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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).

Accepting: BCBS, UHC (Optum), Aetna, Cigna

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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 expertise working with clients in 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.

Accepting: BCBS, Cigna, UHC (Optum), Aetna

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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 20's to senior years. A significant portion of his work has focused on treating traumatic stress across the lifespan, depression, anxiety, anger, chronic pain, and substance use. He has interest working on relationship problems 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 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.

Accepting: BCBS, UHC (Optum)                               Pending: Aetna

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Alexis Golden                                                             *ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

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, 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 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.

Accepting: BCBS

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Fanai Croff                                                                   *ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC; LCPC Candidate

Fanai Croff is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master's of Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is completing licensure hours toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as supervised by Dr. Kalena Peterson. Fanai values authenticity and self-actualization and believes individuals have the inherent knowledge and tools necessary to become better versions of themselves. Her approach to treatment is foundationally person-centered, places high value on the therapeutic relationship, and utilizes/embraces the 'here and now'. Clinical interests include anxiety, trauma, identity, self-worth, and relationship challenges. In addition, Fanai draws from nearly two decades of experience in corporate sales and marketing, to help clients navigate “feeling stuck”, work/life balance and the desire for change. She works with adults and couples.

Accepting: BCBS