Our Staff

Joyce Babb 
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M.S.W., L.C.S.W., B.C.D.

Received her graduate degree from the University of Chicago. She has extensive experience, both overseas and in the U.S., in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are experiencing a wide variety of personal and interpersonal problems.

Beverly J. Burch 
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M.A., L.C.P.C.

Completed her graduate studies in counseling psychology at Wheaton Graduate School.  Her areas of special interest include anxiety, depression, issues of early and middle adulthood, women’s issues, and the integration of faith with personal healing and growth.

Todd Cartmell
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Is a licensed clinical psychologist who received his doctoral degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and completed postdoctoral training at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Cartmell works with children, adolescents, parents, and families and specializes in a wide range of child and adolescent issues

Lisa J. Hopkins
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Lisa J. Hopkins received her graduate degree from National-Louis University.  She is a certified substance abuse and pathological gambling counselor.  She is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Lisa enjoys working with individuals and couples.

Bonnie Knox
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M.Ed., L.C.P.C., C.A.D.C

Is a licensed clinical professional counselor who completed her graduate training at DePaul University in Chicago. She is also a certified alcohol and drug counselor.


Andrew C. Nichols
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M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Completed his graduate training in clinical social work and family therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing a wide variety of difficulties including mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, self-injury, grief, and trauma recovery. Treatment modalities include individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy.


Dr. Mackender completed her medical school education at Southern Illinois University and her residency training in psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center at Chicago.  She practices general psychiatry with specialization in pharmacology and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  She enjoys treating adults and adolescents with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, ADHD and other mental health problems.  She also has a special interest in the area of women's mental health as well as treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.  Dr. Mackender values multidisciplinary approach to mental health with comprehensive assessment of psychotherapy or lifestyle modification recommendations as a potential benefit to overall wellbeing of her patients. Dr. Mackender is also fluent in Polish.

Danielle Romano-Cihak
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Is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned the Doctor of Psychology degree from Midwestern University and completed postdoctoral training at the DuPage County Health Department in Lombard, Illinois.

Jeffrey L. Santee

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Is a licensed clinical psychologist with doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He has advanced training in behavioral medicine from Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Cente


Daniel Wyma

Received his M.D. from the University of Iowa, completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago, and did a fellowship in neuropsychiatry at the University of Rochester (N.Y.). He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry.


 Traci D'Almeida


 Is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist who completed medical school at the University of Szeged in Hungary and did much of her clinical work at   Northwestern Medical School and University of Toronto. Her areas of interest include treating a myriad of adult psychiatric disorders including   depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and women's health problems, as well as depression and anxiety in the medically ill.


 Arturo Ventura


Art Ventura has more than 25 years of psychiatric nursing experience and is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who prescribes medications for a variety of mental health issues. Art completed his nursing school at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, earned his masters degree at Chamberlain College of Nursing, and obtained his post masters certification in psychiatric nursing at Regis College.  



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