Seeking help is a powerful step to improving your quality of life. Talking to someone about whatever your concerns are is something that almost anyone can benefit from, but many people are afraid to reach out. If you are considering therapy or coaching, I applaud you, and I really do want to help you find what you need to feel POWERFUL and help you develop the tools to have peace in your life.
I enjoy working with diverse clients, and have treated patients on the inpatient as well as outpatient basis. I began providing therapy in 1996, and have worked full time in several local hospitals before deciding to work full time in outpatient private practice. Though I work with many populations, I enjoy helping individuals with issues of trauma as well as working with couples. I work with all age ranges and have helped clients with a range of diagnosis. I use a variety of techniques, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR. I am also a Certified Hypnotist and a trained mediator.
Jennifer Bialek, M.S. LCPC CADC NCC
I value each client both as an individual and as an active participant in providing the very best healthcare. Please feel free to ask questions to make the best decision by letting me know how you best learn information, and by sharing how you are responding to your treatment. I look forward to creating a therapeutic partnership with you.
Jennifer Bialek is currently servicing Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm and has previously provided services as a practicing therapist at the Adult Chemical Dependency Unit at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Ms. Bialek earned her BA in Human Services/Psychology, and MS in Human Services Counseling from National-Louis University. Jennifer is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, a certified, a member of the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts, and a NCC.
Anastasia McCargo, M.Ed. LCPC Anastasia McCargo is a licensed clinical professional counselor with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in working with individuals, couples and families on a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, infertility, grief/loss and relationship issues. Utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment, Anastasia uses directive and non-directive techniques to support clients in acquiring skills to help them successfully navigate lifeís challenges. Anastasia currently holds professional memberships with the American Counseling Association, the Illinois Counseling Association, the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, and the National Infertility Association, RESOLVE. Anastasia is looking forward to leading a support group for women struggling with infertility this year.
As a clinical social worker, I have provided therapy and supportive services to a variety of individuals and families. If your child is having a difficult time at school or you are struggling at home with your child it is important to explore your options and find solutions to stressful and sometimes hurtful situations. If you are struggling with an internal conflict or in a relationship, you may benefit from seeking non-judgmental, professional support.
I have provided individual and group counseling to children and adolescents ages 10 through 25. I have also worked with adults, couples, and families. Specifically, I have worked with district 203 elementary, junior high and high school students and their families for over 5 years.
The right therapist will help you feel empowered and provide the support you need to maintain comfort and stability or assist you in obtaining comfort and stability. I prefer to collaborate with my clients to determine therapy goals and individualize treatment methods that best fit your needs.
Anjali Soni, MA, PsyD
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with ten years of experience in providing residential and outpatient treatment. I obtained my Masterís Degree in Counseling Psychology and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. My clinical experiences include working with clients dealing with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and anger management problems. My goal in individual, group, and family therapy is to teach clients the tools they need to find balance and maintain healthy behavior. I utilize Adlerian and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques to help individuals solve problems and obtain a greater understanding of their thoughts, symptoms, and behavior. I am sensitive to cultural diversity and the role that culture, family systems, and the environment play in an individualís perception of the world. I speak Hindi fluently and am able to understand Punjabi. I am looking forward to meeting new people and providing a safe, trusting environment for my clients.
Dr. P. Chandarana, M.D. Dr. Paragini Chandarana is a well-respected thorough psychiatrist known for her directness. She believes that patients can handle the truth with an open mind and willingness to make the necessary adjustments to modify their behavior, as necessary. Dr. Chandarana believes in the team approach, with the individual being the largest part of the team. This collaboration between client and clinician, often helps people to make the adjustments or modifications needed enabling them to have a successful outcome as they navigate life's challenges. Dr. Chandarana is caring, concerned and interested in the individual who is ready to move toward any improvement in his or her life. Dr. Chandara currently treats a myriad concerns in those ages 13 years or older and wants realistic improvement as much as her clients.
Dr. Rubeena Mian, M.D. Dr. Rubeena Mian is a psychiatrist practicing for many years and is trained in adult psychiatry. Dr. Mian is approachable, understanding and compassionate, here and now, straightforward and thorough. She evaluates and screens well for medication management and various types of therapies and will refer patient for appropriate therapies. It is our pleasure to have her here at Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm. Dr. Mian also works with and takes interest in womenís mental health, pregnancy and postpartum issues, infertility and hormone-related conditions and changes. Dr. Mian treats ages from young adult starting at 17 years old and upwards. Please call the office for an appointment with Dr. Mian as she will be eager to serve you.
Dr. Thomas J. Murphy, Ph.D
Dr. Thomas J. Murphy is a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Illinois. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Murphy did his internship at Jesse Brown VA Hospital and Children's Memorial Hospital. He was employed at Hines VA Hospital from 1974 to 2010 in which he provided psychological assessments and psychotherapy to veterans. For the past couple of years Dr. Murphy has been employed in Private Practice and has provided psychological services to residents at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Murphy is now providing counseling to couples and individuals at Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm and will also be starting a Menís Group at Nowell and Associates.
Darren Nowell, MSEE
Darren Nowell has over 20 years of corporate and career/resume consulting experience. Over the years he has worked with several Fortune 500 companies and reviewed hundreds of resumes as a hiring manager. Mr. Nowell has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering.