Meet Our Providers

Angela Astleford, CNP

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Angela is a certified nurse practitioner who graduated summa cum laude as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University and who is also certified as an Adult and Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from NIU. Since 2016, Angela has been providing care to in-patients at Centegra Northwestern Medicine as she has served as part of the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service as well as in the in-patient behavioral health unit and as a psychiatric consultant in the (PES) Psych Emergency Services as well as serving in the Partial Hospitalization Program. Angela has experience in providing care to those with serious mental illnesses including depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and other disorders.

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Alicia Kimball, LCSW, R-DMT, GLCMA

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapist

Alicia is a licensed clinical social worker, registered dance/movement therapist and graduate Laban certified movement analyst. She has experience working with children and families in DCFS, adults in inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient programs, individual and group outpatient therapy as well as members of the LGBTQIAA community. Alicia graduated with a bachelors in Sociology and Spanish from North Central College in Naperville. She then continued on to receive her Masters in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as her Alternate Route Dance/Movement Therapy Certificate and Graduate Laban Certified Movement Analyst certificate from Columbia College in Chicago.

Alicia has a client focused approach to therapy, where she often utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities such as strengths based therapy, solutions focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dance/movement therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She also helps clients to identify healthy relationship qualities and techniques to support them in their path to wellness. In Alicia’s sessions, she often utilizes compassion, openness, acceptance, and caring with her clients. She gives them permission to feel comfortable as the person they are and support them in growing in whichever direction is best for their lives right now. She believes it is her job as a therapist to support clients in exploring what will help them to be healthiest in their lives. She also supports clients in identifying how they can continue to work towards their well-being in their lives outside of the therapy session.

Ana Estrada, LCSW

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapist

Ana is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker. She graduated summa cum laude with her Masters of Social Work degree from Aurora University. Her level of expertise includes working with individuals, groups, and families from diverse backgrounds, as well as the LGBTQIAA community. She addresses depression, anxiety, grief, anger, trauma, and family relational problems.

Ana uses a holistic person-centered approach to help clients utilize their own strengths and build new skills to achieve change. Other approaches used in therapy include family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and strengths-based therapy. She is committed to assisting each individual build on their existing strengths to live their best possible life. She believes helping is an honor; therapy is a collaborative adventure; and that we are all choice-makers.

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Claudia Skowron, LCPC, CADC

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapist

Claudia is a licensed clinical professional counselor who has also attained her CADC certification. She graduated summa cum laude from Illinois State University earning her Master’s Degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology. Her previous experience consists of working in a community mental health center in central Illinois on an outpatient basis. She then transitioned to the northwest suburbs of Chicago where she began working with adolescents struggling with emotional and behavioral distress at the inpatient and partial hospitalization level. She has also trained, mentored, and supervised younger clinicians and enjoys teaching.

Claudia has extensive experience conducting Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical-Behavioral, and Motivational Interviewing therapies. Yet, her therapeutic approach is eclectic, meeting the needs of her clients. “A certain approach that works with one individual may not resonate with another; it’s my role as a therapist to meet each client where they are in treatment and adapt the most appropriate therapeutic interventions.”

Claudia enjoys working with adolescents and families, as well as young adults and young couples. Her level of expertise shines in individual and group therapy, and she is frequently attending conferences and trainings to stay up to date on the newest therapeutic treatment modalities.

Claudia has spoken at the Illinois Association of Behavioral Health Conference, was interviewed on the podcast “Feeding Curiosity,” and has been featured in The Waiting Room Magazine as a “Top Counselor.”

Claudia is also fluent in Polish.

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Kathleen Kronn, LCSW

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapist

Katie is a graduate from Purdue University with a double major in psychology and law and society. She earned her Masters of Social Work from Aurora University. Her efficacy in therapy is established from her patience, sincerity, optimism and ability to be a perceptive listener.

Her therapeutic approach is adapted based on the client’s needs and social systems. Katie has experience working with children, adolescents, and families, being mindful of change occurring within the individual and family dynamic. She collaborates with schools, families, doctors, the legal system and other sources to assist in advocating for her client’s needs.

Katie’s level of expertise includes individual, group, and family therapy. She implements mindfulness, assertiveness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and other methods to address substance dependence/abuse, anxiety, trauma, depression, and other emotional and behavior problem areas. She has specialized in bullying and self-esteem with adolescents.

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Kevin Kloosterman, LMFT

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapist

Kevin is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since that time, he has worked in a hospital setting at all levels of care as well as in private practice.

In addition to couples and family therapy, Kevin also has extensive experience working with individuals from a systemic perspective on issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, and other mental health challenges. He works on customizing a treatment approach that meets the client where they are in their wellness journey. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (Standard DBT and RO-DBT), solution-focused therapy, and other treatment modalities in therapeutic partnership with his client.

He is one of a handful of therapists in Illinois who is trained in RO-DBT, a new evidence-based therapy that helps address chronic depression and other mental health challenges linked to overcontrol (OC). He enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds and is an LGBTQIAA affirming therapist. He also has experience working with individuals and couples who may be struggling with their spirituality, going through a faith crisis, or faith transition. Kevin loves his work and believes strongly in his client’s resilience, recovery, and wellness. He is truly honored to walk with his clients in their journey towards a life aligned with their highest values.

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Phet Coggin, LCPC

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapist

Phet is a licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in providing individual counseling for adults, adolescents, children and their families. She received her Master’s degree in counseling from Northern Illinois University. Her experience includes working in the community outpatient agency, hospital, and school settings. Phet has working knowledge of IEPs and 504 plans, and continues to collaborate with schools with recommendations while advocating for her client’s needs. She has extensive experience working with clients in crisis and assisting with stabilization.

Phet’s approach is client-centered and individualized to meet her client’s current needs.
Her goal is to assist clients to reach their potential well being through education, teaching, and modeling skills, while assisting to identify barriers that prevent change. She is an empathic and compassionate listener who assists her clients in creating positive changes. Her therapy approach is guided by Dialectical-Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Cognitive Processing therapies.

Phet is certified as a Transgender Care Specialist. She works with individuals, families, and medical providers to assist in the process of those who are transitioning and seeking to be assessed for hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery. She also provides ongoing therapy for those who have transitioned through all cultural settings.

As Phet views humankind as ever-changing, she analyzes and imparts valuable counsel to her clients accordingly. Phet recognizes the complexities and sophistication of today’s society and the diverse residents living in it; she is also able to discern that each client is unique. Her versatile approach, therefore, is key in restoring clients confidence, core values, and competence.

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Paul Martin, LCPC

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapist

Paul is a graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and brings with him 11 years of experience in the Community Mental Health field working with children, tweens, teens, adults, families and couples.

Paul is bilingual in Spanish/English and has extensive experience working individually and in groups with children and teens with ADD/ADHD as well as working with families to gain the communication and coping skills necessary to understand this diagnosis. Paul has also worked with schools and other professionals to advocate for IEP and 504 plans.

Paul’s calm and easy demeanor are reflective of his decade of experience in Anger Management and Domestic Violence issues with men and women. Paul teaches the Live Respect curriculum coaching middle school and high school adolescents and young adults on concepts such as Toxic Masculinity and Healthy Manhood.

Paul utilizes insight, mindfulness, non-violent communication and various psycho-dynamic and cognitive therapies to help you invite harmony and tranquility in your life and regain the peace of mind you deserve.

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