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What is Telepsychiatry?

Telemedicine is the process of providing health care from a distance through technology, often using videoconferencing similar to Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime. Telepsychiatry, a subset of telemedicine, can involve providing a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, therapy (individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy), patient education and medication management.

​Telepsychiatry can involve direct interaction between a psychiatrist and the patient. It also encompasses psychiatrists supporting primary care providers with mental health care consultation and expertise. Mental health care can be delivered in a live, interactive communication through telepsychiatry.

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I am a dually certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. I am bilingual (Spanish/English). My background includes 12 years’ experience in multiple settings: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perioperative Care, Primary Care, Case management, and Urgent Care setting. I believe that every person has intrinsic worth, and value and I strive to make sure my patients are heard and understood in order to provide personalized care. A typical first appointment will include establishing rapport with my patient during the interview process followed by collaboratively defining a care plan that addresses his or her mental health needs that will, with time and determination, allow one to get back to what’s important in life.

Cynthia Ramirez, PMHNP

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Psychiatrist vs Psychologist

Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client’s psychotherapy.

Our Psychiatrists are qualified medical doctors who specialize in treating mental health issues and diagnosable psychiatric disorders.

Lindsey Goldberg PMHNP-BC

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Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a specialty focus as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Gardner Webb University. Lindsey received the DNP Clinical Excellence award in her DNP program. She provides care focusing on mindfulness, lifestyle, food, and nutrition, spiritual and natural methods, as well as medication management.

Before becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Lindsey has been a registered nurse for 15 years. She worked in many different areas as a nurse ranging from the hospital setting, clinical trials, hospice, case management, insurance claims, telephonic triage, and as an educator. Her wide range of experience helps her provide care to those of all ages and backgrounds. Lindsey believes in an integrative approach that will create a strong foundation and will result in the best outcomes for the clients in her care. Integrating mental, physical, and spiritual health is her main treatment modality.

When Lindsey is not working or continuing her lifelong pursuit of more education, she has her hands full with her children, husband, and many animals, fitting in some time for fitness, shopping, and reading for enjoyment. She is also a fan of anything true crime.

Lindsey is very passionate about destigmatizing mental health and normalizing care for those in need. Lindsey welcomes all including those among the LGBTQIA community and those in active addiction or recovery. Lindsey hopes to be an advocate for her clients, to offer the support they need, and to do so by personalizing their care, meeting them where they are at, and helping clients to achieve the best outcome and reach their goals.

 

Dr Sami’s passion for psychiatry began in his undergraduate studies, graduating as a neuroscience major from the University of Michigan, with a 3.9 GPA; for his academic excellence, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa—America’s oldest honor society—joining the ranks of 17 former United States Presidents and 40 Supreme Court Justices.

 

Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Sami was a public-school educator in New York City, teaching Algebra to middle schoolers. “I was originally brought on to help everyone pass their state exams… much to my surprise, they did. That’s when I knew there was something in education for me”.

 

At Rush University, Dr. Sami has three administrative roles:  executive chief resident, education chief, and internal moonlighting coordinator. As executive chief, Dr. Sami schedules 2 literature revie series: Rush’s journal club, and “Controversies in Psychopharmacology” (a literature review that finds new controversial topics in psychiatry). Along with faculty, he also organizes the PRITE exam review series; an avid test taker, Dr. Sami has also earned competitive scores—earning >90th percentile  in neuroscience on his 2020 and 2021 exams, respectively. Dr. Sami also oversees Balint group (a support group for residents, designed to address physician burnout and promote wellness)..

 

As education chief, Dr. Sami oversees Rush’s Teaching Clinic—a new educational initiative designed to give medical students hand. He actively lectures medical students and residents. Along with his other co-residents, he helped developed a novel one-on-one tutoring series in which at-risk medical students receive help passing their NBME shelf exams; so far, 100% of Dr. Sami’s mentees have passed their shelf exams. Further engaging with his passion in neuroscience, Dr. Sami has also co-led a novel neuroscience curriculum, acting in concordance with reading materials designated by the NNCI (National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative).  Dr. Sami also gives lectures to his co-residents.

 

Dr. Sami is also the internal moonlight coordinator at Rush, ensuring continuous and effective psychiatric care for Rush’s emergency department; an avid moonlighter himself, Dr. Sami has logged over 1,000+ hours of experience in the emergency room—stabilizing high acuity situations like psychosis, mania, and agitation. In this role, Dr. Sami has accrued accounting and bookkeeping experience, and works closely with the payroll department.

