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
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
Nicole Levine, MSW, LCSW
I like to focus on creating a collaborative relationship where you can express your emotions and goals in a non-judgmental, safe space. Through our work, we can discover what makes you you. Everything you do – your thoughts, actions, and decisions – all have a purpose and meet a need you have. By better understanding the need you are trying to meet, we will build on your strengths and explore other perspectives and options available. This supports you in increasing your self-awareness and skills to effectively get your needs met and cope with the many facets of life. This approach is especially helpful for teens whoI are struggling with self-esteem, friendships, and resistance to school.
I work with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or life transition issues. I specialize in working with teens and emerging adults who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, such as going away to school, graduating, finding a job, living on their own, or other major life changes. I also work with middle school and high school students who struggle with school refusal. LEARN MORE ABOUT NICOLE
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
Brittany Cole, MA, LPC
I believe that trust, understanding, and self-acceptance are key ingredients to a fulfilling life. With warmth, empathy and trust, I create a non-judgmental space for clients to share their unique story. Through compassion and creativity, I support my clients to discover their values and unique personality traits. Together we identify thoughts, behaviors, and relational patterns that may contribute to present day distress.
I work with teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and life transition issues. I specialize in working with older teens and emerging adults who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, having difficulties dating or in their relationships, or looking for support to identify coping strategies to manage life’s challenges. My area of expertise is working with teens and emerging adults learning to navigate life in the real world or change unhealthy relationship patterns. LEARN MORE ABOUT BRITTANY
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.
Julia Woodson, 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
Jayde Archuleta, MA, MHC
In therapy, I help clients explore and gain understanding into the their thought process and examine how it impacts their emotions and behaviors on a daily basis. Together we will work to identify adaptive coping skills to cope with future life stressors. I also incorporate these three things in family therapy to identify happier and more adaptive ways of functioning as a family unit.
Jacqueline Westin, MSW, LSW
Vanessa Moran, MA, MHC
Payton Willis, LPC
When working with clients, I focus on the therapeutic relationship and collaboration. I encourage clients to gain an understanding of their thought process and the influence it has on their emotions and behaviors. Through the process, we will work on finding acceptance and creating a balance amidst life stressors. We will develop necessary coping skills to be able to face life challenges. I strive to approach each client with unconditional positive regard, empathy, and no judgement.
I work with individuals and specialize in people experiencing relationship challenges, managing difficult life transitions, facing a Quarter-Life Crisis, 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 PAYTON
Maddie Persanyi, MA, MHC
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.
Mihika Kulkarni, MA, MHC
When we work together, I will help create a safe space and provide unconditional positive regard to help you find the freedom to fully explore yourself and your experiences. Throughout the process, I will encourage to maintain your independence while helping you build the tools to strengthen your resiliency and increase your self-esteem.
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and major life changes. I specialize in teens and emerging adults to help them cope with anxiety and depression, increase their self-worth, learn how to set boundaries, and develop healthier relationships. My area of expertise is helping young adults work through complex trauma and low self-esteem to discover happiness. LEARN MORE ABOUT MIHIKA
Zakiya Harris, MA, MHC
The main focus of our work together will be helping you identify and achieve your goals. This could be unpacking and healing from past traumas, gaining a deeper level of positive self-esteem and self-compassion, or creating more vulnerable connections within your relationships. It is all up to you what you want us to work on together. I also find it important to help my clients gain more positive coping skills through practicing self-reflection and reconnecting to both their mind and body for the purpose of increasing inner peace and self-awareness.
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, and life transition issues. I also specialize in helping People of Color heal from racial trauma and supporting folk from the LGBTQ+ community in sexual and gender exploration. My area of expertise is helping teens and emerging adults adjust to new phases of life, cope with challenging relationship patterns, and build coping strategies to manage life’s difficulties. LEARN MORE ABOUT ZAKIYA
Stephanie Franzoni, MA, LPC
My therapeutic style is direct, compassionate, and client-centered. I use an integrative approach, drawing upon a variety of orientations including solution-focused therapy and mindfulness-based approaches. I create a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients to share their concerns and actively work towards their goals.
I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and major life changes. I specialize in couples facing relationship challenges, infidelity, and non-traditional relationship preferences such as BDSM, kink, and consensual non- monogamous relationships. I also work with individuals and couples in the LGBTQ+ community, especially gender expansive and sexually diverse clients and their partners. My area of expertise is helping individuals and couples work through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment. LEARN MORE ABOUT STEPHANIE
Gina Massa, 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 emphasize using empathy and compassion to help clients explore their past, and work with clients to shift negative beliefs. I focus heavily on creating the therapeutic relationship, as I find trust to be a key factor in allowing each client to truly open up and share their authentic self.
I work with adults, teens, and emerging adults, and specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief & loss, and self-esteem/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 GINA
Megan DeMay, Practice Coordinator
I am an upbeat and creative professional with a passion for helping others. As Practice Coordinator of Lincoln Park Therapy Group, I get to use my talents to support day-to-day operations and make sure everything at the practice runs smoothly. I have the ability to wear many hats – and I love it! I take great pride in my ability to adapt to new situations and bring fresh ideas to the table to bring the team together.
When I’m not on the job, I love spending time with my dogs in Wisconsin, rehabbing a family cabin, and traveling the world! I’m always up for new and exciting adventures