JESSICA BOWEN, MSW, LCSW

Contact:Jessica@amkcounseling.com or 312-502-1736
Jessica is dedicated to working with clients in a warm, nonjudgmental and collaborative space. Jessica specializes in working with children through young adults. She is motivated to help clients make meaningful changes through a strength based approach using a variety of methods to identify counterproductive patterns and address maladaptive behaviors. Over the course of treatment, these patterns and behaviors are explored and replaced with new strategies and skills that better serve the client.

Jessica also readily supports the parent-child/parent-infant relationship via assessment, intervention and consultation using an infant mental health framework. She implements a relationship-based approach to support and mentor clients while strengthening attachment, understanding and communication between parents and children. Jessica is also versed in a wide array of modalities focused on helping young children better process their feelings and engage in the world through play.

Jessica received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of South Florida and her Master’s Degree in social work from Loyola University-Chicago. She continued on to graduate from the Erickson Institute’s Infant Mental Health program.

Jessica has experience in a range of different areas including child development, infant mental health, premature infants, postpartum depression, trauma, anxiety, medically fragile/complex children, divorce, grief/loss, life transitions, attachment and self-esteem. She has experience working within hospital, residential and outpatient settings. She draws from psychodynamic, narrative, emotionally focused, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapy models.

NATALIE GOLDSTEIN, MA, LCPC

Contact: Natalie@AMKCounseling.com or 312-995-0391
Natalie is dedicated to helping her clients gain a deeper sense of self and learn effective means to cope with the challenges that they face. She believes that a trusting, collaborative therapeutic relationship can facilitate healing and allow for meaningful, sustainable change to take place.

Natalie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and English literature from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Natalie has experience in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, career identity, college transitions, managing stressors, eating disorders, ADHD, self-esteem, grief/loss, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Natalie’s approach is integrative and strengths-based, and she draws from psychodynamic, existential/humanistic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapy models.

ABBIE KELLEY, MA, LCPC (Director)

Contact: Abbie@AMKCounseling.com or 312-485-3669
For over twelve years Abbie has worked with kids/teens, young adults and families. She is passionate about her work and enjoys empowering clients to see real changes in their lives. Whether its helping clients decrease problematic symptoms or adjust to life changes, Abbie works together with her clients to define the course of treatment. Abbie helps clients build off of their existing strengths and incorporate new skills to better manage their struggles. She is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Abbie integrates a variety of techniques to provide support and practical feedback in order to effectively assist clients with overcoming personal life challenges. Abbie readily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and strength-based approaches to treatment.

Abbie received her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Illinois and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Abbie works with clients who struggle with a variety of symptoms including, anxiety, depression, career exploration, stressors with emerging adulthood, emotional struggles, behavioral concerns, ADHD, body image, self esteem and overall adjustment to life stressors. She has also assisted parents with children who struggle with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention deficit disorder, LD, and other behavioral concerns. Abbie is skilled at creating an environment in which children and families feel comfortable and supported.

LAUREN PLUSH, M.Ed, LCPC

Contact: Lauren@AMKCounseling.com or 312-414-9654
Lauren believes in a collaborative approach to therapy and her style is grounded in positivity and empathy while offering direct support and feedback to clients who are struggling with a variety of stressors. Her approach is to assist clients and families to identify their strengths and incorporate interventions to reduce their presenting concerns. Lauren actively integrates creative interventions and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, a strengths based approach, mindfulness and play therapy. Lauren is also trained in theraplay techniques which helps children and parents build and enhance attachment, self-esteem, trust in others and joyful engagement.

Lauren received a Bachelor’s Degree at Elon University in North Carolina and her Masters of Education, in Community Counseling at Loyola University Chicago.

Lauren’s clinical experience includes outpatient settings, inpatient settings and residential treatment. She has worked with a large range of diagnoses and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, eating disorders, self-esteem, grief/loss and psychosis.

Lisa Shapiro, MSW, LCSW

Contact: Lisa@amkcounseling.com or 312-292-0891
Lisa strives to create a safe, warm atmosphere by building a supportive therapeutic relationship with clients to promote positive changes in their lives. She works to help clients learn to develop their strengths, coping skills and energy so that they can better enjoy life. By utilizing a strengths-based approach and a family systems model, she develops a collaborative relationship with parents, teachers, and school counselors to support the client and family as a whole. Lisa utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has specific training in Exposure Response Prevention Therapy. Lisa also has training in Parent Child Interaction Treatment to assist families with attachment issues and maladaptive communication patterns.

Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Community Service with a specialization in Child Development at Michigan State University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Lisa has clinical experience working in schools, inpatient hospitals and out-patient settings. In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Lisa incorporates an eclectic approach to treatment, incorporating psychodynamic therapy and strength-based approaches. Lisa works with clients who are experiencing difficult life transitions, anxiety, phobias, school refusal, OCD, depression, self-esteem, mood disorders, eating disorders, family conflict and ADHD.