Dr. Mark Parisi
Dr. Mark Parisi is Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist In Illinois and Florida. He earned his Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1991. Dr. Parisi went on to earn a Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology In 1995. He is also certified as a Professional Mediator through the Association of Conflict Resolution Institute. Dr. Parisi finished his internship and residency while serving on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1995 - 1998 and specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Community Mental Health, and Traumatic Stress Disorders. He deployed overseas to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in 1997 with the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army as part of Task Force 2-87. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) for his active duty military service in 1998.
Dr. Parisi has worked post-residency since 1998 and opened his practice in the Chicagoland area back in 2000. He has served as a consultant to schools and businesses on a wide variety of mental health topics. As a child psychologist, Dr. Parisi has worked as a child advocate, as a consultant for Head Start, and as a pediatric evaluation and treatment expert. He has highly specialized training in disruptive behavior disorders of childhood under Drs. Russell Barkley and Robert Brooks. At his clinic, Dr. Parisi maintains a broad-based practice serving children as young as three years old and adults well into their golden years. He provides individual, group, family, and couples' therapy utilizing a Cognitive-Behavioral / Solution-Focused treatment style. In his work as an I/O Psychologist, Dr. Parisi has performed personnel selection and job analysis for both military and civilian agencies. In addition to his work as child psychologist, Dr. Parisi has a sub-specialty in geriatrics and has worked tirelessly as a champion for mental health issues among the elderly and chronic mentally ill. He serves as a consultant to several area nursing homes and long term care facilities and designs state-of-the-art programs tailored to the unique needs of skilled nursing facilities around Metro Chicagoland.
Dr. Parisi grew up in Park Ridge. He is married and lives with his family in Skokie where he enjoys family time, attending movies and plays, reading, hiking, and running. Dr. Parisi is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Skokie Valley Rotary Club. He presently serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserves and is a veteran of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division.
Dr. Jessie Mabaquiao
Dr. Jessie Mabaquiao is licensed as a Physician in the State of Illinois and has been practicing as an Adult / Geriatric Psychiatrist for close to twenty-five years. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) at Southwestern University in Cebu City, Philippines in 1976. Dr. Mabaquiao went on to complete three (3) separate residency rotations - one in Geriatric / Chronic Medicine at Oak Forest Hospital from 1988 - 1990, one in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, from 1990 - 1992 and one in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois, Medical Center from 1994 - 1995. Dr. Mabaquiao recently retired from a distinguished career as a staff psychiatrist at John Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, from 1995 - 2011 and from the City of Chicago's Department of Health from 1995 - 2010. Dr. Mabaquiao joined the staff of Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2012 as its staff psychiatrist and collaborating physician working with its mid-level nurse practitioners. Dr. Mabaquiao has extensive experience treating chronic mental illness - such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia - as well as less severe psychiatric illnesses - such as anxiety, depression, and Adult ADHD. He also has experience in treating disorders of aging including dementia.
Dr. Mabaquiao resides in Chicago and has been enjoying his semi-retirement. In his free time, he watches his grandchildren and enjoys spending time with his family and attending church activities.
Ms. Lori Moreno
Ms. Lori Moreno, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC is an ANCC Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is able to provide the full spectrum of mental health care across the lifespan. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) from Rush University in Chicago. Lori has worked on a specialized inpatient adolescent and young adult psychiatric unit, as a Psychiatric Nurse for over five years before beginning her career as a Nurse Practitioner. She has experience in diagnosing and treating a variety of mental health issues ranging from bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse and dependency. Lori has specialized training in the diagnosing and treatment of child and adolescent mental health issues including, but not limited to, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and behavioral disturbances. She values working in collaboration with her clients and their families to establish an individualized treatment plan to achieve wellness through psychoeducation, psychotherapy, and medication management.
Mrs. Racquel Valencia-Hays
Mrs. Racquel Valencia-Hays is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Addictions and other Drug Counselor (CADC) in the State of Illinois. She received her Master's Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a specialization in occupational social work (1995). Racquel has worked in the field of employee assistance programs for over a decade dealing with adolescents, adults, and couples providing assessment, crisis intervention, and treatment for anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma. She has provided expert counseling for sexual abuse, domestic violence, grief and loss, coping with divorce or separation, dealing with substance abuse / dependency, and managing stress in the workplace. Racquel has received specialized training in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).
