Providers

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Donna, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology. She specializes in treating depression, stress management and self-care, separation and divorce, and the unique challenges facing gifted adults. She also offers educational presentations and conducts women’s support groups. Her approach is client-centered and solution-focused and includes cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Jennifer Fanta, LCSW

As a school social worker, Jennifer has extensive experience dealing with adolescent issues such as self-esteem, anger management, substance use, sexual identity, self-harm and eating disorders. She holds a Masters degree in social work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her eclectic, client-centered approach is based on cognitive and behavioral therapy, and often includes music, journaling and art.

Mary Faydash, LCPC

Mary has worked as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, and participated in training through the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She uses a relational approach in her work with clients with clinical depression and stress reduction issues, as well as victims of sexual assault and abuse.

Alefiyah Lindo, LCSW

A specialist in child and adolescent mental health, Alefiyah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has extensive experience working with youth and families, on issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, substance use and stress management. Her approach is strengths-based, and includes cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Karyn Mehringer, LCPC

A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters degree in forensic psychology and over eight years of experience in the Chicago Public Schools, Karyn specializes in adolescent crisis intervention, with a focus on divorce counseling, domestic violence and abuse. Her solution-focused, individualized approach combines her own insights with cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Mary Pacejka, LCSW

With experience in both private practice and as a school social worker, Mary has worked extensively with adolescents and their families who are dealing with depression, anxiety and a variety of adjustment issues. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she uses a systems-based approach that is goal-oriented and solution-focused, and is designed to develop coping skills.

Maureen P. Tamillow, LCCP, RDDP

A Registered Dual Disorder Professional, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a specialist in adolescent substance abuse, Maureen has extensive experience working with adolescents in recovery. She holds a Masters degree in school counseling and has over twenty years of experience in public and private schools. Her approach is both theoretical and practical, and includes cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy.

Andy Young, LCPC, CADC

Andy has been in the counseling field for more than 15 years. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and holds a Masters degree in professional counseling. He specializes in working with substance abuse, child/adolescent behavioral issues, domestic violence, and anger management. His approach is based on brief, solution-oriented therapy, and focuses on identifying and nurturing each client’s strengths.

Donna Marie Desai
Donna Marie Desai
LCPC
Maureen P. Tamillow
Maureen P. Tamillow
LCCP, RDDP
Andy Young
Andy Young
LCPC, CADC
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