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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 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.
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Executive Leadership Team

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Audrey Grunst, LCSW

Owner, 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 & Adolescent, Young Adult & Adult Therapist

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


Clinical Team

Vernon Hills | Northbrook | Telehealth
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Angel Arnold, MA, LPC

Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Therapist

Specialties: OCD | Depression | Trauma | Domestic Violence | Self-Esteem | Self-Harm | Life Transitions


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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, MA, LPC

Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | Self-Esteem | Family Conflict | School Refusal | Life Transitions


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Emily Plesnicar, MA, LPC

Child & Adolescent Therapist

Specialties: Autism Spectrum Disorder | Depression | Anxiety | ADHD | School Refusal


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Eric Stevenson, MA, LPC

Mental Performance Coach, Adolescent & Young Adult Therapist

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


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Jacqueline Ritz, MA, LCPC

Young Adult & Adult Therapist

Specialties: Major Depression | Anxiety | OCD | Trauma/PTSD | Bipolar Disorder| Mood Disorders | Relationship Issues | Life Transitions


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Katie Klein, MA, LCPC

Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Therapist

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


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Lindsay Jackson, MA in Forensic Mental Health Counseling

Child, Adolescent, & Adult Therapist

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


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Renee Rouse, MSW

Adolescent & Young Adult Extern Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety | Depression | Self-Esteem


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Stephanie Bersh, RYT200 Certified

Resident Yoga Instructor


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Stephanie Smith, M.A., M.Ed., IIN Certified

Resident Health & Nutrition Coach


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Kate Kelley, MSW

Manager Of Community Education


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Madeline Pekala

Executive Assistant


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Keri Eckert

Talent Acquisition & HR Generalist


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Jacqui Widmark

Intellectual Property Integrator


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Rosie Grunst

Office Companion


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