Optimum Joy’s Team of Therapists

We are proud to be a leading mental health practice.

 

Our warm and insightful therapists are ready to meet you where you are. Choosing a therapist is important. We recommend looking at the specializations, as well as considering the feel of that person. Age, gender, race, training, background, focus of work – It all matters and is part of the decision making process. Click a therapist’s photo to learn more about them, so you can begin.

Regardless of location, all of our therapists are licensed and available for virtual sessions throughout the state of Illinois.

Chicago-Based Therapists

Andrew Hough

Type: Virtual & In-Person
Specializes In:
  • LGBTQIA+ & Sexual Identity
    Career Shifts & Exploration
    Trauma & Recovery
    Sex Addiction
    Depression & Anxiety

Doxa Zannou

Type: Virtual Sessions
Specializes In:
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Emotional & Religious Abuse
  • Trauma & Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Racial Identity Development
  • Depression & Anxiety

Melissa Del Carmen

Type: Virtual Sessions
Specializes In:
  • Attachment
    Trauma Recovery
    Grief & Loss
    AAPI Experiences 
    Depression & Anxiety
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Bria McCalpin

Type: Virtual Sessions

Specializes In:

  • Grief & Loss
    Black Concerns & Bicultural Stress
    Financial Disorders
    Women’s Concerns
  • Families Under Stress

Cotorey Seals

Type: Virtual & In-Person
Specializes In:
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Sexuality & Identity
  • Anger Management
  • Racial & Cultural Identity
  • Spirituality & Religious Identity

Pete Marlow

Type: Virtual & In-Person
Specializes In:
  • Couples Work
  • Career Shift & Exploration
  • Sexuality & LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Men’s Issues
  • Grief & Loss

madeleine mears

Type: Virtual & In-Person
Specializes In:
  • Disordered Eating & Body Image
    Women’s Concerns
    Dating & Relationships
    Depression & Anxiety
    Adolescent Concerns

Treshana Lewis

Type: Virtual Sessions
Specializes In:
  • Codependency
    Religious Identity & Spirituality
    Trauma Recovery
    Prolonged Singleness

    Grief & Loss

Amanda brandimore

Type: Virtual & In-Person
Specializes In:
  • Trauma & Recovery
  • Women’s Concerns
  • Enneagram Personal Growth
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality & Religious Identity

Fallyn Lara

Type: Virtual Sessions
Specializes In:
  • Professional Development
  • Church Hurt & Spirituality
  • Women in Leadership
  • Identity & Self Concept
    Life Transitions

Viktor Terpay

Type: Virtual Sessions
Specializes In:
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Addiction & Impulse Control
    Trauma & Recovery
    Identity & Spirituality
    Grief & Bereavement
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Roslyn Jordan

Type: Virtual Sessions

Specializes In:

  • Codependency
    Religious Identity & Spirituality
    Trauma Recovery
    Prolonged Singleness

    Grief & Loss

Natalie Wanders Hu

Type: Virtual Sessions
Specializes In:
  • Disordered Eating
    Women’s Issues & Postpartum
    Codependency
    Dating & Relationships
    Faith Development 

Sarah Heinss

Type: Virtual & In-Person
Specializes In:
  • Dating & Relationships
    Disordered Eating
    Enneagram Work 

    Artist’s Concerns
    Sexuality & Identity

Elise Champanhet

Type: Virtual Sessions
Specializes In:
  • Complex Personalities
  • Premarital & Couples
  • Family Dysfunction & Stress
  • Ethnic & Religious Identity
    Codependent Relationships 

Pamela Larkin

Type: Virtual Sessions
Specializes In:
  • Women’s Concerns
    Dating & Relationships
    Ethnic Identity Development
    Premarital Counseling 
    Pregnancy & Planning 
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Clair Miller

Type: Virtual & In-Person

Specializes In: 

  • Trauma Recovery & Abuse
  • PTSD Treatment
    Sexual Abuse Recovery
    Tough Life Transitions
    Sexuality & Relationships 
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Alexandra Hoerr

Type: Virtual & In-Person

Specializes In:

  • PTSD & Trauma Recovery
    Leaders & Entrepreneurs
    Church Hurt & Spirituality
    Enneagram Typing & Discernment
    Attachment Wounds 

Bloomington-Based Therapist

Alex Parlette

Type: Virtual & In-Person
Specializes In:
  • Dating & Relationships
    Anger Management
    Sex Addiction & Pornography
    Pre-Marital & Couples
    Religious Identity-Spirituality

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