Our highly trained and experienced clinicians include Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Psychologists 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.
Kathy Allen, LCPC - Therapist
Kathy has been providing therapy to adults and families at Family Service since 1988, working extensively with those recovering from acute mental illness. She has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) for 23 years, receiving her BA from North Central College in Sociology and Anthropology, and her Masters in Human Service from Concordia University. Her approach is tailored to individual needs and is based on fostering positive change through the therapeutic partnership and in collaboration with existing supports. She has facilitated groups in substance abuse, depression, and the nature of mental illness, and is an experienced advocate for those who need assistance through state and federal programs. She is dedicated to helping her clients overcome barriers which have prevented a sense of well-being, growth and adaption to the challenges they face.
Roxanna Chavez, MA - Therapist (Bilingual)
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.
Elia Fabian, LCPC - Therapist (Bilingual)
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)
Erica graduated from Trinity Christian College with a B.A in Psychology and Spanish. She received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Erica has three years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in community mental health. She has been at Family Services since 2015. Erica areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, exploring parent-child relationships, and trauma.
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)
Carolina received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and her M.A. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University). She is a bilingual therapist providing trauma-informed and culturally sensitive counseling services in Spanish and English from a holistic and strengths-based approach. Her experience in the field has been working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence, at-risk youth, individuals suffering from adverse effects of traumatic experiences, children presenting with emotional dysregulation and behavioral symptoms, and assisting parents in developing strategies to best support their child's needs. In her clinical work, she has provided counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults in various formats, such as individual, couples, family, and/or group sessions. Her primary goal is to provide a genuine and accepting therapeutic space to ensure client wellness by aiding in the reduction of negative symptoms.
Miriam Rosales, LCPC - 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.
Clara Villasenor, LCSW - Therapist (Bilingual)
Clara graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in Sociology and received her Master's Degree in Social Work within the Mental Health concentration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clara has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and with varied mental health needs. Clara is a bilingual English/Spanish speaker with experience working and advocating with the LGBTQI community. Clara's passion and experience is working with adolescents that battle with the emotional and behavioral symptoms of trauma, bullying, divorce, sexual identity, anxiety and depression. She's able to collaborate with schools in developing an IEP, provide parent consultations and family therapy to support & strengthen everyone. In Clara's work with adults, a trusting therapeutic relationship is important as we're often challenged to deal with life changes, relationship issues and self-doubt on our own. Clara is committed to support you in managing these problems and help facilitate change in order to relieve some stress and enhance your life experience.