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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.


JoyAnn Oberman, Marketing Director

Our Marketing Director, JoyAnn, is also one of our clinicians here at Owens! Her clinical experience can be found under our “Therapist” tab on our website.

JoyAnn’s passion is working throughout the community to end the stigma against mental health and trauma recovery. In doing so, she is able to offer support and services to those in crisis and their loved ones. She loves to be involved in community events and organizations. Most recently, JoyAnn joined the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force and is eager to spread awareness and suicide prevention throughout all four of our locations and their surrounding areas. JoyAnn also spends time working with the McHenry County Crisis Team and Northwest CASA, advocating for victims and survivors of sexual assault; both as a medical and legal advocate.

JoyAnn’s favorite place to be is around her family; especially her husband and their dog, Zana. She loves to spend her Thursday nights with her grandmother and cousins; a tradition that started over twenty years ago!

JoyAnn can be reached at 847-854-4333, Ext. 3008 or by email at joyann@owenscounseling.com.

Erin Velasquez, Administrative Assistant

Our Administrative Assistant, Erin, has been interested in psychology since high school and knew she would find her way back to it eventually.

She has always been the type of person to listen and lend a helping hand. With over fifteen years of experience in customer service, what better way to continue this lifestyle than by joining the Owens & Associates team?!

In her free time, Erin likes to spend quality time with her two children and her dog. If she is not with her family, you can find Erin listening to her headphones and working on her artwork.

Erin works out of our Lake in the Hills office and can be reached by phone at 847-854-4333 or by email at erin@owenscounseling.com.

Our Interns

Owens & Associates offers a variety of opportunities at all education and experience levels. You may see interns ranging from high school and beyond in any of our four locations! Our interns are eager to learn the business, clinical, and marketing sides of private practice work. Please share your experiences with them as well! If you are interested in an internship with Owens & Associates Counseling, please let us know!

We Accept Most Major Insurance!

BCBS PPO and EAP, United Health Care PPO and EAP, TRICARE, CIGNA, Aetna EAP & PPO, OPTUM Health, CIGNA EAP, Health Partners, HUMANA, Military OneSource,  ASR Health Benefits, Value Options (Beacon Health), Assurance Health…AND MORE

Call today, for your convenience, we will verify your insurance coverage!