AJEET CHARATE – LCPC, BCN, CADC, MS (Practice Owner): Ajeet Charate 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 (Practice Owner): Smita has over 30 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.
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 (or just Mila) – Licensed 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
Yukiko Ito (Clinical Support Staff): Yukiko completed her internship at the Neurofeedback & Integrated Therapy in August and was later hired as clinical support staff. She graduated from North Central College as a Behavioral Neuroscience major in 2019 and is pursuing her career in medicine. She has NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Basic Life Support from American Heart Association.
Isabel Moralis (Clinical Support Staff): Isabel is a Clinical Support Staff at Neurofeedback and Integrated Therapy Institute. She is a University of Iowa graduate with a B.A in Psychology and hopes to go back to school soon to continue pursuing physical therapy. She loves connecting with patients and seeing their progress week to week. In her free time she enjoys going to concerts and watch true crime documentaries.
Cassidy Boyle (Clinical Support Staff): Cassidy received a bachelors in psychology from Carthage College and graduated with honors. Before joining NITI she worked closely with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder as an ABA therapist. She is happy to say she has continued her passion for helping others overcome obstacles by working as a support clinical staff and applying her ABA experience to assist children achieve their best during the neuro feedback sessions.
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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