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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 

 

 

Does the life you wanted for yourself seem distant or out-of-reach? Does the person you aspire to be look different than how you feel now? Do you feel depressed or anxious? Do you feel like you’re in a bad situation? Are you unsure of how to get yourself out of it? I understand what it’s like to know the growth and change that can come from taking a first step. 

I’m interested in helping adults, teens, couples, and families make sense of their experiences and relationships, identifying stumbling blocks to growth and change, and providing support as you create/build a life that is satisfying to you. I’m particularly interested in working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bipolar, intimacy issues and a variety of life transition issues. 

I’m a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois and a nationally certified counselor who’s worked in a variety of settings ranging from inpatient, outpatient therapy, and the judicial setting including serving on Kane county’s mental health court.  Through these experiences I’ve learned the most important thing to any meaningful change in a person’s life is the quality of the relationship between me, the therapist, and you, the client. This is why I use a relational, person-centered approach that is built on trust, empathy, and respect. 

Email directly: nweaver@thebehavioralsolutionsgroup.com 

Nicholas Weaver, LCPC

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Sylwia Drag, LSW

I’m here to walk alongside you and provide support as you face life’s obstacles. Are you feeling anxious? Or depressed? Or maybe you aren’t even sure what you’re feeling or how you got here. Whatever the case may be, I will create a safe, nonjudgmental space where we can work together toward helping you gain greater awareness of yourself and the challenges you face. My role is to help you gain insight, discover your strengths, and develop skills that will help guide you toward a life that is in greater alignment with your authentic self.

 

I have experience working with all ages and have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, suicidal ideations, low self-esteem, relationship issues, grief, and chronic health problems. I am a licensed social worker and received my Master’s in Social Work from Aurora University. I utilize techniques from a variety of psychotherapy approaches in my practice, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. I want you to know you aren’t alone and there is hope. Change is possible and I want to help you get there. 

Email directly: sylwiadragbsg@gmail.com

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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

Tiffany Sanchez, LPC

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Donald Sevedge, LSW, CADC

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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

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