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 available for virtual sessions throughout the entire state (IL & CO) they’re professionally licensed in. Each therapist’s location services is highlighted on their overview card below.

Denver-Based Therapists

Marissa Halstead

marissa halstead

Type: Virtual IL & CO, In-Office Denver, CO
Specializes In:
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Sexual Abuse Recovery
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Spirituality & Church Hurt
  • Developing Self-Compassion
Ruth Nathaniel

ruth nathaniel

Type: Virtual IL & CO, In-Office Denver, CO
Specializes In:
  • 1st Generation Experiences
  • AAPI Identity Degelopement
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Emerging Adults
  • POC & Bicultural Stress
Hadassah Carlson

hadassah carlson

Type: Virtual IL & CO, In-Office Denver, CO
Specializes In:
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Spiritual Abuse
  • Relationships & Dating
  • Family of Origin
  • Emerging Adults

Chicago-Based Therapists

Zach Zachariah Seifert

Zachariah Seifert

Type: Virtual Illinois & Colorado

Specializes In:

  • All Relationships
    Service Member & Family Care
  • Sex Addiction
    Spirituality & Church Hurt
  • Sports counseling

Doxa Zannou

Type: Virtual Illinois
Specializes In:
  • Career Counseling & Life Transitions
  • Depression & Anxiety

  • C-PTSD & Developmental Trauma

  • Spiritual Abuse & Religious Trauma

  • Acculturation/Immigration Concerns

Melissa Del Carmen

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

Fallyn Lara

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

Viktor Terpay

Type: Virtual Illinois
Specializes In:
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Addiction & Impulse Control
    Trauma & Recovery
    Identity & Spirituality
    Grief & Bereavement
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Bria McCalpin

Type: Virtual Illinois & In-Office Chicago

Specializes In:

  • POC, Black Concerns, & Bicultural Stress
    Women’s Concerns
  • Relationships & Couples
  • Life Transitions
  • Families Under Stress

Pamela Larkin

Type: Virtual Illinois
Specializes In:
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Women’s Concerns
  • African American / Black Concerns
    Dating & Relationships
  • Grief & Loss

Treshana Lewis

Type: Virtual Illinois
Specializes In:
  • Financial Disorders
    Religious Identity & Spirituality
    Trauma Recovery
    Prolonged Singleness

    Grief & Loss

Pete Marlow

Type: Virtual Illinois & In-Office Chicago
Specializes In:
  • College Years & Emerging Adults
  • Career Shifts & Exploration
  • Men’s Issues
  • Sexuality & LGBTQIA+ Populations
  • Couples Work
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Roslyn Jordan

Type: Virtual Illinois

Specializes In:

  • Codependency
    Religious Identity & Spirituality
    Trauma Recovery
    Prolonged Singleness

    Grief & Loss

Sarah Heinss

Type: Virtual Illinois & In-Office Chicago
Specializes In:
  • Dating & Relationships
    Disordered Eating
    Enneagram Work 

    Artist’s Concerns
    Sexuality & Identity

Amanda brandimore

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

madeleine mears

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

Cotorey Seals

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

Elise Champanhet

Type: Virtual Illinois
Specializes In:
  • Ethnic & Religious Identity
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Family Dysfunction & Stress
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depression & Anxiety
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Alexandra Hoerr

Type: Virtual Illinois & In-Office Chicago

Specializes In:

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

Type: Virtual Illinois & In-Office Chicago

Specializes In: 

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

Andrew Hough

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

Bloomington-Based Therapist

Megan Hanafee-Major

Type: Virtual IL & CO, In-Office Denver, CO
Specializes In:
Family Therapy
Couple & Marriage Therapy
Adolescents
Trauma Recovery
Spiritual & Religious Identity

Alex Parlette

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

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