AJEET CHARATE – LCPC, BCN, CADC, MA, ASDCS (Certified Autism Disorder Clinical Specialist); ADHD-CCSP (ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider);
Ajeet Charate (Practice Owner): graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University) in 2001 with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed Clinical & Professional counselor and Board Certified in Neurofeedback therapy (BCN). He is also trained as a physician in India and can integrate his medical knowledge with clients presenting problems and have a better understanding of their psychological, behavioral and physical concerns.
Mr. Charate has been trained in the new wave contextual therapy techniques such as, Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques, Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment therapy (ACT). Additionally, he is a certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.
Mr. Charate has been using biofeedback training which includes mindfulness and relaxation strategies as well as neurofeedback training to treat a variety of conditions that include chronic pain, headaches, migraine, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, PTSD, addictions, ADHD and stress and sleep conditions.
Mr. Charate integrates his previous knowledge of medicine and orthopedics to develop a thorough understanding of his client’s complaints and develops an individualized comprehensive treatment plan.
SMITA CHARATE – Physical Terapist
Smita Charate (Practice Owner):has over 35 years of combined clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics and pediatric rehabilitation treating a wide variety of neuro musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions.
Her pediatric outpatient experience includes treatment of many conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, idiopathic toe walking, orthopedic conditions, torticollis, motor delay, hypotonia and various genetic disorders. Smita uses play based activities with the pediatric clients and uses Movement based learning, Primitive Reflex Integration exercises, Pediatric Yoga, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, Brain Gym® exericses and Vision techniques for eye movement disorders with her clients.
Through her clinical experience Smita has developed a high interest in neurological-based and orthopedic conditions.
In her free time Smita likes to read, cook and enjoy nature.
Cvetomila Angelov (Mila) – LCPC, Licensed Clinical & Professional Counselor
Mila has been part of the team since June 2016. She graduated psychology major from the Southwest University in Bulgaria. Then she moved to the United States to pursue higher education. In 2015 she completed her MA degree and graduated from Roosevelt University with major in Clinical psychology. She is a licensed professional counselor and also has been trained in neurofeedback, and therapy techniques such as Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment therapy (ACT). Her interests include working with children, adolescents and adults with FASD, anxiety and OCD.
Outside of work, Mila enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, cooking, reading and home remodeling.
Clinical Support Staff
In my free time I like to take ballet classes and play with my dogs.
She has NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Basic Life Support from American Heart Association.
Isabella is currently a senior at Governors State University. She will graduate with a Bachelors degree in May 2022; majoring Psychology and minoring in Gender and Sexuality Studies. In 2019, she was accepted into a fast track program at Waubonsee Community College and graduated with her Associates degree in May 2020. Her current long term goal is to get her Masters degree in School Psychology, work with high school students, and to one day get her Ph.D. Her current short term goals are to expand her knowledge on different kinds of therapies, inform her generation about what NITI does, and to guide people to be the best they can be.
In her free time, Isabella loves to crochet blankets, scarves, and much more. She enjoys traveling to St. Joseph, Michigan with her boyfriend and loves traveling to new places across the US. She also likes reading Stephen King’s novels and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels
Kathryn MacDonald is a Social Work intern:
Kathryn received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Iowa in 2020. Throughout her time at Iowa, she was a Research Assistant in the University’s Psychological and Brain Sciences Department in the Infant Communication and Development Laboratory. She has a great passion for working with children and integrating physical and mental health for optimal well-being.
Kathryn is currently in Aurora University’s Masters of Social Work program with a focus on healthcare, and will graduate in 2022. Upon graduation, Kathryn aims to work either in a private practice, specializing in anxiety and depressive disorders, or in a crisis stabilization unit.
In her free time, Kathryn enjoys working out, practicing and teaching yoga, and going on runs with her dogs.
Kelly Rose Social Work Intern.
Kelly Rose (Intern) is in the process of receiving her master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Addiction at Aurora University. She has been trained in Mindfulness practices, including DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Kelly has experience with children and adults living with ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, TBI, and addiction. She has always been interested in neuropsychology and the brain’s effect on the conditions of the whole body. Kelly is grateful to have this opportunity to learn the science behind this holistic therapeutic approach and watch the improvements in the clients. She loves to spend time with her family, as well as practicing yoga, meditation, music, and being able to work and relax outside.
Session C6b – A Novel Integrated Approach in Addressing the Primary & Secondary Symptoms of FASD: The Relative Efficacy of QEEG Guided Neurofeedback & HRV Therapy with Physical Therapy to address Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Parent Consultation
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