Plainfield Counseling Center, LLC
815-676-4688


About Us

Our staff are highly trained, caring, experienced clinical professional counselors and clinical social workers.  

We offer a variety of effective treatments in a comfortable, confidential setting. We'll match you with a therapist who specializes in addressing your individual needs.

Greg Oswald, PsyD, MA, LCPC, CADC 
President and Director of Training
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Dr. Greg Oswald is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor providing individual, couple and family therapy.  He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing depression or anxiety. Greg practices evidence-based therapies such as: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness to treat mood and substance abuse disorders.

Greg is a graduate of Indiana University and earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lewis University and an additional M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University as well as a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. Greg was on staff at Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital for 8 years and completed his doctoral internship within Linden Oaks' Anxiety Services. Greg is an active member of the American and Illinois Psychological Associations, and Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Midwestern University where he teaches doctoral psychology students and is a founding board member of Rise From The Ashes, a domestic violence nonprofit. 

Sherry Patti, MS, LCSW
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Sherry Patti is a licensed clinical social worker who provides individual, group, couple and family therapy.  Sherry has a bachelor’s degree from Clarke College with a major in social work and received her Master's from Loyola University in clinical social work.  She has been working in the field for over ten years. 

She has experience working with issues of depression, anxiety, PTSD, abuse, relational issues, and self injury, as well as, behavioral issues.  She has worked in residential treatment centers, community mental health centers and inpatient hospitals. Sherry loves engaging with her clients and fostering a sense of connectedness.  She believes that everyone can benefit from the support and insight that therapy provides.   
 

Dustin Summers, PsyD, MA, LCPC
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Dr. Dustin Summers is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing individual, couples and family therapy. He has experience working with many different variations of psychological distress, including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, developmental disorders, psychosis, and personality disorders. Dustin practices evidence-based therapies such as: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness.

Dustin is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, as well as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. He has received well-rounded clinical training from working with many different client populations. Specifically, Dustin has worked in psychiatric hospitals, residential settings, community mental health, and private practice. He completed his doctoral internship at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, the oldest private psychiatric hospital in the country. In therapy, Dustin focuses on helping clients work towards the life they desire while learning to manage and cope with life stressors. 

Lauren Harris, PsyD
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Dr. Lauren Harris is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist focused on providing individual, group, and family therapy. Her areas of specialty include work with children, adolescents and young adults who struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression and Mood Issues, Self-Injury and Behavioral Issues.  Lauren practices evidenced-based treatment including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Social Skills Training. 

Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Valparaiso University, and earned both her Master of Arts and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Schaumburg. She has completed training and program development in private practice, therapeutic day school, and outpatient clinic and hospital settings. She completed her pre-doctoral internship treating adolescent and adult populations on the Outpatient Mental Health, Self-Injury and Anxiety IOPs at Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville. Lauren co-created and co-facilitated Aspirations IOP, focusing on treatment of adolescents with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and co-morbid anxiety or mood disorders, at Linden Oaks Hospital during her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship years. 

Clare Jonela, MSSA, LCSW
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Clare Jonela is a Master's level Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, young adults and adults.  After graduating from the University of Dayton, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Social Work,  Clare went on to obtain her Master's in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University specializing in children, youth and families. Clare has experience working with individuals and families in a variety of settings including: Schools, Hospitals, The Dupage County and at Linden Oaks.

Clare has a non-judgmental and welcoming approach with her clients and incorporates the evidence based therapeutic techniques of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) when working with individuals suffering from: anxiety, depression, self injury, trauma and PTSD, self esteem, grief/loss, academic underachievement and family conflict.

Nick Heimer, MS, LCPC
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Nick Heimer is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescence and adults.  Nick utilizes evidenced based treatments including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person centered and motivational interviewing.  Nick has experience working with children and adolescence in a residential setting as well as a community mental health settings with individuals and families experiencing a mental health crisis.  He specializes in: depression, anxiety, behavior problems, anger management, self-injury, self-esteem, trauma and relationship concerns.

Nick received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master's of Arts from Lewis University in Counseling Psychology.  Nick interned at Cornerstone Services with adults and worked at the Will County Health Department in the Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) program. 


Amber McMahon, PsyD, MA, LCPC
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Dr. Amber Naroleski is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who provides individual, couples, and family therapy using evidence-based treatments, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Amber specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, effects of abuse or trauma, relationship issues, and behavioral concerns.

 

Amber has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois State University and earned both a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Illinois School of Professional Psychology and she completed her doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency at Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital's Anxiety Services. She is an active member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences

Rick Osman, PhD, MS, LCPC
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Rick Osman is a Doctoral level Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who provides individual, couples and family therapy.  Rick specializes in working with adolescents and families who are experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), grief/loss and substance abuse issues.  Rick practices evidence-based therapies such as: Reality Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Person Centered Therapy.  In addition, Rick can also provide Christian Counseling in combination with the above therapies.

