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Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical 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, LCSW

Founder / Individual Therapist / Virtual & In-Person

Scott Van Slee, LPC

Founder / Individual & Couples Therapist / Virtual & In-Person

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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 

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

Founder / Individual & Couples Therapist / Virtual & In-Person

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Sylwia Termena, LCPC

Founder / Individual Therapist / Virtual & In-Person

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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 

Tiffany Sanchez, LPC

 Individual and Couples Therapist / Virtual Only 

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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 in search of someone dedicated to helping you navigate the challenges of anxiety and depression? Do you often wonder if someone out there truly understands
what you're going through? Your quest has brought you here to explore my background, and I want you to know that I am not just passionate about therapy; I am equally motivated to help you become the best version of yourself.


Hello, I'm Dony, a Licensed Social Worker committed to embarking on a therapeutic journey with you to facilitate self-healing. We will build a therapeutic relationship that sets the foundation for your personal growth. My therapeutic approach incorporates evidence-based methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Mindfulness-Based Interventions.
 

With over 15 years of experience in the medical field, I have a robust background in
addressing the diverse needs of individuals facing mental health challenges. My previous roles include working with adults on an acute psychiatric crisis unit, where I assisted those grappling with psychosis, suicidal ideations, Bipolar episodes, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorders, and personality disorders. I've also worked extensively with individuals contending with substance abuse disorders, drawing on my experience as a United States Navy veteran to support veterans within a substance abuse treatment inpatient setting.

 

If you believe that together, we can enhance your well-being and overcome your obstacles, I invite you to take the next step in your improvement journey.

Email directly: sevedgedbsg@gmail.com

Donald Sevedge, LSW

 Individual and Couples Therapist / Virtual & In-Person

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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 

 Individual Therapist / Virtual Only 

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

Jennifer Slipkevych, LSW, CADC

 Individual Therapist / Virtual & In-Person

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Danielle Tierney, LCPC

 Individual and Couples Therapist / Virtual Only 

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Hello! My name is Danielle and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I believe that everyone deserves a space to process about the challenges we face in life, with a therapist who provides a non-judgmental, accepting, and comfortable environment. I am dedicated to removing the stigma attached to mental health and strive for my clients to feel validated through therapy.

 

I take a person-centered and solution-focused approach to provide support and coping skills as my clients navigate stressors. I utilize interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) . I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I have experience working in a variety of settings, including partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), outpatient, higher education, and K-12 schooling.

 

Seeking counseling can be challenging, and I believe the therapeutic relationship can alleviate some of the stress associated with beginning therapy. I am here to provide support as you build your coping skills toolbox. I invite you to take the first step and reach out to schedule a session today.

Email Directly: dtierneyBSG@gmail.com

Hello! My name is Jaclyn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I understand that finding the right therapist can be challenging so I prioritize creating a comfortable and collaborative environment where you can openly express yourself. Throughout our sessions I hope to provide a nurturing environment for self discovery and growth, while working together to create a space where you feel heard, understood, and validated. 

I have experience in working with adolescents within a PHP/IOP level of care who have mental health struggles such as substance use, school avoidance/refusal, mood disorders, suicidal ideations, and maladaptive coping mechanisms. Other areas of expertise I have are working in residential and correctional facilities, neuropsychological centers, and private practice. Throughout my experiences I have worked with all ages from young children to older adults and adapt my therapeutic approach to each clients individual needs.

I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach pulling from multiple theoretical orientations and interventions. The type of therapy I often provide and utilize interventions from are  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. While also tailoring patient care through a person-centered and solution-focused lens. 

If you are currently reading my profile, it means you have already taken initiative in your mental health journey. Im here to help guide you towards a more fulfilling life, explore unique strengths, and overcome obstacles of day to day life. I invite you to reach out and schedule your initial session today.

Email Directly: JosheaBSG@gmail.com

Jaclyn O'Shea, LPC

 Individual Therapist / Virtual & In-Person

Nichole Gaddis, LCSW

Perinatal Mental Health Certificate

 Individual Therapist / Virtual Only 

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Hi, I am Nichole Gaddis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a specialization in mental health. For well over a decade, I have worked in a variety of healthcare settings providing direct patient care and managing large groups of clinical staff. My extensive experience in the field of mental health has taught me how life-changing therapy can be with a therapist who can help individuals work through challenges in life by understanding the whole person, resolving unresolved issues, and exploring new patterns of thinking. 

 

Whether you are new to therapy or are re-establishing yourself with a therapist after a gap in time, my goal for you is to feel supported, heard, and validated. I draw from my background in various clinical settings and incorporate them into meaningful and honest conversations. I believe therapy is just that – a conversation. I take an eclectic approach rooted in talk therapy to provide you with a sounding-board and an honest voice of reason to help you understand yourself better, challenge maladaptive thought processes, and find ways to make your life more enriching. My goals for you are attainable because I believe that everyone has the strengths they need to live a successful and happy life; some need a little extra support and encouragement in uncovering those strengths.

 

I am happy that you landed on this page because that means you are thinking about finding a therapist and are one step close to bettering your mental health. These initial steps can be daunting and intimidating. However, once you schedule an appointment with me, I hope you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you have overcome one of the biggest hurdles, which for many, is reaching out for support.

Email Directly: ngaddisBSG@gmail.com

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know” -Winnie the Pooh

 

Hello! My name is Kayla. I received my Bachelors degree in Social Work in 2018 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and I received my Masters degree in Social Work in 2019 at Aurora University.  I have experience working at a severe Residential facility working with foster care children ages 5-16. I also have experience in private practice working with children, adolescents, college age and adults. 

 

I enjoy working with adolescents, college age girls and adults. I am passionate about working with anxiety, depression, daily stressors, life transitions, anger/behavior management, and lack of social skills. I can provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based Therapy and Coping Skills. Ultimately, I believe that building rapport and creating a safe space where you can be yourself is most important.

 

My goal for you is to feel supported, validated and know that you are never alone. Seeking therapy can be scary, but I’m here to make the transition as comforting as possible. Taking the first step is the hardest part, but I promise it’s worth it!

Email Directly: KdaugherityBSG@gmail.com

Kayla Daugherity, LSW

 Individual Therapist / Virtual & In-Person 

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