MEET THE LINCOLN PARK THERAPY GROUP TEAM
WE’LL HELP YOU FIND THE COURAGE TO CULTIVATE CHANGE.
Nicolle Osequeda, LMFT Founder + Owner
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 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. LEARN MORE ABOUT NICOLLE
Rebecca Fernandez, Ed.S., LCPC
As a therapist, I focus on providing empathy and support to ensure my clients feel understood. I work with clients to identify and build upon their strengths so they can tackle difficult obstacles, and help them to find the balance between accepting what they cannot control and making changes in areas that they can control. Together we focus on building self-awareness and gaining the tools to utilize in everyday life. I cultivate a safe environment and customize my approach to fit my client’s personalized needs.
I work with adolescents and adults who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, quarter life crisis, low self-esteem, OCD. I also work with adolescents and their families to help them implement effective communication skills. My area of expertise is working with adolescents and adults to increase their self-awareness and develop skills for tackling a wide range of challenges to help improve their lives. LEARN MORE ABOUT REBECCA
Julia (Woodson) Newbury, MSW, LCSW
I believe that everyone has the capacity to live a meaningful and joyful life if given the space to reflect and heal in a supportive environment. I also believe it’s important to hold space for things like vulnerability, courage, and shame, and integrate Brene Brown’s research in my work with clients, utilizing techniques and strategies to help individuals integrate it into their personal and professional lives.
I work with adults and teens who are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, and self-esteem challenges. My other areas of interest include parenting, ADHD, grief and loss, and major life transitions. LEARN MORE ABOUT JULIA
Caitlin Arthur, M.A. LPC
I work with clients facing challenges related to life transitions, including self-esteem, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss. I specialize in teens and emerging adults who are developing their sense of self and identity as they navigate exciting and overwhelming changes such as graduating, changing schools, adjusting to college, and starting or changing their career. LEARN MORE ABOUT CAITLIN
Piper Benjamin, MSW, LSW, NTP
I like to meet clients where they are. Whether it is your first time in therapy, or your tenth, I work hard to understand your current challenges, what’s important to you, and how you feel physically within your body. Using specific therapy approaches, such as CBT or motivational interviewing, I help you address those challenges and strengthen your relationship with your body and your mind.
I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or a Life Transition, as well as adults who are healing from a trauma. My areas of expertise includes working with people and their relationship to their body, self-image, self-worth, and relationship to food. I particularly enjoy supporting women who are navigating life changes like relationships, career and motherhood. LEARN MORE ABOUT PIPER
Kylie Adams, MSW, LSW
I enjoy seeing my clients heal, grow, and change throughout their journey in therapy. In our work together, I focus on developing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. As a therapist, I value helping my clients feel heard and understood during the therapeutic process.
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, and relationship loss. I also enjoy working with teens and young adults who are dealing with interpersonal issues and life transitions. I have experience working with people in all phases of life, including younger teens, emerging adults, adults in mid-life, and older adults. LEARN MORE ABOUT KYLIE
Jacqueline Westin, MSW, LSW
Maddie Persanyi, MA, MHC
I meet my clients where they are at, which means we focus our attention on what works for you and foster a safe space for you to explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in order to cultivate lasting change.
I work with individuals and teens experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship loss or break-ups, and self-esteem/self-worth struggles. I also work with people experiencing a Quarter-Life Crisis. LEARN MORE ABOUT MADDIE
Erin Cleveland, MSW, MHC
When I meet with clients, I focus on current challenges and barriers to happiness. Barriers can be external, like romantic relationships or family dynamics. Or, they can be internal, like self-esteem, body image, or shame. When we work together, we will explore where these barriers come from and how you can break through them to create positive changes in your life.
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and major life changes. I also work with couples who are looking to shift unhealthy relationship dynamics. My area of expertise is helping people break through relationship barriers and find sexual healing and empowerment. LEARN MORE ABOUT ERIN
Jeremy Magin, MA, MHC
I work hard to establish a collaborative relationship with my clients that is built on trust and mutual respect, and will customize my treatment approaches based on your unique needs. Simply put… you will be heard and I will do my best to make sure our time together is not wasted.
I work with individuals and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, career challenges, and major life changes. I specialize in men’s issues and neurodiversity. My area of expertise is helping clients learn to manage their ADHD and its comorbidities such as anxiety, depression, defiance, learning and organization difficulties. LEARN MORE ABOUT JEREMY
Abbey Storey, MS, LPC, CRC
I provide a safe, positive, nonjudgmental space for self-discovery, acceptance, and growth where each client is seen, heard, and understood. I assist each client in progressing through challenges that may arise on their journey to achieving their goals. I offer interventions, patience, respect, open communication, authenticity, and dedication to support clients and help them implement the changes they seek. Together we will identify effective coping strategies to manage stress, increase distress tolerance and emotional regulation, and build mindfulness. You will gain confidence in your understanding and integration of individualized techniques to support resilience in your personal and professional lives.
I work with adults and teens, specializing in anxiety, life transitions, self-worth, work-related stress, and performance and life balance. My areas of expertise includes working with individuals navigating chronic illness, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers, and career challenges/ vocational rehabilitation. LEARN MORE ABOUT ABBEY
Jon Colledge, MA, LPC
I believe that everybody can use some added support from time to time. When we work together, I hold space for you to explore the challenges you’re facing, figure out what goals you want to set for our work together, and develop appropriate coping skills to overcome barriers and create meaningful change in your life.
I am a client-focused therapist who works with both individuals and couples. I focus on creating a space for adults, young and old, to overcome stress, anxiety, depression and life transitions, and help couples improve their relationship dynamics.
