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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.

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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.

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Tiffany Everage

Clinical Intern Therapist

Tiffany is a new Marriage & Family Therapist Clinical  Intern at 360 Youth Services. She is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She specializes in treating adults and adolescents for mood disorders, anxiety, grief, stress management, self-worth, and relationship concerns. Tiffany has also received specialized training in treating couples and families, trauma, and substance use.

Tiffany’s belief is that healing is available for all of us, and she is passionate about helping guide people towards greater awareness and deeper healing. Tiffany wants you to see yourself build healthy relationships, get clear about your goals, and live your life on purpose.

Tiffany earned a B.A. in Psychology from Oral Roberts University and a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. She is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor and is also currently working towards licensure in Marriage & Family Therapy at Adler University.

Things happen in our lives that are sometimes outside of our control, while other things are the outcome of choices. No matter the circumstance, she is committed to helping you grow physically and emotionally.

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Kristen Roenfanz

Clinical Intern Therapist

Kristen earned her B.A. degree in psychology and Spanish language & literature from Northern Illinois University.  She is now completing her M.S.Ed. degree in counseling, specializing in clinical mental health at NIU.  Kristen works with clients to establish a strong, collaborative, and trusting relationship through which clients can develop skills and work towards their goals in a safe and inclusive environment.  She is passionate about social justice and advocacy, and believes that multicultural competency and empathy are essential in fostering growth with clients and their families.  Kristen also enjoys incorporating music, art, and other creative outlets into her sessions, and has pursued additional education in LGBTQ+ and gender issues.

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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.