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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 currently accepting new clients in our Lake in the Hills and Schaumburg offices, and can be reached by phone at 847-854-4333 or at amy@owenscounseling.com

Craig Janowiak, LPC, NCC

Craig is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from National Louis University. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education with minors in Psychology and Biology.

He believes that growth can be supported by a greater understanding of all aspects of a person’s life. Craig makes every attempt to understand the psychological, physical, biological, and environmental state of each of his clients. He sees diversity as a blessing and learning as an ongoing gift!

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 our Lake in the Hills and Schaumburg locations 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.

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

Gary Bohn, LPC, CADC

Gary Bohn is a Licensed Professional Counselor that specializes in addictions, domestic violence intervention, marriage and family relationships, depression/anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and chronic mental health issues. He is experienced in cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies and uses a mix of different theory types to assist clients in making healthy choices along the path of positive change. 

Gary lives in St. Charles with his wife and son. They have a dog and a bird that get along, but not without some stressful skill-building sessions. In his downtime, he enjoys spending time with family, attempting to play golf and reading just about anything.

Gary is currently accepting new clients in Lake In The Hills, Schaumburg, St. Charles, and Warrenville and can be reached by phone at 847-854-4333 or by email at gary@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.

Jessica’s 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.

In addition to providing art as an outlet in individual therapy, Jessica facilitates Art Therapy Groups for middle and high school aged adolescents.

Jessica is accepting new clients in Lake in the Hills, Schaumburg, St. Charles, and Warrenville, and can be reached by email at jmascenic@owenscounseling.com.

 

JoyAnn L. Oberman, LPC, NCC, ICDVP, CCTP

Our Marketing Director, JoyAnn, received her Master’s in Counseling from National Louis University. JoyAnn is a Nationally Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional. Her wide array of experience in crisis intervention, suicidal ideation, domestic violence, and sexual assault, comes from a variety of inpatient, outpatient, nonprofit, childcare, and educational settings.

JoyAnn’s passion is to assist clients in discovering and identifying their own strengths and building upon those in treatment. In doing so, they are better able to overcome and prepare for future times of crisis. In addition, JoyAnn assists her clients and their families through a variety of therapeutic approaches including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Informed, and Talk Therapies.

In addition to managing our marketing, JoyAnn facilitates a variety of our peer support groups here at Owens. Additional group information is available under the “Group Therapy” tab here on our website. 

JoyAnn is currently accepting clients in our Lake in the Hills and St. Charles locations. She can be reached via email at joyann@owenscounseling.com or 847-854-4333 Ext. 3008.

Lori Kaniewski, LPC, NCC

Lori received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from National Louis University. Lori is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. 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 leads our Breakfast Club and Weekend Warriors groups, as well as our S.C.A.R.S. Support Group for adolescents and teens struggling with Non-suicidal self-injury. 

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

Megan Zerfahs, LPC

Megan is a Nationally Certified Counselor, who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University. She works with grade school children, adolescents, and adults.

Megan’s main approaches are Person-Centered Therapy and Choice Theory. Her focus includes substance use disorders, behavioral issues, trauma, PTSD, career planning, and mood disorders.

Megan has experience within the elementary and junior high school settings and a DUI agency. She has attended training for women and addiction.

Megan is accepting new clients in Lake in the HillsSchaumburgSt. Charles, and Warrenville, and can be reached at 847-854-4333 or by email at megan@owenscounseling.com.

 

 

 

Stephanie Buonocore, LPC, 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 Schaumburg, St. Charles, and Warrenville. She can be reached at 847-854-4333 or by email at stephanie@owenscounseling.com

 

Clinical Interns

Allison Hadley, MA Level 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.

Norma Vilchis, MA Level Bilingual Clinical Intern

Norma is a graduate student of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. She has a wide array of experience in crisis intervention, educational settings, nonprofit, childcare, at-risk youth, emerging adults, and individuals. 

She helps clients who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and career planning. She utilizes a combination of Person-Centered Therapy, Strength-Based approach to therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.  

Norma emphasizes on provided a safe space where clients are able to share, explore, and implement solutions so as to meet their goals. Her focus is developing a collaborative, supportive relationship, and empowering clients.  

She believes that everyone has the mindset of an overcomer with any challenges they face. Norma keeps a holistic viewpoint, meaning that all essential aspects of our lives are impacted and as a result, affects our well-being. She advocates for multicultural diversity and ethnic enrichment. 

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

Sara Prill, MA Level Clinical Intern

Sara Prill is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate student from National Louis University. She works with teens and adults with a focus on depression, anxiety, grief, anger, relationships, and stress management. 

Sara’s main approaches to therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Existential Therapy with special training in suicide bereavement. 

As your counselor, Sara is here to help you with the struggles you’re facing using empathy, education, and compassion. You will work together to create a plan so that you can achieve your goals and experience relief from life’s stresses. 

Special message from Sara: “It takes amazing strength to reach out and ask for help when life gets challenging. I am here to remind you of your inner strength and to help you learn and grow.” 

Sara is currently accepting clients at our Lake in the HillsSchaumburg, St. Charles, and Warrenville locations. She can be reached by phone at 847-854-4333 or by email at sara@owenscounseling.com.

Our Certified Therapy Dog

Sampson Owens

Sampson has been a certified pet therapy dog for 3 years. He received his credentials from the Canine Good Citizen Program, which means he succeeded in passing a rigorous test of temperament, commands, walking, reactions to people, distractions, and separations from his owner. He also passed as being super handsome.

Sampson is passionate about pretty much everything, but if he had to pick a top three, they would be making appearances at events, giving friendly snuggles, and fetching the mail.

Sampson is very technologically savvy, and can be reached on his very own Instagram page at @sampson_says.

 

 

 

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