The list below includes professional information about our clinical personnel to provide you with a sense of the diversity of our cultures, languages spoken, clinical experiences and specialty areas. Our experienced intake team assigns clients to therapists based on clinical presentation, client needs and preferences as well as clinician availability.
Turning Point personnel speak a variety of languages, as reflected in their individual bios. While we may not be able to provide services in other languages, our dedicated team is happy to assist in identifying multilingual services to address identified needs.
Lyndal Andrews, Outpatient Therapist, works with adults, adolescents, children and couples. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders including trauma and relationships. Her areas of special interests include contemporary analytic theory and practice, women’s issues and creative personalities.
Justin Bozarth is our USPO Team Lead. After working for over 20 years in the construction field Justin made a career change to mental health. With 7 years working at Turning point Justin now leads our program with the U.S. Probation Office. Justin’s clinical focus is addiction recovery.
Bill Brady is a Recovery Support Specialist with 29 years’ experience in the mental, emotional and behavioral health fields. His primary focus is adult recovery from family dysfunction, abuse, neglect, alcoholism and addiction. His principal areas of expertise are in 12 Step recovery and Self-Inquiry. Having graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Knox College, Bill has spent much of his professional life in the architecture and interior design industries. However, he is now committed solely to helping provide solid mental health support to all those in need, when they need it most.
erica brown is an Outpatient Therapist who works with adults of all ages and phases in life. erica received her master’s degree in clinical social work from The University of Chicago, and practices from an eclectic psychodynamic and ACT-informed perspective; her work is person-centered and focuses on the unique experiences and values that inform both how a client got to where they are today, as well as where they want to go and what they want to strive for tomorrow. erica works to foster an environment of warmth, authenticity, and mutual respect such that the therapeutic relationship feels secure and inviting, and the client feels truly heard. erica’s clinical interests include anxiety, trauma, self-care and appreciation, relational issues, religious and spiritual concerns, and maintaining an LGBTQIA+ affirming practice.
Marianella Candelaria is a bilingual case manager, offering services in both English and Spanish. She graduated from Valparaiso University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology where she spent two years working in the mental health field. Marianella is passionate about helping others and strives to provide a supportive environment to all her clients she works with.
Marques Cosby, Sr. is a Licensed Social Worker with 14 years of experience. Marques has a strong commitment to serving disadvantaged youth and adults, including homeless, emancipated youth and special needs populations. Throughout Marques’ experience, he has overcome challenges or limited resources to help design high quality, cost-effective and comprehensive programs that improve lives. Marques received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Morehouse College in 2007 and Master of Social Work degree with specialization in Forensic Social Work from Aurora University in 2020.
Ellie Dumerauf is an Outpatient Therapist, has over six years of experience in community mental health. She holds a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her clinical interests include: trauma, psychosis anxiety, depression, family systems, and navigating life adjustments. Ellie uses a strengths based, humanistic approach to psychotherapy.
Kelly Fritz is an outpatient therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She received a master's degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. In her coursework, she specialized in children and adolescents. Kelly uses an integrative approach that emphasizes psychodynamic and person-centered principles. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and relational issues.
Karen-Rose is a member of our Mobile Crisis Response Team. Their bio will be available shortly.
Andy Green is both a staff therapist and Living Room therapist. He works with all age groups, and his therapeutic approach is informed by elements of dialectical behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and person centered approaches. Andy holds a master’s in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has seven years of experience in community outreach, primarily in ACT teams. His biggest passion is providing understanding and working with people where they are at to provide assistance to their journey of recovery.
Jordan Hart is a Recovery Support Specialist in The Living Room. Her bio will be available shortly.
Lauren Hersch is an Outpatient Therapist and Team Lead of Turning Point’s Emergency Services Team. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her degree from The University of Chicago. On the Emergency Services Team, Lauren is involved in creating training protocol, as well as providing crisis assessment and de-escalation services. As an Outpatient Therapist, Lauren works with a variety of clinical presentations and has experience with children, adolescents and adults. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, relational issues, and working with individuals with developmental disabilities. She utilizes an eclectic approach, with a particular emphasis on psychodynamic processes and mindfulness techniques.
Andrew Hodge is an Outpatient Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received his degree from Loyola University Chicago. Andrew works with adults and adolescents in both group and individual settings. He utilizes an integrative approach that combines aspects of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, harm-reduction, and trauma-informed care. His approach is person-centered and is informed by the person-in-environment theory; placing emphasis on the socioeconomic and political circumstances that impact the individual and their communities. When working with Andrew the emphasis will be placed on the unique circumstances within which a client comes from while simultaneously recognizing systemic, societal-wide barriers that impact one’s well-being. Andrew is also a part-time adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago.
Katrina Jenkins is a member of our Mobile Crisis Response team. Her bio will be available shortly.
Jasmine Jones is a member of our Mobile Crisis Response Team. Their bio will be available shortly.
