Beth Ahlin, MS, LCPC, LPC
So many of us are walking around with unhealed wounds. Healing is a process that takes time, support, encouragement, courage, and validation. Therapy can be an integral part of the healing process for many. I utilize therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems Theory, and Attachment Theory to help clients navigate the healing process. We dive deeply into unconscious processes and work on bringing them into consciousness. We work on quieting the inner critic and living in true authenticity through vulnerability and courage.
I specialize in treating Maternal Mental Health and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I work with individuals in all stages of the perinatal process from preconception through postpartum. I have experience in treating those who have suffered loss or infertility challenges. I have experience in working with those who have undergone IVF or other fertility treatments. I also work with those who have experienced birth trauma. I offer support and coaching through breastfeeding and parenting issues.
In addition, I have extensive experience in working with individuals that struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and substance use issues. Trauma often leaves deep and lasting wounds and we often lack support and empathy from others in our lives. I can help you learn to comfort your own inner child and provide yourself with the deep healing needed.
April Jones, MA, LCPC
I believe every client has the potential for change and that the first step in creating that change comes from within. I utilize an integrative approach offering Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I also specialize in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for severe trauma clients. It is my goal to help you resolve your problems or concerns by working together as a team to uncover the solutions that will bring clarity to your life.
No matter what the response has been from your immediate friends, families, or inner critic, I believe you are courageous in deciding to take charge of your mental health. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you chose this process as your vehicle to healing. If this is your first time in therapy, welcome. My guess is that getting started can be scary—to talk to someone you do not know about things that make you uncomfortable, sad, angry, overjoyed, or embarrassed—but I would like to reassure you that this process is here to help you grow. There are certain elements necessary in therapy to maintain a space of positivity, growth, and healing. Yet, you are not responsible for maintaining those elements. That is the job of the therapist—my job. It is imperative that I maintain a judgement-free space, a space that is challenging but comforting, and a process that is enlightening as well as retrospective. Therapy will be difficult sometimes and at others the most enjoyable part of your week. As a therapist, I welcome these opposing states and embrace them as a sign of good work being done on your behalf. I ask that you bring your authentic and whole self to each session. I encourage you to allow yourself to experience any emotion or thought freely, for example crying without needing to apologize and voicing your feelings with confidence. If you are not quite there yet, I hope you allow me to help you reach that point. It is my genuine hope that every client that comes here, journeys along their therapeutic path with a renewed sense of understanding and self-appreciation. I look forward to working with you and getting to know you throughout this journey.
Rachel Daly, MSW, LCSW
I believe therapy should be a place to grow, learn and achieve one’s personal goals. I look forward to helping my clients define their strengths so they can be used to overcome barriers. I use a mix of treatment methods to meet each client’s needs including cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive processing therapy, solutions focused therapy, and mindfulness strategies. I work with couples and individuals of all ages and have a special interest in anxiety and depression, school stress, grief, and adjustment and relationship concerns. Meeting my clients where they are and helping each individual feel secure is how I can help my clients through the counseling process.
Lisa Hartlieb, MSW
Do you feel stuck, stressed, or sad? Are you having a hard time with the state of the world, work, life, or the people you love? Are you worried or lonely and looking for a little sunshine? You are doing great...because you’re here, now. Welcome!
I hold a Master of Social Work with a focus on counseling individuals, couples, and facilitating group therapy. I am currently working toward being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Walker. I have experience in treating symptoms and underlying causes of mood disruptions, intrusive thoughts, trauma, anger management, addiction, life/ work stress, and relationship conflicts. I am LGBTQIA+ affirmative and I can help you navigate issues surrounding gender expression, sexual orientation, and gender identity in yourself or your loved ones.
My approach is relaxed and conversational. We will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (looking at the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors), Narrative Therapy (tell me your story!), and Person-Centered approaches (you are the authority on YOU) to work toward your goals and improved feelings of wellbeing. I invite you to “come as you are.” You will find acceptance, honesty, and an open mind when you step into my office. There will always be times when we need a little help. Thankfully, getting un-stuck is easier than you think, and I can help. The most important part of what I do is to make you feel comfortable and safe while you share your story, and we all have one. I am here to listen and offer support. I will help you map a path to your best life, and we will work together to get you there.
I am currently accepting new clients for in-person and telehealth counseling. Currently, I do not accept insurance payments. Our self-pay rates are reasonable and often lower than your co-pay. Please contact me for more information about scheduling, prices, and how I can help. I look forward to hearing from you!
Monica Lynch, MSW, LCSW
Welcome to our practice, and thank you for taking the first step towards what can be a difficult decision: deciding to start counseling. I have been in practice for 27 years, and am licensed in the State of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters’ Degree in Social Work from St. Louis University in 1994. I believe in the unique ability of everyone to change what they believe is necessary to achieve their personal goals. I use a variety of techniques in therapy, with my primary focus being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe it is through changing our thoughts, that we can achieve meaningful change and satisfaction. This is no easy task, and I will be with you every step of the way, during this process. You can count on me being an active listener, and non-judgmental.
Kim Malloy, MA, LCPC
Have you ever felt lost or just feel that maybe you need someone who isn't a friend or family member to talk to? We have all had times in our lives when we may be struggling and feel that no one is going to understand. I work with all populations, ages and backgrounds specifically younger children. I have significant experience working with ADHD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and parenting issues as well as struggles unique to military life. I practice solution focused therapy as a means to help you feel empowered to resolve these issues.
