Our Sycamore Office:

At LivingRite, we maintain a warm and welcoming culture that allows our therapists the flexibility to serve the needs of our community according to their unique and specific abilities.  Our therapists are accessible and willing to work with you to make sure you get the treatment you need.  Feel free to review the different backgrounds and approaches offered by our therapists, and if you have questions regarding who might be the right therapist for you, contact us for help.

 

KristiDr. Kristi Brower, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Kristi Brower is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) and is trained in numerous therapeutic orientations including Psychodynamic, Eclectic, and EMDR. This wide variety of training experiences enables her to tailor her treatment approach specifically to her clients' situations, increasing their likelihood of having a successful outcome. Dr. Brower's areas of specialty include Health Psychology (e.g, Chronic Pain, Cancer), Women's Health (e.g., Infertility, Miscarriage, Stillbirths, Pelvic and Sexual Disorders), Depression, and PTSD and Trauma. If you would like to learn more about her and her approach to therapy, please click here.

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Dr. Thomas Slattery, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Tom Slattery is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) who is a warm light-hearted therapist that focuses on solutions for you, your child and your family.  His therapeutic orientation includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Committment Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction/Play Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Slattery's areas of specialty include Psychological Testing (e.g., ADHD, Autism-Spectrum), Family Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Depression, and Behavioral Problems.  If you would like to learn more about him and his approach to therapy, please click here.

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Katie Higgins, MA, LCPC

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Katie works with people in total confidence to empower them in facing whatever challenges are currently getting in the way.  She works with individuals, couples and families of all ages experiencing an array of life issues. Her therapeutic orientation includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Committment Therapy. Katie's areas of specialty include Couples, Children, Depression and Anxiety, and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Postpartum Depression). If you would like to learn more about Katie and her approach to therapy, please click here.

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Brittany Male, MSW, LCSW, CADC

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Brittany works with adolescents, adults, couples and families in addressing a variety of difficulties. Her therapeutic orientation is best described as integrative and includes Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Therapy. Brittant's area of specialty include but are not limited to Substance Abuse, Co-Dependency, Domestic Violence, Relational Rroblems, Anxiety and Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Stress, Grief, working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ.  If you would like to learn more about her and her approach to therapy, please click here.

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Dr. Katherine Harris, PhD, LCP

Dr. Katherine Harris is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP). Her primary therapeutic orientation includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Exposure-Based Interventions. Dr. Harris's areas of specialty include Anxiety Disorders (e.g., Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder [Worry], Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias), Illness/Health Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, PTSD and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Harris, please click here.

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Vanessa Osmer, MA, LCPC, NCC

As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Vanessa's treatment orientation includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Emotional Regulation Treatment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  Her areas of expertise include Eating Disorders and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI). If you are interested in learning more about Vanessa, please click here.

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HalieHalie Howells, MA, LMFT 

As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Halie focuses on the bigger picture and pays attention to the system surrounding her clients and the impact it has made (or is making) on the situation at hand.  She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in all formats (individual, couples, and families). Her therapeutic orientation includes Family Systems, Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Narrative Therapy. Halie's specialties include Marital/Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Christian Counseling, Transitions, and Cross-Cultural Adjustement. If you are interested in learning more about Halie,  please click here.

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Kathy Hicks, MS, Ed, LCPC

Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who believes that the simple act of talking about a problem is valuable.  Her role as a counselor is to help the people she works with to clarify, understand and come to terms with issues that cause concern.  Kathy provides a nurturing, non-judgmental approach in counseling geared towards assisting children, adolescents, young adults and their families in forming and achieving goals. Her therapeutic orientation includes Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential, Acceptance and Committment Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. Kathy's specialties include Eating Disorders, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), Socialization Problems, Parents/Infants, Postpartum Depression and working with LGBTQ individuals. If you are interested in learning more about Kathy, please click here.

