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Clinical Supervisors

Our Therapists

Amy Fujino, LCPC

Amy has gained experience and knowledge working in inpatient, outpatient and private practice locations with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples since 2005. Her philosophy is to treat every person as she would want to be treated, to empower all individuals to overcome obstacles, strive for overall wellness, and achieve happiness. Amy uses a combination of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy & Strength Based models to approach  her clients and offer them valuable skills to achieve their goals. Amy believes it’s important for people to feel confident in their ability to overcome barriers and life’s hardships. Other areas of experience include helping those who have depression, eating disorders, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-injury, grief/loss, concentration difficulty, ADHD and PTSD.

Amy is accepting new clients in the Lake in the Hills, St. Charles and Schaumburg offices and can be reached at 847-854-4333 or at amy@owenscounseling.com
Corey Lariscy, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Corey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Her passion is working with children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in incorporating play therapy techniques and expressive interventions as these are the natural communicative and learning processes of children. Corey’s background includes working with the department of human resources providing in-home and school-based therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families utilizing evidence based counseling approaches. She has experience in working with behavior problems, mood disorders, self-esteem, school-related and family issues. Corey is trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction practices, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and trauma-informed best practices in clinical settings. She understands the the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration with clients using a holistic approach. Corey aims to make all clients feel comfortable and understood in order to stimulate grown within an individual.

Corey is currently accepting clients in Schaumburg, Warrenville, St. Charles, and Lake in the Hills, and can be reached at 847-854-4333 or ​corey@owenscounseling.com.

Craig Janowiak, LPC, NCC

Craig’s experience includes working with youth and young adults and their families. As a multifaceted counselor, Craig utilizes his understanding of an array of therapeutic techniques and strategies to help improve the quality of life for all of his clients, with bilingual services provided (English/Spanish).

Craig is currently accepting new clients in the Lake in the Hills and Schaumburg offices and can be reached by phone at 847-854-4333 or by email at craig@owenscounseling.com.

Dani Avallone, LCPC

Dani Avallone specializes in working with teens, individuals and families in crisis.  She is trained in Multi Systemic Family Therapy and has vast experience working with the Juvenile and Adult Court Systems.  She helps clients who struggle with substance abuse, depression, and mood disorders by assisting them in replacing destructive coping strategies with healthy coping techniques.  She uses an honest, interactive, and eclectic approach and tailors the therapy to the individual client’s needs.  She provides her clients with psychoeducation on mental health, emotional dysregulation and provides them with the tools and guidance needed to experience success in their lives.

Dani is currently accepting clients in St. Charles, Warrenville, Schaumburg, and Lake in the Hills, and can be reached at 847-854-4333 or dani@owenscounseling.com.

Jessica Mascenic, LPC, ATR 

Jessica Mascenic is a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist. She has a master’s degree in clinical counseling from Adler University. Her experience includes young adults and adolescents, couples, and families. Having worked in both high school and community settings, Jessica is familiar with life’s mental and physical challenges. Her expertise lies in the areas of anger management, the effects of trauma, mindfulness, and existential therapy. Components of all of these can be explored through the experience of art therapy. This form of creative expression allows for a unique outlet and non-threatening approach.
Jessica is accepting new clients in Schaumburg, Lake in the Hills, St. Charles and Warrenville locations. She can be reached by email at jmascenic@owenscounseling.com.

 

Lori Kaniewski, NCC

Lori received her master’s degree in counseling from National Louis University. Lori is a Nationally Certified Counselor awaiting licensure from the state. Her goal is to create a supportive relationship to help each individual find a life worth living. Lori uses a combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Strengths Based approach to therapy.  Lori’s focus includes anxiety, stress, self-harm, depression, spiritual and existential issues, relationship issues, and parenting support. She has a great passion for helping people discover their strengths and find their motivation to improve their quality of life. She facilitates the adolescent DBT skills groups and the self-harm education/ support group at the Lake in the Hills location.

Lori is accepting new clients at our Lake in the Hills and Schaumburg locations. She can be reached at 847-854-4333 or by email at lori@owenscounseling.com.

 

Omo Abu, LPC, NCC

Omo is a Licensed professional counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Omo has experience working with groups, couples, older teens and adults. She is passionate about providing a safe space for people of diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds to process their vulnerable thoughts and feelings in order to begin the journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Omo engages the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy to empower clients to make and sustain positive changes. Her focus includes sexual trauma, addiction, cultural identity, conflict resolution, communication, boundary setting, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. 

Omo is currently accepting new clients at our Lake in the Hills and Schaumburg locations. She can be reached at 847-854-4333 or by email at omo@owenscounseling.com

 

Stephanie Buonocore, NCC

Stephanie is passionate about providing a safe space where clients can share their stories, explore painful or difficult personal topics and find solutions together that allow them to accomplish their goals. She has experience and knowledge in community crisis work, partner violence and domestic violence survivors. Stephanie believes that all survivors have a strength and resilience they don’t always see when they first start the work, and she is determined to help them not only see it, but let it be a part of what helps them achieve their goals. She also has experience in anger management and partner abuse interventions.

Stephanie uses a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy models. She believes it is important to give her clients their own set of tools to help them become the best versions of themselves. Stephanie tailors each session to each unique person, their needs and their goals. Stephanie works with individuals, couples and children and teens. She supports those coping with depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, partner violence, trauma, domestic violence, school refusal, and mood disorders. 

Stephanie is currently accepting new clients in the evenings in our Schaumburg, St. Charles, and Warrenville locations. She can be reached at 847-854-4333 or by email at stephanie@owenscounseling.com

 

Our Interns

Allison Hadley, Clinical Intern

Allison is a graduate student of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at National Louis University.  She believes everyone has a story; one that is worthy of being shared, explored, and understood. Allison’s background in film and writing offer a wide variety of options for how this story gets told. Such a well-rounded history allows Allison to be a support and guide for children, teens and young adults, families and individual, as well as couples dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship difficulties, life transitions, grief, and trauma.

Allison’s experience has shown her that emotional distress can be caused by our perception of who we are and the roles we play within the context of our relationships. This can create a sense that we will always be what we are with no real chance for change or growth. She believes that this hopeless sense of being stuck keeps us from living fully and healthily in the present. It is Allison’s goal to empower her clients to reclaim and rewrite their narratives, and to live their lives fully as they see fit, being able to ride the waves of challenge and enjoy the times of happiness.

Allison will use various techniques to assist clients in this process, relying heavily on skills from narrative therapy, creative arts techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Gestalt therapy (holistic and experiential). She keeps a holistic perspective, meaning that she believes the whole pieces of our lives ranging from physical, emotional, social, educational/occupational, and spiritual are affected and contribute to our overall well-being. She is eager to learn how her client’s individual cultures shaped their stories, and helped form their beliefs, values, roles, and behaviors. 

Allison is currently accepting clients at our Lake in the Hills, Schaumburg, and St. Charles locations. She can be reached at 847-854-4333 or by email at allison@owenscounseling.com.

Our Certified Therapy Dog

Sampson Owens

Sampson is Dr. Alan Owens’ certified pet therapy dog, and he just received his certification from the Canine Good Citizen Program! This means he has succeeded in passing a rigorous test of temperament, commands, walking, reactions to people & distractions, & separations from owner. He also passes as being super handsome.

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