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KRISTINE CAIN

MA, LCPC, EDMR

Kris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, having earned her Master’s degree from Lewis University.  Kris’ works with adults, both young and old, helping them understand themselves better by learning the story that created who they are.  

 

Her passion is helping people recover and heal from trauma, whether the trauma is from childhood or recent, by using an eclectic approach that includes EMDR, IFS and ego-state therapies.  Trauma of any magnitude has a significant impact on the ways you function throughout everyday life and understanding how even small experiences influence you will change your life.  In working with Kris, you will laugh, you may cry but you will leave with a different appreciation for who you are and the life you want to live.  

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DANA MASSAT

Shaman + Licensed Psychotherapist

MA. LCPC. CST. SJT. MRT.

Dana, Co-Founder of Wholistic Wellness and Owner of Ascend Your Soul; a Cranial Sacral Therapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Healer, Teacher and Shaman with 15 years of Shamanic Integrative Healing and Holistic Modalities. Dana is the Owners of Sacred Journey Institute, one of the elite schools of CranioSacral Therapy & Miasm Release. Dana journeys beyond ordinary to work with the multi-dimensional trauma and it's effects on human behavior.

 

Holistic Psychotherapy is a unique blend of of psychotherapy and shamanic healing; bringing awareness to all bodies: physical, emotional, mental, energetic, and spiritual. With my 15 year background of Shamanic and Holistic expertise, I am able to quickly to identify and  help you transform your conscious and subconscious limiting patterns that are creating disharmony in your life.

Dana integrates Holistic Shamanic modalities, energy medicine, mindfulness & meditation paired psychotherapy to help individuals and couples experience more states of freedom, joy and acceptance. We can reconnect with our light, passion, purpose, love and joy when we are able to bring awareness to unhealthy patterns, anxiety, fear, and limiting beliefs and from that place take our power back and create the life we desire from the inner-self to the outer-world.

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ELY GARCIA

MA, LPC, NCC

I strive to provide a warm, empathic and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can feel comfortable and supported to explore personal struggles at your own pace. I believe in a strong therapeutic relationship where we can work together to help meet your needs and ultimately gain the tools necessary to move forward. I utilize a non-judgmental, culturally competent, and holistic approach to therapy while incorporating evidence-based therapies. I am bicultural, bilingual and provide therapy in English or Spanish.

I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Client issues I have experience in supporting clients with are anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, trauma, family/relationship conflict, development of coping skills. Incorporating mindfulness, EMDR, CBT, solution-focused or what best fits my client.

My goal is to support, validate, and guide you in this journey of growth and healing. I will listen to your needs and work with you to create or achieve goals. I look forward to working alongside with you on your journey.

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RASA RUZGYS

MA, LPC, NCC, CADC

Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed, isn’t it? Sometimes you feel defeated. Sometimes this worry takes over, feels like you’re trying to breathe under water, doesn’t it? We become so avoidant of emotions that some of us turn to alcohol and/drugs for help. There’s no time for family or friends or self-care. We become stuck in this loop of unsatisfaction or just pain that doesn’t seem to end. Sometimes it’s hard to move, to motivate, to socialize, to change when we have these loud negative voices screaming in our heads that we’re not good enough, we don’t deserve better.

I have a secret…. It can all change! Together we fight those demons that keep us defeated, we gain power to get out of bed and be present at work, home, with children and friends. We finally find the energy and motivation to smile. Together, we find oxygen to live life full of values and healthy relationships. We start caring for ourselves, we find the time, it becomes easy. Together, we put down the alcohol and/or drugs and face our dragons, we defeat the fear together.

I have a secret…. Therapy works! Being a clinical therapist working with mental health and addiction since 2014, I know it works if you are ready to do the work, if you are ready to change, if you have had enough sadness and hopelessness, if you had enough worry and panic, if you have had enough of alcohol and/or drugs, if you have had enough of pain. I work with different therapy modalities, mostly focusing on CBT, DBT, ACT and trauma focused therapy. I have worked in different treatment settings and I found that best treatment approach is when we work together. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, families, couples and children and each population has milestones and struggles that are equally valid.

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CAROLINE THIELEN

MA, LPC, NCC

Caroline Thielen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. Caroline earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University Chicago. She has several years of experience working in the human services field helping individuals and their families cope with various challenges. She has experiencing working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with trauma, anxiety depression, anger management, grief, and other life transitions. Caroline also has interest working with couples and individuals coping with infertility.    

Caroline believes her role in the counseling relationship should be collaborative, genuine, and empathic. She will tailor her approach to meet the individual needs of her clients to enhance wellness in a non-judgmental atmosphere. She utilizes various evidence-based treatment approaches including but not limited to CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, mindfulness to help clients achieve their desired goals.

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KELSEY BRASIC

MA, LSW, RYT-200

Kelsey Brasic (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker, Registered Yoga Instructor, Karuna Reiki Practitioner and Canine Massage Therapist. She is also Level One Sound Healing certified. After feeling deeply called to become a therapist while reading "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" by Lori Gottlieb, she earned her MSW at Lewis University. During this time she interned at Daybreak Homeless Shelter and Will County Health Department.

Kelsey integrates a variety of healing modalities to enhance her therapy sessions with her clients. She understands the importance of the mind-body-soul connection and offers a holistic and warm approach to therapy. She incorporates mindfulness, yogic values and asanas, Solution-Focused Therapy and more to guide her clients towards healing the whole person. She focuses on meeting her clients where they are and creating a truly customized therapy experience. Whether someone is a seasoned therapy-goer, or simply curious about dipping their toes in, Kelsey will gladly welcome them into her cozy and safe space.

When she's not working with clients, she is likely petting a dog, listening to a podcast or audiobook, or experimenting in the kitchen.

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DIANA VOITH

MA, LPC, Sound Healing Practitioner

My name is Diana Voith and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a graduate from Governor State University with a Master’s in Arts in Clinical Psychology as well as a certified Sound Healer by Harmonic Waves Healing. My professional experience started in 2017 working at a non-profit organization at Guardian Angel Community Services with different minority populations such as Hispanic/Latino, African American, and LGBTQ individuals with history of trauma. I have served clients of all ages providing Crisis Intervention, Counseling, and Psycho-education topics at schools. I also worked at Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital for Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis, and with Partial Hospitalization Programs serving patients and family members in group settings.


Throughout my counseling practice experience, I have learned to incorporate a diverse number of therapeutic techniques that involve western and eastern modalities. As a holistic therapist, I am able to provide alternative practices for clients and to explore their belief systems, patterns of behaviors, interpersonal relationships, conflicts, and traumatic life events. I guide my clients to feel connected with themselves finding healing of their emotional and physical ailments. We all know it can be quite challenging to make the decision to start walking a new healthy path. Just know we all have a story to tell and someone who will be present to hear you, understand you, and guide you on your new journey.

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