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Medical Director | M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Eckburg

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | CADC, LCSW

Kevin Anderson

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | LMFT

Gail Logemann

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | LMFT

Karen Lauer

Director of Addiction Services | CADC, LCPC

Pat Spangler

Dr. Christina Warden
Doctor of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Clinical Director | DSW, LCSW

Dr. Christina Warden

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | CADC, LCPC

Amy Bruyn

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | LMFT

Renae Johnson

Michelle McCabe-Schafer
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | LMFT, CADC

Michelle McCabe-Schafer

Phil Curtin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker | LCSW

Phil Curtin

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC

Amanda Rezin

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC

Kemper Hill

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC

Linda Kayser

Mark Honzel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC

Mark Honzel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | LCSW, CADC

Lindsay Pozzi

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC, CADC, ATE

Charlotte “Cheri” Reed

Nikki Myers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC, CADC

Nikki Myers

Amara Rafiq
Licensed Professional Counselor | LPC, NCC

Amara Rafiq

Betsy Sanchez
Licensed Professional Counselor | LPC

Betsy Sanchez

Meredith Domanico
Licensed Professional Counselor | LPC

Meredith Domanico

Adam Figlewics
Licensed Professional Counselor | LPC

Adam Figlewicz

Mary Earle, LSW
Licensed Social Worker | LSW

Mary Earle

Jessica Butcher
Licensed Social Worker | LSW

Jessica Butcher

Tracey Bennett
Masters Level Therapist | CADC, MA, BA

Tracey Bennett

Kimberly Henderson
Licensed Social Worker | LSW

Kimberly Henderson

Gabrielle Cullen
Licensed Professional Counselor | MA, LPC

Gabrielle Cullen

Medical Director | M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Eckburg

Dr. Eckburg is a Board Certified Family Physician and has been serving the Rockford, Illinois area for over 18 years and has been the KP Counseling Medical Director since 2016. Originally from Pecatonica, he was educated and trained at the Universities of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Dr. Eckburg holds the following degrees:

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa, 1987
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1991
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1993
M.D. University of Illinois, 1994
In his spare time, Dr. Eckburg enjoys time with family, reading, and exercising.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | CADC, LCSW

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson brings more than 25 years of experience working in the mental health profession to kp counseling working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. He is a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor. Kevin’s experience includes inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency treatment and psychiatric hospital care.

An important aspect of his practice is redirecting and teaching individuals and families to see change in family dynamics as a crucial piece in working with psychiatric disorders. Kevin consults with physicians regarding medication management and to assist the flow of information between therapist, client, and doctor. He volunteers in various capacities with several schools and churches in the area.

Kevin enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and teenage son. Spirituality is a significant part of his personal life and is intertwined into his professional practice as well.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | LMFT

Gail Logemann

Gail Logemann has been working with kp counseling since 2002, providing support in areas of remarriage and stepfamilies, divorce recovery, individual and couples therapy, dating and relationship coaching, and men’s and women’s issues. A Rockford native, Gail has a master’s degree in Applied Family and Child Studies, with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is licensed by the state of Illinois in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a certified Aroma Freedom Technique practitioner, using essential oils to trigger a permanent shift in how we view ourselves and the world.

In addition to having a Christ-Centered approach to therapy, Gail has had 8 hours of Co-Parenting Training for court-ordered P.A.C.T. for divorcing parents, 40 hours of training for the School Crisis Assistance Team, she has specialized training in suicide prevention, and has attended numerous seminars and workshops in areas of her clinical interests. Prior to joining kp counseling, she was a Wisconsin state-certified police officer and EMT, and a volunteer firefighter. She had a small private therapy practice in Sycamore and worked as a counselor in the CHANCE Program at NIU. She also taught undergraduate courses for the Department of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences at NIU for three years.

Gail attends Forest City Church and has served in the singles community in the greater Rockford area and was a “Big Sister” for several years.

In addition to her passion for marriages and families, Gail enjoys fishing, shooting, beading, cooking, reading, canoeing, and campfires. She currently resides in Rockford and has an adult son living in Madison, Wisconsin, and is in the “rough draft” stage of writing a book on red flags in dating and how to date smarter.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | LMFT

Karen Lauer

Karen Lauer joined the KP counseling team in October 2007. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who has extended training in the areas of loss and trauma, interpersonal relations, and child and adolescent development. Karen primarily works with individuals in adolescence through adulthood who are going through life transitions, stress, loss, and trauma. She also provides treatment for individuals struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression, those navigating relationships challenges, and those looking to become healthier in all aspects of their lives.

