We’ll Help You Find the Courage
to Cultivate Change
Our boutique Lincoln Park counseling practice works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and help them attain the personal growth they are seeking. This is accomplished by adhering to our practice’s central values: compassion, empathy, and courage. We work with emerging adults, adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds who experience a wide range of anxiety and depressive disorders. Our areas of expertise include treating anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Our therapists have specialized training to treat relationship issues, life transitions, post-traumatic stress disorder, difficulties in emotion regulation, and addiction.
MEET OUR THERAPISTS
Christina Tri, M.A., LPC
My approach to therapy is strength-based, trauma-informed, and multiculturally sensitive. I am client-centered and collaborative; my goal is to meet you where you are at in your journey and actively involve you in the therapeutic process while respecting your sense of autonomy. I firmly believe a trusting therapeutic relationship is the best predictor for positive change. Therefore, my goal is to create a therapeutic environment that is supportive, non-judgmental, and nurturing.
My areas of expertise includes depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and relationship difficulties with individuals and with couples. Other areas I have strong experience with include shame and guilt, trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, and coping with chronic health conditions (e.g., chronic pain, insomnia). Stress management and increasing coping skills are also areas I enjoy exploring with my clients.
I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques in therapy sessions and tailor them to the needs to each individual client. Some of the most common approaches I draw upon include mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and narrative therapy. In addition, I enjoy incorporating the work of Brené Brown into my therapeutic work.
I received both my Master’s in Clinical Professional Psychology (Counseling Practice) and Bachelor’s in Science in Psychology from Roosevelt University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and am registered with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
My best hope for our time together is to provide a healing environment in which you can make progress towards your therapeutic goals to increase happiness and life satisfaction.
Porschia Johnson, M.S.,
I believe in the intrinsic strength and value of every person. I empower my clients by emphasizing their strengths and helping them to reach their full potential in a mutually created space where they feel safe bringing their full authentic selves. I also believe that the client is the expert of their own experience and that, through acceptance, understanding, and a positive therapeutic relationship, clients can feel empowered and begin to move towards self-discovery and self-acceptance. Because I consider the client-therapist relationship an integral part of the therapeutic process, my work with clients is very relational and personalized to each client. My work is a collaborative, client-centered process in which I draw upon various modalities to further assist my clients in achieving their goals.
I am comfortable in assisting clients with a wide range of concerns, including relational distress, life transitions, job stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and spirituality and identity development. I find great meaning in working with individuals struggling with identity development and young adults struggling to navigate their way through the uncertainties that come with the transitions of young adulthood. My additional areas of interest are working with those who’ve experienced trauma and applying a mind, body, spirit approach to therapy – helping clients explore the connection between mind, body, and spirit, while also providing a space to explore their spiritual needs and/or concerns, and the role spirituality plays in their identity.
I received my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Syracuse University and my B.A. in Sociology at Furman University in South Carolina. I am currently undergoing training to complete my Spiritual Counselor Certification with the American Institute of Health Care Professionals.
Working together, we can work towards helping you to be your most authentic self by gaining insight into the unique qualities that make you, you.
Millie Huckabee, M.A., LPC
I view therapy as a collaborative experience and seek to help my clients feel comfortable, hopeful, and truly understood. With a goal-directed approach, I tailor treatment to the needs of the individual by incorporating a variety of therapeutic methodologies. I believe that trust is an essential component to the therapeutic relationship, and I respect and honor, without judgment, what you share in session. Through creativity and warmth, I work with clients to facilitate change and personal growth.
My field of expertise is working with young adults in transition who are feeling uncertain about employment, relationships or future– a quarter-life crisis. I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression or relationship challenges. My other areas of interest include working with individuals who have experienced trauma and coping with the difficult emotions those experiences bring. In working with couples, I work with developing positive communication and relational skills to increase closeness, effectively adjust to life’s challenges, and manage stress, anxiety and depression. I also enjoy working with adolescents and families to increase closeness and improve communication skills.
I received my Masters in Counseling with a specialization in Forensic Psychology from Adler University, and my B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Berkeley. I am Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. I am also a clinical member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), and a member of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP).
Nicolle Osequeda, M.A.,
Certified Daring Way Facilitator™
As a Certified Daring Way Facilitator™, I am skilled in delivering the curriculum of Brene’ Brown’s research on courage, vulnerability, and shame. Together we will examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding you back and identify new choices and practices that will move you toward a more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing daily practices that transform the way you live, love, and lead.
My areas of expertise include counseling young adults, adults, and couples experiencing life transitions — identity, employment, geographic and relationship changes– and the difficulties they present. I work with individuals and couples to communicate better and learn the skills to begin building more fulfilling and healthy relationships. I have expertise and interest in working with young adults experiencing a quarter life crisis. I also enjoy working with visual, performance, and musical artists.
I am an interactive, collaborative, and solution-focused therapist. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion, empathy, and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide support, tools and practical feedback to help clients address life challenges. I work with people who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety and grief. I enjoy working with couples to improve communication, respect, and intimacy.
Originally from Northern California, I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of San Francisco, and my B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Davis. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. I hold membership in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) as a Clinical Fellow and am a member of the Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (IAMFT) Chicago Chapter. I have also joined the Financial Therapy Association (FTA) which supports the integration of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects that influence financial well-being, and ultimately, quality of life.
We can work together to identify your values, bring awareness to your innate knowledge, and support your journey towards healing, growth and recognizing your most authentic self.