My area of expertise is working with individuals who are overcoming painful emotions such as guilt, shame, or inadequacy that have been holding them back from living their best lives. LEARN MORE ABOUT JON
Racquel Rizzo, MA, LPC
The therapy journey can cover many life challenges. When working with clients, I find it important to focus on what they feel are the most important themes in their life. This can include topics ranging from a stressful work situation to deeper relational patterns a client has noticed. I use a collaborative approach when I work with clients, and I want you to feel empowered to take an active role in your therapy so I know we are working on what’s most relevant to you.
I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and identity exploration. I also enjoy working with couples who are navigating relationship challenges or seek to deepen their connection. My areas of expertise and interest include working with women and couples experiencing infertility, perinatal and maternal mental health and supporting couples navigating the transition to parenthood. LEARN MORE ABOUT RACQUEL
Katie Infusino, MA, LCPC
As a therapist, I believe that every client is doing their best with the tools they have. Sometimes the tools are helpful and sometimes we need to figure out more helpful ways of coping with the challenges that life throws at us. Therapy is a space to be vulnerable, build healthier coping tools, and develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with one’s self.
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, low self-esteem, and body image issues. I specialize in working with people who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, having difficulties in their relationships, or looking for support to identify coping strategies to manage life’s challenges. My area of expertise is working with adults learning to navigate life in the real world or change unhealthy patterns. LEARN MORE ABOUT KATIE
Kyle Tacia, M.Ed., LPC
Therapy encourages deep reflection and vulnerability, and should be a collaborative experience where your therapist helps you to access that space within yourself. As a clinician, I believe it’s my role to support you and guide you along that journey the entire way. You don’t have to do it all alone anymore.
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and major life changes. I specialize in people in the LGBTQ+ community, and helping male-identified clients cope with men’s issues.
My area of expertise is helping people from the LGBTQ+ community explore their lived experiences and break through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment.s. LEARN MORE ABOUT KYLE
Anna Coco, MSW
When working with clients I focus on using a strengths-based approach to help each person recognize their potential to take on the world around them. I also integrate empathy and compassion to help clients explore their past, change negative core beliefs, and remove barriers that hold them back from a fulfilling life.
I work with adults, teens, and emerging adults, and specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and self-esteem/self-worth. I also work with individuals who need extra support to maintain their recovery after treatment for an addiction. My area of expertise is helping people who are facing major life transitions such as a Quarter Life Crisis, a recent loss or break-up, or other significant life changes. LEARN MORE ABOUT ANNA
Caitlin Rosswurm, MSW
I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, major life transitions, low self-worth and self-esteem, and those that have experienced trauma. My area of expertise is working with individuals who are overcoming painful emotions such as guilt, shame, or inadequacy that have been holding them back from living their best lives. LEARN MORE ABOUT CAITLIN
Cassandra Kruchten, MSW
I utilize a strengths-based perspective to help clients understand their own positive attributes that they can grow to achieve their mental health goals. Even if the client does not know where to begin, taking the process one session at a time can set the tone for continuous growth. Setting goals is vital to making progress and figuring out what work needs to be done.
I work with adults and teens, and who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and significant life changes. My area of expertise is working with individuals who are want to focus on identity development, self-esteem growth, and motivation. LEARN MORE ABOUT CASSANDRA
Virginia Hogue, MA, MHC
I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, major life changes, and work-related stressors. I also work with couples experiences relationship dissatisfaction and changes. I specialize in emerging adults who are grappling with life transitions such as career changes, graduate school, and the complexities of beginning, changing, or ending relationships. LEARN MORE ABOUT VIRGINIA
Marcella Bulger, MA, MHC
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief & loss, and major life changes, as well as body image issues, work-life balance, and relationship loss. My area of expertise is helping emerging adults build skills and feel hopeful as the navigate major life changes. LEARN MORE ABOUT MARCELLA
Elaine Rubenoff, MSW
I work with adults and teens who have experienced a trauma/PTSD, or who are facing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, grief and loss, or major life changes. I also work with couples who want to address challenging relationship patterns. My area of expertise is helping individuals and couples work through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment. LEARN MORE ABOUT ELAINE
Hannah Cooper, MSW
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and major life transitions. I also work with couples who are facing relationship challenges and teens who are struggling with self-esteem and self-worth. My area of expertise is helping people who are facing major life transitions such as a Quarter Life Crisis, adjusting to or graduating from college, or other significant life changes. LEARN MORE ABOUT HANNAH
Jamie DeVita, MSW
I work with individuals and teens, and specialize in people experiencing addiction challenges, managing difficult life transitions, dealing with depression or anxiety, and those with a history of trauma. My area of expertise is working with people who have experienced trauma, and those who are struggling to cope with significant life changes. LEARN MORE ABOUT JAMIE
Marissa DiBennardi, MA, LPC
I approach therapy through an existential lens and strive to build a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship. I encourage clients to develop an understanding of what matters most to them and work on developing helpful coping skills to be able to face life challenges.a Through the process, we also will work on finding acceptance and creating a balance amidst life stressors.
I work with individuals, and specialize in depression, anxiety, life difficulties related to neurodivergence, challenging relationship patterns, and the LGBTQ+ community. I have experience with clients who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have a variety of levels of need, whether that be in terms of physical ability, cultural competency, or presenting mental health symptoms. LEARN MORE ABOUT MARISA
Taylor Snyder, Practice Manager
I am an outgoing and positive professional with a passion for mental health! As a former first grade teacher, I love that I get to work in a setting that is dedicated to helping others be the best version of themselves. As the Practice Manager of Lincoln Park Therapy Group, I get to use my skills to support our day-to-day operations as well as work collaboratively with our team! I love our mission at LPTG and our positive atmosphere.
My favorite self-care activity is taking a group fitness class. In my free time, you’ll find me trying a new restaurant in Chicago or taking a long walk on the lakefront! I also love to travel and my bucket list destination is Italy!