Meet Our Staff

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Meet Our Team

Our Psychiatry Team

Dr. Michelle Dees MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Yuliya Ihlitskaya

Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Raymond Bryant

Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Corey Shumate

Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Taylor McDowell

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Zach Schreiber

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Pearle Olatunji

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Kalindi Patel

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Mandy Lusung

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Buggeln

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Amber Hudson

 Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Lyn Matsey

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kelli Farlow

Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Alison Chruscinski

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Certified Trauma Treatment Professional

Mickey Popovic

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor

Samantha Schachter

Licensed Professional Counselor

Crystal Turner

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Our Medical Spa Team

Patty Baltazar

Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Rachel Goldstein

D.O. FACOI, ABPS  | Board Certified Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine

Blair Patterson

Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Kauffman

Esthetician | Laser Technician

Our TMS Treaters

Kordell

Certified Neurostar TMS Treater

Angela

RN BSN| Certified Neurostar TMS treater | Emsculpt NEO Technician

Maria

Office Manager | Certified Neurostar TMS treater

Mia

Certified Neurostar TMS Treater

Tia

Certified Neurostar TMS Treater

CheyAnne

Certified Neurostar TMS Treater

Dr. Michelle Dees

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Dees is a Board Certified Washington University-trained Psychiatrist, who specializes in treating anxiety, mood disorders, and depression with the use of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation).

Yuliya Ihlitskaya

PMHNP-BC

Yuliya is a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and sleep disorders. She is also certified in SkinPen micro needling.

Raymond Bryant

PMHNP-BC

Raymond is a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and sleep disorders. 

Corey Shumate

PMHNP-BC

Corey is a Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and sleep disorders.

Taylor McDowell

PA-C

Taylor is a board-certified Physician Assistant. He graduated from Frostburg State University in 2021 and is trained in General Psychiatry including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and sleep disorders. 

Zach Schreiber

PA-C

Zach is a board-certified Physician Assistant. He graduated from Frostburg State University in 2021 and is trained in General Psychiatry, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and sleep disorders. Additionally, he practices Emergency Medicine as a Physician Assistant.

Pearle Olatunji

PMHNP-BC

Pearle is a psychiatric nurse practitioner graduate who specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

Kalindi Patel

PMHNP-BC

Kalindi is a psychiatric nurse practitioner graduate who specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

Mandy Lusung

PMHNP-BC

Mandy is a psychiatric nurse practitioner graduate who specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

Jennifer Buggeln

LCSW

Jennifer is a trained licensed clinical social worker specializing in helping individuals manage mood disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, relationship dynamics, grief, loss, coping with stress, and life transitions. Jennifer utilizes evidenced-based practices including CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Motivation Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Amber Hudson

LCPC

Amber is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counsellor whose goal is to provide quality counseling with a person-centered approach while conveying compassion and hope as essential aspects of achieving mental wellness. Amber aims to create new positive conversations, healthy self-care practices, mental health, and a bridge for additional available support.

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Crisis Intervention, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).

Lyn Matsey

LCSW

Lynjunita “Lyn” is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialization in mental health treatment and demonstrated clinical management, education and training, and therapeutic counseling skills. She is also a certified case manager, with over 16 years of experience, working with clients with behavioral health conditions utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychosocial therapeutic techniques. Her specializations include the treatment of depression, mood and anxiety disorders, and crisis intervention.

Kelli Farlow

LCSW

Kelli is a University of Chicago trained licensed clinical social worker specializing in helping individuals manage mood disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, relationship dynamics, grief, loss, coping with stress, and life transitions. Kelli utilizes evidenced-based practices including DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Motivation Interviewing (MI), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Alison Chruscinski

LCSW, CTTP

Alison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Treatment Professional with over a decade of experience. Alison works to create a judgment-free, safe environment using a strength-based, holistic approach to meet clients’ individual needs. She incorporates a supportive, solution-focused, trauma-informed approach to help clients challenge unhealthy patterns holding them back from reaching their goals. Alison has extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), though this is just one of the many tools in her toolbox. Specialties: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions. To schedule an appointment with Alison please call 773-442-2484.

Mickey Popovic

LCSW, CADC

Mickey is a University of Chicago trained Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor whose client-centered and trauma-informed collaborative approach aims to support individuals in strengthening skills, insight, and self-compassion, in pursuit of living their most value-aligned life.

Mickey’s approach is primarily rooted in trauma-focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR).

Samantha Schachter

LPC

Samantha recently graduated from DePaul University as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is supervised by Dr. Michelle Dees. Samantha has a wide range of experiences with depression,  anxiety/phobias, and mood disorders. She practices from a strengths-based approach and utilizes CBT. She believes that each individual needs to be reminded of their worth, the obstacles they’ve overcome, the strengths they possess, and the resilience that lies within them.

Crystal Turner

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Crystal Turner is a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  Crystal has worked in community health in the Chicagoland area. She specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Patty Baltazar

NP

Patty is a Nurse Practitioner with more than 26 years of nursing experience, with significant experience in women’s health. Having been an OB/labor and delivery nurse for over twenty-five years, she appreciates and respects women’s overall body-image concerns. She graduated Summa Cum Laude & earned her Master’s of Science/Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Purdue University.

Patty’s area of expertise includes nonsurgical facial rejuvenation utilizing Botox, Dermal Fillers, Kybella, Sculptra, PDO threads, and PRP. She continuously trains with Allergan, Galderma, and Revance to stay updated and learn the latest and cutting-edge injection techniques.

Dr. Rachel Goldstein

D.O. FACOI, ABPS.
Board Certified Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine

Dr. Goldstein specializes in PDO threads for a facelift,  neck lift, lip lift, and wrinkle treatment. Sculptra for healthier-looking skin and collagen-building hyaluronic-based fillers for face and lips and neurotoxins. 

Blair Patterson

APRN

Blair is trained in dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and PDO Threads. 

Jessica Kauffman

Licensed Aesthetician

Jessica has been an Aesthetician since 2009 and a Laser Technician since 2012. She has joined pioneers in the industry from all over the world, completing FDA trials, and new studies, and has trained students to move on in their practices to help with any Laser treatments they offer. She is an associate in good standing with The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, as well as many other certified associations. Jess loves to consult with her patients to educate them about their skin issues and execute the perfect solution for the best outcome. As well as performing our Laser treatments, she will also be doing ZO Skincare facials, dermaplaning, OxyGeneo treatments, and lash tinting to get your skin out of its dormant state and ready to glow again.

Kordell

Kordell is a Certified Neurostar TMS treater.

Angela

RN BSN

Angela is the office manager/administrator, a Certified Neurostar TMS treater and an Emsculpt NEO technician.

Maria

Maria is the office manager and a Certified Neurostar TMS treater.

Mia

Mia is a Certified Neurostar TMS treater.

Tia

Tia is a Certified Neurostar TMS treater.

CheyAnne

CheyAnne

CheyAnne is a certified TMS and NeuroStar treater.

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