Racquel works as outpatient provider for Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. and as a staff therapist with Home Psych Services, P.C. She utilizes strength-based, resiliency enhancement as well as evidenced-based techniques in her clinical practice - collaborating with clients to help them achieve their goals.
Racquel is fluent in Tagalog (Filipino) and enjoys creating art, cycling, and playing the ukulele.
Mrs. Stephanie Lilly
Mrs. Stephanie Lilly is credentialed as Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. She completed her Masters of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Community Counseling from Argosy University in 2008. Mrs. Lilly has worked in a variety of capacities and has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Mrs. Lilly specializes in working with young children and adolescent females, has facilitated social skills groups for children with Aspergers Disorder and has conducted Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups for adolescents. Mrs. Lilly is trained in Play Therapy, Introductory Theraplay® and Marshack Evaluations (MIM) from The TheraPlay® Institute in Chicago, is a member of the Association of Play Therapy, and is the Program Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Kane and Kendall County. She began working as a staff therapist at Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2011.
Mrs. Lilly grew up in Illinois and lives with her family in Arlington Heights.
Dr. Ailsa Nielsen
Dr. Ailsa Nielsen completed her Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and earned a graduate Art Therapy Certificate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She is credentialed in Illinois as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with experience in a variety of areas. Dr. Nielsen completed her pre-doctoral training in rehabilitation, providing testing and clinical services to persons with strokes and other neurological disorders. She has also provided psychotherapy for individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma-spectrum disorders, addiction, and couples counseling and marital enrichment.
Dr. Nielsen has worked with children, adolescents, and adults providing expressive art therapy using hte visual arts. She believes that engaging in the creative process in the therapeutic context can provide another avenue for self expression and understanding / resolution of concerns. Visual imagery can compliment verbal expression and enrich the healing process for individuals interested in working in this manner. Children and adolescents who may have difficulty communicating can also utilize engaging in the arts as a method of rapport-building and sharing concerns. Dr. Nielsen began working as a staff therapist with Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2011.
Dr. Nielsen lives with her family in Skokie and enjoys spending time reading and engaging in the arts and other leisurely activities.
Dr. Hassan von Schlegell
Dr. Hassan von Schlegell is a postdoctoral resident at Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. Prior to joining Dr. Parisi & Associates, Dr. von Schlegell completed his Ph.D. for Loyola University of Chicago in 2008. While completing his dissertation, Dr. von Schlegell worked for five years as a School Psychologist at a Northwest Suburban high school where he was nominated for the Golden Apple Award. Dr. von Schlegell completed his internship at Westbrook Therapeutic Day School. Prior to his internship, Dr. von Schlegell was awarded both a graduate and teaching assistantship from Loyola University of Chicago.
Dr. von Schlegell's professional focus has been children, adolescents, and young adults. He has worked in community mental health and inpatient psychiatry prior to completing his Master's degree. In addition to working at Dr. Parisi & Associates, P.C., Dr. von Schlegell continues to work with local school systems in order to deal more effectively with children and adolescents who have learning and emotional challenges.
Dr. von Schlegell grew up in Chicago and, later, Elmhurst. He is the son of a single mother who worked as a Chicago Public School teacher and, later, as a School Psychologist herself. Outside of his professional life, Dr. von Schlegell enjoys his family where he is often involved in coaching his children's teams. His hobbies and interests include Chicago baseball, reading, and running.
Dr. Cindi-Marie Willoughby
Dr. Cindi-Marie Willoughby is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. She completed her Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2010. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Dr. Willoughby has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers in Skokie, Chicago, and Joliet, as well as a residential substance abuse / dependency facility in Chicago. She has extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Willoughby has focused her clinical skills in treating clients with mood disorders, anxiety, trauma-spectrum disorders, crisis intervention, substance abuse / dependency, relationship issues, and schizophrenia. She has facilitated groups on effective communication, coping skills, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with adult populations. Dr. Willoughby utilizes empirically supported therapeutic interventions, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her approach to therapy is focused on values, workability, and collaboration with her clients as she often incorporates mindfulness and flexibility to help clients achieve their goals. D.r Willoughby is also proficient in psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Willoughby is currently an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, University of the Rockies, and Ashford University. She began work as a staff psychologist for Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2012.
Dr. Willoughby is originally from California and currently lives in Evanston where she enjoys watching and participating in sports.
