LCPC, BCN, CADC, MA, ASDCS (Certified Autism Disorder Clinical Specialist); ADHD-CCSP (ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider);
Ajeet 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 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.
Chelsea Davis - Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Chelsea earned her Physical Therapist Assistant Degree, with honors, from the College of DuPage. She gained experience in a variety of clinical settings with emphasis on pediatrics. She has a strong background working with children as a gymnastics coach and volunteer at BDI Playhouse Pediatric Therapy. She is passionate about integrating gymnastics as a therapeutic approach to maximize children’s physical abilities in a fun environment.
Her interests include gymnastics, yoga and spending time outdoors or traveling with her husband and son.
CLINICAL SUPPORT STAFF
Kelly Rose 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.
Kristel graduated from Lewis University with a bachelors in Biology and plan on pursuing a career in physical therapy. I have a passion for helping people and I want to guide them to reaching their fullest potential.
On my free time I enjoy going on nature walks, bike riding and spending time with my friends and family.
Justin is an undergraduate junior year Biology major (Pre-PA) at North Central College. He has participated in research, in the Biology field, over the course of his education at North Central College. He is also a NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and an AMA Certified Basic Life Support Provider.
In his free time, he likes to volunteer at hospitals, listen to music, read, and spend time with his friends.