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 Meet The Team 

 

Lindsay Fleming, LPC 

Child & Adolescent Therapist

Specializing in behavioral issues, ADHD, Anxiety

& Depression

I am a licensed professional counselor. I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, and their families. I was raised in Park Ridge, IL, with my two younger siblings. My father is an Irish Immigrant who came to Chicago in the 1980s. I feel that culture and family dynamics can play a large role in many children's and adolescent's upbringing. I love to provide parents and my clients with the tools to communicate and problem-solve, successfully strengthening their relationships. 

 

Education

I am familiar with the Park Ridge school systems, professionally and personally. I attended all Park Ridge schools, including Maine South High School for my own education. Following graduation, I attended the University of Iowa where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Relations. I then went on to earn a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

 

Experience

I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings, including inpatient, partial hospitalization program, and outpatient (private practice), services. Since beginning undergraduate studies, I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in the mental health field. I began my clinical education at a private practice in Northbrook IL. I completed my internship and was hired on as a full-time therapist at a private practice in Kenilworth, IL. I gained my experience in an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (IPU) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital were I worked alongside world-renowned clinicians.

My Approach 

I employ several theories to help meet the needs of my clients, including a strong focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This approach focus' on an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I also employ integrative treatment methodologies, which are structured to meet the needs and values of each individual and family. I believe in working to establish a strong foundation of skills to help clients identify and reach their goals as they grow. I first focus on building a strong working alliance with the client and their family, creating a safe environment to have difficult discussions and begin therapeutic growth. I believe in advocating for my clients and utilizing my familiarity with the specific challenges children/adolescents face to help clients feel supported when seeking services in their community. 

 

Although I have experience working with all ages, in a variety of therapeutic settings, my passion is working with children, adolescents, and their families. Through working in a variety of setting I have worked with a wide range of diagnoses. I have extensive experience working with complex issues, focusing on treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, oppositional behaviors, and general adolescent difficulty. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with Irish and Irish-American family dynamics. 

 

Stacy McCarthy, LPC 

Adolescent & Adult Therapist

Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions & Women's Issues.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for helping adolescents and adults overcome obstacles, develop mental strength, and build meaningful relationships. I have a wide range of experience in agency, school and private practice settings. 

 

I am committed to listening to my clients in a compassionate non-judgemental manner so that together we can process your experiences, build skills and generate solutions. Our connection is the most important factor in your success and my first priority. By understanding your established patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving we can identify what is keeping you stuck and discover new possibilities for your life. 

 

Education

 

I graduated from Lake Forest College with a Psychology major, received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri and earned a law degree from DePaul University College of Law. I have a life-long love of learning and am always enriching my knowledge of psychology and therapeutic tools. Currently, I am taking courses through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

 

Experience

 

I have provided counseling services and led therapeutic groups for children dealing with family transitions such as divorce, separation and loss. As a School Outreach therapist, I worked with students impacted by trauma. My private practice work has focused on teaching social cognitive strategies to clients of all ages, with a focus on reciprocal communication and relationship building.

 

I am deeply connected to the challenges that accompany parenting and bring my clinical and personal experience into therapy. Having three children (elementary school, middle school and high-school-aged), allows me to better understand your parenting struggles.  I have worked extensively with children diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Autism, and believe that working with parents is an important part of the therapeutic process.

My Approach

 

My approach to therapy is eclectic and incorporates elements of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral theories. I will tailor an individualized plan to help meet your unique goals and improve your overall functioning.

 

 If you are looking for help and want to move towards a better life, for yourself or your child, I would love to help.

Gillian Thornhill, LCPC 

Child, Adolescent & Adult Therapist

Specializing in Depression, Anxiety & Body Image Issues.

I I believe there is strength in taking care of yourself and asking for help when you need it. Whether you feel overwhelmed or stressed, sad or angry, have unwanted thoughts or feel just plain stuck - I am here to help. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I am at my best when helping others. In therapy, we will work together to navigate life’s challenges, make better choices, and build healthier relationships. 

