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. Schuler has over 20 years of strategic and tactical leadership experience within the healthcare field. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Marquette University. In the role of Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Schuler oversees financial activities, administrative staff, and business operations.
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-Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has held various clinical and leadership positions in mental health and substance abuse counseling since 1997. He is a graduate of The National Council for Behavioral Health’s Middle Management Academy, and the Executive Leadership Program. Noy is responsible for the agency’s clinical operations, including the Residential Program, Case Management, Outpatient Therapy, Emergency Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Outpatient Groups, The Living Room at Turning Point, Clinical Training and Supervision for staff and interns, and services under the United States Probation and Pretrial Offices. 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 Director, 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.
Mr. Bates is our Billing and Client Services Coordinator. He has many years of experience in the mental health billing field.
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.
Ms. King, Residential and ARCHES Program Coordinator, has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Studies with an emphasis in family social services from Northern Illinois University. Alexis has experience in working as a Case Manager and working with clients in residential programs to promote their independence. She is passionate and dedicated to the field of social services and mental health.
Ms. Loots-Gollin, Open Access Coordinator and Outpatient Therapist, enjoys working with people of all ages. Cordelia holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She has experience working with child and adult survivors of violence and supporting grieving families after the death of a loved one. Cordelia uses a strengths-based approach. Her clinical interests include: LGBT-affirming practice, identity, women’s issues, parenting, anxiety, trauma recovery, attachment, and mindfulness. She is fluent in German.
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, Groups Coordinator 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. Sultz has over 20 years of experience working with Chicago non-profits in executive leadership positions involving administration, development and event coordination. Her responsibilities include oversight of Turning Point’s development efforts including marketing and community outreach and 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.