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Summit Center Clinicians

Meghan Crandall, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Director


- Individuals and Family -
- Children and Adolescents -

- Mood Disorders -
- Anxiety Disorders -
- Anger Management -
- Trauma and Abuse Resolution -

Meghan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children and adults treating a variety of issues through individual, couple and family therapy.  Meghan focuses on her clients' strengths, building on these strengths and resolving conflicts that arise.  When working with children, Meghan emphasizes the importance of family collaboration and engages the family in the therapeutic process as often as needed.


Adam Brown, M.D.


Dr. Brown is a native of the St. Louis area. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He completed his psychiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.  Dr. Brown sees patients 16 years of age and older. His office hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M.

Dana Morton, M.D.
Joliet & Naperville

Dr. Dana Morton attended George Washington University in Washington DC for her undergraduate degree.  She then decided to pursue medicine and went to American University of the Caribbean.  She began a family practice residency where she found her passion for Psychiatry.  She then did her Psychiatry Residency training at West Virginia University.  At WVU she discovered she enjoyed treating patients of all ages - Adults, Children and Adolescents.  She gained extensive experience treating children and adolescents while working at Cornerstone Care in Waynesburg, PA and at Valley Mental Health in Morgantown, WV.  She joins the Summit Center for Mental Health with excitement, hoping to help change the lives of all those in need of Psychiatric care.


Desiree Rahman, MD

Joliet and Naperville

Dr. Rahman grew up on the Great Plaines of Oklahoma and Kansas. She chose Purdue for her undergraduate degree and Rush University in Chicago for her medical degree. She did her psychiatric residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Rahman is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has practiced clinical and academic medicine in Illinois and Oklahoma. At the University of Oklahoma she held a position as Assistant Professor. Dr. Rahman will accept patients 16 years old and older. In her spare time Dr. Rahman enjoys indulging her passion for music by singing and playing the cello.



Leigh Bancsy, LCPC
-Ages 2-100-
-Children, Adolescents, Adults-
-Individual, Couple and Family Therapy-
-Adjustment Disorders-
-Adoption Issues-
-Anxiety and Panic disorders-
-Attachment Disorders-
-Behavioral Disorders-
-Depression/Mood Disorders-
-Personality Disorders-
-Relationship Issues-
-School Related Issues-
-Self Injury-
-Victim of Domestic Violence-

Leigh is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who obtained her Masters degree from Lewis University. Providing counseling services to children, adolescents and adults, as well as families and couples, Leigh has extensive experience working with variety of issues including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, oppositional and conduct disorders, adjustment and attachment issues, self-injury, anxiety and depression in a variety of clinical and academic settings. Utilizing various therapeutic approaches such as cognitive/behavioral , non-directive and directive play therapy and client-centered therapies, Leigh assists clients with identifying obstacles they wish to overcome in their lives, while providing a safe, caring and compassionate environment . Leigh strives to establish a supportive, trusting and collaborative relationship with her clients to assist them in acquiring the skills needed to reach their goals.



Lisa Bruno, LCPC


- Children and Adolescents -
- Couples and Family Therapy -
- Theraplay -
- Addictions -
- Adoption Issues -
- Anxiety and Phobias -

Lisa believes in a solution-focused approach to therapy and utilizes a supportive environment so that issues can be resolved.  She has an extensive history working with anxiety/depression problems, family issues, and addictions.  Lisa works with adolescents and children and works to incorporate the family so that problems can be addressed within the therapy hour and teach the family how to incorporate new ideas or solutions within the home.



John Carney, LCSW


-Ages 18-100-
-Individual, Couples and Family Therapy-
-Anger Magagement-
-Depression & Mood Disorders-
-Parenting Effectiveness-
-Stress Management-
-Work/Life Balance-

John Carney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 34 years of experience.  He spent 10 years providing therapeutic services on impatient psychiatric units, and has been in private practive for the last 24 years.  John is trained in a variety of therapy approaches, including marital treatment, insight-oriented and solution focused therapy.  He uses an eclectic approach based on the needs of each individual client.  He believes in the importantce of creating an empathetic, trusting environment where his clients can confortably explore their concerns.  He also uses an "active listening," interactive approach to understand the goals and needs of his clients.  He has provided both stress management and parenting effectiveness training, and created and ran the local chapter of the Bipolar Disorder Support Group over 30 years ago.