I'm currently accepting new clients and do have evening hours available. I provide clients with skills to handle daily challenges as well as more significant issues. I provide individual, family, and couples counseling in the office. Please feel free to contact me today for more information.
Emily Mooshegian, MSW, LCSW
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed with something in your life and can't seem to find a way out? It could be a recent or a long standing issue. It could be on an individual level or within a family. It could be something tangible, such as the loss of a loved one, or general feelings or thoughts that you cannot seem to shake. Sometimes we know change is needed, but we're not sure where to start. Counseling is an opportunity to take a step back and see the situation in a different light. Through a compassionate, down to earth, and honest approach, my goal is to help each client find opportunities for change in their lives that work for them and can help guide them to the outcome they're looking for. Allowing the help of a non-judgmental, professional can give you the opportunity to move toward healthier relationships, improved confidence, and a better quality of life. I use an eclectic approach of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, play therapy, and educational strategies to help you create meaningful change in your life. I welcome individuals, couples, or families. I work with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide array of backgrounds and concerns, including anxiety, adjustment issues, mood disorders, attention disorders, traumatic illness and injury, aging, grief and loss, relationship issues, divorce, and many other concerns. Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you and helping you meet your goals!
Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2007 and a Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University in 2009. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Illinois and Missouri. Additionally, Emily has certifications in gerontology, Gottman’s couples therapy, and is a registered Civil and Divorce Mediator.
Amy Morby, MSW, LCSW
It's easy to just stay stuck where you have always been, it takes strength and work to make your life a better place to live. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 15 years and it has been a gift to walk along side people through their own individual journey. I use solution focused therapy along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in order to help individuals, families, and couples find their new start. I feel that the path to finding their happiness is through honesty and trust.
I have an extensive history in helping those who have experienced depression, trauma, anxiety, PTSD, marital difficulties and many other curve balls that life throws throughout our years. I would love to help you find the tools that work for you so that you can find your own strength and purpose.
Leah Rutenberg, MS, LCPC
Have you been in counseling several times before and felt that you would like more direction and feedback? Well, if so, I can assure you that you will not only be provided non-judgmental and honest feedback, but it will also be direct and solution-focused feedback to help with the change process. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well a variety of other approaches, including assertiveness training and communication coaching, to resolve current and ongoing life stressors.
I have worked in the mental health field for more than 18 years with a wide range of clients from all backgrounds and sexual orientations. Throughout my career, I’ve focused on helping remove the stigma of getting help with trauma related to military and first responder duties as well as any other type of trauma that you may have experienced. As a result of working with trauma, I have immense experience in substance abuse and anger management as well as couples counseling. I work with teens as well as adults on daily life stressors, anxiety, and depression. I also have significant experience in grief and traumatic grief counseling. Much of my experience is working with widows and widowers many left with younger children. If you are looking for solutions and directive feedback, let’s meet and see if I am a good fit for your needs.
Tracy Sashidharan, MA, LCPC, CCTP-II
I practice a goal-oriented, solution-focused therapy, coupled with support and motivation. My emphasis is in the use of cognitive-behavioral methods which have clear, scientific support of their effectiveness and efficiency. This may involve the use of relaxation, visualization, challenging dysfunctional thoughts, positive self-talk, etc.
I work with individuals and families ages 14 years and up, who present with a variety of issues, for therapy. While I enjoy working with individuals who often feel depressed and/or anxious, I have specialized training in neuropsychological disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum, TBIs, strokes, dementias, etc.), complex trauma, and dissociation.
Charity Thompson, MA, LCPC
Mood changes, stress, adjustments, acting out, worry, problems focusing. All of these can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with on your own. You are not alone! I can help you find a smoother path! I have worked with children and their families for over 20 years and would love to help support and guide yours if you are ready for a change.
I see individuals and couples of all ages but specialize in children and pre-teens. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy, as well as art and play therapy techniques to help ease the challenges of emotional fluctuations, worry and anxiety, ADHD, life adjustments, and relational discord.
When working with children, I help them to identify and understand feelings and underlying factors that are impacting their actions and reactions. We will use art and play therapy techniques to identify triggers and to develop effective coping skills and strategies to provide your child with the tools and outlets to better express themselves and to engage in more positive interactions with others. We will also identify barriers to listening, following directions, and controlling impulsive behaviors. In addition, I will also be working with family members to develop successful behavior modification plans and will explore how to best support your child and move your family in a positive direction.
When working with individuals and couples, we will use cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused therapy, as well as some relational strategies to distinguish strengths, areas of change, and to establish alternative ways to think about and react in varying life areas.
I am currently accepting new clients and have evening hours available. Please contact me for more information about scheduling, treatment, and how I can help support you, your child, and your family. I look forward to hearing from you!
Shannon Walker, PhD
Dr. Shannon Walker is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Walker received her Ph.D. from The University of South Dakota and completed her internship at The Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Walker specializes in the psychological evaluation of adults including psychiatric disorder diagnoses, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, developmental and intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and the cognitive effects of neurological conditions such as dementia, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Walker also provides pre-surgical evaluations for individuals undergoing chronic pain procedures including spinal cord stimulator implants and pain pump implants, as well as bariatric procedures including the lap band and gastric bypass.
Dr. Walker specializes in the therapeutic treatment of individuals with chronic pain and has developed a short-term therapy protocol for the psychological management of chronic pain conditions to be used as an adjunct to a patient’s medical treatment. She is actively engaged in supervising clinical therapeutic activities at Southern IL Institute of Behavioral Health.