Karen received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Iowa and a M.S. in Applied Family and Child Studies with a Specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University. While spirituality is very much a part of Karen’s life, she follows the client’s lead with their personal spiritual beliefs and strengths. Karen hopes that spiritual balance can serve as a guide both in and out of counseling to help individuals and families in their pursuit of health and healing.

Karen prefers to spend her personal time outdoors, traveling, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and Green Bay Packers, exercising, and being with her husband, family, and close friends.

Director of Addiction Services | CADC, LCPC

Pat Spangler

Pat Spangler joined the kp counseling team in December 2015. Prior to that, he worked at Rosecrance for more than 20 years where he worked with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. He helped to initiate programs to address the specific needs of young adults, clients suffering from opiate addiction, as well as individuals representing the aviation and fire protection services. Pat has also been a regional and national presenter on the topics of treating opiate addiction and working with the young adult population. Pat has completed several interviews offering insight from his longstanding, professional experience of working in the addictions field which has been included in the news, television, and radio.

Pat received his M.S.Ed at Northern Illinois University and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. He also is a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC), as well as a Medication, Assisted Addiction Treatment Professional (MAATP).

Pat enjoys working with young adults, adults, and older adults and has extensive experience working with clients in individual, family, and group counseling settings. Pat came to kp counseling to return to working directly with those in need and to return to his “roots” of counseling.

In his spare time, Pat enjoys spending time with his family and plays a variety of sports. He also helps coach youth softball and volleyball.

Doctor of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Clinical Director | DSW, LCSW

Dr. Christina Warden

Prior to counseling individuals, couples, and families, Christina worked in our community for over 15 years assisting individuals and families in crisis, victims of domestic violence, victims of rape/sexual assault, and youth-at-risk. Christina had the profound privilege of working within end-of-life with patients and families for several years prior to private practice counseling and ultimately joining KP Counseling. Christina earned her Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at Aurora University in Aurora, IL, and she has been an adjunct professor teaching both bachelor’s and master’s level coursework in social work for over 12 years.

Christina and her husband will celebrate 22 years of marriage this year, and they are very busy with their four children who are all involved in multiple sports and activities. Beyond her faith, her family, her friends and her work, Christina enjoys reading, writing, volunteering and spending time outdoors. Christina enjoys speaking in the community on topics related to mental health and well-being.  She is dedicated to working as a conduit in others’ lives to promote understanding and healing. Christina identifies most with cognitive-behavioral therapy traditionally, but operates from several modalities specializing in couples work, grief work, memory work, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD or survivors of trauma and more. She is certified in TF-CBT, CISM and Critical Response work, and she is experienced in working with first responders and veterans. She is licensed in both IL and WI.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | CADC, LCPC

Amy Bruyn

Amy joined kp counseling in 2014, after spending seven years working as certified alcohol and drug counselor in the addiction field. Most recently, she worked for a local substance abuse agency as an evening supervisor overseeing crisis, detox, inpatient, and outpatient clients and staff. Amy also completed a one-year internship at a local hospice and grief center.

Amy obtained her B.S. in Community Health at Western Illinois University and completed her graduate work at National Louis University where she received her M.S. in Community Counseling.

Amy’s favorite activities outside of kp counseling include spending time outside, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.

One of Amy’s favorite quotes is from Mary Anne Radmacher, “The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be… because of all I may become I will close my eyes and leap!”

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | LMFT

Renae Johnson

Renae joined the kp counseling team in September 2015. She has an Associate Marriage and Family Therapy license and experience working with individuals, families, and couples in the areas of relationship issues, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and parent-child issues. Renae received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Masters of Science in Applied Family and Child Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from NIU.

In her spare time, Renae enjoys attending church, boating, and spending time with family
and friends.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | LMFT, CADC

Michelle McCabe-Schafer

Michelle joined KP in December 2018, bringing with her 6.5 years of experience working in various settings as a therapist.

Michelle received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Illinois State University and her Master’s Degree in Applied Child and Family Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University.