Zachary Devore, LPC


- Children, Adolescents and Adults ages 8-100
- Individual, Couple and Family Therapy-
- Anger Management
- Self Esteem/Self Worth
- Behavioral Disorders
- Trauma & PTSD
- Mood Disorders
- Grief & Loss
- Body Image
- Eating Disorders
- Sexuality & Gender Issues
- Domestic Abuse
- Substance Abuse
- Family Life/Parenting
- Relationship Issues
- Problem with Achievement Attainment
Zachary is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who received his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University.  He specializes in working with adolescent males, particularly with behavioral and mood concerns.  In practice, he utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods and techniques to best address the individual needs of his clients; including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), client centered, and family systems.  He believes in meeting a client where they are in life, and then working with them to better their situation.  His goal is to create an environment where the client will feel heard, understood and valued as they work through their life circumstances.  Through experience, Zachary is comfortable in meeting clients from all age groups and walks of life, valuing each person's unique experience.

Kathleen (Kate) Foley, LCSW, ACSW


- Individuals & Couples -
- Depression and Anxiety -
- Compulsive Overeating and Eating Disorders -
- (CISD) Critical Incident Stress Debriefing -
- (EAP) Employee Assistance Programs -
- (SAP) Substance Abuse Professional Evaluations -
- Abuse Survivors and Offenders -
- Personality Disorders and Dissociative Disorders -

Kate Foley is the founder and director of The Summit Center for Mental Health.  For the past 23 years she has been in private practice where she is an expert in the treatment of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.  She has extensive experience working with eating disorders and especially working with individuals who are compulsive overeaters.  Kate aids her clients in dealing with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.  She is a recognized expert in treatment for adult children from abusive, alcoholic or other dysfunctional homes and she has developed intense weekend workshops to help those individuals heal.  Kate also trains other professionals to work with addictions, codependency and marital and family difficulties.


Sandra H. Kath-Lanterman, LCPC, CAADC

- Trauma -
- EMDR -

- Couples-training through the Gottman Relationship Institute -
- Individuals, Families, Adolescents and Children -
- Domestic Violence -
- Anger Management -
- Autism -
- ADHD -
- Pain Management -
- Grief -
- Alcoholism, Substance Abuse & DUI Risk Education -
- Addictive & Compulsive Behaviors -
- Personality & Mood Disorders -
- Adjustment Disorders -
- Anxiety & Depression
- Self-hypnosis & Guided Imagery -

Sandra acquired a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin.  She has over 20 plus years working with a variety of clients, with many therapeutic techniques.  These techniques include client-centered, reality therapy, motivational, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interactive.  Previous positions include inpatient and outpatient therapy in a hospital setting, residential dual disorder programs, social service settings, and private settings.  She is a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor and is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals.  Sandra works with couples, adults, adolescents, families, young adults and the elderly.



Lorraine Leiser, LCPC, CADC

Joliet and Naperville

- Bi-Lingual, English/Spanish -
- Individual, Couples and Family Therapy -
- Children and Adolescents -
- Grief and Loss -
- Depression and Anxiety -
- Self-Abuse -
- Abuse Survivors -
- Eating Disorders -
- Divorce and Custody Issues -
- ADHD Assessments -
- Court Ordered Evaluations -

Lorraine is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology.  Her preferred therapy modalities are Reality Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Solutions Centered Therapy.  She speaks English and Spanish fluently in addition to some Japanese.  Having lived in Venezuela and Japan, she understands immigrant issues and culture clash.  She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults who may be experiencing abuse, anxiety, including obsessive compulsive issues, depression, grief, panic, relationship conflicts and trauma.  With her Certification as an Addictions counselor, she works with those individuals struggling with chemical dependency and other addictions.  In addition, Lorraine does ADHD assessments as well as court-ordered evaluations.

Lorraine Leiser has special training in psychological testing for court ordered psychological evaluations as well as psychological evaluations for immigrations purposes.


