As the Founder and CEO of ICG, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Ashley brings well 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 via telehealth, as well as 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. Most recently, she has begun a 3-year advanced training program to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner that will further expand her skills in body-orientated therapies and specialized trauma treatment. Ashley is the proud wife of a Navy veteran and mother to three young boys, aka The Wolfpack.
Alyson is our Clinical Practice Manager. She 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, infertility, 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 via telehealth and 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.
Tatiana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health at Loyola University Chicago in 2014. She has been practicing direct clinical counseling for the last six years to immigrant communities on the Southwest side of Chicago. Additionally, Tatiana is an adjunct professor at Loyola University in their bilingual social work program. Tatiana has extensive experience working with individuals who are combating symptoms of anxiety, depression, complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has worked with many pregnant and postpartum mothers (families) over the years, leading her to seeking advanced training opportunities through Postpartum Support International (2020). She has trained in the Gottman Method for couples therapy, achieving Level 1 Certification, and practices with the mind-body focus embodied by ICG. Tatiana believes that healing occurs by creating and nurturing safety in the therapeutic relationship/process. She works in a collaborative manner with her clients to identify their growth process and recognize emotional or cognitive obstacles that might be interfering with their growth, helping clients regain a sense of security and control through developing insight and gathering resources from within themselves and their environment.
Tatiana sees clients via telehealth, as well as both the Oak Park and Naperville offices. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian. She is a wife, mother, and Colombian immigrant with such a passion for helping under served populations that she reserves time to volunteer her skills to assist those in various communities.
Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Governors State University in 2013. She has worked in a variety of settings providing mental health services including hospital inpatient, outpatient PHP and IOP, working with individuals, families, and groups from a diverse backgrounds. Christine utilizes a mind-body wellness approach that combines evidence-based psychotherapy techniques with promotion of healthier lifestyle habits to improve client's overall well-being. She is experienced in working with anxiety and depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, women's issues, dual diagnosis, self-esteem, adolescent and young adult transitions, relationship problems, challenges related to divorce, parental alienation, grief and loss, including the loss of a loved due to completed suicide. Christine has been actively training this past year in perinatal mental health, including miscarriage and infant loss.
Christine sees clients via telehealth and in the Naperville office. She is a mother of two and a veteran. Her personal and family military experience drives her passion for working with veterans and their families, as well as understanding of the unique challenges this population faces.
Victoria is currently a doctoral student, who earned her Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012 and is eligible for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. In the interim, she provides services under the supervision of Ashley Pinto (Founder and CEO of ICG). She has extensive experience in crisis intervention, working with client's of all ages from diverse backgrounds, with a passion for working with women of color and in underserved communities. Victoria specializes in working with first responders, adolescents, families, parenting issues, anxiety and depression, adjustment and transitional issues, trauma, and substance abuse. While she does have experience working with pregnant and postpartum women/families, she is currently expanding her specialty training in perinatal mental health to be in line with the practice-wide specialty area. Victoria is an eclectic clinician who utilizes an evidence-based approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as her foundation; mixing in Family Systems, Gestalt, Solution-Focused and Reality-Based theories and techniques. She tailors her use of these approaches to each individual client, always working from a mind-body connection lens.
Victoria sees clients via telehealth, as well as in our Oak Park and Naperville office locations. She is a proud wife to a K9 Police Captain and Army Veteran, as well as a mother to three children. Victoria enjoys being active in promoting mental health integration into law enforcement. She currently assists police departments nationwide on the establishment of crisis intervention/ mental health/ social service programming.
Jazmin is our Administrative Assistant, dedicated to support you and our team in having the best experiences surrounding your mind-body wellness. She will assist you with scheduling, insurance information, getting set up for Telehealth and more. Please do not hesitate to call our main line and dial extension 5 for her assistance. Jazmin is available and returns calls on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Integrative Counseling Group is looking for full and/or part-time Clinical Therapists to join our dynamic team in Oak Park and/or Naperville (may see clients at both locations if desired). Clinicians may start via telehealth and transition to in-office or blended schedule as COVID-19 guidelines change. Schedule is flexible, tbd with candidates.
We are a group practice, with offices in downtown Oak Park and North Naperville, serving a range of clients and issues, with specialty areas of perinatal mental health and trauma. We are currently seeking independently licensed clinicians who embody an integrative practice model of utilizing evidence-based psychotherapy combined with a natural, mind-body wellness approach. Ideal candidates would have experience/specialized training on working with one or more of the following populations: perinatal clients/couples, infertility, anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic medical conditions, eating disorders and body image.
Candidates must be independent, driven, collaborative, and enhance our fun, diverse, and positive-minded team. We encourage practitioners with a niche including an integrative treatment focus to apply (i.e., nurse practitioner, clinical yoga therapist, somatic therapist, etc.). Candidates MUST be independently licensed to practice therapy in the state of IL: LCPC, LCSW, PMHNP, PsyD, LMFT, with at least one year of therapy experience, and willing to work a minimum of 12 direct service hours per week.
We are offer the following benefits as a W2 employee:
We currently offer the option of working from home or privately access the office, seeing clients via telehealth until emergency guidelines change. Therapists are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, after which they may return to seeing clients in office.
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