Ms. Raney has worked as a clinician and administrator in community mental health for nearly 30 years. With advanced degrees in social work and religion, she has taught at The University of Chicago, is a graduate of Leadership Evanston, and maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice. Her clinical interests include relational therapy, spirituality, and mindfulness. Her position at Turning Point includes staff supervision and consultation as well as administrative oversight. She believes that all members of the agency team benefit from understanding all aspects of the agency’s mission to provide quality care to the community.
Ms. Hahn has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and small business management. Her responsibilities include oversight of agency finances, facilities, support staff, and human resources. She is also an active clinician and clinical supervisor whose areas of interest include the impact of culture and society of mental health, all schools of psychotherapy, mindfulness and body-centered therapies, spirituality and issues of social injustice.
Ms. Cortez has experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Her areas of expertise include mood disorders, addiction, and anxiety. In addition to her Compliance responsibilities, she also oversees the Intake Department at Turning Point. She also has extensive experience with training and supervising students and clinical staff. She uses a psychodynamic and client-centered approach, with a recovery-oriented focus. She believes that the most important thing she can bring to the therapeutic experience is an empathic and non-judgmental perspective that allows people to feel comfortable and safe. She has more than 13 years of experience in community mental health.
Dr. Frial is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has worked in mental health and substance abuse counseling since 1997. He is responsible for overseeing all of the agency’s clinical operations, including Case Management, Outpatient Therapy, Emergency Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, The Living Room at Turning Point, Groups, USPO, Clinical Training for both staff and student interns, and our Residential Programs. Noy’s clinical interests include managing depression and anxiety, substance abuse, work and life transitions, and improving general mental health. He is particularly sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ and Asian-Pacific Islander communities.
Ms. Peikes, Human Resources Coordinator, manages the Human Resources department at Turning Point and is involved in the hiring of new staff, maintenance of personnel requirements and records, and ensuring compliance with employment-related laws and standards. In her clinical work, she works with adult clients. Her areas of interest and expertise include working with individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, women’s issues, and anxiety, as well as running therapy groups.
Ms. Bendix is the Residential and ARCHES Program Coordinator. She uses a relational, client-centered approach in her work with adolescents and adults. Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, and the impact of trauma.
Ms. Firkins, Senior Clinical Supervisor and Therapist, has experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Her clinical interests include children and women’s issues, adjustment to motherhood, infant mental health, typical and atypical child development, attachment patterns, parenting, adoption/foster care, depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal relationships.
Ms. Hoffmann works as Turning Point's Outpatient Therapy Coordinator, and oversees our Outpatient Clinicians. She is trained in marriage and family therapy from Northwestern University, which has provided her with an integrative and systemic orientation to treatment with individuals, couples, families, and children. Some of her clinical interests include working with couples, providing assistance with parenting issues, and improving the quality of parent-child relationships.
Mr. Robichaux, The Living Room Coordinator and Therapist, has a particular interest in developing improved systems to manage psychiatric crises, through training and developing a culture which promotes recovery. As a therapist, he works primarily with children, adolescents, and their families to improve relationships and deepen the understanding of a young client’s experience. His areas of interest include family systems, play therapy, CBT approaches, men’s work, improved interventions for people with autism, and utilizing a recovery model to promote people’s self-determination toward improved health.
Ms. Rooney, Senior Clinical Supervisor and Therapist, works with individuals who experience severe, chronic mental illness. She is also a group facilitator with our PSR program. Her experience includes work with adolescents, family therapy, co-parenting issues, and individual therapy with those who experience depression and anxiety.
Ms. Strauss received a Masters of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago with a specialty in Mental Health. She utilizes an integrative approach in providing individual, group, and couples therapy for issues related to past trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, life transitions, and interpersonal challenges. Ms. Strauss has a particular interest in incorporating mindfulness-therapies with cognitive and psychodynamic approaches to empower clients and help them move towards recovery.
Ms. Sultz has over 20 years of experience working with Chicago non-profits in leadership positions involving administration, development and event coordination. Her responsibilities include oversight of Turning Point’s development efforts including all aspects of fundraising. She has a strong background in the arts and is a graduate of Grinnell College where she actively serves as a class agent and alumni volunteer.
Ms. Teresi received her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a specialty in children and families. She has over seven years’ experience collaborating with children and families, with an emphasis on children who have experienced a traumatic event or stressor. She is passionate about her work with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her clinical interests include trauma, mood disorders, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety and self-injury. She incorporates the use of empirically-based treatments with a compassionate, genuine and collaborative approach.
Ms. Trayanova, Office and Facilities Manager, manages the support staff and works with all clinical staff. She also manages facilities needs and has been the primary contact for multiple large-scale construction projects on-site. She is fluent in Bulgarian and has some knowledge of Russian and Serbian.