Keri Powell, MSW, LCSW
"I am comfortable treating most mental health issues and have experience in working with diverse populations. I often work with female clients addressing depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, co-dependency, personality disorders, and substance abuse issues; I specialize in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personalities. I'm passionate about empowering women and promoting self acceptance. I enjoy leading people through a journey of self discovery to assist them in arriving at new insights and realizations.
I am eclectic in therapeutic techniques. I individualize treatment according to my client’s comfort level and needs. I believe in the mind-body-spirit connection and utilize mindfulness approaches. I frequently rely on standard cognitive behavioral techniques and have the ability to implement dialectical behavior treatment plans. The development of a trusting, therapeutic relationship and offering a safe and healing environment are two of the most basic things I offer my clients. It's these simple things that prove to be the most appreciated gift for women in treatment, and they also offer excellent groundwork when ongoing or intensive treatment is required.
I have obtained certification as a guided imagery therapist from Synergy Seminars in Palm Springs, California. When a client is open to using guided imagery, I am excited to utilize it for a variety of treatment issues. Guided imagery works well in promoting relaxation, managing stress, helping people to gain and maintain good health, aiding in the physical healing process, exploring the many inner parts of ones core self, facilitating the grieving process, resolving past trauma, and releasing the past. I am most passionate about using imagery to help people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as it is an excellent tool to help people resolve their issues without retraumatizing clients by reliving their stories through traditional talk therapy." --Keri
Karen Jones, LCPC, BCPC
"I have 15+ years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and a Board Certified Professional Counselor by the American Psychological Association. I enjoy working with people of all ages. I am holistic in my approach and use twelve step principles, mindfulness training, and expressive therapies to address issues surrounding relationships, anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, and personality disorders. I provide individual therapy, and I also specialize in family and couples counseling.
I utilize twelve step principles to address painful thoughts and beliefs surrounding shame, isolation, and loneliness. I teach mindfulness skills to provide people with effective tools to manage painful emotions that have previously resulted in damaging sabotaging behaviors. I have specialized training in breathwork which is a unique and cutting-edge approach in mental health treatment. I have a teaching background in the fine arts and am passionate about using expressive therapies (music, art, and movement) to help those who struggle with traditional talk therapy.
My goal is to help people replace pain surrounding power struggles, accusations and blame with understanding, acceptance, and accountability. Through processing, destructive behaviors surrounding anger, frustration, and hoplessness are replaced with assertive respectful communication skills. Individuals, couples, and family members are empowered to make healthy choives that support healing and positive change." --Karen
Rachel Sutter, MSW, LCSW
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I got into this profession because I am passionate about helping others identify their own strengths and realize their capabilities. I prioritize providing a positive and safe space where my clients are able to feel accepted and able to discuss difficult issues.
I feel comfortable working with all ages-- children and adults. I am comfortable treating most mental health issues in teens and adults including anxiety, depression, anger, co-dependency, and addiction issues. I am eclectic in my approach in the office using cognitive therapy, twelve step programming, and rational emotive therapy to name a few. I am in the process of becoming certified in Theraplay which is an amazing, evidence-based form of therapy based on attachment theory; I've already seen great results using Theraplay with my young clients.
Through my work at a local psychiatric hospital, I gained experience working with all types of populations (adults and adolescents; the mentally ill and people with addictions) and became comfortable working with those in crisis. I chose to move to outpatient therapy, so I could work with clients more long term and incorporate spirituality into their healing process."
Rachel Kurtz, MSW, LCSW
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I enjoy working with people of all ages and strive to meet my clients where they are at. In order to achieve this goal, I will do my best at providing a safe and comfortable environment in which my clients are able to express their feelings and reach their desired goal in treatment.
I have extensive training in working with children and adolescents, specifically those are who have endured trauma including but not limited to child abuse, domestic violence exposure, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I often incorporate play into therapy with children in order for them to be able to safely express and process their feelings.
In addition, I work with parents who need extra support in parenting their children who have been exposed to trauma; including behavior modification, age appropriate consequences, discipline techniques or parenting needs. I have also had the opportunity to present at workshops regarding these topics.
Lastly, I have worked with women who have been exposed to trauma and may be suffering from depression, anxiety, codependency, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma or relationship problems."
Greg Whicker, LCSW