During Covid-19, all staff will be providing remote therapy
Seeking help is a powerful step to improving your quality of life. Talking to someone about whatever your concerns are is something that almost anyone can benefit from, but many people are afraid to reach out. If you are considering therapy or coaching, I applaud you, and I really do want to help you find what you need to feel POWERFUL and help you develop the tools to have peace in your life.
I value each client both as an individual and as an active participant in providing the very best healthcare. Please feel free to ask questions to make the best decision by letting me know how you best learn information, and by sharing how you are responding to your treatment. I look forward to creating a therapeutic partnership with you.
Jennifer Bialek is currently servicing Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm and has previously provided services as a practicing therapist at the Adult Chemical Dependency Unit at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Ms. Bialek earned her BA in Human Services/Psychology, and MS in Human Services Counseling from National-Louis University. Jennifer is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, a certified, a member of the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts, and a NCC.
Anjali Soni, MA, PsyD
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with ten years of experience in providing residential and outpatient treatment. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. My clinical experiences include working with clients dealing with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and anger management problems. My goal in individual, group, and family therapy is to teach clients the tools they need to find balance and maintain healthy behavior. I utilize Adlerian and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques to help individuals solve problems and obtain a greater understanding of their thoughts, symptoms, and behavior. I am sensitive to cultural diversity and the role that culture, family systems, and the environment play in an individual’s perception of the world. I speak Hindi fluently and am able to understand Punjabi. I am looking forward to meeting new people and providing a safe, trusting environment for my clients.
Darren Nowell, MSEE CLC
Darren Nowell has over 20 years of corporate and career/resume consulting experience. Over the years he has worked with several Fortune 500 companies and reviewed hundreds of resumes as a hiring manager. Mr. Nowell has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and is a Certified Life Coach.
JASMIN WALKER, MA LCPC
Ms. Jasmin R. Walker is a Licensed Clinical Therapist (M.A. LCPC), who specializes in therapeutic services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and is fluent in American Sign Language. She has a combined 15 years of experience counseling children with Autism and the Deaf population. Ms. Walker takes a holistic approach to therapy, believing that all parts effect the whole and has had a measured success in the field of Psychology. She has presented at seminars across Illinois informing others about services for specialized populations in the clinical setting. Ms. Walker is a graduate of The Adler School of Professional Psychology and has worked for the Adler Institute on Social Exclusion as a workshop presenter; here she educated others on the culture of systemic denial of equitable opportunities for all which has created an environment of exclusion of those normed outside the status quo. As a form of relaxation, Ms. Walker enjoys the Art of Bonsai and is an active member of the Midwest Bonsai Society.
Angela Jordan, MSW LCSW
Angela Jordan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in therapeutic services for adolescents and adults. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (AB) from Dartmouth College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Loyola University of Chicago. She has 24 years of combined experience in school, hospital, outpatient and residential settings. She specializes in the treatment of the chronically mentally ill via symptom and medication management as well as the strengthening of interpersonal relationships and improving family dynamics. In addition to her practice at Nowell and Associates she is also a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Director at an adult residential facility in Chicago’s North Shore Area.
Jennifer K. Ferris, LCSW
My main objective is to help clients feel like they are the center of initiative in their own lives: not just reacting to all that impinges upon them, not just doing what other people want them to do all the time and not just feeling at peace when they are all alone. Instead, clients can become the center of their own connections. Since obtaining my Master’s from The University of Chicago in 2006, I have been providing traditional psychotherapy, as well as, utilizing behavioral techniques including CBT and DBT to make sure clients meet their desired outcome goals. This can be done through individual, couples, family, group and mediation sessions to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, social phobias, self-injury, eating disorders, substance use, medical illness and more. I also value working with diverse populations of all ages. I think pets and animals can also help speed recovery while providing necessary comfort and companionship. Currently, I have three dogs that I love to pet, walk, train and just spend time with. I am committed to helping clients be the change they want to see in their lives. It is a challenge to see yourself differently; here you can.
My name is Stacey Schulte, and I am a Nurse Practitioner. I graduated from Marquette University College of Nursing in 1992, and obtained my Masters Degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 2013. Over my career as a nurse, I have acquired many skills in management and treatment of patients and their families. My work experiences have included 7 years in the psychiatric field, as well as home health care, school nursing, office nursing, case management, and medical/oncology nursing. Through these experiences over 26 years of nursing and nurse practitioner experience. I have honed my critical decision making skills and developed the ability to deal with complex situations. I have taken skills from each area, and used them to become patient focused, caring, and knowledgeable. The case manager role taught me also about being a strong patient advocate, and assisting patients in different areas of need throughout their stay. I have also mentored many new graduate nurses and nurse practitioners, and love sharing experience and knowledge through teaching, to provide a basis to begin their careers. As a Nurse Practitioner, I have obtained experiences with the surgical population, as well as primary care for the adult-gerontology population. I have now returned to a field that has always had a place in my heart.
I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I provide individual, group couples and family therapy; and work with adults, adolescents and children. I have practiced as a Psychotherapist for the last ten years. I possess 20 years experience in the counseling field. I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University. I am dedicated to helping build inner strength and courage and movement towards improved mental health. My preferred method of practice incorporates the use Motivational Interview, Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy interventions to tailor the therapy for each client.
My clinical areas of interests include Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, ADHD and Family Violence. I provide assistance to parents wanting to improve their relationship with children and parenting skills. I provide fluent services in English and Spanish.
When working with diverse populations I incorporate language skills, with religious practices, cultural context, and unique perspectives individuals develop through their life experiences into their treatment. I believe in and encourage life balance. So when I am not counseling, I am engaged in community activities, gardening, and with enjoying my family.
The human ability to think and reason is amazing; it enables us to plan, to communicate, to achieve. Yet, when we experience pain, particularly emotional pain, our logical brain seeks to avoid this pain through analysis, judgment, comparison, and prediction of the future, all of which tends to deepen and intensify this suffering. My aim in therapy is to help individuals to cope rather than to avoid by learning skills for deepening internal strength and accepting life as it comes. Equally importantly, I work to help individuals to identify their skills and values so they live full, meaningful, purposeful lives.
Your situation does not have to be your conclusion. No matter what’s going on in your life right now, you always get to decide your best way forward. Life can become very challenging at times and we find ourselves faced with difficult circumstances. Although these circumstances exist, we don’t have to let them define us or determine our destiny. So while we don’t always get to decide what happens to us, we do get to decide how we respond. Are you ready to take control and activate the best version of yourself?
Professionally I’ve invested the last ten years working with people from various backgrounds, providing motivation,inspiration, clarity and perspective. Personally I’ve spent my entire life pouring into people and helping them grow, transform and develop. My personal experience and professional training allow me to serve you from a unique perspective. I’m sharing my personal experiences not to impress you, but rather to leave you with an impression. I’ve conquered giants in my own life, so I know how challenging and demanding life can be. We all get knocked down by life, but the key is not to stay down. If you’re ready to fight for your better, you’re in the right place.
I received both Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Over the years, I gained experience working with a diverse group of clienteles ranging in age, ethnicity and diagnoses.
My mission as a licensed clinical psychologist is to promote health and happiness through empowerment of my clients. I believe that we are resilient beings with full capacity to achieve meaningful lives. My role in diagnostic work and therapy is to guide my clients towards cultivating what is best in them, uncovering their existing resources as their foundation and acquiring additional skills to reach their goals. I help my clients heal from traumatic experiences and overcome depression and anxiety to become better adjusted individuals. It would be my privilege to assist you transform your life and achieve wellness.