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Hi! I am a Licensed Social Worker, with a speciality in Mental Health. I am devoted to helping adolescents, young adults, and adults overcome obstacles that life throws at us. I believe in working collaboratively with my client's to set and achieve goals, process traumatic experiences, and explore healthy coping mechanisms. I use evidenced based practices, such as Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy to help create effective and long standing change. 

My diverse experience has helped to shape the clinician I am today.  I have experience working for CPS, as a school social worker, where I was able to provide goal orientated therapy to middle and high school aged students. I have worked as an individual adult therapist for a not for profit agency, providing therapy to individuals struggling with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Substance Use, and Mood Disorders. I am currently employed as a case worker in a hospital setting, on an acute adult psychiatric crisis unit. I work with individuals to treat mental health crisis, such as psychosis, suicidal ideations, and Bipolar episodes. My role is to provide support during crisis, collaborate with families, and ensure patients have stable support post discharge. 
 

If you are looking to explore your triggers, process your emotions, and improve your overall quality of life, I am here to help. 

Email directly: voconnor@thebehavioralsolutionsgroup.com 

Victoria O'Connor, LSW

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Scott Van Slee, LPC

It is important that you choose your therapist. No, really. It’s a relationship, just like any other, and the person you choose can make all the difference. Therapy is made to be a journey, where there is someone looking for clarity, new life, or just a guide to another place, and that someone enlists the aid and support of a trained professional that can spend the time and energy in this journey with them. Scott’s goal is to be the best possible guide and support that he can be to anyone looking for a new beginning or even a fresh take on an old viewpoint. 

Scott has over ten years of experience in the mental health field, working as not only a licensed psychotherapist, but also as an inpatient mental health counselor and psychiatric social worker. Scott’s approach to therapy is quite simplistic, yet effective: treat all individuals as just that, individuals. He understands that there is not a “one size fits all” treatment plan and that every single person that comes through the door is a unique and complex being. 

Scott graduated from National Louis University in 2018 with his Master of Science degree in clinical counseling and therapy. While in graduate school, Scott was an intern at LSC Therapy, a private practice counseling center for individuals and families. Before that, he knew that counseling and mental health was his passion and graduated in 2010 from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, as well as a minor in history. Scott’s experience includes working on inpatient psychiatric units that have treated children, adult, and geriatric patients. Scott has effectively diagnosed and treated patients and clients that suffer from all ailments and diagnoses, including, but not limited to bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. Scott also has experience in helping individuals from all communities, including the LGBTQi+ community, as well as people from all cultural backgrounds. If Scott sounds like the therapist you want to help guide and support you, please schedule an appointment to get the journey started.

Email directly: svanslee@thebehavioralsolutionsgroup.com 

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Hello, my name is Greg Mahoney. I have been a Professional Counselor for over 28 years.  I have a B.A. in Bible/Theology from the Moody Bible Institute and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.  I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois.  I have worked in numerous settings: Inpatient, Outpatient, a Substance Abuse Clinic, and in Churches.  I have wide-ranging experience both professionally and personally.  I've been married for 33 years and we have raised three daughters.  It is the calling of my life to help others figure out their true selves and it has been my on-going Joy to do so.

I have expertise in dealing with Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Coping Skills, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, and Dual Diagnoses.  I am adept at various therapies such as: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Existential, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Multicultural, Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Strength-Based, and Trauma Focused.  I work with Adults, Couples, Families, and Groups.  

I know the immense amount of pain and suffering that everyone has been dealing with lately and I seek to alleviate that pain.  I'm excited about the opportunity to help others at The Behavioral Solutions Group. I am confident that my colleagues and I can help a great number of people learn to function in a healthier mindset.  

Email directly: gmahoney@thebehavioralsolutionsgroup.com 

Gregory Mahoney, LCPC

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Sylwia Termena, LCPC

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Hi I am Sylwia and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with many years of experience in community mental health and an inpatient psychiatric setting. 

As your therapist, I aim to provide you the support and care you need through any struggles or life transitions. My goal is to help you learn the skills that will help you lower your stress levels, highlight your strengths and allow you to live your best life. My international upbringing has taught me to connect with people from all cultures, ages and circumstances. I have extensive experience addressing wide range of issues including mood disorders, anxiety,

family/relationship conflict, grief, trauma, and chronic mental illness. I work with children, teens, adults and seniors.

I believe in a holistic approach in my therapy and focus on mind and body connection, not just your symptoms. I apply principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based techniques in my practice. 

I am passionate about healthy eating, physical fitness and a holistic life approach. In my free time I enjoy reading, nature, hiking, and spending time with my poodle Lucy. I look forward to working with you!

Mowie po Polsku!

Email directly: stermena@thebehavioralsolutionsgroup.com 

Hello! I’m Sylwia, a licensed social worker who is passionate about helping people in all stages of life. I provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for clients ranging from school-age children to older adults. In therapy, my clients are treated with compassion as we explore current obstacles and collaboratively work toward desired changes. I have experience working in various settings, such as community mental health, suicide prevention, domestic violence, and hospice. My areas of interest include anxiety, mood disorders, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, grief, and chronic health problems.