 

Dr. Sami also has an active role in the Illinois Psychiatric Society, the Illinois branch of the APA. He serves on multiple committees, including the anti-racism committee and the government affairs committee.

 

Dr. Sami’s interests are in interventional psychiatry. He currently works in Rush’s TMS and ketamine clinic. In October, he worked with IV Chicago Solutions. He also shadowed Dr. Eugene Lipov, the pioneer of performing stellate ganglion block to treat PTSD.

 

Rayyan Sami, MD

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Sara Salas, MD

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Dr. Sara Sala is an adult psychiatrist from Connecticut and is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

 

Dr. Sala completed her undergraduate education in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT. While in medical school she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Connecticut State Medical Society Professionalism Award. She completed her adult psychiatric residency at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT, one of the first mental health centers in the United States, founded in 1822. As a resident, she was awarded the Joelle Pauporte outstanding psychiatric resident award.

 

Dr Sala previously worked at a hospital based outpatient program where she developed her treatment plans using evidence based approaches in young adult and adult patients coping with conditions ranging from anxiety and mood disorders to psychosis. Dr. Sala believes that every patient has unique experiences that shape them and their treatment plan must be as unique and individualized. She focuses on diagnosing and using all the tools available to ensure patients have the supportive care they deserve.

Psychotherapy treatments may include supportive, brief psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy combined with biochemically focused medication management.

 

Meet Aaron Mangin, PMHNP-BC!

Mental health issues come in many forms and with numerous etiologies. From chemical imbalances to painful events, burdens are created that one might have trouble dealing with on their own. It is at these times that I feel that the individual needs to be reminded of their strengths in overcoming their obstacles and shown that there is light to be found at the end of the tunnel. Too often, there is a stigma that people fight when it comes to mental health that keeps them from seeking help. I find it imperative that this be changed within our society so that the issue’s prevalence can be addressed with the care it requires.

Life has shown me the importance of the link between experience and emotion. People come from different backgrounds and traumas. Having worked with patients across the lifespan, I have seen patients find various ways to cope with their pains and overcome their traumas. Mental health helps should never be used to help someone “get over” any particular event or distress. Instead, the use of therapy and medications are tools to help people ‘get through’ the pain and find their footing in the world again.

Aaron Mangin, PMHNP-BC

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Rachel Roberts, PMHNP

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Rachel obtained her BSN from the University of Louisville and her MSN from Eastern Kentucky University.  She has been working in healthcare for almost 20 years, starting as a nurse’s assistant when she was a teenager. She works with patients across the lifespan and particularly enjoys working with seniors, mothers of young children, and those struggling with personality disorders. She enjoys that mental health gives her the chance to work with and advocate for marginalized groups. She encourages all of her patients to participate in therapy in order to receive the full benefit from mental health treatment. Rachel takes a non-judgmental approach with her patients, being willing to meet them where they are in their journey.  She understands not every patient is ready to take medications after their first appointment and is accommodating for this. Rachel combines evidence-based medication management with a laid-back approach.

 

In her free time Rachel stays busy with her children and a busy household.  She enjoys sewing and quilting, a skill which she was taught by her mother and grandmother as a child. She also loves bluegrass music and going to concerts and festivals.  She is a devoted cat lady with three cats.  Her 18 lb. Maine Coon mix has been known to make an appearance on telehealth appointments.

Igor Grechukha has started his medical career by completing a critical care fellowship where he worked in the ER. He then continued his passion for mental health of working in an outpatient psychiatric crisis services while obtaining his master’s degree in Nursing focusing on PMHNP-BC.

He worked in an outpatient setting as a provider where he focused his treatment in adults with a variety of disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD.

He focuses on providing upmost, up to date care to his patient. He actively listens to his patients and develops an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan along with input from his patients.

He believes that treatment starts from the top, using holistic approaches and addressing issues such as substance use, sleep, nutrition, mindfulness and exercise.

Igor believes that optimal treatment is done with the use of psychotherapy and psychotropic medication in order to achieve remission of symptoms and improve the quality of life. Igor keeps an open mind into treatment and likes to explore non-pharmacological options when its best suited for his patients. Igor is very judicial in his prescribing practices of different medications.

