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Our Staff

Michelle Kasper, Practice Manager

Michelle has over 30 years of management and leadership experience in the healthcare industry including, homecare, hospice, in-patient/out-patient hospital, and private practice. She has expertise in the areas of leadership development, personnel selection and hiring, management communication and supervision & training.

Michelle brings her years of experience in areas of patient/client care regarding; facilitating appointments, prior authorizations, medical record requests, insurance billing. She takes great pride in her office staff to ensure that clients receive the dignity and respect they deserve. She encourages a work environment that provides excellent customer service to clients, outside professionals, vendors and internal clinicians with her positive attitude and friendly demeanor.

Michelle can be reached by phone at 847-854-4333, or by email, at mkasper@owenscounseling.com


Sari Flage, Community Liaison

Sari holds a BA in Music Business & Entrepreneurship from Judson University. She is passionate about all things marketing, loves connecting people, and is a firm believer that everyone can benefit from counseling. Her background in sales and marketing and passion for holistic mental health care make her a perfect fit for her community liaison role at Owens. She lives for the day when the stigmas around mental health concerns are completely erased, and individuals can receive the care and coaching they need without fear of catching a wayward side-eye from a coworker or family member.

When Sari is not hustling around the northwest suburbs representing the practice, she’s usually parked in front of an open textbook for her masters program in Mental Health Counseling at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In any remaining spare time, Sari can be found playing the piano and singing, wishing it was perpetually fall, or brewing up a french-press batch of her favorite blonde roast. (She stubbornly insists that it’s never too late in the day for a caffeinated cup.)

Sari works out of all four locations and can be reached at 847-854-4333, Ext. 3016 or by email at sari@owenscounseling.com.


Lacy M., Administrative Assistant

Lacy is an administrative assistant at our main office in Lake in the Hills. Lacy loves working at Owens because of the opportunities she has to help our clients and to work with our great team of therapists and other staff members.

Lacy and her fiancé live in Crystal Lake with their three fur babies. She is grateful to be part of the Owens Counseling team, and hopes to continue working hard to grow in her personal and professional lives.


Lacy can be reached at our main office line at 847-854-4333. 


Our Interns

Maddie Banks, BA Level Marketing/Psychology Intern

Maddie is a Senior at Judson University, working on her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She hopes to plant some roots in the Northwest Suburbs after graduation in May of 2019 and continue to pour into the communities around her. She has a passion for serving the people that have been placed in her life, in her dorm, and in her community. She loves cats only slightly more than she loves dogs and finds immense joy in being able to use her creative skills in as many ways as possible.

She is involved in the Judson University Choir and also works part-time at the Office of Admissions on campus. 

When she isn’t in class or at Owens, Maddie can be found in the kitchen trying out a new recipe, brewing an extra cup of coffee for a friend, or planning her next road trip.

Maddie works closely with the Community Liaison, who can be reached at 847-854-4333, Ext. 3016 or by email at sari@owenscounseling.com.

Kory Marken, BA Level Administrative/Psychology Intern

Kory Marken is a senior at Judson University. She will graduate with a B.A. in Psychology in May 2019. After graduation, she will move to Chicago to get her M.S. in Applied Behavioral Analysis. In the future, Kory hopes to become a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst and work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kory is from Virginia and moved to Elgin to attend Judson University. Since that time, she has been involved in campus life in a variety of ways. She is currently the Lead Resident Assistant in one of the upperclassmen dorms at Judson. She tutors in writing and various psychology classes. Kory is also a member of the Judson University Choir and Psi Chi, the International Psychology Honors Society. She held the position of Chapel Dance Leader on University Ministries, attended and led a small group at the annual sophomore Journey retreat, sponsored by Judson, and has worked odd jobs around campus when she is able to. She also runs the Children’s Church ministry at her church in Elgin, Calvary Baptist Church.

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