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Debby Spertus – LSW

You are ready to make a change. Feelings or thoughts that you may have tried to avoid, or recent painful experiences can be painful and scary. Through collaborative work, we’ll delve into these behaviors and uncover the path to positive change. I approach my practice without judgement, with an open mind and a deep sense […]

Dona Clair – LMFT

Are you feeling overwhelmed with the fast pace of our world today? Could you use acompassionate, understanding ear? Then therapy is a gift you can give yourself! I was drawn to become a therapist because I love to help and encourage others. I know firsthand the relief and comfort it is to have someone encouraging […]

Jean Taylor – Intern

Jean is Masters of Social Work student at Loyola University of Chicago.  She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Northwestern University, and also has a JD from University of Michigan.   Before starting her MSW program, Jean pursued a variety of careers, including practicing law, entrepreneurship, and working in admissions in higher education.  However, through […]

Annie Murphy – Intern

Annie has a passion for helping other people discover their true self and implement positive changes in their lives. She is a board-certified music therapist who received her BA in Music Therapy from Arizona State University and is currently completing her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. She became a music […]

What is Reiki and how can it help with stress?

What is Reiki and how can it help with stress? Can Reiki help with some healing crystals and a relaxation candle on a wooden table.

What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese energy healing technique used for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki has been around and practiced for thousands of years. There are different kinds of Reiki healing practices and therapy. A more common form is Reiki Usui, which was discovered by Mikao Usui in March 1922. Reiki […]

Rachel Lehr, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker who obtained my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. I am passionate about working with individuals and partnerships to assist them in uncovering strengths and building skills to navigate relationships with themselves and others. I became a clinical social worker because of my fascination for […]

EMDR Therapy and its 8 Phases

EMDR Therapy and its 8 Phases

Have you considered seeing a therapist for EMDR Therapy but felt nervous about what the process might look like? Some clients have reported that EMDR Therapy can seem intimidating or even confusing; however, the process is actually quite simple and quick to complete compared to other treatment methods.  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy […]

Adam Hill – Intern

Adam is a second-year Masters of Social Work student at Loyola University Chicago. He earned his BFA in Music-Voice Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to beginning his graduate studies and joining the team at CFC Therapy Group, Adam had been endeavoring to discover his true passion. Working in a career in musical theatre, while […]

Catherine Clifford – Intern

With a background in developmental psychology, I have a particular interest in how our life experiences influence our mental, emotional, and physical well-being over time. I recognize that, at times, people may feel hesitant to engage in therapy. Entering any process of change and growth can feel overwhelming. However, with time and patience, I believe […]

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