Ms. Mariann Smith
Ms. Mariann Smith is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in the State of Illinois. She received her Master's Degree in Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology with a specialization in marriage and family therapy. Mariann has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient / outpatient substance abuse treatment, community mental health, and schools counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups.
Marriann specializes in working with adults struggling with alcohol and drug addiction utilizing techniques from motivational interviewing along with a 12-Step approach to assist individuals in building a strong recovery program. In her work with children, adolescents, and families, she has focused on individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder along with parent guidance and education. She has an expertise with young adults, adults, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, stress, life transitions, marital / relationship discord, and women examing midlife choices. She began working as an outpatient psychotherapist at Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2012.
Outside of professional practice, Mariann teaches coursework in Psychology and Substance Abuse as adjunct faculty at Oakton Community College. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her adult children and four grandsons, antiguing, and pursuing artistic endeavors in collage, scrapbooking, and quilting.
Ms. Svetlana Konstantinovic
Ms. Svetlana (Lana) Konstantinovic completed her Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She received her LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) certification in 1997. Lana's extensive experience includes working with chronic mentally ill adults, women's issues, PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders. She has facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups for adults and has worked in community mental health for many years. Her treatment approach is focused on helping her clients reach their fullest potential by offering them respect and working on building their coping skills to more effectively manage their symptoms in order to live a more productive life.
Lana was born in Serbia (Yugoslavia). She is fluent in the Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian languages. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She started working with Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. as a staff therapist in 2012.
Dr. Iwona Konczak
Dr. Iwona Konczak is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Illinois and Indiana. She attended University of Illinois, Chicago for her undergraduate degree and earned a Master of Education in Community Counseling Degree (M.Ed.) from Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Konczak obtained both her Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Service Providers. Dr. Konczak is fully bilingual in Polish.
Dr. Konczak’s psychotherapy and assessment experience includes providing substance abuse treatment, crisis intervention, and psychological testing to children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout her training experiences, Dr. Konczak obtained expertise in a wide range of treatment approaches and exposure to a variety of issues with which individuals may struggle. Dr. Konczak tailors her treatment based on the best fit with the presenting problems, current research findings, and the unique qualities and attributes of the person in front of her. She views treatment as a collaborative process and strives to empower her clients to play an active role in their treatment. Dr. Konczak has a special interest in working with domestic violence issues, severe mental illness, personality assessment, and psychodynamic approaches incorporating multicultural issues.
Dr. Konczak has worked at a variety of settings including a community counseling center (Regional Mental Health Center, IN), state psychiatric facility (Chicago Read Mental Health Center), hospital emergency rooms and psychiatric units (St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago and St. Therese Medical Center in Waukegan). She has provided mental health treatment to inmates at a county jail, families at a domestic violence shelter for women, and to adolescents as a crisis counselor for The Bridge Youth and Family Services. Dr. Konczak joined Mark D. Parisi & Associates, P.C. in 2010 as a staff psychologist providing both inpatient and outpatient services. She recently opened up her own private practice with offices located in Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights.
Dr. Meera Majmudar
Dr. Meera Majmudar is a post-doctoral resident with Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. She completed both her Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. Dr. Majmudar completed her internship at DuPage County Health Department, where she worked with severely mentally ill adults. She conducted assessments to properly diagnose and treat various mental illnesses, including substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. Dr. Majmudar also provided family counseling and marital therapy.
Dr. Majmudar did her psychotherapy practicum at NeuroHealth Associates. During her practicum, she provided psychotherapy for children and adolescents presenting with various types of diagnoses, such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood disorders, and autistic spectrum disorders. She was also trained in the latest neuropsychological evaluations involving neurofeedback and brain mapping.
Dr. Majmudar completed her diagnostic practicum at Nowell & Associates. During her training, she conducted clinical interviews, developed test batteries based on referral questions, fully executed psychological assessments, wrote psychological reports, proposed treatment plans, and conducted feedback sessions. Dr. Majmudar also facilitated group psychotherapy for clients with physical and/or developmental disabilities as well as co-facilitated a psychoeducational intervention group project called Strong Girls where the goal was the development of healthy relationship skills and reduction of relational aggression.
Dr. Majmudar tends to utilize empathetic orientation in her relationship with her clients and tries to create a collaborative environment that allows for the exchange of ideas. She strives to utilize evidence-based treatment approaches and tailors them according to her clients' needs.