Rick is a graduate of National-Louis University where he received his Bachelors of Arts degree (B.A.) in Human Services and Community Counseling.  Rick also received his Masters of Science degree (M.S.) from National-Louis University in Counseling and Human Services Structure. Rick received a doctorate in Christian Counseling and Psychology (PhD) from Northwestern Christian University. As a retired firefighter Rick is familiar with working with all types of crises that produce fear, grief, loss and severe anxiety.  Through these life experiences, Rick has developed ways to constructively work through these issues in a prompt and effective manner by utilizing the above evidence-based practices. Rick is available to do motivational speaking engagements and enjoys public speaking for educational and motivational purposes. 

Matthew Lauer, PsyD, MA
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Dr. Matt Lauer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing individual, group, and family therapy. He specializes in work with adults experiencing depression and anxiety. Matt practices evidenced-based treatment including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as Marital and Family Therapy.

Matt has a BA from the University of Delaware and earned both his MA and PsyD (doctorate in Clinical Psychology) from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. He has completed training and program development in private practice, community mental health, and hospital settings. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship treating adult populations on the Inpatient and Anxiety units at Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville. 

Leah Swenson, MA, LCPC, ATR
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Leah Swenson is a Master’s level Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist.  She provides individual, couples, and family therapy focusing on using an eclectic therapeutic method that is creative, yet fundamental. Leah specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and a Person Centered approach.  Leah has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults ranging from anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adjustment, self-injury, and relational issues. Incorporating Leah’s Art Therapy practice, she believes that including art into a therapeutic session enables improved communication, insight, and healthy coping techniques.  Creative outlets can be facilitated entirely, minimally, or not at all in a session depending on the client’s interest.

Leah received her B.F.A. in Art Therapy from Millikin University with a minor is Psychology; followed by gaining her M.A in Art Therapy Counseling at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Leah has worked in medical hospitals, intensive mental health outpatient settings, and community counseling centers. Leah hopes to help increase emotional strength and foster awareness to empower change for those in need.

Corey Worden, MA, LCPC
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Corey Worden is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience counseling individuals, couples, families, and groups in private practice, as well as inpatient and outpatient, hospital- and community-based behavioral health treatment programs. He holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola UniversityChicago and completed his internship at Gateway Psychological Services in Aurora, Illinois. His diverse clinical background includes providing behavioral health crisis intervention and assessment services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in addition to counseling and program management in a medication-assisted treatment program for individuals struggling with substance abuse and heroin addiction. 

Corey utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach grounded in attachment theory and object relations to support his clients' personal growth and journey towards health and wholeness. He has experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, anger and stress management, family and relational conflict, trauma, and self-esteem issues. He has a specialty working with individuals and families dealing with substance use and addiction issues and has particular training and expertise in how the role of faith and spirituality can inform the therapeutic process.

Jamie Mirocha, MA, LCSW, CADC
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Jamie Mirocha is a Master's level Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a major in Social Work and Family Social Services, Jamie went on to obtain her Master's in Social work from Aurora University. Jamie has experience working with individuals and families in a variety of settings including: Linden Oaks Hospital for the last 6 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Schools, and Social Service Agencies in the community.

Jamie engages clients with a warm, empathic, non-judgmental yet direct style and uses a down-to-earth approach to make clients feel at ease during therapy sessions. She believes that building a strong and collaborative therapist-client relationship is essential to the therapeutic process.  Jamie utilizes a variety of counseling approaches to assist clients with developing coping skills and making positive changes in their lives, which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a Client-Centered Approach and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Jamie specializes in working with individuals who find themselves struggling with: depression, anxiety, addiction, defiant behaviors in teens, self-injury, self-esteem, life transitions, family conflict, and infertility. Jamie works with clients of all ages but she has a great deal of experience working with adolescents and families . 

Danielle Zimmerman, MA, LCPC
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Danielle Zimmerman is a Masters Level Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and earned her Masters Degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. Her approach is to help individuals, families, or couples develop long lasting health. Areas of specialty include  adolescents, young adults, adults, LGBTQ, self-harm, anxiety, depression, anger management, self worth, trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, social anxiety, trichotillomania, Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder, and building healthier relationships. Danielle uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and solution focused therapy to help clients identify individualized goals for a more fulfilled life.

She has worked extensively with patients and families in crisis at Linen Oaks Hospital for the past 7 years, and is trained to help teach skills to manage emotions and overcome struggles as well as supporting families or individuals during difficult times. Danielle has a directive/goal-setting and strength based approach to therapy that is collaborative and  supportive. She is committed to working with clients to examine the issues in their lives, develop a deeper understanding and identifying new solutions to current problems. 

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