D.Min. from Chicago Theological Seminary; Ordained American Baptist Minister; 30 years of clinical experience; Specializes in feminist perspective; Extensive experience with women’s issues and divorce recovery.
D.Min. from LSTC; Ordained ELCA minister; Approved Supervisor for American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy; Extensive experience working with people abused as children, couples and families. Available for mediation in church and corporate settings.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist; National Registry – Psychology, Masters in “Social Science Research Methods” – University of Chicago; Doctorate in “Clinical and Community Psychology” – Illinois Institute of Technology. Active in American Psychological Association (Governing Council & Committees, APA Divisions: Psychology of Men; Masculinity, Health Psychology, Addictions, Forensics & Psychology of Spirituality). Specializes in development, supervision and monitoring of clinical and health psychology services in public and private settings. Genesis consultant since 1987.
Mary Ann Andrade earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She is a post-doctoral psychotherapist and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Mary Ann has experience conducting individual, couples, and group therapy sessions with young adults. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, grief, phase of life transitions, mindfulness, couple/marital counseling, and incorporating a holistic approach of wellness with clients. Mary Ann practices from an Adlerian and Brief Solution-Focused approach, yet incorporates other modalities such as cognitive behavioral and humanistic practices in her work with clients.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a Counseling Specialization from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and is a certified yoga instructor with a yoga therapy background. Morgan specializes in mindfulness based psychology utilizing meditative and therapeutic yoga practices, also taking an integrative approach to help the individual obtain their goals in therapy. She enjoys working with children as young as three years of age, adolescents, and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and life transitions. In addition, she enjoys working with individuals who are or have served in the Military and are experiencing life challenges in connection with their service.
M.A. from The Adler School of Professional Psychology in Marriage and Family Counseling. Kim is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families addressing issues such as anxiety, grief, depression, divorce, parenting skills, life transitions, adjustment disorders and marital conflict. She sees clients currently out of the Oak Forest and Oak Lawn office locations.
Brian is a Licensed Clinical Social Work counselor who earned his masters degree, with honors from Aurora University. He enjoys working with individuals, couples, families and groups who want to work through the concerns and issues they are facing. Additionally, Brian offers a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the GLBTQ community. He helps clients recognize patterns of behaviors and present alternative points of view that reinforce positivity and decrease negativity in their lives.
Brian works with clients who are experiencing difficulty with transitions, grief/loss, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. He also works with clients needing to improve their communication skills and awareness. Brian believes that everyone’s life can be enhanced by therapy. If clients are willing to put in the time and effort, the rewards can be immeasurable.
M.A. in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family from Governors State University, University Park, IL. Prior to joining Genesis, Naomi worked extensively with Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a Clinical Counselor for a private agency. Within this capacity Naomi worked with adults and adolescents who had extensive backgrounds of abuse and trauma. Naomi continues to work with adults and adolescents with backgrounds of sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, PTSD, ADD, ADHD, boundary difficulties, grief and loss, adjustment disorders, young adult challenges and life transitions. Naomi also specializes in working with families and couples who experience family issues, marital/relationship conflict and divorce. Naomi is also a contracted provider for service members and their families.
M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Illinois Benedictine College; Certified Addictions Counselor. Joleen is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with couples, families, and adults addressing such issues as depression, anxiety, abuse or trauma and relationship problems or conflicts.
Charmaine Jake-Matthews earned her DMin with a concentration in Family Therapy from Amridge University in Montgomery, AL. Charmaine enjoys working with adults, preteens, couples and families addressing issues of depression, anxiety, relationship conflict and life transitions.
Sarah Jurkovic earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois and is one of Genesis’ postdoctoral psychotherapists. Sarah treats children, adolescents, and adults and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems in her work. Understanding that each client requires an individualized approach to treatment planning, she will integrate additional theoretical approaches/strategies based on your need to help you reach your goals. Clinically, Sarah has worked with individuals, families, and groups on short and long-term bases related to mood disorders, family conflict, psychosis, school struggles, relationship difficulties, and trauma. Before coming to Genesis, Sarah received specialized training in treating Selective Mutism and other anxiety disorders. Additionally, Sarah is an active members of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.
Mary Leonhardt graduated with her Masters of Social Work from Loyola University specializing in mental health. She has experience helping young adults work through a variety of issues such as anxiety, anger management, and substance use.
M.A. from Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. Maura is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has experience working with children and adolescents from 5-18 years of age, adults and families in areas such as ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder, depression, domestic violence, divorce and parenting issues. Maura facilitates social skills groups for children with ADHD. Maura has also volunteered in Capetown, South Africa doing group counseling with adults dealing with issues associated with HIV/AIDS.
Penny Scorzo McGrath: M.A. Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida (1999). Penny is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. Penny’s areas of specialty include Childhood Anxiety and Phobias, Childhood Grief, Sensory Integration Disorder and Parenting Challenges. Penny also sees adults who are experiencing transitions in their lives such as grief and loss, parenting special needs children, separation and divorce. Penny utilizes a systemic approach to recognizing the strengths of her clients and together they find strategies to encourage improved mental health. Penny sees her role as a therapist is to “widen the lens” that her clients are currently viewing from in order to shift their perspective to a fuller view of what their possibilities are. She has office hours both at the LaGrange and Oak Lawn offices of Genesis.
M.A. from Roosevelt University in Clinical Psychology. Jon is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. While largely drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and concepts, Jon sees the benefits of incorporating other theories when working with clients. He has experience working with depression, anxiety, family difficulties, parenting support, low self-esteem, and life transitions.
Jon encourages clients to see their world through different perspectives to examine the roots of their difficulties and how best to handle them. He believes finding balance in life is an uplifting and empowering experience.
Rachael is a postdoctoral fellow from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. Before coming to Genesis Therapy Center, Rachael conducted psychological assessments in a forensic setting for the purposes of child custody assessments, fitness to stand trial, and emotional distress claims. She has also worked with children, adolescent, and adult survivors of domestic violence and other forms of trauma in inpatient and outpatient settings. She has focused her clinical work on helping LGBTQIA* clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, Intimate Partner Violence, and transitioning. She specializes in working with Transgender* clients, conducting individual and group therapy. Rachael believes that each client brings with them strengths and resiliency to therapy, and it is her goal to help each client recognize their own power and strengths through collaborative exploration.