Dr. Majmudar enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband, family and friends. She is fully trilingual in English, Gujarati, and Hindi. She loves learning about different cultures and traditions.
Dr. Tom Naratadam
Dr. Tom Naratadam is a post-doctoral resident with Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and both his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Masters Degree in School Psychology (Ed.S.) from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. His professional work experience is diverse and includes work in multiple settings including residential, inpatient, outpatient, community mental health, group private practice, and school-settings throughout the Metro Chicagoland area. Dr. Naratadam has worked as an outpatient provider with Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. since 2010 and is currently admitted to take the Psychology Licensing Examination (EPPP).
In addition to his work with Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C., Dr. Naratadam works as a bilingual school psychologist at the Chicago Public Schools - performing extensive diagnostic testing and spearheading group therapy with children and adolescents. Dr. Naratadam has expertise working in multicultural populations and has conducted numerous workshops on cross-cultural issues related to the Latino and Asian-Indian cultures. His experience also includes several years of assessing and working with children and adolescents who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Conduct and Mood Disorders, and issues related to adolescent sexuality and identity.
Dr. Naratadam is proud of his Asian-Indian heritage. He enjoys traveling, enjoying Chicago's wide array of restaurants, and spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Naratadam is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Fonda G. Lewis
Ms. Fonda G. Lewis is a credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois and as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She received her Masters of Science Degree (M.S.) in Counseling from National Louis University in Chicago. Ms. Lewis is a dedicated, empathetic, and compassionate therapist whose purpose is to help her clients realize their full potential and possibility.
Ms. Lewis practices an integrative approach to psychotherapy, tailored to meet the needs of each individual. She is also experience in implementing guided visualizations, relaxation, and centering techniques to supplement therapeutic insight and awareness. Her main objective when working with individuals is that they are able to achieve personal growth and live their lives more successfully by learning to understand and accept themselves.
Ms. Lewis' expertise in couples counseling is the result of extensive experience and training in both Imago Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She believes that through relationship therapy, couples are able to find new ways to understand and respond to each other's emotions and behaviors. They learn new communications skills, positive interaction, and have the opportunity to create a sense of safety, awareness, and compassion for themselves and each other. The ultimate goal is is a loving and passionate friendship.
Ms. Lewis joined Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2012 providing both inpatient and group psychotherapy for individuals residing in skilled nursing facilities as well as outpatient counseling for individuals and couples. She resides in the Northwest suburbs with her two dogs and loves spending time with her two grown children and family. In her spare time time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, swimming, scuba diving, snow skiing, and travel.
Dr. Mary H. Schramer
Dr. Mary Howard Schramer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 1994. Dr. Schramer completed her internship specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the Bingham Child Guidance Clinic of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1991 and completed her postdoctoral residency in the Community Outreach Program of the Pediatric Centers of Chicago in 1995 and became fully licensed for independent practice in Illinois in 1996.
Dr. Schramer has worked in a variety of group practices throughout the Chicago area since 1996. She opened a private practice in the far western suburbs of Chicago in 1999. She currently maintains a solo practice in Winfield, Illinois, where she provides cognitive-based psychotherapy services to clients from preschool age throughout the lifespan. Dr. Schramer enjoys helping clients discover ways to cope with often challenging life circumstances, believing that, while we cannot always change our environment, we can often change our minds. Dr. Schramer joined Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. as an inpatient provider in 2009. Dr. Schramer is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Illinois Psychological Assocation, and is listed on the National Register of Health Service Providers.
Dr. Scharmer grew up in southern Indiana and western Kentucky. Presently, she resides with her husband, two sons, and their Boston Terrier, Archie, in Winfield, Illinois. She enjoys reading, sewing, and a variety of crafting projects and has won several blue ribbons and special recognitions for her crafting skills at the DuPage County Fair held in Wheaton, Illinois, each July. She is an active volunteer in her community, often taking on leadership roles in the local Parent-Teacher Organization, church activities, and Cub Scouts.
