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)                    Pending: Aetna

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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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 meets clients where they are in the healing process, believes clients are expert of themselves; she views 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 provides individual and couples counseling. Concentration areas include treating depression, anxiety, life-transition, chronic pain, medical concerns, and topics related to diversity - theories include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Accepting: BCBS, UHC (Optum)

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, 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

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 / body by exploring who they are, what they feel / think, and how it is impacting their life. She works with adults presenting with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and relational problems. Yuliya focuses on the development of emotion regulation, distress tolerance, self-compassion, and positive coping mechanisms. Her theories include evidence-based practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based techniques to integrate the mind-body connection.

Accepting: BCBS, Aetna

Przemyslaw "Jim" Fiejtek

PsyD Candidate

Przemyslaw Fiejtek earned a Master of Science in Psychology from California Coast University, and is completing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University. He is fulfilling licensure hours toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, as supervised by Dr. Kalena Peterson. Przemyslaw has 20+ years experience in public service - including military, law enforcement, and emergency medicine. He is a licensed EMT, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and believes in a wholistic approach toward emotional and physical health. He treats trauma-related problems, depression, anxiety, and life transitions, and considers therapy to be a collaborative process to help patients recognize their innate power to manifest a more constructive and fulfilling life. Theories include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (emphasizing mind-body connection / mindfulness), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Accepting: BCBS