Therapist: Karen Anderson, LCSW

Degree:  UIC, Jane Addams School of Social Work, MSW,  Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Training: PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy); PC Care (Parent Child Care); National Adoption Competency Mental Health Initiative

Experience:Residential settings, Academic settings, Safe Families for Children

Areas of Interest / Expertise:Child behavioral issues; parenting skills, adoption support

More About Me:I have many years of parenting foster, adoptive and biological children. My mission is to help strengthen families by providing training and therapy. I integrate spiritual principles from a Biblical faith-based perspective with clients who desire this.

I love outdoor activities like camping, biking, hiking and running and gardening.

Therapist: Becky Williams, LCSW

Degree:UIC, Jane Addams School of Social Work, MSW,  Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Training:ABA ( Applied Behavior Analysis); National Adoption Competency Mental Health Initiative

Experience:Special Education, Foster Parenting, Transitional Living

Areas of Interest / Expertise:Child and Teen behavioral issues, Parenting skills and support, Independent living, Family Systems therapy

More About Me:I am pleased to be working with Lydia Home Counseling which I have been  involved in for many years.  I am married and have eight sons, both biological and fostered.  I believe it is my responsibility to walk with clients through life events, past and present, seeing the function of behavior and move forward with skills to enhance wellness.  I am equipped to incorporate a biblical/spiritual approach if desired.  I enjoy reading, gardening, and enjoying time with family and friends.

Therapist: Julie Lang, LSW

Degree:UIC, Jane Addams School of Social Work, MSW. Licensed Social Worker

Training:Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 

Experience:Children and Families, Post-Adoption, Play Therapy

Areas of Interest / Expertise:Individual, children and family, trauma and post-adoption.

More About Me:I have been married for 35 years and have raised five children (both biological and adoptive). My focus is to meet each client where they are, walking alongside as they process grief and loss, relational discord, trauma, internal/external struggle; moving towards healing and emotional strength. I incorporate a faith-based perspective if desired.

I enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family.

 

Therapist: Amy McGann, LCSW

Degree:University of Chicago/SSA, MA, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Training:Gottman Certified Marriage Therapist (Level 1)

Experience:Child Welfare, Children and Families, Older Adults, Marriage and Family 

Areas of Interest / Expertise:Cognitive Behavior Therapy, interpersonal conflict, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma  

More About Me: I believe that each person is capable of learning and growing at any age and any stage of life.  It is important to me to create an open and accepting environment for my clients and to help each client learn skills and tools to build emotional health and well-being.  I love spending time outside hiking and biking with my family.

Therapist: Gina Dahiya, LSW

Degree:Boston University, MSW. Licensed Social Worker

Training:National Adoption Competency Mental Health Initiative; 40-hour Domestic Violence training

Experience:Trauma-informed group and individual therapy; domestic violence; Safe Families for Children

Areas of Interest / Expertise:Trauma, post-adoption support, teens, individuals and groups

More About Me:I am married and have many years of parenting biological and adopted children.  My focus is on using a trauma-informed approach to help clients take steps towards healing and being their best selves. I am open to incorporating faith-based practices into therapy sessions and goals if requested by clients. I enjoy being outdoors, reading, playing with my two golden retrievers, and spending time with my family.