OUR THERAPISTS

Jennifer Bedoy, LPC

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Women’s Issues
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Grief, Loss, and Trauma

Sessions available: in-person and virtual, Spanish-Speaking, Adolescents (13+), Couples, and Family Counseling

From an early time in my life, I knew I wanted to be a therapist. I started my experience in mental health working with individuals with chronic to severe mental illness, helping them navigate life, building independence, and seeing their growth was one of the best experiences of my life.

I’ve always felt that it was my calling, to help and be that flashlight that helped people guide their way through life and their journey. It is my goal is to help individuals navigate their struggles by exploring their past, identifying the root of their thoughts/problems, processing their past, or creating efficient coping skills. I want every single individual I work with to feel empowered and in control.

My style of therapy comes from a very integrative approach, whether is a person-centered, cognitive-behavioral approach, narrative, or psychodynamic approach, I want to make sure I use an approach that matches my client’s needs. I am a person who appreciates humor, so this is something that I like to use in my sessions. I can have a soft and caring personality but have no problem using confrontation if I feel it is needed for someone to refocus or be honest with themselves.

On a more personal matter, I am a plant lover, love dogs (I have a 136lb dog!), coffee, podcast, and walks. I’m interested in my client’s passions and likes so always feel free to share them with me.

Krisha Arnold, LCPC

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Counseling
  • Multicultural Issues
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Women’s Issues

Sessions available: virtual only, Adolescents (14+), Family Counseling

Krisha L Arnold has been a clinician in practice since 2006. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Counseling Psychology Program. She utilizes a Client-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral approach to treatment. 

What this means is that she will work with you and your family to identify the goals that are important to you. Then explore with you ways to modify the way that you think and respond to situations/events to allow for change. Overall, for therapy to be successful it is important to incorporate approaches that fit the best for you; therefore, she will work with you to determine how to work the most effectively together. Over the course of therapy, she will adjust her approach and focus, based on your feedback.

Krisha’s areas of specialization include helping teens and adults who are struggling with ADHD, Depression and Anxiety. In her work she focuses on helping clients navigate life changes such as change in education/employment needs, relationship /blended family concerns, self-esteem concerns, and cultural/ relational difficulties.

As a multicultural therapist she strives to provide culturally sensitive treatment to clients of all backgrounds. Experiences accumulate and create reactions like depression, tension, frustration, and hopelessness. She provides support and empowerment to foster self-acceptance and resilience. She strives to help each client develop coping skills to manage difficulties, to regain a higher level of functioning and reduce negative symptoms.

Maggie Tobin, LSW

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness

Sessions available: in person and virtual

I have experience working with emerging adults and adults. I utilize a strengths-based approach to collaborate with clients, locate resilience, and assist them in recognizing their value and potential. My approach to therapy is conversational and compassionate. I integrate principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic therapy to help clients to address their unique needs. I strongly believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and use that relationship to empower and encourage clients to make meaningful change. 

What do you hope your clients get out of your work together?

My hope is that my clients gain insight, clarity, hope, and new skills to face challenges and achieve their goals. 

What led you to become a therapist?

I have been working in social work since I graduated college and I found that the most meaningful work that I did was sitting down with clients for one on one conversations. I believe a lot of healing can happen in those trusting and non-judgemental spaces so I went back to school and got my MSW so that I could do more of that work in a professional field. 

What do you do in your free time? 

In my free time I love to listen to music, read, exercise, get outside and connect with my loved ones. 

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

Fernando Cisneros, LCSW, CAADC

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Stress/Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Depression/OCD
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Career and Job Issues
  • Spiritual/Catholic Counseling
  • Couples Counseling: Infidelity, conflict resolution, abuse
  • Domestic Violence/Victims of violence
  • Addiction: gaming, substance, pornography
  • Men’s Mental Health Specialist
  • Mood and/or Panic Disorder
  • PTSD/Trauma

Sessions available: in person and virtual, Spanish-Speaking

Looking to overcome life obstacles and develop your true inner strength? Therapist Fernando Cisneros creates a safe, nonjudgmental environment to help clients find a new level of self-awareness and empowerment. With more than two decades of experience, he offers warmth and acceptance to foster your healing, inner peace, and sense of possibility. 

Cisneros works one-on-one with adults of all ages. His focus areas include depression, anxiety, anger management, coping with grief and loss, stress management, childhood and adult trauma, low self-confidence/self-esteem, family dynamics, romantic relationship issues, work challenges, and communication issues.

