Meet the Therapists


BETSY WELLS, MA, LCPC

Betsy has 15 years of experience in the field of counseling services for individuals and their families. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from DePaul University. She is licensed with the State of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL# 180006857).

Betsy enjoys working with people motivated to address their issues with self-esteem, depression and anxiety, as well as, relationship issues and life transitions. Her specialty is assisting individuals in dealing with substance use and other addictions. She began her career working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and enjoys helping in managing these special issues.   

Betsy believes that people have within themselves the ability to thrive. She is committed to assisting clients in tapping into their internal resources, by meeting them where they're at and helping them attain their personal goals.  


WENDY GWALTNEY, BS, MS. C., LPC
C
ertified Parent Coach

Wendy has 30 years of experience in counseling, with a background in child development, parent education, and family systems. She is Master of Science prepared in Applied Family and Child Studies with an emphasis on Family Systems Dynamics and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and a Minor in Psychology. She is a Certified Parent Coach and is licensed with the State of Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor. (IL # 178009060).

Wendy focuses her energy on counseling individuals of all ages, couples and families. Parent Coaching is one of Wendy's passions and in this capacity she is able to support and guide parents on their journey through raising children in today's difficult and stressful atmosphere. Wendy has also provided National Parenting Training Programs in 8 states training parent educators on theory, skills, and techniques for psycho-educational parenting programming on Expectant Parents, Young Children, School Age Children, Parents of Teens and Parenting Young Adults.


Wendy supports the philosophy that by strengthening the family system each member of the family will experience a happier and healthier environment in which to live, grow and develop. In her work with individuals, she believes each person is blessed with their own unique strengths and skills and that by becoming aware of them, they can become the person they dream to be. 


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