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Meet the Team

Nadia Persun

Clinical Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Persun's clinical expertise includes the treatment of anxiety, eating disorders, weight loss, infertility and women's health, marriage and family therapy, and adolescent issues. She also does psychological testing for learning disabilities. Dr. Persun is an alumna of the University of Chicago, where she obtained her Doctorate in Psychology and Human Development.

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Amanda Scott

Clinical Supervisor

Counselor/Mental Health Therapist

Amanda received her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University. She has experience working with children, youth, adults, families, and groups, treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, social behavioral issues, autism, and family conflict. Amanda utilizes CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

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Shawn Tessmer

Counselor/Mental Health Therapist

Shawn brings a compassionate and engaging approach to counseling, focusing on providing solution-oriented therapy, insight-oriented modalities, and CBT. He has a passion for working with youth, helping teenagers and young adults overcome issues of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. He also treats families, addressing family conflicts, marital discord, and parent-child issues.  

Alex Overby

Counselor/Clinical Intern

Alexis "Alex" received her masters from William Carey University, both in psychology. Her experience has been working with children through behavior modification and CBT. She began working with adults prior to the pandemic by helping them to establish and identify their strengths and creating an environment to help them grow and realize their true potential. 

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Erin Hankins Meagher

Counselor/Mental Health Therapist

Erin received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has experience working with college students dealing with depression, anxiety, academic difficulties, self-esteem issues, and career counseling decisions. Erin also has experience working with adults providing crisis intervention.

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Laura Schleifer

Counselor/Mental Health Therapist

Laura believes that each individual holds unique strengths, wisdom, and the capacity to heal, grow, and thrive. She helps clients discover the tools they already possess and to use them effectively to reach their goals. She also teaches new skills and considers it a privilege to join with clients on this collaborative healing journey. 

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Stacey Mason

Counselor/Mental Health Therapist

Stacey Matson is a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years of experience in counseling and overseeing other professionals in the field. She has dedicated herself to providing support and guidance to those who face a wide array of challenges- with her expertise lying in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral issues. Stacey utilizes a range of therapeutic approaches to best address the concerns of her clients, ranging anywhere between young children to college-age adults and couples.

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