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Clinical Staff

 

 

Margot-Smith

Margot Smith, MS, LMFT

Clinical Director of Counseling Services

Margot Smith is the Clinical Director of Counseling Services and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Margot earned her Master of Science in Applied Family and Child Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University after completing her undergraduate education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Margot began her therapy career at 360 as a full-time therapist, as well as being deeply involved in the Power of Choice Campaign, Community Network of Professionals Supporting LGBTQ Youth and a trained Facilitator of the 7 Challenges Program. She gained additional clinical and formalized management experience in inpatient behavioral health care. Her therapeutic expertise includes working with families in inpatient and outpatient settings who deal with multi systemic stressors, including legal, child protection, educational, and behavioral health. She brings humor and a laid back approach with teens and clients who feel apprehensive about counseling. As director, Margot has a special interest in understanding the client, family, and community experience of 360 in order to center services around the needs of the community. Margot is committed to help the department provide life changing services to youth and families in the community.

Christina-Melville

 

 

 

Christina Melville, MSEd, LCPC, NCC

Clinical Therapist

Christina Melville is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Northern Illinois University after completing her undergraduate degree at Robert Morris University. Her work with youth and their families focuses on navigating issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family conflict, parenting skills, school issues, and difficult life adjustments. Christina believes in building a unique relationship with each of her clients using a comprehensive and customized approach. She infuses music, art, pop culture and humor into her sessions to connect with her clients and to create an atmosphere of safety and comfort. Christina believes in meeting each client where they are at using the Stages of Change model and also implements various Cognitive Behavioral and Communication techniques to help the client master interpersonal skills and self-efficacy.

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Kate Moon-Raess, MA, LCPC

Clinical Therapist and Intake Coordinator

Kate Moon is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology after first obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Knox College. Kate provides counseling, crisis, and case management to youth and families that are predominantly in our Specialized Youth Services Program. Kate believes that counseling should be a safe space to explore both the challenges and strengths of the youth and their families. She also approaches counseling through a holistic lens, exploring the cultural, social, psychological, and biological factors of each individual.

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Taneshia Davis, MA, LPC

Specialized Youth Services Coordinator

Taneshia Davis is the Specialized Youth Services Coordinator. She completed her undergraduate education at Liberty University double majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Crisis Counseling and Addiction and Recovery. Taneshia continued her education and earned her Master Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wheaton College. As the Specialized Youth Services Coordinator Taneshia is responsible for the progression and daily implementation of the Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services program within the agency. She is fervent about her work with at risk youth and families. She implements an integrative, trauma informed approach; applying principles of cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, and family systems from a psychodynamic underpinning. Taneshia brings with her a faith sensitive and culturally aware perspective.

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Brian Page, Psy. D., LP

Clinical Therapist

Brian Page is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology in 2014, after first earning his Masters of Arts degree in 2009. Integrating a client-centered and cognitive-behavioral approach, Brian empowers his clients to reach their treatment goals by fostering a safe therapeutic environment consisting of empathy, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard. In addition, Brian also understands that behavior and mental health symptoms cannot be understood, without first understanding the context in which they occur. Therefore, utilizing a culturally- sensitive systemic approach, Brian encourages family involvement in treatment, aiming to improve effective communication and appropriate boundaries. Brian’s clinical experience and interests include treating anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief/loss issues, family conflict, and addictions.

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Zachary Gibson, MA, LPC

Clinical Therapist

Zach earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Masters of Science in Community Counseling from National-Louis University. Most recently, he spent 7 years providing case management and service coordination for adults and kids with a variety of developmental disabilities. Zach strives to make counseling a safe and collaborative process, helping clients focus on their existing strengths and their desire to move toward positive change. He is currently working with individual youth and families, as well as providing counseling services through 360’s Transitional Housing Program.

Michelle Sturgill, MSW

Clinical Therapist

Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree from National-Louis University and her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families from the Erikson Institute.  Michelle utilizes a bio-psychosocial perspective when working with clients to understand the biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors that impact their well-being.  Her goal is promote positive development in children and youth within the context of healthy and supportive environments.  Michelle is passionate about social justice, advocacy and improving the lives of children and families.

Brianna Espino, MSW

Clinical Therapist

Brianna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of California Davis, and her Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Brianna specialized in clinical social work at the University of Chicago and aims to apply a holistic lens when working with youth and families. She utilizes client-centered, trauma-informed and psychodynamic philosophies, including harm reduction, motivational interviewing, attachment theory and systems frameworks. Brianna seeks to understand each of the people she works with as a person with a unique history that is embedded within certain societal systems. She aims to deeply listen to their life experience, as told through their expert lens, and use evidence-based frameworks to guide her practice. Brianna is a strong advocate for social justice and is passionate about racial and class equality.

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Liz Konrad, MA, LCPC

Clinical Therapist

Liz is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She obtained her Master of Arts in School Guidance and Counseling from Lewis University after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at North Central College. Liz has experience working with teens in traditional and alternative high schools.  She utilizes humor and a client centered approach to create an open and safe environment. Liz works collaboratively with clients to highlight their strengths and resources, and identify and change problematic patterns in thinking and behavior. Liz utilizes a combination of solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapies in her clinical practice to help clients become more empowered by developing more adaptive coping skills and achieving their goals. Her clinical interests include school related issues, behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression and adjustment to transitions.

Monique Johnson, MA, LPC, NCC

Clinical Therapist

Monique is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Monique earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Howard University. Quickly after that, she obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College. Monique believes that the relationship with the client is a vital component in a successful counseling experience. Utilizing person-centered and psychodynamic approaches, she provides a safe space for clients to explore their authentic self. Her clinical experience and interests are anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, women’s issues, and trauma.

Nida Mufti, B.A.

Clinical Intern Therapist

Nida earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Roosevelt University. She is currently completing her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University. Nida believes in providing a supportive, collaborative, and trusting environment for youths and families, where clients can work towards their goals through self-exploration and personal empowerment. She understands life obstacles can be emotionally difficult to overcome, therefore she is passionate about helping clients identify their strengths, build self-esteem, as well as explore and develop coping skills that can allow individuals to live a healthier and happier life.

Stevi Gould, B.S.

Clinical Intern Therapist

Stevi earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Theatre at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently a second year Master’s student studying Couples and Family Therapy at Adler University in Chicago. Stevi’s passion for connecting with both individuals and families helps to facilitate a natural, conversational way of counseling. Stevi believes counseling is a collaborative effort that allows for both client and therapist to feel safe exploring life’s challenges and personal obstacles. Stevi hopes to encourage clients to use positive self-talk, personal empowerment, and work towards achievable, meaningful personal goals.

Ashley Miller, B.A.

Clinical Intern Therapist

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from North Central College in Naperville. She is currently completing the second year of her Masters in Couple and Family therapy program at Adler University in Chicago. Ashley aims to create a warm and safe space where an open conversation can take place. She values and respects the complexities of navigating different types of relationships and the impact that has on each individual. By looking at a situation systemically, Ashley hopes to bring appreciation and understanding that will guide change in a meaningful and positive direction.