Jori Sparry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. She completed a Master of Science degree with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2000.
She was trained by William Boylin, Ph.D., who was supervised and trained by Carl Whitaker M.D. (a founding father of Family Therapy) in family systems and the creator of Symbolic Experiential Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation, foster care/adoption, and crisis stabilization program for teenagers.
Jori opened her own solo private practice in Connecticut in 2004. She has been a consultant for numerous Therapists advising them on the structure of starting their own businesses.
Her experience includes the development and facilitation of a federally funded grant program working with abused children, teaming up with the National Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In 2006, she participated in a pilot program to further her knowledge and skill in working with childhood trauma and how it relates in the context of family.
Jori relocated with her family to Illinois in 2008. She worked for the Mental Health Network Government Services. In February 2010, Jori worked with service members returning from a thirteen month deployment in Afghanistan at Fort Hood, Kileen, Texas. Upon her return from Texas, she took an assignment to work at the Illinois National Guard, Camp Lincoln Springfield, Illinois. She participated in three summer camps for children of military service members and also in pre deployment and reunification programming for service members and their families. Her experience includes working with all branches of active service, National Guard, reserve members and their families. Jori continues her work with military families on weekend assignments as needed.
Jori is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Her style of Therapy is direct and nurturing. She believes in any crisis there is opportunity for growth. Her expertise includes working with traumatic life events, post-traumatic stress disorder, marital and family issues, blended family issues, divorce, infertility, families with multiples, depression, anxiety and with military service members and their families.
Maggie Bagley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years experience in working with individuals and families on a variety of issues. Maggie graduated from the Jane Adams School of Social Work in Chicago in 2000.
Maggie’s post graduate work includes experience as a school social worker in the Chicago suburbs. During this time Maggie gained extensive experience working with children with Autism, ADHD, anxiety and behavior disorders. She also extended her knowledge and experience working on completing IEP testing as a part of a multidisciplinary education team. Maggie’s experience included creating and running divorce, loss and social skills groups. She was active in creating and co-leading support groups for parents of children with Autism, planning play groups, developing parent education evenings and organizing social outings for district parents.
In 2005 Maggie opened a private practice in the Chicago suburbs where she treated both children and adults with issues such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, divorce and stress management.
Maggie relocated back to her Washington roots in 2007. Upon her return, Maggie worked for a diagnostic team in an Autism clinic. There she worked in the community creating social skills groups for children with disabilities.
Maggie believes in helping people identify what areas of their lives need improvement and setting goals to help individuals achieve a more fulfilling life.
Tammy Lott is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has 15 years of counseling experience. Her areas of focus include: medical psychology, adjustment to disability, migraine and tension headaches, conversion disorder, stress management, anxiety and depression.
She earned her Masters degree from Northern Illinois University in 1996. She has worked in several settings including community agency, hospital (both inpatient and outpatient) and private practice.
Tammy spent 14 years in a hospital setting working with medical patients such as
multiple traumas, illness (new onset and chronic), multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain
injury, spinal cord injury and stroke. However, her services are not limited to the medical population. She also works with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, panic disorders and adjustment difficulties. She works with clients ages 12 and over. Her style of counseling is down to earth while using a cognitive behavior approach.
Through her counseling she has been inspired by the human spirit, rising up out of major trauma or life changes to find a new path and perhaps even a new zest for life.
Alicia Bell graduated from Western Illinois University in 2001 with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She obtained her Master of Arts from University of Illinois Springfield in 2005.
Alicia is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience counseling and working with adolescents that have behavioral and emotional difficulties.
Alicia has extensive experience working with family issues including divorce, legal problems, sexual abuse, autism and mental illness. Alicia runs several educational groups for both adolescents and parents. Her experience includes developing and facilitating social skills groups for children with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Melissa chose to pursue massage therapy as a way to extend holistic therapy to the community. Melissa has witnessed how massage therapy can alleviate lower-back pain, improve range of motion and increase joint flexibility. There are many benefits of therapeutic massage. Individuals can expect relaxation and peace of mind that comes with taking care of your mind, body and spirit.
