Kristin Widolff is a licensed clinical social worker trained in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with depression, anxiety, and other problems with mood. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University and her M.A. in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Kristin integrates theory from psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives, in addition to current findings in neuroscience, to develop a comprehensive understanding of the individual within their environment. Her use of CBT involves strengthening skills for emotional intelligence and mindfulness to solve problems effectively and to strive for congruence with one’s values.
Kristin entered the field of mental health as an advocate for improving the quality of and access to services and using what works in practice. Accordingly, Kristin emphasizes the importance of evidence-based approaches in therapy and ongoing self-evaluation as a therapist through continuing education and professional consultation
Outside of Moeller, Myers, & Associates, Kristin teaches as an adjunct psychology faculty member at Sauk Valley Community College.
JAMIE LEECH | MSED, LCPC, NCC
Jamie Leech, M.S.Ed, LPC, NCC is a Nationally Board Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her master’s degree in counseling from Western Illinois University, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University. Jamie also currently maintains a Type 73 certificate and works full-time as a school counselor at a local high school.
Jamie has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults both individually and in a group setting. Jamie is a strong believer in the client-counselor relationship, utilizing a strength-based and client-centered perspective. Although very flexible, Jamie draws from a solution-focused, person-centered, and humanistic framework. Jamie is experienced in several areas, including: depression, anxiety, loss and grief, school, communication, divorce, self-image, college and career, and stress management.
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KRISTIN WIDOLFF | MSW, LCSW
Erin DeSutter, MS, LCPC, CADC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Erin is a graduate of Illinois State University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology and has been working with individuals with identified goals of improved mental health or change in their relationship with substances for over 10 years. She has a passion for partnering with and empowering individuals to recognize and achieve their personal potential for wellness by assisting development of self-awareness, acceptance, authenticity, and resilience. She employs a strength-based, empathic therapy, utilizing models of Solution-Based, Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational Enhancement, and Mindfulness to confront issues of Depression, Anxiety, Transition, Chemical Dependency, Relationship Impasses, and Trauma. She believes in the importance of building upon the strength and hope within the present to provide resolve and decreased connection to the challenges of the past. She specializes in working with individuals, young adults, and couples.
ERIN DESUTTER | MS, LCPC, CADC
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DUSTIN MERRILL | MSW, LCSW, CADC
Dustin Merrill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), as well as a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC). He has earned his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Aurora University with emphases in clinical and school social work, along with his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Illinois State University. He maintains an Illinois Professional License (PEL) with an endorsement in School Social Work, is a full-time School Social Worker, and is also an adjunct instructor teaching college level courses.
As a dedicated therapist, Dustin provides counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups. He believes in utilizing a strengths perspective, while working collaboratively with his clients to help them reach their full potential. He uses a variety of therapy approaches to best suit the treatment needs of his clients which include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Humanistic, and Psychodynamic. He is experienced in the treatment areas of: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, stress, anger management, substance abuse/relapse prevention, school, career, communication, marriage, divorce, relationships, and parenting.
Mary Alice Wentling, MSEd, is an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor), NCC (Nationally Board-Certified Counselor) and Registered Play Therapist. She has an extensive history of counseling children, teens, adults and families. Since each individual is unique, Mary Alice recognizes that it is helpful to use personalized counseling approaches, including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. She specializes in counseling people with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment/relationship issues, ADHD, and grief and loss. As a Registered Play Therapist, Mary Alice uses scientifically based expressive & playful approaches to help children resolve difficulties. She is strength based and focuses on each person’s ability to achieve success over problems. By using EMDR to specifically focus on resolving trauma and anxiety, Mary Alice is able to help people make connections between thoughts, memories and feelings and resolve the issues and messages that have occurred as a result of the trauma and/or intense anxiety. From birth through retirement years, Mary Alice combines foundational knowledge with practical strategies and techniques to help individuals disentangle from the confusing web of negative thoughts and emotions and then take action to move in the direction each person values most.
MARY ALICE WENTLING | MSED, LCPC, NCC
Natalie J. Moeller, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has counseled children, adolescents and adults for over 25 years. Natalie graduated with her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Illinois State University with a major in Psychology. Then, she went on to earn her Master of Social Work Degree from George Williams College of Aurora University. Natalie has been licensed to practice Social Work since 1993. She provides individual, couple, and family counseling for a variety of issues. Her areas of expertise include: depression, anxiety, divorce/separation, parenting, children/adolescents, communication issues, stress management, grief & loss, alcohol and drug assessment & services. Natalie recognizes each client is a unique individual possessing their own strengths, so she provides a comprehensive and thorough clinical assessment to help determine the client or family's needs and more importantly- their strengths. Her counseling services come from a client-centered perspective and strength-based perspective.
Also, Natalie utilizes therapy modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy & Play Therapy, just to name a few. Natalie is trained to utilize the latest, research-based trauma treatment modality called EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing. EMDR is an efficient and effective tool for treating clients who have had traumatic experiences and continue to suffer from the aftereffects. EMDR is touted as the #1 tool for Trauma Treatment. Overall, Natalie's therapeutic approach is flexible and changes based on the clients needs. Natalie works to assist clients to identify their overall thought processes and change their negative thoughts and beliefs into more positive, motivating thoughts which will create the change the client desires.
NATALIE J MOELLER | MSW, LCSW
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