Counseling and Wellness

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

The Team

Meet the team that makes it all happen. Have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact us.

Who we are

Our Philosophy at The Barrington Center

Therapist Team

Learn about the team at The Barrington Center

Contact Us

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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


Dr. Cheryl Borst

Founder, President & CEO
Clinical Psychologist
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Dr. Billie Cali

Clinical Psychologist
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Edna Martinc

Dr. Edna Martin

Clinical Psychologist

Linda Greco

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Dr. Liza Strain

Clinical Psychologist
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Carla Peltier

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Carol Angelescu

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Cheryl Krautsak

Psychotherapist, LCPC
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Tamara Jazwinski

Tamara Martyniuk Jazwinski

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Linda Benjamin

Linda Benjamin

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Nathalia Lopez

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Brianne Delisi,

M.S., Ed.S.

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.



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.

Edna Martinc

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.


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.


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.   


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.


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 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.

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Brianne Delisi, M.S., Ed.S.

Bri received her bachelor’s degree form the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in psychology and her master’s and educational specialist degree from Florida State University in School Psychology. Bri has served as a school psychologist and 504 Coordinator in several high schools across the Chicago suburbs. She has experience working with adolescents including providing school based counseling services for students who experience anxiety, depression, or other social-emotional concerns, crisis management, executive functioning support, and academic planning. As a school psychologist, Bri has extensive experience with psychoeducational evaluations including administering and interpreting cognitive, academic, social-emotional, and functional assessments to evaluate students for special education services/IEP’s and Section 504 Plans.

When working with clients, Bri takes an empathetic, collaborative, and client-centered approach to create an environment where clients feel supported, empowered, and heard during sessions. In addition to providing counseling services, Bri can provide educational advocacy services to serve as the bridge between families and their schools to work collaboratively to support a student’s needs. As an educational advocate, Bri will provide consultation services on Section 504 Plans and IEPs, including appropriate eligibility within these plans. Bri’s goal is to work with you and be your guide from the request of an initial evaluation, to initial eligibility and plan development, and any ongoing re-evaluations, annual reviews, or necessary amendments. Since Bri continues her role as a school psychologist within a school, she stays current on Illinois education laws and regulations through her work and continuous professional development. Bri is here to help support families’ understanding of educational rights and establish school based services for students in need!

Bri doesn’t take insurance. Flexible fee. For Advocacy the charge is between $200-$250 depending on complexity.

Contact Us


901 Fox Glen Court
Barrington, IL 60010

Our Hours

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Us

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



We at The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness are committed to protecting your privacy while providing you with a positive experience on our website. This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices including those pertaining to the collection and use of personal data and of any personal information you choose to provide through our contact page form or via text and email. It also describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI) to carry out treatment, payment or healthcare operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law.  

Personal Information 

“Personal Information” is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, name, telephone number, and email address. The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness includes a web contact form. If you choose to use the contact form provided or to contact us directly via email or text, you will be supplying some form of “Personal information” (e.g., email address, phone number). 

Where personal information is provided, The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness uses this information exclusively to reply to your request and to provide scheduling. However, please be aware that email is not a secure form of communication, and thus confidentiality cannot be assured. For protection of your own privacy, please do not send sensitive information to us via email, text, or this web contact form. 

The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness does not sell or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party. Any personal information provided to this website or through email and text, is in accordance with the above conditions is supplied by you voluntarily and The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness has your express consent to use the information only as indicated above. 

Protected Health Information 

Protected Health Information (PHI) is information that individually identifies you and that we create or get from you or from another health care provider, a health plan, your employer, or a health care clearinghouse and that relates to 1) your past, present, or future physical or mental health or conditions, 2) the provision of health care to you, or 3) the past, present, or future payment for your healthcare.  

Protected Health Information Privacy Policy 

The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness maintains the privacy of PHI and abides by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Policies. We are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy. We have the right to change or update the terms at any time. In the event of an update a copy of our current Privacy Policy can be found at our office and on our website.  