Melissa graduated from the Therapeutic Massage Program at Illinois Central College. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
Mayuri Rangdal is a Licensed Registered Dietitian who is passionate about her field of study. She currently works at Methodist Hospital in Peoria. Mayuri has experience working with clients in a clinical and outpatient setting. She addresses multiple areas of nutrition including weight management, diabetes, oncology, cardiovascular disease and GI disorders.
She completed her dietetic internship at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL. in 2010. Prior to completing her Internship she completed Bachelor and Master degrees in Nutrition from India and a double Master degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Illinois State University.
She is also an active member of American Dietetic Association.
Mayuri has completed multiple community projects, involving one on one counseling, client education, seminars and presentations on diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, GI problems, childhood obesity and malnutrition.
Liz Burns is an AFAA certified yoga instructor with a passion for life. She earned a degree in Exercise Science from Illinois State University.
Liz carries years of experience in the fitness field including working with all ages, abilities and fitness settings. Liz has developed and implemented kid fitness programs, adult weight loss challenges and day-to-day personal training programs.
Yoga and Meditation classes provide physical stretches and strengthening while relaxing the mind for great overall mental, physical and emotional relaxation.
Whether you are looking to begin, re-start, continue or challenge your fitness level, Liz has a program for you!
Equipment used during training sessions include a stability ball, hand weights, resistance bands, your own body weight.
Exercise can help reduce stress, increase endorphins (happy hormones!), increase strength and endurance, improve balance and improve day-to-day living.
Amy is a nationally Licensed Massage Therapist. She is certified in prenatal massage, therapeutic massage, and bodywork. She earned her certificate in Neuromuscular therapy for the spine and thorax.
Amy offers therapeutic massage for over all health and wellness. If you are experiencing pain, stress or trouble sleeping, therapeutic massage can provide you relief and balance in your life again.
Amy’s mission is to provide healing from the inside out. A therapeutic and relaxing massage has the ability to detoxify, heal and renew your body.
Amy Fischer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has a passion for working with children, teens and parents to improve their social-emotional health. She specializes in working with those who have intensive behavioral problems both at school and at home. Her focus is helping parent’s gain control and building a healthier relationship with their children.
Amy earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in 2007 and a Masters degree in Social Work from Illinois State University, emphasizing in Child and Family in 2009.
Amy’s postgraduate work includes working with children ages 4-18 with conduct disorders, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, grief and loss issues, trauma/abuse issues, weight issues and coping with significant family changes.
In addition, Amy has worked with older adults ages 60-90 to help them positively cope with relationship issues, significant grief or loss, as well as preparing for the afterlife.
Amy believes in a Holistic and Cognitive Behavioral approach to therapy. She believes it is valuable to collaborate with the client’s family, medical doctors and school personnel to ensure the client is getting all of their needs met. Amy believes in working intensively with clients through a variety of techniques to help them heal, cope, and gain control over their lives.
Amie Majernik graduated from Illinois State University in 1994 with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Amie is also certified through the Department of Children and Family Services as a Child Welfare Specialist and has worked with children, adolescents and their families in group home, foster care and inpatient settings. In addition, Amie has experience in working with professional adults, with a focus on increasing their abilities to achieve a balance between both their professional and personal lives.
Amie’s expertise includes treating behavior disorders, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, family and parenting issues and treating trauma resulting from abuse and neglect. Amie provides Individual, Family and Group therapy. Her focus is on helping clients learn coping strategies, stress management techniques, improving emotional regulation and increasing self-esteem and distress tolerance.
Amie utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to help clients identify and begin to change negative thoughts that are causing them distress and impairing their ability to function. The goal of all treatment will be to increase a client’s sense of self-worth and overall well-being.