Harlow "Harley" Kedzie is a Crisis Program Team Lead who graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of South Florida. Harley had previously worked on a Mobile Crisis Team in Florida, and she has spent a majority of her career working with adults and adolescents in various crisis settings. Harley is particularly interested in working with depression, anxiety, psychosis and domestic violence survivors, and Harley is an active member on the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Speaker’s Bureau. Harley is committed to providing unconditional, non-judgmental support to everyone who seeks support.
Paige Lauerman is an Outpatient Therapist. Her bio will be available shortly.
Erik Lees is an outpatient therapist and dedicated assessor. He completed a Master’s in Social Work at Loyola University with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling. Erik has worked frequently with people experiencing psychosis, substance abuse, spiritual issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Being client-centered is at the core of his practice and he strives to tailor therapy to a client’s goals.
Dominique Lemons is an Outpatient Therapist working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Dominique graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She brings a creative, person-centered approach to her practice targeted towards breaking the stigma against mental health, especially within minority populations, and focusing on each individual’s unique experiences. In her graduate coursework, she specialized in work with children, adolescents, and grief-related work. Dominique's clinical areas of interest include, but are not limited to: grief, creative therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, person-centered therapy, women issues, maintaining an LBBTGA+ affirming practice, art therapy, and group work.
Adam Levin, Outpatient Therapist, facilitates groups in our PSR program including organic gardening and weekly goals groups. He also maintains a private practice.
Alan Levin is an Outpatient Therapist. His areas of special interest include working with adults, couples, and groups, with particular attention to relational issues, anxiety, depression, aging, transitional challenges, men’s issues, and personal growth to achieve greater satisfaction in living. Apart from his work at the agency, he maintains a private practice and serves as a co-leader of experiential weekend programs for men.
Brianna Martin is a full-time Outpatient Therapist who works with adults across the lifespan. Brianna received her master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Northwestern University. Brianna’s therapeutic approach is rooted in the psychodynamic tradition and emphasize a client-centered focus. Brianna is passionate about creating a warm and genuine therapeutic space where clients can work to become more in tune with themselves and work towards their therapeutic goals. Clinical areas of interest include identity, group work, self-esteem, major depression, social anxiety, and trauma.
Tathiana Martinez is an Outpatient Bilingual Therapist. Tathiana graduated from Northwestern University with a master's degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Tati’s therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, person-centered, and dialectical behavior skill usage, though is flexible to individual's preference. Her clinical interests include trauma, acculturation challenges, family systems, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. Tati is dedicated to helping others creating a nonjudgmental environment for clients to feel welcomed and safe.
Balam Mendez is an outpatient therapist working with children, adolescents, and adults at various life stages. Balam brings a strengths-based and client-centered approach to his practice, providing individual, family, and group therapy. His areas of focus are anxiety, depression, OCD, mood disorders, and personality and emotion regulation challenges. Balam frequently works with clients experiencing challenges related to interpersonal trauma, grief, loss, and PTSD.
Daniel Morganstein is a Recovery Support Specialist in The Living Room, and is working towards his CRSS credential. He has spent the past 5 years in direct mental health service and over 10 in the social services field. His clinical interests include existential and narrative therapies. Daniel also co-facilitates a group dealing with psychosis.
Ashley Moseley is a Therapist and Dedicated Assessor working with adolescents and adults. She graduated from Arizona State University with her Masters in mental health counseling. Ashley practices person-centered counseling, using compassion and empathy to create a strong therapeutic relationship. She also incorporates family-systems, feminist, interpersonal, and mindfulness-based modalities into her work. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, and working with LGBTQ adolescents.
Lena Nguyen is a Therapist and Dedicated Assessor. Her bio will be available shortly.
Kelly O'Meara is an Outpatient Therapist. Her bio will be available shortly.
Jaunai Parson-Moore is an Outpatient Therapist. Her bio will be available shortly.
Marshae Rivers is a Case Manager. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Service Management. She has been doing case management work for over 2 years and has worked with people from many different backgrounds and presentations. She enjoys helping clients find resources that can improve their mental, physical and emotional health.
Dee Robinson is a member of our Mobile Crisis Response Team. Her bio will be available shortly.
Jasmin Sanchez is an Outpatient Therapist. Her bio will be available shortly.
Elyse Schauer is a Recovery Support Specialist on the Living Room team. She holds a Masters degree in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Elyse is interested in trauma recovery, creativity, and holistic wellness practices. In her current role, she aims to collaborate with Living Room guests so that they can move through crisis with compassion and support.
We welcome Maggie to our team. Her bio will be available shortly.
Trey Vanderstappen is a member of our Mobile Crisis Response Team. His bio will be available shortly.
Alexis Walker is a member of our Mobile Crisis Response Team. Her bio will be available shortly.
Pete Winninger is a member of our Mobile Crisis Response Team. His bio will be available shortly.