Disclosure of your Personal Information and your Protected Health Information is not tolerated. The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness will never disclose your identity, or any personal information to outside companies. We will never intentionally disclose any personal information about you or anything mentioned in your interactions without your expressed written consent. 

The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness will only use and disclose your health information contained within the behavioral health record to give you treatment, obtain payment for your treatment, and operate our psychotherapy business. 

Some examples of how your health information may be used or disclosed include the following: 

  1. Your therapist will collect and document information about you in your record. We may disclose information to a physician or other health care provider who will be assisting or consulting regarding your care. This information will be used to evaluate or choose the treatment we believe is best for you. This treatment will always be coordinated with you. We will document in your record the suggestions and observations made of you.


  2. We will send a bill that includes some of your health information to you, to the person responsible for the bill, and your third-party payer (such as your Health Insurance Company or Medicare). In some instances, we may need to send part of your record to your third-party payer. The type of health information we might send includes your name, other identifying information, diagnosis, treatment, and possibly a summary of your progress.


  3. We will use and/or disclose your health information to those persons or companies for which you give us written authorization or permission to do so. If you authorize us to use or disclose your information, you must complete our Release of Health Information Form. You may revoke your authorization in writing at any time to the extent that we may have already used or disclosed your health information as previously authorized. 

In certain circumstances mandated by local, state, or federal law, The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness may be required to release personal information to third parties such as law enforcement in the event of child or elder abuse, harm to self or others, search warrant, subpoena or court order. The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness, and its staff, may use or disclose PHI without your consent or authorization in the following circumstances: 

  1. Child Abuse – If The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, that a child known to us in our professional capacity has been, or is in, immediate danger of being mentally or physically abused or neglected, we must immediately report such knowledge or suspicion to the appropriate authorities.


  2. Adult and Domestic Abuse – If The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness believes that an adult is in need of protective services because of abuse or neglect by another person, we must immediately report this belief to the appropriate authorities.


  3. Judicial and Administrative Proceedings – If you are involved in a court proceeding and a request is made for information about the professional services The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness has provided you and/or the records thereof, such information is privileged and we will not release information without the written authorization of you or your legally appointed representative or a court order. 


  4. Serious Threat to Health or Safety – If The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness believes disclosure of PHI is necessary to protect you or another individual from a substantial risk of imminent and serious physical injury we may disclose the PHI to the appropriate individuals. 

Your Rights Regarding your Protected Health Information 

Federal and Illinois Laws provide you. The following rights regarding your Private Health Information. 

  1. Right to obtain a copy of this Privacy Policy.
  2. Right. To request certain restrictions on the uses and disclosures of your health information. However, The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness is not required to agree to a restriction you request.


  3. Right to inspect or receive copy of your health record.


  4. Right to request an amendment of your health record if you believe it contains and error.


  5. Right to obtain a list of all the people and companies which the Center has released your health information (an “accounting” of disclosures).


  6. Right to request that we communicate with you about your health care at a confidential phone number or address.


  7. Right to revoke your written consent/authorization to use or disclose your health information except when the use or disclosure has already happened. 

Federal and Illinois Laws also provide you with the right to be informed about and give your written authorization before any health information is disclosed, unless such disclosure is allowed or required by law. 

Your Consent 

By using this website, email or texting, you consent to the collection and use of non-personal and personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time. 

How to Contact Us 

If you have any questions about this policy, the practices of this site, or any further information about our commitment to your privacy, please feel free to contact The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness at 847-304-0780. 

Agreement Acceptance  

This Privacy Statement may be changed or revised at any time here or elsewhere on this site. Continued usage of this site notes your acceptance of the terms as detailed herein. If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy or our Privacy Policy, please contact the Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness at 847-304-0780. 


This website and its content has been prepared by The Barrington Center for Counseling and Wellness for general informational purposes only and does not constitute personal medical or mental health advice. If you think you may have a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room. Viewing the information on this website is not intended to create and does not constitute a therapist relationship. Readers should seek individual professional medical/mental health advice before acting on any information contained in this website. The information on this website should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or advice of your health care provider or mental healthcare provider. The website does not recommend the self-management of health or mental health problems.