Our Team of Licensed Health Care Providers
KYLE PARMELEE, LCSW
For as far back as I can remember, I have always had a healthy fascination with the brain and mental health. No matter what Tom Cruise says, mental health is real and requires proper health care. Counseling shouldn't be our last line of defense against inexplicable or hidden suffering, I believe it should be our first. Did you know seeing a therapist is considered normal and healthy in many countries across Europe and South America? No judgment or stigma here.
A bit of my history: I found myself magnetized to the realm of counseling after a handful of years working with chronic mental health disorders in hospital and residential settings. I also had the pleasure of working abroad, volunteering my services internationally in Africa and India. In the therapy room, I enjoy bringing a hard working, blue-collar style, Cognitive-Behavioral approach to addressing symptoms. Together we will develop a practical, uncomplicated treatment plan designed for the individual (with a dash of humor mixed in for taste).
Academically, I completed my BA at DePaul University and went on to finish graduate school for my MA at Dominican University, completing both with academic honors. My clinical specialties include Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, LGBT support, Psychotic Disorders and Grief/Loss. Sorry folks, I don't do couples therapy. If I cannot help you, I will do what I can to point you in the right direction.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment with Kyle, you may reach him at 847-348-9898.
KATHERINE HENOCH, LCPC
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor I work with adults and adolescents facing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, and identity exploration. My approach is based on honoring each person's individual strengths and vulnerabilities.
Through empathy and authenticity, I strive to create a therapeutic relationship which promotes self-reflection, healing, and the growth of new possibilities. I work with individuals to set personal goals, build self-confidence, and develop new coping skills which work for them.
Mindfulness is one approach I use for helping with anxiety and other intense emotions. Additionally, I value creative and artistic forms of expression as an avenue for developing self-awareness and processing deep emotions.
I earned my BA in Biology from Carleton College and my MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. My work and volunteer history ranges from caring for injured wildlife to teaching ESL to adults, and served as formative experience prior to entering the counseling field.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment with Katherine, you may reach her at 847-348-9501.
SARA KNAUZ, LCPC
“Courage is not without the absence of fear but rather the acknowledgement that something more important is present.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Recognizing you need help and reaching out for counseling can be an intimidating process. It is the first step towards a greater understanding of your inner processes of thoughts, behaviors, and patterns of coping. Where the goal is to build a foundation of strong skills that will serve to support you during everyday life challenges. Having the courage to self-reflect and accept the past can lead to restoring your sense of confidence, solidify relationships, and enhance strengths.
As an LCPC, I work closely with my clients to guide and support them along their journey to self-improvement and holistic wellbeing. I strive to provide a safe, welcoming, and culturally sensitive environment where clients are free to process emotional and social dissatisfaction. I enjoy working with people of all ages and stages of life. I have strong clinical skills in treating mood disorders, suicidality, self injury, anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), life transitions and adjustment, and LGBTQ concerns/needs.
I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities, based on the needs of each individual, such as Cognitive Behavior therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Play therapy, and Expressive Therapy.
The human mind and our innate abilities to transform, overcome adversity, and be compassionate have always intrigued me. I received my Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. I served as a youth counselor for a non-for-profit substance abuse and mental health agency providing preventative services and outpatient treatment groups to adolescents and young adults. In 2007, I became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University-Schaumburg Campus. I have a certification in child and adolescent psychopathology. My professional career has spanned over 14 years (2004) and has afforded me amazing opportunities; inclusive to substance abuse counseling and treatment, community mental health, hospital-based mental health programs, therapeutic schools, Division 1 public schools, and private practice.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment with Sara, you may reach her at 847-282-0101.