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Our Team

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         Charlene Sanuade, LCSW, PMH-C

(She/Her)

 
Practice Owner 

Clinical Therapist

 

      Specializations

  • Maternal Mental Health

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Codependency

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Family Conflict/ Divorce

  • Spirituality/ Spiritual Abuse

  • Racial and Cultural Identity

  • LGBTQ+

  • Queer and Poly Identity 

Charlene currently accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare,  Medicaid, Lyra EAP and Self-Pay.

 

 

 

Bio

Life can be filled with stress, hurt and disappointment.  Charlene firmly believes, through professional and personal experiences that counseling can be a therapeutic, calming and worthwhile experience.  Charlene's techniques includes emphasizing strengths, supporting personal growth and prioritizing self-determination.

 

Charlene received her Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Houston, Texas.  She is a member of Postpartum Support International (PSI), National Association of Social Work (NASW), and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Charlene grew up in Los Angeles, California and now lives in Illinois with her four children and fur baby.  In her free time she enjoys yoga, reading, museums in the city and horror films.

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Timothy Seals, LSW

(He/Him)
 
Associate Therapist


 

      Specializations

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

  • Racial and Cultural Identity

  • LGBTQ+

  • Queer and Poly Identity 

  • Therapy with Kids

  • Therapy with Teens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy currently accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Self-Pay and Out of Network benefits.

 

 

 

 

Bio

Timothy is a Licensed Social Worker who provides therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults.  He has been supporting individuals and families dealing with life changes, trauma, self-esteem struggles, behavioral/identity issues,anxiety, and depression. Timothy's approach is individualized and tailored to the client’s needs. His goal is to work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted. He is a strength-based, cognitive-behavioral therapist and provide clients with helpful strategies and tools to feel better overall.

 

Timothy loves to spend time with his wife and two children, swim, skate, travel and try new foods. He was born and raised on the south side of Chicago.

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Mercedes Brooks

(She/Her)

Wellness Coach
 
Associate Therapist



 

      Specializations

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Codependency

  • Life Transitions

  • Career Development

  • Graduate or Professional school support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes currently accepts Self-Pay and Out of Network Benefits.

 

 

 

 

 

Bio

Mercedes is a Licensed Social Worker who has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chicago State University and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from National Louis University.

 

Mercedes has over 8 years of experience providing counseling and case management services to adolescents and adults who are dealing with difficult life situations and especially those seeking mental wellness. Mercedes has extensive experience working in community organizations, treatment facilities and healthcare organizations.  

Mercedes provides services separately as a certified wellness coach or licensed therapist- as these are two very distinct services she can assist you in determining which service would work best for you.

 

In her free time, Mercedes enjoys spending time with her 2 boys, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite genres of movie are ROMCOMs, comedies and dramas.

 

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