Our highly trained and experienced clinicians include Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Psychologists and Psychiatrists who are supported by our outstanding office staff team. Our clinicians have a variety of interests and expertise in treating mental health issues. All of them have a passion for helping people, both children and adults, overcome life’s inevitable challenges and finding a path that leads to better emotional and physical health, more fulfilling relationships, greater self-awareness and improved self-esteem. Our staff is culturally diverse and most are fluent in Spanish. We treat all persons who seek help with compassion, dignity and respect and are particularly welcoming to minorities.
Xiomara Clanton, LCSW – Therapist (Bilingual)
Xiomara received her BA from Kendall College in Evanston, Illinois, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 18 years and has been working with the Latino/African American communities for more than 20 years. Xiomara is bilingual and bi-cultural and believes that being bicultural is an essential aspect in successfully engaging and connecting with specific populations. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. The breath of her experience includes work with domestic violence victims, substance abuse issues, adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system, and school based programs. Xiomara has been with the agency for the past six years and works with clients of all ages struggling with mental health and psychosocial issues. She is a firm believer in empowering couples and families to improve communication and create a better functioning home environment. Xiomara utilizes a variety of clinical interventions. Her most recent interest is in the efficacious psychosocial intervention known as mindfulness based cognitive therapy.
Magaly Del Valle, LCPC - Therapist (Bilingual)
Magaly graduated from St. Xavier University with a B.A. in psychology and received her master’s degree in psychology from Roosevelt University. Magaly has experience working with adults, children, and families in community mental health settings and has been on staff at the agency since 2009. She enjoys working with people of all ages.
Silvia Gomez, LCSW - Therapist (Bilingual)
Silvia is a bilingual and bicultural therapist with over 15 years of experience. She earned her BA in Psychology with a Minor in Women Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago and received her Master's Degree from the Jane Addams College of Social Work also at the University of Illinois - Chicago. Silvia enjoys working with clients of all ages and is skilled in working with women who have experienced domestic violence, children with emotional and behavioral difficulties, mothers and fathers struggling with parenting concerns, and persons suffering from mood disorders and those who have experienced trauma and abuse in their lives. She is sensitive to the impact of culture on the treatment process and incorporates this into her work with clients. Silvia has been with the agency since May of 2015.
Erica Linares, MA - Therapist (Bilingual)
Corina Martinez, BA - Program/ Intake Coordinator (Bilingual)
Corina received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked in the social service field for over fifteen years in legal, educational, and community settings. Corina has worked with people of different cultures and of all ages. As the Intake Coordinator at Family Service, Corina is the first person that clients meet to discuss their concerns. She is a skilled interviewer and works hard to provide a comfortable experience for all clients during the initial contact with the agency. Corina also assists many of our clients by helping them gain access to community services and other resources that help to promote their overall recovery and well-being. She has been with the agency since 2011.
Marisol Osuch, LCPC - Therapist (Bilingual)
Marisol graduated from Benedictine University with a B.A in Psychology. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy). Marisol has seven years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in community mental health. Marisol enjoys working with people of all ages who are experiencing emotional distress and working together to develop healthy coping skills. She has been working at Family Service since 2008.
Genesis Padilla,MSW - Therapist (Bilingual)
Carolina Rada, LCPC - Therapist (Bilingual)
Miriam Rosales, MA - Therapist (Bilingual)
Miriam graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.A. in psychology. She received her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Miriam has 5 years of experience working with children, adults, and families in community mental health settings and has been with the agency since 2009. Miriam’s areas of interest include depression, trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, and self-esteem.
Carol Salas, MA - Therapist (Bilingual)
Barbara Such, PsyD - Clinical Director
Barbara received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy). She joined the agency 1993 as a therapist, and has served as the agency’s Program/Clinical Director for the past 17 years. She feels it is a privilege to be a part of her clients’ journeys of healing and wholeness. Barbara enjoys working with the clinical staff of the agency, helping to support their work with clients and providing resources to enhance their effectiveness. Barbara has also supervised psychology student interns from various colleges and universities in the area for the past seven years. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to help others gives her hope for the future.
Eileen Taflan, LCSW - Therapist (Bilingual)
Eileen has been a social worker since 1984 and has worked at Family Service in various positions since 1993. She received her BA in Spanish from Loyola University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She currently provides individual and family therapy to adults and children and to persons with severe mental illness. Spanish is Eileen’s second language and she enjoys speaking it to serve her Latino clients, to learn about them, and to build cross-cultural bridges with them.