What do you hope your clients get out of working together?
I hope for them to feel empowered. I want them to feel they are powerful communicators, free to express themselves free of self-imposed limitations and with a sense of emotional balance and intelligence, especially when coping with difficult situations. I hope they feel integrated in mind, body, and spirit.

How would you describe a session with you?
Interactive, nonjudgmental, supportive, affirming, empathetic, and compassionate. I meet the client where they are.

What led you to this work?
I chose this profession after growing up in sometimes inadequate circumstances that challenged me to adapt, learn, and heal. Having myself experienced the power of resiliency and ongoing transformation, I have a real passion for helping others grow and discover their true self.

Why did you choose to practice here?
Being part of this practice has been a great vehicle to fulfill my life’s purpose of serving others.

What do you do in your free time?
I’m fascinated with nature and its daily rhythms: the sky’s breathtaking tableaus; the earth’s elements; the wonder of precious stones and crystals; how trees, plants, and animals grow; and the life cycle of all things. Most importantly, I enjoy observing the ways people around the world express kindness and love towards each other.

Favorite quote
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw

Tamar Bar-Noy, MA, LCPC, ACAP, RDDP

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Substance Abuse/RDDP
  • Geriatrics and Caretakers of parents
  • Minorities/Multicultural counseling
  • Medical issues/disabilities
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Applied creative arts and psychology

Sessions available: virtual only,  Adolescents (12+), Family Counseling (for Adults only)

Whether you’re facing new mental health challenges, struggling to meet your personal goals, or just weathering life’s natural ups and downs, therapist Tamar Bar-Noy offers you compassionate support and real-world solutions. 

Her approach is conversational and empathetic, providing clients fresh perspectives that align with their values and goals. She works with adolescents and adults of all ages, including seniors. Her focus areas include cognitive behavioral therapy, depth psychology, and existential psychology, emphasizing creativity and tailored to each client’s needs and preferences.

What do you hope your clients get out of your work together?
My hope is that my clients acquire new ways to understand themselves, confront challenges, solve issues they face, and achieve their goals.

What led you to become a therapist?
An all-too-often the “over-helper,” I realized the most constructive way for me to help others would be to study and work in a professional field focused on helping. A deep commitment to social justice also drives my work.

How has the pandemic changed your work?
Working remotely has been the biggest shift. Making that personal connection with clients in this way was challenging at first, but now we’re all accustomed to it, so it’s much easier. I also share links, references, and other materials to help build relationships with my clients, and enhance the therapy efficacy as we work remotely.

What do you do in your free time?
I’m a visual artist who loves music, especially all forms of jazz, blues, and world music. I have been practicing Hatha yoga, and Qigong. I’m also a huge reader with interests in anthropology, ethnography, and comparative religions, as well as fine literature, which help me connect with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Favorite book
The Color of Water by James McBride

Best advice you ever received
We are human and, by nature, make mistakes.

James Nardiello,LCPC, CSADC, ICRC

  • Addictions
  • Couples Therapy
  • Anxiety/panic disorders
  • Grief/bereavement
  • Life Transition
  • Moderation Management of substance use

Sessions available: in person and virtual, Couples and Family Counseling

My therapeutic approach is to join with the client to begin to understand his/her personal world and create an environment where that individual feels safe to open up about his/her world. These are the initial steps in developing a therapeutic alliance where I work in the client’s best interest. In this effort I offer what guidance I have to the issues presented. The therapist helps the client make use of his/her strengths to build a better future. I lean towards a “Positive Psychology” model. The model is to strive towards optimal human functioning and towards what makes life worth living. 

My journey through the healthcare field began as a medic in the U.S. Army. After discharge and some time finding my direction, I completed a certification training program in group psychotherapy and began work at a youth program funded to address teen drug abuse. A majority of my time in the Behavioral Health Field has been in the treatment of substance abuse. I have facilitated intensive outpatient groups, provided DUI counseling, and helped others to consider moderation management as a reasonable alternative to problematic use of substances. I have worked as an administrator of a detoxification program and helped in the development of the Women’s Treatment Center in Chicago. For the last 10 years I have worked at the THA practice providing therapy for a fairly broad spectrum of issues: youth adult issues, relationship issues, couples therapy, cannabis and alcohol related issues, grief counseling, life transition, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, and gay related issues. I have also developed a second specialty in couples’ therapy. I have helped people overcome infidelity in their marriage, helped others to stop fighting and to hear each other’s needs, and for others to learn to be accepting of their differences and supportive of each other’s personal growth. I have experience working with both heterosexual and gay couples.

