symptoms and create an atmosphere within child’s home that is conducive to the child’s progression. When working with adults, Lindsey’s eclectic therapy approach is tailored to each client’s specific life problems and symptoms. She’s experienced in treating anxiety, depression, job difficulties, interpersonal issues, anger management, stress management, and life transitions.
      Lindsey is passionate about helping her clients and enjoys helping those through difficult life transitions. She takes pleasure in running an Expressive Arts group for children at the practice. Children use art and creativity to promote social skills, enhance personal growth, and express their own unique qualities and characteristics. Lindsey resides in the south suburbs with her husband, daughter, and two cats.



Dr. Pamela Castellanos, Ed.D., L.C.P.C., NCC

      Pamela is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She earned her Master’s Degree from Governor's State University, and her doctoral degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She has over ten years experience teaching graduate counseling students and supervising counseling interns in a variety of mental health and school settings. She has worked extensively with college students who are coping with personal, academic, and career issues.
      Pamela is person-centered and integrative in her counseling approach, and enjoys working with a variety of adolescent and adult clients who may be facing various problems and challenges with living effectively in personal, relational and career domains. She values understanding and working with individuals in an environmental and lifespan development context, and in assisting them with making positive changes in their lives. Additionally, she specializes in treating individuals with anxiety disorders and depression.
      Her doctoral dissertation explores the experiences of single professional women and their attitudes about singleness and marriage, and women’s issues and concerns continue to be special counseling and research interests.



Lonn Wolf, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

      Dr. Wolf received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yale University and has been in private practice for over 35 years. He works with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, and family formats utilizing an eclectic array of treatment techniques to accommodate the specific needs of each case. In addition to anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues, he has considerable experience working with complications related to separation or divorce and can provide mediation or psychotherapy in these situations, particularly where children are involved.
      Dr. Wolf has been a clinical supervisor of graduate students for 30 years and currently provides supervision for practicing professionals.
      Dr. Wolf will take new clients, but has limited availability.



Larry Ehretsman, MS Ed, L.C.P.C. Therapist

      Larry is a licensed clinical professional counselor with 25 years of experience helping a wide range of clients facing important life and career decisions. He has served as a graduate level adjunct professor at St. Xavier University training community and school counselors, teachers, and administrators since 1989. He has been a high school counselor and an elementary school principal.
      Larry is experienced in working with adolescents and adults, individuals and couples, and with clients facing medical and aging issues. His therapeutic style is tailored to each client's specific concerns, seeking to provide needed support in challenging times. He has experience in treating interpersonal issues, job difficulties, grief and loss, spirituality, stress management, life transitions, and career decisions. He has provided parent effectiveness training in a group setting.
      Larry has presented at National and State Conferences on topics related to providing support for students and career development. He provides consulting services to high schools focused on improving the quality of service to students experiencing a range of problems.



Ashley Zaborac, MA, L.C.P.C.

      Ashley is a licensed professional counselor who received her Masters of Arts in Community Counseling from Governors State University. Ashley graduated Summa Cum Laude from this CACREP accredited counseling program in 2013 and has worked in private practice since that time. She is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors.
      Ashley has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, seniors, groups, and couples. She has worked with diverse populations dealing with issues concerning anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, parenting, grief, stress management, divorce recovery, anger management, and addictions. Further, Ashley facilitates groups for college and high school students.
      Ashley's theoretical approach is rooted in reality therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She utilizes a goal-oriented approach with a focus on establishing a strong rapport with clients in a safe and nurturing atmosphere that promotes growth through support and therapeutic interventions.



Cynthia Blindauer, MSW, L.C.S.W., Therapist

      Cindy is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was enrolled in the advanced placement program.
      Cindy has experience in working with children, adolescents, families and groups in various settings. She has worked with clients referred by the Illinois Department of Family Services (DCFS) due to physical abuse, sexual abuse, need for anger management and to improve parenting skills. She has treated issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD) and behavior disorders.
      Cindy uses a goal-oriented approach to empower clients and help them experience a sense of accomplishment as they make progress toward decreasing problematic symptoms. She believes this is accomplished by assessing the triggers of those symptoms and then learning to implement healthy coping strategies. During the initial assessment, information regarding family history is gathered in order to obtain a complete client evaluation. A treatment plan is then developed to facilitate the most effective strategies for reaching goals.



Mary Vasquez-Hansen, MA, L.C.P.C., NCC, Therapist

      Mary is a licensed clinical professional counselor and National Certified Counselor. She earned her Master's degree from Governors State University in Illinois, a CACREP accredited school in counseling. She also holds a second Master's Degree in Public Administration. She is a member of the Illinois Counseling Association, and the Illinois Mental Health Association for Certified Counselors. She is a certified EMDR practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). Mary received a divorce mediation certification from Northwestern University in Chicago and is a certified yoga instructor from Yoga Alliance. She is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has worked with various ethnic groups and diverse populations.
      Mary has experience working in a foster care residential environment with teens and their families. She also has experience working in a domestic violence agency and an alternative school for high school students with behavioral disorders. Mary specializes in issues related to depression, anxiety, abuse, conflict in relationships and teens (e.g., suicide, self-injury, abuse, and trauma). She has also worked with couples related to premarital issues, and separation/divorce. Mary has extensive experience in group work with teens, victims of domestic violence, (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, relationship and divorce recovery.
      Mary's approach is genuine, filled with compassion, and insight and action oriented. Her goal is to uncover obstacles and impediments that may be causing emotional pain, and hindering personal growth. She utilizes a client centered approach to identify and target client goals specific to the client’s issues or concerns. Her belief is that it is possible to uncover core issues that are most troubling to a new patient in order to design a treatment plan and provide a sense of hope in the first session. When appropriate, she incorporates EMDR techniques and yoga therapeutic interventions including breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation, as well as a yoga practice customized to the client’s needs in order to alleviate specific symptoms; for example low back pain caused by anxiety or depression.



