As the Owner of ICG and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Ashley brings over a decade of experience providing mental health services in a variety of settings including hospitals, residential treatment centers, and outpatient therapy practices. She earned her Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2008 and enjoys working with a diverse client population of men and women of all race, ethnicity, and sexual identity, from adolescence to late adulthood. Ashley utilizes a mind-body wellness approach that combines evidence-based psychotherapy techniques (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) with promotion of healthier lifestyle habits that have been shown to produce better mental, emotional, and physical well-being. She is experienced in working with anxiety and depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, women's issues and maternal mental health, trauma and PTSD, LGBTQI, self-esteem and identity issues, adolescent and young adult transitions, relationship problems, veterans and military families.
Ashley sees clients in both the Naperville and Oak Park offices. She is a professional member of the Illinois Counseling Association, Division of Mental Health, and the IL Chapter of Postpartum Support International. She has earned a certificate in advanced psychotherapy for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and is an active member of PSI-IL, serving on the Justice and Advocacy committee. Ashley is the proud wife of a Navy veteran and mother to three young boys, aka The Wolfpack.
Alyson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master's Degree in Counseling in 2008. As a former Director of Outreach and Admissions, she brings with her a wealth of experience in working with clients of all ages from diverse ethnic, religious, socio-economic and racial backgrounds. While she enjoys specializing in perinatal wellness, she has assisted clients with a range of developmental challenges, severe mental health conditions, anxiety, adjustment and transitional issues, trauma, and substance abuse issues. Alyson utilizes an evidence-based, mind-body approach to treatment, that she tailors to each individual client. She has earned a certificate of training in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International, as well as being certified in Harm Reduction/Motivational Interviewing and community Mental Health First Aid.
Alyson sees clients in our Oak Park office. She is a wife and mother to two young children. She enjoys being active in her community and is passionate about changing the way we think about maternal wellness, and mental health care in general.
Kirsten is a Professional Counselor who spent 25 years in Corporate America before transitioning into Psychology and has been working in private practice for over a year now. She earned her BS in Marketing and her MA in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Latinx Mental Health and Multiculturalism. Kirsten provides psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with mood disturbances (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. She has experience working in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, schools, and private practice. She has received training in positive psychology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), trauma, and domestic violence prevention. Kirsten utilizes an integrative and collaborative approach that encompasses the cultural, social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of clients. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is integral to a positive outcome of wholeness and healing. Kirsten offers a safe space in which clients can experience trust, acceptance, respect, and integrity; this is where self-empowerment and self-agency begins.
Kirsten sees clients in our Naperville office, under the supervision of Ashley Pinto. She loves being the mother of four adult children, is a student of curiosity and learning, and is a passionate advocate for mental health in minority groups.