Lisa Poe, LCSW

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child/ Adolescent
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Sessions available: virtual only, Children and Adolescents (6+), Couples Counseling, Family Counseling (for children only)

With over 20 years of experience, Lisa brings warmth and knowledge to her work. She has a broad understanding of both the education system and psychology which she uses to help clients navigate through difficult situations. 

What do you hope your clients get out of your work together?
I hope my clients develop the skills to assist them in life and they have a positive feelings about therapy

What led you to become a therapist?
I become a therapist to assist and help individuals through difficult and challenging situations.

How has the pandemic changed your work?
It has moved toward teletherapy and I am able to reach many more individuals who need assistance.

What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy spending time at our lake house and exercising.

Favorite book/podcast
Harry Potter Series

One therapeutic technique that has helped you personally:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best advice you ever received
To learn to accept what you can’t change.

Deborah Schwab, LCPC

Sessions available: virtual only, Adolescents (12+), Couples and Family Counseling

Abuse Victims
Academic Issues
ADD & ADHD
Addictions (Drug/Alcohol/Shopping)
Adolescents (12+)
Anger Management
Art Therapy
Bi-polar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Career Counseling
Caregiving of Aging Parents
CBT
Co-Dependency
Couples’ Counseling
Cutters/Self-Harmers
Eating Disorders 
Geriatrics
Family Counseling 
Financial Issues
LGBT

Gender Identity Issues
Grief/Bereavement
Infertility
Infidelity
Medical Issues and Disabilities
Minority Issues
OCD
Parenting Skills/Issues
Perinatal Loss
Personality Disorders
Pet Bereavement
Phobias
Post-Partum Depression
PTSD/Trauma
Sexual Assault
Social Phobia
Step-Parenting/Blended Families
Stress-Related Medical Problems
Victims of Violence

Amarilis Diaz, LCSW

Sessions available: virtual only, Spanish-Speaking, Children and Adolescents (6+), Couples and Family Counseling

Academic Issues
ADD and ADHD
Adolescents
Anger Management 
Anxiety/Panic Disorder
Art Therapy
Play Therapy
Career Counseling/Guidance
Care giving of Aging Parents
CBT
Children (ages 6+)
Couples Counseling
Financial Issues
Family Counseling

LGBTQ+ Issues 
Gender Identity Issues
Grief/Bereavement
Medical Issues & Disabilities
Minority Issues
OCD
Parenting Skills/Issues
Personality Disorders
Postpartum Depression
PTSD/Trauma
Sexual Assault
Stresss-Related Medical Problems
Victims of Violence

Terry Adkins, LCPC

Sessions available: virtual only, Adolescents (13+), Couples Counseling

I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals and couples with the goal of providing support, encouragement and the emotional tools necessary to successfully navigate through a variety of mental health issues. My treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I rely on an eclectic approach to therapy in order to best meet the needs of my clients and their presenting issue(s). 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Christian Spirituality (Catholic & Protestant)
  • Anger Management
  • Marital and Premarital Counseling
  • Men’s issues
  • Substance Abuse and Other Addictions.

Jill Kohn Ph.D.

Sessions available: virtual only, Couples and Family Counseling

Abuse
Anger Management
Anxiety
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Career and Job Issues
CBT
Couples Counseling
Depression
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Family Counseling
Grief
Infertility
Panic Disorders

Parenting Skills/Issue
Personality Disorders
Postpartum Depression
Psychodynamic counseling
PTSD/Trauma
Shopping Addictions
Stress Management
Substance Abuse(Not Certified)
Victims of Violence
Women’s Issues
Step-parenting/Blended Families
Divorce
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Abusive Work Relationships
Poor Communication at Work

Tony Wilson, LCSW

Sessions available: in person and virtual, Children and Adolescents (6+), Couples and Family Counseling

Abuse
ADD/ADHD
Addictions 
Anger Management
Anxiety
Asperger
Assertiveness
Bipolar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
CBT
Children (6+)
Church Abuse
Co-Dependency
Combat Related Issues
Conflict Resolution
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression
Dissociative Disorder
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Family Counseling
Financial Issues
LGBT

