Jori Sparry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 16 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. Jori is a certified mediator approved through the 10th Judicial District. Jori received her certificate at NorthWestern University continuing education program. She works through the courts to mediate issues with custody and divorce.
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 has extensive experience working with children and adults with disabilities. Maggie also works with those 65 years and older on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, loss and the process and challenges aging. Maggie is currently accepting new Medicare patients.
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.
Lisa Bresnahan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1995. She has provided counseling services for 21 years to children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings which include private practice, child welfare, and hospital inpatient and outpatient. Her areas of experience include anxiety, panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-esteem, stress management with an emphasis on relaxation techniques and medical psychology with an emphasis on neurological diagnoses. She has assisted clients with various health challenges, marital and family stressors, those struggling with situational or chronic mood issues, self-esteem building, and implementing a program to enhance self-worth in foster children.
Lisa is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.Her approach emphasizes attention to the whole person. Therapy is tailored to the individual and is client-centered. It may include insight-oriented focus, cognitive-behavioral therapy or a solution-focused approach. Lisa is very passionate about helping others find a centered, balanced emotional life with an increase sense of well-being.
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.
Mark is a world class strategic human resource (HR) consultant and executive, career and life coach with extensive international experience. He is; a highly sought after keynote and workshop speaker and is an adventurer; world class mountain climber and outdoor adventure guide. Mark is an Independent Contractor with One Counseling and Wellness
Mark has attempted Everest and climbed McKinley, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro and many others. He weaves his “story” of work and life accomplishments as a business leader and mountaineer, and the challenges, setbacks, and lessons into his coaching, training, speaking and consulting.
He is based in California but works with a worldwide customer base. Mark is a recognized expert in all aspects of human capital management including executive and life coaching, employee engagement, strategic workforce planning, succession planning, leadership assessment, mergers and acquisitions.
Mark’s corporate clients thrive in strengthening and growing their business through effective human resource management. They benefit from over 20 years experience running HR organizations for large multi-national companies including T-Systems (a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary), ON Semiconductor, Motorola and Drake Beam Morin, which includes managing HR functions in the Americas, Asia and Europe. His unique experience quickly takes his clients to that exciting, next level of success by reducing their human resource risks.
Some of Mark’s career highlights include:
In his consulting practice, Mark offers a full range of Human Resource, Coaching and Business consulting services which include strategic HR consulting and workforce planning, employee engagement, leadership selection/succession planning, M&A, personality and social style assessments, 360 evaluations, time management, goal setting, effective communications and world class executive life and business coaching.
Mark has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology (concentrating in Forensic Psychology) from Arizona State University. As an undergraduate, Mark graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a major in psychology and minor in math. At CSU, Mark played Division 1 varsity baseball, and was an Academic All American his senior year of college.
He also earned the highly respected Certified Professional Co-Active Coach Credential (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute, and the Professional Certified Coach Credential (PCC) from the International Coach Federation. These credentials represent over 1000 hours of coaching and hundreds of hours of continuing coach education.
Jay Curley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a variety of experience working with individuals, couples and families. Jay did his undergraduate studies at Western Illinois University where he majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. Jay completed his graduate studies at The Family Institute at Northwestern University where he learned the latest innovations in Marriage and Family Therapy practice and its research. Jay’s extensive internship provided opportunity to serve a diverse and multicultural client base out of the Greater Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area.
Jay’s post graduate work included Screening, Assessment and a Supportive Services therapist who sought to meet clients where they were emotionally and help them get linked to services and supports to help create stability and safety during times of crisis. Jay has also served as a full-time community mental health provider in both Peoria and Pekin, Illinois. He enjoys working with a large variety of clients who are in need of affordable counseling services in the communities in which they lived.
Currently, Jay operates out of a brief therapy model where he aids his clients to find adaptive solutions to their everyday problems efficiently and effectively in order to increase daily functioning. Jay’s extensive research experience has allowed him to integrate best therapy practice characteristics with desired client outcomes in order to increase therapy effectiveness. Jay’s goal is to aid each individual client to identify what works for them while also challenging them to consider how their decisions and behaviors affect the world around them. Jay utilizes his positive energy, realistic outlook and his integrative approach to provide a new and fresh look for the people he serves.
Michelle is a Licensed Massage Therapist who received her certification from Lincoln College, Normal Campus in 2012. She has studied multiple modalities that include Swedish/Relaxation, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point massage. She offers many techniques and therapies in her massage. She has a specific interest in Reiki and is a Level 1 Reiki Certification, self-practice and is working on adding this modality of energy therapy soon with Level 2 Certification.
Her massage is a combination of deep therapeutic work in areas of concern with gentle relaxation techniques to achieve a balance of the mind, body and spirit.
In addition, Michelle is always reading and practicing new techniques to grow her knowledge and skill set. Michelle is a member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
Dr. Aimee Ladd is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist with a wide variety of clinical experiences. She obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling at Illinois State University and completed her Master’s level internship at Chestnut Health Systems in the Adolescent Substance Abuse program and in the ISU Counseling Center. In addition, she worked as a Mental Health Associate at Methodist Medical Center on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health unit.
Throughout her graduate career, Dr. Ladd had the opportunity to participate in psychological research with renowned psychologists Dr. Laura Berk and Dr. Gary Creasey. From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Ladd managed the research team under Dr. Gary Creasey, investigating the associations between attachment theory and conflict management, as predictors of romantic relationship satisfaction. As a result of this research, Dr. Ladd became proficient in the administration of the Adult Attachment Interview. Due to her work with this research team, Dr. Ladd received the Outstanding Graduate Assistant award for the year of 2003-2004.
