Our Staff


Naperville

Jeff Lucas, LCPC, CADC, CGP

Jeff Lucas, LCPC, CADC, CGP

Therapist

630.799-0100

Jeff Lucas, L.C.P.C., C.A.D.C., C.G.P.

Jeff Lucas is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. Jeff has been a practicing counseling professional in the chemical dependence and mental health fields since 1986. His full-time practice includes working with adults, couples, families, adolescents, and groups. He has specialized training and experience in the areas of relationships, addictions, dual diagnosis issues, visualization methods for personal and transpersonal development, EMDR for resolution of trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression, and group therapy. Jeff has extensive experience helping couples with a variety of relationship issues. He strives to facilitate his clients' experience of themselves from within whatever worldview is most comfortable to them. Jeff has an additional specialization in Brainwave Optimization, an effective non-harming and non-invasive neuro-relaxation wellness technology.

Through the Center for Brain Wellness Jeff uses Brainwave Optimization® as an effective wellness tool to help his clients overcome a variety of clinical problems including addictions, mood disorders, anxiety, chronic stress, and ADHD, and even relationship problems.

Further, as a business owner and group psychology expert, Jeff has an understanding of group dynamics and how this can impact workplace productivity. He is experienced with family business counseling and coaching executives.


Naperville

Krista Sherinian, LCSW

Krista Sherinian, LCSW

Therapist

630.799-0100

Krista Sherinian, L.C.S.W.

Krista is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience she delivers with sensitivity and hope to her clients ages 5 and up. Krista works with children and teens, she personalizes treatment with her training in play, art, written and visual journaling as well as talk therapy, based on their needs. She often works collaboratively in cases of divorce and with stepfamilies.

Adult clients have described her work with them as "practical and life-changing." She addresses mind-body wellness by including in treatment lifestyle tips, relaxation training (trained by Dr. Daniel Amen in how to personalize treatment to different brain types, trained by national expert in guided imagery Bellaruth Naparstek, Carolyn Myss, and others), and Emotional Freedom Techniques.

Her approach to couples therapy blends strengths with personality type to learn better communication and ways to grow in partnership. From the start, she will create a practical roadmap of how to enhance or restore trust and intimacy based on a clear explanation of how personality, defenses, and other influences affect the issues you wish to resolve. At times she will provide online tools, worksheets, or other reading to enhance results between sessions. Ms. Sherinain has received specialized training in adoption and fertility issues. She is listed as resource in Chicago Area Families for Adoption (CAFFA) and can provide support for issues related to infertility, life transition, various styles of parenting, and adoption.

Ms. Sherinian has been a speaker in District 203's Parent University, for Aurora Family Counseling Center on Ethics, Advances in Neuropsychiatry, and Evidence-Based Holistic Therapies. She is also a published writer on topics such as "Food and Your Mood," and "Advices for Couples in Crisis." Before entering private practice she provided crisis services in Provena Mercy Hospital's emergency room, community mental health centers, and four inpatient psychiatric units in Chicago and the suburbs.

Se Habla Espanol! Ms. Sherinian received training in Spanish medical/psychiatric interpretation in the U.S. and the Instituto Falcon in Guanajuato, Mexico.


Naperville

John Carney, LCSW

John Carney, LCSW

Therapist

630.799-0100

John Carney, L.C.S.W.

John Carney has over 30 years of experience working with adolescents, individuals and families in inpatient and outpatient treatment for a myriad of emotional and mental health issues.John focuses on individual, marital, adolescent and family counseling. He has extensive experience and education in treating emotional issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and grief/loss trauma. He often works with individuals and families to help them learn to cope with acute and chronic stress. John has particular experience in treating adolescents and in marriage/ family counseling. He has worked with adolescents struggling with emotional, school-related, and behavioral problems in a variety of settings, including a youth advocacy program and a suburban high school. He has developed alcohol and drug education programs for students, and has been a featured speaker at seminars to assist parents in instituting appropriate disciplinary approaches for children and adolescents.


Naperville

Madiha Haroon, LMFT, LCPC

Madiha Haroon, LMFT, LCPC

Therapist

630.799-0100

Madiha Haroon, L.C.P.C., L.M.F.T.

Madiha Haroon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor.Madiha focuses her practice on counseling individuals, couples, families and adolescents. Madiha is also clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. With over 12 years of clinical experience, she helps clients restore couples relationships and enrich personal lives using an empowered approach to therapy. Madiha has a broad background that includes working with parents and adolescents and experience treating alcohol and drug issues. She is very understanding of cross-cultural issues in life transitions and is bilingual in Urdu/Hindi.

As part of her practice offerings she provides counseling services specifically designed for the many aspects of the Muslim Religion community.


St. Charles

Erin Cluts, LCSW

Erin Cluts, LCSW

Therapist

630.444.1801

Erin Cluts, L.C.S.W.

Erin received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Master of Social Work degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified School Social Work Specialist, and holds an Illinois Type 73/School Social Worker Certificate. She has completed additional specialized trainings through the Illinois Coalition against Domestic Violence (ICADV), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Institute, Inc. (EMDR Institute, Inc.), and the Boston College School of Social Work Field Education program to enhance her skills to provide supervision to graduate level students as well as practicing social workers who are in need of clinical supervision in order to obtain their LCSW. A native of the Chicago area, Erin has practiced for over 15 years in various settings including public schools as well as a private special education school for children and adolescents with emotional and cognitive disabilities. She worked as a Clinical Social Worker/Care Coordinator at Shriners Burns Hospital in Boston, MA for five years treating children and their families who had suffered severe trauma from burn injuries. Erin has also worked in private practices in Andover, MA, Brookline, MA, Bloomington, IL, and Peoria, IL as well as in an agency in Bloomington, IL where she specialized in treating domestic violence victims/survivors. She has done public speaking at various events to promote awareness about Domestic Violence and has taught Education for Empowerment and Pattern Changing for Abused Women classes. Erin has also done public speaking in various schools settings on a wide variety of topics related to issues that impact students’ ability to learn. In her current psychotherapy practice, Erin works with adults, couples, children, and adolescents on a wide variety of concerns such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, women’s issues, relationship issues, stress management, organizational/educational struggles, self-esteem, body image issues, grief and loss. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. Erin believes in coordinating care with other professionals such as teachers, physicians, and school counselors. Erin is available to provide clinical supervision to social workers who are working toward obtaining their LCSW. Outside of her work, Erin’s greatest joy is being a mother. She and her family enjoy hiking, traveling, spending time outdoors, visiting friends and family members, and reading.