Melina has worked within the counseling profession for over 17 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Beloit College in Psychology and Spanish and her graduate degree from Roosevelt University in Community Counseling. Her experience includes providing individual, couples, family, group, and crisis counseling. Melina is experienced in working with a wide range of clients in multiple settings, including private practice, mental health hospitals, residential treatment centers, state social services, domestic violence shelters, and therapeutic day schools. She specializes in working with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, relational issues, and other general adjustment issues. Melina is licensed in the state of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
Melina believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship. A strong relationship between therapist and client is essential to the progress a client makes. She approaches each session with an open and welcoming environment to ensure her clients feel comfortable to share. Melina focuses on her client’s strengths and adapts her modalities and interventions according to their needs.
Melina's research on Parenting Styles and Self Actualization is published in The Journal of Personality and Social Behavior.
Eliana is a Licensed Professional Counselor and also holds a Professional Educators License as a School Counselor. Eliana began working in the counseling profession over 10 years ago. She obtained her undergraduate degree from DePaul University and both of her graduate degrees from Roosevelt University. Eliana holds a Masters in Clinical Professional Psychology and a Masters in Education with a focus on School Counseling. Eliana understands that life is most often overwhelming and unpredictable thus believes counseling will aid in developing a holistic perspective for our emotional well-being.
Eliana is experienced in working with homelessness, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, self-harm, depression, relationship strains, and academic stressors. She has practiced in several settings such as schools, private practice, psychiatric hospitals and outpatient facilities. Eliana enjoys working with all walks of life who are vested in their self-improvement.
Maritza has worked in a counseling setting as a Professional School counselor for 8 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Professional Educator License as a school counselor. She attended DePaul University for her undergraduate and graduate studies where she received both of her degrees.
Maritza is experienced in working with small groups and individuals around stress, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, self-esteem and relationship concerns. Maritza believes therapy can benefit anyone, whether it’s finding your inner peace, navigating life challenges, learning to manage difficult thoughts and feelings or simply identifying your version of happiness. She uses a person centered and cognitive behavioral approach, where she will assist you in developing your self-awareness and identifying your existing strengths in order to create growth.