Bonnie McPhillips, LCPC, CRADC


- Individual, Couples and Family Therapy -
- Addictions -
- Adult Children of Alcoholics -
- Children and Adolescents -
- Grief and Loss -
- Depression and Anxiety -
- Domestic Violence:  offenders & victims
- Abuse Survivors -
- Marital & Couples Therapy -
- Sexual Abuse -
- Phobias -
- Aging -

Bonnie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Masters Degreen in Counseling in 1996 at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.  She obtained her Alcohol & Drug Counselor Certification in 1996 and her license in Clinical Counseling in 2001.  Bonnie has comprehensive experience in both substance abuse and mental health issues.  She also has an extensive history in working with trauma victims, namely sexual assault.  Bonnie has 21 years of experience working on both the adolescent and adult inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient substance abuse treatment, and private practice counseling.  Her experience includes providing social histories, discharge planning, conducting individual, marital and family therapy sessions as well as facilitating both therapeutic and educational groups.  Bonnie uses a Cognitive/Behavioral approach in therapy.  Her experience also includes:  Codependency, Dual Diagnosis, First Responders, Parenting, PTSD, unresolved grief and divorce adjustment issues, all of which she welcomes in her practice.



Jennifer Planing, LCPC

-Ages 2-100-
-Adults, Adolescents, Children-
-Individual, Couples, Family-
-Anger management-
-Anxiety disorders-
-Behavioral Disorders
-Depression/Mood Disorders
-Relationship Issues
-School Issues
-Life Transitions
-Victims of Domestic Violence

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who obtained her Masters degree from Governors State University. She enjoys and has extensive experience working with various populations (children, adolescents, couples and families) in a variety of settings. She also works in Early Intervention, with children with various developmental delays, ages 0-3 years, and their families. Jennifer has served as President Elect for the Illinois Chapter of Play Therapy and is working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Jennifer utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches to work with her clients in attempting to reach their fullest potential. Jennifer has found that children respond very well to her animated and energetic style. She encourages clients (and families) to become an active part of the therapy process.


Michele Schuster, LCPC

·       Joliet

-Substance Abuse (both user and family members)-
-Anger Management-
-Stress Management-
-Children 7 & older-
-Teenage Issues-
-Couples Counseling-
-Family Counseling-


Michele Schuster received her Masters of Art in School Counseling from Concordia University in River Forest, IL where she continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Department.  Michele turned to counseling after beginning her career in education.  During her time at schools in Dolton, Joliet, New York and Chicago she has been a counselor, math teacher and coach. As an educator, she has been challenged with multicultural, challenging domestic and gang-related situations. Since turning to counseling she has worked as a substance abuse counselor with inmates at The Sheridan Correctional Facility and continues working at the Dixon Correctional Facility.  Michele’s heart has always been in helping children and adults find coping skills to manage stress and reach their goals to make their lives successful.


Herb Stricklin, LCPC

Naperville and Joliet

- Couples Specialist -
- Individuals -
- Depression and Anxiety -
- Bipolar Disorder -


Herb is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been in the field of counseling since 1990.  He works primarily with adults and sees clients for individual, marriage, family and group therapy.  Herb is also able to provide Christian counseling for those who wish to incorporate their faith into their treatment.  He has particular expertise in mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, etc), personality disorders, anger management, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Herb's basic approach is to help people systematically examine either their lives or their relationships, focusing on eliminating the unhealthy aspects and enhancing/developing healthy life skills.  His theory is detailed in the recently released book that he authored, "Damocles On The Couch".





Kristin Tyminski, MSW, LCSW


- Individual, Couples and Family Therapy -
- Children and Adolescents -
- Depression and Anxiety -
- ADHD -
- Grief and Loss -
- Women's Issues -

Kristin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Masters Degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1992.  She treats a wide variety of presenting problems with children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals.  Kristin worked extensively with children and adolescents for two years and has extensive training with children with ADHD, children of divorce and other parenting issues.  She sees clients with depression, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self-injury, women's issues and marital discord.  Kristin specializes in cognitive/behavioral, insight-oriented, and solution-focused brief psychotherapy.  She has presented on various topics, primarily in the public schools.



Carrie Vodnik, LCPC, NCC


-Individuals, Couples, Groups, Families, Adults, Adolescents-
-Eating Disorders including Compulsive Overeating-
-Wellness & Health-
-Anxiety and Depression-
-Stress and Career Issues/Life Changes-

Carrie received a Masters Degree in Counseling from Argosy University and a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Concordia University.  She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  Her specialties include eating disorders including compulsive overeating, Anxiety, Depression, work-life balance, relationships & couples, women's issues and addictions. She is also the facilitator for the Finding M.E. program. Carrie utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Carrie has vast experience presenting on a variety of topics in corporate settings including Fortune 500 companies and experience with employee assistance programs. 


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