Dick T. Cole, Ph.D., L.C.P.C., Therapist

      Dick is a licensed, clinical professional counselor who has been practicing for 37 years. He received a doctoral degree in counseling from Saint Louis University in 1986. Dick recently retired after 35 years as a full professor in the Psychology Department at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
      Dick has worked with individuals, couples, and families with many different issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, divorce, obsessive-compulsiveness (OCD), PTSD, suicide, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, eating disorders, and developmental issues with children and adolescents.
      As a therapist, Dick's goal is to help his clients better understand themselves and gain the insight necessary to lead fulfilling, productive lives. His approach to therapy is cognitive-behavioral with a person-oriented emphasis. He also has experience and training in other contemporary approaches to therapy.



Dr. Jorge E. Fernald, Psychiatrist

      Dr. Fernald is Board Certified both in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as General Psychiatry. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at the College of the University of Chicago. He went on to complete his medical degree at Rush Medical College at The Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. He studied General Psychiatry at The Loyola University Medical Center and completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at the Lurie Children’s Hospital Northwestern University Program.
      Dr. Fernald has been practicing Psychiatry for 18 years. His practice includes but is not limited to ADHD, anxiety disorders, Autism, mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and depression as well as psychotic disorders.



Roy Gilliland, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychology

      Roy Gilliland, is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in adult neuropsychological assessment. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Texas, a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Drake University, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Dakota. He has been in the Chicagoland area for the past 20 years and has worked in private practice as well as inpatient adult psychiatric and rehabilitation settings. Neuropsychological assessment is useful in evaluating individuals with known or suspected neurological disease which cannot generally be detected by neurodiagnostic procedures.




Gina M. Chigaros, MA, LCPC

      Gina M. Chigaros, MA, LCPC is a licensed clinical professional counselor who received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and her Masters of Arts in Community Counseling from CACREP accredited Governors State University. Gina has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, and groups. She has worked with various populations dealing with issues pertaining to anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, parenting, bullying, grief, divorce, co-parenting and stress management.

Gina takes a compassionate and nurturing approach to counseling from a cognitive behavioral perspective. She works to empower clients to utilize positive thought processes and to establish adaptive belief systems to improve mental health and quality of life. Gina’s priority is to recognize that each individual enters counseling with a unique set of beliefs and life experiences thus embracing each person’s specific needs.




Lauren Santefort, MA, LCPC

      Lauren Santefort, MA, LCPC is a licensed clinical professional counselor with a Masters of Arts in Community Counseling Graduate Degree from Governor’s State University. Lauren has worked in a variety of counseling settings including community mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation groups, hospital, and private practice. This wide array of experiences has given her the opportunity to work with many clients and various mental health issues, but she takes particular interest in working with intellectual disabilities, children, couples, and young adults.

Lauren works from the theory that each person’s perspective is unique as we are made up of our choices and experiences, therefore she works to fit the needs of each client. She believes we all have the power to change our lives and circumstances, but sometimes we need help viewing things from new perspectives. Lauren believes the mind, body, and wellness are all important and takes a wholistic approach to addressing issues. She works to create a warm and trusting environment to best assist you in working through any life challenge.




Kathy Passafiume, MA, LCPC

      Kathy Passafiume, MA, LCPC has been a therapist since she graduated from CACREP accredited Governor’s State University in 1998. Her focus has been Community Counseling. She has since supervised staff and student interns from various Universities on their paths to becoming counseling professionals.

Kathy’s focus working with her clients is on identifying strengths as a reminder that the client is already partially equipped to change the harmful, repetitive patterns that impede happiness. She has varied experience which includes, but is not limited to working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families dealing with issues such as adjustments, anger, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief, self-esteem, stress management, and issues relational and familial along the lifespan. Her theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral, integrating empathy, kindness, and gratitude. Her intentions are to be taught what matters most by each client so that within the trusting, confidential counseling relationship, clients are able to remove the barriers that are prohibiting satisfaction and happiness as well as eliminating disturbing emotional symptoms. Kathy is easy to talk to and comfortable to be with.




Laura Latocha, MA, L.C.P.C.

      Laura is a licensed clinical professional counselor with over fifteen years of experience in the field. She earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Governors State University. She has worked in a variety of counseling settings which include community mental health, child care institutions, and private practice.

After working in various settings with a wide range of clients, Laura discovered her true passion is providing help and hope to preteens/adolescents as they face unique struggles during this special time in their lives. She also assists people of all ages develop the ability to apply their strengths toward reaching life improvement goals. Laura has worked with individuals, couples, and families with issues regarding anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self-harm, gender spectrum, relationships, understanding family dynamics and more.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy and relational therapy are the approaches which have resonated the most with Laura. Easing the burdens of others is what drives her work ethic. She will provide a safe, comfortable environment. The inherit intensity of therapy is balanced with humor. Art therapy tends to play a part in healing for those interested. Laura weaves mindfulness and improvement of self-concept into most plans because she believes if we are aware of all we have to be grateful for and if we are feeling good about ourselves, we are more apt to follow through with making positive changes.






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