Sexual Orientation Issues
Gender Identity Issues
HIV/AIDS
Men’s Issues
Minority Issues
Mood Disorder
Multicultural Issue
OCD
Panic Disorder
Parenting Skills/Issues
Perinatal Loss
Personality Disorders
Pet Bereavement
Pre-Marital counseling
PTSD/Trauma
Sex Addiction
Sexual Assault
Sexual Dysfunction
Spirituality
Victims of Violence
Women’s Issues
Workplace Issues

Sherilynn Allen, LCSW

Sessions available: virtual only, Couples Counseling

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Disorder
  • Christian Counseling-Spirtuality
  • Grief & Loss
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Minority Issues
  • Parenting Skills/Blended Families
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Victims of Violence

Lavita Collins, LCSW

  • Health & Wellness
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief
  • Christian Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • Positive Parenting Certified
  • Smoking Cessation Certified
  • Trauma Trainer
  • Cultural & Diversity Issues
  • Woman’s Issues
  • Self Esteem/ Assertiveness Training

Sessions available: in person and virtual, Family Counseling

Lavita is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, couples and the BIPOC community sharing her knowledge on mental health and wellness. Lavita’s personal mission is to live out her purpose of brining mental health awareness and wellness into the lives of others through kindness, compassion, and empathy. As a trained psychotherapist she believes that therapy should be holistic, encompassing all aspects of her clients. Through Psychoanalysis, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Mindfulness & other modalities she helps Clients navigate the stressors and anxieties of daily living. 

Lavita’s approach to therapy is through a trauma informed lens, acknowledging that everyone at some point in their lives has experienced trauma, no matter how small, and therefore this has shaped who they are as a person. Working from this lens allows her to meet each person where they are and respect their unique differences and challenges.

When Lavita is not in sessions you can find her dancing with abandon.

What attracted you to being a psychotherapist?
I did not choose psychotherapy, it chose me. When I came into the field of social work it was to help people problem solve and provide advocacy and support to disenfranchised populations in alignment with my Jane Adam core values. However, as an Empath, I realized people felt comfortable confiding in me because of my ability to hold space and walk alongside them. So with the opportunity to become licensed and work as a Psychotherapist doing what I had already been doing, I looked at it as an opportunity to reach more people with my services. This is one of my life’s purposes.

How would you describe your approach with your clients?
I approach my clients with humility. I am a firm believer in respecting people’s journey as we do not know how far they have come and what it took for them to get to where they are. The journey is a place of healing, learning and growth so I always acknowledge the strength and courage it takes for my clients to show up and be present for themselves. I take a Client Centered approach. I have no expectations when I am in therapy only to be fully open and present. I want my clients to feel relaxed and trust the process. I approach each Client with unconditional positive regard and address whatever challenges they may present with an individualized approach.

What is your favorite quote about mental health?
“Without mental health there can be no true physical health.”

Dr Brock Chisholm, the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)
This encompasses my belief that you cannot compartmentalize humans because we are physical and mental beings. During the rapport building phase of treatment, I complete a biopsychosocial assessment so I can have a complete understanding of what is happening with my clients. This integrated approach also allows me to work in tandem with their other providers so that my clients receive wraparound services.

What has surprised you the most about being a psychotherapist?
What surprises me the most is how much things change over time. Usually when clients present in front of me, they are in crisis and have come to therapy as the last resource. However, with time and commitment to doing the work I have the pleasure of witnessing my clients evolve: new jobs, healthier relationships, more children and radical self-acceptance. This is the most rewarding aspect of being a psychotherapist.

Terry Hefter, LCPC

Sessions available: virtual only, Children and Adolescents (9+), Couples Counseling

She specializes in working with individual adults and couples (including pre-marital counseling). Among the issues she addresses with them are depression, anxiety and relationship issues using eclectic techniques including communication and assertiveness skill-building training.
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples (pre-marital)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Assertiveness skill building
  • Communication skill building
  • All things relationships

Jaime Esquivel, LCSW

Sessions available: virtual only, Spanish-Speaking, Children and Adolescents (8+), Family Counseling

  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Disorder
  • Asperger
  • Autism
  • Geriatrics
  • EMDR
  • Family Counseling (w children & parents present)
  • Parenting Skills/ Issues

How can we help you?  Please call us at (312) 280-1166 to learn more.