When Igor is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He has a three-year-old mini cockapoo pup named Finney. He enjoys being active, whether that is being on his road bike, Peloton, hiking or training in the gym. He loves to travel and explore different cultures.

Igor Grechukha PMHNP-BC

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Stephanie Gonzalez, PMHNP

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I earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree specializing in Psychiatry from The University of Texas at Arlington. I am proud to say I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I am a true believer that not one of my fellow humans is immune to stress, anxiety, and feelings of sadness at some point in their life. We all find ourselves feeling vulnerable at times. It is completely normal to question why we feel the emotions that we do, why we seem to fall apart at times, and better yet, how we can get through it all in one beautiful piece. I think the first step to meaningful recovery from anxiety, depression, complex mental illness, and/or substance use is to reach out and ask for help. It is a difficult, but very brave action. I am not one to judge, look down on, question your past experiences, or current situation. I am very good at rationally breaking down a situation and I can offer practical advice and medication suggestions depending on your goal in mind.

Dr. Lynn Jacobson is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Downer’s Grove, IL. She works at BlueSky Telepsych.

Dr. Jacobson has a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. She earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry.

Dr. Jacobson has received Suzzane I. Park Memorial Resident Psychotherapy Award and was named Outstanding Student in Psychiatry. She is committed to helping her patients lead healthier lives and educating them on the choices they ought to make.

Lynn Jacobson, MD

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ELIZA ADAMCZEWSKA, LMFT

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Eliza earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling from Adler University. She is an experienced Mental Health Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Photography, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Public Speaking. Her previous positions have helped clients struggling with psychosis, mood disorders, personality disorders, life transitions, and interpersonal difficulties. Her approach is collaborative, open, nonjudgmental. She is currently take new clients through BlueSky Telepsych. This includes individual and couple.

Caroline Gamble is a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who treats adolescents and adults. Caroline began her career in mental health working as an inpatient psychiatric mental health nurse at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Master’s degree, she joined BlueSky Telepsych.
Caroline’s experience includes a broad spectrum of clients with a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorders.

Caroline Gamble, PMHNP

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Jessica Moody, PMHNP-BC

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I truly love psychiatry, and I hold three mental health related science degrees. I have a background that includes research experience which has enabled me to cultivate the use of objective data and self reported outcomes. The patient and I craft a unique path to wellness by examining the patient’s response to their treatment. I am well-trained in not only adult psychiatry, but also child and adolescent psychiatry. This population experiences the first symptoms of mental illness that may induce later disorder. I am prepared to serve this population as well as adults to provide an adequate sensitivity to the patient experience throughout the lifespan.

I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have been in the nursing field for over 20 years. I obtained my graduate nursing degree from the University of South Alabama and obtained my undergraduate nursing degree from Northwestern State University in Louisiana. In addition to nursing, I also hold a graduate degree in business administration. I provide evidence-based medication management for various mental health conditions. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Jadebrey Kennon, PMHNP

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Chloe El-Atoum, MD

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Dr. Chloe El-Atoum is a board-certified general psychiatrist. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Psychology at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY and earned her medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY.

Dr. El-Atoum has worked in a variety of clinical settings including psychiatric emergency rooms, first episode psychosis programs, obsessive compulsive disorder clinics and specialized hospital psychiatric units. She has worked with diverse patient populations including refugees, veterans, and those coming from underserved urban and rural areas.

Dr. El-Atoum’s approach is patient-centered and holistic. Her treatment involves medication management together with a mix of supportive, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapy.

Madison Bertram is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse
Practitioner that treats adults and adolescents. She completed her
undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky and received her
graduate degree from Northern Kentucky University. She began her career
as a registered nurse working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Madison
treats patients with a variety of mental health disorders including
depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and ADHD.
Madison believes in the importance of building a long lasting relationship
with her patients by providing an individualized approach to treatment. She
always encourages her patients to be an active participant in their
treatment and is committed to working together with them to reach their
unique goals.
Madison understands that seeking treatment for mental health disorders is
difficult but encourages those in need to do so, as everyone deserves to be
happy and healthy. She is focused on providing evidence based treatment
through the use of medication and nonpharmacologic treatments. She
takes the time to understand each patient’s unique situation and offer her
support through their mental health journey.
While not working, Madison enjoys being active outdoors, traveling, and
spending time with her family, friends, and pup!

