Our Staff

Practice Owners

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.

She has pursued extensive continuing education in a variety of manual therapy skills and techniques such as myofascial release techniques, Graston technique and Muscle energy techniques. She takes great pride in providing her patients with the highest quality of care utilizing manual therapy techniques for the treatment of spinal and extremity dysfunctions. Her eclectic approach to treatment includes joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, functional training exercises, taping and patient education.
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.
As the owner of NITI Smita is committed to providing her patients with the care they need for effective recovery and provides truly customized therapy based on each patient’s unique health and medical profiles as well as their individual goals, expectations, and lifestyles. In addition, Smita offers personalized guidance and professional advice to help patients perform home exercises and strategies at home and to incorporate them into their every day activities so healing occurs more rapidly and more completely.
Smita has authored a children’s story book, “Benji Bounces Back” and donated the proceeds from the sale of this book to Trinity Services, Inc., since it is the Illinois affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. This book has been featured in Parent magazine as well as the Pediatric LER.
In her free time Smita likes to read, cook and enjoy nature.

Licensed Therapists

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 emphasize 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

Yukiko Ito (Clinical Support Staff):  I am originally from Tokyo, Japan and moved to the US for college. I was an intern here for my senior year project and was hired after I received a bachelor of science degree in Neuroscience from North Central College in Naperville.
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 Mikula (Or Bella)
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.
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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.

Featured in:

February 2019 Edition

December 3rd, 2018 Edition

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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