 

 

Education

 

In 2005 I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology, where I also obtained my LCPC license. In 2002 I graduated from Purdue University where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and minors in both Child Development & Family Studies and Organizational Leadership & Supervision.

 

Experience

 

Throughout my career, I have spent time working in both out-patient and inpatient behavioral health settings. I have counseling experience with individuals (children, adolescents, and adults), couples, and families in a private practice setting. My inpatient hospital experience includes treating children and adults suffering from mood disorders, eating disorders, self-injury behaviors, and suicidal thoughts and attempts. I have also facilitated family sessions to help educate family members about mental illness and developed personal safety plans along with individualized treatment options and support to prevent re-hospitalization.

My approach

 

One of the most important elements of therapy is the connection between the client and the therapist. I work hard to provide a consistently safe, supportive and confidential environment built-on empowerment, trust and collaboration. Throughout therapy, I want to listen and learn about your past and present experiences, and we’ll partner together to set goals, identify and overcome barriers, and develop effective coping strategies to manage internal and external stressors.  

 

I believe in evidenced based treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in order to decrease symptoms and improve quality of life. I also use an Adlerian framework to identify the clients' Self-Concept (convictions about “who I am”) and the Self-Ideal (convictions about “what I should be”). This is a holistic and goal oriented theory.  

 

I specialize in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, emotional regulation, loss and grief. As a working mother of three, I am also passionate about women's issues as well as family dynamics. I value the importance of improving relationships and living a more authentic life. My goal is to connect with and guide clients through a therapeutic process that teaches coping skills, mindfulness, self regulation, increased awareness, and personal growth.

 

Carly Brown, LPC 

Adolescent & Young Adult Therapist

Working with Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, and Stress

I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am devoted to helping adolescents, young adults, and adults with any hardships you’re having. I have diverse clinical experience in suicide prevention at multiple crisis hotlines, in addition to interning at North Park Universities Counseling Services Center.

 

It's my belief that the relationship with the client is the most important element to a successful and beneficial therapy experience. I vow to listen to every client in a non-judgmental manner and create a safe space to openly discuss your thoughts and emotions. Together we can strengthen your understanding of self, learn helpful coping strategies, and instill healing.

 

Education

I attended the University of Iowa where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Relations. I then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University.

Experience

 

I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, have been trained in suicide prevention, and worked at multiple crisis hotlines. I held the position of counseling intern at the Counseling Services Center of North Park University working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. As a counseling intern, I had the opportunity to work individually with students from all different backgrounds and presented with a wide range of issues such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, transitional issues, self-harm, disordered eating, academic problems, identity, and self-esteem issues.

My approach

I utilize several theories to best meet the goals of my clients, including a strong focus on Person-Centered, CBT, and DBT approaches. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with a foundation of trust. I believe in guiding my clients at a pace that you’re comfortable with to get you where you want to be.

 

Adrienne Main, LCPC 

Adolescent & Adult Therapist

Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Parenting & Relationship Changes 

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and I believe in working collaboratively with my clients to explore solutions, foster growth and heal past wounds. By identifying patterns that keep us stuck, we will work together to find healthier ways to move forward to create meaningful change.

 

Education

I attended Iowa State University where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. I am committed to expanding my knowledge and growing as a therapist by regularly attending workshops on a variety of topics.

 

Experience

I have experience in a variety of therapeutic settings, working with adolescents, adults and couples. My post-graduate clinical experience includes working at employee assistance programs and in private practice where I guided clients through a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, life transition and parenting and relationship challenges.

My approach

I use a solution-focused, resiliency-building therapeutic approach to create meaningful change in the lives of my clients. The foundations of my approach include empathy, honesty, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral training, identifying patterns and self care. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore solutions, foster growth and heal past wounds. 

 

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