Madison Bertram, PMHNP-BC

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Ashton Neelans, PMHNP-BC

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Ashton earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Rush University College of Nursing and specializes as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ashton has more than five years of experience working as a nurse in both inpatient and outpatient Psychiatric settings.

Ashton values the patient-provider relationship and aims to provide a collaborative experience for her clients and to help them be an active participant in their care. Ashton understands that ongoing collaboration with her client’s treatment team is important to providing the most effective care. Ashton firmly believes that there is no “one size fits all” treatment for mental illness, but with the right combination of tools and resources, recovery is not only possible, but plausible.

As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am trained to provide advanced psychiatric care through psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. I plan to utilize my skillset to advocate for patients struggling with mental health issues across the lifespan, and to manage their treatment with empathy, understanding, and attention to holistic care. Ultimately, my professional goal is to work with mental health patients in disadvantaged communities, where the obstacles impeding adequate healthcare are made worse by financial restrictions and stigma surrounding seeking psychiatric care.

Aliya Gulamali, PMHNP

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Kathryn Berry, LCSW

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Kathryn Berry, MSW, LCSW, is an Illinois-based clinical social worker with multiple years of experience in her field. Kathryn completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at Loyola University Chicago, receiving her master’s degree in social work (MSW) in 2014. Kathryn has worked primarily with adults coping with a wide range of symptoms, including those that are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. She specializes in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment that can help improve the lives of anyone experiencing overwhelming emotions.

Kathryn acknowledges how much courage it takes to seek therapy. She recognizes that you are the expert on yourself and works with you to create treatment goals tailored to what that you want to gain from therapy. She will customize treatment to such goals, which may or may not include DBT skills training. Kathryn considers multiple factors to provide the best therapeutic services possible, including culture, gender-identity, trauma history, client strengths and other aspects of a person that make you unique.

Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys playing with her cat, Sophie, going to the movie theater, and watching trains.

Dr. Richelle Strauss (formerly Porapaiboon), or as her patients affectionately call her, Dr. Richelle, is a trained Adult and Child Adolescent Psychiatrist.

She received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University and graduated from medical school at the University of Florida. She completed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and completed a fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

She specializes in psychiatric medication management of children, adolescents, and young adults, but works with patients of all ages. She strives to provide a secure environment for adults, adolescents, and children with behavioral and attention disorders. A secure environment is enhanced through Dr. Richelle’s use of Telepsychiatry: using telecommunications technology, usually videoconferencing, for her assessments and treatment. Thus, her clients are in a space they choose.

Her philosophy of practice is evidence-based at its core, and her evaluations often include laboratory or other screening procedures to rule out general medical causes. In addition, she offers consultation on evidence-based alternative therapies and nutritional guidance as appropriate, and as your individual needs and interests dictate.

Richelle Strauss, MD

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Dr. John Ernzen, MD

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Dr. John Ernzen is a trained adult psychiatrist. He completed his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University and earned his medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He is completing his general psychiatry residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago after which he will begin additional training in child & adolescent psychiatry at Northwestern.

He specializes in evidence-based psychiatric care, most notably focusing on mood & anxiety along with neurodevelopmental disorders. He is well-versed in all classes of psychotropic medications and their indications, though he rarely prescribes controlled substances (stimulants, benzodiazepines, etc) on an initial visit. Above all he values the human component of psychiatry and making a connection with his patients – he knows that it’s often important to meet people where they are at, and appreciates the convenience of telepsychiatry in helping him do so.

Alex is aware that beginning your search for a therapist can be quite overwhelming. If you are ready for real change in your life and are tired of being stuck in the same routine, same fears, or same unhelpful thought patterns, then you will work very well together. She specializes in working with individuals struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and life transitions. She uses EMDR to help people who have experienced trauma. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Her style is direct, down to earth and focuses on a collaborative approach.

Alexandra Warner, LCSW

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Michelle Nation, LCPC

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Michelle Nation is a licensed clinical therapist that has almost 10 years working experience in the mental health field.

When it comes to her therapy approach, Michelle uses an array of skills from a more laid back approached, like person centered to a more structured approach, cognitive behavior therapy or dialectical behavior therapy.

She previously worked in a community mental health center, so she is used to working with an array of different individuals, ranging from those struggling with their own emotions to those that are struggling with paranoia. The age ranges that she has experience with varies from young adults to the elderly.