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Dr. Benjamin Gesing, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Ben Gesing is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP). He works collaboratively with his clients to increase the level of insight they have into all relevant factors and/or influences that are likely affecting their ability to function to their full potential. Dr. Gesing has worked extensively with adults, adolescents and children in a wide variety of clinical settings. His therapeutic orientation includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Committment Therapy, and Exposure-Based Interventions. Dr. Gesing's specialities include Depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Autism Specturm Disorders, Behavior Disorders, ADHD, Self-Esteem, and Neuopsychological Assessment/Psychological Testing.  If you would like to learn more about Ben and his approach to therapy please click here.

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Dr. Erica Veach, PsyD, LCPC

Dr. Erica Veach is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology.  Dr. Veach believes that empathy, acceptance, and genuineness are three qualities that are the foundation for building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. Dr. Veach's therapeutic approach is integrative using Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, Experiential, and Psychodynamic therapies. Erica's areas of specialty include Eating Disorders, Women's Health Issues (e.g., Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, pregnancy loss, and infertility), PTSD/Trauma, Depression, and Couples Therapy. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Veach and her approach to therapy, please click here.

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Amanda Ruppert, MS, LMFT

Amanda is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) who believes that everyone is worthy of being able to share their story in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.  She feels privileged to be a part of someone's journey to understanding their past, being aware of the present and setting goals for the future. Amanda utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Experiential Therapy. Amanda's areas of specialty include Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Self-EsteemGrief/Loss, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), Parent Education, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Co-Dependency, Seperation/Divorce, and Behavior Modification. If you would like to learn more about Amanda and her approach to therapy, please click here.

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McKenzie Wilkins, MSW, LCSW

McKenzie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and works primarily with adults and adolescents.  Her intention is to work with her clients in the therapeutic process to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.  She is very passionate about her work and is excited to have the opportunity to work in tandem with people to enhance their life's journey. Her primary therapeutic orientation is Cognitive-Behavioral. McKenzie's areas of specialty include Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Domestic Violence. If you would like to learn more about McKenzie and her approach to therapy, please click here.

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Dr. Joe Gryzbek, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Joe Gryzbek is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP). His therapeutic orientation is integrative, primarily using interventions from Cognitive Therapy, Systems Theory, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Dr. Gryzbek's areas of specialty include Trauma/Abuse, Healthy Expression of Emotion, Mood Disorders (e.g., Depression, Bipolar), and Athletics. If you would like to learn more about Joe and his approach to therapy, please click here.

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natashaNatasha Schmitt, MSW, LCSW

Natasha Schmitt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Her therapeutic orientation is integrative, primarily using interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Natasha's areas of specialty include Health Psychology (e.g., Chronic Pain, Cancer), Women's Health (e.g., Infertility, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Role Transition, Infant Bonding), Trauma (e.g., Sexual, Physcial, Emotional), Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy. If you would like to learn more about Natasha and her approach to therapy, please click here.

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natashaDr. Pamela Tranchita, PsyD, LPC

Dr. Pamela Tranchita is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology. Her therapeutic orientation is primarily Cognitive Behavioral and integrates Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) when indicated. Dr. Tranchita's areas of specialty include Mood Disorders including Depression, Relationship Issues, and Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety). If you would like to learn more about Dr. Tranchita and her approach to therapy, please click here.

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natashaSara Conley, MA

Sara Conely is a Doctoral Clinical Psychology Student from Norther Illinois Universirty. As a psychometrician, Sara conducts psychological testing for a variety of difficulties (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disabilities, diagnostic testing) on children, adolescents, and adults. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is currently working toward obtaining her PhD. She has been trained in the administration of various assessments including neuropsychological assessments, personality testing, and differential diagnosis testing. If you would like to learn more about Sara , please click here.

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natashaSarah Williams, MS, LMFT

Sarah is a Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who strives to help others uncover their potential by guiding them to enhance the way that they relate to and think and feel about the world. She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Sarah utilizes a variatey of therapeutic approaches including Child-Centered Play Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapsy, Experiential Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Her areas of specialty include Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Self-Esteem, Relationship Concerns/Conflict, Parent Education, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Child Behavioral Concerns. If you would like to learn more about Sarah and her approach to therapy, please click here.

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