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Everybody deserves to feel like they have a place in this world to simply bee. Our philosophy is to approach each client with authenticity and humility because we know everyone is fighting to find their best self. Our team is of adult, adolescent & child therapists is comprised of caring individuals who are committed to providing quality treatment that best fits your needs. We specialize in cognitive strategies to navigate the paradox of change and acceptance all at the same time.
Outpatient Team
Psychiatric Providers
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Leadership Team

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Audrey Grunst, LCSW

CEO, Adolescent & Adult Therapist, Mental Performance Coach, Author, Podcast Host

Specialties: Athlete's Mental Performance | Eating Disorders | Mood & Anxiety Disorders | Public Speaker


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Jennifer McAdams, MA, LCPC, CEDS-S

Executive Clinical Director & Therapist

Specialties: Eating Disorders | Depression | Anxiety | Self-Harm | School Refusal


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Margaux Sayer, LCSW

Director Of Outpatient Services & Therapist

Specialties: Grief and Loss | Adjustment Disorder | Anxiety | Depression | Social Skills | Trauma | Infertility | Parenting | Couples and Family Therapy


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Kate Kelley, MSW

Director Of Communications & Operations


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Cindy Brom, MBA

Director Of Business Development


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Katie Klein, MA, LCPC

Outpatient Manager & Child, Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety Disorders | Depression | Self-Esteem | LGBTQ+ | Behavioral Issues | ADHD/Differently Abled Learners | Adlerian Parenting


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Tara Donald, LCSW

Outpatient Manager & Child, Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | Parenting Support | Anger Management | Adjustment Issues | Behavioral Issues


Outpatient Clinical Team

Vernon Hills | Northbrook | Telehealth
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Annie Peck, MA, LPC

Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | Behavioral Issues | Self-Esteem | Eating Disorders


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Brittany Polacek, MS, LCPC

Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Therapist & Intern Supervisor

Specialties: Anxiety | Life Transitions | Eating Disorders | Parenting Support | Depression


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Brooke La Count, MA, LPC

Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Extern Therapist

Specialties: Depression | Anxiety | Trauma | Life Transitions


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Damari Ortiz, MA

Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Extern Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | School Refusal | School Anxiety | Eating Disorders | Trauma | English & Spanish Speaking


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Emily Plesnicar, MA, LPC

Child, Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Specialties: Autism Spectrum Disorder | Depression | Anxiety | ADHD | School Refusal | Stress Management | Self-Esteem | Interpersonal Relationships | Life Transitions


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Eric Stevenson, MA, LCPC, CMPC

Adolescent & Young Adult Therapist & Consultant Facilitator

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | Self-Esteem | Men's Issues | Perfectionism | Sports Performance | Life Transitions | OCD


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Jocelyn Machain, LCSW

Child, Adolescent, Young Adult, and Adult Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | Self-Esteem | ADHD | Domestic Violence | English & Spanish Speaking


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Lindsay Wagner, LPC

Child, Adolescent, & Adult Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | Self-Harm | Self-Esteem | Substance Use | Trauma


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Malka Adler, MSW

Child, Adolescent & Adult Extern Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety and Phobias | Depression | Body Image | Self-Esteem | Perfectionism | Life Transitions | Empty Nest


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Matthew Aldana, LCSW

Child, Adolescent & Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | Men’s Issues | People Pleasing | Anger | Self-Esteem | Motivational Therapy | Behavioral Issues | Cultural Struggles


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Meghan Reilly, MA, NCC

Extern Therapist

Specialties: Eating Disorders | Perfectionism | Self-Esteem | Self-Compassion | Anxiety | Depression | Life Transitions | Sports Performance


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Megan Fosco, MS, LPC, ATR-P

Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Extern Therapist

Specialties: Art Therapy | Anxiety | Self-Esteem | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Depression | Life Transitions | ADHD


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Olivia Ritter, MA, LPC

Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Extern Therapist

Specialties: Mood & Anxiety Disorders | Eating & Related Disorders | Depression | Behavioral Issues | Self-Esteem


Outpatient Psychiatric Providers

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Michael McDowell, APRN

Psychiatric Nurse Practioner

Specialties: Medication Management for Anxiety Disorders | Mood Disorders | Eating Disorders | ADHD


Outpatient Dietitian

Vernon Hills
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Shannon Dickinson, MS, LDN, RDN

Registered Dietitian

Specialties: Eating Disorders | Intuitive Eating | Chronic Dieting | Digestive Complications | Body Image Management | Medical Nutrition Therapy


Clinical Intern Team

 At Simply Bee we value quality, growth and care -- to maintain these values, we have extensively interviewed and trained our intern team to be qualified and prepared to meet our clients' needs. All of our interns have previous mental health experience and receive several supervisions and training opportunities each week. The value an intern provides is not just their professional eye but also the experiences learned from their supervisors and professors. At Simply Bee, we have found the quality of care is extremely high due to the wrap around support for each client being seen. It is not often that a client's care is in the hands of three or more professionals, but this is one of those opportunities we find to be invaluable.

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Brittany Polacek, MS, LCPC

Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Therapist & Intern Supervisor

Specialties: Anxiety | Life Transitions | Eating Disorders | Parenting Support | Depression


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Kelli Segerson, MS

Clinical Intern

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | PTSD | ADHD


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Michael Motyka, BA

Clinical Intern

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | Sports Performance | Self-Esteem | Stress-Management


Administrative Team

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Patty Catardi, MA

Client Care Coordinator


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Jacqui Widmark

Project Manager


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Dr. Tater Tots

Office Companion & Emotional Regulation Specialist


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