Her primary focus has been more with helping people deal with their emotions. Michelle specialises in treating depression, anxiety, anger, and those that have been diagnosed with Bipolar. She has also been trained in trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy and has experience in trauma work as well.

Via BlueSky Telepsych, Michelle offers an easily accessible telehealth setting for addressing the difficult issues that may bring you to counseling, and flexible hours to meet your needs, including evening appointments.

She looks forward to meeting you and working together to help you meet your goals!

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Faraz is passionate about both discovery and the practice of psychiatry. He trained at Rice University as an undergraduate and moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he was part of the Medical Scientist Training Program, culminating in an M.D. and Ph.D. in Neurobiology. His academic interests include molecular and behavioral neuroscience, computational sciences, and translational psychiatry among others. Faraz stresses a comprehensive understanding of a patient’s clinical picture, integrating multiple lines of evidence to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment regimen. His strategies are patient-specific and motivated by quantitative evidence derived from high-quality studies. Still, as an investigator, he understands psychiatry is a rapidly evolving field, and it is the goal of translational scientists to fill the gaps in our knowledge. Faraz consistently uses his best clinical judgement, combining fact and theory to care for his patients. Faraz is a strong proponent of multimodal approaches to patient care. He endorses appropriate use of pharmacology, therapy in a variety of settings, and novel and long-standing somatic tools. He strives for efficient deployment of evidence-based evaluation and treatment algorithms but simultaneously has a low threshold for questioning generic approaches, especially when treatment is less effective than expected. In his spare time, Faraz enjoys reading, running, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Faraz Sultan, MD

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Christine Romesburg, LCSW

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Christine Romesburg, MSW, MBA, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within Illinois who has counseled children, adolescents, and adults for over ten years. She graduated from Bradley University in 2009 with a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology. She then graduated from Aurora University in 2019 with a Master of Clinical Social Work and a Master of Business Administration. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation focusing on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychosis from Walden University in epidemiology and public health. She provides individual, couple, and family counseling for a variety of issues. Her areas of expertise include: depression, anxiety, trauma, divorce/separation, parenting, children/adolescents, communication issues, stress management, grief & loss, self-esteem issues, self-harm, substance abuse, psychosis, family and marriage counseling, and crisis stabilization. Christine recognizes each client is a unique individual possessing their own strengths and empowers her patients to reach their full potential through an empathic approach. Christine utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client- Center Therapy, Family Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Rational Emotive Therapy approaches with her patients. Christine works to assist her patients in recognizing their overall thought processes and changing their negative perceptions and beliefs into more positive, motivating insights, which will generate the change the patient desires.

Outside of work, Christine enjoys working out, coaching her son’s sports, kayaking and hiking.

Ellie is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a focus on delivering high-quality mental health care. She embraces the use of telehealth to deliver safe, discreet, convenient, patient-centered care supported by evidence. Specializing in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment and management of a variety of mental health disorders, Ellie is an empathetic listener who believes that each patient requires unique attention. While all individuals can benefit from psychotherapy and some from psychotropic medication in their therapy plan, Ellie can explore all effective treatment options with you.

When not working with patients to set and achieve realistic treatment goals, Ellie is home with her family, reading, and crocheting.

Beth Dudley, APRN, PMHNP-BC

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Crystal Goods, PMHNP-BC

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Crystal is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who manages and treats an array of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, schizophrenia, OCD, and PTSD. Crystal earned her Master of Science in Nursing at The Ohio State University. She is passionate about providing compassionate, evidence-based, and comprehensive mental health services. As a PMHNP, Crystal will offer medication management, as well as incorporate trauma-informed and person-centered techniques into treatment.

Crystal possesses strong clinical skills and a natural ability to build rapport and connect with patients. She is confident that she can support you on your mental health journey by helping you gain new perspectives and help you cope with everyday stressors. Her main goal when working with clients is to help improve their quality of life and treat each client as the center of the treatment team.

 

Melody Stauffer, LCPC is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Illinois who has counseled children, teens, and adults for over 10 years. She graduated from Judson University with a bachelor’s in psychology. She then graduated from Argosy University in 2013 with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling. Her areas of expertise include: depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, children/adolescents, communication issues, stress management, grief & loss, self-esteem issues, self-harm, substance abuse, psychosis, and crisis stabilization. Melody recognizes each client has their own story to tell and specific wounds to heal and will let her clients lead the way on their mental health journey. Melody is also trained in EMDR therapy that is helpful with patients with trauma, old or new.