Dr. Gary Walls
Dr. Gary Walls earned his Bachelor's Degree from Harvard University in Psychology and Social Relations. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Miami University of Ohio and completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in psychotherapy from the Northwestern Medical School, Department of Psychiatry in Chicago. Dr. Walls has advanced training in Psychoanalysis from the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. He has decades of experience with intensive psychotherapy, helping people with a wide range of life problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, relationship and intimacy problems, and self-defeating personality patterns. He has been in independent practice in downtown Chicago for over twenty years. Dr. Walls joined Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2009 where he works as both an inpatient and outpatient provider. Dr. Walls is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and has taught and supervised at several area psychology graduate schools. He has published and presented extensively on various clinical and professional topics, and received numerous awards for his contributions to multicultural psychology and for his work in promoting international human rights.
Dr. Deirdre Hicks
Dr. Robert E. Puls
Dr. Gary Speulda
Dr. Ellen Stone
Dr. Karina Corradi
Dr. Angela Razon
Dr. Beth Elia
Dr. Paul David (P.D.) Wadler
Dr. P.D. Wadler is a proud, fourth-generation Texan. He earned a Master's of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) from Harvard University and his Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas. He completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, focused on child and adolescent psychology. Dr. Wadler specializes in working with people with chronic medical conditions, religious issues, the LGBT community, and couples / family counseling. He has served for the past eight years on the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association - their denominational credentialing body. Dr. Wadler joined Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2010 as an inpatient provider of individual and group psychotherapy.
Dr. D. Felix Casados
Dr. Dr. Felix Casados is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. He specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Mood DIsorders, as well as problems with anger expression and family conflict. Clinically, Dr. Casados places a premium on building rapport and offering empathy to provide a supportive, relaxed, and comfortable treatment environment.
Dr. Casados earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and his Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. His professional work experience is diverse and includes work for Colorado's Department of Corrections at the San Carlos Correctional Facility, Chicago Read Mental Health Center, American Indian Health Services of Chicago, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and group private practice as a contract therapist. Dr. Casados has worked as an inpatient provider with Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. since 2010.
Outside of professional practice, Dr. Casados teaches Family Therapy and Psychopathology as adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In his spare time, he enjoys going for long walks, learning guitar, reading books, and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Paul Riel
Dr. Paul Riel has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois since 1981. After completing his undergraduate education at Fairfield University in Connecticut, he came to Chicago to study clinical psychology at Northwestern University. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1981 with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology. His career has been focused on public sector populations, first with the City of Chicago Bureau of Mental Health and then with the State of Illinois. He spent 26 years working in state-operated facilities as a psychologist and administrator providing inpatient services to acute and chronically disturbed adolescents and adults. He has provided consultation services to a variety of social service agencies throughout the city of Chicago. Dr. Riel joined Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2011 to provide group and individual behavioral healthcare services to clients in skilled nursing facilities.
Dr. Riel understands mental illness, especially anxiety, depression and the personality disorders, as a consequence of problems in the development or early attachments, and believes therapy should be directed at solving problems in the individual's capacity for interpersonal relations.
Dr. Riel is married and has one child, now grown. He and his wife enjoy hiking, sailing, and spending time with their family. In college, he majored in English Literature and maintains an active interest in literature, philosophy, and history.
Dr. Meg Kincaid
Dr. Meg Kincaid is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Illinois and New York. She earned her Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees from the State University of New York at Binghamton and her Masters in Exceptional Child Education from the University of South Florida. Early in her career, Dr. Kincaid worked as a special education teacher serving children with autism, pervasive developmental disorders, learning, and behavior disorders at the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida and at Hillsborough County Schools. While at Hofstra University, Dr. Kincaid completed her pre-doctoral internship in clinical neuropsychology at St. Charles Rehabilitation Hospital conducting neuropsychological assessments and providing therapy for inpatient and outpatient clients including those recovering from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke. In addition, she worked on a multi-site project with a neuropsychiatric research team assessing dementia and psychopathology resulting in many articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kincaid has also taught psychology courses at universities and has supervised doctoral interns.
Dr. Kincaid completed her post-doctoral residency at the Center for Cognitive and Behavior Therapy in Oyster Bay, NY, and had a private practice there working with children, adolescent, and adult clients. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Kincaid worked as a school psychologist, serving in the Port Washington School District on Long Island for fourteen years.
Since returning to the Chicago area, Dr. Kincaid has worked as a school psychologist for WIlmette Public Schools and as the Clincial Director for Tuesday's Child, a non-profit organization specializing in early intervention and parent education for children with disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Kincaid joined the staff of Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2012 as an inpatient provider of individual and group psychotherapy at several area skilled nursing facilities.
