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Clinical Supervisors

Team Leads

Michelle Augoustatos, LCSW – Team Lead – Lake in the Hills

Michelle Augoustatos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from George Williams College of Aurora University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from Elmhurst College.

Michelle specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm and substance abuse in adolescents and adults. She has experience in addiction disorders, crisis intervention, anger management and domestic abuse.

Michelle utilizes mindfulness, person-centered therapy, finding a person’s strengths and building on those in therapy, trauma informed techniques, and parenting support to assist her clients. She also has expertise in assisting families that have children with disabilities. She takes pride in giving her clients the support they need.

Michelle lives locally with her two teenage sons, her dad and her beloved dog, Zeke. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and working out.

Michelle is now accepting new clients in our Lake in the Hills and Schaumburg locations and can be reached via email at maugoustatos@owenscounseling.com or by phone at 847-854-4333.


Our Therapists

Anita L. Dierks, LCPC

Anita is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has spent the last twenty years working in various residential programs with adolescents, adults, veterans, and seniors. 

Anita specializes in adjustment challenges, anger management, anxiety, conflict resolution, depression, effective communication, grief and loss, life changes, PTSD, and stress reduction techniques for those ranging in age from teens to seniors.

Anita enjoys spending time with her husband, pets, working in her garden, and engaging in mindfulness and relaxation techniques. As your therapist, Anita will help you to identify what is and is not working for you in your life. Together you will work on a plan to bring greater peace of mind and heart!

Anita is currently accepting new clients in our St. Charles and Warrenville locations and can be reached at 847-854-4333 or by email at anita@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.

Frank Bresemann, LCPC, CT

Frank is a very experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with additional training in Life Coaching and Personal Fitness training. Frank’s certification in Thanatology represents his training and experience assisting those dealing with the challenges associated with severe illness, death and bereavement needs.

Frank received his Master’s Degree from Concordia University. His professional experience includes providing therapy to folks with unique family dynamics including adoption, foster care, and blended family situations. He spent years providing therapy and team leadership at local mental health agencies as well.

Frank believes that it is a brave person who decides to  take a proactive approach to life’s challenges. His clinical approach has a focus on the mind, body, and spiritual needs of all he speaks to. This includes use of Person Centered, Reality, and Choice Theory approaches; among others. A strong desire to help his clients survive and thrive is what centers Frank’s efforts.

When not working Frank may be found camping or spending other quality time with his three wonderful daughters and five grand-monsters! He also makes time to nurture his Science Fiction geek side thru TV, books and movies.  Live Long and Prosper….

Frank is now accepting new clients in our Lake in the Hills and Schaumburg locations and can be reached by phone at 847-854-4333 or via email at frank@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.


Joshua L Boyd, LPC, NCC

Josh received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from National Louis University and is both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Josh specializes in working with young adults, teens, children, and their families, as they work through school and work-related stress; as well as overcoming the impact of trauma and abuse.

Working as a mentor, athletic coach, and dance teacher has taught him how to communicate and connect with young clients to help them reach their goals in their personal, academic, and athletic lives.

Utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy, Josh is able to assist his clients through struggles with depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, existential and spiritual issues.

Josh is accepting new clients in Lake in the Hills, Schaumburg, St. Charles, and Warrenville. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, Josh can be reached by phone at 847-854-4333 or by email at joshua@owenscounseling.com.

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

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, Choice Theories, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Informed, and Talk Therapies.

In addition to managing our in-house marketing and seeing clients at O&A, JoyAnn is an active member of Northwestern Medicine’s Crisis Team and part of the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force’s administrative team

JoyAnn can be found 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.

In addition to working with individuals and their families, Lori leads our Breakfast Club and Weekend Warriors groups, for middle and high school students, in our Lake in the Hills office.

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.

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 Intern(s)

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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