A Team of Dedicated
Mental Health Professionals

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

Grace A

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 C

Christine Collins, M.A., LCPC, NCC, CADC

Clinical Director / Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Addiction, Mood Disorders, and Life Transitions

Peonita H

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

Sierah A

Sierrah Avant, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Primary Areas of Care: Children, Adolescents, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma, Learning Difficulties, Emotional Dysregulation, and Family Difficulties.

Kendall B

Kendall Brickman, M.A., LPC

Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Children, Adolescents, and Emerging Adults

Monica C

Monica Caldwell, M.A.

Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Adolescents, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Life Transitions

Rachael E

Rachel Eberling, M.A.

Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Adults, Life Transitions, Children, Adolescents, Anxiety, and Depression

Nicholas G

Nicholas Guerrero, M.S.W., LCSW, CADC, C-DBT

Clinical Supervisor / Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Addiction, Emerging Adults, Anxiety, and Depression

Kevin G

Kevin Gwin, M.A.

Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Couples, Emerging Adults, and Life Transitions

Shannon K

Shannon Krabill, M.S.W., LCSW

Clincial Supervisor / Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Grief/Loss, Couples, Domestic Violence, Gender Issues, Depression, and Anxiety

Brain P.

Dr. Brian Post, Psy.D., LCP

Therapist
Primary Areas of Care:
Psychological Assessments and Spiritual Integration

Zach S

Zach Seifert, M.A., LPC

Community Partnership Coordinator / Clinical Supervisor / Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Anxiety, Depression, Children, Family Systems, and Sexual Addiction

Shannon.S

Shannon Spethman, M.A.

Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Couples and Families
Location(s): Main Office and Vernon Hills

Patricia T

Patricia Taylor, M.S.W.

Therapist

Primary Areas of Care: Anxiety, Depression and Trauma

Jermaine T

Dr. Jermaine Thomas, Psy.D.

Clinical Supervisor / Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Primary Areas of Care: Early Relational Trauma, Depression, and Couples

Stephanie T

Stephanie Rose Torres, M.A., LPC

Bilingual Therapist
Primary Areas of Care: Trauma, Women's Issues, and Depression

Our Interns

Kenisha A.

Kenisha Adams

M.A.  Intern

Primary Areas of Care: Children and Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss

Abi C.

Abi Castro

M.A. Intern
Primary Areas of Care: Children and Adolescents, Anxiety, and Depression

Taina F.

Taina Fernandez

M.S.W. Intern

Primary Areas of Care: Children and Adolescents, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, and Family Difficulties

Cristian G.

Cristian Garcia

M.S.W. Intern

Primary Areas of Care: Adolescents and Emerging Adults

Alicia H.

Alicia Havens

M.A. Intern

Primary Areas of Care: Depression, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Trauma, Grief, Emotional, and Spiritual Abuse

Caroline O.

Caroline Ost

M.A. Intern

Primary Areas of Care: LGBTQIA+, Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Religious Trauma, Emerging Adults, and Sex Therapy

Marissa R.

Marissa Ruiz

M.S.W. Intern

Primary Areas of Care: Children, Adolescents, Emerging Adults, Anxiety, and Depression

Jane S.

Jane Sussman

M.S.W. Intern

Primary Areas of Care: Families, Children, and Substance Use Disorder

Ilse V.

Ilse Vielma

M.A. Intern

Primary Areas of Care: Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Trauma

Dominique W

Dominique L. Walker

M.A. Intern
Primary Areas of Care: Children & Adolescents, Emerging Adults, Intimate Partner Violence, Couples, and Families

Our Support Team

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago

Veronica Perez

Office Coordinator / Academic Liaison

Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago

Jessica Wheeler, M.A.

Marketing & Events Director 

Lauren M.

Lauren Miller

Intake Coordinator