In her free time, Dr. Kincaid enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, following sports, walking, gardening, and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Janette Williams
Dr. Janette Williams is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Illinois and Indiana. She completed both her Masters and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Degrees (Psy.D.) at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. During her education, she studied spirtuality and incorporates that into her treatment when appropriate. Dr. Williams has experience in providing psychological services that include, but is not limited to, diagnostic assessments, psychosexual assessments, individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy. She works with clients of all ages and has a great deal of experience treating those who have been subjected to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Dr. Williams has also gained experience treating trauma related to medical illness, accidents, and other traumatic events. In addition, Dr. Williams has experience working with clients who are referred through the legal system due to charges of a sexual crime, domestic violence, and/or substance abuse. Dr. Williams collaborates effectively with various agencies to assist individuals and families in need.
Dr. Williams is a firm believer that individuals have an innate ability to move toward wholeness. Consequently, you may refer to her basic belief system as humanistic. However, she has found cognitive-behavioral therapy to be a very effective treatment modality. Dr. Williams formulates treatment modalities that meet the needs of her clients. She has been trained in and incorporates the following modalities into psychotherapy when appropriate: relaxation techniques, imagery, biofeedback, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and hypnosis. Dr. Williams also has experience providing stress reduction workshops, consultation services, supervision to clinicians, teaching and training.
Dr. Williams grew up in the South suburbs of Chicago. Outside of her professional practice, Dr. Williams enjoys being out in nature. When possible, she enjoys camping and hiking with friends and family.
Dr. Thomas J. Murphy
Dr. Thomas J. Murphy is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. He completed both his Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Murphy completed his internship and post-doctoral training at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital and Childrens' Memorial Hospital. He was employed as a clinical psychologist at the Hines VA in Maywood from 1974 - 2000 when he retired. Dr. Murphy joined the staff of Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2011 and presently works at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Naperville.
Dr. Murphy lives in Naperville with his family and enjoys playing tennis in his free time.
Dr. Gurinder (Vicki) Bolina
Dr. Gurinder (Vicki) Bolina is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. She obtained her Master of Science Degree (M.S.) and Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) from Argosy University - Chicago Northwest Campus. Dr. Bolina has worked in several psychiatric hospitals, a school system, outpatient clinics, a university counseling center, a domestic voilence shelter, and a prison. She specializes in mood disorders and has extensive experience providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of issues.
Dr. Bolina's professional interests include childhood disorders, adolescent psychology, and family therapy. In addition to private practice, Dr. Bolina currently teaches at the University of Phoenix and for ITT Technical Institute teaching on-line psychology classes to both undergraduate and graduate level students.
Dr. Bolina joined the staff of Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2012 and provides individual and group psychotherapy to individuals residing in skilled nursing facilities around Metro Chicago. She is married and has two children.
Dr. Susan A. Samuel
Dr. Susan A. Samuel is Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois since 2012. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2005. Dr. Samuel went on to earn her Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) and Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2010. She completed a fellowship at the Chicago Center of Psychoanalysis in Chicago, Illinois, from October 2005 - June 2006.
Dr. Samuel has professional experience in a wide array of settings. She has worked in community mental health, student counseling centers, and psychiatric hospital settings. More recently, Dr. Samuel began working in private practice in DuPage County. She has expertise working with a varied client population and especially enjoys working on cross-cultural issues in psychology. Dr. Samuel is a native-speaker of Malayalam - an Asian-Indian dialect and semi-fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Samuel joined the staff of Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2012 and provides individual and group psychotherapy to individuals residing in skilled nursing facilities around Metro Chicago.
Mrs. Noha Khalifa
Mrs. Noha Khalifa joined the staff of Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. as a counseling extern working toward her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) certification. She is a credentialed Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Illinois. She completed her Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2011. Mrs. Khalifa has worked in social services since 2009, but has been committed to helping others as early as 2002. She has worked in a variety of capacities and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma. Her expertise includes dealing with issues of crisis intervention, domestic violence, homelessness, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Mrs. Khalifa is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Illinois Counseling Association.
Mrs. Khalifa was born in Cairo, Egypt, but grew up in Canada and currently resides in Chicago with her husband. She enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. She admires the diversity of different cultures, but also appreciates the underlying commonality that connects us all.