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Jennifer Spencer, Psy.D.  

Jennifer Spencer, Psy.D.

Dr. Spencer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked with adults, children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Spencer uses a cognitive behavioral approach to assist individuals in working toward their goals for personal growth. Dr. Spencer spent 12 years counseling children and adolescents in a variety of educational settings. Dr. Spencer has worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety, behavior and conduct disorders, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She has also worked with adolescents who were adjudicated in the juvenile court system. Her solution-focused model is aimed at enabling clients to develop life-long skills and to apply these newly acquired skills at home, in school and in the community.

Dr. Spencer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. She received her Master of Arts degree in 1996, and was awarded her Doctorate degree in 2000 in Clinical Psychology, both from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, with a specialty in children, adolescents and their families. In addition, she has received extensive training in crisis prevention, crisis intervention, and de-escalation techniques. Dr. Spencer is an active member of the American Psychological Association. Return to top

Sarah Weithers, LCPC

Sarah Schulfer, LCPC, CADC

Sarah Schulfer is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), as well as a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC). Sarah treats depression, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and a variety of other mental health issues. Sarah provides both solution-focused and insight-oriented therapy, and has extensive experience providing counseling services. 

Of particular interest is working with people who suffer from addiction, as well as with their families and loved ones, as addiction is a disease that affects more than just the individual. Sarah focuses on helping people find their own way in overcoming obstacles they face, and believes that every individual has the potential to fulfill their goals and to live a satisfying and healthy life.

Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2004 and a Master’s degree in 2006 in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University. She currently teaches undergraduate courses in Psychology at Benedictine University, and has taught at DeVry University in the past. Return to top

Nicole Springer-Iannantuoni, Psy.D

Nicole Springer-Iannantuoni, Psy.D

Dr. Springer-Iannantuoni is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience conducting individual psychotherapy across a very diverse population. She has also worked with couples, families and groups. Dr. Springer-Iannantuoni has treated children and adolescents who have had difficulty functioning effectively in the traditional school and home environments. She also enjoys assisting adults towards improving quality of life by addressing relationships as well as working toward individual change and growth. Some of Dr. Springer-Iannantuoni's other areas of particular interest include depression, anxiety, adoption, parenthood, child behavior, and women's issues.

Dr. Springer-Iannantuoni has received her Bachelors degree in psychology from Grinnell College, and her Master and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is professionally affiliated with the American Psychological Association. Return to top

Debbie Cantanese, MSW, LCSW

Debbie Catanese, MSW, LCSW

Debbie Catanese is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked with children, adolescents and their families for over twenty-two years. Debbie received her Bachelor Degree from Northern Illinois University in 1982. She received her Master of Social Work from George Williams College School of Social Work in 1986.

She works to help her clients achieve their best in all of their life settings. She feels through the development of learning new skills and techniques children, adolescents, adults and families can be empowered to deal with the stresses of life, growth and development. Debbie looks at the biological, developmental, cultural, psychological and other factors that have occurred or are occurring in the client’s life.

Her areas of focus include Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, Developmental Issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social Skills, Parenting Issues, Bullying, Teasing, Anger Management, Depression, School Avoidance, Peer Related Issues, Women’s Issues and Marital Issues. She has extensive knowledge of schools, special education laws and process. Return to top

Margaret Duffy  

Margaret Duffy, LCPC

Margaret Duffy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience treating adolescents, individuals and couples. She is a practical, interactive solution-focused therapist. Margaret uses an eclectic approach to therapy including cognitive behavioral techniques along with humor, while focusing on the strengths and unique needs of each client.

With 20 plus years as a Human Resources professional at several Fortune 500 companies, Margaret brings experience in career counseling, mid-career change, and workplace issues. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Dominican University and a Master’s Degree in Human Services from National Louis University. . Return to top

Cindy Travnicek, LCPC

Cindy Travnicek, MS, LCPC, CH

Cindy Travnicek is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC. She has a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science and a Masters Degree in counseling from National Louis University. In addition, she is certified as an Anger Management Specialist and a certified Hypnotherapist.

Cindy has over 8 years experience working with adults, adolescents and families in various therapeutic settings. She likes to share ideas and help clients develop skills and techniques which they can use in their lives to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. She has worked with high-risk students within the school setting involving truancy, depressive symptoms, anxiety, anger, peer issues and separation and divorce.