Michelle has worked as an outpatient intern therapist in community mental health and a therapist in both residential and inpatient settings. She has experience working primarily with adolescents and young adults to maneuver crisis situations and life transitions. She also obtained her CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) certification and has worked with adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction issues. Michelle has experience helping people navigate depression, anxiety, self-esteem, identity exploration, school-related stress, addiction (substance-related), body image, anger management, and relationship stressors. Michelle enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families.

Michelle approaches counseling as a collaboration between therapist and client. She strives to be a supportive change agent helping to guide clients towards their goals.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, reading, playing games, and traveling.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker | LCSW

Phil Curtin

Joining KP Counseling in 2019, Phil Curtin is a licensed clinical social worker who brings over forty years of experience as a school social worker and psychotherapist. Phil worked full-time for many years in the Lowell, MA school system, an urban district with a diverse ethnic and economically challenged population, many of whom were trauma survivors.

After twenty-four years of being a school social worker providing direct service to emotionally and behaviorally disordered adolescents, Phil became director of Lowell’s social work department. Here the main focus was educating the social work staff and his district colleagues about the growing understanding of trauma’s serious negative impact on learning and behavior and, more importantly, about the emerging treatment approaches that helped survivors overcome adverse experiences and restore emotional balance to their lives. In his last four years in Lowell, Phil taught trauma studies an urban education master’s degree program as an adjunct professor at Fitchburg State University.

In addition to his school position, Phil worked part-time in private practice for over thirty years providing individual, couples, and group counseling. Treatment issues addressed included anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, character issues, and difficult life transitions, all of which were informed by studies of trauma treatment, brain function, and human development.

Phil’s counseling philosophy centers on the belief that effective emotional self-regulation allows us to live our most functional and satisfying lives. Regulation of our emotions depends on concrete skills we can learn, practice, and enhance at any point in our life’s journey.

Phil earned his B.A. in psychology and philosophy at Boston College and his MSW at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. His internships were at a school for the hearing impaired and a Veterans Administration hospital where he first worked with traumatized war veterans.

Outside of work, Phil enjoys spending time with family and friends but also retains a passion for reading and learning about what makes us tick. Currently, he is studying neurofeedback with the intention of soon incorporating this promising modality into his practice.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC

Amanda Rezin

Amanda has spent most of her life in the Rockford area. She joined the kp counseling team in 2018. She will be working with individuals from adolescence to adults. Amanda helps clients with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, emotional struggles, self-destructing behaviors, self-esteem, trauma, and other life struggles. Her genuine and empathetic demeanor creates a comfortable environment for the client to discuss important issues. Amanda believes that therapy can help her clients improve their quality of life, reach personal goals, enhance interpersonal relationships, and increase their resiliency.

Amanda earned her Associates of Arts from Rock Valley College, Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Rockford University, and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Judson University.

In addition to counseling, Amanda loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two children, gardening, playing basketball, working out, taking weekend road trips, walking her dog, and watching Netflix.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC

Kemper Hill

Kemper joined KP Counseling in 2020. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, (LCPC) and is certified as a Level 1 Theraplay play therapist.

Kemper was born and raised in the Rockford area and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Rockford University. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX.

Kemper works with children and adults ranging from three years old to adult. She has experience working with family issues, anxiety related issues, substance use, grief, trauma, depression, and child behavior issues, and parent-child issues. Kemper utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities, including play therapy, art therapy, and animal assisted therapy with her certified therapy dog, Tucker.

Kemper has a passion to help others create and sustain a fulfilling purposeful life and works to help them learn to own their story and love themselves.

Outside of work, Kemper loves spending time with her family and friends, playing games, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors with her two dogs.


Tucker

TuckerTucker is an English Yellow Labrador and has been part of the KP Counseling team since 2020. He is a certified therapy dog through Alliance of Therapy Dogs and has his Good Canine Citizen certification. 

Tucker works alongside his owner Kemper and comes to the Linden office each Monday. Tucker works well with young children and adults of all ages and needs.

You can be sure Tucker will always greet you with a wagging tail and a smile. 

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC

Linda Kayser

Linda Kayser joined KP Counseling in August of 2020. Linda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and has experience working with individuals, families, and groups in the areas of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, domestic violence, trauma, parent-child relationship, adoption issues and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s of Education in Counseling from Northern Illinois University.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC

Mark Honzel

Mark joined KP Counseling in 2020. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and is certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.