In 2010, Dr. Ladd completed her Ph.D. in School Psychology at Illinois State University. During the course of her training she completed practicum training in the For Children’s Sake program, which provides therapeutic services to children exposed to domestic violence, and in the Autism Clinic. In addition, she completed comprehensive psychological evaluations on children and adolescents at the Psychological Services Center at Illinois State University.
In 2007, Dr. Ladd completed her pre-doctoral internship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield Illinois and at Sangamon Area Special Education District. Throughout that year, Dr. Ladd gained experience with assessment and diagnosis of ADHD and other cognitive disorders. In addition, she had the opportunity to complete developmental assessments of high risk infants aged 6 months to 36 months, as part of a multidisciplinary team designed to ensure that children at developmental risk receive appropriate early intervention services. As a result of these experiences, Dr. Ladd has continued to serve as a member of this team as an adjunct faculty member at the SIU School of Medicine and currently supervises medical students and residents on their rotation through the clinic.
Following her internship, Dr. Ladd returned to ISU to defend her dissertation, titled: Infant Cries As Predictors of Child Abuse Potential: Associations of Working Models of Attachment, Cognitive Appraisals and Emotional Reactions. During this time period, Dr. Ladd also worked as a school counselor at Midwest Central Primary School.
In 2010, Dr. Ladd began her Post-Doctoral training, where she gained additional experiences in both assessment and counseling of individuals throughout the lifespan. In addition, she participated in an additional year of training at the Neurological Center for Attention, Behavior and Learning, where she received additional supervision in neurodevelopmental assessment of children and adolescents. In addition, she was employed as adjunct faculty by Bradley University, where she taught a course in Child Psychopathology within the Psychology department.
Dr Ladd sees patients across the lifespan. Her experience includes conducting psychological and cognitive assessments including academic and ADHD assessments. In addition, she has experience with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, cultural reintegration, divorce, behavioral, emotion regulation concerns, attachment, adoption, and stress management.
Nancy Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who graduated from Bradley University in 2009, with distinction. Nancy has extensive experience counseling individuals and families dealing with addiction, depression and anxiety.
Nancy's work experience includes working with adults and adolescents at an inpatient/outpatient addiction treatment center. She has extended knowledge and experience working in private practice, vocational testing and career counseling as part of a state program. Her experience includes running addiction, communication and dual diagnosis groups.
Nancy has lived in the area since 1992. She works for the Mental Health Network Government services as needed providing support to Military Service members and their families. Nancy believes in supporting people in life transitions and personal growth. Her style of therapy is positive, encouraging clients to find personal strength and goals.
Shelley Green is a Behavior Analyst, providing clinical therapeutic and educational supports and services to children and their families since 2006. She graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois in December 2013 with a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Therapy.
Shelley has experience working with children with Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Down Syndrome, behavioral disorders and other learning disabilities. For five years, she worked at a local school district providing therapeutic supports and services to students and school personnel. For the past two years, Shelley has provided consultative behavioral services to local families related to home Applied Behavioral Analysis programming, social skills development, reading/language comprehension, emotional regulation and behavioral support. She is actively involved in community resource groups and works collaboratively with families and school districts to advocate for appropriate services and supports for children with disabilities.
Shelley’s mission is to provide innovative solutions through therapy, education and training so that all individuals, regardless of their exceptionalities can live meaningful and productive lives.
Matthew Hunt is Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a variety of experience working with individuals, couples and families. Matt completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University with a major in Psychology. Matt went on to completed his graduate degree in Clinical Counseling at Illinois State University in 2003. Since completion Matt has practiced counseling in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, colleges and universities, and private practice.
Prior to joining One Counseling and Wellness, Matt spent 8 years counseling college students first at Richland Community College then at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Common issues he addressed with this population included depression, anxiety, social concerns, relationship issues, adjusting to college environment, time management, family issues, academic concerns and substance abuse.
Matt’s focus is helping clients identify their personal values and guiding clients to live their lives as consistently as possible with those values. By doing so, he assists clients in managing difficult thoughts, overwhelming emotions, physical challenges, and situational factors that can interfere. Some of the issues he is experienced in treating include depression, general anxiety, compulsive behaviors, phobias, social anxiety, anger management, attention deficit, relationship issues, sexual concerns, grief/loss and past traumas.
Matt currently offers services to a diverse population of adolescents and adults and is open to working with individuals with a range of spiritual beliefs, racial/ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Matt offers an expansive range of counseling strategies including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, biofeedback, and hypnosis. He works to match his interventions with the unique needs of each client. Matt's intent is to offer a positive and supportive environment that allows clients to discuss sensitive topics without fear of judgement.
Jacki Ejka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience. She graduated from the University of St. Francis with a major in Social Work. She completed a Master of Social Work degree at Governors State University and has worked in a variety of settings including mental health facilities and in a school social work setting.
Jacki’s primary work has been with children and adolescents with severe emotional dis regulation as well as their families. She assists clients with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, family stressors including acute and chronic mood disorders. She is currently a full-time school social worker helping students achieve success in school setting. Jacki also assists school age children with developing anger management skills and social skills. She has knowledge and experience working with individuals who have attention and/or hyperactivity issues.
Jacki comes to us from the suburbs of Chicago; as she lived in the Plainfield/Joliet area for 15 years before relocating to this area.
Jacki believes in a strength based perspective, primarily using solution focused therapy as her general therapeutic model. She is passionate about helping people to empower themselves to live the life they love.
Lisa has practiced yoga for eight years and was initially drawn to the discipline of yoga as a way to bring balance to her life. As she continued her journey of self discovery, her passion for yoga grew. She recently completed an intense 220 hour Teacher Training course at Yogaworks in Costa Mesa, California. As Lisa's study and practice in yoga training grew, she discovered the power of deep transformation and self acceptance. This has inspired her to share this awareness with others in order to facilitate health and healing -- and a sense of inner peace.