Dr. Stacey Willard

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PsyD

Dr. Stacey Willard is the Founder and Executive Director of CTAS. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her Master's in Art Therapy: Counseling Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her clinical internship at Adler Community Health Services, and postdoctoral residency at Lawrence Kerns, M.D. & Associates. Dr. Willard places great emphasis on providing a warm, empowering environment, and applying research and evidenced-based practice with adults (including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and relaxation training). She values the importance of forming a supportive relationship, and will work with you to generate transformative insights and constructive solutions that address your objectives.

 

Dr. Willard holds an active license in both Illinois (PsyD 071.009205) and Colorado (PsyD PSY.0004654).

Dr. Kalena Peterson

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PsyD

Dr. Kalena Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Peterson has a broad range of experience, skills, and expertise working with clients in a variety of settings, including schools, correctional facilities, hospital/primary care, and community health facilities. She believes in a collaborative approach to therapy - providing an open and safe space for clients to explore and express themselves freely. Clients are empowered to make choices, decisions, and reconnect with their inner strength. Dr. Peterson believes therapy can be a guide for clients to obtain tools to reach their goals and to become their best self. She is committed to providing trauma-informed and evidenced-based care to help clients gain skills and cope with current life stressors/transitions. Special interests include issues related to anxiety and depression, interpersonal/relational issues, and healing from past traumas.

Dr. Matthew Waxler

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PsyD

Dr. Matthew Waxler is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Waxler focuses on working with adult clients ages early 20's to senior years. A significant portion of his work has focused on treating traumatic stress from trauma experienced across the lifespan, depression, anxiety, anger, chronic pain, and substance use. He has interest in working on relationship problems both with individuals and couples. Other clinical interests include treating men's issues, grief and loss related to death, and significant life changes. Dr. Waxler matches evidence supported treatments to the client's presenting problems and goals. He is comfortable working from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and psychodynamic orientation. Dr. Waxler looks to bring a relational component to clinical work as he believes it is a strong factor in bringing about change in clients.

Divya Bhagavatula

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC; PsyD Candidate

Divya Bhagavatula is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master's in Counseling Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and is completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Divya values meeting clients where they are in the healing process and believes clients are the expert of themselves. She considers therapy as a way to help clients gain tools, reach goals, and be the best version of themselves. Divya is passionate about bringing awareness and reducing mental health stigma at the community level, especially in minority communities. She is a therapist who provides individual and couples counseling. Areas of concentration include treatment of depression, anxiety, life-transition, chronic pain, medical concerns, and topics related to diversity. Her therapy theories include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Alexis Golden

Licensed Social Worker, LSW; LCSW Candidate

Alexis Golden is a Licensed Social Worker who earned her Master's of Social Work from Jane Addams College of Social Work. She is completing licensure hours toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois, as supervised by Dr. Stacey Willard. Alexis was previously trained in providing case management for adults experiencing homelessness and advocacy group-work with inner city youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System. Her work has primarily been with marginalized urban communities; treating trauma, grief, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other social/emotional/behavioral concerns. Prioritizing a holistic treatment approach, Alexis is guided by trauma-informed care, CBT, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and other mind-body therapeutic approaches. She seeks to empower clients to utilize their own strengths, enhance connection between their mind and body, and connect them to community resources to further improve their overall well-being.

Yuliya Bogdanovskaya

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC; PsyD Candidate

Yuliya Bogdanovskaya is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master's of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and an additional Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology. Yuliya is completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Yuliya views therapy as a journey for individuals to reconnect with their mind and body through exploring who they are, what they are feeling and thinking, and how it is impacting their lives. She has experience working with adults presenting with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and relational problems. She focuses on helping individuals develop emotion regulation skills, distress tolerance skills, self-compassion, and positive coping mechanisms. Her work is rooted in evidence-based practices of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Additionally, she implements mindfulness-based techniques to help integrate the mind-body connection.