OUR CLINICIANS

Rachel Epps, LCPC she/her

Rachel Epps

LCPC she/her

 

Rachel Epps is a licensed professional counselor who received her masters in counseling from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical focus is working with child and adolescent clients who present symptoms of emotional and behavioral disorders. Rachel has provided individual and group counseling services in school and residential living environments to youth from multicultural backgrounds. She has experience providing services that focus on trauma, grief, life transitions, school performance, learning disabilities, social functioning, depression and anxiety management.  

 

 

In therapy, Rachel focuses on providing a safe environment that is conducive to effective treatment. To meet this goal, Rachel uses creative and enthusiastic methods to meet the needs of her clients. Rachel is a strength based clinician who utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques to assist her clients in obtaining a higher level of functioning and emotional comfort.

 

Rachel Epps

Email | racheleppsbauer@gmail.com

Danielle Kraus, MA, LCPC she/her

Danielle Kraus

MA, LCPC she/her

 

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in treatment with individuals, families, and group therapy. I am committed to supporting you in the discovery of underlying emotional issues, while focusing on diminishing your undesirable symptoms. I have worked in both an inpatient and partial hospitalization setting for the past 6 years. 

 

My experience includes working with a variety of symptoms related to mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorder behaviors, self-harming behaviors, family conflict and crisis intervention. In my recent work, I have worked with adolescents and adults with overcoming their struggles with Eating Disorder behaviors.

 

I feel that within each therapy sessions, we can begin to successfully confront those barriers to change. I believe that building a trusting, therapeutic relationship creates a positive long-term change. If you have questions, please call or email me, and we can discuss your options. It’s important that you feel comfortable with the process, and I would like to address any of you questions or concerns.

 

§ Preferred clients: adolescents and adults

§ Specialties: Depression, Anxiety and Eating disorders

§ Willing to work on a sliding scale for limited number of sessions with clients

 

Danielle Kraus

Christine Widuger, PsyD she/her

Christine Widuger

PsyD, Post-Doctoral Resident she/her

 

When choosing a career path, Christine Widuger had one motivation: to find her voice and to share it with others.  Originally, she thought that meant singing and performing on stage.  However, she discovered something more important: finding her voice and then helping others to find their voice too.  Dr. Widuger earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Loyola University Chicago.  She went on to earn her masters in counseling and doctorate in psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.  Her focus became advocating for populations who struggled to have their voices heard.  Her attention was drawn to working with families involved in the legal system and youth populations to provide additional support and advocacy of mental health needs.  She continues to work with a wide range of age groups from young children to adulthood through individual and family therapy services.

 

Dr. Widuger has worked in multiple settings including: private practice, outpatient clinics, partial hospitalization programs, in school services, specialized behavioral programs, and nonprofit community outreach organizations.  She focused her experiences on supporting individuals with symptoms of anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Selective Mutism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, learning disabilities, divorce reaction, eating disorders, self-injury, and adjustment difficulties.  She primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Theory in the therapy sessions. 

 

Strength based treatment and positive psychology is the driving force behind Dr. Widuger's approach to providing therapeutic support.  She believes that by focusing on a person's strengths anyone can discover their voice and achieve their goals.  Therapy is designed with smaller, attainable goals to increase an individual's confidence and self-awareness as they continue moving towards greater opportunities and success.  Dr. Widuger encourages each person to take a moment in the spotlight and let their unique voice be heard. 

 

Christine Widuger

Jenny Rogers, M.S.Ed, LPC, NCC, CADC she/her

Jenny Rogers

M.S.Ed, LPC, NCC, CADC she/her

 

Jenny Rogers is a Licensed Professional Counselor and earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as her certificate of graduate study in eating disorders and obesity from Northern Illinois University. As an employee of Linden Oaks Hospital, she has worked on inpatient units and in partial hospitalization programs with people dealing with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. She also has work experience at a residential eating disorder treatment facility for older adolescents and adult women.

Jenny incorporates mindfulness, creativity, and self-compassion practices into her sessions to help clients achieve improved mental wellness and greater balance in life. She individualizes sessions and helps clients identify their treatment goals and the actions they can take to move towards those goals. Jenny specializes in working with individuals aged 18 and older on issues such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety. In addition to working with individual clients, Jenny also offers group session related to mindfulness and eating disorders.

For more information about Jenny, you can visit her website: https://jennyrogerstherapy.com

Specialties:

Eating disorders

Body image issues

Depression

Anxiety

Alcohol and Drug Use

Valerie Moreno-Tucker, MA, LCPC, CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) she/her

Valerie Moreno-Tucker

MA, LCPC, CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) she/her

 

I am honored to share space with individuals who are seeking counseling and recognize that entering a counseling relationship takes both courage and trust. 

 

I have found that many individuals hesitate to express feelings of grief, loss, or emotional pain within their daily relationships.  I provide a safe and trusting setting in which to do so.  I utilize a strength-based approach which focuses each person’s potential for growth.  I work with individuals to identify connections between feelings, thoughts and behaviors.  I enjoy helping individuals to identify small, positive, changes through which they can experience success - thus leading to attainment of larger or long-term growth.

 

I work with individuals aged 18 and above.  I have 20 years of experience working with persons with acquired, chronic, and developmental disabilities/diagnoses and their families as well as advanced training in Trauma Informed Counseling. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming.

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