Dr. Mari Richko ND, LCPC, CYI, ABT, AOBTA cp.
“My experience with complimentary medicine began in my early adulthood, through my exposure to herbal medicine. Due to childhood illnesses, I searched beyond conventional medicine for a method that would lead to the deepest,
most fulfilling healing possible. After years of study, I adapted these methods from eastern and western traditions that have become central to my work with my clients. Believing that these concepts of health can benefit all people, I have dedicated my life to the practices of these philosophies.”
Linda R. Winter JD, LCPC, SEP
Director of Psycho-educational Services and Supervision for LPC's
Linda is currently retired and won't be seeing clients. She can be found assisting the LPC's in our practice and supervising them with their clients. Linda is running all aspects of our practice behind the scenes and we couldn't be more happy with her devotion to our practice. She attends events, runs our psycho-educational services. We hope she changes her mind and decides to see clients again. Her work is so valuable.
“I enjoy working with people going through changes and transitions in their life. These moments most often include loss and grief. These transitions can also provide openings for insight and change. Working with people to better understand their relationships and understand themselves in their relationships is another area which I am passionate about. I apply my training with individuals (teens and adults), couples and families.”
Sarah Marie Böer, LCSW, LLC
“My love for therapy began when I was on the other side of the therapist's office as a client. Having been through it myself, I have a unique advantage as a therapist to understand where my clients are coming from when they share their story. I am committed to providing therapy in a safe and welcoming environment. My greatest reward as a therapist is to be invited into the transformative process of a client's experience, and see them come out on the other side with renewed hope and strength.”
Emily Prochaska MA, LPC- pending
I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship to promote wellness and initiate change. I believe that the counselor and client’s relationship should be collaborative; built upon trust, understanding, empathy, and genuineness. I believe that a person’s presenting issue should be understood holistically- looking at all aspects of a person’s life and not just the current problem. I validate all dimensions of human existence that make up one’s wellness and wellbeing such as cognitions, emotions, spirituality, relationships, creativity, culture, and love; and acknowledging the importance of these aspects within the context of the current issue. Once the counselor and client collaboratively determine the focus of the counseling relationship, we will work to enhance motivation to begin the change process and use techniques and skills to guide the change process. I utilize a strengths-based approach to counseling and incorporate tenets of Positive Psychotherapy into my practice to help clients use existing resources within themselves to achieve the change they are striving for. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques like thought stopping and challenging automatic thoughts; mindfulness techniques like deep breathing and muscle relaxation; as well as, dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques to enhance a person’s emotional regulation, interpersonal, mindfulness and distress tolerance skills in my practice. I believe that each person has resources within themselves that they can apply to their current situation, with guidance from the counselor, to help them recognize past successes and utilize the individual strengths they already possess.
Janet Stallman, MA, LCPC, ATR
Perinatal/PostPartum Anxiety Disorders Specialist
Janet Stallman is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor receiving her degree from University of Illinois and also received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis as a licensed Art Therapist.
Janet has been in practice for nearly 20 years with clients who are struggling with life transitions, challenging family issues and romantic relationships, grief, loss and trauma. She has a special interest in working with clients coping with infertility and peri and post- partum concerns.
Although Janet is eclectic, her primary treatment approach is Internal Family Systems. "Through the language of the IFS model and my experience, clients find a welcoming and accepting space to explore and more fully understand their feelings, thoughts and responses. Other modalities include, art therapy, relational, and psychodynamic.”
Stephanie Mantelman MA, LPC
my work with adolescents and young adults, I feel passionate about
helping individuals that have experienced trauma find an
inner-strength to continue to manage the struggles that life will
bring. I hope to bring to my clients a deeper understanding of the
self, a greater sense of self worth, and the ability to manage life's
struggles as they come. I practice from an eclectic approach and
believe in meeting the client where they are at in order to best
treat each individual and create obtainable goals."
Casey McEllen MA, LPC
“I strongly believe in every individual's ability to bring about meaningful changes through self-awareness. A trusting relationship between a client and therapist offers a safe space to reflect on our experiences, our histories that we carry with us, and the way in which these histories impact our present experiences.”
Ann Marie Zakos MS, LPC, NCC
"I believe that when we are heard and understood insights occur and true change can happen. I incorporate a holistic approach to help you with life’s challenges. My experience working with substance use, anxiety/depression, and trauma has helped me uncover the root cause of an issue, that when identified, leads to change and recovery."
Meghann Richko LCPC, CYT, Yoga Therapist
Co-Facilitator of YogaTalk Therapy Group
“I believe that individuals can achieve success in all aspects of their lives by improving their health. The connection between body, mind, and environment is constantly explored in our therapeutic relationship, and it is my goal to help my clients learn new ways to cope with tensions and transitions that are a part of everyday life. We investigate the biological, psychological, cultural, societal, and environmental factors of life, and how each of these affects physical and emotional health.”
Maureen Orrico, CYT
“My love for yoga and meditation has given me a deeper body mind connection which has impacted all aspects of my daily life. It is a lifetime practice. Teaching yoga and meditation has been a lifetime dream and I have been teaching since 2013. After I completed teacher training, beautiful things have happened. As a teacher, my goal is to help clients feel welcome, safe, and foster growth for their wellbeing. Practicing this art has given me the feeling of community and a sense of belongingness.”
Amber Nico CRMT, CYT, CCSH, CADC
Amber Nico is a Certified Usui Reiki Master, certified yoga teacher, a graduate of McDermott Center in alcohol and drug counseling, and an energy healer. She began using energy healing techniques as a child without realizing what they were and then came back to these gems 8 years ago. Her journey in between was rife with challenges, she believes her lowest points became her healing. The darkest parts are where she rediscovered the truth, our universal light. Amber is continuously inspired by the transformation and healing that she witnesses in her clients and has come to accept that this work is her true calling. Reiki is a form of therapy that promotes relaxation and healing. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. Many have reported miraculous results from just one session.
Neela and Bella
Say hello to our wonderful emotional therapy dogs!