Mark is a lifelong resident of Rockford, graduating from Boylan Central Catholic High School. He earned an Associate in Arts from Rock Valley College, a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Mark retired after 21 years with the Rockford Police Department where he was a K9 handler and a field training officer.

Mark has experience working with teenagers and adults. He has experience working with substance abuse, grief, trauma, mental health, anxiety, depression, and family issues with youth and adults in a variety of settings including non-profit, law enforcement, and residential settings. Mark has experience working with first responders – law enforcement, corrections, firefighters, EMS, and nursing, as well as veterans. Mark also has professional and applied experience in crisis management and de-escalation strategies and techniques. Mark is passionate about working with others to obtain their full potential in life and believes that our past does not have to define us.

When not at work, Mark enjoys hunting, fishing, scuba diving, hiking, and being in nature with his wife and children.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | LCSW, CADC

Lindsay Pozzi

Lindsay provides individual & family counseling at KP. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults on a variety of issues including coping with depression, chronic pain, self-injury, anxiety, and substance use disorders. She has 17 years of experience in the Social Work/Mental Health field. Lindsay understands that seeking services can be difficult and she is here to help you through whatever you are facing.

Lindsay received her Bachelors of Science at Illinois State University and her Masters of Social Work at Aurora University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois and a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC) in Illinois.

When she is not in the office, Lindsay spends time with her husband and son, enjoying the outdoors and nature, and watching the Chicago Bears with her family and close friends. She is a spiritual person who also is an avid orca lover.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC, CADC, ATE

Charlotte “Cheri” Reed

Charlotte joined KP Counseling in February 2021. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), and with an adolescent treatment endorsement (ATE).

Charlotte has 17 years of working with adolescents, adults, children, and families in a variety of settings, including residential, outpatient, and recovery homes. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults with experience in addressing anxiety, depression, life transitions, personality disorders, substance abuse, parent-child relational issues, process addiction, low self-esteem, anger management, domestic violence, trauma, and LGBTQ-related issues.

Charlotte earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Northern Illinois University and went on to complete her Master’s Degree at National-Louis University. She uses a strength-based approach with cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectal-behavioral therapy, client-centered approach, and beliefs in helping people accomplish their own personal goals.

When not in the office, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family, watching Marvel movies with her kids, cooking and baking, going on bike rides and leisure walks with her little dog, Walter.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor | LCPC, CADC

Nikki Myers

Nikki is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master’s degree in 2018 with a Graduate Certificate in trauma counseling. Nikki has a passion for trauma work and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as hypnotherapy, and is a level 2 trained Reiki practitioner. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families, treating a variety of mental health concerns and challenges. Nikki aligns with a Rogerian approach, consisting of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and authenticity for clients. She realizes that not one counseling approach works with every client, so she incorporates many different theories and interventions in her work. Nikki meets clients where they are at and helps them to reach their goals so they can live a more congruent, fulfilling life.

In Nikki’s spare time she enjoys spending time her family, friends, and her pets. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, and working in her yard.

Licensed Professional Counselor | LPC, NCC

Amara Rafiq

Amara Rafiq is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology and her Master of Science in Education in Counseling degrees from Northern Illinois University. Additionally, she holds a Professional Educator License and has experience working as a school counselor—assisting middle and high school students with their social-emotional, academic, and college/career goals.

Passionate about her work in the mental health field, Amara helps individuals manage their mental health concerns. She is experienced in conducting both individual and group counseling sessions on topics including anxiety, emotional regulation,  stress management, and multicultural counseling. 

Using person-centered therapy, she emphasizes the use of a non-judgmental approach to counseling. She utilizes the core conditions of counseling—genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy—to support clients working through issues of distress. Amara’s goal is to help individuals live their best life and achieve personal fulfillment.

In her free time, Amara enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, volunteering, and giving back to her community. 

Amara is currently under the supervision of Sonya McDevitt, LCPC.

