Deer Park21925 W. Field Parkway, Suite 215
Deer Park, IL 60010 (847) 438-4222
Fax: (847) 438-0844
We are excited to introduce our Cherry Hill Counseling office in Deer Park, Illinois! Located near the intersections of Rt. 12, Quentin Road, and Lake Cook Road behind the Deer Park Towne Center, Cherry Hill Counseling is perfectly situated to serve the families of Deer Park and surrounding communities — Palatine, Barrington, Kildeer, Long Grove, and Lake Zurich.
While our treatment team at Cherry Hill–Deer Park is equipped to work with a wide range of clientele, we have specialized training in several high-demand types of counseling including play therapy, parenting, teens and couples counseling. Our newly designed, upscale space offers discrete private offices, and we have two dedicated play therapy rooms to provide children a friendly, fun and productive environment.
See the list below for a more expanded version of all of the treatment specialties provided at this location.
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Marital/Premarital therapy
- Counseling for adolescents and young children
- Group therapy
Deer Park Therapists
The following therapists are available in Deer Park
Luke Bruschuk, Intern Therapist
Luke Bruschuk is an MSW intern from Western New Mexico University, set to graduate in May 2024. Specializing in emotional recognition and response therapy, he adopts a strengths-based approach with elements of cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Dedicated to promoting self-awareness, Luke works with both youth and adults. A NASW student member, he enjoys meditation and biking outdoors.
Jackie Kendall, Intern Therapist
Jackie is acquiring an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University. Jackie is a nature and animal lover who enjoys spending her free time with friends and family. She feels that counseling picked her well before she decided to pursue a career in the helping profession. She was taught at a young age that the greatest gift in the world is helping others.
Valerie Dobrow, MSW, LSW
Valerie utilizes a strengths-based approach when working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults. She has specialized training in Trauma-Focused CBT and play therapy techniques. She strives to empower clients to focus on reaching their goals through therapeutic techniques and skills development.
Emily Nikfar, MSW, LSW
Emily is a recent graduate from the Tulane School of Social Work, where she completed her MSW and had a concentration in Mental Health, Addiction, and Family Therapy. She has a background in Theater Arts and received her BA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago.
Brendan Bell, MA, LCPC
Brendan Bell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has worked in private practice for the last 20 years, with offices in both Deer Park and in Wheaton. His expertise involves working with middle schoolers, adolescents, and their families, with extensive experience addressing behavior disorders. Brendan also works with adults and particularly enjoys counseling artists.
Jack Gordon, MSW, LCSW, CCATP
Jack is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional. He works with adults, families, and adolescents ages 12 and up. He specializes in anxiety treatment and has a passion for work with clients with chronic pain/illness. His clinical interests include anxiety, parenting skills, life/career transitions, and family/relationship issues.
Maria Statkus Ritchey, MA, LCPC, CCATP-CA
Maria is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Maria is enthusiastic about working with different populations, including children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Maria has experience utilizing non-directive play therapy and her approach is client-centered based, while integrating client strengths within the process.
Kristine Buelow, MSW, LCSW
Kristine has had the honor and opportunity to help many individuals and families over the past 25 years as a social worker. She truly enjoys working with seniors, family caregivers, adults, families, and parents. Her approach is genuine, full of grace and with a sense of humor.
Liz Lattof, MA, LCPC, CCATP
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Cherry Hill Liz works with a wide variety of clients, children, adolescents, families, and adults. She has additional training in play therapy and groups. She enjoys helping people with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and other challenges and transitions.
John Kim, MA, LCPC
John received his MA in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University where he gained experience doing therapeutic work through the university's counseling center. John is committed to building warm, authentic, and meaningful relationships with his clients as he helps them work toward their unique goals. He works with individuals, couples, and groups.
Haley Kramer Kaimakis, MS, LPC
Haley has a master’s degree from Marquette University. She has experience working with young children and their families to address various issues such as trauma, behavioral problems, and emotion regulation. Haley has a passion for working with children ages 6 and younger. Haley believes in emphasizing a client’s strengths and advocating for their needs.
Alessa Rosati, MA, LMFT
Alessa Rosati is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from Adler University with a Master’s Degree in Couple and Family Therapy. Along with her work in private practice, Alessa has experience working in school environments and hospital settings. She specializes in helping adolescents and adults with relationship difficulties, issues of low self-esteem, grief and loss, anxiety, and stress.
Emily Salomon, MS.Ed., LPC
Emily earned her MS.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Illinois University. Emily holds deep value for the safe space that exists within the therapeutic relationship. She embraces the importance of being provided with new lenses with which a client may see the world a bit differently.
Deer Park Groups
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A safe place for women, ages 18+, to become empowered through mindfulness-based meditation while also tending to our mental health and wellness.
Date: Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm in 4 week cycles - can attend continuously
Location: Cherry Hill Counseling - Deer Park, 21925 W Field Parkway, Suite 215, Deer Park, IL 60010 and via Zoom - hybrid group for accessibility
Cost: $60/session. Sliding scale available upon request.
Contact: Emily Salomon: email@example.com or Emily Nikfar: firstname.lastname@example.org,
A safe place for identity exploration through group processing, developing self-advocacy skills, and learning how to cope with identity related stressors. For adults approximately 18 years and up.
Date: Mondays, 7-8:30pm, virtually running in 4-week cycles. Register by Nov. 1, 2023
Location: Cherry Hill Counseling via Zoom
Cost: $60/session, sliding scale available upon consultation
Contact: Emily Salomon or Alessa Rosati, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Connections Group for Women
Our Wednesday Women’s Connections group is accepting new members. The group is led by therapists Diane Geiser, MSW, LCSW and April Wazny, MA, LPC.
Date: Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
Cost: $195/month. Reach out to discuss payment options
Contact: April Wazny, 847-438-4222 x169