Cindy also administers Anger Management Assessments and facilitates Anger Management groups. Return to top

Christy Corsun-Ascher, Psy.D.

Christy Corsun-Ascher, Psy.D.

Christy Corsun-Ascher is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. She provides individual and group therapy for ages eight and older as well as psychological assessment. She has experience in the areas of managing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, stress, self-esteem, adjustment issues, anger, and self-injurious behaviors.

Christy has an extensive background in testing for ADHD, Learning Disorders, and psychological difficulties, as well as neuropsychological evaluations for cognitive complaints that clarify diagnoses and assist with treatment goals. While her therapeutic orientation tends to be Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, Christy is dedicated to finding treatment modalities that are the best fit for individuals for them to achieve more satisfying and fulfilling lives. Return to top

Nichole Dailor ka

A. Nichole Dailor, Ph.D.

Dr. A. Nichole Dailor has experience working primarily with children and adolescents experiencing a wide variety of behavioral and emotional difficulties. Dr. Dailor employs both a behavioral and systems approach to her therapy. She has spent the last three years working full-time as a school psychologist and has understanding of both the types of issues that may significantly impact a child within the school environment and the process of navigating the school system. She has extensive experience developing behavior intervention plans, conducting psycho-educational evaluations, and working with multidisciplinary teams to help determine special education eligibility and make recommendations for Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Her academic research has focused on PTSD and ethics and legal issues experienced by school psychologists. Dr. Dailor received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Central Michigan University. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern State University and received her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Religion from Pacific Lutheran University. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and the Illinois School Psychology Association. Return to top

Justina Wang, AMFT ka

Justina Wang, AMFT.

Justina Wang earned her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a focus of Marriage and Family Therapy from Wheaton College, and her Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education with a minor in Education from The Ohio State University. She has her Associates in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Justina has had clinical experience working with couples, families, and individuals across a variety of backgrounds and socio-economic statuses. She enjoys seeing kids and has worked with children of all ages for over 15 years. She has a particular interest working with family and couple’s conflicts, parenting difficulties, women’s issues, and multicultural and family of origin issues.

Prior to joining Naperville Clinical Services, Justina worked at the Youth Service Bureau to counsel foster children and their families who were involved with the Department of Child and Family Services. She has additional experience working with those who have experienced physical, mental, and sexual abuse, difficulties with finances, anger management, depression and anxiety, and issues of religion. Return to top

Ricca Klein, Psy.D. ka

Ricca Klein, Psy.D.

Ricca Klein earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Coe College, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, both from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy-Phoenix. Dr. Klein is licensed in the state of Arizona and Illinois. She obtained her post-doctoral training and worked in a private practice in Avondale, AZ.

Dr. Klein has experience providing therapeutic services for groups and individuals for various populations including children, adolescents, and young adults/adults. She has experience in working with substance abuse disorders and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Klein also treats a variety of clinical disorders including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, women’s issues, body-image and self-esteem issues, and eating disorders.

Dr. Klein has a particular interest in working with adolescent and young adult females. She also specializes in evaluations for bariatric surgery and spinal cord stimulator surgery readiness. Return to top

Mary Plonis, M.Ed., Psy.D.

Mary Plonis, M.Ed., Psy.D.

Dr. Plonis works with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, parenting issues and relationship challenges. Of particular interest is her research and attention to women’s issues. She works closely with area obstetricians and gynecologists to offer a comprehensive approach to care.

As a former teacher and special educator Dr. Plonis has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents. Her solution focused accountability model allows teens to view another’s perspective while encouraging independent thinking and responsibility.

Performing custody evaluations/mediation in a private, confidential setting allows families to determine the most suitable process for their circumstance. Dr. Plonis completes each evaluation or mediation in a timely, thoughtful manner with special attention given to how difficult the divorce process can be. Evaluations/mediations are tailored to the individual needs of each family and range from visitation schedules to comprehensive evaluations.

Dr. Plonis received her Bachelors degree in 1991 from St. Xavier University, her Masters degree in 1998 from Northeastern Illinois University and her Doctorate degree in 2006 from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is affiliated with the American Psychological Association. Return to top

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