During Covid-19, all staff will be providing remote therapy

Dr. Nefertiti Nowell, MS PHD NCC LCPC

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 enjoy working with diverse clients, and have treated patients on the inpatient as well as outpatient basis.  I began providing therapy in 1996, and  have worked full time in several local hospitals before deciding to work full time in outpatient private practice.  Though I work with many populations, I enjoy helping individuals with issues of trauma as well as working with couples.  I work with all age ranges and have helped clients with a range of diagnosis.    I use a variety of  techniques, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR.  I am also a Certified Hypnotist, a trained mediator and Certified Life Coach.


I feel passionate in the work I do with individuals, couples and families as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and a Certified Addiction Counselor. I view my work with clients as a partnership. We each bring expertise to the work we do together: I, through my many years of practice experience and education as a clinician and yours through unique individual life experience. We can achieve the goals you set for yourself as we work through the topics that have kept you from moving forward in a positive direction. My style is supportive yet will challenge you to look deeper at the issues that have been identified with oneself, relationships and/or in your career path. Life is a journey with many twists and turns that sometimes can hold us back from getting where we would like to be in our life. I welcome beginning this exploration together.

As for my background, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa, my Master’s degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University and my post graduate certificate in couple and family work from the Family Institute/Northwestern University.

I believe in work-life balance, so when I am not working I am either reading, tending to my family, or playing hockey.

Mindy Levin-Lee, MS LCSW

Mindy Levin-Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, who has been providing therapy to individuals, couples and families for thirty years, in the New York area. New to the Chicago Area, Mindy is excited to bring her skills to the Chicagoland area. Mindy obtained her Master Degree and Advanced Certificate in Clinical Social Work at New York University, in New York, NY. She has continued to update her experience by taking classes and courses throughout the New York and Illinois area. Mindy is well versed in utilizing several modalities of therapeutic techniques, including; Psychodynamic Therapy, Supportive Counseling, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Narrative therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has the ability to practice short and long term therapies as well as crisis intervention, Mindy has primarily worked with adults but as worked with school age children and above. She specializes in working with the elderly population. Mindy is experienced in working with Grief, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Illness, Personality Disorders, Chronic Illness, Lifecycle and Lifestyle changes, Identity formation, relationship issues, and building coping skills.

Mindy’s approach to therapy is as follows; “It is probable that all of us will face times of stress and discomfort in our lives, ourselves and our environment. It is my hope that we can utilize this discomfort as opportunities for transformation and growth. It is my job to provide you with a comfortable setting in which you can explore these challenges. I work for you and we work collaboratively to assess your problems, to help you visualize the person you want to become or the relationship you wish to have. It is then our job to set your personal goals, get rid of barriers which stop you from moving forward, and set up objectives to help you reach your goals. I use my knowledge to help give you ways to make the changes you need. I am looking forward to meeting you!”

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent but the ones most responsive to change”- Charles Darwin

Darren Nowell, MSEE

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.