CCOCC’s professional staff is made up of a culturally and ethnically diverse group of master’s and doctoral-level therapists who are committed to offering high-quality counseling services. While we each operate from a solid Christian perspective, we are also respectful and sensitive to clients’ varying beliefs and worldviews. All therapists have experience and expertise in working with a wide variety of clinical settings, client concerns, and spiritual, cultural, ethnic, and diversity issues.
Each therapist also has training and expertise in dealing with depression, anxiety, loneliness, singleness, life transitions, relationship concerns, and traditionally underserved populations. As a whole, the therapists at the Center provide individual, couples, and family therapy, consulting, seminars, and assessments.
All interested parties are directed to our main phone number (312) 573-8860, and the intake coordinators match the appropriate therapist with the client’s needs and desires. The following list provides an idea of the therapist you may be working with.
Our Clinical Team
Dr. Grace Ahn-Im, Psy.D.
Executive Director / Clinical Supervisor / Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Primary Areas of Care: Children, Adults, Couples, Life transition, Depression, Anxiety, and Identity Concerns
Christine Collins, M.A., LCPC, NCC, CADC
Clinical Director / Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Addiction, Mood Disorders, and Life Transitions
Rev. Dr. Peonita Harris, Psy.D., LMFT, CSAT, CDWF
Post-Graduate Fellowship Program Director / Diversity Inclusion Specialist / Clinical Supervisor
Primary Areas of Care: Couples, Sex Addiction, and Spiritual Integration
Location(s): Vernon Hills
Sierrah Avant, M.A.
Primary Areas of Care: Children, Adolescents, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma, Learning Difficulties, Emotional Dysregulation, and Family Difficulties.
Kendall Brickman, M.A., LPC
Primary Areas of Care: Children, Adolescents, and Emerging Adults
Monica Caldwell, M.A.
Primary Areas of Care: Adolescents, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Life Transitions
Rachel Eberling, M.A.
Primary Areas of Care: Adults, Life Transitions, Children, Adolescents, Anxiety, and Depression
Nicholas Guerrero, M.S.W., LCSW, CADC, C-DBT
Clinical Supervisor / Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Addiction, Emerging Adults, Anxiety, and Depression
Kevin Gwin, M.A.
Primary Areas of Care: Couples, Emerging Adults, and Life Transitions
Shannon Krabill, M.S.W., LCSW
Clincial Supervisor / Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Grief/Loss, Couples, Domestic Violence, Gender Issues, Depression, and Anxiety
Dr. Brian Post, Psy.D., LCP
Primary Areas of Care: Psychological Assessments and Spiritual Integration
Zach Seifert, M.A., LPC
Community Partnership Coordinator / Clinical Supervisor / Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Anxiety, Depression, Children, Family Systems, and Sexual Addiction
Shannon Spethman, M.A.
Primary Areas of Care: Couples and Families
Location(s): Main Office and Vernon Hills
Patricia Taylor, M.S.W.
Primary Areas of Care: Anxiety, Depression and Trauma
Dr. Jermaine Thomas, Psy.D.
Clinical Supervisor / Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Primary Areas of Care: Early Relational Trauma, Depression, and Couples
Stephanie Rose Torres, M.A., LPC
Primary Areas of Care: Trauma, Women's Issues, and Depression
Our Support Team
Office Coordinator / Academic Liaison
Jessica Wheeler, M.A.
Marketing & Events Director