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

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Dr. Billie Cali

Clinical Psychologist

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Edna Martinc

Dr. Edna Martin

Clinical Psychologist

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Kristen Wilkinsonc

Dr. Kristen Wilkinson

Clinical Psychologist

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Liza Strainc

Dr. Liza Strain

Clinical Psychologist

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Carla Peltier


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Carol Angelescu


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David Gibbonsc

David Gibbons


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Denise Schmitz


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Linda Greco


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Amy Bash

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Cat Boskovic

Yoga Instructor

Tauna Clifton


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.

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. Martn 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. Kristen Wilkinson, Psy. D

Kristen Wilkinson, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with young adults, women, divorce, stepfamilies, and bariatric surgery candidates. She has extensive training in working with anxiety, depression, body image, perfectionism, grief and loss, adjustment, and relationship and family concerns. While working with patients, Dr. Wilkinson promotes a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship. Once this relationship is established, she works collaboratively to assist patients in discovering their strengths, growth areas, and pain to increase self-awareness. Dr. Wilkinson believes fully in the power of self-compassion and acceptance and uses this lens when working with patients. Outside of her clinical work at The Barrington Center, she works as a consultant for a licensure preparation company, a writer for StepMom Magazine, and an adjunct faculty member teaching psychology courses at Elmhurst College and Midwestern University. She also enjoys spending time with her spouse, Alex, and their two rescue dogs, Charlie and George.


For more information about Dr. Wilkinson, please visit

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.

David Gibbons LCPC

David attended the Universities of York and Oxford, England, and University of Loyola, Chicago. He has extensive experience in pre-marital counseling and preparation, counseling families, those in bereavement and depression. Special focus in the spiritual life, especially the lack or loss of the spiritual, as well as how the spiritual search informs and intersects with our search for identity, meaning, and rediscovering focus, energy and direction. David works with individuals, couples, families and groups.

Denise Schmitz LCSW

Denise attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She had post-graduate training in Jungian psychology with extensive experience in mind-body wellness, eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. She works with adolescents, adults and couples.  Denise uses a holistic approach with a special interest in the integration of psychology and spirituality.

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.

Amy Bash

Amy Bash LCSW

Amy is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, trauma recovery, and living with chronic illness. 

Her approach is holistic and focuses on the importance of healing the mind, body, and spirit. Amy has extensive training in stress management, mindfulness, and integrative health. She incorporates a cognitive behavioral approach in helping clients heal from toxic relationships, develop self-esteem, and set healthy boundaries with others. Amy also encourages the practice of self-care and self-compassion in developing resiliency.

Amy serves on the board of the Barrington Area Development Council, which supports non-for-profit initiatives in the community.  She is an art enthusiast that enjoys drawing, yoga, traveling and spending time by water.

Amy received her Master’s in Social Work degree from Loyola University, Chicago. She has completed post-graduate training in integrative medicine for mental health practitioners, which focuses on mind-body wellness and healthy aging.

Cat Boskovic - Yoga Instructor

In the early 1990’s, I began to take some meditation classes at the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago to help me with stress and life. Those classes lead me to taking more classes in the study of Yoga. I discovered that my yoga hobby had become a passion and in 2003-2005, I certified with the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, after attending 2 levels of yoga teacher training, completing the 200 and the 300 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher’s training.

I have been teaching both group classes as well as to the individual privately, for the past 15 years. I have taught to all ages and all levels, including teaching to the visually impaired, and hearing impaired.

I have been fortunate enough to teach many different populations and pride myself for gentle guidance, patience, and encouragement. 

As I work with my students, I value each and every one of them for their uniqueness, with an emphasis on self-empowerment and positive inner development, on and off the mat.


Tauna Clifton LCPC

Tauna attended Northern Illinois University with a B.S, in education as well as an M.S. in counseling, earning her LCPC licensure in Illinois.  She has been in the field for over 20 years specializing in work with children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults.  She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Tauna has worked with the following areas over the years including:  anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, behavior issues, social skills, grief and loss, sexual identity, trauma, abuse, as well as severe mental health issues, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Oppositional defiant disorder, and many others.

In her free time, Tauna enjoys crafting, taking walks in nature, and spending time with friends.

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