Licensed Professional Counselor | LPC

Betsy Sanchez

Betsy completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Augustana College and a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling through National Louis University. Betsy uses a strengths based approach to assist clients in solving problems and rebuilding connections with the end goal of working towards a more balanced future. She believes that giving a voice to one’s story is a huge part of working through past hurdles in life. Betsy uses an integrated approach using a variety of treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Trauma Focused and Reality Based Therapy.

Betsy’s previous work history includes working with DCFS involved families as well as being a supervisor at a residential facility for individuals with persistent mental illness. Most recently working as a school therapist at a therapeutic school. Betsy has vast experience in working with: persistent mental illness, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Trauma and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Mood Disorders, relationship issues, self-esteem issues as well as the LGBTQ community. Throughout her career, Betsy has worked with adolescents and as well as adults. She has also assisted people in dealing with issues surrounding disabilities, multicultural issues, family dynamics, complex trauma and PTSD. Betsy has completed training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She is Bilingual, speaking Spanish and English.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children and family. As well as traveling and reading.

Betsy is currently under the supervision of Amy Bruyn, LCPC.

Licensed Professional Counselor | LPC

Meredith Domanico

Meredith joined KP Counseling in July 2022. Meredith earned her Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Judson University.

Meredith describes life as a journey filled with great experiences, hard times, seasons we find ourselves celebrating, and ones we wish we could forget. It is her desire to help individuals find their true, healthy selves no matter what they are currently experiencing. She believes that all people are capable of growth and change. Meredith finds it an honor, joy, and privilege to get to know one’s story, understand their uniqueness, and journey alongside them.

Meredith particularly enjoys working with individuals 11 & up to help them navigate the season of life in which they find themself and any struggles that they might be facing. Though she tailors her therapeutic approach to the individual who sits across from her, the primary purpose is to create a strong, trusting relationship with her clients where they feel safe to talk about anything. Meredith’s goal is to empower individuals with the tools and support necessary to get to where they want to be. Meredith also integrates faith-focused interventions for those clients who desire that direction of care.

Outside the office Meredith enjoys spending time with her family and friends, tending to her numerous houseplants, and working out.

Meredith is currently under the supervision of Amy Bruyn, LCPC.

Licensed Professional Counselor | LPC

Adam Figlewicz

Adam Figlewicz joined KP Counseling in 2022. Prior to joining KP Counseling, he worked in outpatient and community mental health, specializing in adults with severe mental health disorders. During that time, Adam also presented for the National Council on Behavioral Health to develop program standards and tracking for medication adherence. He also developed an outpatient depression support group and engaged in several presentations surrounding trauma informed care.
Adam completed his MSEd degree in 2016 from Northern Illinois University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois.
Adam enjoys working with young adults, adults, and older adults in individual settings, as well as, couples. He uses an integrated approach, focusing on elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy to meet each person where they are at in their counseling journey.
In his free time, Adam enjoys being in nature, gaming, and spending time with friends.
Adam is currently under the supervision of Sonya McDevitt, LCPC.
Licensed Social Worker | LSW

Mary Earle

Mary joined kp counseling in November 2022 but has been providing mental health services through various programs in Rockford for 8 years. Mary earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Memphis, her Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and obtained licensure as an LSW in May, 2022. Mary believes that you are the expert on your lived experiences with endless strengths and abilities. Mary utilizes a holistic and strengths-based approach in every interaction. Her goal is to meet you where you are, let you decide where you want to go, and help you get there on your terms. Mary is dedicated to promoting social justice, equity, and respect for all persons. She strives to provide an atmosphere in which you feel safe to find and express your story.

Mary has experience providing counseling and support to various populations in a variety of settings. She has worked with families and individuals coping with veterans’ affairs, homelessness, change/adjustment, persistent and progressive mental illness, domestic/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV), the child welfare system, substance abuse, co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnoses, complex, developmental, and intergenerational trauma disorders, grief and loss, chronic illnesses, anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, trauma-response personality and behavioral disorders, women’s health issues, and the LGBTQ population. Mary can offer tools and techniques for behavioral and cognitive re-framing for adolescents and adults struggling with ADHD, neurodivergence, and executive functioning disorders. She has experience with those families and individuals coping with body image and/or disordered eating behaviors (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, etc.). Mary utilizes a variety of therapy modalities based on your needs and preferences such as mindfulness and trauma-focused CBT, DBT, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, narrative therapy, and social justice/multicultural therapy.

