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

Dr. Nefertiti Nowell, MS PHD NCC LCPC CLC

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.

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.

Jasmine 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.

Julie Berg-Einhorn, LCSW, CADC

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.

Dr. Darrell Troupe Sr. MD

Welcome to the staff of Nowell and Association Counseling Firm ™, Darrell Troupe Sr. MD, a psychiatrist working with many communities for over thirty-five years, that believes the best doctors allow themselves to learn something from their patients, colleagues and family members. Dr. Troupe affirms whether directly or indirectly living with a mental illness or condition education and proper treatment may extend one’s perceived limitations. To achieve a mutual goal, the patient, their family, clinician and psychiatrist work together to combine compassion, education and medication to address the chemical, biological, emotional, psychological, and social imbalances of mental illness. Dr. Troupe’s professional goal is to offer every patient safe, effective medical treatment in coordination with the care of a compassionate therapist and Nowell and Associates.

Rayeshundra Henderson LCPC

In life, there’s not always a “right place, right time” but rather a “I’m making this the right place and time.” Life is all about decisions good or bad, but how you deal with the outcome is up to you. For the last 10 + years, I’ve worked with teens from various backgrounds helping to transform their current situation by providing the outlet they could not find in many places. I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

In my personal life, I’ve provided the light and guidance that many people need to think clearly about their situation and make the next step. Light tends to lead the way, and that path is on the other side of your next decision.

Bradley Dailey, MA LPC CCTP

I love helping people to overcome barriers and find strategies to achieve success in their lives. I foster a client counselor relationship with an environment of total acceptance for the individual, and believe that the client counselor relationship is very important. I value the experience each individual takes with me in therapy. I assist clients to take action in their lives based on their own values and believe that everyone can increase psychological flexibility and decrease psychological suffering. I work with clients to find ways to grow into the person they want to be by using therapy to facilitate positive changes in their life.
I use Rogerian, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy skills in sessions. My counseling specialties include schizophrenia, depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, oppositional defiance disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, stress management, self-improvement, panic attacks, sexual offender issues, trauma, college student mental health, anger management, and play therapy.
I draw upon years of experience in the mental health field. I also have personal experience of knowing what it is like to struggle with severe mental illness, and believe that this experience helps me to be more empathetic and understanding to those struggling with severe mental illness.

Michael Gregg, MA LSW

Michael Gregg earned his  Master of Arts in Social work in 2022  specializing in adolescents and depression/anxiety psychoeducation from Aurora university.   Michael has experience working with individuals with various issues including anxiety, depression, Addictions , anger management , Couples/ relationship issues , Identity crisis , and DCSF. Michael uses a variety of approaches such as Client centered approaches  to counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,  REBT , Smart recovery, and Conflict theory/ Conflict resolution theory.  Michael believes having multiple tools for the job is essential to understanding a clients needs as one approach may impact some but may not work for others. We must find compounding solutions to complex issues to give clients a variety of skills to handle various degrees of life challenges and difficulties. Our Job as clinicals is to help you understand and promote a better you.