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Katie Kroening, LCSW, CADC
Owner, Clinical Director, Therapist
Hello, I’m Katie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I offer a master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology from NEIU. I’ve been in the field more than a decade. I started The Center for Courageous Living because I believe mountains can be moved in our body, mind, spirit and relationships when we embrace faith that things can change, courage to change the things we can and reach for connection to supportive others...I love empowering broken and hurting people and witnessing their transformation from a place of deserts and drought to streams of renewal and hope.
Ashley Mika, LCPC, CGCS
Clinical Provisional Supervisor,
Hi! My name is Ashley Mika and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Grief and Loss Specialist (CGCS) with over 5 years of experience in the behavioral health field. My formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Elmhurst College and a Master of Art degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University. I love the field that I am in! Through encouragement, compassion, and understanding I create a safe place for folks to share their stories, empowering and educating clients on ways to improve their well-being as we navigate together life changes.
Kaitlin Armon, LPC
Hello, my name is Kaitlin Armon. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC), with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. I have a passion to help people gain a greater level of joy, freedom, and stability in their lives. I bring a caring, compassionate, and inviting approach to therapy. I help clients overcome current life problems, heal from the painful circumstances and strongholds that may be blocking clients from hope, peace and long-lasting change in their journeys.
Meet Jenny: Jenny is friendly, gifted in attention to detail and is your benefits, and intake point-of-contact. Jenny takes care of all things administrative. You may see Jenny at the office, talk with her by phone and/or by email. Jenny works hard to make the intake process easy and efficient for you. She is our expert benefits specialist. She will make sure you understand your benefits and session fee obligations.
Lisa Schultz, LPC
Welcome… My name is Lisa Schultz and I am a Psychotherapist. I hold a Licensed Professional Counselor certification as well as a National Certified Counselor designation. My undergraduate degree is in Family and Individual Development from Northern Illinois University. I also hold a master’s degree of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University Chicago. I am a member of the Illinois Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association and the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Disassociation local chapter. I believe I offer safety and rest that provides space for my clients to journey deeper into their stories.
Domenica Doro, LPC
Hello! My name is Domenica, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, with a minor in American Sign Language, from the University of St. Thomas. From there, I went on to receive my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I am very compassionate, energetic, and empathetic, with a heart for children, especially those who are struggling. I enjoy working with teens and young adults but also work with individuals and parents through adulthood. Regardless of where someone might be on their journey, my goal is to create a place where all of my clients feel connected, supported, and understood.
Kristy Searles, LSW
Hello! My name is Kristy and I’m a Licensed Social Worker. I hold a bachelor of Social work degree from Trinity Christian College, and a Master’s degree in Social work from Aurora University. I am passionate about helping children and young adults in the sphere of mental health. I am a caring, patient, empathetic, outgoing, and relatable therapist that enjoys working with children in a fun, play based model. I have had 15 years experience working with children, families, and youth in a variety of settings and contexts. I offer a safe space for clients to grow, be challenged, equipped with tools for success, and feel empowered for moving through life’s difficulties with support and encouragement.
Meet Loreanne, our Intake Specialist. She has a growing role with our company and we are so happy to have her aboard. Loreanne cares for our clients by supporting them in the process of getting connected to the right fit therapist. You might speak with her by phone or email. Loreanne will help you feel heard, welcomed, and informed of our process of onboarding clients. Loreanne is genuine, focused and has a kind disposition; we are grateful she's with us.
Sarah Levon, LPC
Hello, I’m Sarah, a Licensed Professional Counselor. I offer a master’s degree in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary as well as a master’s in education from Wheaton College. The desire to be better equipped to care for people well is what launched me into the counseling field. I am a compassionate and curious person who loves to learn and share the hope that I discover with all those I walk with through life. I’m especially passionate about the holistic care of teenagers and young adults—particularly for the education and mentorship of young women. My ultimate goal as a counselor is to provide comfort and encouragement on the path towards restoration.
Kelly Allen, LSW
Hello, I’m Kelly, a Licensed Social Worker. I hold a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Denver with a concentration in mental health and trauma. I have always desired to help others feel heard, seen, and loved. I recognize the importance of individual stories and how that plays a part in how we see the world around us. Each story is unique and valuable and my goal is to highlight and process through the stories of those I work with. My ultimate goal as a counselor is to help my clients recognize their value and worth and move towards a place of freedom and healing.
Intern: Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Hello! I am Amy, a Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree Intern from Capella University. I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Winona State University and am a member of the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association. My purpose in life is to assist those in need; I have faith in the resilience of clients and in their ability for achieving happiness. I'm committed to helping clients restore hope, achieve personal goals, and enhance their daily lives with greater joy and meaning.