In her spare time, Mary enjoys traveling, watching theater, spending time with family and friends, and working on her own personal and spiritual growth.

Mary is currently under the supervision of Ashley Phillips, LCSW.

Licensed Social Worker | LSW

Jessica Butcher

Jessica Butcher joined KP in 2023. She attended Aurora University where she graduated with her MSW in 2022 and later obtained licensure as an LSW. Her experience working with children, adolescents and young adults allows for versatile support in sessions. She has worked with individuals in the areas of bullying, life transitions, learning disabilities, anxiety and depression. When working with individuals, Jessica aims to build healthy therapeutic relationships with her clients in order to create a safe place to grow and heal. Her goal is to meet you where you are and empower you to get to where you want to be. She utilizes different modalities such as play therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness techniques.

In her spare time Jessica enjoys baking and traveling with her family and finding another new adventure with her friends.

Jessica is currently under the supervision of Dr. Christina Warden, LCSW.

Masters Level Therapist | CADC, MA, BA

Tracey Bennett

Tracey Bennett has over 13 years of proficiency in Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services. In her past ten-year career at Haymarket Rehabilitation Center in Chicago Illinois, she has worked as a Licensed Substance Abuse counselor, Human Trafficking Recovery Coach (LBGTQ) Women Survivors, Lead Case Manager in Drug Court and TASC, Case Manager Opioid Crisis Intervention, Trauma Informed Care at Inner Voice (2018-2020) Crisis Case-Manager for homeless population in Transitional Housing and Homeless Veterans. A Safe Haven as Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) Treatment Counselor for Drug Court Clients.

Tracey Bennett passion and specialties in Trauma Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction and Client Centered Approach and Substance Abuse, Criminal Thinking, Co-Occurring Disorders and Evidenced Based Practices and Medicated Assistance Treatment (MAT).

Tracey Bennett earned Master’s degree at University of Phoenix in 2023, Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences in 2018 at National Louis University, Associates Degree at Kennedy King College Social Work Generalist and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in 2015.

Tracey Bennett personally lives a Christian lifestyle and serves at Wayside Chapel in Chicago Illinois ,as Leader of Women of Faith Women’s and Childrens Ministry.

Tracey Bennett currently works at KP Counseling in Rockford Illinois as a Mental Health Therapist.

Tracey is currently under the supervision of Sonya McDevitt, LCPC.

Licensed Social Worker | LSW

Kimberly Henderson

Kim joined the kp counseling team in 2023. She has earned her Associates of Arts from Rock Valley College, Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Rockford University, and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the kp team she worked in the Rockford area primarily with children, adolescents, and their families dealing with a variety of issues.

Kim believes it is a privilege to journey with individuals and families as they may navigate the ups and downs of life. Kim will be working with individuals from adolescence to adults. She is available to help clients with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, emotional struggles, self-destructing behaviors, self-esteem, trauma, and other life struggles. She prioritizes empathy and validation and honors each person as an expert on themselves. Kim believes that her role as a therapist is truly as a guide to help her clients move toward healing and living more fully actualized lives.

Kim employs a variety of therapeutic techniques with her clients, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), solution-focused, and motivational interviewing approaches. Kim also values incorporating faith-based principles in therapy if clients desire.

In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time outdoors, expressing creativity through art, and watching Netflix. Along with spending time with friends and family and volunteering at her church.

Kim is currently under the supervision of Ashley Phillips, LCSW.

Licensed Professional Counselor | MA, LPC

Gabrielle Cullen

I earned a BA in Psychology from Loras College in May of 2020 and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lewis University in December of 2022. I have experience working with various populations including adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, interpersonal, relational and self-esteem concerns, and life transitions. I believe everyone is unique and has their own story to tell. It is a passion of mine to help individuals navigate life’s challenges. I value the importance of building a nonjudgmental, trusting, caring, and supportive therapeutic relationship with clients. I use a collaborative and active approach to help clients become aware of their strengths and resources that will aid them in their journey toward healing.

I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and reading.

Gabrielle is currently under the supervision of Amy Bruyn, LCPC.

**Announcement**
On July 30th, our current electronic health system will transition to a new and advanced system to better serve you: Athena. Prior to the transition date, you will be sent a registration link to create a new patient account in Athena. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your therapist, or call our office to speak to a staff member.  

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