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.
Amy Hansen, LCPC
Amy Hansen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and her Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. Amy is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Counselors (IITAP). Amy’s clinical experience includes work with adults, couples, adolescents, children and families related to trauma, addictions, mental health concerns, relationship issues and issues related to grief and loss. Amy also has experience treating clients affected by domestic violence, crisis pregnancies, adoption, and foster care. As a CSAT, Amy works with addicts and their partners both individually, as couples and in group therapy. She has clinical experience treating addictions in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Amy is committed to providing a therapeutic process that ministers to the whole person.
Amy sees clients in all 3 offices.
Nathan Krahn, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT, CPTT
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, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT), and Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), and has been trained in EMDR by the EMDR Institute. Nathan works with individuals facing a variety of mental health issues, but his area of clinical concentration is the treatment of those impacted by addiction and trauma. Nathan partners with each of his clients to develop a unique therapy experience that addresses their specific situation and considers their emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
He offers individual and couples therapy.
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.
Danielle Schenkel, LPC
Dani earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University. She completed her internship with the counseling center on Bradley’s campus, assisting students with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, academic concerns, relationship issues, and grief. Prior to pursing her degree in counseling, she spent 7 years working fulltime in the field of student affairs, where she assisted students with academic, personal, and professional goals. While pursuing her degree, she worked full-time in student support services doing wellness outreach and education for students, and is very comfortable working with adolescents and young adults through their transition into adulthood. Through a solution-focused approach, she empowers her clients to not only set goals to overcome their concerns, but also to meet those goals through attainable action steps. She assists her clients in identifying their deepest cognitive distortions, challenge them, and change their behaviors to better align with their goals. She utilizes techniques and educates clients on skills formulated from a cognitive behavioral approach, of which she has personally employed in her own mental health journey. Dani believes that we are a product of our decisions, not a victim of our circumstances. She believes that each individual has the ability to take control of their life’s journey by improving from the past, embracing their current, and shaping their future.
Michele Simmons, LPC
Michele received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Upper Iowa. Michele has a long history in the field of social work, having served individuals from all walks of life and of various ages. Michele’s work in the social service field ranges from community-based and family support, life transition, and relational dynamics. Michele’s work in Hospice services further anchored her work with individuals and families as they face the loss of a loved one, and the leaving of their loved ones. Michele has begun her certification in Attachment Based Family Therapy and is a strong advocate for healing attachment ruptures and injuries. Michele holds that attachment needs are at the core of our basic needs. Using the metaphor of a structurally sound house, if the foundation of a house is not secure, the rest of the structure is at risk for damage. Left in disrepair the structure becomes unsustainable and a risk for those who live within it. This is where the work of repair, renovation and restoration comes in. This rebuilding must first take place within the individuals and then within the relationship with others. Michele has completed the fundamental training in the Gottman Method that uses the Sound Relationship House as a theory that supports attachment needs for individuals and relationships. Working with individuals and families who are struggling, Michele’s use of the attachment-based approach works toward rebuilding connection for the well-being and authenticity of the individual and family. Michele also uses aspects of CBT, ACT, DBT and faith-based approaches as appropriate to the individual needs of the client.
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.