Counseling and Wellness

Call Us: 847-304-0780
Fax: 847-304-0795
Call Us: 847-304-0780
Fax: 847-304-0795

The Team

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Who we are

Our Philosophy at The Barrington Center

Therapist Team

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Our Philosophy

Who we are

We are a boutique-type practice that offers a variety of services and a calm & therapeutic setting. Our therapists have been chosen for their skill, compassion and dedication to providing holistic care for any age and have advanced graduate level training. 

We provide assistance with depression, anxiety, grief or loss, chronic illness or the stresses of everyday life. We can provide you with care that is collaborative, compassionate and responsive to your needs.

For those interested or in need of medication management, we work collaboratively with both psychiatrists and family physicians to coordinate your care.

Our Therapist Team

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Dr. Cheryl Borst

Founder, President & CEO
Clinical Psychologist
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BillieCalic

Dr. Billie Cali

Clinical Psychologist
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Edna Martinc

Dr. Edna Martin

Clinical Psychologist
LindaGrecoc

Linda Greco

LCSW
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Liza

Dr. Liza Strain

Clinical Psychologist
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Carla Peltier

LCSW
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CarolAnglescuc

Carol Angelescu

LCSW
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Cheryl-Krautsak

Cheryl Krautsak

Psychotherapist, LCPC
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Tamara Jazwinski

Tamara Martyniuk Jazwinski

MEd, LPC
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Linda Benjamin

Linda Benjamin

LCSW, ACSW, ACCH
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Nathalia Lopez

LCPC, NCC
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Dr. Cheryl Borst, Psy. D

Dr. Cheryl Borst is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified Wellness coach. She started her practice over 25 years ago and is the President and CEO  of the Barrington Center.   She completed her degree in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her doctorate at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.  She has extensive experience in health psychology, mind-body wellness and stress medicine. She is a current member of the Medical Staff at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, American Psychological Assn, the Illinois Psychological Assn and the National Registry for Healthcare Providers. She has also previously been Chief Psychologist at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and participates in numerous community service presentations and hospital committees in relation to coping with cancer, chronic illness, diabetes and those with weight management issues.  She has also been part of the Weight Management Wellness teams at Advocate Good Shepherd Fitness Center and has written a manual as a part of that program.

 

Dr. Borst works in a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental and practical way to help you learn how your mind, body and emotions interact to influence or cause anxiety, depression, stress and/or relationship problems and that a sense of peace and well-being can positive affect physical/emotional health and quality of life.  Her belief is that change most consistently comes about in an atmosphere of acceptance, gentleness, challenge and self -responsibility.  She strives to create this environment during treatment sessions and encourage you to begin to use your inner resources and this self-compassionate approach with yourself.  Her current interests include those with cancer/chronic illness, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, depression, couples/relationship issues, postpartum depression, cancer/any chronic illness and senior wellness.

 

On the personal side, Dr. Borst, continues to feel passionate about her work as a therapist but also takes time for mindfulness activities  with her family —her spouse, two adult children and four grandchildren. She also enjoys new restaurants, outdoor activities such as golfing, hiking and biking and travel with family or friends.

 

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Dr. Billie Cali, Psy.D

Billie received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Roosevelt University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. Her experience comprises a variety of settings including community mental health centers, hospitals, and college counseling centers. She is a part of the Wellness Team at BCCP, providing evaluations in preparation for bariatric surgery, encouragement of self-care, healthy body image and self-esteem.


She has a passion for working with adults to help them achieve balance and wellness in their lives. Dr. Cali is experienced in working with a wide range of issues including in anxiety, depression, trauma, eating concerns, relationship issues, grief and loss, identity development, difficult life transitions, work-life balance, and coping with stress. Her counseling orientation is integrative, with an emphasis on interpersonal/relational, emotion focused, and cognitive behavioral approaches. She believes that understanding one’s emotional experience is paramount to being able to communicate effectively and improve relationships with ourselves and others.

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Dr. Edna Martin, Psy. D

Dr. Edna (Midge) Martin is Clinical Neuropsychologist providing Neuropsychogist evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Martin is certified in Family therapy and works with individuals, couples, and families.

Dr. Martin worked for several years at Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital as staff Neuropsychologist, working with people with neurological disorders, strokes, head trauma, and bariatric surgery. Her therapy modalities vary with the client and her relationship with them; she stresses the unique dignity and individual worth of each person in her domain.

Dr. Martin has a B.A. from Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, M. Ed. in Counseling from Shippensburg University, a Post-Master’s Certificate in Family therapy from Long Island University and MS and Psy D in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Martin delights in raising and exhibiting Standard Wirehaired Dachshunds, and judging Hounds and Terriers at dog shows.

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Dr. M. Elizabeth Strain, Ph.D, CBSM

Dr. Strain is a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois and board certified in behavioral sleep medicine (BSM) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She is one of a small number of certified BSM specialists in the Chicago area. Her practice focuses on treating insomnia and other sleep disorders without using medication. As a behavioral sleep medicine specialist, she has the opportunity to help people sleep better within a relatively short period of time using strategies that work.

