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Luke Durain, MA

 

I seek to empower individuals, couples, and families of all ages as they seek growth and healing. I believe that every person’s unique story deserves compassion and is worth understanding. I take a collaborative and relational approach to therapy as we explore patterns, identify achievable goals, and develop effective interpersonal or coping skills. I am committed to creating a therapy space that feels open and safe. For those who wish, I have extensive training in the integration of one’s faith or cultural experience into therapy.

As a therapist, I draw from Acceptance Commitment Therapy as well as other therapeutic methods. I have a heart for helping people with a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. My experience includes working with people from diverse communities such as providing therapy at an African American church and a community clinic in Los Angeles, and, serving as a youth pastor at a Korean American church.

I received both a master’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, where I am currently a candidate for a PhD in clinical psychology.  I am honored to work under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Cochran.

 

630-752-9750 ext 26

 

Education:

MA in psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
PhD clinical psychology Candidate, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
MA in theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Sonia Lucci, MS, LPC

 

I  desire to create a therapeutic space that is nurturing and safe for clients as they navigate life’s challenges. My clinical interests include trauma, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders and stress management, relational issues, grief, suicidal ideation or behaviors, and self-harm.  I work with diverse populations including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and have worked in varied environments such as outpatient, in-home, and hospital program settings (i.e., intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, inpatient, residential). 
 
Taking an integrative and collaborative approach, I endeavor to balance compassion with encouragement to help clients close the gap between where they are and where they hope to be.  My therapeutic approach could be described as combining a relational style with evidence-based treatment, such as dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and forgiveness therapy.
 

I am an active member of my church and have been involved within several ministries there, including lay counseling, pastoral training program, children, and young adult ministries. I enjoy spending time with my family and faith community, playing piano, cooking/baking, reading, hiking/being in nature, as well as traveling. 

I join the Center as an intern as part of the Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium (CACTC) while working under the supervision of Dr. Pat Francis, OP for the 2019-2020 training year.

 

Education
PhD candidate in counseling psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MS in community counseling, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

630-752-9750 ext. 33

 

Shelby Ogden, BS

 

Completing psychological assessments can be intimidating and overwhelming. My goal is to create a welcoming diagnostic environment that puts clients at ease.  Feeling safe to express one’s true self while being tested is important to the accuracy of the outcomes. Each of us has a unique story and background; my desire is to understand the whole person as part of developing a treatment plan tailored to the distinctive needs of each client.

Psychological assessment is a process that helps identify an individual’s cognitive or social/emotional deficits, but I find it is also a means to discovering an individual’s strengths. I enjoy working with clients to uncover information that could benefit their academic, therapeutic, social, or professional pursuits. I am available for the diagnostic testing of children, adolescents, and adults.

I join the Center as a second year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Adler University.  I look forward to serving the Center under the supervision of Dr. Elissa McGovern.

 

630-752-9750 ext 30

 

Education:

PsyD candidate, clinical psychology program, Adler University
BS psychology, Pittsburg State University

Angelina Witbeck, BA

 

I find that beginning therapy can be an intimidating process, especially for those who are seeking therapy for the first time. My goal is to meet clients where they are emotionally.  I seek to provide a welcoming, accepting space that allows each person to feel comfortable while we build a therapeutic alliance. I invite clients to explore their inner self in order to gain insight into their current situation, as a path towards healing.

I approached therapy from a person-centered approach to help facilitate personal growth and development.  I believe that mindfulness can be a powerful tool as well, to help decrease anxious thoughts and live life in the present moment. I am open to working with people in all seasons of life.

I am excited to join the Center as a therapy extern for the 2019-2020 training year and to work under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Francis, OP.

 

Education
PsyD candidate, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
BA in psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

630-752-9750 ext 28

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