(708) 535-7320
6006 W. 159th St, Bldg. C
Oak Forest, IL 60452


Catherine Fairfield, M.A., D.Min., LCPC – Executive Director

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.

C. Michael Ideran, M.Div., D.Min., LCPC, LMFT

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.

Bruce Johnson Bonecutter

Bruce Bonecutter, M.A., Ph.D., – Clinical Consultant

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, M.A., Psy.D., LCPC- Director of Training

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.

Morgan Black, M.A., LPC CYT

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.

Kimberly De Jong, M.A., LCPC

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 Dryer, M.S.W., LCSW

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.

Naomi S. Effort, M.A., LCPC

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.

Joleen Hartland, M.S., LCPC, CADC

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.

L Jacobson

Yvonne Jacobson, M.S. LPC

Yvonne is a licensed professional counselor who earned her masters degree from National-Louis University in Lisle. She enjoys working with individuals, families, couples, children, and adolescents, with any concerns they may be facing. Yvonne has a great deal of experience with mental health treatment and chemical dependence issues.

Yvonne works with clients who may be experiencing communication issues, depression, decrease in functioning, anxiety, grief/loss issues, divorce, and change in family dynamics. She is understanding, compassionate, and able to help clients work through the therapeutic process. Taking the first step to seek therapy can be difficult! With open communication and support, she believes that therapy can assist in positive change for any difficult life circumstance.

Mary Leonhard

Mary Leonhardt, M.A.

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.


Elizabeth Lewitke, M.A., LSW

Elizabeth is a Licensed Social Worker who earned her masters degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, and ADHD. Elizabeth also has significant experience helping clients through issues of low self-esteem, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, family and relationship conflicts, chronic medical illness, sexuality, and aging.

Elizabeth enjoys exploring coping techniques that are both interesting and available to clients, often utilizing health, mindfulness, and creativity. She largely draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques in her practice and believes that clients are the true experts of their own life.

Penny Scorzo McGrath, M.A, LCPC

Penny Scorzo McGrath: M.A. Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida (1999). Penny is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with nearly 20 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 and be able to explore possibilities. She has office hours both at the LaGrange and Oak Lawn offices of Genesis.

Jonathan Miskevics, M.A., LPC

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.

Katie Springfield, Psy.D.

Katie Springfield earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois and is currently completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship. Prior to Genesis Therapy Center, Katie completed her training across multiple clinical settings, including community mental health, juvenile justice, and university counseling. She has worked with people across the lifespan, including children, adolescent, and adults. She has provided individual, couples, and family therapy to individuals presenting with diverse clinical issues. Katie has worked with more severe pathology (e.g. schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder, etc.), depression, anxiety, and personality disorders, and those with less severe issues (adjustment issues and situational stressors, etc.). She has also provided care for clients experiencing divorce issues, financial issues, parenting challenges, substance, physical, and sexual abuse, chronic illness, and family of origin issues. Katie’s approach to clinical work is influenced by many schools of thought, including psychodynamic, systems, and emotion-focused. She tends to emphasize contemporary psychoanalytic ideals with particular emphasis on attachment and metallization. Using these approaches, Katie works toward providing effective, sensitive and individualized treatment that fosters insight, growth, and resiliency.

Genesis is proud to participate in the advancement of masters students in clinical psychology through an 11 month training program. We are pleased to welcome the following students for the 2017-2018 training year:

Karla Morales

 Irene Stewart