In addition to her work with sleep disorders, she sees clients with a range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. Her professional memberships include the American Psychological Association and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

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Carla Peltier LCSW

Northeastern Illinois University; B.S.W., Aurora University; M.S.W., Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP)

Psychotherapist experienced in working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Clinical focus includes Anxiety Disorders, Depression & Mood Spectrum Disorders, Self-Injury, Adjustment Disorders, Life/Situational Stressors, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, child/adolescent Behavioral difficulties, Parenting Coaching & Support, Relational Problems and Family Conflict.  Specialized in working with children, adolescents, and women experiencing trauma related to domestic violence.  Using Evidenced Based Practices, modalities are individualized to address specific needs & goals and provided using a holistic, person-centered and strengths perspective.   

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Carol Angelescu LCSW

Carol is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in work with children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. Carol’s clinical background includes work with anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression and bi-polar disorders, emotional dysregulation/behavior issues, substance abuse, social skills, academic difficulties, family conflict/mediation issues, parent coaching and support, life coaching, grief and loss and marital counseling. Certified SPARCS clinician focused on helping children/adolescents/young adults build distress tolerance and emotional regulation skills. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness all using a strengths-based approach.

Carol attended Northwestern University B.S., University of Illinois-Chicago M.S.W., Internships: Advocate Illinois Masonic Pediatric Developmental Center and OMNI Youth Services. Member of National Association of Social Workers.

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Linda Greco LCSW

Psychotherapist specializing in working with Children,  adolescents, young adults and families.

Clinical work includes ADD/ADHD, Eating Disorders, Academic Deficiencies, School Phobia, Social/Separation, Anxiety/General Anxiety, Depression, and Bi-Polar Disorders. Additionally, working with individuals and couples with life cycle issues, relational difficulties, life/Career coaching, family/divorce mediation.

New York University, School of Social Work, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. Continued member of the
National Association of Social Workers. Continuing education studies include: Adolescent Maladaptive Behaviors and Treatment options including self-injury, eating disorders and gang participation; Children and Adolescent Anxiety and Depressive Disorders; Mindfulness Training; Meditation Training.

Cheryl-Krautsak

Cheryl Ann Krautsak LCPC NCC

Graduated from National Lewis University, 2014. Have Masters’s in Community Counseling, Bachelors’s Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics.

A psychotherapist who is experienced in a variety of settings—private practice, mental health community center, and substance abuse treatment center. Expertise with adolescents, adults, and families. Clinical focus and interests include substance abuse, anxiety, mood and spectrum disorders, Life/situational stressors, ADD, relationship issues, parenting, and family conflict related to addiction disorders.

Use evidenced-based practices, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-based sobriety. Treatment is individualized to address specific needs and goals and provide a person-centered and strength-based approach. The therapist also has two decades of nutritional and fitness background to help provide an overall wellness approach to client healing.

Tamara Jazwinski

Tamara Martyniuk Jazwinski - MEd, LPC (she/her)

Tamara received her Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia University. After teaching for several years in a bilingual school in the Ukrainian community of Chicago, Tamara began her career as a high school counselor in 1995. She has worked closely with adolescents and their parents helping them navigate school stressors, anxiety, depression, post hospitalization care, academic remediation, 504 plan case management, and college & career planning. She has worked closely with LGBTQ+ young people and her expertise has led her to provide training to fellow educators and community organizations while advocating for the needs of the LGBTQ+ students within the school system.

As a therapist, Tamara takes a warm, non judgmental, inclusive approach to treatment – meeting clients where they are at and helping them progress to where they want to be. She uses anti-oppressive and trauma-informed frameworks in her practice, recognizing the ways that our intersectional identities and experiences shape our engagement with each other. She believes in the power of storytelling to help us grow and change our world. She highlights the importance of the therapeutic relationship in being a supportive factor, while emphasizing a solution focused, strengths-based and psychoeducational approach to help clients move through life transitions and overcome traumatic experiences to become a stronger version ofthemselves.

In addition to her clinical work, Tamara is a steering committee member for the Chicagoland Cardiac Connections, a support program for children with cardiac devices and their families through Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and volunteers to support Ukrainian refugees who are displaced by the war.

Linda Benjamin

Linda Benjamin, LCSW, ACSW, ACCH

In my over 30 years of experience in life and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I’ve found each person has different needs. One size does not fit all.

I find if I listen carefully to my client/s, over time, we can tease out strengths, even if my client doesn’t realize their own strengths yet. We use baby-steps to use these strengths (and find new ones) to help attain my client/s goals.

I am trained in many techniques as well as talk therapy: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Hypnotherapy (which is simply a kind of focused attention), and EFT (Dr. Susan Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy).

I believe that my years of experience and authentic style of relating to my client/s helps them reach their goals and achieve more positive, connected relationships in their lives.

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Nathalia Lopez, LCPC, NCC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and over the last decade, I have had the privilege of assisting individuals struggling with a wide variety of concerns and diagnoses. During that time, I have worked with clients in community, private practice, and hospital-based settings. I have a wide range of experience treating issues relating to anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, mood swings, impulsivity, self-esteem, and other life stressors. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy. I follow strength-based and empowerment models to promote growth, an increased level of self-awareness, problem-solving skills, and the development of healthy coping skills. I strive to help clients find and achieve their specific goals in a validating and non-judgmental environment. I am passionate about helping to empower individuals to start their journey toward recovery by using education, advocacy, and evidence-based practices.

Contact Us

Location

901 Fox Glen Court
Barrington, IL 60010

Our Hours

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturdays

Contact Us

Phone: 847-304-0780
Fax: 847-304-0795

Email: info@thebarringtoncenter.com