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(Spanish speaking)

Marisela is committed to treating individuals, couples, and families through elements of CBT, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and acceptance. She emphasizes providing psychoeducation to increase self-awareness and knowledge of their diagnosis with person-centered, trauma-informed, and practical therapeutic approaches. Areas of interest include autism, anxiety, depression, anger management, interpersonal issues, childhood and adult trauma, as well as life transitions and grief. Marisela incorporates genuineness, patience, and promotes healing and self- care into her work, aiming to create a safe place where clients can feel comfortable, engage in critical thinking, and process their feelings.

Marisela accepts BCBS PPO, Aetna PPO, and self-pay options.

Saja Abu Hakmeh
(Arabic speaking)

Saja is passionate about working with individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety and depression with a particular focus on helping those working through rehabilitation. She has an empathetic and warm approach to counseling, working to help individuals of all identities improve their overall well-being and livelihood.  Saja is a completing her master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Saja accepts BCBS PPO, Aetna PPO, and self-pay options.


Shaye Mueller

Shaye is a clinical art therapist who believes that the counseling process can be enriched with the inherent healing power of creative self-expression. She is intent on fostering a safe and loving environment for her clients. She firmly believes that connection with one another breeds hope, empowerment, and courage - making her client's desired life changes possible. Shaye has worked in many settings including private practice, community mental health, hospice, and education. She is eager to continue working alongside and learning from diverse populations with her unique art therapy skill set.

Shaye accepts BCBS PPO, Aetna PPO, and self-pay options.

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Kat Kline, LCSW

Kat provides cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy services at our Edgewater location. He is passionate about LGBTQIA+ and disability advocacy, and has specialized training in workplace mental health, peer support, dialectical behavioral therapy, and aging. As a clinician with ADHD and chronic migraines, Kat uses humor, practical experience, and a broad, evidence-based therapeutic toolbox to help people identify their strengths, adapt to new challenges, and pursue their goals, regardless of diagnoses.


Kat accepts Medicare, BCBS PPO, Aetna, United, and Self-Pay options. 


Lisa Schaedler, LCSW

Lisa Schaedler provides cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy.  She is most compassionate when working with adults with cognitive impairment and brain injuries. Lisa’s approach is an active therapist who will ask questions, challenge assumptions, offer different perspectives. Remember, you do not need to be fixed; you only need to rediscover the right tools.

Lisa accepts: Medicare, BCBS PPO, United, and self-pay options



Dr. Barbara Schwartz, PhD

Barbara Schwartz offers cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy. She has a strong research background in understanding cognitive disorders, and she has many years of experience working with Veterans in the VA Healthcare system to improve their cognition and brain health. She currently provides telehealth services.


Barbara accepts: BCBS PPO,  Aetna, and Self-pay options.


Marie T. Stein, LCSW

Marie provides cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy services at our Loop location. She has a specialty in geriatrics and dementia and is passionate about the overall health of all people. Marie believes that we are defined not by our challenges, but by our individual journeys.


Marie accepts: Medicare, BCBS PPO, United, Aetna, and Self-pay options.

Martha Tierney, LCSW

Martha Tierney is a warm and grounded clinician, offering cognitive rehabilitation interventions and psychotherapy in our loop location.  Martha has a background in cognitive enhancement through special education and many years experience in working with people affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Martha accepts: Medicare, BCBS PPO,  United, and Self-pay options

Lydia Wardin, PsyD

Dr. Lydia Wardin provides neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy in our Edgewater office to patients experiencing a variety of changes in their thinking from brain injury, dementia, and other medical issues.  

Lydia accepts: Medicare, BCBS PPO, Aetna, United medical, and Self-pay options

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