I was born and raised in Dalian, a harbor city of a 6-million population in Northern China. I spent most of my childhood with my grandparents, who taught me Chinese traditional virtues and responsibilities. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Northeastern University in China. I came to America at age 23 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Human Services, majoring in Child and Family Studies, in 2006. In 2014, I obtained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. During the years, I have worked at various mental health places, such as community mental health centers, correctional facilities, Illinois state government, and private practice. Learn more...
Mitchell has over 30 years of experience in counseling in both the public and private sectors. He has successfully worked with all ages on many issues. Mitchell has experience with outpatient, inpatient, and in-home counseling. Mitchell has provided extraordinary services in his career, including traveling to NYC to service 911 survivors. He was asked train at the State Convention for NAMI and for the World Congress of the American Counseling Association. Learn more...
I consider people to be the experts of their own lives. My role is to assist people by creating a safe and relaxed environment where they are able to grow trust and comfortably identify and work toward their goals. I am here to listen non-judgmentally, pose questions and ideas to foster positive changes to thinking and behavioral patterns, support the growth of healthy relationships, and assist in the improvement of daily functioning, emotional regulation, and the use of healthy coping mechanisms. Learn more...
Offering counseling services and working with individuals of various backgrounds who have been through or are going through adverse life experiences is something that I value greatly. My personal approach when working with folks is one of collaboration; though I am an expert in the therapeutic process, the people that I work with are the experts when it comes to their lives and experiences. I seek to provide a safe, healing space where individuals can feel comfortable expressing themselves and offering support to them in a non-judgmental manner using a variety of different strategies. Learn more...
Office Manager: Antoinette
Antoinette Monson is the Office Manager, a major player on the team. She does most of the office day-in day-out responsibilities, and much more. You name it, she is on top of it. Her professionalism, warmth, and a caring nature have been complimented by our staff, clinicians, and many clients.
Antoinette received her Bachelor's Degree from Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, majoring in Women's Studies. Currently, she is working towards her Birth Doula Certification through DONA International.
In her leisure time, Antoinette enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 kids, reading, drinking coffee and tea, crafting and creating, and being in nature.
Office Staff: Chfonta
Chfonta Satterwhite is one of the front desk office assistants. She carries out duties of filing, checking in and scheduling evening clients, and making sure the office is ready for the next day. Chfonta earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Kaplan University. She plans on continuing her education by getting her Master's Degree, but hasn't decided on a major just yet. She is currently writing a thriller/suspense novel. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, writing stories and poems, diamond art painting, arts & crafts, and attending church.
Office Staff: Ashley
Ashley Schuttloffel is one of the office assistants. Her tasks include making sure the office is neat and organized, as well as scheduling clients and answering the phone. Ashley earned her Bachelor's degree in Forensic Psychology with a Child Concentration from St. Ambrose University. In her free time, Ashley enjoys creating and crafting new items for her small business. You will always find her with an iced coffee within reach!
Jose Mendoza is in and out of the office, keeping all the facilities and equipment running and functioning.