Outside of work, Melody enjoys helping with her family farm and being outdoors.

Melody Stauffer, LCPC

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Haoxin Yin, PMHNP-BC

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Haoxin “Eileen” Yin is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Eileen is passionate about mental health and the people who struggle with it.

As a provider, Eileen aims to educate others as well as herself about what mental wellness and illness look like to a variety of people with a variety of life circumstances. She is especially passionate about the stories of marginalized populations and strives to provide accessible care. Eileen is committed to ensuring that her clients have the resources they need to not only overcome their current struggles but to succeed and thrive in the future.

Katelyn earned her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lock Haven University in 2013. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in the mental health field for over five years.
Katelyn has experience working with individuals in inpatient and outpatient settings. She has helped individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, various traumas, loss and grief, body image, life transitions, and more.
Katelyn’s approach to counseling is calm, non-judgmental, and individualized to reflect the specific needs of each client. She also offers Christian counseling to those who would like to have faith-based counseling as well. Katelyn approaches each client with kindness and a genuine care to help them along their journey of healing.
Outside of work, Katelyn enjoys spending time with her family (including her many animals) and being an active part of her community and church. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, and singing.

Katelyn Traxler, LPC

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Danielle Stern, MD

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Dr. Danielle Stern is a trained adult psychiatrist. She completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and earned her medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is completing her general psychiatry residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
She specializes in evidence-based psychiatric medication management of adults, with a focus on treatment of anxiety and depression without the use of controlled substances. She may also evaluate patients for attention deficit disorders, though does not prescribe stimulant medications at an initial visit. She values getting to know her patients well, and appreciates the opportunity to meet patients virtually in the comfortable space of their choosing.

Zanne Stevens is an LMSW licensed within New York who has been helping young children, tweens and teens, and adults for over five years. Her methods are holistic and integrative, and she views every facet of one’s healing as interrelated.
Zanne likes to establish a safe and sacred space for the client, free of judgment and criticism. Her style is influenced by modalities such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Shadow Work, Trauma-Informed Care, and various arts-based approaches. She firmly believes that while the past does inform the present, it does not determine the future.
Zanne operates on the belief that at the heart of every creature lies the internal struggle of being enough. This belief lends assistance to the core of her work focusing on the client developing self-love and establishing self-worth. Once these critical concepts are embodied, together with the client she explores issues such as discovery of the authentic self, identity, and making meaning of one’s existence. She then encourages clients to further their therapeutic work with tools like creation and expression.
Zanne welcomes you to reach out to discuss embarking upon the therapeutic path collaboratively, together.

Zanne Stevens, LMSW

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Jennifer Upcraft, PMHNP-BC

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Jennifer is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She has more than 7 years of experience treating various mental health disorders. She provides an integrative approach to treatment without the use of controlled substances. She collaborates with all members of the clinical team in order to help patients achieve their optimum mental health and improve their quality of life.

Linda Banks is a board-certified nurse practitioner in both psychiatry and family medicine. She completed her training at Samford University and has undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Nursing. She is trained to work with all ages, including children.

Linda uses her education and experience to provide trauma-informed, inclusive, personalized care for every patient. She uses a holistic and integrative approach to take the whole patient into consideration. Her training helps her to understand both physical and mental health, and how to address the mind-body connection in her care.

Every treatment plan is different and carefully created based on evidence-based research and collaboration with the patient. Linda uses many tools to help patients, from psychotropic medications to alternative treatments. She believes in conservative prescribing by focusing on the lowest effective dose of medications and avoiding controlled medications.

Outside of work Linda is probably outside playing with her kid, swimming in a lake, or digging in the dirt.

 

Linda Banks, PMHNP-BC

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Brianne Collins, LCSW

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Brianne Collins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a minor in child and family studies. She then graduated with a Master of Social Work with a specialization in children and youth services from Louisiana State University.

She has worked with many different patient populations providing individual and group therapy. She has worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, and psychosis. She uses evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Brianne understands that issues that are experienced at any point in an individual’s life can cause significant distress both psychologically and emotionally. She believes in meeting each individual where they are and focuses on their strengths to empower them along their journey.

When Brianne is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and four sons, reading and trying new recipes.

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