Our Team

Mari RichkoDr. Mari Richko ND, LCPC, CYI, ABT, AOBTA cp.

Founder/Clinical Director

“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 WinterLinda R. Winter JD, LCPC, SEP

Co-Clinical Director/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.”

New PersonMegan Mann RN, MA, LPC

Registered Nurse/Licensed Professional Counselor

 Megan Mann's areas of interest and expertise are working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, mood disorders, self esteem issues, life transitions, trauma, abuse, loss and bereavement, chronic pain, parenting and marital/couples counseling.  

Sarah Marie BöerSarah 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, NCC

Emily is a licensed professional counselor who received her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University. She is a National Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association. She has experience working with a wide range of clients and client issues such as addictions, addiction recovery services, anxiety and depressive disorders, chronic illness, suicidal ideation, negative thinking patterns, and self-esteem and confidence issues. She also specializes in working with children and teens with developmental and behavioral issues, those on the autism spectrum, and children with special needs.


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.”

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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."  

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Lisa Mandl, MS, NCC, LPC, CCTP, CYLY

"I believe that the therapeutic relationship sets the stage for healing. I won't tell you to trust me, I want you to trust yourself. I bring a lifetime of experience, clinical skills, additional post-graduate work in Interpersonal and Family Communication and various holistic modalities to our relationship. I specialize in working with those with varying levels of trauma and PTSD. I have also helped people manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder as well as more chronic mental illness symptoms."

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Kate Wester, LPC, SP, RSMT, CYI

“I believe that wellness is more than an absence of illness. As an integrative therapist, I help people connect to their inner resources, authenticity and sense of purpose to more comfortably manage life’s challenges and thrive. My approach combines body-centered, contemplative and expressive arts practices to help restore a client’s innate resilience and to strengthen their capacities to manage anxiety, depression, grief and trauma through increased self-compassion, self-trust and sense of meaning.”


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

Maureen Orrico, CYT

Meditation Teacher/Restorative Yoga

“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.”



Reiki Master

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.

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Neela and Bella

Say hello to our wonderful emotional therapy dogs!

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