Laticia Georgie, LCSW
Laticia received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Missouri Baptist University in 2010, and her Master’s in Social Work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2012. Laticia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. Laticia has been working with children, adults, and groups in the field of mental health for approximately 10 years. Laticia integrates a variety of cognitive and behavioral
techniques, including CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing. Laticia works from a strength-based perspective and has experience with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, developmental disabilities, anger, interpersonal skills, grief and loss, and self-esteem..
Nathan Krahn, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT
Nathan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Systems Management from the University of Illinois and his Master of Arts in Counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Nathan works with individuals facing a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and trauma. His area of clinical concentration is the treatment of those impacted by addiction and compulsivity. Nathan partners with each of his clients to develop a unique therapy experience that addresses their specific situation and examines every dimension of their personhood. He offers individual, couples and family therapy.
Kristen Leman, LCSW,CCTP
Kristen earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Illinois State University with an emphasis in Child and Family Services. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Illinois. Kristen spent the first ten years of her professional career working with children and families involved in the child welfare system. Her experience includes a variety of roles in the private social service sector, including Adoption Preservation Therapist, Child and Family Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor. Her clinical experience includes work with toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults. Kristen specializes in trauma and attachment issues, and is trained in Theraplay and EMDR. She recently completed training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Kristen enjoys working with young children and families, using trauma-informed and evidenced-based approaches to treatment. She has experience working with a myriad of mental health issues including Depression, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse/Neglect, Self-Esteem, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parenting, Social Skills, Adjustment Disorders, and with victims of Domestic Violence.
Elizabeth Philyaw, LCSW
Elizabeth earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. She is certified in evidence based practices through her master’s program. Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Elizabeth has experience in community mental health agencies working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She has experience working with clients with a variety of issues including depression, ADHD, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, trauma, grief, stress, anger, abuse, adjustment disorders, identity problems, and self esteem. She also has experience working with clients on parenting concerns, communication, and interpersonal boundaries. Elizabeth partners with each client to create the best therapeutic experience and optimal change and growth for each client. She offers individual and family counseling.
Gregory J. Skibinski, LCPC, CADC, CSAT, CMAT
Greg received both his Bachelor of Science Degree and his Master’s Degree in Human Developmental Counseling from Bradley University. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor (CADC), and a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist (CSAT) who has worked with clients in a variety of settings including social services and addiction recovery centers.
Greg specializes in working with individuals and their spouses in regard to chemical and behavioral abuse and dependency issues. In addition, Greg specializes in working with families and children in crisis with social, emotional, and behavioral issues including: Anxiety, depression, and conduct disorders.
Greg is an Executive Director at Agape Counseling.
Dawn Smith, LCPC
Dawn Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Trinity International University and her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling at University of Illinois in Champaign. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. Dawn has over 22 years experience of working in the mental health field. Mrs. Smith spent her first 10 years working with adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities in various roles such as: A social worker, V.P. in Family and Community Services, and Disability Coordinator at ISU. Dawn's clinical areas of expertise are Brain-based treatment strategies, Anxiety, PTSD, Mood disorders, Trauma, Relationship issues, Grief/infertility issues, Post partum depression, Chronic health and Disability issues (ADHD, learning disabilities, autism), and Spirituality issues. Dawn is working toward her Brain Health Coach Certification through the renowned Amen Clinics. She is passionate about how advances in brain research can lead to a healthier brain and a better quality of life. She incorporates Holistic health, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness, and Behavior activation techniques in her practice. Mrs. Smith provides individual, family counseling, and facilitates women’s therapy groups.
Barry Ufheil, LCPC
Barry earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Services at Bradley University and his Master of Arts in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.
Barry has over 25 years of experience working in community mental health with adults, children and families with a wide variety of emotional and behavioral issues. He has extensive experience with crisis intervention, trauma, domestic violence, developmental disabilities and children with disruptive behavior disorders. His most recent work included providing outpatient mental health services to clients involved with the criminal justice and foster care system.
He works with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression and mood disorders, abuse/neglect, relationship problems and faith-based concerns.
Barry Ufheil sees clients in our Peoria and Morton locations.
Heather Vagle, LCPC
Heather received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Dallas Christian College and her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling at Lincoln Christian University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. Heather has clinical experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. She began her career in addiction recovery where she provided therapy, psychoeducation, and group counseling to individuals and their families. She has also worked as a therapist at Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. where she provided counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples experiencing a broad range of mental health challenges and relationship difficulties. Heather currently works with couples and individual clients ages 16 and older. Her areas of interest and expertise include: Anxiety and panic disorders, depression, grief/loss issues, addiction recovery, co-dependency, stress management, life transitions, shame/guilt, self-esteem issues, spirituality, and women’s issues including infertility, loss, and postpartum adjustment.