Counselors – Counseling

To speak with one of our counselors call 888-545-5707 or e-mail. Most people find that a brief phone call helps to get a feel for the counselor’s style, answer questions, and see if this might be a good fit. If you are not sure which counselor might be best for you, contact Dr. Charles Polcaster, Clinical Director. (Click the counselor’s name to reach them via e-mail)

Charles Polcaster, Ph.D. Clinical Director Email Me

With over 20 years in the counseling field, he brings experience, knowledge and maturity to lead the clinical team. He is a clinical counselor and corporate coach. Dr. Polcaster is known for his effective counseling with professionals and business leaders. He was a leader on the Allied Staff of Linden Oaks Hospital in Naperville for many years.

Jane Braun Ph.D., CSAT Email Me

Dr. Braun is a skilled clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the areas of Anxiety, Depression and Marriage & Family counseling. Jane has advanced training in neuropsychology and testing and sexual addiction therapy. She is well known for her ability to integrate faith with clinical issues.

Hobert R. (Rod) Ogilvie, MA, LCPC, CRADC Email Me

Recognized for his individual and group work with adults and adolescents, Rod is a highly experienced counselor in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has specialized training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Addictions. Rod was on the Allied Staff of Linden Oaks Hospital where he was coordinator of Christian-Based Programs.

Sara Gibson, MA, LCPC Email Me

Sara is an experienced therapist having served as case manager at Linden Oaks Edward Hospital in Naperville. She works with child, adolescents and adults and has experience with eating disorders as well as depression, anxiety, and other issues. She holds a masters degree in psychology.

Whitney McDaniel, MA, LCPC Email Me

Whitney is an experienced therapist having worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings at Linden Oaks Hospital. She specializes in adolescents, adults and families treating depression, anxiety, behavioral issues plus women’s and family issues. She has experience working with juvenile offenders at DuPage County Probation.

David M. (Mark) McIntyre, MA, LCPC, C.A.M.F, Email Me

With over 10 years experience, Mark is equipped to work with a wide array of issues. His experience includes treating behavioral problems, ADD, and sexual addictions, as well as working with adult individuals, children and adolescents, couples, and families. He is skilled in integrating spiritual-based counseling and psychotherapy.

Ofelia Miran, RNBC, LCPC, AMFT, C.A.M.F, Email Me

Combining an extensive background in the medical and educational settings with specialized training in marriage and family therapy, Ofelia is experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families.

Kristin Mikolite, MA, LCPC, C.R.A.D.C Email Me

Kristin enjoys working with adults as well as having special training and experience with children, adolescents and families. She also specializes in the areas of substance abuse. Kristin has broad experience addressing emotional and behavioral problems and issues related to depression, anxiety, and troubled relationships

Rick Hastings, MA, LCPC, CADC, C.A.M.F, Email Me

Rick is an experienced counselor with specialized training in addictions. He works well with adults and enjoys helping couples and families improve their relationships. He has extensive experience both inpatient and outpatient. Rick works at the Naperville and Plainfield offices.

Jan C. Licht, MA, LCPC, CAADC Email Me

Jan is a highly experienced counselor who has served clients in both outpatient and residential treatment settings.  She has extensive experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, family and other mental health issues.  Jan is a specialist in addiction issues and is a counselor in our DUI programs.  Jan works in our Plainfield and Naperville offices.

Troy Westercamp, M.A., LPC Email Me

Troy Westercamp has an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and an M.A. in Transformational Leadership.  Troy has extensive experience counseling in faith-based environments for over twelve years.  He is passionate about helping people develop healthy relationships, achieve personal growth and experience emotional wholeness.  Troy has extra training and experience in marriage and family counseling, anger management, and young adult counseling.

Kevin Huyser, MA, LCPC, C.A.M.F, Email Me

A skilled counselor known for his work with individual and family issues, Kevin is often called upon to work with some of the most difficult school-aged children and adolescents. Kevin has experience working as a consultant and service provider to private schools and was a member of the Allied Staff of Linden Oaks Hospital where he regularly conducted adolescent groups.

Alissa Goody, MA, LPC Email Me

Alissa works with adolescents on a variety of challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and family and relationship issues. She has specialized training in anxiety disorders in both children and adolescents. She holds a Master's in Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University and is also a counselor at Chicago Christian High School.

Adjunct Counselors

Steven R. Hoekstra, MA, LCPC, Clinical Director, Refuge Christian Counseling

Steve is experienced in numerous areas, has extensive counseling competence and is the founder and clinical director of Refuge.  Steve sees clients in both the South Holland and Frankfort offices. He can be reached at 708-339-2769, Ex. 0

Joy E. Eshleman, MA, LPC, Counselor, Refuge Christian Counseling

Joy has considerable experience, with a primary focus in grief, loss and life adjustments.  She is certified in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) interventions and assists in crisis cases in a variety of settings.  Joy works with individuals and families at the South Holland office.  She can be reached at 708-339-2769, Ex. 1.

Ashley E. Anderson, M.A., LCPC, Counselor, Refuge Christian Counseling

Ashley has experience working with a variety of clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, family systems, self-esteem, grief and loss, spiritual issues and relationships. Ashley is trained in Prepare/Enrich, an assessment for working with couples in marital or pre-marital counseling.  Ashley sees clients in the Chicago Loop office. She can be reached at 708-339-2769, Ex. 2

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