 

Every client is unique, and to best support my clients' needs, I incorporate techniques from various therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Strength-Based Therapy.  If what you’re dealing with feels too difficult to face alone, I am here to support you. I welcome you to reach out if you’re ready to schedule. 

Email directly: sylwiadragbsg@gmail.com

Sylwia Drag, LSW

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Tiffany Sanchez, LPC

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Hello! My name is Tiffany Sanchez and I am a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, teens and adults through the setting of community mental health and inpatient psychiatric setting. I believe that “Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It is about how you drive, not where you’re going” and as your therapist, I want to help you take back the control and stay in the driver’s seat. I have a B.A in Psychology from DePaul University and a Master’s in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University and currently pursing my Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice with a specialty in policing thru Northcentral University. I currently work on staff on an inpatient psychiatric hospital unit and use various therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Model and a Person-Centered approach to help navigate life stressors, process areas of acceptance in our lives that we struggle the most with and regain control in areas of our lives that we felt the most disconnected with. 

I have been raised by a father who immigrated from Cuba and a Puerto Rican mother that has taught me inclusion and have demonstrated the importance of overcoming financial and social barriers as well as defining perseverance. Through my diverse background it has afforded me the opportunity to break the stigma of mental health and work with individuals and families of all ethnicities and strengthen the communication across family dynamics. 

In addition to being bilingual in Spanish, I have extensive experience working with Mood Disorders, Conflict Resolution, self-harming behaviors, addiction, family conflict, low self-esteem, cultural assimilation, relationship issues, and a variety of other areas that contribute to my eclectic approach. I hope you that you allow me to help you jump back in the driver seat and navigate your own mental health journey.

Email directly: tiffanysbsg@gmail.com

Are you searching for someone who is committed to guiding you through the weight of your anxiety and depression? Do you ask yourself will I ever find someone who knows what I’m going through? Your journey has led you here, to read my biography and know that I’m not only passionate about therapy, but I’m also passionate about making you the best version of you, you can be.

 

Hello, my name is Donny and I’m a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Together we will develop a therapeutic relationship, and start your journey of self-healing. The types of therapy I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Mindfulness-Based Interventions.

 

I have been employed in the medical field for over 15 years. I currently work with adults on an acute psychiatric crisis unit, who struggle with psychosis, suicidal ideations, Bipolar episodes, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorders, and personality disorders. My experience also includes working with individuals suffering with substance abuse disorders. I am a United States Navy veteran and have experience working with veterans within a substance abuse treatment inpatient setting.

Email directly: sevedgedbsg@gmail.com

Donald Sevedge, LSW, CADC

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Ashley Stalter, LSW, PEL:SSW

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Where can you find an hour each week or every other week to just talk through things and talk about yourself? No, really, where do we find those unbiased non-judgemental conversations? Therapy! It can be a difficult and scary step for some, but you don't have to go through it alone. I am here for you!

 

Hi, my name is Ashley, a Licensed Social Worker, and I have a background in Mental Health. I have a background working with children and adults. I have worked outpatient therapy, been a sexual assault advocate, provided mental health therapy, been a supervisor for family preservation programs to keep families in-tact, middle school social worker services, and school social worker for elementary age students. Through my years of experience I have learned that connecting with an individual where they are at, is the most important part to change. 

 

I have found that I have a passion helping others to overcome daily stressors, improve low self-esteem and learn to manage anxiety and depression. I enjoy working with adults and children. I don't think anyone should have to go through it alone. I work best with individuals looking to be encouraged and willing to try new things. If you are looking for someone who will challenge you, you've come to the right place. 

 

My goal is to build your tool box! You are the only one who can do the work, I can support you through it, guide and educate, but ultimately it is up to you to put in the work. I believe in a mind and body connection. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, coping skills/strategies, strengths based therapy, and play therapy to help individuals achieve a better balance in life. 

Email directly: DavidsonABSG@gmail.com 

Jennifer Slipkevych, LSW, CADC

Do you feel like you're at rock bottom, like your anxiety is taking over your life, or like your life can't possibly get any more complicated? Then you have come to the right place!


Hi, my name is Jennifer, a Licensed Social Worker with a specialty in Mental Health and Substance use. I am here to listen, empower, and guide you through your healing process. My aim is to create a non-judgmental space for you to share what you are going through. I tailor to my clients' needs individually and take a person-centered approach. Whether you are seeking support for a specific issue or simply looking to improve your overall well-being, I am here to help!


I currently work with young adults and adults within the PHP/IOP level of care who struggle with mood disorders, suicidal ideations, self-injurious behaviors, substance use, and personality disorders. My experience also includes working with adolescents in a group setting to utilize coping mechanisms that address school refusal, low motivation, mood and anxiety disorders, as well as substance use.


I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach pulling from multiple interventions based on where you are and what you need in your therapeutic journey. These interventions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions,  motivational interviewing, and Strength-Based Therapy.


I am passionate about empowering individuals to heal, grow, and become their best selves. I invite you to take the first step and reach out for an initial session today.

Email Directly: jslipkevychBSG@gmail.com

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